July 2001 Message Archive
Sunday, July 01, 2001 at 07:40:19 (PDT)
Roger Womack

May messages have been moved to the archives.
Have a great 4th of July, stay safe.


Monday, July 02, 2001 at 15:45:55 (PDT)
Carol Coady

Re: John WOMAC, Jr. - KY

We found in my deceased uncle's possessions a photo of a tombstone:
"John Womac, Jr./Co.L 13 KY CAV. No dates are on the stone. On the back of the photo is written: "Here is my Grand Fathers grave. My Mothers grave is also there and some other aunts. If you ever get down there ask for the MILTON BAGBY RR-1. It is on their place."

This unknown grandson of John was the son of Berthy Rebecca Carter. We are trying to find her husband's name, other descendants, as well as where this cemetery might be located. Rebecca was born in Green Co about 1881 to William Calvin Carter and Cornelia Forbis.

Any clues will be greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, July 04, 2001 at 06:26:37 (PDT)
Roger Womack

Independence Day is the national holiday of the United States of America commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
At the time of the signing the US consisted of 13 colonies under the rule of England's King George III. There was growing unrest in the colonies concerning the taxes that had to be paid to England. This was commonly referred to as "Taxation without Representation" as the colonists did not have any representation in the English Parliament and had no say in what went on. As the unrest grew in the colonies, King George sent extra troops to help control any rebellion. In 1774 the 13 colonies sent delegates to Philadelphia Pennsylvania to form the First Continental Congress. The delegates were unhappy with England, but were not yet ready to declare war.

In April 1775 as the King's troops advanced on Concord Massachusetts Paul Revere would sound the alarm that "The British are coming, the British are coming" as he rode his horse through the late night streets. The battle of Concord and its "shot heard round the world" would mark the unofficial beginning of the colonies war for Independence.

The following May the colonies again sent delegates to the Second Continental Congress. For almost a year the congress tried to work out its differences with England, again without formally declaring war.

By June 1776 their efforts had become hopeless and a committee was formed to compose a formal declaration of independence. Headed by Thomas Jefferson, the committee included John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Philip Livingston and Roger Sherman. Thomas Jefferson was chosen to write the first draft which was presented to the congress on June 28. After various changes a vote was taken late in the afternoon of July 4th. Of the 13 colonies, 9 voted in favor of the Declaration, 2 - Pennsylvania and South Carolina voted No, Delaware undecided and New York abstained.

To make it official John Hancock, President of the Continental Congress, signed the Declaration of Independence. It is said that John Hancock signed his name "with a great flourish" so "King George can read that without spectacles!."

The following day copies of the Declaration were distributed. The first newspaper to print the Declaration was the Pennsylvania Evening Post on July 6, 1776. On July 8th the Declaration had its first public reading in Philadelphia's Independence Square. Twice that day the Declaration was read to cheering crowds and pealing church bells. Even the bell in Independence Hall was rung. The "Province Bell" would later be renamed "Liberty Bell" after its inscription -

Proclaim Liberty Throughout All the Land Unto All the Inhabitants Thereof

And although the signing of the Declaration was not completed until August, the 4th of July has been accepted as the official anniversary of United States independence. The first Independence Day celebration took place the following year - July 4 1777. By the early 1800s the traditions of parades, picnics, and fireworks were established as the way to celebrate America's birthday. And although fireworks have been banned in most places because of their danger, most towns and cities usually have big firework displays for all to see and enjoy.

Wednesday, July 04, 2001 at 08:47:10 (PDT)

Just a little to add to what Roger posted below:

The Declaration of Independence begins with the words, "When in the
course of human events ..." and was signed by 56 men. Some famous names
from our history are represented in the signatures, the name most
associated with the Declaration being John Hancock, the first person to
sign the document. The other signers were:

GEORGIA: Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton.
NORTH-CAROLINA: William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn.
SOUTH-CAROLINA: Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward Jr., Thomas Lynch Jr.,
Arthur Middleton.
MARYLAND: Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll.
VIRGINIA: George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin
Harrison, Thomas Nelson Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton.
PENNSYLVANIA: Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John
Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George
DELAWARE: Caesar Rodney, George Read.
NEW-YORK: William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Frank Lewis, Lewis Morris.
NEW-JERSEY: Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John
Hart, Abraham Clark.
NEW-HAMPSHIRE: Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton.
MASSACHUSETTS-BAY: Samuel Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge
RHODE-ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE: C. Stephan Hopkins, William Ellery.
CONNECTICUT: Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver

Some of these names are well known in American history (John Adams,
Benjamin Franklin), but have you ever wondered what happened to the other
men who signed the Declaration of Independence?

Five signers were captured as traitors, and tortured before they died.
Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned. Two lost their sons serving
in the Revolutionary Army, while another had two sons captured. Nine of
the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War.
They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their
sacred honor. What kind of men were they?

Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists. Eleven were merchants, nine were
farmers and large plantation owners; men of means, well educated. But
they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well that the
penalty would be death if they were captured.

Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader, saw his ships
swept from the seas by the opposing Navy. He sold his home and properties
to pay his debts, and died in rags.

Thomas McKeam was so hounded by search parties that he was forced to move
his family almost constantly. He served in the Congress without pay, and
his family was kept in hiding. His possessions were taken from him, and
poverty was his reward.

Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Dillery, Hall, Clymer,
Walton, Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge, and Middleton.

