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11. HENRY5 WOMACK (WILLIAM4, RICHARD3, WILLIAM2, CHARLES AUGUSTUS1) was born 1709 in Henrico Co. VA, and died 1789 in Goochland Co. VA. He married (1) MARTHA 'PATSY' PUCKETT Abt. 1731 in Henrico Co. VA, daughter of RICHARD PUCKETT. She was born 1715 in Henrico Co. VA, and died Bef. 25 February 1783 in Henrico Co. VA. He married (2) MARY ANN TERRY 31 July 1778.


15. i. LUCY6 WOMACK, b. 1733, Goochland Co. VA; d. 25 October 1826, McMinn Co. TN.


iii. HENRY WOMACK, JR., m. MARY OR ANNE TERRY, 31 July 1778, Louisa Co. VA.


12. ABRAHAM5 WOMACK (ABRAHAM4, ABRAHAM3, WILLIAM2, CHARLES AUGUSTUS1) was born Abt. 1744 in Goochland Co. VA, and died Abt. 1834 in Monroe Co. GA. He married JUDITH MINTER, daughter of JOHN MINTER and ELIZABETH MORGAN. She was born Abt. 1750 in VA.

Abraham Womack was a private in the Revolutionary Army enlisting from Chatham Co., NC.

He served 12 months and 16 days, Abraham was in the Battle of Brier Creek where he was severly wounded over his left eye. His second wife Lucy received a pension of $41.75 per annum.

Source: File No. W6602, National Archives, Washington, DC.



16. ii. WILLIAM WOMACK, b. 5 May 1772, Chatham Co. NC; d. 27 August 1803, Hancock Co. GA.

Generation No. 6
13. DAVID6 WOMACK (RICHARD5, RICHARD4, RICHARD3, WILLIAM2, CHARLES AUGUSTUS1) was born Abt. 1747 in Of, Gloucester Co. VA, and died 1804 in Beaufort Co. SC. He married MILDRED PRYOR 1761 in Orange Co. NC, daughter of HONORABLE PRYOR and MARGARET GAINES. She was born Abt. 1750 in Orange Co. NC, and died Aft. 1804 in Beaufort Co. SC.

"David Womack settled by 1761 in that part of Orange County, North Carolina, which became Caswell County in 1777 ( and lived in one of the sections { Nash District } that became Person County in 1791). By 1771 he had married Mildred Pryor, as proved in the Will of John Pryor, her father, dated 1771, Orange County, North Carolina. David Womack sold out in 1784 and left North Carolina, probably living in the northwest part of South Carolina before settling in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana." - Source The Womack Genealogy
Revolutionary Soldier (N.C. Rev. Army Accts., Vol. XI, p. 19, folio 2, Raleigh, N.C.)

Burial: Womack Cemetery, St Helena Co. LA

Military service: Revolutionary War

Mildred Pryor is one of few individuals who's ancestry has been documented back to Biblical times. The Royal line of Kings and Queens.

Burial: Beaufort Dist, South Carolina


17. i. RICHARD MANSEL7 WOMACK IV, b. 1775, Orange Co. NC; d. 24 December 1824, St Helenia Parish, LA.

ii. JOHN WOMACK, b. 1764, Orange Co. NC.

iii. DOROTHY PRYOR "DOLLY" WOMACK, b. Bet. 1770 - 1780, Orange Co. NC; d. 24 August 1848, NC; m. (1) DAVID MITCHELL; m. (2) ALEXANDER THOMPSON.

iv. ROBERT P. WOMACK, b. 1772, VA; d. Simpson Co. MS (married three times).

v. WILLIAM L. WOMACK, b. 1776, VA; d. 12 February 1844, St Helena Co. LA; m. CHARITY BUFKIN, Abt. 1797, Louisana.

vi. JOHN WOMACK, b. Abt. 1768, VA; d. Bef. October 1781, Caswell, Orange, North Carolina; m. MARY FLETCHER.

vii. JACOB GREEN WOMACK, b. 8 October 1782, Caswell Co. NC; d. 29 June 1851, St Helena Co. LA; m. NANCY JANE WALLER, 11 June 1810, Amite Co. MS.

