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Womack Surname DNA Project


Welcome to the Womack Surname DNA Project!


NOTE: includes all variations of Womack, such as Wommack, Warmack, Womac, Wammack, Waymack, Womick, Wamack, Womacks, Wormack, Womach, Womax, Wormick, Warmick, etc.

My name is Robert Burke (robertburke@juno.com), and I am the administrator of this project. Please contact me if you have interest in the Womack DNA project. You can also get information at our Womack Genealogy Board.

Our purpose is to use DNA Testing to confirm documented Womack lines, and to help those who have hit the proverbial "brick wall" in their Womack research to find genetic links. Many Womack researchers believe that most non-African-American Womacks in the United States descend from five Womack brothers who lived in colonial Virginia in the late 1600s. Many people have traced their Womack lineage back to one of these brothers. Another goal of this project is to try to find links to Womack lines which remained in England.


Y-DNA Chart for the Womack Genealogy Project (Y-STR Results)

In the chart below:
Click on person's name for their lineage.
First Name
D
Y
S
19
D
Y
S
385a
D
Y
S
385b
D
Y
S
388
D
Y
S
389i
D
Y
S
389ii
D
Y
S
390
D
Y
S
391
D
Y
S
392
D
Y
S
393
D
Y
S
425
D
Y
S
426
D
Y
S
437
D
Y
S
438
D
Y
S
439
D
Y
S
460
D
Y
S
461
D
Y
S
462
D
Y
S
635
G
A
T
A
A10
G
A
T
A
H4.1
A - Richard Womack and Mary Puckett
Ernest L
 14
 11
 14
 12
 13
 29
 23
 11
 13
 14
 12
 12
 15
 12
 13
 10
 12
 12
 25
 15
 22
Alvis H
 14
 11
 13
 12
 13
 29
 23
 11
 13
 14
 12
 12
 15
 12
 13
 10
 12
 12
 25
 15
 22
Darrel L
 14
 11
 14
 12
 13
 29
 23
 11
 13
 14
 12
 12
 15
 12
 13
 10
 12
 11
 25
 15
 22
Donald F
 14
 11
 14
 12
 13
 29
 23
 11
 13
 14
 na
 12
 15
 12
 13
 10
 12
 11
 25
 15
 22
Farris W
 14
 na
 na
 12
 13
 29
 23
 11
 13
 14
 na
 12
 15
 12
 13
 10
 12
 11
 25
 15
 22
Joel 
 14
 na
 na
 12
 13
 29
 23
 11
 13
 14
 na
 12
 15
 12
 13
 10
 12
 11
 25
 15
 22
Roger G
 14
 11
 14
 12
 13
 29
 23
 11
 13
 14
 12
 12
 15
 12
 13
 10
 12
 11
 25
 14
 22
Carlos U
 14
 11
 11
 12
 13
 29
 23
 11
 13
 14
 12
 12
 14
 12
 11
 10
 12
 12
 25
 15
 22
Samuel W
 14
 11
 14
 12
 13
 29
 23
 11
 13
 14
 0
 12
 15
 12
 13
 10
 12
 11
 25
 15
 22
Robert D
 14
 11
 14
 12
 13
 29
 23
 11
 13
 14
 na
 12
 15
 12
 13
 10
 12
 11
 25
 15
 22
Virgil E
 14
 11
 14
 12
 13
 29
 23
 11
 13
 14
 12
 12
 15
 12
 13
 10
 na
 na
 na
 na
 na
B - Abraham Womack (died 1733 in Henrico Co, VA)
Jack F
 14
 14
 15
 14
 12
 28
 23
 10
 11
 13
 12
 11
 16
 10
 11
 10
 12
 13
 22
 15
 21
Mark D
 14
 14
 15
 14
 12
 28
 23
 10
 11
 13
 12
 11
 16
 10
 11
 10
 12
 13
 22
 15
 21
Steve 
 14
 14
 15
 14
 12
 28
 23
 10
 11
 13
 12
 11
 16
 10
 11
 10
 12
 13
 22
 15
 21
Nelson
 14
 na
 na
 14
 12
 28
 23
 10
 11
 13
 na
 11
 16
 10
 11
 10
 12
 13
 22
 15
 21
Alton W
 14
 14
 15
 14
 12
 28
 23
 10
 11
 13
 12
 11
 16
 10
 12
 10
 12
 13
 22
 15
 21
Paul G
 14
 14
 15
 14
 12
 28
 23
 10
 11
 13
 12
 11
 16
 10
 12
 10
 12
 13
 22
 15
 21
Brian 
 14
 14
 15
 12
 12
 28
 23
 10
 11
 13
 12
 12
 16
 10
 11
 10
 12
 12
 22
 16
 21
Jay B
 14
 14
 15
 14
 12
 27
 23
 10
 11
 13
 na
 11
 16
 10
 11
 10
 12
 13
 21
 15
 21
Ralph E
 14
 na
 na
 14
 12
 28
 23
 10
 11
 13
 na
 11
 16
 10
 11
 10
 12
 13
 22
 15
 21
C - John Womack and Mary Akin
Warren W
 13
 12
 14
 12
 14
 31
 24
 10
 13
 13
 12
 12
 15
 12
 12
 11
 12
 11
 23
 14
 22
Fred D
 13
 12
 14
 12
 14
 30
 24
 10
 13
 13
 12
 14
 15
 9
 12
 11
 12
 11
 23
 14
 22
Ray
 13
 na
 na
 12
 14
 30
 24
 10
 13
 13
 na
 12
 15
 12
 12
 11
 12
 11
 23
 14
 22