At the battle of Yorktown, Thomas Nelson, Jr., noted that the opposing
forces had taken over the Nelson home for their headquarters. He quietly
urged General George Washington to open fire. The home was destroyed, and
Nelson died bankrupt.

Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed. His wife was jailed
and died within a few months.

John Hart was driven from his wife's bedside as she was dying. Their 13
children fled. His fields and his gristmill were laid to waste. For more
than a year he lived in forests and caves, returning home to find his
wife and children vanished. A few weeks later he died from exhaustion and
a broken heart. Norris and Livingston suffered similar fates.

Such were the stories and sacrifices of the American Revolution. These
were not wild eyed, rabble-rousing ruffians. They were soft-spoken men of
means and education. They had security, but they valued liberty more.
Standing tall, straight, and unwavering, they pledged, "For the support
of this declaration, with firm reliance on the protection of the divine
providence, we mutually pledge to each other, our lives, our fortunes,
and our sacred honor."

So take a couple of minutes while enjoying your holiday and silently
thank these patriots. It's not much to ask for the price they paid.

(Added by me: And thanks to all the nameless women and men who contributed
as they could, even their very lives, for our freedom; then and thru the years and for those who serve now)


Thursday, July 05, 2001 at 18:28:16 (PDT)
Ann McDonald

Got a question for a Major Jacob Womack descendant - or another Lunenburg Co., VA type. The following comes from a Reynolds researcher. Through a long series of co-incidences having to do with the name Sherwood Womack, a researcher of Reynolds found me and asked about Shirod Womack, son of Kinchen. Indeedy, that was the Reynolds wife she was looking for, so I pointed her at some descendants. (thank you Roger and Carolyn for helping her out! And thank you, Sam, for having the 1880 census index for AR up so I could find him for her without looking in what passes for my files)

And then I asked her if that particular Reynolds had any relation to one who married into my McDonalds (who later married into the Womacks, if you are still following) Well, so I got attached to a Reynolds list and the following question arrived -

> Susannah Malone Reynolds had a sister-in-law named Cecily Johnston Malone-who md. Drury Malone, Susannah's brother. The name Sherrod is used in the Malones. Cecily Johnston's father, Joseph Johnston, died in 1761 in Lunenburg Co., Va.
> Joseph Johnston's will named sons Mical, Isaac, David, Joseph Jr., and daughters Charity (single); Cecily (single-1761) and Elizabeth, and married daughters Mary Winingham, Anne Wood, Susanah Hudson and SARAH WOMACK. The estate returns in 1765 lists a judgement to Jacob Womack.
> Sherrod Walton was executor of estate.

Now, the REAL question was, who was Sarah Reynold's husband, and where did this Jacob Womack fit in (if at all) with the other Reynolds who married Womacks. As it happens, the family of Richard, et al, WAS in the Lunenburg Co. VA area at the time, and the only Jacob that came to mind was Major Jacob. But, wasn't his wife named Mary? So, if some kind Major Jacob-ite could ponder that and get back to me, that would be MUCH appreciated! Ann

Thursday, July 05, 2001 at 22:53:28 (PDT)
Mark Womack


I recognize at least 2 of the names from the Clover, VA tombstones you posted. John H. Womack and Bettie E. Womack. John H. was an older brother to my g-grandfather, Charles Watson Womack, who died in 1924. Charles owned a farm between Mt. Laurel and Clover. And he married from the Hudson's. His first wife was a Sallie Ola Hudson. At the time they were married, she was living in Pittsylvania County, VA. After Sallie died in 1914, Charles remarried to her sister, Nellie Pearl Hudson. Nellie outlived Charles and remarried. Sallie and Nellie are buried at Mt Laurel Baptist Church.

Anyway, do you think your Martha Elizabeth Womack might be related? Email me whatever details you have, and let's see. I have lots of info on Halifax Womack's. That goes for anyone else out there as well.



Friday, July 06, 2001 at 05:29:37 (PDT)

As I have it, Major Jacob's wife was Martha - the Mary someone went into the DAR with was his cousins wife (my GGGG-GM Mary Wills Womack, my GGGG-GF, obviously named after his more "famous" cousin, was Jacob also)--
Major Jacob had a daughter as we know who married Robert Bean. Somewhere, I
picked up he had a daughter Sarah and a son William - not sure that it may have been nothing but somone's belief (like our William!)..but for the time being, keeping them there cause it is more likely he had more than one child(Martha).

And you are welcome for the census data...that's what it was for..

And I still havent heard from Norfolk on that Henry Womack will David mentioned.
Mebbe should send another mail??


Friday, July 06, 2001 at 10:40:48 (PDT)
Jean Babb

I am looking for information on Joseph A WOMACK (M Mary A GROGAN 11 May 1857 in Christian County, KY) and (I believe) had a daughter named SARAH CORNELIA WOMACK B 25 Aug 1862) who married REV WILLIAM LEE HOLIFIELD 15 Dec 1878. Joseph is buried in Poplar Bluff, MO. Sarah and William are buried in the Holifield Cemetery, Graves Co. KY. Match up with any one?


Saturday, July 07, 2001 at 11:48:20 (PDT)

I am researching a Martha Adeline (Ellen) Womack. She was born October 29, 1856 and died in 1934. She married a Benjamin Taylor Hardcastle (b 1851 d 1937). I believe they lived in Tennessee, but I am not sure. Thanks.