18. viii. DAVID WOMACK, JR., b. 27 March 1785, Orange Co. NC; d. 1 March 1854, Simpson Co. MS.

ix. ABRAHAM WOMACK, b. 12 April 1782, Casswell Co. NC; d. 26 April 1860, St Helena Co. LA; m. ELIZABETH BURTON, 1804, Louisana.

Fought in Battle Of New Orleans during the War Of 1812.

Military service: War of 1812, Battle of New Orleans

Nickname: "Fat Abe"
x. ABNER P. WOMACK, b. 15 May 1778, Caswell Co. NC; d. 12 February 1844, St Helena Parish, LA; m. (1) MARTHA BYARS; m. (2) CELIA HERRIN, Abt. 1797, Louisana.

Burial: Womack Cemetery, Greensburg, Saint Helena Parish, Louisana

14. JACOB6 WOMACK (RICHARD5, RICHARD4, RICHARD3, WILLIAM2, CHARLES AUGUSTUS1) was born 1740 in Henrico Co. VA or Lunenberg Co. VA (of Watauga fame). He married MARTHA UNKNOWN.

Womack's Fort Militia Roll, 1776

Capt. Jacob Womack's Company

Fincastle County, Virginia

(now Sullivan County, Tennessee)

Transcribed by Jim Maroon

Annotated by C. Hamnett

According to Oliver Taylor's Historic Sullivan (1909), "In the spring of 1767, two years after the first settlers made their homes in the county, Jacob Womack built a fort two miles east of Bluff City on the land once owned by Sam Miller [not further identified]."
Womack's Fort was located in what is now Sullivan County, Tennessee, but was originally considered part of southwest Virginia. The Fort is also mentioned in Goodspeeds' History of Sullivan County, which states "Fort Womack, which stood two miles east of Bluff City, was built by Jacob Womack. It afforded protection for the people who lived in the territory now covered by the Fourth, Sixteenth, Ninth and Twentieth Civil Districts. It is said that when on one occasion its people were forted here a marriage took place between Hal [Henry] Massengill and Penelope Cobb. From this union have sprung a large number of descendants. many of whom still reside in the county."
In 1776, however, Womack's Fort was part of Fincastle County, Virginia, and that same year, upon war having been declared against the English, became part of the newly-created Washington County, Virginia, both of which counties are named in the following muster roll of Jacob Womack's Militia Company. By 1778, however, upon erection of Washington County, North Carolina (now Tennessee), Jacob Womack was one of the justices of the new county court (Washington County Court Minutes, 23 Feb 1778), with the 1778 Washington County, North Carolina Tax Return of Jacob Womack including a number of the following men in addition to himself, many of whom are also on the 1796 Sulivan County tax lists.
Pay Roll for Captain Womack's Company of Militia stationed at

Womacks Fort in Fincastle County
Names when inlisted when discharged Days on Duty
Jacob Womack Captain 15 July [1776] October 12 90

George Russel Lieut " " 90

Henry Jones Ensign " " 90

Pharoah Cobb Sergt " " 90

Edward Russel do " " 90

Joseph Benson do " " 90

Landford Hezziah " " 90

Benjamin Gest " " 90

John Russel " " 90

John Benson " " 90

Robert Shirley " " 90

James Fowler " " 90

Aaron Benson " " 90

Richard Bennet " " 90

Andrew Thompson " 28 Sept 76

Geo Potts " 12 Oct 90

Caleb Powell " 28 Sept 76

Hadiah Russel " 28 Sept 76

Edward Shirley " 30 Sept 78

John Shirley " 12 Oct 90

Thomas Shirley " " 90

Absalom Thompson " " 90

Matthias Little " 28 Sept 76

Henry Massengale " 12 Oct 90

Bradley Cambell " " 90

John Reller [?] " " 90
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Thomas Binson July 15 12 Oct 90

Jno McMahon " 4 Sept 52

Isham Irby " 28 Sept 76

James Stephenson " " 76

Charles Thompson " 12 Oct 90

Godfrey Isbell " " 90

Michl. Massengall " 28 Sept 76

Vallentine Little " " 76

John Chisolony (Commissary) " " 76

John McAdams 26 Aug 15 Sept 21
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Arthur Cobb July 15 12 Oct 90

