September 1998 Message Archive

Date: Sep 1, 1998; 17:13
Jana Cooksey Cherrill

Nelson, I am trying to trace a Sarah Ellen Womack, who married John T Stratton, and reputedly came from MO. She would be my gggranmother. I only know dates for her daughter's husband, George Thomas Cooksey, b17 Sep 1875, d 1960's?. They lived in Reed, OK. Could this be your listed Sarah, daughter of Abner T Womack and Lucinda Hahn? Let me know what you find! Regards, Jana Cooksey Cherrill

Date: Sep 2, 1998; 22:00
Tracie Joyner

HELP ME PLEASE!!!!! I am searching for a HENRY ALBERT WOMACK from Mississippi & Louisiana.. He probably was born in the mid 1800's in MS. I am told by my great uncle Robert Womack that he believes this is the name of his grandfather. My great grandfather and Roberts father's name is JACOB MOORE WOMACK. Uncle Robert gave me some other names of Henry's children,( but he did not know all of them): JOSEPH, WATSON & DELLA. and he said Henry had a brother named WAYNE. Uncle Robert also says that Henry was a Captain in the Civil War and was a prisioner in Vicksburg. After his release he went into Louisiana...he left a wife and child behind. But we are not sure if he left them in MS or somewhere else.(Could it be possible that he changed his name because he left them behind?) Also Henry bought around 640 acres in the Chatham LA area...I have checked the land records for LA....but can not really determine anything. My uncle also said Henry Albert died in California in 1942. If any of these names ring a bell please let me know. Thank you.

Date: Sep 3, 1998; 23:31

I found this surfin on a query page for Jackson Co or Coosa District AL. Have no idea if this person has been on WGN yet but the names have.. WOMACK--Looking for the parents of Wm R WOMACK, b 10/20/1807, NC. Married one Jane SCOTT, had one son 1828, Francis Marion. Married one Hannah ?, b ?, they had children in AL (probably Jackson Co). He owned property there, 2 40 acre plots, near TN border. Family was usually with Wm "Buck" WOMACK and Sara McBee WOMACK family. All were on MO census in 1850 where Wm R had more children. Hannah died and he married my ggrandmother, Lucy WOMACK, dau of Wm Buck and Sara WOMACK, in 1854. Does any of this sound familiar? For more information, contact Joyce L Martin at

Date: Sep 4, 1998; 20:49
Mike Snider

I am looking for information on two of my 3rd great grandmothers: Nancy Wommack was born 07/10/1784 in Halifax, VA, died 11/04/1851 in New Hope, Lincoln Co., MO. She married William Watts, and had 9 children. Jane Wommack, born 12/21/1800 in Sumner Co., TN, died 03/27/1848 in St. Louis, MO. She married Bryson "Brice" Wiseman Hammack in 1817 and was the mother of 10 children. I am totally at a loss as to any information about these two women, and would be most appreciative for any help anyone might give me. I would be happy to share any information I have.

Date: Sep 7, 1998; 13:43
Farris W. Womack

William Harrison Womack, b. abt 1840, married Harriet Euline Smith, moved to Independence County Arkansas abt 1878.9. Children were: 09-05-1861 00-00-0000?137 John Emanuel 09-05-1861 11-12-1900 39 Dora Ann 01-02-1863 00-00-1923 60 William Harrison, Jr 12-31-1864 00-00-0000 133 Joel Gilbert 08-19-1867 00-00-0000 131 Emma 04-23-1870 00-00-1906 36 Frances D. 09-06-1871 11-16-1874 3 Sarah Elmirah 10-25-1875 00-00-0000 122 Ollie L. 02-14-1877 12-13-1956 79 Martha A. 01-13-1878 11-23-1935 57 Franklin Floyd Can anyone help with the ancestors of WHW, SR?

Date: Sep 7, 1998; 22:23

Will Joe Green and Bruce Womack please contact me ASAP. Both of these addresses failed when I tried to use them. I cannot add them to the researcher index until I get working email addresses. -Mark

Date: Sep 8, 1998; 02:23

Site update complete for 09/07/98. New feature and source articles. Over 200 Womack researchers now listed. A new look for the WGN home page. Let me know what you think! -Mark

Date: Sep 8, 1998; 22:21
Darrel & Judy Womack

The new format is fantastic. The article about the Womack/White Cemetery was good, I have pictures of the Womack headstones, when we were there in 97. we also have pictures from the Morgan Cemetery, of Womacks. Any one needing a copy let us know. Keep up the good work Mark.

Date: Sep 10, 1998; 18:42
Jan Womack

Anyone related to the late Edgar C Womack, US Marines circa 1940's?

