John Uriah Coogler Family

John Uriah Coogler, d. 4 Dec 1860 (Age 84 yrs., 9 mos.), lived on the Broad River Road near the present town of Irmo. His first wife, Elizabeth, d. 19 Sept 1841 (Age 71 yrs. 2 mos.), may have been a Stack, possibly a sister of Abraham Stack who was a son of Jacob Stack, Sr. near Irmo in the late Colonial period.

In 1858, Edward Hamilton Stack, son of Lewis Stack, brought an equity suit against Uriah Coogler over a tract that Coogler had bought from the estate of Hamilton Stack's father (Lewis Stack). This land had been left to Lewis Stack by his father, Abraham Stack. In these records Uriah Coogler was said to be an Uncle of Hamilton Stack.

John Uriah Coogler's second wife was named Mary Magdalene, and is said to have been a Lybrand. She was born about 1816 and, after Uriah Coogler's death, remarried in 1871 to William McConnell. John Uriah Coogler was said to have operated and owned an Inn. He and first wife are buried in a family cemetery near the old home place.

There were five children by Uriah Coogler's first wife and one daughter by his second wife.

I. Joseph Coogler, b. about 1803, d. 4 Feb 1877, m. Jemima Bouknight, b. about 1809, d. June 1890, d/o John Bouknight and Anna Younginer.

     A. Robert E. Coogler, b. about 1827, d. Civil War at Sullivanís Island, S.C., m. 22 Aug 1852, Amanda Susannah Younginer, b. about 1836 d/o Daniel Younginer and Susannah Weed.

     B. Mary Ann Coogler, b. 10 Nov 1829, d. 7 May 1900, m. Jesse Lee Derrick, b. 3 May 1827, d. 9 May 1874, s/o Jacob Derrick and Nancy Anna Meetze. They are buried at Salem Methodist Church, Ballentine, S.C.

     C. Louisa Rebecca Coogler, b. 29 Apr 1832, d. 23 Aug 1886, m. Samuel Jesse Meetze, b. 9 Feb 1829, d. 9 May 1904, s/o Jesse Meetze and Charity Mathias. Bur. St. Andrews Lutheran Church, Columbia, SC.

     D. John W. Coogler, b. about 1835, m. 14 Jan 1858, Frances J. Morgan, buried in John Coogler cemetery near Irmo.

     E. Amanda E. Coogler, b. 28 March 1842, d. 27 Apr 1917, m. Elijah Sherod Meetze, b. 5 Feb 1835, d. 2 Apr 1915, brother of Samuel Jesse Meetze. Amanda is buried at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Irmo, SC. Elijah Sherod Meetze is buried at Union Methodist, Irmo, SC.

     F. Samuel Coogler, b. about 1844.

     G. Joseph Pinckney Coogler, b. 10 June 1846, d. 15 July 1889, m. Milly Ann C. Ellisor, b. 6 March 1848, d. 19 Nov 1929, d/o William Ellisor and wife, Martha A. E. Metz.They are buried in family cemetery near Irmo, S.C.

     H. Franklin M. Coogler b. ca 1848 m. Sarah A. __, b. March 1843. They moved to Whitfield County, GA.

      I. Silas M. (Tally) Coogler, b. 10 Feb 1850, d. 17 May 1925, m. Charlotte Jessonia Bouknight, b. 12 Apr 1853, d. 23 May 1933, d/o Joel Bouknight & Catherine Rhea. They are buried at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Irmo, S.C.

II. Millie Coogler, b. about 1805, m. Adam Metz, b. about 1795, son of George Metz and wife, Mary. This couple, along with the family of George Metz, moved to Floyd county, Georgia. Millie was living in Whitfield Co., Ga, a widow, at time of the death of John Uriah Coogler. Thereafter she moved back to Lexington Co.

     A. Martha A. E. Metz, b. 18 Nov 1820, d. 26 March 1904, m. William Ellisor, b. 23 Dec 1813, d. 12 Sept 1881. Buried Shady Grove Methodist Church, Richland, Co., SC.

     B. Sarah Ann Metz, b. about 1833.

     C. Hugh C. Metz, b. about 1836, living in John Uriah Coogler's home in 1860. D. Adam Metz, b. about 1840.

III. Sarah Coogler, b. about 1810, m. 4 Dec 1828, to (1) John Henry Koon, Jr., s/o John Henry Koon, Sr. and wife, Mary, and m. (2), 29 Jan 1843, Benjamin Sligh. Benjamin Sligh d. Jan 1857.

     A. Mary Elizabeth Koon, b. about 1830, d. 18 Jan 1923, m. 28 Apr 1853, James David Derrick, b. Sept 1834, son of Jacob Derrick and Nancy Anna Meetze. Mary Elizabeth Koon Derrick is buried at Bethel Methodist Church in Richland Co., S.C.

     B. William (Billy) Walter Koon, b. Dec 1837, d. 8 July 1919, m. 28 Sept 1859, Anna Elizabeth Riddle, b. 11 Jan 1844, d. 11 March 1927, daughter of Lewis Riddle and Sarah Ann Hendrix. They are buried at Pond Branch Methodist Church Cemetery, Gilbert, SC.

     C. Sarah Malissa Koon, b. March 1839 or 1840, d. 15 March 1931, m. 1898 as second wife, George D. Ellisor, b. Nov 1850, d. 17 Aug 1932, son of John Ellisor and wife, Susannah. George D. Ellisor's first wife was Ellen Fulmer who d. 1896. Sarah Malissa Koon and George D. Ellisor are buried at Bethel Methodist Church, Richland County, SC.

