An American Family History


Captain Womack's Militia
Fincastle County, Virginia
(now Sullivan County, Tennessee)


Fincastle County, Virginia was created in 1772 from Botetourt County and abolished in 1776. It was divided into Montgomery, Washington and Kentucky Counties.

Bennet, Richard    
Benson, Aaron    
Benson, John    
Benson, Joseph    
Benson, Thomas    
Calacham, John    
Cambell, Bradley    
Carmack, John    
Chalacham, Joel    
Chisolony, John Commissary  
Chissam, John    
Cobb, Arthur    
Cobb, Pharoah Sergeant  
Dunnam, Reuben    
Fletcher, Thomas Drummer  
Fletcher, William    
Fowler, James    
Gest, Benjamin    
Gist, Jno    
Gibson, John    
Hennifree, Pat    
Hezziah, Landford    
Hood, William    
Irby, Isham    
Isbell, Godfrey    
Jonekin, Thomas    
Jones, Henry Ensign  
Little, Mathias    
Little, Valentine    
Maroon, John    
Massengill, Henry    
Massengill, Henry    
Massengill, Michael    
McAdams, John    
McMahon, John    
Pinson, Duke    
Potts, Ezekiel    
Potts, George    
Powell, Caleb    
Reller, John    
Roach, Jordan    
Russel, Edward    
Russel, George Lieutenant  
Russel, George spy  
Russel, Hadiah    
Russel, John spy  
Russel, John    
Russel, William    
Shirley, Edward    
Shirley, John    
Shirley, Robert    
Shirley, Thomas    
Shirley, William    
Stephenson, James    
Thompson, Absalom    
Thompson, Andrew    
Thompson, Charles    
Thompson, Jacob    
Underwood, Samuel    
Ward, Dempsey    
Ward, James    
Weaver, Sam    
Weaver, Sam    
Womack, Jacob Captain  
East Tennessee is part of Appalachia. At the end of the French and Indian War, colonists began drifting into the area. In 1769, they first settled along the Watauga River. During the Revolution, the Overmountain Men defeated British loyalists at the Battle of Kings Mountain. The State of Franklin was formed in the 1780s, but never admitted to the Union.