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Womack Early Records in America

Thomas Womack of Rowan County, North Carolina

This essay concerns Thomas Womack, who left a will in Rowan Co, NC dated 8 Oct 1799. See North Carolina Records for transcription. I am not going to focus on Thomas's origins or his marriage to Sarah Owen, but mostly on his descendants, with the exception of his son Richard Womack. A great deal of work has already been done on Richard Womack. His descendants went to west Tennessee and then on to southwest Missouri, where they tended to spell the name "Wommack". So, this essay will focus on the other children of Thomas besides Richard.

The late Joyce Wommack researched this line extensively. She had a website called "Womack Register" which I went to often, but which is now, sadly, gone from the Internet.

Thomas Womack and wife Sarah Owen came from Virginia and settled in Rowan Co, NC (the part which was split off to form Davidson Co, NC in 1822).

Early Records of Rowan Co, NC

The Abraham Womack in the 1771 Rowan petition was likely the Abraham Womack who later made his will in Lincoln Co, NC in 1803 (and from whom a huge number of Womacks descend). This fits in with the rivers named in the petition and being 140 miles away (a little bit of an exageration, at least for Abraham). Thomas Womack, with whom this essay deals, settled in the present-day Davidson Co, NC area, which is a lot closer than 140 miles from Salisbury.

The Womacks in the rest of the Rowan Co, NC records above are all probably either Thomas or his sons. Swearing Creek runs through Davidson Co, NC to the south and west of Lexington. It flows into the Yadkin River.

Thomas Womack names in his will "my dearly beloved children, namely, Sarah Womack, Abraham Womack, William Womack, Richard Womack, Jesse Womack, Bird Womack, Eppy Womack" who are to split his property. He also mentions son Archibald Womack (not described as "beloved") who is to receive "ten shillings to be raised out of my Estate". Apparently, Thomas had some sort of falling out with Archibald.

I think that Thomas listed his sons, with the exception of Archibald, in birth order. Jesse, Bird, and Eppy are listed last. They also do not appear in the 1784 Rowan tax list, though their brother Abraham, William, Richard, and Archibald do appear, listed in that order, after their father Thomas. According to Ancestry Redbook, the definition of a white poll in North Carolina varied until 1784, when it became any white male 21 and over, with no upper limit. Thus, Thomas was listed, although he was probably older than 50 in 1784. Note that Thomas owned no real estate, nor does he mention any in his will.

Sarah may have been the first born of Thomas's children, or maybe she was listed first because she was his only daughter. From the will and the tax lists, I think the birth order of Thomas's sons was Abraham, William, Richard, Archibald, Jesse, Bird, and Eppy. In the 1850 Census, Jesse was still alive (80, VA, in Warren Co, KY), as was Eppy (102, NC, Buchanan Co, MO). Richard's widow Ruth (Owen) Womack was also still alive in 1850 (87, VA, Greene Co, MO). No one seriously believes that Eppy was 102 in 1850; he appears to have played a joke on the census enumerator. Since Jesse, Bird, and Eppy were in the 1796 tax list (indicating they were at least 21), but not in the 1784 tax list with their older brothers, we can conclude they were born after 1763, and thus Eppy could not have been older than 86 in 1850. He was likely closer to 82, and told the census enumerator he was 20 years older.

Rowan Co, NC Marriages (from Roger Womack's site)

Bride: Susanna Parker *
Groom: Abraham Wammack
Bond Date: 14 Jan 1804
County: Rowan
Record #: 02 450
Bondsman: Allen Wammack
Witness: A L Osborn Deputy Clerk
Bond #: 000130191

Bride: Sarah Brookshire *
Groom: Archer Womack
Bond Date: 14 Feb 1791
County: Rowan
Record #: 02 473
Bondsman: Peter Arthur Gi
Witness: C Caldwell, Deputy Clerk
Bond #: 000130588

