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Johnson Womack
Posted by: Beth Walton (ID *****1786) Date: September 20, 2011 at 20:25:14
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On 12 Dec 1832 Johnson Womack filed the first time for his Revolutionary War pension in Washington Co., AR. He filed the 2nd time 30 Oct 1837 in Madison Co. I have copies of both applications. Johnson died between 1837 and 1840 Richland, Madison Co. In Washington Co., AR, the Fayetteville National Cemetery has a marble monument which reads: Revolutionry War Soldier Memorial (1776-1783). Johnson Womack's name is on it.

The late William M. Bailey provided information regarding both of Johnson Womack's pension applications in the Madison Co Musings Vol IX Fall 1989 pages 114-128. I don't know Mr. Bailey's interest in Johnson Womack.

Johnson Womack's descending lineage:

William Womack - the immigrant
Richard Womack, Sr. - Mary Puckett
Richard Womack, Jr. - Elizabeth (maybe Puckett)
Richard Womack, III - Ann "Nancy" Childers
Jacob Womack - Sarah "Sally" Johnson
Johnson Womack - Unknown

Johnson stated in his pension application he was born 2 Jan 1762 Goochland Co., VA. His mother, Sarah Johnson was the daughter of Joseph Johnson whose Will was dated 8 Jan 1761 in Lunenburg Co., VA.

Johnson Womack's 1837 pension application was witnessed by Burrell Homesley, Martin Johnson and his son, Pleasant Miller Johnson. Based on the research of the Combs-Johnson family, I find no relationship of Johnson Womack's mother, Sarah Johnson Womack with Martin Johnson's family except friendship dating back to the early 1800s in White Co., TN before the Martin Johnsons moved to Warren Co., TN and after they moved to Madison Co. In 1840 Johnson Womack's son, John Womack was enumerated eight names from Martin Johnson in Richland Township.

Johnson Womack's father, Maj. Jacob Womack and his family were the first Womack family in Tennessee, arriving in the spring of 1767 in what is now Sullivan Co., TN. He built Womack's Fort. Jacob Womack was a committeeman on the 1776 Watauga Petition, asking the Provincial Council of North Carolina for the right to govern the people who had braved the Cherokees and the wilderness to make their homes at Watauga. This area became northeast Tennessee.

Most of the sons and grandsons of Jacob Womack and Sarah Johnson moved from White Co., TN to Lawrence Co., Arkansas Territory of Missouri by 1816. The area which they lived became Randolph Co., AR. They were the first Womack family in Arkansas.

Jacob's son, Jesse Womack married Chloe Fraley, possibly in White Co., TN. Jesse's 1827 Lawrence Co., Arkansas Territory of Missouri probate record includes his daughter, Polly Gray. Mary "Polly" Womack married Jacob Gray, and they lived in Richland, Madison Co. by 1840. The record also has his son, Pleasant Miller Womack. Pleasant married Elizabeth Unknown and they are on the War Eagle, Madison Co. census in 1840 and 1850.

Known children of Johnson Womack:

1. John Womack, born ca. 1795 Pendleton Dist, SC, married Nancy Unknown, born ca. 1898 TN. They were in Richland, Madison Co. in 1840 and 1850. Their known children were:

Jane Womack, born ca. 1814

Mary Womack, born ca. 1834 AR
Elizabeth Womack, born, ca. 1837 AR
Ellender Womack, born ca. 1841 AR
Nancy A. Womack, born ca. 1840 AR
Jacob Womack, born ca. 1843 AR
Martha Womack, born ca. 1847 AR

There's a big gap between children here, so I know there were others.

2. Jacob Womack, born ca. 1798 Grainger Co., TN, married Rutha Unknown, born ca. 1800 SC. They had no known children. Jacob was on the 1831 Crawford Co., AR tax list. In 1840 he was in Madison Co. In 1850 he was in Scott Co., AR with his sister, Sarah Womack Hall, and Rutha was living with Elias Harrell in Madison Co. By 1860 he was back living with Rutha in Madison Co.

3. Sarah Womack, born ca. 1800 Grainger Co., TN, married Unknown Hall. In 1850 she lived in the area of Scott Co., AR which became Booneville, Logan Co., AR. In 1880 she was living with her son, Jacob Hall in Logan Co., AR.

4. David Womack, born ca. 1805 White Co.., TN, died ca. 1845 Madison Co., AR or on the way to Collin Co., TX. He married Elizabeth Brisco.

John and Nancy Womack's daughter, Jane Womack, born ca. 1814, married James Homesley ca. 1833, and they lived in Richland Township, Madison Co. by 1840. In 1860 they were enumerated next door to her parents in Richland township. James Homesley was a nephew of Burrell Homesley.

John and Nancy Womack's daughter, Elizabeth Womack was living with her parents in 1850 and 1860 in Richland, Madson Co. In 1870 she was living with John Jeffers and his wife, Margaret Thrasher in Richland Township. Included in the household was Sarah Jane Womack, born 31 May 1862 Richland, Madison Co. I don't know who Sarah Jane's father was or if she were born out of wedlock to Elizabeth. She could possibly have been the daughter of Elizabeth's brother, Jacob Womack, and he died in the Civil War. Sarah Jane Womack married 6 Feb 1879 Madison Co. Samuel Martin Johnson, son of Ruth Jane Burchett and Richmond Gregory Johnson, son of Lydia Hawk and Martin Johnson, Jr., son of Sarah Combs and Martin Johnson, Sr.

I know very little about the spouses of Jacob Womack and Sarah Johnson's sons and grandchildren. I welcome any suggestions or further information on the Womack family.

I descend from Jacob Womack and Sarah Johnson's son, David Womack, through David's son Larkin Womack, born 1785 Burke Co, NC. Larkin Womack and Frances Basye are on the 1830 Upper Twp., Crawford Co., AR census. By 1834 they had moved to Panola Co., TX. Their son, James Baldwin Womack moved back to Arkansas and married Evaline Carter, daughter of Rutha Unknown and Isaac Carter. The Carters are on the 1840 Carroll Co., AR census, the 1850 Craig, Van buren Co., AR census and in 1860 they lived in Pope Co., AR.

Beth Walton
Little Rock

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