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Thomas Brock

1st Generation
1. Thomas Brock was born About 1448 in Stradbroke, Suffolk, England and died on Nov. 6, 1503 in Stradbroke, Suffolk,
England. He marriedJohane in 1473 in Stradbroke, Suffolk, England.Johane was born in 1453 in Stradbroke, Suffolk, England
and died After Sep. 22, 1503.

Other events in the life of Thomas Brock


Occupation yeoman farmer of modest means

Children of Thomas Brock and Johane


i. 2. John Brock was born Between 1464 and 1474 in Stradbroke, Suffolk, England and died in Jun. 1529 in Stradbroke,
Suffolk, England.

2nd Generation (Children)


2. John Brock was born Between 1464 and 1474 in Stradbroke, Suffolk, England and died in Jun. 1529 in Stradbroke, Suffolk,
England. He marriedAlice About 1489 in Stradbroke, Suffolk, England.Alice was born About 1478 in Stradbroke, Suffolk,
England and died on an unknown date.

Children of John Brock and Alice


i. 3. Robert Brock was born About 1500 in Stradbroke, Suffolk, England and died About 1558 in Stradbroke, Suffolk,
England.

3rd Generation (Grandchildren)


3. Robert Brock was born About 1500 in Stradbroke, Suffolk, England and died About 1558 in Stradbroke, Suffolk, England. He
married Johane About 1531 in Stradbroke, Suffolk, England.Johane died After 1589 in Stradbroke, Suffolk, England.

Children of Robert Brock and Johane


i. 4. Thomas Brock was born in 1532 in Stradbroke, Suffolk, England and died on Mar. 23, 1588.

4th Generation (Great-grandchildren)


4. Thomas Brock was born in 1532 in Stradbroke, Suffolk, England and died on Mar. 23, 1588. He married
Anne Cunnold,
daughter of Thomas Cunnoldand Isabell Godbold, on Jun. 18, 1558 in Stradbroke, Suffolk, England.

Children of Thomas Brock and Anne Cunnold


i. 5. John Brock was born on Aug. 24, 1566 in Stradbroke, Suffolk, England and died in Reading, MA, USA.
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5th Generation (Great(2)-grandchildren)


5. John Brock was born on Aug. 24, 1566 in Stradbroke, Suffolk, England and died in Reading, MA, USA. He married
(Unknown).

Children of John Brock


i. 6. Henry Brock was born on Feb. 20, 1603 and died in 1652.

6th Generation (Great(3)-grandchildren)


6. Henry Brock was born on Feb. 20, 1603 and died in 1652. He marriedElizabeth Aldous. Elizabeth, daughter of James
Aldous and Elizabeth, was born in 1593 in Stradbroke, Suffolk, England and died in Dedham, MA, USA.

Children of Henry Brock and Elizabeth Aldous


i. 7. John Brock was born Between 1616 and 1620 in Stradbroke, Suffolk, England and died on Jun. 18, 1688 in Reading,
MA, USA.

7th Generation (Great(4)-grandchildren)


7. John Brock was born Between 1616 and 1620 in Stradbroke, Suffolk, England and died on Jun. 18, 1688 in Reading, MA,
USA. He married 1stBarbary. Barbary was born in 1620 and died Before Nov. 1627 in England. He married 2ndSarah
Symes, daughter of Zachariah Symes and Sarah , on Nov. 13, 1662 in Reading, MA, USA. He married 3rdSarah Haugh on
Nov. 13, 1662 in Reading, MA, USA.

Children of John Brock and Barbary


i. 8. William Brock was born About 1643 in VA and died on an unknown date.

8th Generation (Great(5)-grandchildren)


8. William Brock was born About 1643 in VA and died on an unknown date. He married Unknown About 1670 in VA. She
was born About 1650 in VA and died on an unknown date.

Children of William Brock and Unknown


i. 9. Reuben Brock died on an unknown date.
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9th Generation (Great(6)-grandchildren)


9. Reuben Brock died on an unknown date. He marriedChristian Place in 1720 in Virginia. Christian was born About 1700
in Cherokee Nation, North Carolina, USA and died in 1721.

Children of Reuben Brock and Christian Place


i. 10. Aaron "Chief Red Bird" Sizemorewas born on Aug. 21, 1721 in Cherokee Nation, North Carolina and died in 1820
in Overhills, Great Tellico, TN.