Notes and Updates

Update 13 Aug 2009:
1) Added Virgil E Womacks's DNA Test Results from Family Tree DNA, note that they did not test for 5 of the 21 markers from the original tests.
2) Added test results for Ray Womack and Ralph Warmack.

Update 26 Jun 2009: Added line for Virgil Edward Womack, still waiting for his complete results from Family Tree DNA.

Also on 26 Jun 2009, added results for Jay Warmack, care of his cousin, Rhonda Warmack Houston. This is very exciting because Jay is our first Warmack tester, and matches very well other Abraham Womack descendents - 18 of 20 markes, and just one repeat difference on the two markers that don't match. You can read more about my research into this line at these links:
Update 11 Jun 2009: Added results for Robert Duncan Womack from his test through Ancestry.com. Also, reformatted all DNA results, and added some missing lineages.

Markers DYS-385a and DYS-385b are not used to compare DNA between people, so we can consider any differences in these markers as insignificant. This is a good thing, considering that Sam and Fred's DYS-385a and DYS-385b were not successfully tested. Update 12 Jul 2006 - I updated results for Sam and Fred from when they re-tested.

Update 15 Feb 2008 - Added Don's test results. Note that Don took a 43-marker test, and I only added the 20 markers which his test had in common with the original 21-marker test (Don was not tested for DYS425 since that marker is no longer used).

Update 11 June 2008 - Added test results for Farris and Joel (brother of Susan Owens). Farris and Joel chose 23 markers to test from the 43 offered by DNA Heritage. Most of the 23 chosen are shown above, but there were a couple more not shown, since the original testing group did not use these. For the couple of markers not shown, Farris, Joel, and Don Womack all match exactly (all are descendants of Bird Womack of Georgia). Farris and Joel did not test for DYS425, since DNA Heritage no longer uses that marker. Also, Farris and Joel did not test for DYS-385a and DYS-385b, since these markers are insignificant.

Update 13 Aug 2008 - Added Nelson's test results. - 23 marker test, see notes for Farris and Joel (above) about markers. Nelson descends from William Womack of Rutherford Co, NC who married Lucy Womack, daughter of Thomas Womack and Louvisa Rice.

Changes to existing DNA results (15 Feb 2008):

  1. DYS425 is now an insignificant marker. DNA Heritage told me that it does not have enough variation to be usefull, and they no longer test for it. Thus, Don's test lacked this marker. Also, the fact that Sam got 0 for this marker is insignificant.
  2. The count for DYS461 was incremented by 1 for everyone, except Sam and Fred. This change took place in June 2004, after most of the test results came back, but before Sam and Fred re-tested. The end result is that everyone has a count of 12 for DYS461.
  3. Marker GATA C4 was renamed DYS635.
  4. Marker TAGA H4 was renamed GATA H4.1, and the count was incremented by 10 for everyone. Note that the old version of this page misspelled TAGA H4 as "GATA H4".
  5. The count for marker GATA A10 was incremented by 2 for everyone.