Saturday, July 07, 2001 at 15:51:20 (PDT)

Help! My grandfather was Edgar Jewell Womack, his father was T. R. Womack . Edgar was born March 19, 1897, married Lelva Curington on Dec. 15, 1920 in Corsicana, Texas. Are any Womack's related???? Reply, please!!!! Thanks, Becky


Sunday, July 08, 2001 at 12:24:24 (PDT)
Leo W. Manuel

My stepmother is Viola Marie (Womack) Manuel. Some of her siblings are/were: Florence, Virgil, Della, Ervin, Irene, and Eugene. Eugene and Viola are the only two surviving. Viola's parents were Art and Minnie (Jackson) Womack. Art was raised near Southwest City, MO, and the two were married in Neosho, Missouri, I

Art had four sisters: Hattie, Dora, Ida, and Etta.

I am quite a bit older than the surviving children of Viola and Wesley Manuel, and they don't know much about their family tree. I'd like to collect as much as I can for them and their children, hoping someday they'll pick up an interest.

I'd like also to learn about the genealogy of Grandma Minnie (Jackson). I remember her brothers Sterling and Jim Jackson and their wives. I learned recently that she also had two sisters: Aunt Bett and Aunt Wren.

Thanks in advance.

Leo in San Diego


Monday, July 09, 2001 at 07:02:42 (PDT)
Roger Womack

Becky, I have Edgar Jewel Womack's parents as Thomas Watts Womack, son of John B. Womack, you may want to get in touch with Minta Urquhart Forester,  forester@snowhill.com she is working on this line.


Monday, July 09, 2001 at 07:08:38 (PDT)
Roger Womack

Leo, I have a lot of info on Viola Marie Womack's line. The only info I have on Minnie Jackson is her parents were William Jackson and Mary Meadows. Contact me.


Monday, July 09, 2001 at 07:09:35 (PDT)

I found this and thought someone could use it to help put there Ancestors in there Birth Order;
Old English Nameing Patterns for their children;
English People of this era used The Old English Pattern; 1600,1700,.
First Son,Named after Father's Father.
Second Son,Named after Mother's Father.
Third Son, Named after the Father.
Fourth Son, Named after the Father eldest brother.
(Note fifth Son named after the King of England (James)
First Daughter,Named Mother's Mother.
Second Daughter,Named after the Father Mother.
Third Daughter, Named after Mother.
Fourth Daughter,Named after Mother's Eldest Sister.


Monday, July 09, 2001 at 07:12:37 (PDT)
Roger Womack

Monica, your email address does not work. Martha was the daughter of William Pinckney Womack, sp Mary Ann Wheeler, son of Abner Clemmons Womack, sp Aseneth Hand. Get in touch.


Monday, July 09, 2001 at 08:40:31 (PDT)
E. La Mar Buckner

Greetings Sam: I have bren browsing your great web page again and trying to get caught up on old correspondence. I have run into a question, that I believe you can answer. We show that James Monroe Sr. married Judith Womack on 30 July, 1792, yet the dates of birth of the children run from 1821 to 1840. We must have a wrong date of marriage or else the dates of the children's birth is incorrect. Could you take a quick look at your records and get me straightened out on this one. We are going to England on August 22 to visit our son, and will return on Sept. 6 We hope to get down to Cumnor and Oxford while there. Any advice as to what we might check while there would be welcome. Hope you are well and I miss your great letters. Have a good day. La Mar


Tuesday, July 10, 2001 at 08:57:37 (PDT)
Stephen Swan

My grandmother through marriage is Emma Womack. She and her late husband Edwin Pryor Womack live in West Columbia, Texas. Mrs. Womack has done volumes of research on her side of the family but has not gotten any information on his. I was hoping someone could help me with this mystery. Thanks!!!



Tuesday, July 10, 2001 at 10:06:33 (PDT)
Ann McDonald

Stephen, well, assuming he died in 1990, the TX death index lists him as dying in Brazoria Co., TX and his name as Edwin Pryor Womack JR. The birth index doesn't list anything for him, so presumably he was born before 1929 when that starts. And the SSDI lists that particular Edwin as b. 1921. As it happens, I can make a pretty fair guess as to who he is, but it's a guess, I can't tell you exactly which branch of this it's from. There is a line of Edwin Pryor Womacks that ended up in Texas in 1850 or so. The first Edwin Pryor b. 1814 d. 1874 moved to Harrison Co., TX sometime before 1850, as his family is in that census. His brother John Faddis Womack also ended up in TX. The name, as far as I know, has lived on in those lines since then. My best guess is that if you get the death certificate or his SSDI application, it will list his parents. From there, you can probably find his parents fairly easily in the 1920 census, and then on back. Probably someone with knowledge of the Jacob Pryor line (from whence the Edwin Pryors come) will be able to give you better details.


Tuesday, July 10, 2001 at 15:15:24 (PDT)
Roger Womack

Ann, I think you are on the right track here, Rebecca is with a son Edward on the 1880 Census.

Census Place: 4th Ward, Marshall, Harrison, Texas
Source: FHL Film 1255309 National Archives Film T9-1309 Page 367C
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
Rebecca S. WOMACK Self F W W 56 TN
Occ: Housekeeping Fa: GA Mo: TN
Edward WOMACK Son M S W 24 TX
Occ: Engineering Fa: GA Mo: TN
Clarence E. DARDEN GSon M S W 2 TX
Fa: TN Mo: TX
Wesley DARDEN SonL M W 30 TN
Occ: Engineering Fa: TN Mo: TN
Julia GRIFFIN Other F S MU 12 TX
Occ: Servant Fa: TX Mo: TX
Clara GRIFFIN Other F S MU 10 TX
Occ: Servant Fa: TX Mo: TX


Wednesday, July 11, 2001 at 04:14:03 (PDT)
Teresa Womack Moore

Hello all! With the help of Mark I have found my great grandparent's marriage certificate. Bradshaw Womack and Della Franklin were married November 6, 1904 in Halifax county, Va. Bradshaw's parents were listed as William and Eliza Ann. If anyone has anything on them, please let me know.
Thank you all again.