10th Generation (Great(7)-grandchildren)


10. Aaron "Chief Red Bird" Sizemorewas born on Aug. 21, 1721 in Cherokee Nation, North Carolina and died in 1820 in
Overhills, Great Tellico, TN. He married 1stSusan Caroline. Susan was born About 1746 in Virginia and died on an unknown
date. He married 2ndRhoda Sizemore in 1800 in TN.Rhoda, daughter of George "All Indian" Sizemoreand Agnes
Cornett Shepherd, was born in 1785 in TN and died on an unknown date.

Children of Aaron "Chief Red Bird" Sizemoreand Susan Caroline


i. 11. George "All Indian" Sizemorewas born Between 1750 and 1754 in Mecklenbury Co., VA or Halifax Co., VA and
died on Jul. 13, 1822 in Clay Co., KY.
ii. 12. Aaron, II Brock was born in 1748 in VA and died on an unknown date.
iii. 13. Mahala Susannah Brock was born in 1749 in Cumberland Co., VA and died in 1820 in Clay Co., KY.
iv. 14. Jesse James Brock was born on Dec. 8, 1751 in Cumberland Co., VA and died on Oct. 13, 1843 in Hawkins, Co.
TN.
v. 15. George Brock was born in 1752 in Shandoah Co, VA and died in Jan. 1839 in Washington Co., IN.
vi. 16. Reuben Brock was born in 1754 in VA and died on an unknown date.
vii. 17. Mary "Polly" Brock was born on Oct. 28, 1757 in Grayson Co., VA and died on Feb. 28, 1855 in Harlan Co., KY.
viii. 18. James Brock was born in 1760 in VA and died in Sep. 1831 in Cumberland Co., VA.

Children of Aaron "Chief Red Bird" Sizemoreand Rhoda Sizemore


ix. 19. John Sizemore-Brock was born in 1801 in Hawkins, Co. TN and died in 1882 in KY.
x. 20. Russell "Ruck" Sizemore-Brock was born About 1803 in Hawkins, Co. TN and died on Mar. 3, 1863 in Leslie Co.,
KY.
xi. 21. Wilborn Sizemore-Brock was born in 1807 and died on an unknown date.
xii. 22. Harmon Sizemore-Brock was born About 1812 in KY and died on an unknown date.

11th Generation (Great(8)-grandchildren)


11. George "All Indian" Sizemorewas born Between 1750 and 1754 in Mecklenbury Co., VA or Halifax Co., VA and died on
Jul. 13, 1822 in Clay Co., KY. He marriedAgnes Cornett Shepherd About 1770 in Cherokee Nation, Tyron Co. (now
Mecklenburg Co., ) NC.Agnes Cornett, daughter of William Shepherd and Rhoda, was born Between 1753 and 1755 in NC
or Greenbriar, Chesteerfield, VA and died About 1833 in Clay Co., KY or Perry, KY.

Other events in the life of Agnes Cornett Shepherd


Marriage 1770 Mecklenbury Co., VA
George "All" Sizemore + Agnus "Aggy" Cornett Sheppard

Children of George "All Indian" Sizemoreand Agnes Cornett Shepherd


i. 23. George Samuel "Golden-Hawk" Sizemore was born Between 1783 and 1790 in Hawkins, Co. TN maybe 1783 in
NC and died on May 6, 1864 in Floyd Co., KY or Royalton, Magoffin Co., KY.
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ii. 24. James "Redbird" Sizemore was born Between 1774 and 1775 in VA or KY and died in 1824 in Clay Co., KY.
iii. 25. John "Rockhouse" Sizemore was born in 1776 in Wilkes Co., NC or 1783 in VA and died in 1849 in Hayden, Clay
now Leslie Co., KY or 1936.
iv. 26. Sally Ann Sizemore was born in 1770 in Clay Co., KY and died on an unknown date.
v. 27. Winigred Minerva Sizemore was born in 1772 in VA and died on Sep. 20, 1855 in Perry Co., KY.
vi. 28. William Sizemore was born in 1773 in Stokes, Sury Co., NC and died in 1877 in Randolph Co., IN.
vii. 29. Edwin Sizemore was born in 1778 in Shanadoah (now Page) Co., VA and died on Nov. 7, 1856 in Clay Co., KY.
viii. 30. Susan Sizemore was born 1775 or 1784 in VA and died on an unknown date.
ix. 31. Ruth Sizemore was born Between 1780 and 1787 and died on an unknown date.
x. 32. Rhoda Sizemore was born in 1785 in TN and died on an unknown date.
xi. 33. Henry "Hunting Shirt" Sizemorewas born in 1790 in VA and died on an unknown date.
xii. 34. Susannah Caroline Daviswas born in 1725 in Cherokee, NC and died in 1760 in Clay Co., KY.
xiii. 35. Edward B. "Ned" Sizemore was born Between 1774 and 1778 in Shenandoah, VA and died on May 27, 1856 in
Perry Co., KY.
xiv. 36. Winifred Sizemore was born in 1772 in Kentucky and died on Sep. 20, 1855 in Perry Co., KY.
xv. 37. Minerva Sizemore was born About 1770 and died on an unknown date.
xvi. 38. Sarah Ann "Sally" Sizemore was born About 1785 in KY and died on an unknown date.

