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William Koger born in Wayne County, Ky
Posted by: Alfred C. Ellis Date: July 19, 2000 at 21:08:12
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I am seeking information of the William Koger listed below. He was born in Wayne County, KY @ 1835. Does anyone know his father's name. Reference is made to him, his brothers, and father in the excerpt below. His father lived on Sand Mountain. According to the information below the Kogers settled in Dekalb County, Al @ 1849.

Taken from William Koger's Application to Southern Claims 1874:

My name is William Koger, age 39 years, residence five miles from Valley Head. I am a farmer and am the claimant. I had farmed all my life. I moved to the farm from which my property was taken in the spring of 1862. I was born in Wayne County, Kentucky, but I have been in Dekalb Co Ala about 25 years.


I had three brothers in the Union Army and one brother-in-law. Their names were John P. Koger, Ebin E. Koger, and Granville Koger, and the brother-in-law Nathan P. Bouldin. John P. Koger was in the 12th Tennessee Cavalry. The others all belonged to the same regiment I did-1st Ala-Tenn Vidette Cav., Union.

I started to take my family across the Tennessee River into the federal lines, and got there to my father's on top of Sand Mountain when I found I had left some business unfinished which brought me back when I found Capt. Alfred Long making up a company of Cavalry for the Federal Army.


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