Thursday, July 29, 2010

John N. Womack, Sr.

John N. Womack, Sr. was born on Christmas Day, 1776 in Caswell County, North Carolina to Jesse Womack and Dorothy Prior (Pryor) [1, 2]. He married Frances Coleman [1] who was born on 14 Feb 1781 in Fairfield County, South Carolina to Francis Coleman, Sr. and Margaret Daniel [1, 2, 4]. John and Frances are my 5th great-grandparents.

John and his brother Jesse were issued passports on 12 Apr 1802 in Georgia to travel through the Creek Nation to the western territory [5]. This appears to have been planning for or the actual move to Washington County in the Mississippi Territory where John lived from about 1805 until his death in 1848 [3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10].

John signed a will on 24 Jul 1848 in Washington County, Alabama [3]. He died only 5 days later on 29 Jul 1848 [2]. The location of his grave is not known.

Frances lived for a time after John's death in Washington County. She appears on the 1850 United States census in the household of her son Abner [11]. She traveled to Texas soon after this time, probably with Abner as he is seen in Montgomery County by Mar 1853 [12]. Frances died on 29 Dec 1852 in Grimes County, Texas [2, 4]. She is buried in the Baker Family Cemetery just outside Plantersville, Grimes, Texas [4].

Children of John N. Womack, Sr. and Frances Coleman:
1) Michael Womack
2) Chester Womack
3) John N. Womack, Jr. [2] was born on 24 Mar 1799 in Georgia [2, 13, 14]. He married Tabitha Ford. He died on 23 May 1859 in Montgomery County, Texas and was buried in Womack Cemetery (the cemetery on his land) [13, 15, 16].
4) Vashti Womack [2] was born on 29 Oct 1802 [2].
5) Aurelia Womack [4] was born on 19 Feb 1804 in Washington County, Mississippi Territory [2, 4]. She married Isaac Baker, Sr. on 23 Sep 1827 [2]. She died on 07 Feb 1881 in Galveston, Texas and was buried in Baker Family Cemetery near Plantersville, Grimes, Texas [4].
6) Mary Varchus Womack [2] was born on 29 Mar 1806 [2].
7) Jesse Womack [2] was born on 12 Jul 1807 [2].
8) Daniel Womack [2] was born on 27 Oct 1809 [2].
9) Elizabeth Womack [2, 3] was born on 08 Jan 1812 [2].
10) Francis Hancock Womack [2, 3] was born on 26 May 1815 in Washington County, Mississippi Territory [2]. He married Nancy Grimes. He died about 1875.
11) Abner Womack [3] was born about 1818.
12) Frances Coleman Womack [3] married a Mr. Files.
13) Caroline Womack [3] married a Mr. Campbell.

References
[1] McCall, Mrs. Howard H., Roster of Revolutionary Soldiers in Georgia, Volume 1, Genealogical Publishing Company, 1968. Pages 210 and 249.
[2] National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. XVII, No. 3, September 1929, The National Genealogical Society, Washington, D.C., 1929. Page 49, Transcription of Baker-Womack Family Bible Record.
[3] Probate Court Records of Washington County, Alabama. Will Book B, Page 84; Will of John N. Womack, Sr.
[4] Maxwell, John R., Grimes County Cemeteries, Book Three (Southern), Grimes County Historical Commission, 1998. Page 1, Baker Family Cemetery.
[5] Potter, Dorothy Williams, Passports of Southeastern Pioneers, 1770-1823, Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, 1982. Page 180.
[6] Carter, Clarence Edwin, The Territorial Papers of the United States, Volume V, Mississippi Territory, 1798-1817, United States Government Printing Office, Washington, 1937. Pages 442 and 443.
[7] 1840 United States Census. Washington County, Alabama, Page 277 B.
[8] Waddell, Barbara and Doris Brown, Records of Washington County, Alabama, 1988. Page 4, Washington County, Mississippi Territory 1808 Census.
[9] Ibid. Page 4, Washington County, Mississippi Territory 1810 Census.
[10] Ibid. Page 11, Washington County, Mississippi Territory 1816 Census.
[11] 1850 United States Census. Washington County, Alabama, Page 330 B.
[12] Montgomery County, Texas Cattle Brands 1838-1902, Montgomery County Genealogical and Historical Society. Page 90.
[13] Montgomery County, Texas Cemeteries, Volume 4, Montgomery County Genealogical and Historical Society, 1981. Page 68, Womack Cemetery.
[14] 1850 United States Census. Montgomery County, Texas, Page 46 A.
[15] Montgomery County, Texas Probate Records, Black Box Documents, 1857-1867, Volume 3, Montgomery County Genealogical and Historical Society, Inc., Conroe, Texas, 1988. Pages 36, 37, 38, and 39, probate for John N. Womack, Jr.
[16] Minutes of the Probate Court of Montgomery County, Texas. Book 10, Pages 638 and 639.

1 comment:

  1. here is a link to a site where I've submitted photos of John & Tabitha Womack's gravesites. I would love to see a gedcom on what you have on this WOMACK family as they are my husbands relatives. thanks in advance, Shelia Hartless-Womack. Email: womackshelia@wmconnect.com
    http://www.countygenweb.com/txmontgomery/sturges.htm

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