I have grouped the tests according to who I think is the common ancestor. Note that I added Jack's results from his test as part of the Blanton project.


Interpretation of Results

I know some people are not going to like this, but we have three very distinct Womack haplotypes. What this means, is that there is no way whatsoever that these three groups are genetically related. Furthermore, the "split" seems to go very far back, to colonial Virginia. It is very possible that Abraham, Richard, and John were not related by blood. Rather, they may have been adopted, possibly by the elusive William "the Immigrant" Womack.

Jack relayed to me some words from Bob Stafford, who has traced his family back to colonial Virginia. Here is what Bob said: I have to believe that adoption was a major cause of the diverse results for Colonial VA families, although we don't really have any hard evidence. Up until 1750 there was a low ratio of women to men. People had short lifespans due to the many tropical diseases. If a husband died, the widow would marry very quickly. Some of the children could take on the new surname for whatever reason. This might be even more likely, if a posthumous child was born inside the new marriage.

I can add a little to that, since I have been reading up on colonial Virginia history. The Jamestown colony simply refused to grow for almost 50 years after it was founded. Although thousands of people came to Virginia from England, the population remained very low, because so many died. I have no doubt there were lots of orphan children, and many were taken into unrelated families.

So, we have three distinct Womack haplotypes, although we know that historically they all came from the same area and time. It may be a mystery that is never solved, or perhaps some Womacks in England have the same haplotypes as one of three American Womack haplotypes. Personally, I am not going to worry about it. In fact, it is very helpful in grouping various lines together.

In each line, there is a person or people who have DNA that is most like the others. I think this means that their DNA is most like the common ancestor, though I'm not absolutely sure about that. I will now talk about each of the three groups.


Haplotype A - Richard Womack and Mary Puckett

In this group, Ernest, Alvis, Darrel, Don, Farris, Joel, and Sam are all exact matches (not including insignificant markers). Ernest and Alvis are the same and differ by one from the others. Roger also differs by 1. Carlos differs by 3, which probably indicates a faulty test.

Haplotype B - Abraham Womack (died 1733 in Henrico Co, VA)

This is the most consistent group. Basically, Jack, Mark, and Steve are exact matches. Paul and Alton are exact matches, and differ from Jack/Mark/Steve by just one marker. So this forms a pretty tight group. Jack has concluded that Thomas Womack (who was married to Louvisa Rice) was a descendant of Abraham Womack (died 1733 in Henrico Co, VA). This comes from Jack's research, his involvement in the Blanton project, and this project.

Haplotype C - John Womack and Mary Akin

Warren and Fred differ by three markers (not including DYS-385a and DYS-385b, which are not used in comparisons, and which the lab never finished for Fred anyhow). As with Sam's test, I think Fred's test was mishandled, and I think a second test might show fewer differences between Fred and Warren.


Project Participants

The following people are participating in the Womack Surname Project. For each person, I have their name, home town, and their Womack lineage.


Jack Womack

Odessa TX

Jack is the Womack Surname Project co-administrator, and a frequent contibutor to WGN. Jack was the one who got this project rolling.
  1. Jack Frank Womack
  2. James Frank Womack and Grace Anna (Elsie) Lindsey
  3. Francis Pinckney Womack and Ida H. Talley
  4. Solomon Womack and Rebecca Norris
  5. William Womack and Mary Mullican
  6. William Womack and Anna Goodson
  7. Thomas Womack and Louvisa Rice
  8. Abraham Womack Sr and Ann "Nancy" Blanton
  9. Thomas Womack and Mary Farley
  10. Abraham Womack (died 1733, Henrico Co, VA) and UNKNOWN
  11. William Womack (died before 1677, Henrico Co, VA) and UNKNOWN (maybe Mary LNU)

NOTE: Jack has already been tested as part of another DNA project, but he will be able to compare his results with the rest of us. See The Blanton DNA Page.