12. Aaron, II Brock was born in 1748 in VA and died on an unknown date. He married Elizabeth Noe on Aug. 5, 1766 in VA.
Elizabeth was born About 1750 in VA and died on an unknown date.

13. Mahala Susannah Brock was born in 1749 in Cumberland Co., VA and died in 1820 in Clay Co., KY. He married
Edward
"Ned" Callahan in 1773 in VA. Edward "Ned" was born About 1743 in Cumberland Co., VA and died in 1823 in Clay Co., KY.

14. Jesse James Brock was born on Dec. 8, 1751 in Cumberland Co., VA and died on Oct. 13, 1843 in Hawkins, Co. TN.

15. George Brock was born in 1752 in Shandoah Co, VA and died in Jan. 1839 in Washington Co., IN. He married
Julia Ann
Bruner on May 28, 1824. Julia Ann died in 1828.

16. Reuben Brock was born in 1754 in VA and died on an unknown date. He married Elizabeth Camp in 1779 in NC.
Elizabeth was born in 1760 in NC and died on an unknown date.

17. Mary "Polly" Brock was born on Oct. 28, 1757 in Grayson Co., VA and died on Feb. 28, 1855 in Harlan Co., KY.
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18. James Brock was born in 1760 in VA and died in Sep. 1831 in Cumberland Co., VA.

19. John Sizemore-Brock was born in 1801 in Hawkins, Co. TN and died in 1882 in KY.

20. Russell "Ruck" Sizemore-Brock was born About 1803 in Hawkins, Co. TN and died on Mar. 3, 1863 in Leslie Co., KY.

21. Wilborn Sizemore-Brock was born in 1807 and died on an unknown date.

22. Harmon Sizemore-Brock was born About 1812 in KY and died on an unknown date.

12th Generation (Great(9)-grandchildren)


23. George Samuel "Golden-Hawk" Sizemore was born Between 1783 and 1790 in Hawkins, Co. TN maybe 1783 in NC
Aletha Goodman-Richardsonin
and died on May 6, 1864 in Floyd Co., KY or Royalton, Magoffin Co., KY. He married 1st
1820 in KY. Aletha, daughter of Obediah Richardson and Sarah Goodman, was born in 1790 in TN or SC and died in 1873
in Floyd Co., KY. He married 2ndSally Anderson in 1810 in Hawkins Co., TN.Sally, daughter of George Anderson, was
born Between 1783 and 1792 in Hawkins Co., TN or NC and died 7 Apr 1840 or 1842 or 1850 in Royalton, Magoffin Co., KY. He
married 3rd Mary Ann Womack in 1848. He married 4thAnnie Elizabeth Hart.

Other events in the life of George Samuel "Golden-Hawk" Sizemore


Marriage May 23 Hawkins Co., TN
1841
Burial Slayersville, KY or Magoffin Co., KY photoP NW Hwy 7 & County Rd 867 behind Licking Babtist Church; near
mouth of Salyer Branch; near farm house of Finley Arnett

Other events in the life of Sally Anderson


Marriage 1810 Hawkins, Co. TN
married George (Golden) Sizemore

Children of George Samuel "Golden-Hawk" Sizemore and Aletha Goodman-Richardson


i. 39. William "BlackHawk" Sizemore was born Between 1816 and 1819 in Floyd Co., KY (same as Perry Co., KY) and
died on May 6, 1879.
ii. 40. Poly Sizemore was born About 1821 and died in 1906.
iii. 41. Elizabeth Sizemore was born 1812 or 1821 in Floyd Co., KY and died on Oct. 25, 1866.
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iv. 42. Rachael Sizemore was born in 1822 and died in 1892.
v. 43. Winnie Sizemore was born in 1826 and died About 1887.
vi. 44. George B. Sizemore was born About 1829 in Floyd Co., KY and died After 1907.
vii. 45. Stokely Sizemore was born About 1831 and died on an unknown date.
viii. 46. John Sizemore was born in 1815 and died on an unknown date.
ix. 47. Vina Sizemore was born Between 1821 and 1825 and died After 1870.

