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Our place in history
Camden residents recount Huguenot ancestry
Jacques Fountaine
A copy of Risher ancestor Jacques Fontaine's memoirs.
Local Camden residents Col. Lanning Risher and Dr. John DuBose III are two men whose ancestry can clearly be traced back to the Huguenots who fled France in the late 1600s and early 1700s. Recently retired, these men -- who have spent their working lives in the Camden community -- recounted their family stories. Col. Lanning Risher served as headmaster for Camden Military Academy from 1958 to 1995.