Archibald Womack, son of Thomas, believed to be the Archer (probably a misreading of "Archie") Womack who married Sarah Brookshire. Archibald appears in the 1790 and 1810 censuses of Rowan Co, NC. He should not be confused with a younger Archibald Womack who was in the 1810 Census of Lincoln Co, NC. In 1790, Archibald was one male over 16 (himself), no males under 16, and two females (unknown who they were). In 1810, Archibald was listed as male over 45, with a male under 10 (a son, probably named Thomas), a female 10-15 (probably a daughter), and a female 26-45 (probably his wife, Sarah Brookshire). There is a Rowan Co, NC marriage record for Thomas Wamox to Narcissa Chapman dated 29 Mar 1815, bondsman William Dickson; this Thomas does not fit into the descendants of Richard Womack, like almost all the other Womack marriage records in Rowan and Davidson Cos, NC. I think that this was possibly Archibald's son, though he was must have been older than 10 in 1810. Thomas Womack is listed in the 1830 and 1840 Censuses of Davidson Co, NC. The 1850 Census shows his wife "Narcissey D Wommack" in Davidson Co, NC, but Thomas may not have been dead - he may be the Thomas Wamack, age 55, living in Rowan Co, NC with Margaret Dickson (note that the bondsman for his marriage to Narcissa was William Dickson). Nothing more known of Archibald Womack.

Abraham Womack, son of Thomas, was in the 1790 Census of Rowan Co, NC and the 1810 Census of Warren Co, KY. In 1790, he has 5 males over 16 (himself, possibly his father, probably some of his brothers), a male under 16 (unknown), and one female (unknown). In 1810, he had a male over 45 (himself), a male 26-45 (unknown), a male 16-25 (unknown), and a female over 45 (probably his wife, Susannah LNU).

Other Womack Families in Warren Co, KY
There were two other Womack families in the 1810 Census of Warren Co, KY - "Mathew Wormack" and "Wm Wormack" listed in a row, about 26 pages after "Abraham Wormack", the son of Thomas. In 1810, Warren Co, KY was much larger than it currently is, and it was adjacent to Tennessee. The descendants of Matthew and William spell the name "Warmack". I do not know the parents of Matthew and William, but I suspect they were brothers. They both married in Guilford Co, NC. From the marriage records above, Matthew, William, and Lucy make a clear grouping due to who they married, and the bondsmen. Some undocumented info on the Internet give their parents as William Warmack and Mary Jane Deese. A Stephen Ramsey is in the 1810 Census of Warren Co, KY (p.277), 4 pages before Matthew and William "Wormack"; I know nothing further about Stephen Ramsey and his wife Lucy Warmack. Matthew and William Warmack each had children in Kentucky within a couple years of 1810, as indicated by later census records: By the 1820 Census, William and Matthew Warmack were in Davidson Co, TN, where William stayed the rest of his life; his widow Milly was there in the 1850 Census. Before 1830, Matthew Warmack moved to Missouri, though I cannot find him in the 1830 Census. Matthew Warmack was in the 1840 Census of Wayne Co, MO; he and his wife apparently both died before 1850, but their children were in the 1850 Census of Wayne Co, MO.

There are a few clues that may point to a relationship between the Warmacks who came from Guilford Co, NC, and the Womacks who came from present-day Davidson Co, NC. First off, these counties are adjacent. Secondly, a Matthew Wommack was the bondsman for a marriage in Rowan Co, NC on 3 Mar 1792 between Elisabeth Palmer and Joshua Todd; this may be the same Matthew who later married Margaret "Peggy" Ramsey in Guilford Co, NC. Thirdly, the Warmacks in Wayne Co, MO appear to be associated with a Parker family, like the Womacks from Rowan/Davidson were, though it may be a totally different Parker family.
Allen Wommack of Rowan Co, NC; Warren Co, KY; Lafayette Co, MO; and Buchanan Co, MO

Abraham Womack's Rowan Co, NC marriage bond to Sussanah Parker had Allen Wammack as the bondman. Allen was also a witness to the will of Thomas Womack, Abraham's father. The relationship of Allen to Thomas is currently unknown. Allen appears in Warren Co, KY records near Thomas's children, and he died in Buchanan Co, MO, where Eppy Womack, Thomas's son, was in 1850. See the Womack research of Linda Sparks Starr.

