Womack

William Womack and Mary Jane Allen were some of the earliest immigrants of the Puckett family.  Their daughter, Anne marries William Puckett.  William and Mary Jane are the six great-grandparents of Mary Jane Puckett McKee.

William Womack is at least one of the earliest Womack’s in the original Virginia colony, if not the original Womack immigrant.  There are few records on this William.  He did obtain a land patent in 1657.  We know nothing about his trip over and the reasons or circumstances, although there are theories.  William died on August 1, 1697.  His estate was settled in the Orphan’s Court in 1677 in Henrico County, VA.  Timothy Allen, Jr was the executor of this estate.

Mary Allen was born about 1625, possibly in England and died before 1685 in Bermuda Hundred, Henrico Co., VA. She may have been the daughter of Timothy Allen of Wragby England. There was a Timothy Allen who was the administrator of William’s estate, as shown above. However, given the lack of documentation, this Timothy Allen could have been her brother. She died in 1685.

Some researchers William and Mary they were members of the first Quaker Colony, according to church records from 1656.  Another legend says that William broke with his father over religious beliefs.

William Womack and Mary Allen had eight known children, all of which are believed to have been born in Virginia. They were quite a cast of characters. Abraham was the oldest and was a very colorful personality. Abraham was a plantation owner who was given to profanity from time to time. He also owned and raced horses, was a gambler, participated in many land deals and, some said, an Indian trader. Ironically, he was also a solid citizen and served on several grand juries, petit juries and even served as Constable for a period of a year. Thomas was probably the most solid of the boys. Although he led a somewhat non-descriptive life, he seemed to be the rock and was always there to support his brother John (who could aptly be nicknamed “Mean John”) in his legal travails. John stayed in trouble from age 25 for everything from hog and sheep rustling to wife beating and child abuse. Richard, patriarch of our direct line, was the adventurer and an Indian Trader. He was apparently on a trading trip when the Seneca Indians killed him. Ann, Mary and Jane followed the tradition of all women of the period by marrying and having their own family. William, like Thomas, was a solid citizen, a farmer and also worked at a tobacco warehouse.

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