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Marcus Sisemore Gatlin (View posts)
Posted: 1013783955000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1033556856000
Surnames: Sisemore, Hock, Sizemore, Sysmore
Concern over the number of ways Sisemore (my ancestors) is spelled. I am going to clear the air. My ancestors spelled their name Sisemore and it is recorded as such by birth certificates and death certificates. My great great grandfather was John Sisemore of Clay County, Kentucky (1822- around 1900). He was married to Eliza Hock (aka Hawk) and had several children. In research I found that even some of his children were listed as Sizemore (I think this was a census takers fault sometimes and sometimes over time children may change the spelling of their name). There is indication that the Sizemores/Sisemores may have native american blood in their veins. I have found none in my line so far. There are and were native americans that took the name of Sizemore when they were christianized and I think this was the source of this data. Since the name was originally spelled Sysmore (meaning "six marks"), and it originated in England and even over there it was transposed to Sisemore and eventually made its way to America in about 1700. I believe that this is the proper line and spelling that came to this country. Crossing Sizemore with Sisemore I found many simularities in birth dates, marriages etc that are the same, therefore my conclusion is that the spelling was how the census taker heard the name and since many did not have but a limited education, they spelled as they heard it. I hope this clears the air as I am almost sure that records indicating data about Sizemores/Sisemores can be scanned for possible connections to your line.

Mark Gatlin
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