The following copied from Linda Sparks Starr's research at

Warren Co. Kentucky

Allen Womack paid $60 for 85 acres from Landan Key 19 OCT 1805 per Deed 
Book C, p. 328. Witnesses were: John Reavis, Wm & Bird Womack

Allen does not appear on the 1810 census for Warren Co.; the only WOMACKs 
listed are: Abraham, Matthew and William. 

Warren Co. Tax List: 
1810 Allen paid taxes on 180 acres
1813 Allen paid taxes on 150 acres
1815  Allen not on this tax list  
1816 Allen is on this tax list
1817 Allen is not on this list
1818 Allen on this list along with Jesse, William. Byrd and Abram
1819 no WOMACKs on this list.

Allen and Byrd Womack were involved with estate of Elliott Isbell along with 
Temple Elliott Isbell, Westley and Thomas Hill April 1817.  

Allen sold 417 acres 1 MAR 1819 to John M. Albritten per Deed Book I-9. [see 
full transcription in WnDBk1-9]. Albritten paid $370 for this tract located on Big 
Barren River in fork of it and Drake's Creek. The witnesses were: Temple Isbell, 
John Dayel and Robert Todd.

REB NOTE: I think that Linda did not list other Womacks in the Warren Co, KY tax lists, except for the year 1818. I have not seen the tax list records. Other records show that Abraham, William, Jesse, Bird, and Eppy were all in Warren Co, KY.

Womack records in Warren Co, KY REB NOTE: There is a lot of messed up genealogy on the Internet that can be disproved easily by actually looking at the source records. Bird Womack did not marry Hannah Johnson! No idea where that came from. The Jesse Womack who married Hannah Johnson was Jesse Jr, not Jesse Sr! Lastly, Eppy Womack did not marry Elizabeth Pinkerton, he married Mrs Elizabeth Pinkerton, so her maiden name is unknown.

Warren Co, KY Deed Record Abstracts
See Warren County KY, Will Book B 1814-1823 -

WATT, William. Sale Bill. Administrator Elizabeth Watts. Appraisers William Hickmond, Matthew Knowles, Abraham Wommack, John Barnet. Recorded October court 1814. pg23.

Marriages of Edmonson, Co, KY
Note that I do not have the full records, they probably have witnesses and possibly parent's names.

Beaver Dam Baptist Church Records, Edmonson Co, KY

Parker family relationships to Womacks Edward Parker Family

Will of Edward Parker; Rowan Co, NC; H:112; 3 May 1819; Probated May Court 1821
Last Will and Testament of Edward Parker. Legatees: Sons Turner S. Parker [married 1822 Betsy Daniel], Daniel, David, Will and Peter. Daughters Polly wife of William Abbot, Rebeca wife of William Wammock, Kitty wife of Moses Nelson, Patience wife of William Rousey, Betsy, and Nancy wife of William Rudsley, Thomas Hughes husband of my daughter Susanna, Shelby son of Royal Parker; executor: son Turner S. Parker; witnesses: J. A Pearson, Beal W. Hendren

Copied from, Pettypoole/Parker family

1795 August 5. Letters of Administration on the estate of William Pettypool, dec'd granted to Susanna Parker, who qualified & gave bond with William Petman, John Weand, securities in the sum of £300.

1796 May 4. Letters of Administration on the estate of Stephen Pettypool issued to Susanna Parker who qualified & gave bond with Hugh Morgan, security in the sum of £1000.

The identity of Susannah Parker is unknown, however, she was alive in 1802 & 1803 when Stephen Pettypool's estate settlement was appealed in Salibury Superior Court. The estate properties located in Salisbury District and in the possession of William Cole, Esq., were seven slaves, Benjamin, Dinah, Sauney, Joe, Dolly, Jud[e], and Sam (17).

1802 March 19. Susannah Parker, Admx of Stephen Pettypoole vs. William Cole. On a rule to show cause why a new trial shall not be granted. On solemn argument the Court adjudges that a new trial be granted on payment of all the costs.