Roger Womack

Vancouver, WA

Roger is one of the webmasters of WGN, as well as a frequent contributor.
  1. Roger Womack
  2. Bobby Ernest Womack
  3. Earnest Elijah Womack
  4. George Farris Womack
  5. Larkin A. Womack
  6. William Womack and Catherine (possibly Blankenship)
  7. Alexander Womack, Jr and Amelia "Milly" Buckner
  8. Alexander Womack, Sr and Martha LNU
  9. Richard Womack, Jr and Elizabeth LNU (maybe Puckett)
  10. Richard Womack, Sr and Mary Puckett
  11. William Womack (died before 1677, Henrico Co, VA) and UNKNOWN (maybe Mary LNU)
NOTE: The link between William Womack (#6) and Alexander Womack, Jr is circumstantial, based on tax records, geography, and DNA.
The supposed link between William (#6) and Francis Womack (son of Thomas Womack and Mary Farley) has been disproved by both historical documents and DNA.

Sam Womack

Arizona City, AZ

Sam is a frequent contributor to WGN, plus he has his own Womack sites.
  1. Samuel Wayne Womack
  2. Samuel Otis Womack and Naomi Brewer
  3. Samuel Louis Womack and Sallie Arethusa Scarborough
  4. Thomas Asbury Womack and Carolione "Carrie" Bullington
  5. Samuel M Womack and Mary Jane Norman
  6. Thomas Pannel Womack and Mary Ann "Polly" Little
  7. Jacob Womack and Mary Wills
  8. Alexander Womack, Jr and Amelia "Milly" Buckner
  9. Alexander Womack, Sr and Martha LNU
  10. Richard Womack, Jr and Elizabeth LNU (maybe Puckett)
  11. Richard Womack, Sr and Mary Puckett
  12. William Womack (died before 1677, Henrico Co, VA) and UNKNOWN (maybe Mary LNU)

Carlos Womack, care of his niece, Janet Brewer

Colorado Springs, CO

Carlos has written a book on Womack genealogy.
  1. Carlos Uvalto Womack
  2. Henry Kinchen Womack and Mary Lou Etta Shelton
  3. Henry Roger Womack and Sally V Gossett
  4. Kinchen R Womack and Mary Agnes E LNU
  5. Mansel Womack and Sarah Rogers
  6. Abraham Womack and Martha Mitchell
  7. Richard Womack III and Ann "Nancy" Childers
  8. Richard Womack, Jr and Elizabeth LNU (maybe Puckett)
  9. Richard Womack, Sr and Mary Puckett
  10. William Womack (died before 1677, Henrico Co, VA) and UNKNOWN (maybe Mary LNU)

Steve Womack

Brentwood, TN

Steve's grandfather, Oscar Black Womack, was the editor of Womack Genealogy.
  1. William Stephen Womack
  2. Arsey Womack
  3. Oscar Black Womack
  4. Dr Arsey Womack
  5. William "Big Billy" Womack
  6. William Womack
  7. Thomas Womack and Louvisa Rice
  8. Abraham Womack Sr and Ann "Nancy" Blanton
  9. Thomas Womack and Mary Farley
  10. Abraham Womack (died 1733, Henrico Co, VA) and UNKNOWN
  11. William Womack (died before 1677, Henrico Co, VA) and UNKNOWN (maybe Mary LNU)

Fred Womack

Swainsboro, GA
  1. Fred Darwin Womack and Judy Diane Womack
  2. Darwin Lee Womack and Gussie Mae Shepherd
  3. Moses Malcolm "Mack" Womack and Naomi Bennett
  4. James Madison Womack and Abbie Gill Bunn
  5. Thomas Han Womack and Rebecca Lewis
  6. Thomas Han Womack and Eleanor Jones
  7. William Womack and Elizabeth Shuman
  8. Frederick Womack and Lucia Thrower
  9. William Womack and UNKNOWN
  10. John Womack and Mary Akin
  11. William Womack (died before 1677, Henrico Co, VA) and UNKNOWN (maybe Mary LNU)

