An American Family History


Womack Family


Richard Womack was born on December 7, 1710 in Henrico County, Virginia.

He married Ann Childers about 1730.

David Womack
Abraham Womack
Jacob Womack (1732),
Abner Womack
Richard Womack
Sally Patsy Kemp
John Womack
Martha Sally Womack
Jesse Womack

Amelia County, Virginia, Tithables, 1743
Robt. Bumpass, 1
John Bumpass, 1
William Covington
Edmund Covington, Bess, 1
William Hardcastle, 1
Ralph Shelton, 1
James Cunningham, 1
Samuel Cunningham, 1
Abraham Eckols, 1
John Chapman, 1
John Dabney, 6
Richard Puckett, 1
John Childress, 1
Richard Womack, 1
James Holloway, 1

Henrico County was established in 1634 as one Virginia's eight original shires. Its boundaries incorporated an area from which ten Virginia counties were later formed.

East Tennessee is part of Appalachia. At the end of the French and Indian War, colonists began drifting into the area. In 1769, they first settled along the Watauga River. During the Revolution, the Overmountain Men defeated British loyalists at the Battle of Kings Mountain. The State of Franklin was formed in the 1780s, but never admitted to the Union.

Jacob Womack was born about 1735 in Henrico County, Virginia. He was the son of Richard Womack and Ann Childers.

He married Sarah Johnson (1740 - 1810).

Jacob and Sarah's children included:
David Womack (1758 - 1817, did not marry Elizabeth Broom),
Jesse Womack (1760 - 1827, married Chloe Fraley), and
Johnson Womack (1762 - 1839).

Jacob served in the French and Indian War in Virginia.

About 1770, Jacob built Womack's Fort in present-day Sullivan County, Tennessee.

Jacob served as a captain in the August, 1776 Cherokee Expedition.

Jacob Womack was a commissioner on the 1776 Watauga Petition.

On December 23, 1776, he was promoted by the Provincial Congress of North Carolina to 2nd Major.

In November, 1778

Ord[ered]. Jacob Womack, Jesse Walton, Geo. Russell, Joseph Willson, Zach. Isbell, and Benjamin Gist appointed to lay off the place for erecting the Court house, prison stocks, and the said return is ord. filed in the court office.