1803 September 19. Susannah Parker, Administratrix of Stephen Pettypoole vs. William Cole. Detinue No. 2nd. Find that the Defendant does detain within three years the negroes mentioned in the plaintiffs declaration that is to say, Dinah, of the value of one hundred fifty pounds- Benjamin of the value of two hundred pounds; Sauney of the value of two hundred pounds; Joe, of the value of two hundred pounds; Dolly of the value of two hundred pounds; Jud, of the value of two hundred pounds; and Sam, of the value of one hundred fifty pounds; and assess the plaintiffs damage to six pence and six pence cost.

In 1785 William Cole, Justice of the County Court, had been appointed the guardian of the orphans of a George Parke and his wife, Agnes Nichols (Rowan County marriage bond dated 5 February 1762, Jacob Nichols and Henry Lively, bondsmen.) (18). It is not known if there is any relationship between Agnes Nichols and William Nichols, son-in-law of Stephen and Sarah Pettypool.

1785 May 5 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, William Cole, Esq apptd guardian of John Park, Mary Park [married 1787 Robert McKee], Agness Park, Joshua Park, Huldy Park, & Jacob Nichols Park, orphans of George Park dec'd & gave £400 bond with James McCay [McKee] security.

Susannah Parker apparently married immediately after 1803, since the 1804 powers-of-attorney in Salem County, South Carolina noted that "Mrs. Parker, widow tho now married to another name". A Susannah Parker, daughter of Edward Parker, and Thomas Hughs recorded a marriage bond on 11 November 1804 in Rowan County, North Carolina, with a Samuel Hughs as the bondsman. Edward Parker, in his Last Will and Testament dated 3 May 1819, named Thomas Hughes, husband of my daughter Susanna[h]. Edward Parker lived on Bear Creek in Davie County in 1815 (19):

In 1804, John Pettypool of Claremont County, South Carolina, gave power of attorney to Theodore McKee and James Smith of Rowan County, North Carolina, to recover money due from the sale of the slaves Dolly and Jude from Abraham Womack (21).  These women were a part of the estate of Stephen Pettypool over which Susannah Parker sued William Cole, and so this record suggests that John P. Pool was a legatee, probably a son, of Stephen and Sarah Pettypool.

1804 November 17. John P. Pool of Claremont County, South Carolina, power of attorney to Theodore McKie and James Smith of Rowan County, to collect debts due from Abraham Womock; signed: John (X) P. Pool. Witnesses: Owen Strange, Gasper Smith. Proved by Smith at February Court 1805

1805 February. Bill of Sale from Abraham Wamack, yeoman, to William Daniel and Simon Daniel, for $800, a Negro woman named Dolley and a Negro woman named Jude. Witnesses: Rob't McKee, James Smith, proved by Smith at February Court 1805.

Abraham Womack has been said to have married Susannah Parker, daughter of Edward Parker. This is incorrect. The truth is a little more complicated. Edward Parker did have a daughter named Susannah, but she married Thomas Hughes, as stated in Edward's will. Abraham's brother, William Womack, did marry Rebecca Parker, a daughter of Edward Parker, as proved by Edward Parker's will. Abraham Womack married a widow, Susannah LNU Parker, widow of Unknown Parker. See the Pettypoole genealogy data above. Susannah administered the estate of Stephen Pettypoole, which involved several slaves. Legal records name Susannah Parker as a widow, then in 1804 as remarried. The compiler of the Pettypoole genealogy must have missed the marriage record of Abraham Womack to Susannah Parker in Rowan Co, NC on 21 Jan 1804. This is the missing piece. Abraham Womack sold some of the slaves from the Stephen Pettypoole estate, and John Pettypool of South Carolina tried to get the money from the sale of the slaves from Abraham Womack.

It does not appear that Abraham Womack and Susannah LNU had any children. Abraham may have been married prior to Susannah, and may have had a son (the 1790 census shows a male under 16 in Abraham's household). This is just a wild guess, but the Abraham Womack in the 1840 and 1850 (p.343, listed as 60, born in NC) censuses of Obion Co, TN and in the 1860 Census of Arkansas Co, AR (p.50, listed as 73, born in SC). No more known about Abraham Womack, son of Thomas.