John Chissam " 23 Sept 71

Henry Massengall " 12 Oct 90

John Gibson " 28 Sept 76

Samuel Underwood " 12 Oct 90

William Russel " 28 Sept 76

William Hood " 28 Sept 76

Dempsey Ward " 12 Oct 90

James Ward " 12 Oct 90

Thomas Fletcher (Drummer) " 12 Oct 90

William Fletcher " 12 Oct 90

Joel Chalacham " 28 Sept 76

Sam Weaver " 24 Sept 72

Jacob Thompson " 12 Oct 90

William Shirley " 12 Oct 90

Geo Russel (a spy) " 28 Sept 76

Jno Russel (Ditto) " 28 Sept 76

Pat Hennifree " 12 Oct 90

Jno Calacham " 28 Sept 76

Sam Weaver " 12 Oct 90

Reuben Dunnam " 12 Oct 90

Jno Gist " 12 Oct 90

Thomas Jonekin " 12 Oct 90

Jordan Roach " 12 Sept 60

John Maroon " 28 Sept 76

Duke Pinson " 12 Oct 90

Jno Carrack " 12 Oct 90

Ezekl Potts " 12 Oct 90
Washington County

Captain Jacob Womack makes Oath that the within is a just pay roll

of the men called into duty under his command.

Signed Thomas Maddison, 4 February 1777
I hereby certify the service of the within enrolled Company was

necessary for the Protection of Fincastle County against the

Cherokees and acted under my orders.

