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John Wesley Womack
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Birth: Sep. 15, 1850
Wright County
Missouri, USA
Death: Mar. 23, 1933
Izard County
Arkansas, USA

Son of
Charles Rufus & Jane W. [nee Christian] Wammack

Brother of
Francis Paralee [Jennings]
Mittrell R.
Mary Malinda [Billington]
Sarah Jane [Wren]
Martha Elizabeth [Cockrill]
William Bill

1st Married
1871, Izard co., Ar.,
Sarah Jane Gray

Father of
Martha Elizabeth 'Lizzie' [Cockrill]
Agnes [Cockrill]
Maggie Wammack 1877-1879
Van Buren Wammack 1979-1887
James b/d 8-16-1883
The last three are buried in Betheham Cemetery,
Sage, Izard co., Ar.

2nd married
30 Oct. 1912, Sage, Izard co., Ar.,
Gusteen Cockrill

3rd married
27 Feb. 1919, Zion, Izard co., Ar.,
Catherine King

Father of
Don Lee

Dr. Don Lee Womack writes: " My father was a carpenter and farmer. He was
known for his "dry wit" ---- was a prolefic reader before losing
eye-sight to cataracts. He used to tell me how, during the Civil War, he
would take his little tin cup --- with a small pattie of corn bread made
without shortening or salt ---- down to the spring and eat his breakfast.
This was all they had to eat. He said they almost straved."
"Salt was very scarce. He could remember how his father and mother would
dig up the dirt floor of the smoke house where salt pork dripped while
curing --- boil the dirt in water, drain off the water, then, let the
water evaporate, thus, leaving the salt."
"Again, I have heard him relate, while returning from the mill (grain),
some Yankee soldiers rode up beside him and told him he was their
prisoner. He was about 13 years of age at that time. He said that when he
came to the place to turn off and go to his house, he turned, then,
invited them to come with him and he would have his mother fix supper for
them. However, they just rode on --- and he heard one of them say, that
sure was a brave little boy."
"Still, again he would tell how some jayhawkers ("Northern Yankees") rode
up in front of their house. One came in, picked up a shovel of coals from
the fireplace, and started to throw them in the feather bed. He told the
man to go ahead, but that within 30 minutes they would be swinging by
their necks from a limb of a tree --- that he had an uncle out there with
a band of men real close by. The man threw the fire back into the
fireplace, and they al rode away. His mother scolded him for lying --- as
he did not have an uncle with a band of men. He told his mother,
nevertheless, he had saved their house from being burned down."

Information provided per Roots Web by
Medea Burnett 
Family links: 
  Sarah Jane Gray Cornelious Wammack (1844 - 1903)
  Gusteen Kirk Cockrill Wammack (1881 - 1914)
  Catherine King Womack (1878 - 1959)
  Martha Elizabeth Wammack Cockrill (1873 - 1935)*
  Agnes Wammack Cockrill (1875 - 1958)*
  Maggie Wammack (1877 - 1879)*
  Van Buren Wammack (1879 - 1887)*
  James Wammack (1883 - 1883)*
*Calculated relationship
Caney Springs Cemetery
Izard County
Arkansas, USA
Created by: Donna Lee Wall
Record added: Oct 26, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43582641
John Wesley Womack
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John Wesley Womack
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