William Womack, son of Thomas, married Rebecca Parker, as proven by the will of Edward Parker (Rowan Co, NC). William appears in Rowan Co, NC tax list in 1796 and 1798, and in Warren Co, KY deed records from 1805 to 1810. He also appears in the Warren Co, KY tax list in 1819. I do not know anything else about William Womack and Rebecca Parker of Rowan Co, NC and Warren Co, KY after 1819; I do not know if they had children.

William Womack and wife Rebecca Parker confused with the William and Rebecca Womack in early Gallatin County, Illinois

William Womack and wife Rebecca Parker have been claimed to be the William and Rebecca Womack who appear in records of Gallatin Co, IL, and the probable parents of Green Womack of Gallatin/Shelby Cos, IL and Putnam Co, MO, among other children. THIS IS INCORRECT! There was another William Womack married to another Rebecca, last name currently unknown. We know this because in 1810, deed records of Warren Co, KY place William Womack (husband of Rebecca Parker) there (see Warren Co, KY records, above). However, court records of Caldwell Co, KY indicate that William and Green Womack were there in 1810.
Caldwell Co, Court Order Bk B1,1810 (Sept./Nov.)
Monday Sept 3rd 1810, p.103 - Ord the following hands be allotted to work on the road whereof James HOLLY is Surveyor towit ... Wm WOMACK, Green WOMACK, ... [con. p. 104] ... Walter THITFORD ... Jas. THETFORD ...

Also, Caldwell Co, KY marriage records have Nancy Womack, with consent of father William Womack, marrying Walter Thedford (also in the 1810 court record above) in 1813; in the 1830 Census of Gallatin Co, IL, Walter Tedford was listed two lines before Rebecca Wommack. The 1818 Illinois Territorial Census of Gallatin County lists William Wormack and Green Wormack; the 1820 Illinois State Census of Gallatin County lists Rebekah Wammock, Green Wammock, and Benjamine [sic] Wammock. From the numbers in the households in 1818 and 1820, Rebecca was likely the widow of William Womack who died between 1818 and 1820. The William Womack who married Rebecca Parker was in the 1818 tax list of Warren Co, KY, making it very unlikely it was the same William/Rebecca Womack in Gallatin Co, IL.

Also, Green Womack was born in 1788 in South Carolina or Georgia - in the 1850 Census, Green was listed as born in SC; in 1860 and 1870 he was listed as born in GA; in 1880 and later censuses his kids listed where their father was born as GA (several times), SC (several times), TN (once), NC (once), and Ireland (once). The consensus of all the census records is that Green Womack was born in GA or SC, not in Rowan Co, NC, which knocks another hole in the theory that William Womack/Rebecca Parker were his parents.

There were a lot of William Womacks, so it should not be too surprising that two different William Womacks married women named Rebecca. I will soon do an essay on William Womack and Rebecca LNU of Gallatin Co, IL; there is a lot of incorrect information and confusion about this line on the Internet.

WGN Message - 10 Mar 2001

Saturday, March 10, 2001 at 16:50:41 (PST)
Margy Womack Granger

To Marty Womack Simon

Hi! It appears we are distant cousins!

In regard to your posting:

I'm certain there are others more knowledgeable than myself but I believe we are still working with the belief that your William Womack married Rebecca Parker "b. ca 1760/70" per CW. Sorry to say I've never found a bond for William & Rebecca, nor does Rebecca Parker appear to be the sib of Susannah Parker who married Abraham Womack.

Correct me please if this is not the will abstract for Rebecca's father.

Rowan Co. NC Will Abstracts
H: 112. Edward Parker. May 3, 1819. prb. May 1821.
Sons: Turner S. Parker, Daniel, David, Will and Peter.
Daughters: Polly (wife of William Abbot), Rebecca (wife of William Wammock), Ketty (wife of Moses Nelson), Patience (wife of William Rousey), Betsey and Nancy Pudsley (wife of William Pudsley). Thomas Hughes, husband of my daughter Susanna. Shelby, son of Royal Parker. Exr: son Turner S. Parker. Wit: J. A. Pearson, Beal W. Hendren.

Also to the best of my knowledge the following records belong to your William Womack [believed to have removed to Warren Co. Ky.]