Signed W. Russel, Febry 4th, 1777


Petition of the Inhabitants of Washington District,

In 1772, the white settlements south of the Holston River, although acknowledged to be an unorganized part of North Carolina, were without any form of government. In 1772, they "exercised the divine right of governing themselves," forming a "written association and articles for the management of general affairs. Five Commissioners were appointed, by the decision of a majority of whom all matters in controversy were settled..." The Articles of the Watauga Association are apparently not extant, but it is known that they "in convention assembled, elected as Commissioners, thirteen citizens. They were John Carter, Charles Robertson, James Robertson, Zach. Isbell, John Sevier, James Smith, Jacob Brown, William Bean, John Jones, George Russell, Jacob Womack, Robert Lucs and William Tatham." ("The First American Frontier, The Annals of Tennessee to the End of The Eighteenth Century...," J.G.M. Ramsey, A.M., M.D., Lippincott, Grambo & Co., Philadelphia, 1853)
In 1775, the Wataugans secured their lands by purchasing it from the Cherokee Nation, and by August 1776, had petitioned North Carolina for recognition of their government, now termed "Washington District." The following petition is undated, but is believed to have been signed in 1776. The original, located in the North Carolina State Archives at Raleigh, states "Received August 22, 1776." (ibid.)
To the Hon. the Provincial Council of North-Carolina:
The humble petition of the inhabitants of Washington District, including the River Wataugah, Nonachuckie, &c., in committee assembled, Humbly Sheweth, that about six years ago, Col. Donelson, (in behalf of the Colony of Virginia,) held a Treaty with the Cherokee Indians, in order to purchase the lands of the Western Frontiers; in consequence of which Treaty, many of your petitioners settled on the lands of the Wataugah, &c., expecting to be within the Virginia line, and consequently hold their lands by their improvements as first settlers; but to their great disappointment, when the line was run they were (contrary to their expectation) left out; finding themselves thus disappointed, and being to inconveniently situated to move back, and feeling an unwillingness to loose the labour bestowed on their plantations, they applied to the Cherokee Indians, and leased the land for a term of ten years, before the expiration of which term, it appeared that many persons of distinction were actually making purchases forever; thus yielding a precedent, (supposing many of them, who were gentlemen of the law, to be better judges of the constitution than we were,) and considering the bad consequences it must be attended with, should the reversion be purchased out of our hands, we next preceded to make a purchase of the lands, reserving those in our possession in sufficient tracts for our own uses, and resolving to dispose of the remainder for the good of th community. This purchase was made and the lands acknowledged to us and our heirs forever, in an open treaty, in Wataugah Old Fields; a deed being obtained from the Chiefs of the said Cherokee nation, for themselves and their whole nation, conveying a fee simple right to the said lands, to us and our heirs forever, which deed was for and in consideration of the sum of two thousand pounds sterling (paid to them in goods,) for which consideration they acknowledged themselves fully satisfied, contented and paid; and agreed for themselves and their whole nation, their heirs, &c., forever to resign, warrant and defend the said lands to us, and our heirs, &c., against themselves, their heirs, &c.
The purchase was no sooner made, than we were alarmed by the reports of the present unhappy situation between Great Britain and America, on which report, (taking the new united colonies for our guide,) we proceeded to choose a committee, which was done unanimously by the consent of the people. This committee (willing to become a party in the present unhappy contest) resolved (which is now in our records) to adhere strictly to the rules and orders of the Continental Congress, and in open committee acknowledged themselves indebted to the united colonies their full portion of the Continental expense.
Finding ourselves on the Frontiers, and being apprehensive that, for the want of a proper legislature, we might become shelter for such as endeavored to defraud their creditors; considering also the necessity of recording Deeds, Wills, and doing other public business, we, by consent of the people, formed a court for the purposes above mentioned, taking (by desire of our constituents) the Virginia laws for our guide, so near as the situation of affairs would admit; this was intended for ourselves, and was done by the consent of every individual, but wherever we had to deal with people out of our district, we have ruled them to bail, to abide by our determinations, (which was, in fact, leaving the matter of reference,) otherways we dismissed their suit, lest we should in any way intrude on the legislature of the colonies. In short, we have endeavored so strictly to do justice, that we have admitted common proof against ourselves, on accounts, &c., from the colonies, without pretending a right to require the Colony Seal.
We therefore trust that we shall be considered as we deserve, and not, as we have (no doubt) been many times, represented, as a lawless mob. It is for this very reason we can assure you that we petition; we now again repeat it, that it is for want of proper authority to try and punish felons, we can only mention to you murderers, horse thieves and robbers and are sorry to say that some of them have escaped us for want of proper authority. We trust, however, that this will not long be the case; and we again and again repeat it, that it is for this reason we petition to this Honourable Assembly.
Above we have given you an extract of our proceedings, since our settling on Wataugah, Nonachuckie, &c., in regard to our civil affairs. We have shown you the causes of our first settling and the disappointments we have met with, the reason of our lease and of our purchase, the manner in which we purchased, and how we hold of the Indians in fee simple; the causes of our forming a committee, and legality of its election; and same of our court and proceedings, and our reasons for petitioning in regard to our Legislature.
We will now porceed to give you some account of our military establishments, which were chosen agreeable to the rules established by convention, and officers appointed by the committee. This being done we thought it proper to raise a company on the District service, as our proportion, to act in the common cause on the sea shore. A Company of fine riflemen were accordingly enlisted, and put under Captain James Robertson, and were actually embodied, when we received sundry letters and depositions, (copies of which we now enclose to you,) you will readily judge that there was occasion for them in another place, where we daily expected attack. We therefore thought proper to station them on our Frontiers, in defence of the common cause, at the expense and risque of our own private fortunes, till farther public orders, which we flatter ourselves will give no offence. We have enclosed you sundry proceedings at the station where our men now remain.
We shall now submit the whole to your candid and impartial judgement. We pray your mature and deliberate consideration in our behalf, that you man annex us to your Province, (whether as County, district, or other division,) in such manner as may enable us to share in the glorious cause of Liberty; enforce our laws under authority, and in every respect become the best members of society; and for ourselves and constituents we hope, we may venture to assure you, that we shall adhere strictly to your determinations, and that nothing will be lacking or any thing neglected, that may add weight (in the civil or military establishments) to the glorious cause in which we are now struggling, or contribute to the welfare of our own or ages yet to come.
That you may strictly examine every part of this our Petition, and delay no time in annexing us to your Province, in such a manner as your wisdom shall direct, is the hearty prayer of those who, for themselves and constituents, as in duty bound, shall ever pray.
John Carter, Chn John Sevier John Jones

Charles Roberdson Jas. Smith George Rusel

James Robertson Jacob Brown Jacob Womack

Zach Isbell Wm. Bean Robert Lucas

The above signers are members in Committee assembled.