Thursday, July 12, 2001 at 16:34:40 (PDT)
Teresa Womack Moore

Hello all! I did some research today at the Halifax county Library. I scanned over the 1900 Census and found the following:

Abraham W. Womack - HOH-white-born 1856-widowed

Jeffrey Womack- Head of household
Lucy - wife
Lottie- daughter

Enous?(hard to read) Womack- head of household
Sallie -wife
Bertha- daughter

John H. Womack
Elizabeth - wife
Saunders- nephew
Sarah - Mother

Abraham Womack - Head of household- b. May 1854- widowed

R. D. Womack- head of household-b. Feb 1868
Bettie- wife-b. Jan-1872
Thomas-son- b. Nov. 1891
Nannie-daughter-b. sept.1893
Willie-son-b. Oct 1896

Eliza A. Womack Head of household-widowed-b. Jan 1870
Bradshaw-son-b.March 1894
John-son-b. May 1866
Charles-son-b.Sept 1898

Mark and Roger Help!!!!!!!
Please explain to me the crazy birthdays of Eliza and Bradshaw!
I also found Della Franklin as a servant in another household being 17 years old.

I also am sorry for not jotting down all of the info on the people listed above. I hope the names will be of some help to someone out there.


Saturday, July 14, 2001 at 10:08:28 (PDT)

Need photos
If any of you out there have any photos or drawings of the descendants of Jacob
and Mary Wills Womack--- would appreciate a scan and send - thanks

Saturday, July 14, 2001 at 21:06:41 (PDT)
barbara davis

in search of relatives and family of nancy harris womack davis. was born:may 6, 1829 tn died:july 18, 1917 in wilson co, tn married: robert davis. married jan 25, 1849 in white co, tn. ch: w.c, sarah, eliza ann, malinda caroline, robert p, nancy jane, james, thomas j, hezikiah, jerimiah, mary frances. john w. moved to wilson co, tn in 1860. have found them in both white co and wilson co, tn. buried in bethany cem lebanon, tn any info truly appreciated! would love to find family. willing to share info i have and picture! sincerly, barbara davis


Sunday, July 15, 2001 at 12:38:37 (PDT)
jerry womack

i'm looking for (john simpson womack ) of cherokee co.al.died about 1915. cleo was 9 yrs old when he died. cleo was born in 1904 he had 3 son's burton grady and cleophus.one daughter clemmy died young.my great grand dad is a mystery to me and several of our family. i found a john womack and son john womack on a census etowah co.al.1870 // my dad louie womack has advanced emphysema and would like to know about his grand dad.


Sunday, July 15, 2001 at 14:50:05 (PDT)

Just remember, sometime long ago in a far and distant galaxy, a Womack stood. He thought it was time to move on and populate other worlds - so he came to this planet and seeded it with his genes--Then in the early 1600's, another saw that what his ancestor had done was good.

So he came to America and started the American saga of the Womack Family..one also related to the others of this planet. So is solved how we have an immigrant ancestor we have not the foggiest idea of whence and where he came!!

Monday, July 16, 2001 at 12:45:12 (PDT)
Ann McDonald

Well, the lovely people at the library of VA seem to have indexed their land grants with a full name index. In other words, if a land grant says "on the line with John Puckett" the index picks up Puckett as well as the grantee's name. Sadly, try as I might, with various variations on Womack, I can't find any earlier than Richard's. Anyone with more patience than I have can give it another try over at the Library of VA site. OTOH, I was leafing through something else, looking for Richard the emigrant Lee, I came across 2 POCKETT's in 1637. Since I know that in the early VA records, our friendly PUCKETT's are often indexed POCKETT, I thought I'd note that here. Also, OTOH, while searching someplace, I ran across the infamous fictional Ashby Womack line, which always makes me want to run screaming from the room. Happy hunting! Ann


Monday, July 16, 2001 at 15:21:33 (PDT)

Charles Edward Womack and LENA R. (PLZ READ)

WGN published 1957-1960, Vol I-IV
Vol I, No 2 December 1957

ITEM 26. Charles Edward Womack, b. 5-28-1905, died in a plane crash 12-31-1954 near Ramer, Ala., the son of Mrs. W. W. Womack and the late Mr. Womack of Franklin Co. Tenn. Charles Edward Womack and Lena R.[the writer omitted her
own maiden name] were married June 22, 1929. Their one child Martha was born 10-14-1932. She married Robert Eugene Garrett. Charles Edward had siblings [brothers and sisters] Robert Henry, Ollie B., A. C., and Mrs. Jack Statum.

Ref: Alabama Arichives, Roll MA 845, M 85-0432

LENA R. her maiden name is "RAWLINSON"

Womack, Lena, 83, a resident of Spann Place, Montgomery, AL died Thursday 10 Sep 1987,in a local hospital after a brief illness. Funeral services will be announced later by Leak-Memory Chapel. Survivors include one daughter, Martha Garrett, Decatur, AL., two brothers Harvard Rawlinson, Dothan, AL., Edward J. Rawlinson, Ft Worth, TX., three sisters Lula Bell Hearon, Montgomery, AL., Nettie May Lampley, Montgomery, AL., Sarah Blachowski, Decatur, Al., grand-daughter Margena Garrett, Decatur, AL., one grand-son Charles (Chuck) Garrett, Decatur, Al.