Book 19 page 841: Jan. 10, 1806, William Strange--no wife signs--lets Benjamin Strange (both of Rowan Co. N.C.) have 120 acres on Swearing Creek next John Smith, William Womack & Robert McKie, for 100 pounds, witnessed by James Coler & Theoderic McKie & proved by the latter in Nov, 1806. ("This is part of the land which Abraham Womack let said Wm. Strange have.")

Book 21:888, _____? 1810, WILLIAM WOMACK of Kentucky--no wife signs--lets Samuel Sloan of Rowan Co, NC, have 62 acres next David Smith & Robert McKee, for $____?, witnessed by James Coler? & Smith Blair & proved by the latter Nov. 1810.

Book 22:84: Oct. 13, 1810, WILLIAM WAMOUGH, as agent of Bird & Epps Womack--all of Warren Co. Kentucky--let John Miller of Rowan Co. NC, have 165 acres on Swearing Creek next Joseph Haden, Michael Myers & William Strange, for $1000.00, witnessed by Jn. Coles (?) Michael Holshouser & proved by the latter in May 1811.

Researchers [past & present] are striving to learn more on our ancestor Thomas Womack/Wommack of Rowan Co. NC.

Best regards,

Margy Womack Granger

Richard Womack, son of Thomas - skipping him, as there is plenty of good information on his line avaliable. See North Carolina Records for a transcription of Richard's will.

Jesse Womack, son of Thomas - TODO

Bird Womack, son of Thomas - TODO

Eppy Womack, son of Thomas - TODO

Sarah Womack, daughter of Thomas - TODO

		DIXON, JOHN                          THEDFORD, LUCY                       10/23/1834    /              GALLATIN            

Article 1242 from Heritage of Davidsion County, North Carolina



It was the final day of 1804 and over the domicile of Richard and Ruth Womack a bird circled, the figurative stork with a beakful. Twin daus. were delivered to the aging enceinte mistress of the household, now 43.


Over the years seldom had she been seen without a babe at her breast since her marriage: James, Sarah, Daniel, Hezekiah, Edith, Josiah, Nancy, twins Rebecca and Agness, and possibly several others who d. before reaching maturity.


Dicky and Ruthy, cousins they were. Their families moved from Halifax Co., Va, to near Lexington. He was the son of Thomas and Sarah (Owen) Womack and she the dau. of James Owen, a bro. to the said Sarah. Not content with being friends, they desired to be lovers so they wed about 1785. During the past year he served in the militia.


So they observed the seasons and cycles of life amidst the oaks on their land on Swearing Creek, part of which she had inherited, It lay on the road from Lexington to Holthouser’s Mill. In 1820 they deeded a lot to the Stoney Ridge Schoolhouse ‘for the encouragement of education.’’


Their oldest son d., early in 1820. According to family tradition, he d. of injuries received while teaming horses. He left a widow and 5 children. The months passed slowly after this grief, and as the winter solstice approached Richard then weak of body sensed his mortality and drew up swill. He committed his “body to the dust from whence it came’’ but asked to be “decently buried.”


Soon enough this man of 60, more or less, breathed his last, and whiskey was served at the burying as friends and relatives toasted his departure. It seems unlikely that any of his Womack kin were there that momentous day as they had moved far away, but the Owens were satin numbers. By now 5 of the children had married (3 to Owen kin) and 3 daus. still remained at home with the twins who were 16.


And so it was that the relict took charge of the plantation which she was to have until her death or remarriage. She received present crops and choice of “horse creatures, cow ‘kind, and fattening hogs now a fattening.” In addition, the widow got necessary tools, a wagon, household goods and furniture. A sale disposed of the remainder, and on this occasion brandy was served. The executors of the estate were son Daniel and son-in-law John Hodge. The heirs of the eldest son received the major share.


The widow, now about 60, chose not to marry again. The other children m., and about 1839 members of the family started to exit this area and over the nest several years most left. They settled in Tenn for several years but moved on to Mo. Surprisingly the dowager opted to go “ever the mountains’’ for adventure rather than remain behind and be bur. beside her husband. She had been m. in excess of 30 years, and her widowhood was equally as long. Still alive in 1850 she was then 87 according to the census. Many descendants changed the spelling to Wommack.