Children of George Samuel "Golden-Hawk" Sizemore and Sally Anderson


x. 48. John Sizemore was born in 1815 in Floyd Co., KY and died in 1862.
xi. 49. Nancy Sizemore was born 1823 - 1821 in Floyd Co., KY and died About 1902 in Floyd Co., KY.
xii. 50. Susan Sizemore was born in 1823 in Floyd Co., KY and died on May 15, 1882 in Floyd Co., KY.
xiii. 51. Vina Sizemore was born in 1825 in Floyd Co., KY and died in 1903 in Magoffin Co., KY.
xiv. 52. Florence Sizemore was born May 1836 to 1826 in Floyd Co., KY and died in 1904 in Magoffin Co., KY.
xv. 53. Sarah Sizemore was born 1823 or 1828 in Floyd Co., KY and died on May 15, 1882.
xvi. 54. Agnes Sizemore was born Between 1824 and 1833 in KY and died in 1916.
xvii. 55. Catherine Sizemore was born abt 1835 - 1828 in Floyd Co., KY and died After 1907.
xviii. 56. Sally Sizemore was born in 1837 and died on an unknown date.

Children of George Samuel "Golden-Hawk" Sizemore and Mary Ann Womack


xix. 57. Granville Sizemore was born in 1833/34 in Magoffin Co., KY and died on an unknown date.

24. James "Redbird" Sizemore was born Between 1774 and 1775 in VA or KY and died in 1824 in Clay Co., KY. He married
Elizabeth Fields. Elizabeth was born About 1790 in TN and died in 1825 in Leslie, KY.

Children of James "Redbird" Sizemore and Elizabeth Fields


i. 58. Harmon Sizemore was born in May 1806 in Tazewell, Claiborn Co., TN and died in 1909 in Georgetown, Madison
Co., AR.
ii. 59. James Sizemore was born About 1816 in Claiborne Co., TN and died on an unknown date.
iii. 60. John Sizemore was born in Jan. 1822 in Clay Co., KY and died on Dec. 29, 1900 in Madison Co., AR.

25. John "Rockhouse" Sizemore was born in 1776 in Wilkes Co., NC or 1783 in VA and died in 1849 in Hayden, Clay now
Leslie Co., KY or 1936. He marriedNancy Bowlingin 1804. Nancy was born About 1788 in Washington Co., VA and died in
1875 in Hyden, Leslie Co., KY.

Children of John "Rockhouse" Sizemore and Nancy Bowling


i. 61. Sarah Sizemore was born About 1808 and died Before 1830.
ii. 62. Wilbourne Sizemore was born About 1809 in Clay Co., KY and died on an unknown date.

26. Sally Ann Sizemore was born in 1770 in Clay Co., KY and died on an unknown date.

27. Winigred Minerva Sizemore was born in 1772 in VA and died on Sep. 20, 1855 in Perry Co., KY.
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28. William Sizemore was born in 1773 in Stokes, Sury Co., NC and died in 1877 in Randolph Co., IN. He married 1st
Esther
Anderson on Dec. 9, 1805 in Green Co., TN.Esther was born in 1784 in NC and died in 1850. He married 2ndJedediah
Fields. Jedediah was born in 1780 in Stokes, Surry Co., NC and died on May 17, 1861 in Randolph Co., IN. He married 3rd
Argent Armstrong. Argent was born in Nov. 1877 in NC and died After 1900 in IN.

29. Edwin Sizemore was born in 1778 in Shanadoah (now Page) Co., VA and died on Nov. 7, 1856 in Clay Co., KY.

30. Susan Sizemore was born 1775 or 1784 in VA and died on an unknown date. She married John E. BowlingAbout 1799
in VA. John E. was born in 1777 in Hawkins Co., TN and died on an unknown date.

31. Ruth Sizemore was born Between 1780 and 1787 and died on an unknown date. She married John Jones. John was
born About 1772 and died on an unknown date.

