THe Joshua WOmbles I am looking for is the one you have as early as 1798 in Grainger. He is most likely the same one in 1810 and the father to Sampson Wombles possibly John also.
The only evidence I have that they might have married in NC is the fact that he married Polly Capps.
Thomas Capps children moved from NC to Grainger TN, around the 1790's, and can be found on the 1798 tax list and 1810 census with their husbands and wives.
Most of the First generation of Thomas Capps children married in NC. Some of the Capps Girls married in TN and two married in KY. So it is not certain were they married in NC. However, as they came from NC and show up in TN already married with children it is reasonable to assume they married in NC, but certainly not a fact.
A large number of this family can be found later in Lincoln County MO on the 1830 census. Including the Wombles.
In a memorandum that David Kenny Capps wrote in 1880 he list all of Thomas Capps children who they married and most of their children, were they went and when they died. Unfortunately he only mentions Joshua Wombles once when he writes "Polly maried Joshuay Wombls"
If you track the Capps girls you will find that everyone of them stayed close to their families. So it isn't hard to pick which Wombles are the ones connected to the Capps.
The Joshua wombles I am tracking is referred to as "Joshuay" I am fairly certain Sampson and James were his son's. Basically because Polly's family has at least one son in each family named Sampson and because Sampson Wombles live next to the Capps in Grainger. James traveled with the Capps from TN in 1830 and took up homestead next to several of the Capps in LIncoln MO.
And of course there are several Wombles living next to the Capps on the 1850 Lincoln census including Sampson Wombles who traveled with a second wave of Capps from TN to MO in the late 1840's.
And then there is the Land Patents that they all filed for in Lincoln listing each other as family.
But, that is my own thinking process and I hold no one to my assumptions. With this forum until some lucky person finds it in written form and is nice enough to share, I guess we are all trying to work the same puzzle coming up with different pictures.
I am only tracking the Wombles associated with the Capps. I try to find documentation on everything I post. Sometimes I can some times I can't. I would love anything you have to share on these men and their families. I am always willing to share anything I have of interest.
Good luck to you and happy hunting
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