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Posted by: Dee Cogar Bright Date: August 29, 2000 at 20:45:03
In Reply to: Re: KOGER/COGER/COGAR Variations WV USA by Kathleen Gloyne of 468

Hi Kathleen,

This is your long lost cousin Dee. I have been reading with interest your Cogar data. Please know that I have spent well over 30 years plus doing research on our Cogar ancestry. Have done miles of legwork to the various courthouses, archives, libraries, cemeteries, personal interviews, etc., and know without a doubt that our W. Va. Cogar line IS NOT descended from the immigrant Jacob Koger. Please don't continue to perpetuate this myth. I don't know where Lisa Gregory got her information if she is saying that we are descended from the immigrant Jacob. The Pennsylvania Church records states differently. I have seen them and know they exist. John Nicholas Koger was the father of (1) John, b. Sept. 3, 1736, (2) Anna Elisabetha, b. Dec. 2, 1738, (3) John Michael, b. Mar. 10, 1740, (4) John Jacob, b. Sept. 4, 1741, (5) Anna Catharina, b. May 17, 1743, *(6) John Peter, b. Sept. 17, 1753, was born after the death of John Nicholas Koger to his widow Maria Elisabetha Wilheit who by then was living with Godfrey Hambleton and who is presumed to be the father to John Peter.

If the immigrant Jacob Koger was the father to our ancestor, then he was having an affair with his sister-in-law. There is no documented proof anywhere that Jacob Koger was father to our (John) Peter Coger. I do know that the immigrant Jacob Koger was documented as living in Hallifax Co., Virginia, in 1754.

Our ancestor (John) Peter Coger was raised in Rockingham County, Va., stated in his own words on his Revolutionary War pension application. I have been to Rockingham Co., Elkton, Va., and to the Hawksbill area and also to Halifax Co., Pittsyvania Co., Henry Co., Patrick Co., Franklin and Botetourt Cos., as well as other Virginia counties, doing research on our ancestors.

"Been there, done that!" and know of what I speak.



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