32. Rhoda Sizemore was born in 1785 in TN and died on an unknown date. She married 1stJoseph Wilder in 1812 in KY.
Joseph was born on Aug. 3, 1758 in NC and died on Jul. 20, 1865 in Buckhorn, Perry Co., KY. She married 2nd Aaron "Chief
Red Bird" Sizemore in 1800 in TN.Aaron "Chief Red Bird", son of Reuben Brock and Christian Place, was born on
Roberts.
Aug. 21, 1721 in Cherokee Nation, North Carolina and died in 1820 in Overhills, Great Tellico, TN. She married 3rd

Children of Rhoda Sizemore and Aaron "Chief Red Bird" Sizemore


i. 19. John Sizemore-Brock was born in 1801 in Hawkins, Co. TN and died in 1882 in KY.
ii. 20. Russell "Ruck" Sizemore-Brock was born About 1803 in Hawkins, Co. TN and died on Mar. 3, 1863 in Leslie Co.,
KY.
iii. 21. Wilborn Sizemore-Brock was born in 1807 and died on an unknown date.
iv. 22. Harmon Sizemore-Brock was born About 1812 in KY and died on an unknown date.

33. Henry "Hunting Shirt" Sizemorewas born in 1790 in VA and died on an unknown date. He married Rachael Jones on
Dec. 21, 1815 in Clay Co., KY.

Children of Henry "Hunting Shirt" Sizemoreand Rachael Jones


i. 63. William Sizemore was born in 1830 in Clay Co., KY and died on an unknown date.
ii. 64. James Sizemore died on an unknown date.
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34. Susannah Caroline Daviswas born in 1725 in Cherokee, NC and died in 1760 in Clay Co., KY.

35. Edward B. "Ned" Sizemore was born Between 1774 and 1778 in Shenandoah, VA and died on May 27, 1856 in Perry
Co., KY. He married 1stLucinda BowlingAbout 1797. Lucinda was born in 1780 in NC and died in 1820 in Perry Co., KY. He
married 2nd Martha Fields About 1808. Martha was born in Jul. 1782 in NC and died 20 Ju 1877.

Children of Edward B. "Ned" Sizemore and Lucinda Bowling


i. 65. Sarah Sizemore was born in 1795 in TN and died on an unknown date.
ii. 66. William Sizemore was born in 1796 in TN and died on an unknown date.
iii. 67. Nancy Sizemore was born on Jun. 15, 1799 in TN and died on Mar. 2, 1892 in KY.
iv. 68. Lewis Level Sizemore was born About 1800 in VA and died in 1873 in Floyd Co, KY.
v. 69. Winnona Sizemore was born About 1801 in VA and died on an unknown date.
vi. 70. Edward Sizemore was born in 1805 in Clay Co., KY and died on an unknown date.
vii. 71. George Washington Sizemore was born About 1805 in Clay Co., KY and died on an unknown date.
viii. 72. Susan Sizemore was born in 1807 in Clay Co., KY and died on an unknown date.
ix. 73. Christopher Sizemore was born in 1810 in Clay Co., KY and died in 1899.
x. 74. Ephraim Sizemore was born in 1812 and died in 1856 in Dutton, Madison Co., AR.
xi. 75. Sylvania Sizemore was born in 1816 in Clay Co., KY and died on an unknown date.

Children of Edward B. "Ned" Sizemore and Martha Fields


xii. 76. Issac Newton Fields Sizemore was born on Feb. 15, 1808 and died on Jul. 20, 1887 in Letcher Co., KY.

36. Winifred Sizemore was born in 1772 in Kentucky and died on Sep. 20, 1855 in Perry Co., KY. She married 1stWilliam
Begley in 1810. William, son of Thomas Begley, was born in 1760/61 in Tennessee or Montgomery, VA and died in Jul. 1852
William Bowling. William was born in 1817 and died
in Cutshin, Knox Co., KY or Bull Creek, Leslie Co., KY. She married 2nd
on an unknown date.

Children of Winifred Sizemore and William Begley


i. 77. Rebecca "Beckie" Begley was born in 1805 in Kentucky and died on Sep. 20, 1855 in Perry Co., Kentucky.
ii. 78. George Begley Begleydied on an unknown date.
iii. 79. Henry Begley died on an unknown date.
iv. 80. Hiram K. Begleywas born on Feb. 25, 1802 in Perry Co., Kentucky and died in 1863 in Perry Co., Kentucky.
v. 81. Edward "Ned" Begley was born in 1804 in Tennessee and died in Apr. 1863 in Cutshin Creek, Leslin, KY.
vi. 82. Pleasant Begley was born in 1808 in Clay Co., Kentucky and died on an unknown date.
vii. 83. Russell Begley was born in 1809 in Kentucky, USA and died on an unknown date.
viii. 84. William Begley died on an unknown date.

