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The Robert Womack Family of Louisiana

Updated on August 27, 2011

The Robert Womack Family of Winn Parish

Robert WOMACK, the son of Richard WOMACK and Mrs. Martha WOMACK, was born in 1808, in Simpson County, Mississippi, removed to Louisiana about 1840, and died on 8 Jul 1865, in Winn Parish, Louisiana, at age 57. Robert married Wrizopa "Rispy" SOUTHERN, daughter of Samuel SOUTHERN and Keziah, on 11 Nov 1830, in Copiah County, Mississippi. Wrizopa was born in 1813, in Copiah County, and died after 1880 in Winn Parish. They had ten children: Richard, Sarah, Wiley, Robert Clifton, Daniel, Rebecca, William, Abraham William, Mary, and Louisa.

Richard WOMACK was born on 24 Jul 1833, in Simpson County, Mississippi, and died on 11 May 1907, in Bienville Parish, Louisiana at age 73. He was buried in Old Ridge Church Cemetery, in Bienville Parish. Richard married Elizabeth CARLISLE, daughter of Thomas CARLISLE and Synthia, on 14 Mar 1852, in Bienville Parish. Elizabeth was born on 14 Mar 1837, in Mississippi, and died on 4 Apr 1929, in Bienville Parish, at age 92 and was buried in Old Ridge Church Cemetery. They had nine children: Nancy C., Thomas Henry C., Allen, Richard, Watson, Sis, Daniel, Kelly W., and J. Riley.

Sarah WOMACKwas born in 1834, in Mississippi. Sarah married Samuel SOUTHERN, son of Lewis SOUTHERN and Elizabeth HALL, on 31 Jan 1849, in Bienville Parish, Louisiana. Samuel was born in 1822, in Mississippi. They had one son: Samuel L..

Wiley WOMACK was born in Oct 1837, in Simpson County, Mississippi, died on 23 Jan 1918 in Chatham, Jackson Parish, Louisiana, at age 80, and was buried on 25 Jan 1918, in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, in Jackson Parish. Wiley married Ellen PACE on 10 Aug 1857, in Bienville Parish, Louisiana. Ellen was born in Apr 1843, in Mississippi, died on 10 Oct 1910, at age 67, and was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. They had four children: George W., Sarah, Milly E., and William W.. Wiley next married Mary A. TULLOS on19 Apr1911, in Jackson Parish,Louisiana.

Robert Clifton WOMACK was born in 1840, in Simpson County, Mississippi, and died after 1870, in Louisiana. Robert married Martha Jane about 1860 in Winn Parish, Louisiana. Martha was born in 1842, in Mississippi, and died after 1870. They had six children: Richard, Benjamin Franklin, Anna, Sally, Emmoline "Emma," and Ira.

Daniel WOMACK was born in 1841, in Bienville Parish, Louisiana, and died after 1860. Daniel married Matilda CAIN on 19 Dec 1859, in Winn Parish, Louisiana. Matilda was born in 1845, in Mississippi, and died after 1860. They had four children: Sally, Phillip, Ellen, and Jane.

Rebecca WOMACK was born in 1844, in Bienville Parish, Louisiana. Rebecca married James HUDSON.

William WOMACK was born in 1845 in Bienville Parish, Louisiana. William married Ruthy F. A. C. ADAMS, daughter of Washington Burgess ADAMS and Sarah LUCAS, about 1864, in Winn Parish. Ruthy was born in 1845 in Brookhaven, Lincoln County, Mississippi, and died after 1880, in Royal, Winn Parish, Louisiana. They had five children: John, Angela, George A., Richard, and Newport.