Mark Womack

San Jose, CA
Mark is one of the webmasters of WGN, as well as a frequent contributor.
  1. Mark Dwayne Womack
  2. John Alfred Womack, Jr.
  3. John Alfred Womack, Sr.
  4. Charles Watson Womack and Sallie Ola Hudson
  5. Robert Edd Womack and Louisa H. Crowder
  6. Henry Womack and Susan A. B. LNU
  7. William Womack and Rebecca Parker
  8. Abraham Womack and Ann LNU
  9. Abraham Womack (died 1747, Goochland Co, VA) and UNKNOWN
  10. Abraham Womack (died 1733, Henrico Co, VA) and UNKNOWN
  11. William Womack (died before 1677, Henrico Co, VA) and UNKNOWN (maybe Mary LNU)

NOTE from Mark: My line of Womack's have resided in Halifax Co, Virginia since the 1760's, most likely starting with an Abraham Womack. Specifically, the lived in the Clover/Scottsburg area of the county. I can trace with certainty to a William Womack b ca 1762, d before 5 Jun 1829. There is evidence, through tax records, to suggest a strong connection to Abraham Womack (William is listed in a household of Abraham), but there is no will for exact proof. Where Abraham is originally from is my current brick wall.

Warren Womack

Baton Rouge, LA
care of his first cousin, Johnny Womack Case, Longview, TX

Johnny is a contibrutor at WGN; she contributed records of Oak Ridge Cemetery in Marietta, Cass County, TX.
  1. Warren Wayne Womack
  2. Harry Hanes Womack
  3. Elija Vesta Womack and Maggie Astor McDill
  4. John Abner Womack and Mary Frances Wilbanks
  5. Elija John Womack and Sara Ann Horn
  6. William Womack (about 1802 - aft 1860) and Elizabeth Sheppard
  7. which son of Albridgton "Brittain" Womack, Sr and UNKNOWN (Wiley, William, or Brittain Jr)
  8. Albridgton "Brittain" Womack, Sr and UNKNOWN
  9. William Womack and UNKNOWN
  10. John Womack and Mary Akin
  11. William Womack (died before 1677, Henrico Co, VA) and UNKNOWN (maybe Mary LNU)


Darrel Womack

Seattle, WA
  1. Darrel Lee Womack
  2. Earl Lewis Womack and Mary Evelyn Fox
  3. Mark Blaine Womack and Mary Cordelia Gladu
  4. Abner Carroll Womack and Susan Howard
  5. Abner Pryor Womack and Anastasia "Stacy" Short
  6. Richard Womack and Martha LNU
  7. David Womack and Mildred Pryor
  8. Richard Womack III and Ann "Nancy" Childers
  9. Richard Womack, Jr and Elizabeth LNU (maybe Puckett)
  10. Richard Womack, Sr and Mary Puckett
  11. William Womack (died before 1677, Henrico Co, VA) and UNKNOWN (maybe Mary LNU)

Paul Womack

Salem, IL
  1. Paul Gordon Womack
  2. Everette Glenn Womack b. 1902
  3. George Edgar Womack b. 1871
  4. William S. Womack b. 1845
  5. Francis Green (Greenberry?) Womack b. 1814?
  6. William Womack and Rachel Gilpin
  7. Jesse Womack and Sarah Daniels
  8. William Womack and Martha (possibly Watson)
  9. William Womack and Mary LNU
  10. Abraham Womack (died 1733, Henrico Co, VA) and UNKNOWN
  11. William Womack (died before 1677, Henrico Co, VA) and UNKNOWN (maybe Mary LNU)

Brian Wommack

Alexandria, VA
  1. Joel Brian Wommack
  2. Joel Benjamin Wommack, Jr.
  3. Joel Benjamin Wommack, Sr.
  4. Brents Farrel Wommack
  5. Joel Henry Wommack
  6. Benjamin Wommack
  7. Hezekiah M. Wommack
  8. Richard Womack and Ruth Owen
  9. Thomas Womack and Sarah Owen
  10. Abraham Womack (died 1747, Goochland Co, VA) and UNKNOWN
  11. Abraham Womack (died 1733, Henrico Co, VA) and UNKNOWN
  12. William Womack (died before 1677, Henrico Co, VA) and UNKNOWN (maybe Mary LNU)