37. Minerva Sizemore was born About 1770 and died on an unknown date. She married Henry Begley.
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38. Sarah Ann "Sally" Sizemore was born About 1785 in KY and died on an unknown date.

13th Generation (Great(10)-grandchildren)


39. William "BlackHawk" Sizemore was born Between 1816 and 1819 in Floyd Co., KY (same as Perry Co., KY) and died
on May 6, 1879. He married 1stMartha Asher in 18371839 in Hueyville, Floyd Co., Kentucky, USA.Martha , daughter of
William Blevins Asher and Rebecca "Beckie" Begley, was born 1819 or 1823 in Perry Co.?, Kentucky, USA and died on
Nov. 26, 1865 in Floyd Co., KY. He married 2ndRebecca Griffey. He married 3rd Elizabeth Muncy. He married 4thSally
Slone.

Other events in the life of William "BlackHawk" Sizemore


Military Service Spanish American War with Sen. John Sizemore
Military Service Confederate States of America, Company A, 10th Kentucky Cavalry
Occupation Cherokee Nation
Cherokee Indian chief
Burial Magoffin Co., Kentucky

Other events in the life of Martha Asher


Marriage About 1839 KY
married William Sizemore
Burial Magoffin Co., KY

Other events in the life of Rebecca Griffey


Marriage Knott Co., KY

Children of William "BlackHawk" Sizemore and Martha Asher


i. 85. John H. Sizemore, Sr. was born on Aug. 16, 1840 in Prestonburg, Floyd Co., KY and died on Mar. 14, 1933 in
Wurtland, Greenup Co., KY (Ashland, Boyd Co., KY also cited).
ii. 86. Hiram Vincent Sizemore was born 1849 or 1869 and died in 1905.
iii. 87. William Sizemore was born in 1837 in Beaver Creek, Floyd Co., KY and died on May 3, 1906.
iv. 88. Susanna Sizemore was born on Aug. 29, 1837 in Floyd Co., KY and died in 1907.
v. 89. Woodson "Wood" Sizemore was born on Oct. 2, 1852 in Floyd Co., KY and died on an unknown date.
vi. 90. Mary Susannah Sizemore was born in 1846 in KY and died on an unknown date.
vii. 91. Vincent Sizemore died on an unknown date.
viii. 92. Aire Sizemore died in 1965.
ix. 93. Mary Sizemore was born About Mar. 1862 and died on an unknown date.
x. 94. James Sizemore was born on Oct. 18, 1856 and died on an unknown date.

Children of William "BlackHawk" Sizemore and Rebecca Griffey


xi. 95. Kate Sizemore was born in 1876 in Boyd Co., KY and died on an unknown date.
xii. 96. William Sizemore was born 22 Jan 1832 or 1843 and died on Dec. 28, 1928.

Children of William "BlackHawk" Sizemore and Sally Slone


xiii. 97. Wood Sizemore died on an unknown date.

40. Poly Sizemore was born About 1821 and died in 1906. She married Daniel Hayes.
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41. Elizabeth Sizemore was born 1812 or 1821 in Floyd Co., KY and died on Oct. 25, 1866. She married 1stWiley Arnett in
1844. Wiley was born in 1821 in Floyd Co., KY and died on Feb. 5, 1900. She married 2ndRobert Hunter. Robert was born
About 1820 and died on an unknown date.

42. Rachael Sizemore was born in 1822 and died in 1892. She married 1stAnderson Hays in 1839. Anderson was born
on Jun. 10, 1820 and died on an unknown date. She married 2ndJames Hays . James was born on Feb. 22, 1842 and died on
an unknown date.

43. Winnie Sizemore was born in 1826 and died About 1887. She married Richard Martin. Richard was born About 1833
in Kentucky and died on an unknown date.

Children of Winnie Sizemore and Richard Martin


i. 98. Mary Martin was born About 1853 and died on an unknown date.
ii. 99. Susan Martin was born About 1855 and died on an unknown date.
iii. 100. Rhoda Martin was born About 1857 and died on an unknown date.
iv. 101. Elizabeth Martin was born About 1859 and died on an unknown date.
v. 102. Seattie Martin was born About 1863 and died on an unknown date.
vi. 103. Rebecca Martin was born About 1862 and died on an unknown date.
vii. 104. Charlotta Martin was born on Oct. 21, 1855 and died on an unknown date.
viii. 105. Sarah Martin was born on May 18, 1858 in Rock Fork, Floyd Co., KY and died on an unknown date.

