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Re: New Info on Frederick Fraley?
Posted by: Beth Walton (ID *****1786) Date: May 30, 2012 at 17:07:43
In Reply to: New Info on Frederick Fraley? by Lorrie Laskey of 2126

Hi Lorrie,

I don't know if you received notice that I answered your post on the Fraley message board 17 Jan 2012. The information I gave you:

I descend from Maj. Jacob Womack and Sarah Johnson's son David Womack, through David's son, Larkin Womack, born 5 Oct 1785 Burke Co., NC or Pendleton District, SC.

The administrator of Womack DNA testing, Robert E. Burke, Jr. called it to the attention of our Womack researchers in 2008 that the son of Maj. Jacob Womack and Sarah Johnson, Jesse Womack was possibly the husband of Chloe and Frederick Fraley's daughter, Chloe Fraley. Actually this Jesse Womack was the only one in that time frame and area who could have been Chloe Fraley's husband. He's also the only known Jesse Womack with an unknown wife.

Jacob Womack's son, Jesse Womack is not to be confused with Jacob's brother, Jesse Womack.

Jesse Womack's descending lineage
William Womack, the Immigrant
Richard Womack, Sr. - Mary Puckett
Richard Womack, Jr. - Elizabeth (maybe Puckett - no proof)
Richard Womack, III - Ann "Nancy" Childers
Jacob Womack - Sarah Johnson
Jesse Womack - Chloe Fraley (possible wife)

Chloe Fraley was named as his daughter in Frederick Fraley's 8 Apr 1782 Will and also in the Bill of Complaint, FRALEY vs. FRALEY & SMITH as: "Jesse Wommack and Chloe his wife, formerly Chloe Friley" The latest date I saw in the Bill of Complaint I found on line is 1809.

In the Revolutionary War, (then) Capt. Jacob Womack's Womack's Fort Fincastle Co., VA 1776 milita payroll is on line.

Source: TNgenweb
Watauga Petition with Jacob Womack as a commissioner

"In 1772, the white settlements south of the Holston River, although acknowledged to be an unorganized part of North Carolina, were without any form of government. In 1772, they "exercised the divine right of governing themselves," forming a "written association and articles for the management of general affairs. Five Commissioners were appointed, by the decision of a majority of whom all matters in controversy were settled..." The Articles of the Watauga Association are apparently not extant, but it is known that they "in convention assembled, elected as Commissioners, thirteen citizens. They were John Carter, Charles Robertson, James Robertson, Zach. Isbell, John Sevier, James Smith, Jacob Brown, William Bean, John Jones, George Russell, Jacob Womack, Robert Lucs and William Tatham."

According to the TNgenweb Project, "....Womack's Fort was located in what is now Sullivan County, Tennessee, but was originally considered part of southwest Virginia. In 1776, however, Womack's Fort was part of Fincastle County, Virginia, and that same year, upon war having been declared against the English, became part of the newly-created Washington County, Virginia, both of which counties are named in the following muster roll of Jacob Womack's Militia Company....By 1778, however, upon erection of Washington County, North Carolina (now Tennessee), Jacob Womack was one of the justices of the new county court (Washington County Court Minutes, 23 Feb 1778"

On the web page, SOLDIERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION FROM SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA, (then) Capt. Jacob Womack, his son, Pvt. Jesse Womack and Pvt. Frederick Fraley are listed as soldiers who accompanied Col. William Christian in the Revolutionary War Cherokee Expedition of Aug 1776. I have seen Capt. Joseph Martin's 1 May thru 30 Jun 1777 militia payroll with Frederick Fraley on it. Col. Evan Shelby's rank in 1776 was Major. Capt. Jacob Womack was promoted to 2nd Maj. by the Provincial Congress of NC at Halifax 23 Dec 1776. Capt. Joseph Martin and his company and Maj. Jacob Womack and his company fought in the Revolutionary War at the Battle of Kings Mountain as part of the "Overmountain Men" of Washington Co., TN.

Chloe Fraley Womack was not named in her mother's 29 May 1823 Will. She might not have been mentioned because she had already received her share of her father's estate or she was deceased. She was also not named in the 1827 Lawrence Co., Arkansas Territory of Missouri probate record of Jesse Womack. This is present day Randolph Co., AR.

Jacob Womack's Tennessee land record is dated 1782.

Washington County
Wammack, Jacob 1782, 262 acres, Northern Dist, Book 5, Page 318, Grant #2316

After leaving TN, the Womacks were in Burke Co., NC as early as 1782

1782 - Burke County, NC - Jacob Womack - paid 261 Spanish milled dollars (to bear interest at 6%) - for 378 lbs. of fresh pork.

In 1785 Jacob and his son, Johnson Womack were involved in a law suit against one of Sarah Johnson Womack's possible Johnson relatives, Robert Johnson who owed a debt to the state of North Carolina, and apparently Jacob Womack was one of his guarantors. It was thought that Robert Johnson had fled to Powell's Valley in KY. The law suit has that Jacob Womack sent his son, Johnson Womack to look for him. He did not find Robert Johnson and Jacob Womack paid part of Robert's debt.