Abraham William WOMACK was born on 15 Dec 1847, in Bienville Parish, Louisiana, died on 20 Oct 1929, in Winn Parish, at age 81, and was buried in Old Union Cemetery, Joyce, Winn Parish, Louisiana. Abraham married Priscilla Faithy ADAMS, daughter of Joseph Burgess ADAMS and Mrs. Mary Mollie THOMAS(?), on 26 Feb 1870, in Winn Parish. Priscilla was born on 15 Jul 1855, in Winn Parish, died on 8 Nov 1898, in Winn Parish, at age 43, and was buried in Old Union Cemetery. They had six children: Joseph Burgess, Wiley William, Ira, Vira, Richard Dixon, and Mary Mageline. Abraham next married Ellen PORTER, daughter of John Baxter PORTER and Nancy Ann HAND, on 26 Mar 1896, in Winn Parish, Louisiana. Ellen was born Feb 1870 {1874} in Winn Parish, died on 1 Mar 1908 in Winnfield, Winn Parish, at age 38, and was buried in Mar 1908, in Old Corinth Cemetery located on the Jordan Hill Road near Winnfield, Winn Parish. She was confined to a wheel chair for 8 - 10 years before death. They had three children: Walter Ray, Abraham William, and Clarence William. Abraham next married (Mrs.) Jessie NEELY on9 Apr1913, in Monroe,Ouachita Parish,Louisiana. Jessie was born before 1900.

Mary WOMACK was born in 1856, in Bienville Parish, Louisiana and died after 1880. Mary married William S. FRENCH, son of Joel FRENCH and Jane. William was born in 1853, in Winn Parish, Louisiana, and died about 1878 in Pine Ridge, Winn Parish, Louisiana, about age 25. They had two children: Winston and William S. Mary next married Sam MORGAN.

Louisa WOMACK was born on 14 May 1856, in Winnfield, Winn Parish, Louisiana, died on 23 Oct 1934, in Toro, Sabine Parish, Louisiana at age 78, and was buried on 24 Oct 1934, in Ft. Jessup, Sabine Parish. Louisa married Thomas W. COLSTON, son of Isaac COLSTON and Sarah Katharine ADAMS, about 1874. Thomas was born in 1848, in Alabama, died in Apr 1896, at age 48, and was buried in Ft. Jessup, Sabine Parish. They had five children: Richard "Rich," Thomas Marion "Bob," William "Bill," Mattie, and Thomas Dewitt.

Sources: Bible records, civil, cemetery, census, military records, family notes.


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      Jessica Miller Hagle 5 years ago

      Rich Colston is my great great grandpa - have alot on our side :-) great to find some fellow Colston kin!

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      Annette Womack 6 years ago from North Louisiana

      You are welcome. Glad you enjoyed it. You will have to share your line with me sometime. I only have Bob Colston's lineage down to Geverene Johnson. Abe Womack was my husband's line.

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      Chris Colston 6 years ago

      @ Annette Womack,

      Isaac COLSTON and Sarah Katharine ADAMS are my great-great-great grandparents. Heuitt Colston, son of Richard & Sadie, is my grandfather. This article was great. Thank you so much.

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      Annette Womack 6 years ago from North Louisiana

      I already buy from Amazon. Great idea to advertise them too. Thanks. Now just to figure out how to do it!

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      Virginia Kearney 6 years ago from United States

      Great information. Most of our families arrived in the U.S. in the last 100 years and we know all the American side of the families, but I have a couple of branches which have been here at least 200 years and one may have been at Jamestown (1644). One of these days I'd love to find out more. That is a great idea to post things here that might help people. You might want to advertise books from Amazon which would help people get started on this. I'd be interested in something like that.

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      Annette Womack 6 years ago from North Louisiana

      I started doing genealogy "for hire" about 1970. I retired about a 5 years ago due to medical problems and in April started with online writing for AC and this weekend started with Hubpages. I decided since I have 40 years of genealogy I would put this type of information on Hubpages. I know this doesn't answer your question but getting started in genealogy now and the way I did then are two different things. The best way to get started now is to ask for help at a local Family History Center that is attached to a LDS Church. Just call a local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and ask for the location of a FHC. Then call them and ask for help. Hope that helps.

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      Patty Inglish 6 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      This might help someone a lot that is looking for such records. How did you get started doing this?

      I've had a horrid time of finding any info on my mother's side - that's the side with Native Americans. On my father's, I'm related to a boatload of politicians and pundits. It makes my head spin.