Saturday, February 21, 2009

Womack Records, Burke County, North Carolina

My notes in {}.

Burke County, North Carolina, Land Records, 1778, Volume I; Abstracted, Compiled and Indexed by Edith Warren Huggins

1778 Land Entries - #782, p.262, James Byers, 200 acres on Crooked Creek of Catawba River, beginning William McCaffertys entry including entry Jacob Womack formerly did live. Entered 3 Sep 1788. Warrant Ordered.
{Crooked Creek off of the Catawba River is in southern present-day McDowell Co, NC, to the south of I-40, near a town called Old Fort; p.54, A-2, on my DeLorme North Carolina Atlas and Gazetteer.}

1778 Land Entries - #1355, p.447, Thomas Wommock, 200 acres on Tomes Creek about a mile above mouth, beginning John McDowells, up for complement. Entered 29 Dec 1778. Not paid. Warrant Issued. Transferred to George Little (?).
{Tomes Creek is actually (I think) Toms Creek, a tributary of the Catawba River, in north-central present-day McDowell Co, NC; it is near a town called Toms Creek, a few miles north of Marion; p.32, C-3, on my DeLorme North Carolina Atlas and Gazetteer.}

1778 Land Entries - #1373, p.453, William Wofford, 125 acres including junction with Turkey Cove fork and north fork of Catawba River, formerly owned by William Wommock. Entered 29 Dec 1778.
{I cannot find Turkey Cove fork, but there is a Turkey Cove Valley through which flows North Catawba River, and Turkey Cove Baptist Church, near Woodlawn, a few miles north of Marion, in north-central present-day McDowell Co, NC; ; p.32, C-3, on my DeLorme North Carolina Atlas and Gazetteer.}

Burke County, North Carolina, Land Records, 1779-1790, and Important Miscellaneous Records, Volume II; Abstracted, Compiled and Indexed by Edith Warren Huggins

1779-1791 Land Entries - #1803, p.599, Thomas Brady (also Bradly), 300 acres on Second Broad river including both sides of the river “and a Shole and Womacks old place for complement.” Entered 25 Nov 1778. Thomas Bradly 300 acres.
{John Bradley Will, Tryon Co, NC, Written 24 June 1778, Proved Oct 1778, mentions 400 acres of land lying near “Wommacks fort” in Burke County.}
{Second Broad River is in south-central present-day McDowell Co, NC; it is crossed by “Old Fort-Sugar Hill Road”; p.54, A-4, on my DeLorme North Carolina Atlas and Gazetteer.}

1783-1785 Land Entries - #133, Jacob Womach, 400 acres on west side of French Broad River in forke of the first creek that falls into said (river) below Hominy Creek including both forks and large cain brake for complement. Entered 10 Oct 1783. Transferred to James Greenlee and James Davidson. Transferred to James Greenlee by Said Womack.
{Hominy Creek of French Broad River is in central present-day Buncombe Co, NC, just west of Asheville; p.53, A-5, on my DeLorme North Carolina Atlas and Gazetteer.}

1783-1785 Land Entries - #198, James Greenlee, 200 acres on north side French broad River, beginning William Whitson’s lower line, down river for complement. Entered first by Jacob Womack the 30th of Augt. 1783. (Undated)
{Probably in present-day Buncombe Co, NC.}

1783-1785 Land Entries - #216, Richard Hailey, 120 acres both sides of Glady Creek including improvements where Jacob Womack lived. Entered 15 Apr 1785.
{Possibly, Glady Creek is Glades Creek, a tributary of the Catawba River, in south-central present-day McDowell Co, NC, a couple miles SW of Marion; p.32, D-3, on my DeLorme North Carolina Atlas and Gazetteer.}

#75, Jacob Womack, 100 acres on the rock creek W. fork of Second Broad River one mile above mouth, beginning pine on South Side Creek, up both Sides Creek including his improvement for complement. 20 July 1787. Warrant Issued.
{Probably the portion of Second Broad River is in south-central present-day McDowell Co, NC.}

Misc. Papers, Promissory Notes, Bills of Sale, 1782-1820 – John Ragsdale to Thos Womack, 28 Jan 1780. Oliver Spradlig (Spradling).

Taxes 1782-1793, 1788: Return of William Morrison (taken from 1788 Civil and Criminal Cases, file 3): {list including} Jacob Wamock, 2 p.

List of Jurors 1783-1790, April 1788: {list including} Jacob Womack.

List of Stray Delivered to Samuel Greenlee 1777-1783 – {long list including} John Spradling {husband of Mary Womack}, Thomas Wammock, William Wommack {Thomas and William in a row}.

Estate Papers 1777-1795 – Littlejohn, Thomas, 1783, Adm. Bond: Eli Littlejohn, Jacob Womack. Inv. 16 Oct 1784, 800 acres. Names Jacob Guier, Chesly Dobs, Thos Davenport, George Davidson, James Webb, Charles Wakefield, Joanna Clark, Charles McDowell, Wm. White.

Estate Papers 1777-1795 – Montgomery, John Jr., 20 Oct 1782. …. Many papers and accounts. Names: {long list including} Thomas Womack {more names} Jonathan Kemp {possibly the one married to Martha Womack, daughter of Richard Womack III}.