Richard Womack, b. 1756-65 in Va., d. 1820-21 near Lexington, NC. made his will 16 Dec. 1820 and it was probated Aug. 1821, m. c1785 Ruth Owen, b. c1763 in Halifax Co., Va., d. post 1850 Greene/Webster Co., Mo. Their children, all b. near Lexington:


1) James, b. ci1786, d. soon after 15 Jan. 1820 of accident near Lexington, m. 1 Dec. 1810 Polly (Owen) Wiseman;

2) Sarah, b. c1788, m. by 1820 John Hodge;

3) Daniel? Henderson, b. 17 Sept. 1793, d. 27 July 1867 Greene Co., Mo., m. 31 July 1813 Mary, dau. of Richard Owen.

4) Hezekiah ? Carr, b. ante 1798, d. 7 Mar. 1878 Greene Co., Mo., m. 19 Feb. 1820 Margaret Owen, dau. of Benjamin and Christiana (Smith) Owen, m. 2nd 18 Jan. 1834 Mary Windows, m. 3rd 1849 Caroline N. Hutchens;

5) Edith, b. c1794, m. 23 Dec. 1815 David Owen;

6) Josiah, b. 22 Sept. 1797, d. 13 Dec.

1854 Texas Co., Mo., m. c1828 Mary Kepley, dau. of Henry Kepley;

7) Nancy, b. c1797, m.?;

8) Rebecca B., b. 31 Dec. 1804 (twin), d. 22 Jan. 1867 Webster Co., Mo. of cancer, m. 20

Oct. 1832 Jesse Wilson Heartley;

9) Agnes (twin), d. c1866 from cut to foot by a hoe, Webster Co., Mo., m. c1831 Lewis Gibbens.


Sources: Court and family records.


—A. Jean Lervey

Article 1243 from Heritage of Davidsion County, North Carolina



An the Revolutionary War erupted Tom and Sary Womack were living on their Halifax County, Va. farm with their nearly grown family of 7 sons and a daughter. Change loomed as they made a decision to move to N.C. So they trudged southwestward some 140 miles. After sampling life here, they found if preferable; thus, in 1780 they sold their Va. property.


By 1778 William Womack appears in Rowan Co. later followed by Abraham, Thomas and other members of the family. Thomas did not purchase land here, but his son, Abraham, did receive a grant which was on the waters of Swearing Creek. Other relatives encouraged by their reports joined them, locating in the Jersey settlement.


Both Thomas and Sarah had been native Virginians. He was the son of Abraham Womack whose family has been traced back to 673 in Henrico Co. of that state. He m. c1747 Sarah, dau. of Richard and Elizabeth Owen.


And so it was that in Oct. of 1799 aged Thomas being “sick and weak of body” made a will bequeathing his personal estate of livestock, household goods and furniture to his ‘beloved” children: Sarah, Abraham, William, Richard, Jesse, Bird and Eppy. Another

son, Archibald, not designated beloved” was given only 10 shillings to be raised sot of the estate which suggests an estrangement. In Nov. 1802 this will was probated. Sarah had predeceased her husband, possibly by 1790.


The Womacks intermarried with the Parker, Owen, and Brookshire families among others. In 1805 all but 2 sons moved to Warren Co., Ky., and from there dispersed by 1819 to other parts. Little is known at their descendants. The two remaining were Archibald and Richard. The former disappeared from records after 1810 while the latter remained here until his death


Both Thomas and Sarah are probably bur. with her kin in the Owen Cem. No markers exist for them.


Marriage records are so follows: Abraham

Womack m. 14 Jan. 1804 Susannah Parker.

William Womack m. Rebecca Parker dau. of

Edward. Richard Womack m. c1785 Ruth

Owen. Archibald Womack m. 14 Feb. 1791

Sarah Brookshire. Jesse Womack m. Lettice

(?). Sarah Womack m. 31 July 1805 Isham

Reavis in Ky. Eppy Womack m. 19 Apr.

1819 Mrs. Elizabeth Pinkerton in Ky.


Source: Court records.

— A. Jean Lurvey