Jacob was enumerated just south of Burke Co., NC on the 1790 Pendleton District, SC census. The Womacks were in Grainger Co., TN in 1797, living as squatters on Indian lands and didn't owe the federal government taxes. Jacob is not on the list because he was probably too old to pay poll taxes. Supposedly, the Hatfield family of Chloe and Frederick Fraley's son, Daniel Fraley's wife Mary "Polly" Hatfield were also listed as squatters. Source: TNgenweb - The Intruders.

The last record I have of Jacob Womack was in Grainger Co., TN.

WPA Transcriptions at TN State Archives:
Grainger Co., TN court records - 1796-1802 - several mentions of Jacob and David Womack. In one court record, Jacob is referred to as Major Jacob Womack. In another court record, Jacob and David listed together as part of a jury to lay off a road.

Maj. Jacob Womack's widow, Sarah "Sally" Johnson, her son David Womack and her grandson, Larkin Womack were living in Jackson Co., TN prior to 1815. That the last known record of her.

David his brothers, Jesse and Johnson Womack apparently moved from Grainger Co, TN to Jackson Co, TN, and thence to White Co, TN.


Womacks in Early Tennessee Tax Lists
Grainger Co, TN - 1799 - David Womack, Johnston Womack
Jackson Co, TN - 1802 - David Wamack, John Wamack
White Co, TN - 1811 - David Womack, Jesse Wammock, John Wammock

Womacks in Tennessee Land Grants
White County
Wormack, David 1814, 10a, G Dist, bk I, p 220, g#6414
Womack, David 1814, 10a, MTN Dist, bk 5, p 27, g#6414
Wormack, Larkin 1814, 13a, G Dist, bk I, p 219, g#6189
Warmack, Larkin 1814, 13a, G Dist, bk 5, p 32, g#6189

By 1816, the Womacks, with the exception of Larkin Womack, had moved to Lawrence Co, AR, which was then part of Missouri Territory.

1816 Lawrence Co., Arkansas Territory Tax list
WOMACK, David
WOMACK, Jesse < < <
WOMACK, John
WOMACK, John (a second listing of the same name)
WOMACK, Johnson

In attempting to learn the birth places of Jacob Womack and Sarah Johnson's children, I have these Virginia records:

"The Womack Family" by Perkins, in GULF STATES MAGAZINE, LL
Lunenburg Co., Va. Order Book 5, Pg. 103

Jul Court 1758
Jacob Womack took oath to his Majesty's Person & Government as a Commanding Officer of one of the townships of Halifax Co., VA

Prince Edward Co., VA Court Order Book
1750-1764 Prince Edward Co. VA, Chancery Court
Farmville, VA
"In a court case beginning August 1758 in Prince Edward Co. VA, Margaret Womack widow and relict of Richard Womack sued Richard and Jacob Womack. In July 1760 she was awarded "the wench Tabb for her dower in the negroes" also "her third part of 200 acres in Lunenburgh county it being the plantation whereon her husband Richard Womack died" and an amount to be assessed for her dower in the improvements on 400 acres in Prince Edward belonging to Vallentine Cawley."

Margaret Cody Womack, the widow of Richard Womack, IV, sued Richard Womack III and his son, (Maj.) Jacob Womack in the above lawsuit.

In his RW pension application, Jesse Womack's brother, Johnson Womack said he was born 2 Jan 1762 Goochland Co., VA. From the research of the late Harold Johnson who wrote "The Johnson Report" I learned that Johnson Womack's maternal grandfather, Joseph Johnson's Will was recorded 1761 in Lunenburg Co., VA. Joseph was originally from Goochland Co., VA and was a land owner there.

So I've established that the daughter of Chloe and Frederick Frailey, Chloe Fraley most likely married prior to 1809 the son of Maj. Jacob Womack and Sarah Johnson. Chloe Fraley Womack was born prior to 8 Apr 1772 and probably died before 29 May 1823.

The only records I have of Jesse Womack are his RW service in 1776, the 1811 White Co., TN tax list, the 1816 Lawrence Co., Arkansas Territory tax list and his 1827 Lawrence Co., Arkansas Territory probate record. The area in Arkansas where they lived became Randolph Co., AR 19 Oct 1835.

Jesse Womack's probate record:

WOMACK, Jesse, deceased. Bond of John WOMACK, administrator February 26, 1827. Securities: Walter G. HOGAN, Alvis NOLAN. Heirs: Nancy HIX of Lawrence County, Arkansas Territory, William WOMACK of Crawford County, Arkansas; Territory; the heirs of Betsey COCHRAN living in Lawrence County, Arkansas Territory; and Polly GRAY, Pleasant WOMACK, Patsey WOMACK, Phebe WOMACK, Jinny WOMACK, and Nicy WOMACK--all of Lawrence County, Arkansas Territory.

I only have information on Jesse Womack's children, William Womack, Pleasant Miller Womack, Martha "Patsey" Womack Boran and a possible daughter, Nicy Womack Bishop Bevins.

~Beth


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