Al Womack

Morrow, OH
  1. Alton Wayne Womack
  2. Andrew Alton Womack
  3. Elmer Andrew Womack
  4. Andrew Jackson Womack
  5. George Washington Womack
  6. Nathaniel Green(e) Womack
  7. William Womack and Mary LNU
  8. Abraham Womack and Judith Minter
  9. Abraham Womack and Ann LNU
  10. Abraham Womack (died 1747, Goochland Co, VA) and UNKNOWN
  11. Abraham Womack (died 1733, Henrico Co, VA) and UNKNOWN
  12. William Womack (died before 1677, Henrico Co, VA) and UNKNOWN (maybe Mary LNU)

Alvis Womack

Milan, TN
  1. Alvis Hovis Womack
  2. Lyman Odell Womack
  3. Robert Caldwell Womack and Mary Elizabeth Hudgins
  4. Burrell H Womack and Avarilla Cook
  5. Josiah Womack and FNU Rogers
  6. David Womack and Elizabeth Hawkins
  7. Alexander Womack, Sr and Martha LNU
  8. Richard Womack, Jr and Elizabeth LNU (maybe Puckett)
  9. Richard Womack, Sr and Mary Puckett
  10. William Womack (died before 1677, Henrico Co, VA) and UNKNOWN (maybe Mary LNU)

Ernest Womack

Springfield, IL
  1. Ernest LaVerne Womack
  2. Harvey Alva Womack and Edith Roberta Pourchot
  3. Joseph Benjamin Womack and Estella Augusta Cook
  4. Newton Womack and Rebecca (Lowery) Lowry
  5. Obediah Womack and Elizabeth Wood
  6. which son of David Womack and Elizabeth Hawkins (William or Alexander)
  7. David Womack and Elizabeth Hawkins
  8. Alexander Womack, Sr and Martha LNU
  9. Richard Womack, Jr and Elizabeth LNU (maybe Puckett)
  10. Richard Womack, Sr and Mary Puckett
  11. William Womack (died before 1677, Henrico Co, VA) and UNKNOWN (maybe Mary LNU)

Don Womack

Granbury, TX
  1. Donald F Womack
  2. Ferman Chaistain Womack and Ruth Hazel Owenby
  3. Walter Alonzo Womack and Lulu Mae Cochran
  4. Matthew Thomas Womack and Malinda M. Richards
  5. Matthew Marion Womack and Sarah Mote
  6. Thomas J(osiah?) Womack and Esther Goss
  7. Bird Womack and Ann LNU
  8. Josiah Womack and Keziah Wilkinson
  9. Thomas Womack, Sr and UNKNOWN
  10. Richard Womack, Jr and Elizabeth LNU (maybe Puckett)
  11. Richard Womack, Sr and Mary Puckett
  12. William Womack (died before 1677, Henrico Co, VA) and UNKNOWN (maybe Mary LNU)

Farris Womack

Raleigh, NC
  1. Farris Wade Womack
  2. Clete Andrew Womack and Tressie May Johnson
  3. Franklin Floyd Womack and Naomi Jordan
  4. William Harrison Womack, Sr and Harriet Euline Smith
  5. Joel W Womack and Sarah Ann Matthews
  6. Bird Womack and Ann LNU
  7. Josiah Womack and Keziah Wilkinson
  8. Thomas Womack, Sr and UNKNOWN
  9. Richard Womack, Jr and Elizabeth LNU (maybe Puckett)
  10. Richard Womack, Sr and Mary Puckett
  11. William Womack (died before 1677, Henrico Co, VA) and UNKNOWN (maybe Mary LNU)

Joel Womack

St. Petersburg, FL
  1. Joel Terry Womack
  2. Donald Ray Womack and Marion Worley
  3. Travis "Red" Womack and Mildred Appleton King
  4. Jesse S Womack and Kate Walker
  5. John W Womack and Margaret "Peggy" Ann Watson
  6. Thomas J(osiah?) Womack and Esther Goss
  7. Bird Womack and Ann LNU
  8. Josiah Womack and Keziah Wilkinson
  9. Thomas Womack, Sr and UNKNOWN
  10. Richard Womack, Jr and Elizabeth LNU (maybe Puckett)
  11. Richard Womack, Sr and Mary Puckett
  12. William Womack (died before 1677, Henrico Co, VA) and UNKNOWN (maybe Mary LNU)