Wm. Tatham, Clerk, P.T.

Jacob Womack John Brown Adam Sherrell

Joseph Dunham Jos. Brown Sam. Sherrell,jr

Rice Durroon Job Bumper Sam. Sherrell,Sr

Edward Hopson Isaac Wilson Ossa Rose

Lew. Bowyer, D. Atty Richard Norton Henry Bates,jr

Joseph Buller George Hutson Jos. Grimes

Andw. Greer

his Thomas Simpson

Valentine Sevier Christopher Cunning-

ham, sen.

Joab X Mitchell Joshua Barten,sr

mark Jonathan Tipton Joud.Bostin, sen.

Robert Sevier Henry Bates, jun.

Gideon Morris Drury Goodan Will'm Dod

Shadrach Morris Richard Fletcher Groves Morris

William Crocket Ellexander Greear Wm. Bates

Thos. Dedmon Jos. Greear Rob't Mosely

David Hickey Andrew Greear, jun. Ge. Hartt

Mark Mitchell Teeler Nave Isaac Wilson

Hugh Blair Lewis Jones Jno. Waddell

Elias Pebeer John I. Cox Jarret Williams

Jos. Brown John Cox, jr. Oldham Hightower

John Neave Abraham Cox Abednago Hix

John Robinson Emanuel Shote Charles McCartney

Christopher Cunning-

ham Thomas Houghton

Jos. Luske

Frederick Vaughn

Jas. Easley William Reeves Jos. McCartney

Ambrose Hodge David Hughes Mark Robertson

Dan'l Morris Landon Carter Joseph Calvit

Wm. Cox John McCormick Joshua Houghton

James Easley David Crocket John Chukinbeard

John Haile Edward Cox James Cooper

Elijah Robertson Tho's Hughes William Brokees

William Clark Wm. Roberson Julius Robertson

his Henry Siler John King

John X Dunham Frederick Calvit Michael Hider

mark John Moore John Davis

Wm. Overall Wm. Newberry John Barley

Matt. Hawkins

(Extracted from "The First American Frontier, The Annals of Tennessee to the End of The Eighteenth Century...," J.G.M. Ramsey, A.M., M.D., Lippincott, Grambo & Co., Philadelphia, 1853)
North Carolina formally agreed to accept the Washington District government, authorizing it to send representatives to the Provincial Congress in Halifax, NC on 12 Nov 1776 (in session until 18 Dec 1776). Those representatives included Charles Robertson, John Carter, John Haile and John Sevier from "Washington District, Watauga Settlement." Jacob Womack was also elected, but did not attend. (Ramsey...)
A year later, at its Nov 1777 session, the general assembly of North Carolina approved the formation of Washington county, assigning it the boundaries of most of present-day Tennessee:
"Beginning at the north-westwardly point of the County of Wilkes [North Carolina], in the Virginia line; thence, with the line of Wilkes County, to a point twenty-six miles south of the Virginia line; thence due west to the ridge of the Great Iron Mountain, which, heretofore, divided the hunting-grounds of the Overkill Cherokees, from those of the Middle Settlements and Vallies; thence, running a southwardly course along the said ridge, to the Uneca Mountain, where the trading-path crosses the same, from the Valley to the Overhills; thence, south, with the line of this state adjoining the State of South-Carolina; thence, due west to the great River Mississippi; thence, up the same river to a point due west from the beginning. (ibid.)

Ed. Note: Because some of the above names are abbreviated, spelled "old style" or mistranscribed, the following incomplete list of "search words" has been included here: Zachariah, Duncan, Hudson, Hale, Clinkinbeard, Daniel, Abednego, George, Greer, Alexander, Peebler, Barton


i. JACOB7 WOMACK, JR., b. 1 May 1799, VA.
Notes for JACOB WOMACK, JR.:

A letter by E. A. Womack of East Chattanooga to the Chattanooga News

(August 25, 1913) records a violent but limited slave revolt at the Big Springs

Community during the early years of the Civil War. The writer of the letter was

a boy of six years when his grandfather Jacob Womack(Jr) was murdered by two of

his slaves on the eve September 23, 1862.