Date: Sep 11, 1998; 20:14
Claytie Reed Shipley

I am new at this researching on the computer. However I have been doing it at other sources for s3everal years. Maybe we can find links. My gggrandfather was John Newton Womack(Newt) twin of James Jasper Womack b.9/2/1828 d.3/30/1895.He married Julia Ann Scott4/8/1850.(His twin brother married Julia Ann Parker 8/15/1850. The 1860 Census shows Newt as having 4 children:Abraham 7,Amanda 5, Buchanana 3, and Martin 1. My ggrandfather was not on there as he wasn't born yet. Tolbert Itus Womack was born 1879 died 1947. He married 3 times #1/Mollie Armstrong b?d?m? 1 child Ellis Snow Womack b.1/7/1903 d.3/28/1936(he married Elizabeth Kizer). He was employeed as a Salesman for Modern Bread in Nashville, Tennessee. He is buried in Spring Hill Cemetery.,Nashville,Tennessee. #2/Emma Arnold b?d?m? 1 child Daisy Mai Womack Rigsby.b.2-14-1905 d.2-13-1974(this is my grandmother.) #3/Jennie George Harrell b1889 d.1947(they died 1 week apart)Both buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Murfreesboro, Tennessee where they lived and died. Daisy Mai Womack married Floyd Tilford Rigsby 10/23/1920 he died 2-1960 (Floyd and Daisy are also buried Evergreen.

Date: Sep 11, 1998; 21:46
Jo Ann Harshaw

Mark, The new format is awesome!! You have really put a lot of work into it and need to be congratulated. Your web page makes genealogy a lot of fun. Jo Ann

Date: Sep 13, 1998; 09:19
Nancy Schoonmaker

Lucinda WOMACK was born, according to Bible records, 13 May 1821. She was the daughter of Charles WOMACK (Lucinda's husband, David PHILLIPS, is mentioned in his will) and his wife Capander. Charles and Capander said to have been bornin Georgia late 1780s. David Marion PHILLIPS b. in Wilkes County. He and Lucinda married in Monroe County, and both are buried in Claiborne Parish, LA. Anyone have Charles or Lucinda in their family?

Date: Sep 13, 1998; 18:44
Wanda Reed

Just found your site. Marvelous!! Maybe some one can help me. Mary Womack married Robert Wiatt Patton 22 Nov 1838 in Pope Co. IL. They were in the 1850 census of Hardin Co. IL. Shortly afterwards they moved to Barry Co. MO. where they were in 1860 and 70 census. Seven of their children were born in IL and four in MO. Robert Wiatt Patton died in 1880 and Mary died 9 Jan 1882. They are buried in the Patton Cemetery, on Highway 86 near Wheaton, Barry Co. Thanks so much Wanda (Patton) Reed.

Date: Sep 16, 1998; 00:26

Thanks to everyone for their feedback about the new home page format. Seems to be a hit! Also, I updated the picture used in Jan Womack's feature about English Womacks. I didn't realize that it was so dark and murky. I did some photo magic and now it is much more visible. I'm really glad Jan could share that picture with us! -Mark

Date: Sep 20, 1998; 22:40
Cecil C. Wammack

Hello all i have my Womack/Wammack Family Tree up at my website please check it out and let me know if i have any of it wrong just chick on the Immigrate and go to the bottom of the page Thanks all

Date: Sep 21, 1998; 12:42
Jesse McWhirter

Searching for information on Mary Jane WOMACK b.Mar. 11,1832 Warren Co. Tn. d/o Burgess H. and Sarah WEBB WOMACK. Mary Jane WOMACK married Solomon G. PERRY in Warren Co. Tn ca.1848

Date: Sep 22, 1998; 12:05

Answer and query to Jesse McWhirter: You asked for information on Mary Jane Womack daughter of Burgess H and Sarah Webb Womack...I have 5 Children of Burgess and Sarah, but not this one..Have you any more children of this couple?? The 5 I have are Burgess Jr, Nancy, Sarah, Felix, Ozias.

Date: Sep 24, 1998; 01:16
benjamin jack womack

i am new to all this any help you can give me on how to get started would be great. i know my grandfather was newton womack and lived near livingston texas. my great grandfather was benjamin franklin womack and lived there and in rusk county texas. not sure on dates or anything like that i know my grandfather died sometime in the late 1930,s.

Date: Sep 26, 1998; 05:17
Beth Underwood

I am looking for my grandfathers (Thomas Womack's) parents. Thomas Womack was born 17-Mar-1901, Thomas Womack died in Aug 1977 in Jefferson County and was buried in VAn Buren ,MO. Thomas Womack married Louise Sarah House. Louise Sarah House (Womack) is still living and resides in Imperial,Mo.

