Monday, September 30, 2013

The Womack Family According to Census Records

When I first started researching my Womack ancestors I had no idea what I was in for. My grandfather was a small child when his father passed away and he barely remembered him. Where would I start? How would I find out where my great-grandfather and his family came from? My first breakthrough came when I went to the Libray of Congress in Richmond. There I found my grandfather's family on the 1910 census and from that point I never stopped searching. Sometimes the search would become so overwhelming I would take a break but still I was determined to keep moving forward. And that determination has yielded results!

My great-grandparents, Ed and Martha Womack lived in Maxton, NC. Ed had six children from a previous marriage. There names and ages were Sarah(11), Esther (9), Bella (8), Robert (7), Joe (5) and James (3). Valley (4 mths) was their first child together. Their other children Bula, James and Conway were born after 1910 census. My great-grandfather passed away in 1921. On the 1930 census my great-grandmother is listed as head of house with Bula, Conway, Lena and Katie. Lena was born after my great-grandfather's death and Katie is Valley's daughter. On the 1940 census Martha is again listed as head of house with Conway and Lena.

With this information my family tree was beginning to come together. I now had the names and approximate ages of my ancestors and began to search other records to give me a clearer picture of my ancestors.






6 comments:

  1. Greetings Erlaine and CONGRATULATIONS on your family find. The Womack ancestors have been waiting for this moment . . . for you to tell their story. So I understand your determination for it was simply Ed & Martha guiding you to them!

    Thank you for joining AAGSAR and I look forward to traveling this journey with you!

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    1. Thank you very much. I will definitely be sharing more!

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  2. Greetings Erlaine, Congratulations! It's great that you are telling your ancestor's story. It is very rewarding work...I'm looking forward to seeing your stories unfold!

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    1. Thank you! I hope to make my ancestors proud.

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  3. Congratulations Sister Erlaine! What a Wonderful thing you have done Honoring your Ancestors. I look forward to stopping by and see how ya'll doing! This is only the Beginning! WEll Done!

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