If any one knows any one in this PLZ email me.

Monday, July 16, 2001 at 17:45:38 (PDT)

Jest a Lil humor -



Monday, July 16, 2001 at 18:05:38 (PDT)

Here is an extract from a letter written by Lena to me

Letter, May 25, 1974, Lena Womack, Montgomery AL

Extract: Charles Edward Womack
b. 28 May 1905 Franklin Co TN(Estille Sprgs)
d. 31 Dec 1954,plane crash Ramer AL
Wife: Lena didnt give maiden name in letter
Only child: Martha Geneva Womack married Robert Eugene Garrett,
Decatur AL

Charles father was Willie Wylie Womack mother Martha Prudence Cleek
Three brothers: Robert Henry, Ollie B and Arthur Clarence.
Only Sister: Irene Womack who married a Jack Statum, son of
John Statum

Monday, July 16, 2001 at 22:58:22 (PDT)
Reta Parton

Nancy Womack married Handy Dashiell/DeShields in about 1846. She was born about 1824. In 1840 Marion County Arkansas census, David Womack lived next door to Handy. Is this Nancy's father and does anyone have more information on her. I will furnish a free copy of a picture of her and her family to whoever can help.

Reta Parton


Tuesday, July 17, 2001 at 19:25:03 (PDT)

You all know I goof around a lot - keeps the reds pumpin a bit -- sometimes this genealogy stuff gets a lil dry - so I play - and so should you - some of you have been sent the following URL - I think it is a little bit of satire in a way but, one can also laugh, perhaps, after reading one person thought it was a new amusement park!! Comments accepted - http://www.sdubbledub.com/world/html


Wednesday, July 18, 2001 at 15:04:31 (PDT)
Ann McDonald

Dear folks, I'm not going to be monitoring the messages for a while - my cat is very ill (as odd as that may sound to some of you) - she just came out of a coma, and I am running around like a chicken here. Anyway, if you need me to answer something, I'll get and answer emails, but I won't be lurking over here for a few weeks - kind of sad, given that I was just starting another round of research. Ann


Wednesday, July 18, 2001 at 17:56:45 (PDT)

My ggrandmother HARRIET DELTHEA TENNESSEE O WAMACK daughter of JAMES WAMACK and HANNA KILBURN. She married JOHN FRANCIS SESSIONS there daughter my grandmother MINNIE MAY SESSION married CHARLES MADISON SIMS.I have info from Minnie down. Does anyone have pitchers of family before Minnie or info i could get. We know nothing and my dad is in bad health. Would like to put info togather for him fore christmas thought by then i could have something togather. Also does any of you know any info on Charles Sims about the time they married. he and my grandmother divorced when my dad was 3yr's old. This info is from Okla, Ar area. If anyone know's info i would appericate it. Or think's i can help them i would be glad to. Thank's


Thursday, July 19, 2001 at 04:28:07 (PDT)
Glen Simpson

While looking at the Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln, and Rutherford Co., NC, 1769-1786, at our local library in High Point, NC, I ran across multiple references to a Jacob Womack, between 1768 and 1785. He is not listed in the NC State Census of 1784-1787 nor the 1790 Federal Census for NC. Does anybody know to which line or family group, Jacob belongs? He is coincident in time and place to Abraham Womack from Caswell Co., NC,and may predate the Thomas/Louvisa line in that general vicinity. Thanks.


Friday, July 20, 2001 at 10:48:22 (PDT)
Corbin Womac

I was wondering if anyone could give me directions to the Womac cemetery in Calhoun, TN. I am travelling up there soon and plan on visiting the site. Also, if anyone has any information on the Womac's/k's of McMinn and Polk county, TN, that would be helpful. My line goes back to a William Womack IV in TN, but I do not know much detail about the line. Thanks for your help - Corbin


Sunday, July 22, 2001 at 20:26:03 (PDT)
Mark Womack

Just wanted to mention that I have been helping Teresa sort out her Womack's in Halifax County, VA. Her line has been a tough nut to crack so far, but we are still working on it.

Anyway, if there are any other researchers looking for Womack's in Halifax Co, VA, drop me a line, or better yet, post a message here.



Monday, July 23, 2001 at 15:34:56 (PDT)
Paul N. Womack

On the afternoon of July 18, 2001 each and every Womack that has ever contributed to this site stood with me in 105 degree heat in Twin Mounds Cemetry in Rooks County, Kansas as I looked upon the grave of my gr gr grandmother. Because of each of you, I got out of my comfort zone and went out looking for and finding a relative that till a year ago I did not know existed. Thank You
What did I find you might ask. Glad you asked.
"REBECKA Wife of W B Womack Died July 25, 1885 Aged 65 years"

Monday, July 23, 2001 at 18:48:21 (PDT)

Here are a few of our WOMACK'S buried in Platteville, WI. Grant Co.,
These people are decedents of William Henry WOMACK from Campbell Co., VA.
This list is not complete.
My source;Grant County Genealogical Society.

