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Re: Chief Red Bird / Sizemore's in KY & Half Blood Creek Indian Arthur Sizemore

Posted: 1257698263000
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fROM RON BLEVINS:
1. Joy King has always dealt in facts, not theory. Thus when she provides
Sizemore information, you can just about take it to the bank.
2. There are DNA participants of three different Sizemore men named George
who were all born close to 1750 and whose DNA indicates a very strong
probability that the three George's were closely related. These three George's
are:
* George Sizemore who went to South Carolina
* George Sizemore (my ancestor) who married Anna Hart and was the
father of Catherine Hart, Sally Osborne, Lydia Blevins, Elizabeth Stamper,
Edward B. Sizemore b. 1788, Owen Sizemore born 1793 and George J. Sizemore
born 1797. A majority of the 2,200 Sizemore related ECA's were filed by
descendants of this George, with most of the ECA's incorrectly referring to him
as Ned or Old Ned. It is very possible that George's father was named
Edward, thus possibly Ned. George had a brother Owen and a probable older
brother Edward, both of whom moved to Hawkins Co, TN. Owen, born ca. 1755,
moved from Ashe Co, NC to Hawkins, TN about 1802 while probable older brother
Edward was in Hawkins County by 1790. George, Owen and Edward were Tories
in the Revolution. Shortly after signing an oath of allegiance in
Virginia they are found in Loyalist pay records in SC. Older brother Edward is
possibly the father of:
* George All Sizemore born ca. 1750/55 who moved from Hawkins Co, TN
to Clay Co, KY shortly after 1800. There is circumstantial evidence that
this George and Edward are the same George and Edward who appear in records
of Tryon Co, NC 1771-1778. George Sizemore was issued letters of
administration on the estate of William Shepherd in Tryon County in January 1772.
George All Sizemore was purportedly married to Agnes Shepherd.
The manuscript that I have worked on "off and on" since 1970 is tentatively
titled "Indian Ned Sizemore-the Legend and the Legacy". In a presentation
at the Ashe Co, NC Heritage Festival several years ago, I made the points
contrary to legend that:
1. Ned Sizemore was not a chief as claimed in some ECA's
2. Ned Sizemore was not Cherokee as the mixed blood in the Sizemore
family occurred at least 20 years or perhaps much more before the Sizemores
were within 200 miles of Cherokee Territory
3. Ned Sizemore as claimed in hundreds of ECA's was not even Ned, he
was George
4. Ned Sizemore was not primarily Native American. The children from
whom the ECA claims were made all married white, were land owners and some
were church members, not something our WASP ancestors would have been
likely to accept for a full blood Indian.
5. There is little question that there is mixed blood in the Sizemore
family, but the derivation and timing of that mixed blood has not been
proved.
6. The first record I have located of mixed blood in the Sizemore
family is in a 1753 Orange Co, NC record that reads in part "20 Sep. 1753 -
Mary Torrington petitions this court praying that an orphan female child,
called Sarah Torrington taken from her in a forcible manner by a certain
Ephraim Sizemore, a mulatto & be bound to Miles Parker" RLB an Ephraim Sizemore
resided close to Sizemores named Edward, George, William, Henry, etc. in
1740's Halifax Co, VA
Enough for now. It is easy to conclude that more folks want to subscribe
to the Sizemore legend that to the few facts that are difficult to document.

Ron Blevins
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