Nelson Womack

Lincoln, NE
  1. Nelson Womack
  2. Edward Turl Womack and Minnie Mae Morris
  3. Jasper Marion Womack and Florence Eliza Jane Murphy
  4. Abner Terrill Womack and Mary Ann "Polly" Pirtle
  5. William "Buck" Womack and Sarah McBee
  6. William Womack and Lucy Womack (daughter of Thomas Womack and Louvisa Rice)
  7. Isham Womack and UNKNOWN
  8. Thomas Womack and Mary Farley
  9. Abraham Womack (died 1733, Henrico Co, VA) and UNKNOWN
  10. William Womack (died before 1677, Henrico Co, VA) and UNKNOWN (maybe Mary LNU)

Robert Womack

Houston, TX
  1. Robert Duncan Womack
  2. Herman Elbert "Bob" Womack and Mildred Opal Little
  3. Abram Womack and Exer Emma Wells
  4. John Madison 'Buck' Womack and Pleasant Elizabeth 'Betty' Meredith
  5. Abner John 'Jack' Womack and Sarah Watson
  6. David Womack, Jr and Sarah Ann Norris
  7. David Womack and Mildred Pryor
  8. Richard Womack III and Ann "Nancy" Childers
  9. Richard Womack, Jr and Elizabeth LNU (maybe Puckett)
  10. Richard Womack, Sr and Mary Puckett
  11. William Womack (died before 1677, Henrico Co, VA) and UNKNOWN (maybe Mary LNU)

Virgil Edward Womack, care of his daughter, Virgie Ann Womack Halcom

Paulding County, GA
  1. Virgil Edward Womack
  2. Hozea Robert Womack and Lula Addie Newbill
  3. John Wesley Womack and Sarah Ella Cochran
  4. Matthew Marion Womack and Mary Mote
  5. Thomas J(osiah?) Womack and Esther Goss
  6. Bird Womack and Ann LNU
  7. Josiah Womack and Keziah Wilkinson
  8. Thomas Womack, Sr and UNKNOWN
  9. Richard Womack, Jr and Elizabeth LNU (maybe Puckett)
  10. Richard Womack, Sr and Mary Puckett
  11. William Womack (died before 1677, Henrico Co, VA) and UNKNOWN (maybe Mary LNU)

Jay Warmack, care of his cousin, Rhonda Warmack Houston

Folsom, CA
  1. Jay Bradley Warmack
  2. Lorence Ben Warmack and Nancy Lee Schwartz
  3. Randall Edward Warmack and Florence Josephine Richardson
  4. William Whiting Warmack and Leonie Emelina Lanouette
  5. Robert Randall Warmack and Elizabeth Betsy Ann Whiting
  6. William Warmack Sr. and Millicent Martin
  7. Richard Warmack / Walmack / Womack and UNKNOWN
  8. Abraham Womack (died 1747, Goochland Co, VA) and UNKNOWN
  9. Abraham Womack (died 1733, Henrico Co, VA) and UNKNOWN
  10. William Womack (died before 1677, Henrico Co, VA) and UNKNOWN (maybe Mary LNU)

Ray Womack, care of his sister, Wanema Bullard

Hastings, OK
  1. Ray Womack
  2. Bob Clyde Womack and Stella Townsend
  3. William Lark Womack and Lillie Bishop
  4. James Henry Womack and Amanda Forsyth
  5. James Womack and Mary Campbell
  6. James Womack and Elizabeth Dillard
  7. John Womack and Eleanor Rorie
  8. William Womack and UNKNOWN
  9. John Womack and Mary Akin
  10. William Womack (died before 1677, Henrico Co, VA) and UNKNOWN (maybe Mary LNU)

Ralph E Warmack, brother of researcher Malisa Janes

St. Petersburg, FL
  1. Ralph E Warmack
  2. Malcolm Vincel Warmack and Annaliese Otto
  3. Edward "Ned" Warmack and Effie Powell
  4. James Matthew Warmack and Eldora Duval
  5. Edward Warmack and Jemima Hackney
  6. William Warmack Sr. and Millicent Martin
  7. Richard Warmack / Walmack / Womack and UNKNOWN
  8. Abraham Womack (died 1747, Goochland Co, VA) and UNKNOWN
  9. Abraham Womack (died 1733, Henrico Co, VA) and UNKNOWN
  10. William Womack (died before 1677, Henrico Co, VA) and UNKNOWN (maybe Mary LNU)

How to sign up to take a DNA test

First off, only men with the Womack last name (or alternate spelling such as Warmack, Wommack, etc) can take the test, since it relies on Y-DNA (in other words, DNA on the Y chromosome) which only males have. If you are not a male Womack (or Warmack, etc), you can pay for the test for someone who is.