44. George B. Sizemore was born About 1829 in Floyd Co., KY and died After 1907. He marriedFrancis Patton About 1834
in Floyd Co., KY.

Children of George B. Sizemore and Francis Patton


i. 106. Hiram Sizemore was born in 1855 in Floyd Co., KY and died on an unknown date.
ii. 107. Stokey Sizemore was born on Jan. 7, 1856 and died on an unknown date.
iii. 108. Melda Sizemore was born in 1858 and died on an unknown date.
iv. 109. Sarah E. Sizemore was born in Apr. 1858 and died on an unknown date.
v. 110. McGrady Sizemore was born in 1862 and died on an unknown date.
vi. 111. Stephen Sizemore was born in 1864 in Floyd Co., KY and died on an unknown date.
vii. 112. John Sizemore was born in 1866 and died on an unknown date.
viii. 113. Aletha Sizemore was born in 1868 and died on an unknown date.
ix. 114. Rosella Sizemore was born in 1870 and died on an unknown date.
x. 115. Anna Sizemore was born in 1872 and died on an unknown date.
xi. 116. William Sizemore was born in 1874 in Floyd Co., KY and died in 1959 in Greenup Co., KY.
xii. 117. George B. Sizemore was born in 1876 and died on an unknown date.

45. Stokely Sizemore was born About 1831 and died on an unknown date.
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46. John Sizemore was born in 1815 and died on an unknown date.

47. Vina Sizemore was born Between 1821 and 1825 and died After 1870.

48. John Sizemore was born in 1815 in Floyd Co., KY and died in 1862. He marriedEsther Goodman.

Other events in the life of John Sizemore


Military Service Union soldier, Co. F. 39th mounted infantry in Civil War
Burial Begley Cemetary, Maytown, Floyd Co., KY

Children of John Sizemore and Esther Goodman


i. 118. Thomas Jefferson Sizemore was born in 1842 and died in 1947.
ii. 119. Flora Belle Sizemore died on an unknown date.

49. Nancy Sizemore was born 1823 - 1821 in Floyd Co., KY and died About 1902 in Floyd Co., KY. She married 1stJohn M.
Hoover. John M. was born in 1823 in MY and died on an unknown date. She married 2ndWitt.

Children of Nancy Sizemore and John M. Hoover


i. 120. Sarah Hoover died on an unknown date.

50. Susan Sizemore was born in 1823 in Floyd Co., KY and died on May 15, 1882 in Floyd Co., KY. She married
Jacob
Wireman on Mar. 23, 1841. Jacob was born on Jun. 29, 1821 in TN and died on May 12, 1881 in KY.

Children of Susan Sizemore and Jacob Wireman


i. 121. Abraham Wireman died on an unknown date.

51. Vina Sizemore was born in 1825 in Floyd Co., KY and died in 1903 in Magoffin Co., KY.
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52. Florence Sizemore was born May 1836 to 1826 in Floyd Co., KY and died in 1904 in Magoffin Co., KY. She married
John
B. Wireman. John B. was born in Aug. 1826 in KY and died in 1916.

Children of Florence Sizemore and John B. Wireman


i. 122. Katherine Wireman died on an unknown date.
ii. 123. Jackson Wireman died on an unknown date.
iii. 124. Nancy Jane Wireman died on an unknown date.
iv. 125. William Wireman died on an unknown date.
v. 126. Morgan Wireman died on an unknown date.
vi. 127. Susannah Wireman died on an unknown date.
vii. 128. Stephen Wireman died on an unknown date.
viii. 129. Rebecca Wireman died on an unknown date.
ix. 130. Farrish Wireman died on an unknown date.
x. 131. Noah Wireman was born in 1872 and died on an unknown date.

53. Sarah Sizemore was born 1823 or 1828 in Floyd Co., KY and died on May 15, 1882. She marriedFielding Jacob
Wireman on Mar. 23, 1841.

Children of Sarah Sizemore and Fielding Jacob Wireman


i. 132. William Wireman died on an unknown date.
ii. 133. John Wireman was born on Sep. 15, 1855 and died on an unknown date.
iii. 134. Samuel Wireman was born on Dec. 29, 1857 in Licking River, Floyd Co., KY and died on an unknown date.

