Bosque County: Land and People (A History of Bosque County, Texas) Page: 771
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household, crossed the Brazos River into
Steele Creek Valley to establish their new
home in Bosque County.
Abner P. Womack, born 1806, in Georgia,
was a fifth generation native-born American.
He was the son of Richard and Martha
Womack, and his paternal grandparents were
David and Mildred (Pryor) Womack, of
North Carolina, and Georgia. David Womack
had been a soldier and patroit in the Ameri-
can Revolution from North Caroline.
In the move west, the Womack family of
this branch lived in Georgia, until 1809; then
moved to Louisiana until 1825; Mississippi
until 1850. In 1850, the Womack family
moved to Polk County, Texas, where they
stayed until the journey to Bosque County in
Except for a year in Brown County, Texas,
A.P. Womack lived in Bosque County until
his death in 1893. He was a farmer most of
his life, except for the year he tried ranching
in Brown County.
Our subject was remembered as a man with
a good sense of humor. In 1968, his great-
great grandson, Roy E. Gibson of Ft. Worth,
received a letter from Mrs. Mollie (Looney)
Cole, longtime resident of the Steele Creek
Valley area, saying: "We called him Uncle
Abb, or Grandpa, and we called his wife
Grandma. They were loved by all who knew
Abner P. Womack was proud of his mem-
bership in the Masonic Lodge. He belonged
to Westville Lodge 78, Pinola, Mississippi;
Unity Lodge 102, Moscow, Tx.; Meridian
Lodge 268, Meridian, Texas; Brownwood
Lodge 279, Brownwood, Texas; and Morgan
Lodge 588, Morgan, Texas.
Abner Pryor Womack first married Anas-
tasia "Stacy" Short (c 1812-1851) in Missis-
sippi. To this union were born thirteen
children. They were Elbert Washington
(1830-1904) who married (1) Mary Ann
Daley, and (2) Sarah E. Ligon; Samantha J.
(1832-?), married J.H. Choat; Fedora (1833-
1875), married William A. Cook; Abner
Carroll (1835-1910) who married (1) Susan
Howard and (2) Mrs. E.F. Stevens; Calvin
Green (1836-1905), who married Telitha Ann
Ferguson; Angelina (1838-1922), who
married (1) Richard J. Burch and (2) Joseph
E. Turner; Nancy E., (1840-1878), married
(1) "Matt" Prine, and (2) William W. String-
er; Sarah (1842-?), married a man named
Ferrell; and Henry C., in 1844 and died
Also Richard Mansel (1846-?), who
married Martha E. Higgins; Julia (1848-?),
who married D.E. Wilder; Nathan B. (1849-
1915), who married Rosanna Hines; and
Naomi, born in 1850, who died young.
Following the death of his first wife, Abner
P. Womack then married Mrs. Telitha E.
(Kirby) Ferguson, widow of James M. Fergu-
son, in 1853. This union produced Stacy A.
(1854-1871) who never married; "Doc", born
1856, who died young; Jacob P. "Jake" (1858-
?), married Georgia Cruce; Thomas, born in
1860, who died young; Joseph Wallace (1864-
1914), married Ivy Nona Wallace; and Mil-
dred P. (1867-1945) who married Francis M.
Prior to marrying Mr. Womack, Mrs.
Telitha Ferguson had three living children
from her first marriage. Telitha Ann (1845-?)
married Calvin G. Womack; Susan Frances
(1847-?) married James M. Campbell; and
Mary Christian (1850-1917) married Allen P.
Abner Pryor Womack died in 1893, and his
widow died six years later in 1899. The
couple's graves are marked in the Womack-
White Family Cemetery near Morgan, Texas.
by Roy E. Gibson
(See photo next page) F1320
Daniel Womack, son of Richard and
Martha Womack, was born in St. Helena
Parish, Louisiana, in 1823. He married
Cynthia Ann Gibson, born in 1825, in
Caldwell Parish, Louisiana, in 1844.