Greenwood Cemetery;P

Emma Wife of Charles--1905--1955. Eastern Star
Charles H---1894--1962. Mason
Anna wife of Charles--1894--1923.
Clifford Charles--1918.
Royal Charlton--1922.
John William--1870--1941.
Ina Florence--1872--1942.
William---1846--1933. Co, A 12th Wis.Civil War
Mary A.--1882--1941. Mother
LeRoy-Son of WB and MA--May 12,1915--Inf. Son
Carl Bernard--1938--1939.
Beverly J.--1937--Infant
G.L.and B. L. Womack, Children
Emma J.---1864---1877.
Harry L.--1868--1868.
James Henry---1840--1926. Co,A 12th Inf.GAR Civil War.
Roxy Belle--1896--1970.
Cynthia Mae---1886--1939.
Virgil P----1912--1962.
Esther R.--1918.
Dudley Chase--1882--1947.
Charles ( Buster)--June 19,1938--Feb 9,1989.
Berneice L.Manuel--Oct 6,1912--May 8,1996--m:5-23-1930.
Guerdon LeRoy--June 11,1906--May 12,1955.
Montfort Hill Crest Cementary;

John William Jr.--Aug 5, 1896---Feb 4,1967. Father, Wis Pvt 322 Co,MTC WWI.
Blance M.--1903--1938. Wife. Mother.
Two Infant Children.
Calvary Platteville Cemetery.Sec 1

Charles H.---Dec 18, 1874---June 14,1955.
Agnes Marie Womack Hughes--Nov 5,1915--Dec 20,1991.Daughter of C and M.
Mary Catherine--July 9,1882--Nov 17,1948.
Lillie G.--1902--1903. Daughter of Charles and Mary.
James A.---Jan 16,1904--Sept 14,1973. Son.
Whig Cemetery.

Clarence S.--d:Oct 28,1887--age 3 Yrs--Gone to a better land.
Adolph B.---1894-1965.
Harry---Feb 18,1885--Nov 7,1887.
Sammy C.--Feb 1885--Sept 11,1885.
Arthur---Feb 15,1889--July 27,1891.
Children of George and Nora.
George--Oct 9,1874--Apr 26,1910.
Frena Kaump--Jan 13,1883--Jan 11,1908.
George Herbert--Aug 27,1905--Mar 14,1906.
James Gilbert---Nov 25,1906--Sept 3,1910.

Monday, July 23, 2001 at 23:13:58 (PDT)

for those of you who descend from Jacob and Mary Womack of Rhea/McMinn Co TN,
Depending on when and where they changed the county lines - change her maiden name NOW from Cole to WILLS. She never was a Cole as I have professed for years.. sources - her mothers marriage thing to John Cole dated Aug 28, 1772, Charlotte Co VA, where her her mother signed her name as Wills - her grandfather Josiah Whitlocks will where he names her as a grandchild named Wills, dated in 1769 about 3 years before her mother married John Cole, Jacob and Mary's son Daniels Bible record where he names his mother as Mary Wills - if that aint conclusive, theah aint no documentation nowheah, no how, no time-OH, and by the way, Jacobs will mentions his children's aunt who was named in the same Whitlock will and who apparently never married - as a Wills also..
Enuff documentation?? My GGGG-Granny werent no Cole, tho I do appreciate Mr John for helpin raise her -


Tuesday, July 24, 2001 at 21:28:22 (PDT)

I am trying to help a friend find a relative of her's, a Billy Gene Womack. We have heard that he once lived around Bakersfield California. He would be in his early 70's. Hope some one can help. Nona


Wednesday, July 25, 2001 at 11:05:29 (PDT)

I'm looking for womacks from AL,AR,OK,TX
newton c womack married a sarah watson
charles w womack married a anna marie newton
carl womack married a kennedy,reed

anna marie womack died in OK
charles womack died in gainsville tx
newton c womack and sarah womack i have no idea.
carl womack is still alive
does anyone know this families
also womack's married long's
do you know this connection.
thanks sonji


Wednesday, July 25, 2001 at 11:20:02 (PDT)
Corbin Womac

Sorry about my last message, I messed up the name of my ancestor. I am from the line of James Alexander Womack, Sr. born in the late 1700's in N.C. If anyone has more info on this line please let me know. Also, my great-great grandfather, Daniel Lee Womack, is buried in Calhoun, TN in the Womac/Womack family cemetery. If anyone could give me directions to the actual site please let me know, thanks - Corbin


Wednesday, July 25, 2001 at 13:22:27 (PDT)

Does anyone ouy there know about Aaron Womack who married Mahalia Higgins ? They had 11 children.my great grandad was JESSE H. WOMACK.HE was the second child born 1834.jesse married cynthia ann terry. They had 4 children. This is the indiana bunch. Please someone respond


Wednesday, July 25, 2001 at 22:12:31 (PDT)

I have just started doing research on my family tree. Am interested on information of the Womack family in Benton County Arkansas around Centerton. Information on Agnes Julia Anne Womack who married Stephen Thomas Fair after the Civil War would be appreciated. If anyone has info, please respond. I'm so glad to have found this website. THANKS!!


Thursday, July 26, 2001 at 07:01:21 (PDT)
Roger Womack

Nona, Billy Gene Womack, was the son of Horace H. Womack, brother of my Grandfather Earnest Elijah Womack. Billy passed away in 1985. I am in touch with some of his children. Contact me.


Thursday, July 26, 2001 at 07:08:48 (PDT)
Roger Womack

Kay, she was the daughter of Richard S. Womack and Matilda Lee Moxley. I'll be glad to share what I have gathered on this line. I know Barbara, email: barbandken@msn.com is working this line.