     D. Katherine Koon, b. Jan 1842, d. 2 July 1940, m. Paul Washington Shealy, b. 1 Oct 1845, d. 9 Oct 1927, s/o John Shealy and Lavenia Bowers. They are buried at Rosemont Cemetery, Clinton, SC.

    Children of Sarah Coogler Koon and Benjamin Sligh.

    E. Joseph Anderson Sligh, b. about 1849, d. 7 Feb 1936, m. Ellen Quilla Shealy and lived at Gilbert.

     F. Solomon (Sol) Jefferson Sligh, b. 25 Oct 1855, d. 26 Nov 1929, m. Elizabeth Lodosky Eleazer and lived in Columbia.

     G. Mary Magdalene Sligh, died as a child.

IV. Mary Coogler, b. 8 Oct 1813, d. 8 Jan 1863, m. 3 Dec 1829, Rev. Samuel Bouknight, b. 6 Sept 1806, d. 30 June 1876, s/o John Bouknight and Anna Younginer. They had seven children. After the death of Mary Coogler Bouknight, Rev. Bouknight m. 21 Dec 1866, Mrs. Rebecca Simpson.

     A. Anderson Pinckney Bouknight, b. 3 Dec 1837, d. 22 Sept 1926, m. 18 Jan 1881, Leila Rebecca Hoyt.

     B. Sidney Jones Bouknight, b. 11 Jan 1841.

     C. Arthur Samuel Sumpter Bouknight, b. 23 March 1843, d. 23 Jan 1896, m. Georgia Mitchell.

     D. Hilliard Pickens Bouknight, b. 21 July 1845, d. 7 May 1906, m. Eugenia C. Wise, d/o Jeremiah Wise & Elizabeth Fellers.

     E. Henry Talley Bouknight, b. 23 Sept 1849, d. 22 Aug 1853.

     F. John Franklin Bouknight, b. 8 Apr 1852.

     G. James Robert Bouknight, b. 13 Aug 1858, d. 8 Sept 1939, m. Anna Derrick, b. about 1872, d. 6 May 1952, d/o John Samuel Derrick and Joannah Elizabeth Caughman

V. Jesse Coogler, b. 7 June 1817, d. 6 May 1890, m. 8 Feb 1838, Sparta Metz, b. 17 Apr 1820, d. 28 March 1911, d/o Joseph Metz and Catharine Smith. Sparta Metz's parents had moved, before 1838, to Henry County, GA (The Southern Times, 16 Feb 1838). Jesse and Sparta Coogler at first lived in Lexington District then moved, about 1851, to Henry County, now Clayton Co., GA, where he prospered as a merchant until the Civil War. Jesse Coogler and wife are buried at Jonesboro Town Cemetery.

     A. Lavinia A. Coogler, b. 1840, d. 24 Feb 1904, m. David Tyier Caughman, b. 1845, d. 28 Feb 1904, s/o Andrew Caughman and Elizabeth Harmon. They are buried at Jonesboro Town Cemetery.

     B. Andrew Capp Coogler, b. 24 Dec 1842, d. 4 May 1919, m. Sarah Caroline Buff, b. Feb 1842, d. 28 June 1923, d/o John Buff and Rachel Hook. They are buried at College Park Cemetery, College Park, GA.

     C. Joseph Luther Coogler, b. 25 Feb 1850, d. 3 March 1928, m. (1) 11 Apr 1869, Emma Robinson. J. L. Coogler remarried Leila __, b. 6 Aug 1869, d. 25 March 1947. J. L. Coogler and second wife are buried at Jonesboro Town Cemetery.

     D. Bolen Coogler, b. 8 Jan 1852, d. 22 Nov 1934, m. 13 Dec 1874, Margaret Angeline Pate, b. 19 Aug 1859, d. 29 Dec 1949. Bolen Coogler was a harnessmaker, later an agricultural agent for Clayton County, Georgia. Bolen Coogler and wife are buried at College Park Cemetery.

     E. Sidney Jones Coogler, b. 4 Aug 1854, d. 18 Aug 1922, m. 24 July 1883, Edna Josephine Stanfield, b. 1 Nov 1860, d. 1 July 1952, of Hampton, Georgia. A biographical sketch of Sidney J. Coogler is found in L. L. Knights "Georgia and Georgians" (1917). Sidney J. Coogler moved to Atlanta in 1885 and in 1892 became a member of the Atlanta police force. In 1907 he was made chief probation officer of the city, a department which he is given much credit in establishing and which position he held for 28 years. Sidney J. Coogler and wife are buried at Jonesboro Town Cemetery.

     F. Epsey C. Coogler, b. 23 July 1859, d. 22 Jan 1939, m. (1) 1 Feb 1881, W. R. Moore, b. 7 March 1844, d. 7 Feb 1896. Epsey Coogler and first husband are buried at Jonesboro Town Cemetery. After the death of her first husband Epsey Coogler Moore moved to Atlanta and remarried Andrew L. Bennett.

     G. Arthur B. Coogler, b. Nov 1862, d. 4 Jan 1954, m. 19 Feb 1882, Ellen Niles, b. 17 Aug 1866 d. 10 Apr 1939. They are buried at College Park Cemetery. They lived in Riverdale, GA.

VI. Judy Ann Coogler, b. Jan 1847, d. 18 Apr 1857, was a child of John Uriah Coogler and second wife, Mary Magdalene.

Bio posted 26 May 2004