Burke County, North Carolina, Land Records and More Important Miscellaneous Records, 1751-1809, Volume III; by Edith Warren Huggins

Civil and Criminal Cases, 1780 File – Thomas Wammock to John Cooper (debtor), account, July.

Civil and Criminal Cases, 1781 File – Thomas Womack vs. John Ragsdale, July.

Civil and Criminal Cases, 1783 File (No. 1) – Greenberry Wilson vs. Wm Usey, Oct. Bail: Jacob Womack.

Civil and Criminal Cases, 1783 File (No. 1) – John Hughes vs. Joseph Ballow. Bond: Thos Womack, William Womack. April.

Civil and Criminal Cases, 1783 File (No. 1) – John Parsons vs. Jessy (Jesse) Moore, farmer, April. Bail: Wm Fletcher. (2) vs. ….. (torn), executed by Jacob Womack. (3) vs. …. (torn), executed by Jacob Womack. Bail: Saml Greenlee.

Civil and Criminal Cases, 1783 File (No. 1) – Thomas Womack vs. Thomas Patton, April.

Civil and Criminal Cases, 1783 File (No. 2) – James Greenlee vs. Wm Price, blacksmith, Feb 8, judgement. Wit: Chas McDowell, Wm Johnson. (2) James Greenlee vs, James Man, Oct 27. Bail: Thos Womack. (3) James Greenlee vs. Frederick Grider; on reverse: “James Erwin, student in Mount Sturges School Master.”

Civil and Criminal Cases, 1783 File (No. 2) – James Walker vs. Samuel Bright, Jan. Bail: John Armstrong, Thos Womack.

Civil and Criminal Cases, 1784 File – Thomas Rabone vs. Jacob Womack, July. (See special report at end of this file 1784).

Civil and Criminal Cases, 1784 File – John Goodbread vs. Thomas Bradley, May 22. Certificate of suspension of grant to Bradley on head of Second Broad R., including Womack’s Old Fort. Signed: W. Williams, D. Sec., Hillsborough.

Civil and Criminal Cases, 1784 File – Thomas Rebum (Rayborn) vs. Jacob Womack, Sept. Bail: John Armstrong, John Patton.

Civil and Criminal Cases, 1784 File – Jacob Womack acc’t. to James Stuart, debtor, “1 black horse, to the half of a negrow man …” Oct. Judgement.

Civil and Criminal Cases, 1786 File (No. 2) – Nathan Wommack (and Wormock) vs. Will Cook, March 21. Bond: Chas Cook. 2 papers.

Civil and Criminal Cases, 1786 File (No. 2) – Armon Gipson (Gibson) vs. Jacob Womack, Sept. 26.

Civil and Criminal Cases, 1787 File (No. 3) – Subpoena – Jacob Womack in case of Barns vs. George Ledbetter, April.

Civil and Criminal Cases, 1788 File – Burke Co., GA, Dec 13, affid. of Jesse Womack before Jon. Kemp, JP, that he was present with Blasengame Harvey and went to the house of Anthony Dickey in pursuit of negroes of Thomas and Joel Walker.

Civil and Criminal Cases, 1788 File (No. 2) – Subpoena – Jacob Womack, John Wood in case of James Wood vs. James McWilliams, April.

Civil and Criminal Cases, 1789 File (No. 1) – State vs. Joshua Wamock {should this be Johnson Womack? See 1790 case, below.}, assault on Joshua Lawrence.

Civil and Criminal Cases, 1789 File (No. 1) – Subpoena – Jacob Wommack, John Wood in case of James Wood vs. James McWilliams, April.

Civil and Criminal Cases, 1790 File (No. 2) – State vs. Johnson Womack.

Burke County, North Carolina, Records, 1755-1821, (Including Wills Index 1784-1900) Volume IV; by Edith Warren Huggins

Some Laws of NC Pertaining to Burke County – (2) 1777. Washington County (Tenn.) inhabitants were in need of a public road through the mountains into Burke County for “Horses, Carts, and wagons to pass to Sea Ports in this State and South Carolina.” Charles McDowell, John McDowell, Samuel Bright, Ezekiel Smith and Jacob Womack to be Commissioners to lay off and mark a road from Charles Robinson’s where court had been held for Washington County, to Edward Smith’s where it had been held for Burke County. Both counties to appoint officers to clear and help keep the road repaired and be allowed 8 shillings daily, with chain carriers and road markers allowed payment per day out of county taxes.

Morgan District Miscellaneous Court Papers, 1759-1801, Page 2 – Wm Wofford and Lucia Spradling. Evidence to support charge. John Spradling, Wm Johnson, Thos Wommack. Sept. Court 1782. Jurors: John Walker, Wm Penland, Jno. Blanton, John Dysart, William Willson, Wm Sumter, Robert ___ (?), Joseph Steel, Jonathan Hampton, George Brown, David Dickey, James Reed, Wm. Moore, ____ (?) (Not Legible), Sub. 3 Sep 1782, State vs. above, returned to March 1783 term. Bail: Wm Spradling, Joseph Dobson, CSC.
{See http://www.womacknet.net/thomaswomack.htm. This was a bastardy case. The child of William Wofford and Lucia Spradling was apparently William Washington Wofford, see WorldConnect entry.}

1 comment:

Ann said...

Robert, please email me at JJJTAB @ GMAIL DOT COM, all lower case. I would like to compare Womack notes. Thanks!