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Re: Joseph Koger, Jr and Nicholas Koger connections
Posted by: ROBERT WILLIAMS (ID *****7849) Date: July 06, 2002 at 15:29:08
In Reply to: Joseph Koger, Jr and Nicholas Koger connections by Carla Nelson of 467

I am not sure what happened to Joseph Koger III's remains. Some say he was buried in Mississippi, some say in SC. One reference indicates he was buried at Chapel Hill, Noxubee County, Miss. There is some confusion about Joseph Koger II and Joseph Koger III, some researchers/writers give the impression that there was only one man and give the impression Joseph Koger II passed away in 1866 not 1835..

Joseph Koger Risher married his first cousin Havillah Williams. Havillah's parents were Abraham Williams and Harriet Risher, Benjamin Risher, Jr. was her brother. Joseph Koger Risher's daughter, Martha Anne Risher, married Henry Allen Williams. I have come across one researcher that indicates Henry and Martha only had one child, the Sarah Williams mentioned by you in your last posting. To the best of my knowledge there were nine children including Henry Bass Williams, my grandfather. A number of Marhta Risher Williams' children moved to St. Augustine, Florida.

Not sure if you have it in your files, Benjamin Risher, Jr and Mary Koger had three sons. Benjamin Risher, III; Francis Fontaine Risher; and Joseph Koger Risher. Francis Fontaine Risher married Havillah Williams' sister Hariet. Francis passed away in his mid twenties. He had two children,one was a son named Joseph Koger Risher.
This Joseph Koger Risher and his uncle of the same name are often confused, probably due to the common name
and the fact they lived within a few miles of one another.

The older Joseph Koger Risher had a son named Henry B. Risher who was born about the same time frame around 1832 as the younger J.K. Risher. Henry was in his 30's when he died at Petersburg, Virginia in 1864.

If you want, I can send information about Henry Allen Williams' and Martha Anne Risher's children to your email address. One of Henry's first cousins was Martha Anne Risher's mother Havillah.


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