Saturday, September 15, 2007

Joel and Sarah Womack Children

Found this at the VA Archives site:

If you search for "Womack, Joel" (without quotes), you get about 5 results.

One is this:

Call Number 37152
Title Womack-Mills family genealogical notes.
Publication Compiled 1798, 1811.
Material 4 leaves.
Summary Includes
information on the heirs of Sarah Womack Mills (d. 1802), who was married to
Joel Womack in first marriage, and to Henry Mills in second marriage, all of
Chesterfield County, Virginia. Other surnames mentioned: Broughton and Coleman.
Format Photocopies.
Related Womack family Bible records, 1776-1780 (Acc.

This is talking about Joel Womack, son of Thomas Womack of Chesterfield Co, VA. See Roger Womack's Will Page:

An inventory of Joel Womack of Chesterfield Co, VA was taken in 1783. Thomas Womack wrote his will in Chesterfield on 6 Apr 1780, naming three of Joel's children: Nancy, Betsy, and Richard.

The other interesting item at VA Archive for Joel Womack is this:

Call Number 38521
URL (Click on link) Bible Record Image
Womack family Bible record, 1776-1797.
Material 1 leaf.
Summary Area
covered is Chesterfield County, Virginia. List of birth dates of the children of
Joel Womack and Sally Womack, compiled for a 1798 Chesterfield County Chancery
Format Photocopies.
Related Womack-Mills family genealogical
notes (Acc. 37152).

This has an actual image of a handwritten list of Joel and Sarah's children. The summary notes this was for a 1798 Chancery Case in Chesterfield. On the image, I read the following:

Ann Womack daughter of Joel Womack and Sally his wife was born March 15th 1776. 11 Years
Elizabeth Womack daughter of the above was born October the 9th 1777. - 10
Richard Womack son of the above born March 14 [?] 1779. 8 Years died Mar. 97 -
John Womack son of the above was born Sept 13, 1780. 7 years - boarded out since [?] Feby 98 -

The number of years after each child seems to be the age they were in 1787, but I do not know why that was noted. Note that John was born after his grandfather Thomas Womack wrote his will. Ann was listed in Thomas's will as Nancy; and Elizabeth as Betsy.

Thomas left land to grandson Richard, who died 1797. This probably was the cause of the 1798 chancery case, since Richard probably had no heirs besides his siblings. The other item of note is that after Joel's death in 1783, his widow Sarah married Henry Mills, and she died in 1802.

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