Daniel's first born was William Henry
(1845-1864). His second child was Mary Jane
(1847-1877). She married David B. Scott. To
them were born Daniel M. and David B. Her
husband died in 1874 or 1875. Next was
Louisa, born in 1849. She married J.F.
Daniel's fourth child was Josephine (1850-
1852). Next was Cynthia Ann, born in 1853.
She died when she was ten years old. Her
mother died in 1853.
After his marriage in 1854 to Thankful
Caroline Tullas, born in 1834, Daniel re-
mained in Jackson Parish, Louisiana, until
after the birth of their first six children, who
were as follows:
John Abraham, born 1855. He married
Elizabeth Jane (Howell) Walls. To them were
born eight daughters.
Martha S., born 1857, married W.H.
Huckabee and had children, Walter and
Effie. Angelina, was born and died in 1878.
Cenobia M. was born and died in 1860. Daniel
Smith, born in 1861, died in 1878. Milly
Saphronia Ann, born in 1864, married Thom-
as R. Welch in Meridian, Bosque County.
They had two sons and two daughters.
After the birth of Saphronia, Daniel and
Caroline took their family to Hempstead
County, Arkansas. There, in 1866, was born
Abner Vandy. From there they went to the
Brazos Point area in northeastern Bosque
County where they bought a farm. While he
lived at this place, Daniel was active in
community affairs. At one time he was
overseer of the county road in that area,
besides participating in other things.
Abner Vandy married Caroline Alsup.
They had ten children. Charles Logan was
the first Womack child born in Texas. He
married Emmie Bearfield. They had several
children. The next child was David Whitfield,
who first married Rachel Meyers, then
married May Johnson. The last child born to
Caroline was Susan Anna, born in 1872. She
married William B. Baxter. They had five
Thankful Caroline died in 1874. She was
buried in the Brazos Point Cemetery.
After Caroline died, Daniel married Sibba
Tullas, Caroline's cousin. They were married
in Jackson Parish, Louisiana in 1875. To this
marriage was born Permelia A. in 1878.
Daniel died in 1878 and was buried in the
Brazos Point Cemetery, also. Sibba remained
with John's children until John and Lizzie
married; then she and baby Permelia re-
turned to Louisiana.
The Daniel Womack farm was bordered by
the Brazos River. There is a large rock in the
river at that point still called Womack Rock.
There is a story that a Mr. Womack once
caught an extra large fish from under the
rock, and that is where the Womack Rock got
by Vernon St. C. Allen
WOMACK, JOHN A.
John A. Womack. (Son of Daniel Womack).
John Abraham Womack, son of Daniel and
Thankful Caroline (Tullas) Womack, was
born in Louisana in 1855. He came with his
parents to Brazos Point, Bosque County,
Texas, in 1866.
Elizabeth Jane (Howell) Walls, daughter of
John S. and Mary Jane Howell, was born in
Missouri, in 1859. She moved with her
parents to Arkansas, when she was a little
girl. There she later married John W. Walls.
They had a daughter, Mary. After John Walls
died, Lizzie, and her baby, and the Howell
family moved to Texas to the same area in
which the Womack family lived. This area
Lizzie remembered as "Five Mile Prairie."
After a crop failure, John and Mary Jane
Howell moved back to Arkansas with their
family except Lizzie, who married John
Womack, in 1879.
After John's mother, Caroline, died in
1874, his father, Daniel, married Sibba
Tullas, Caroline's cousin, in 1875. Daniel died
in 1878. Sibba stayed with the family until
after John and Lizzie married, then she
returned to Louisiana with her baby daugh-
ter, Permelia While still in his early twenty's
John was given on the 1880 Census as head
of a household consisting of his wife, Lizzie,
her baby, Mollie, his brothers, Vandy, Char-
ley, and Whit, his sister, Susan, and Dave and
Daniel Scott, two orphan sons of a half sister.
John farmed at Brazos Point until 1887,
when he took his family, which had increased
with the addition of three daughters, to
Meridian. In 1890 he was elected to the office
of constable, the first of several political
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