We use DNA Heritage for our testing (http://www.dnaheritage.com/). I believe they in turn use Sorenson Genomics for the lab work.

The total cost is $137.77 (as of July 2009). This is for a 23-marker test that will give adequate results to compare with the DNA of other male Womacks (including alternate spellings such as Warmack, Wommack, etc) who tested earlier. You can also pay $189 if you would like the full 43-marker test. This is nice to have, but not necessary. More markers mean more accuaracy, but you should not need that much accuaracy to show which of the three Womack groups you belong to.

I can sign you up for the test. I need a mailing address and phone number to fill out the form on DNA Heritage. If you are paying for someone else to take the test, I need that person's mailing address.

The test kit will get mailed to you (or to the person taking the test), and it has everything you need, including instructions and a return envelope. It is basically a cotton swab (like a big Q-tip) and a tube of saline water with a cap on the end. You rub the swab on the inside of your cheek, drop the swab into the tube, put the cap back on, put the tube in the return envelope, and mail it back to DNA Heritage. Once they receive the test kit, they will send you an email asking for payment, and you can pay online with a credit card. Once they are paid, they analyze your DNA, and email you when the results are ready, usually in 3 weeks or less. They also send a nice certificate with your results through the regular mail.

DNA Heritage has some answers to common questions here: http://www.dnaheritage.com/faqs.asp (your test will be a Y-STR test)

To recap, I need:

  1. Do you want to take the basic test ($137.77) or the full test ($189).
  2. Your mailing address (or, if paying for someone else to take the test, their mailing address)
  3. Your phone number

I will also eventally need the lineage of you or the person taking the test, see the examples on this page. Just go back as far as you know. You can get this to me later. Once the results come in, I will ask your permission to post the results on this page.

Let me know if I can clarify anything.

- Robert Burke


Womack Chart showing Y-DNA Haplotypes

This chart shows the first few generations of Womacks in America. Note that it only shows male Womacks, not their wives or daughters.

Important NOTE: Although in the chart I call Haplotype A "Richard Womack and Mary Puckett", we do not know for sure that Richard Womack (#17 below) who married Mary Puckett had the same Y-DNA as his son Richard Jr (married Elizabeth LNU, maybe Puckett). We know Richard Jr's DNA for certain, because we know the DNA of three of his sons (Richard III, Alexander Sr, and Thomas Sr). We need a DNA test from a descendant of William Womack, son of Richard Womack and Mary Puckett. If that is the same as the descendants of Richard Jr, then we will know Richard Sr's DNA type.

Likewise, we cannot say for certain anything about John Womack (#26) who married Mary Akin. From the current tests, we just know the DNA of his son, William.

We do know for sure the Y-DNA of Abraham Womack Sr (#02 below), because we have DNA test from descendants of all three of his sons (through six of his grandsons). Some people have confused the DNA tests with the Thomas Womack / Louvisa Rice issue. Thomas Womack and Archer Blanton were born out of wedlock to Abraham Womack (#09 in the chart below) and Ann Blanton. In addition, Abraham had two legitimate sons by two different wives - Abraham Jr (married Elizabeth Stubblefield) and Abner (married Agnes Reed). The DNA of descendants of Thomas Womack & Louvisa Rice matches that of descendants of Abraham (#02) from other lines. Thus, the Womack DNA split happened long before the Abraham Womack and Ann Blanton affair.


Color Codes:
Unknown Haplotype
Haplotype A - Richard Womack and Mary Puckett
Haplotype B - Abraham Womack (died 1733 in Henrico Co, VA)
Haplotype C - John Womack and Mary Akin