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Womack, Nancy Graves

Female 1858 - 1926  (68 years)


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  • Name Womack, Nancy Graves  [1
    Birth 10 Oct 1858  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Name Nannie 
    Reference Number 5607 
    Death 21 Oct 1926  Danville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Burial Yancey Family Cemetery, Yanceyville, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5531  Caswell County
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2024 

    Father Womack, Thomas Jefferson,   b. 13 Feb 1831, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 7 Apr 1889, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 58 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Yancey, Ann Elizabeth,   b. 15 Jun 1821, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 20 Jul 1900, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 79 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage 9 Jul 1855  Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Reference Number 24542 
    Notes 
    • Marriage Record
      Groom: Thomas J. Womack
      Bride: Ann E. Yancey
      Bond or Marriage Date: 9 July 1855
      Location: Caswell County, North Carolina
      Bondsman/Witness: Thomas W. Graves
      Married By: Thomas W. Tobey, Minister of the Gospel
      Source: Caswell County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds (1778-1868), Katharine Kerr Kendall (1981) at 123.
    Family ID F1684  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Neal, Louis M.,   b. 27 May 1853   d. 15 Jan 1904 (Age 50 years) 
    Marriage 22 Oct 1890  [1
    Reference Number 41375 
    Notes 
    • Louis M. Neal married (2) Nannie Graves Womack on 22 October 1890.

      Source: The Beaver Pond Neals of Virginia, Carl B. Neal (1965).
    Family ID F2857  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2024 

    Family 2 Bustard, John,   b. Abt 1860, Canada Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1 Apr 1928, Danville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Marriage 8 Sep 1920  Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Reference Number 41379 
    Family ID F2858  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2024 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 10 Oct 1858 - North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 8 Sep 1920 - Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 21 Oct 1926 - Danville, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - - Yancey Family Cemetery, Yanceyville, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Yanceyville Methodist Church Parsonage
    Yanceyville Methodist Church Parsonage

  • Notes 
    • Nancy Graves Womack (1858-1926)

      Mrs. Nannie Neal was a charter member of the Caswell County Chapter #1152 United Daughters of the Confederacy, founded in 1894, on the strength of her Uncle Wilbur T. Womack, Company A, "Yanceyville Grays," C.S.A. Army. Source: The Heritage of Caswell County, North Carolina, Jeannine D. Whitlow, Editor (1985) at 629 ("Caswell County chapter #1152 United Daughters of the Confederacy").
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      Dr. Allen Gunn Property (Yanceyville, North Carolina)

      In 1943, Giles Powell Jones (1910-1985) sold to his mother Sarah (Sallie) Hundley Lipscomb Jones (1869-1952) for $6,500 the Yanceyville property that had become known as the Methodist Church Parsonage. This was earlier known as the Dr. Allen Gunn house. The deed is attached. Click on the image for a larger version. Note that Giles Powell Jones purchased this property from the Yanceyville Methodist Church Trustees, which had purchased it from Mrs. Nannie Graves Neal Bustard and husband John Bustard. She is Nancy Graves Womack Bustard (1858-1926), who married John Bustard 1920 in Yanceyville, North Carolina. She also is a granddaughter of Bartlett Yancey, Jr. (1785-1828). Her first husband was Louis M. Neal (1853-1904) who built the store that became The Caswell Theatre in Yanceyville. Giles Powell Jones was in Texas when he conveyed the property to his mother. As this was 1943, query whether he was in the US armed forces.
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      "Judging Tree By Its Fruits"

      There was a big dining under way at Captain Jack Wiggins' home. His wife and sister-in-law, granddaughters of Bartlett Yancey, distinguished son of Caswell, locked horns in the course of conversation, in a dispute as to whether or not their deceased father, Tom Womack, wealthy planter in his day, was a man of energy. Captain Jack was appealed to as arbiter of the delicate family issue.

      "Well, ladies," said the Captain, who was never timid or bashful even in the presence of his wife, howbeit she usually got the best of him in all family encounters, "the old gentleman was pretty feeble when I first knew him, and I can't say about his energy, but one thing I do know -- he raised two of the damndest laziest daughters ever raised in this country."

      Then the fireworks started. The disputants forgot their dispute and ganged up on Captain Jack. The old gentleman had busted a hornet's nest!

      Source: Henderson, Tom. Homespun Yarns: Weavings from Life's Humorous Threads. Yanceyville, North Carolina. 1943.
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      Obituary of Nancy Graves Womack Bustard (1858-1926)

      Mrs. Bustard Passes Away at Her Home: Funeral to Be Held Here Tomorrow with Interrment at Yanceyville

      Mrs. Nannie Womack Bustard wife of John Bustard died at 10: 15 o'clock last night at her home 136 West Main Street after an illness lasting over a year. She had been bedridden for several months. Three weeks ago she began failing rapidly and since then had been in serious condition. While many close friends knew of her serious illness it was not generally recognized and this morning's announcement was a severe shock to the many who had learned to know and love her.

      Mrs. Bustard come of distinguished lineage being born at Summer Hill in Caswell County, N. C. on October 10th, 1858, a daughter of Thomas J. Womack and Mrs. Anne Elizabeth Yancey, of that county. She was a granddaughter of the famed Bartlett Yancey for whom Yanceyville was named and who during his time was an outstanding man in the affairs of North Carolina.