Date: Sep 27, 1998; 04:34
Beth Underwood

I have received 2 messages about Thomas Womack's family. It has given me alot of knowledge about my family that I never knew. Thanks

Date: Sep 29, 1998; 23:12
Mary W. Glenn

Does anyone have a Levi B. Womack in their family that was born c 1835/36 in Alabama? I have discovered that was the age of Levi B. that was a brother to Wm R Womack born 1807 NC. It would appear that Wm and Levi B had the same father, but different mothers. With 28 years age difference, this could be the reason that no one has come up with Wm R in their records. I have a land record for Levi B.; a probate for Levi B.; and his military records which give his description; state of birth; and age in 1864 before he died May 15, 1864 at Resaca, GA.

Date: Sep 29, 1998; 23:59

Someone once asked if theah was an index to the Thomas/Louvisa info..none known that I know of..but theah is a good search featchah and when i git theah stuff\ done will set it out fer ya...If eeny one already got theah info set up..let me know..ah aint wastin no efforts if'n ah dont have to..

Date: Sep 30, 1998; 01:01

This is an official call for submission for Feature and Source articles. Your article will be posted on the WGN web site for your peers to read and enjoy for years to come. Want to elaborate about your family line? Have an interesting twist in your family tree? Bit of history? Want to expound on an interesting genealogy subject? Then please send your submission to me at Submissions should be in the form of an HTML or RTF file. I'll help convert it to a format suitable for the web site. If you have any questions, please ask. The WGN is as great as you make it! Thanks! -Mark

Date: Sep 30, 1998; 19:09
Miles K. Womack, Jr.

Many researchers need to correct their data on The David Womack Family of Gadsden County Florida. Now that the 34 year study is completed, many errors are floating around that need correcting. David Womack was the son of Abraham Womack and Martha (Mitchell) Womack. David married the widow of George Norwood in Burke Co. 1797. Her name is still unknown. They had 8 children. (1) Lucretia M. Womack born 14 June 1798. She married John Rogers, Jr. (2)Martha Womack, born ca. 1801. She married George Little , son of John Little of Gadsden County Florida. (3) Wyche Womack born ca.1802. He married Elizabeth McIntosh Scott. (4) Henry Mitchell Womack, Sr. born ca. 1805. He married Nancy Browning the daughter of Stephen Browning and Mary Ann (Walker) Johnston Browning. (5) Nancy Womack born 13 April 1808 married Nathan Henry Shelfer, son of Luke Shelfer and Laney (?). (6)John Womack born ca. 1810 married Ann R Long, daughter of John R. Long and Sarah Burnett. (7) Jesse Womack born circa 1814 married Martha Emanuel. (8) Mary Lucinda Womack born ca. 1817 married Wesley B. Barnes. There are no other children known to be fathered by David Womack of Gadsden County Florida. Benjamin Womack,. Jr. who married Nancy Jones IS NOT a son of David Womack. He is the son of Benjamin Womack, Sr. and Mary Lanier. Ellen Womack does not exist. She was mistaken as Ellen Douglas, the daughter of Alexander Douglas. Jane Womack does not exist. She was originally believed to be the daughter of David Womack and was married to Thomas Little. She is no longer considered to be a Womack. It is very likely that she is a daughter of one of the other pioneers of Gadsden County Territory of Florida. It was originally believed that William Norwood and George Washington Norwood were the husbands of David Womack daughters. This is not correct. William and George Washington were the stepsons of David Womack. They were the sons of George Norwood of Burke County Ga. William Norwood was married first to Martha (?). He then married Ellen Douglas (not Ellen Womack) who was the daughter of Alexander Douglas of Gadsden County Florida. George Washington Norwood married Sarah A. Lewis (not Womack) who is not believed to be the niece of Mrs. Mansel Womack and Mrs John Womack of Butler County Ala. (More research is needed on Sarah A. Lewis Norwood's parents. I must confess that most of the errors floating around about these families is the result of our earlier research which has sense been corrected. This message is not meant to be a commercial but the Official Story of the David Womack will be published in a book entitled LITTLE RIVER PIONEERS. It will be sold at near cost to anyone who would like to refine their data. In the meantime,anyone who would like to have their data corrected on this family may submit this family unit to me, Miles Womack, Jr. P. O. Box 414, Quincy, Florida 32353. I will be glad to make pencil corrections and return them to you. Please include a self addressed envelope with postage.I must admit that I am very dogmatic about this data. I was the person who originally connected David Womack to Abraham Womack back in 1964. Most all of the foundational data concerning cam direct or indirectly from me. I know that there are areas that may need further refinement; However, let's go with this and clean up the confusion. Respectfully submitted to aid is our further research.

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