Friday, September 21, 2007

Iverson Womack/Wammack

Iverson Womack or Wommack or Wammack was intersting - born in Gorgia, moved to Florida with this mother as a boy, fought in the Seminole Indian Wars and for the Confederacy in the Civil War, then moved to western Pennsylvania where he worked the oil wells, then finally to California, where he died in 1914.

Note that the 1880 Census incorrectly gives his birthplace as North Carolina, when he was in fact born in GA. The census taker wrote the states of birth on the wrong lines for people - the person before Iverson was listed as born in GA, Iverson as born in NC, and his wife as born in PA. In fact, Iverson was born in GA and his wife in NC.

Here are some notes I gathered several months ago on this family:

Info I found tracing Nora Belle Wammack, dau of Iverson.

Marion Co, FL marriages

Iverson was in the Seminole Indian Wars - see

Iverson H Wammack - Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: Ocala, Marion, Florida; Roll: M432_59; Page: 118; Image: 231.

Iverson Wammick - Image Source: Year: 1860; Census Place: Not Stated, Marion, Florida; Roll: M653_108; Page: 257; Image: 258.

Iverson Wammock - Image Source: Year: 1870; Census Place: Allegheny, Venango, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1459; Page: 15; Image: 32.

I H Wammock - Image Source: Year: 1880; Census Place: Fairview, Butler, Pennsylvania; Roll: T9_1109; Family History Film: 1255109; Page: 210.3000; Enumeration District: 40; Image: 0069.

Iverson Wammock - Source Citation: Year: 1890; Census Place: Fairview, Butler, Pennsylvania; oll: 89; Page: 1; Enumeration District: 15. This was the census for Civil War Veterans, it says Iverson was a "Reble".

Ive Wommack - Image source: Year: 1900; Census Place: Fairview, Butler, Pennsylvania; Roll: 623 1387; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 72.

Nora B Jones - Image source: Year: 1900; Census Place: South Fayette, Allegheny, ennsylvania; Roll: T623 1371; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 501.

Nora B Jones - Image Source: Year: 1910; Census Place: Los Angeles Twp, Los Angeles, alifornia; Series: T624; Roll: 80; Page: 101A; Enumeration District: 234; Part: 3; Line: 3.

California Death Records - Iverson H Wammock age 79, Los Angeles County, 22 Feb 1914, 1422

I think Iverson's parents were James Wommack and Eliza P Smith.
James Womack, Eliza Smith, 13 Jul 1828, Jones Co, Georgia

Smith marriages in Jones Co, GA: - note that there as an Iverson Smith, so perhaps a name that ran in the family.

I think James Womack was the son Carter Womack and Catharine LNU of Halifax Co, NC, a ell-known line. In the censuses, James Womack and later Eliza lived near several Alsobrook families n Jones Co, GA. These Alsobrook families were from Halifax Co, NC. James Wammack from lsobrook's district of Jones Co, GA won land in both the 1832 GA Cherokee Land Lottery, and the 1832 GA Gold Land Lottery.

I also took a look at tax records of Jones Co, GA at the GA state archives during the late 1830s. ames Wommack is near several Alsobrook families. In a couple of years, Wilson C Alsobrook paid the poll tax for Thomas Wommack, James' brother. In Jones Co, GA deed records James ammack bought land from Wilson Alsobrook; sold land to William Barron & Isaac Harris.

halifax County, NC. Grantor deed Vol. 32, p. 168 - Abstract of Deed 8 Oct 1844, James ommack of Jones County, GA. appts. Joseph (?) B. Rose, of Jasper County, GA. his atty. to receive from Joseph Powell Atty. & ?? administrate of estate of Martha Wommack, all my money, atc. due me from said estate.Halifax County, NC.

James' aunt Martha never married and left everything to nieces & nephews: Halifax Will Book 4, page 197 - Will of Martha Wammock dated 15 July 1836; probated Feb. 1841. One-eleventh art to each of the following: Jordan Wammack's children; William Wammack's children; James ammack; Thomas Wammack; David Wammack; Kinchen Wammack; Asa Wammack; Kinchen arris & children; Carter Harris & two children; James & Tempy Alsobrook's children; Drew King's children

Not sure why Eliza Wommack was listed as head of household in the 1840 Census if James was till alive in 1844.

WORD OF CAUTION: Early Georgia was like a blender for Womack families. What I mean by hat is that several Womack families from very different lines might live in the same county, ever make the assumption they are closely related. I think the 8 land lotteries held in Georgia had a ot to do with this.

Womacks or their relatives won land all over the state and moved to new counties, often near omacks from different lines. Jones Co, GA had at least 4 lines of Womacks prior to 1850.

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