      Mrs. Bustard was first married to Lewis M. Neal, of Caswell. Some years after his death or on September 8th, 1920 she was married to Mr. Bustard in Yanceyville, since which time she had made her home in this City. Early in life, Mrs. Bustard joined the Yanceyville Presbyterian church and maintained her affiliation with it throughout the latter years. She was actively interested in the church's work during her residence at Yanceyville and on moving to Danville maintained contact with it and its congregation.

      Mrs. Bustard is survived by her husband and the following step-children: John Bustard, Jr. and James Bustard, of Danville, Clark Bustard of Norfolk, Maitland H. Bustard of Washington, and Miss Agnes Bustard of this city. She also leaves a sister, Mrs. Sallie Wiggins of Yanceyville.

      The funeral will be conducted from the West Main street residence at two o'clock tomorrow afternoon after which the remains will be taken to Yanceyville and interred in the old family burial ground where a commitment service will be held at three o'clock. Revs. N. E. Wicker and Joseph Dunglinson, will conduct the rites here, the pastor of the Yanceyville church officiating at Yanceyville.

      Source: Danville Bee (Virginia), 22 October 1926.

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      The Bee (Danville, Virginia) 19 February 1929 (Page 2)

      Mrs.Sallie Wiggins Dies In Baltimore; Funeral in Caswell

      News was received here today of the death yesterday of Mrs. Sallie Womack Wiggins, of Yanceyville, N. C., prominent throughout that section who passed away in the Woman's Hospital in Baltimore where she had been taken for treatment. Her remains are arriving today in Yanceyville and are to be buried in the old family square. Mrs. Wiggins was identified with the Barlett Yancey family for which Yanceyville was named. She was the sister of the late Mrs. John Bustard of this city.
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      A valuable piece of Yanceyville real estate changed hands last week, Mr. William H. Hooper purchasing from Mrs. Nannie W. Neal her farm known as a part of the "Poverty Ridge" tract. It comprises eighty-odd acres, and the consideration was $30 per acre. There are no buildings on the place.

      The Reidsville Review (Reidsville, North Carolina), 2 May 1916, Tuesday, Page 6.
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      "The handsome residence of Mrs. Nannie W. Neal, which is located on West Main Street, has been recently purchased by the Yanceyville Methodist church, to be used for the parsonage. The house will be vacated this fall."

      Greensboro Daily News (Greensboro, NC), 4 August 1920.

      This is the home of Nancy Graves Womack Neal (1858-1926), who in 1890 married Yanceyville merchant Louis M. Neal (1853-1904). His store was in the building that became The Caswell Theatre.

      The house was built by Dr. Allen M. Gunn, M.D. (1807-1884), and after serving as the Yanceyville Methodist Church parsonage, became the home of the Jones family.*

      The photograph above is not associated with the newspaper item. However, it is when the house was the Yanceyville Methodist Church parsonage.
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      * A few years back this house was demolished, after being allowed to fall into substantial disrepair. It had a secret room under the front entrance. I (Richmond S. Frederick, Jr.) observed this room before the house came down. The purpose for which it was used is not known.
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      1860 United States Federal Census
      Name: N G Womock [N G Womack]
      Age in 1860: 2
      Birth Year: abt 1858
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Home in 1860: Caswell, North Carolina
      Gender: Female
      Post Office: Yanceyville
      Household Members: Name Age
      Thos J Womock [Womack] 29
      A E Womock [Womack] 39
      B Y Womock [Womack] 3
      N G Womock [Womack] 2

      1880 US Census Record
      Name: N. C. Womack
      Age: 20
      Estimated birth year: 1860
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Relationship to head-of-household: Daughter
      Home in 1880: Yanceyville, Caswell, North Carolina
      Marital status: Single
      Race: White
      Gender: Female
      Father's name: T. J. Womack
      Father's birthplace: NC
      Mother's name: A. E. Y. Womack
      Mother's birthplace: NC

      1920 United States Federal Census
      Name: Nannie W Neal
      Home in 1920: Yanceyville, Caswell, North Carolina
      Age: 61 years
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1859
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Father's Birth Place: North Carolina
      Mother's Birth Place: North Carolina
      Marital Status: Widow
      Race: White
      Sex: Female
      Home owned: Own
      Able to read: Yes
      Able to Write: Yes
      Image: 1304
      Household Members: Name Age
      Nannie W Neal 61

      1910 United States Federal Census
      Name: Nannie W Neal
      Age in 1910: 52
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1858
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Father's Birth Place: North Carolina
      Mother's Birth Place: North Carolina
      Home in 1910: Yanceyville, Caswell, North Carolina
      Marital Status: Widowed
      Race: White
      Gender: Female
      Household Members: Name Age
      Nannie W Neal 52

      Census Records Summary
      1870 - Yanceyville, Caswell, NC (age 11, b. in NC)
      1880 - Yanceyville, Caswell, NC (age 20, b. in NC)
      1900 - Yanceyville, Caswell, NC (age 41, b. in NC)
      1910 - Yanceyville, Caswell, NC (age 52, b. in NC)
      1920 - Yanceyville, Caswell, NC (age 61, b. in NC) widowed

      See: Yancey Family Genealogical Database

  • Sources 
    1. Details: The Beaver Pond Neals of Virginia, Carl B. Neal (1965).

    2. Details: Obituary of Nancy Womack Bustard, Danville Bee (Danville, Virginia), 22 October 1926.

    3. Details: Obituary of Nancy Womack Bustard, Danville Bee (22 October 1926).

    4. Details: Caswell County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1778-1868, Katharine Kerr Kendall (1981) at 123.