My full legal name is Nan Rucker Licklider Kenton, three good surnames. I was born in May, 1946, in St. Louis, MO.
My family is predominently English and German. Col. John Seward fought in the Revolutionary War. My great-grandfather, August Herman Eilers, came to the United States from Germany as a boy in the mid 1800's. Another ancestor, Johann Conrad Leichlieter, came from Germany in the 18th Century. Rucker is my paternal grandmother's maiden name, and I have been unable to find anything on her. On my maternal grandmother's side, the Lawrence family traces back to the 12th Century and the Crusades.
I would appreciate any help I can get with my research, and if any of these names strike a familiar chord with you, please let me know. I may have some interesting information to help you out.