Rev. George Edward Sizemore, Jr.

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George Edward Sizemore, Jr.

Also Known As: "Ned"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Lunenburg, Virginia
Death: Died in Ashe, North Carolina, United States
Place of Burial: Laurel Springs, Allegheny, North Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward "Old Ned" Sizemore and Elizabeth Rachel Jackson
Husband of Aggy Sizemore and Anna Elizabeth Sizemore
Father of Rhonda Sizemore; Elizabeth Catherine Sizemore; Enoch Sizemore; Hiram Sizemore; Catherine "Dollie" Hart and 4 others
Brother of Henry Sizemore; Thomas "B" Sizemore; Mariah Sizemore; Owen Sizemore; Ephraim (probable son) Sizemore and 3 others

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About Rev. George Edward Sizemore, Jr.

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GEORGE EDWARD5 SIZEMORE (EDWARD4, HENRY3, WILLIAM2, MICHAEL1) was born Abt. 1750 in Lunenberg Co., Va., and died 1820 in Ashe Co., N.C.. He married ANNIE ELIZABETH ARUNA HART 1770 in Rowan Co., or Surry Co., N.C., daughter of JAMES HART.

Notes for GEORGE EDWARD SIZEMORE:

Noted as a preacher and reverend. The ancestor of most of the Whitetop Band of Cherokee, as told in the following story. This is from an old article in "The Plow" written by Danny Miller, entitled "The Blevins Family--Early Settlers at Whitetop, The Descendents of Old Ned Sizemore". "About 1774 James Blevins married Lydia Sizemore, daughter of a full blooded Cherokee Indian. Edward (Old Ned) Sizemore. James and Lydia may have resided for a time in the Laurel Springs area of Ashe County, near Cranberry, since this is where the Sizemores lived. James and Lydia, however, moved at sometime to the Whitetop area in Grayson County, where they lived until their deaths and where many of their descendants still live."

"The Sizemore family connections with the Blevinses and other large families in this area (the Harts, Osbornes, Stampers, and Millers, to name a few) are fascinating. In the early 1900's, the federal government instituted a program to reimburse descendants of the Cherokee for the lands taken away from them in the Great Smoky Mountains when the Cherokee Nation was forced to move

westward. At this time also--in the late 1800's and early 1900's--all of the Sizemore descendants in the Ashe-Grayson area, having as always claimed Cherokee Indian blood, formed an organization known as the Whitetop Band of Cherokee Indians in order to demand the rights of the group in a formal body. At the formation of the organization there were over two thousand members, all Sizemore descendants. William H. Blevins, son of Armstrong Blevins, and grandson of Lydia Sizemore Blevins, was elected "Chief" of this Band and worked to procure the government's reimbursement for the Sizemore claimants."

"In 1908, the federal government's Special Commission Court of Claims began to take testimony from the Sizemore descendants reguarding their Indian blood in order to establish grounds for the disbursement of money. These testimonial affidavits are filled with wonderful information about the Sizemores and Blevins families. Most of the people were in their sixties or older, and thus would have been born in the 1850's or earlier. Celia Hart for example, testifying at Wessels, NC, stated: "I am 73 years of age, and live in Ashe Co., NC, and claim Indian blood through my father Wells Blevins..He died about 40 years ago. He moved from below the Blue Ridge in Wilkes County as a boy, but was born in Ashe County. Wells Blevins was a son of Jim Blevins who married Lydia Sizemore, a daughter of Ned Sizemore...I have seen Ned Sizemore, and have seen Lydia Sizemore..She was a red-faced woman with dark hair....My grandmother's father was always called a full blooded Indian. He was left when they drove him out.""

"Frances M. Woody, age 82, in 1908, described Old Ned Sizemore as "a great big-boned fellow. His hair was long and straight, he had a beard, and his complexion was dark, and he had high cheekbones..Old Ned Sizemore's wife claimed to be a white woman. I believe she was a Blevins.""

"Despite the efforts of the Whitetop Band of the Cherokee Indians, however, the Sizemore claims were all rejected by the federal government on the grounds that it did not appear "THAT ANY ON THE CLAIMANTS OR THEIR IMMEDIATE ANCESTORS EVER LIVED AS INDIANS WITH THE CHEROKEE NATION OR WITH THE EASTERN CHEROKEES". Old Ned Sizemore, however, was undoubtably a Cherokee, although he was not living with the Indian Nation when they were forced on their "Trail of Tears"......"

