Name: Joel Mayo Womack 1
Birth: 03 FEB 1845 in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA. 2
Reference Number: 992.1020510
Census 1880 ABT 1880 Jefferson Co., KY. 2
Death: Psilosis 'Tropical Sprue' contacted in the Tropics 14 JUN 1921 in Jefferson Co., KY.
Note: By 1850, Joels mother had passed away and he was living with a Creole family in New Orleans. When Joel was old enough, he was sent by his father to The Citadel in Charleston, SC. by the time of his fathers death, he is referenced as a cadet at The Citadel. He served in Company D of the South Carolina Rangers associated with the 5th South Carolina Cavalry. He was subsequently captured and transfered to a military prison in the area of Elmira, NY. There it is noted that he was one of a very few who were able to make an escape. It is reported that he borrowed a piece of paper from a Union soldier to use as a book mark. The paper turned out to be a leave pass for the Union soldier, that John then utilized to leave the prison. Joel is referenced as having attained the military rank of Major in the Confederate Army. After his escape, Joe made his way back to the area of South Carolina. By the time of the 1870 Census, Joel had made his way to Kentucky. There he was hired as a clerk in the office of the State Attorney General at Frankfort, KY. He subsequently is referenced as a commissioner for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Another souce indicates that his middle name may have been spelled 'Maya'. by 1880, Joel was resident in Jefferson Co., KY.|
Father: John B. Womack b: ABT 1804 in VA. or SC.
Mother: Mary Mayo b: in VA.
Nannie Gibson O'Bannon b: 23 SEP 1846 in Shelby Co., KY.
30 APR 1872
- Margaret O'Bannon Womack b: 12 JAN 1875 in KY.
- Elsie Peay Womack b: 10 DEC 1882 in KY.
- Title: Kentucky State Records
Page: Filson Club: Louisville, Kentucky
- Title: Electronic Internet (unverified)
Source Medium: Electronic
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