Stephen Thomas Fair
On the 22d day of March, 1868, at Center Point Church, Benton County, Ark., in the presence of a large congregation, he was united in the bonds of matrimony with Miss Agnes Julia Ann Womack, the Rev. Martin Thornsberry officiating.

Mrs. Fair is the daughter of Mr. Richard and Mrs. Matilda Lee Womack, who moved from Wilson County, Tenn.,in the year 1855. She was born in Wilson County, Tenn., in 1851. There have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Fair ten children, to wit: first, William Wallace, who died in infancy; second, Mary Ann; third, an infant son, deceased, without name; fourth, Ellis Hamilton; fifth. Richard Lee; sixth, Martha Edna; seventh, Stephen Thomas; eighth, Cora Ethel; ninth, Emma Vivian; tenth, Edwin Claudia.


Thursday, July 26, 2001 at 07:17:11 (PDT)
Roger Womack

EMMA, Aaron H. Womack, was the son of Jesse Womack, b 1777 sp. Hannah Blacklidge. Look in Womack researchers, Steve Trusty, is working this line.

Thursday, July 26, 2001 at 07:33:12 (PDT)
Roger Womack

Sonji, Newton C. Womack, is another mystery line. I honestly believe he is closely related to Michael born 1794, maybe a brother. Several of David and Elizabeths descendants went to Arkansas. Michael had a daughter named Tacy.
Michael's brother Hawkins, had a daughter named Tacy. and Newton C. had a daughter named Tacy. The only three in my database. Also some of Davids Descendants were in Lawrence Co., Tennessee, same as Newtons. Just speculation at this point but worth looking into. I would like to see what others have on this line also. There is alot of the same names in these families.


Thursday, July 26, 2001 at 08:38:05 (PDT)

I am not related to the Momacks but have memories of the Church of God Indepenten Holiness people and they where Preachers and singers in that church Have a picture of Richard Womack and his nine children and I know one was Jimmy which we also have a picture of him and his wife I think Richard would of been born about 1900 and Jimmy about 1935 does anyone know of this family would like to say hi


Thursday, July 26, 2001 at 18:14:56 (PDT)

Thanks for the reply, it helped soooooooooo much. I have information to add. children of Jesse and cynthia womack are ; Everett elmore womack, born july 24, 1859 died jan. 1 -1927 @ cherokee,ok. Laura Allace womack born,aug.-11-1861--died @ cherokee, ok. Albert Banner womack born:Aug. 27-1865 -died dec.-21-1942 @ cherokee,ok.( my grandfather) sp:Emma Peer Clyde womack----b.-d.- Children of Albert and Emma Womack are: GIRL-unnamed born/died aug.7-1901-cherokee, ok.---- Alice Sylvia b-sept.-15-1902/d. dec.-15-1902/ cherokee ok. mary mae womack b.may 10-1905 /d.may 24-1957 at neosho,mo. /buried at cherokee,ok. ---Essie bell womack b;july 9-1906 died:oct. 11-1993 @ Independence,ks. buried @ oak hill cemt. Elk City,ks. Maybe this will help with some searches on my line. Hope to hear from kinfolk. Emma


Thursday, July 26, 2001 at 20:04:03 (PDT)
Claytie Jo Reed Shipley
cjojo49@aol.com / cjojo49@juno.com

I am a descendent of the surname Womack. My ggrandfather was Tolbert Itus Womack and his father was John Newton Womack who was a twin to James Jasper Womack. Both men married in l850 John to Julia Scott, James to Julia Parker. My ggrandfather Itus was married 3 times lst to Mollie Armstrong and they had l child Ellis Snow...b/1-7-1903 d/3-28-1936. He married 2nd Mattie Belle Arnold and they had Daisy Mai b/2-19-1905 d/2-13-1974. He then married Jennie (George) Harrell and was still married to her upon her death in l947. Mrs Jennie Womack had previously been married to Oscar B. Harrell and had l daughter Youdie Harrell. I would be interested in any information I can get and will share what I have. Thanks!


Thursday, July 26, 2001 at 21:19:40 (PDT)

Roger Womack,

Thanks for the information. I spoke w/my mother today and she will be sending me some information that she received from a cousin this past spring. I will be glad to post whatever she sends.


Friday, July 27, 2001 at 10:53:41 (PDT)

Corrections....... Roger, i made a mistake. First thanks so much for the info. I really enjoyed the story about my uncle everette and aunt martha womack. Correction : clyde terry womack is a son of jesse and cynthia womack. Well anyway cynthia !!!!!!! Have his birth as, born in 1881 or 1882, thats several years after jesse died. clyde w. died in aug. 1954 at okmulgee,ok and buried there. Albert b. womack married Emma Peer :sept.9-1900-@ newport,in. they came to cherokee,ok area in the 1900 "s. There youngest dau. Essie b. Womack is my mother. My mother married Albert Ernest August Bearman (Ernie) oct. 19 -1937 at alva, ok. Children of Essie and Ernest Bearman are : Albert Milton Bearman:born ; sept.24-1940 --died; oct.24-1940 in california. Ernest Rex Bearman born : jan. 9-1942------Emma Lou Bearman born: june 26-1943. Hope to hear from realtives... Thanks Emma