Jacob Womack had been born May 1, 1799, in Virginia; he immigrated to the Big

Springs section of Meigs County [then Rhea County) about two miles north

of the Hiwassee River. In this agrarian setting, Womack owned several slaves

and operated a blacksmith shop on his plantation. Underneath the stones of the

hearth in the blacksmith shop, Jacob bid his gold coins.
On the tragic September evening, about sundown, Jim and Kit (slaves of Jacob

Womack) attacked their owner on the south side of the Big Spring branch,

about one quarter mile from the Womack house and 400 yards from the blacksmith

shop. Jim initiated the attack and forced Kit to help him accomplish the deed of

cutting Womack's throat from ear to ear with a butcher knife. Then the murdered

man's thumbs were cut off the hands. To conceal the body, Jim and Kit dragged it

300 yards southeast and placed it under three, logs. Then, the rebellious slaves

fed the hogs where Womack's blood had been spilled until "hardly a sign could be

detected on the ground."
After dark, the slaves moved the body again, this time taking it 1/4 mile southeast

to a thicket of bushes near a small spring. Finally, Jim and Kit moved the body

before sunlight on the 24th of September, this time to the edge of Agency Creek,

placing the body under a drift (small boat) where it remained until one of the negro

slaves who knew of the murder pointed out the hiding place. When the body was found,

it was brought back to the Womack plantation house in a common two-horse wagon. The

body had remained under water for about twelve hours.

Jacob Womack's wife was not at home; she was down in the forks of the Hiwassee and

Tennessee Rivers visiting the Powell settlement. Some of the negro slaves went to

notify her of the murder, but she refused to return with the slaves alone. Some members

of the white community accompanied her.

As widow Womack and her white companions returned to her plantation home, they

discovered cut logs laid for a big fire, and it was.!;,., supposed that the negro

slaves had intended to kill Womack's wife and burn her on the log pyre.

"Howell Whitmore and a few of the". older citizens took the matter in hand and

went through some sort of a procedure as was the custom in those days. They

condemned Jim and Kit to death by banging." The two slaves were guarded in the

kitchen of the Womack's house during the night of the 24th, but under cover

of darkness Kit escaped. The next morning, the white men hanged Jim from a

tree near the blacksmith shop in sight of where he had murdered Jacob, his

master. Mrs. Womack and her grandson, E. A. Womack, viewed the body of the slave

hanging from the tree.

Following the flight of Kit from the plantation, Jacob Womack's gold beneath

blacksmith shop was nowhere to be found.
As a postlude to the scenario, Jim's body was buried without a coffin at the

Dobbs plantation about one mile northwest of Womack's house.
Friends of the Womacks believed the murder had been perpetrated in response to

Jacob's whipping of several small negroes during an argument about an iron wedge.
It is also important to remem ber that the autumn of 1862 was a time of civil turmoil

for the entire State. Secessionist sympathizers feared both the revolt of their slaves

and attacks from Union busbwhackers too unmanly to enlist in units and fight by rules

of military conduct.

E. A. Womack's letter of 1913 recorded a second incident similar and the murder of his


About the same time as Jacob's murder, a flare-up of racial tensions occurred on the

Price Creek plantation of John Womack (perhaps a cousin to Jacob). John was a slave

owner and his son fought with the secessionist army. While the son was home on leave

of absence, one of John's slaves had cause to be angry with his master. The slave

picked John up and carried him in his arms toward the woodpile: where be intended to

cut the old man's head off. The soldier son was able to shoot the negro, thereby

saving his father.

Webmasters Note: E A Womack was Elder Alexander Womack, son of David Bates Womack and

Sallie Ann Cates.
It it believed the John Womack referred to above was the brother of

Jacob who married Sarah Bonner abt 1838--However, only two children

have I listed; and they are both female.

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