Thanks very much for your information about Anna Coger. I haven't looked at all of his manuscripts, but I don't believe that Tappan Adney (my wife's grandfather), who did most of the early research on the Adney family, documented the parentage of Anna/Nancy Coger. I have his original typed manuscript, and his only mentions of Anna are:
1. "..he married (1) Nancy Coger, born in Virginia, died 1843 from stroke of paralysis, buried in a private burying-ground on the East Fork of Whitewater on what is now the Jarvis Place." (Note: Tappan Adney did most of his research in the early 1900s, and very little after 1921.)
2."A story is told of the days in Virginia how Dan and Nancy Coger came to marry. Dan had a neighbor Old Man Tinger, who one day said to dan: 'Dan, I want to tell you where to get a woman. The place for the horse-trough is in the stable; the place for a woman is at home. You go and marry Nancy Coger.' For Nancy, as the tradition goes on, was a sort of 'home girl.' She did not go out to dances so much as the other girls. Nancy bore him eleven children."
Tappan does not document the source of this story, unfortunately.
Well, your news affects the parentage of Nancy Coger to the extent that it is shown in my published data. I can't remember, at the moment, the source of the parentage of Nancy Coger, but I will try to find out where that came from, and will change the data in my (web) published genealogies.
The positive aspect is that the name appears to be correct (Anna or Nancy!)--and her father was probably Peter, half-brother of Jacob, according to your knowledge of the family.
Thanks for letting me know about this, and I hope that others interested in the Adney family will note your correction.
(By the way, are you in the UK? "Spanner" is British term for what we call a "wrench," or in this context, a "monkeywrench.")