(transcribed by Sheila Anderson-Lewis)

More About GEORGE EDWARD SIZEMORE:

Burial: Laurel Springs, Alleghany Co., N.C.

Fact: Children as per athomas@claynet.com

Notes for ANNIE ELIZABETH ARUNA HART:

Claims through 7th child George J. Sizemore b. 1797:

ECA # 10133 by Frank Sizemore of Pineville, Wyoming Co, VA, born 1867, son of John M. Sizemore and wife Millie Green. Says parents resided in Wyoming County in 1851 and that his father died about 1894. Says his father John M. Sizemore was the son of George J. Sizemore and wife Jennie Baldwin, and that his mother Millie was the daughter of Polly Green. Lists children of grandparents George J. and Jennie Sizemore as Frank, Ned, Owen, Solomon, Joseph, and John M. Sizemore, and Oma Lambert, Jennie Cline, Reney Billips, Sess Milam, and Elizabeth Payne. List ancestry as My father John M. Sizemore, son of George J. Sizemore, son of Ned Sizemore Jr, son of George Sizemore, son of Ned Sizemore Sr who is said to have been of Indian Blood but his wife was a Cherokee woman. (RLB note: Frank erroneously lists his grandfather as the son of Ned Jr. who was really his older brother.) There is quite a bit of correspondence in support of this ECA and one letter in particular is of interest. It reads: "Mr. Miller, the Sizemores of old man Ned was the people that was actually entitled to that money tho we all got our blanks wrong. We claimed through his descent and we ought to a claimed through her descent. We all failed to give her Indian name and it was Aruna Hart. I suppose I had heard my grandfather G.J. Sizemore claimed the Indian Blood by his mother. He claimed her to be the Cherokee Indian. We are the people no doubts, but our applications was wrong I suppose. Yours Truly,

Frank Sizemore"

In another letter Frank writes "Mr. Guion Miller: My kind friend, will inform you that my great grandfather sometime in the 19th century, he married this Cherokee squaw woman. Ed Sizemore was his name and Elizabeth Hart, if mistaken not, was her name...."

More About ANNIE ELIZABETH ARUNA HART:

Ethnicity/Relig.: Indian name Aruna, said to be fullblood Cherokee

     

Children of GEORGE SIZEMORE and ANNIE HART are:

	i.	 	HIRAM6 SIZEMORE, b. 1790; m. NANCY BOLLING; b. 1790.
	ii.	 	JOHN SIZEMORE.
	iii.	 	ENOCH SIZEMORE.
	iv.	 	POLLY SIZEMORE, m. RANDALL HUBARD.

28. v. CATHARINE (DOLLY) SIZEMORE, b. 1771.

29. vi. SARAH (SALLY) SIZEMORE, b. Abt. 1775; d. Abt. 1839, Ashe Co., N.C..

30. vii. LYDIA SIZEMORE, b. 1773; d. December 07, 1830, Ashe Co., N.C..

31. viii. ELIZABETH (BETSY, BETTIE, SOOKIE) SIZEMORE, b. Abt. 1787; d. 1862, Ashe Co., N.C..

32. ix. EDWARD (NED) B. SIZEMORE, b. 1788; d. 1866, Ashe Co., N.C..

33. x. OWEN SIZEMORE, b. 1793; d. 1879, Clay Co., Ky..

34. xi. REV. GEORGE J. SIZEMORE, b. 1796; d. Abt. 1877, Cedarsburg, Wyoming Co., W.V..

	xii.	 	REBECCA (BECKY) SIZEMORE, b. 1780.

-------------------- Cherokee indian son chief Ned Sizemore.

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Rev. George Edward Sizemore, Jr.'s Timeline

1750
1750
Lunenburg, Virginia
1765
1765
Age 15
Montgomery, Montgomery, Virginia, United States
1770
1770
Age 20
1772
1772
Age 22
1774
1774
Age 24
1775
July 28, 1775
Age 25
Ashe, North Carolina, United States
1780
1780
Age 30
1784
1784
Age 34
1796
1796
Age 46
Wilkes, North Carolina, United States
1820
1820
Age 70
Ashe, North Carolina, United States