Friday, July 27, 2001 at 11:21:51 (PDT)
Judith Bader Jones

Through Roger's marriage record information on his website I was able to finally give my John W. Mick and his bride Sarah a wedding date, also a spelling of Womack that was new to me, Sarah Wammock. The couple resided in Pope County in 1870. A census report indicates Sarah J. was born around 1826 or 1827. She and John W. have a large family of children at the time of the 1870 census. Charles Robert Mick, born circa 1853 is my great grandfather and he is living at home with his mother Sarah and his father John in 1870. My question is who are Sarah J. Wammok's parents? Is the true spelling of her family's name Womack? Does anyone who has the Illinois line have Sarah J.in their data.
I am grateful to finally confirm that Sarah was a (Wammock) Womack, because this had been family hear-say for me before this time. Sincerely with thanks, Judith Bader Jones, jbjones8@swbell.net


Friday, July 27, 2001 at 15:20:41 (PDT)
Wendy Fogelstrom

Looking for the parents of William W.(Possible middle name Wright)Womack, born 4-17-1817 in Powelton, Hancock County, Georgia. Have been unable to find out any leads re: his parents and siblings. William eventually settled in Louisiana where he died in March of 1862. Any help appreciated!


Saturday, July 28, 2001 at 09:15:33 (PDT)
bill cordell

the phillips womack reunion is scheduled for sun aug 26 2001 in tryon nc


Saturday, July 28, 2001 at 20:11:21 (PDT)

Looking for info on the family of Rachel Womack/Wommac/Womach from North Carolina. She was married to Miles Hoggard and rummor has it that she may have been Blackfoot Indian. I would appreciate any help. Thank You.


Sunday, July 29, 2001 at 06:30:06 (PDT)

ROGER, THANKS FOR THE REPLY.Could the rhonda you mentioned ,been instead RHODA ?Yes, my grandmother Emma and her sister martha married womack brothers. My ggrandad John Peer married in sept of 1857 Nalalia Crusour.My records show she died July 7-1879. John Peer remarried in1884-dec. 14 to a Lucy E. Dicken widow of Joel Dicken. Hope this helps. EMMA


Sunday, July 29, 2001 at 17:54:12 (PDT)
Sharon Umiker

Livonia Jestin listed with RD Womack family on 1880 Census of Carter County is my great-grandmother Jestin Womack. The enumerator must have misunderstood the information--and inadvertantly taken Jestin as her surname. She went by Jessie most of her life but DID sign "Jestin" on some forms. HOWEVER, it now looks like Livonia was her first name. No one has encountered that before...Hmm...Jestin is the daughter of TA (Tignal Archer) Womack and Mary Elizabeth Moore. She was born in Lee County VA and at age 15 road on horseback to find her grandparents. (TA
"disappeared" after the war and started a brand new family in LA and TX--without ever getting a divorce! His children from the marriage contacted the Carter County Womacks after his death and TA's real fate was discovered!)

Also, TA Womack and Mary had 3 children, Jestin was the youngest. Her older sister Margaret (Maggie?) married a Melvin Jones and Elizabeth (Betty) died in child birth (no spouse's info given... I'm lookin for info on them, too. Anyone recognize these names?


Sunday, July 29, 2001 at 17:57:49 (PDT)
Sharon Umiker

Who is the MARY WOMACK living with CW Womack on the 1880 Census of Dansville, Pittsylvania, PA? She is listed as "other" not as spouse and would be about the right age for my Mary E. (Moore) Womack the "widow" of Tignal Archer (TA) Womack the son of Richard D. Womack and Harriett Bragg Ward. By 1880 her children were all married/gone from home. She later joined her daughters Maggie and Jessie (Jestin) in Kentucky--she settled in Carter County with Jessie.
Does anyone know the connection between this CW Womack in VA and RD Womack in KY?


Sunday, July 29, 2001 at 18:01:15 (PDT)
Sharon Umiker

British Vital Records 1538-1888 published by LDS Church.
Has anyone hunted in this? Our Family History Center just got these CDs. :o)


Tuesday, July 31, 2001 at 10:57:38 (PDT)

I have a question;
Who is Jane WOMACK's Father? She m: Henry Pew. One of her daughters...Anna Pew m: Abraham Childers..1676 in VA.. Is this infomation correct?
Has any one came up with proof who Jane's Father is? I have been told it might be William WOMACK!
Thank You.


Tuesday, July 31, 2001 at 17:44:24 (PDT)
Ann McDonald

You asked "question;
Who is Jane WOMACK's Father? She m: Henry Pew. One of her daughters...Anna Pew m: Abraham Childers..1676 in VA.. Is this infomation correct?
Has any one came up with proof who Jane's Father is? I have been told it might be William WOMACK!"

The simplest answer is, no. No one has proof of who Jane's father was. In fact, if I'm remembering correctly, no one has proof that Henry Pew's wife was named Jane, let alone Jane Womack. Henry Pew's will (Henrico Co., 1709) names his 2 daughters, and some of his grandchildren, but not his wife's name. It's possible there is a deed or something naming her, but off hand, one doesn't come to mind. I can look through my Childers stuff again, but that's how I remember it. Ann


Tuesday, July 31, 2001 at 19:19:09 (PDT)

I came across this marriage at Ancestry.com. I checked my records
and ran searches for a Brown marrying a Womack and couldn't find any.
I don't have any Womacks in King George Co VA, so does anyone have a clue
at to which family this Sarah Woemack (sic) belongs?

Brown James WOEMACK SARAH 11 May 1760 King George Co VA


Tuesday, July 31, 2001 at 21:44:44 (PDT)
Roger Womack

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