54. Agnes Sizemore was born Between 1824 and 1833 in KY and died in 1916. She marriedSilas Montgomery on Feb. 3,
1848. Silas was born in 1822 in Floyd Co., KY and died in 1910.

Children of Agnes Sizemore and Silas Montgomery


i. 135. Farrish Montgomery died on an unknown date.
ii. 136. Jahaza Montgomery was born in 1861 in Kentucky and died on an unknown date.
iii. 137. Elizabeth Montgomerywas born About 1849 in Floyd Co., KY and died on an unknown date.
iv. 138. William Montgomery was born on Sep. 2, 1855 in Licking River, Floyd Co., KY and died on an unknown date.
v. 139. Vincent Montgomery was born 8 Mary 1859 in Floyd Co., KY and died on an unknown date.

55. Catherine Sizemore was born abt 1835 - 1828 in Floyd Co., KY and died After 1907. She marriedSamuel M.
Montgomery on Oct. 5, 1855 in Floyd Co., KY.Samuel M. was born About 1825 and died on an unknown date.

Children of Catherine Sizemore and Samuel M. Montgomery


i. 140. C Montgomery died on an unknown date.
ii. 141. Dora Montgomery died on an unknown date.
iii. 142. Mary Montgomery died on an unknown date.
iv. 143. Nellie Montgomery died on an unknown date.
v. 144. Silas Montgomery died on an unknown date.
vi. 145. Susannah Montgomery died on an unknown date.
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vii. 146. Alexander Montgomery was born on Jul. 27, 1856 and died on an unknown date.
viii. 147. George A. Montgomerywas born on Mar. 16, 1859 and died on an unknown date.

56. Sally Sizemore was born in 1837 and died on an unknown date. She married Fielding Jacob Wireman.

57. Granville Sizemore was born in 1833/34 in Magoffin Co., KY and died on an unknown date. He marriedTracy Minix on
Mar. 15, 1857.

58. Harmon Sizemore was born in May 1806 in Tazewell, Claiborn Co., TN and died in 1909 in Georgetown, Madison Co., AR.
He married Susan Rockhouse on Apr. 20, 1837 in Perry Co., KY. Susan was born in 1816 in Clay Co., KY and died Before
1900 in Madison Co., AR.

59. James Sizemore was born About 1816 in Claiborne Co., TN and died on an unknown date. He marriedMary Ball on Mar.
4, 1835 in Harlan Co., KY.Mary was born About 1818 in Monticello Co., AR and died After 1900 in Madison Co., AR.

60. John Sizemore was born in Jan. 1822 in Clay Co., KY and died on Dec. 29, 1900 in Madison Co., AR. He married
Eliza
Jane Hawk . Eliza Jane was born About 1823 in Warren Co., TN and died About 1903 in Madison Co., AR.

61. Sarah Sizemore was born About 1808 and died Before 1830.

62. Wilbourne Sizemore was born About 1809 in Clay Co., KY and died on an unknown date.

19. John Sizemore-Brock was born in 1801 in Hawkins, Co. TN and died in 1882 in KY.
See previous entry for John Sizemore-Brock was born in 1801 in Hawkins, Co. TN and died in 1882 in KY.

20. Russell "Ruck" Sizemore-Brock was born About 1803 in Hawkins, Co. TN and died on Mar. 3, 1863 in Leslie Co., KY.
See previous entry for Russell "Ruck" Sizemore-Brock was born About 1803 in Hawkins, Co. TN and died on Mar. 3, 1863
in Leslie Co., KY.
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21. Wilborn Sizemore-Brock was born in 1807 and died on an unknown date.
See previous entry for Wilborn Sizemore-Brock was born in 1807 and died on an unknown date.

22. Harmon Sizemore-Brock was born About 1812 in KY and died on an unknown date.
See previous entry for Harmon Sizemore-Brock was born About 1812 in KY and died on an unknown date.

63. William Sizemore was born in 1830 in Clay Co., KY and died on an unknown date.

64. James Sizemore died on an unknown date. He marriedFlora.

65. Sarah Sizemore was born in 1795 in TN and died on an unknown date.

66. William Sizemore was born in 1796 in TN and died on an unknown date.

67. Nancy Sizemore was born on Jun. 15, 1799 in TN and died on Mar. 2, 1892 in KY.

68. Lewis Level Sizemore was born About 1800 in VA and died in 1873 in Floyd Co, KY.

69. Winnona Sizemore was born About 1801 in VA and died on an unknown date.
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70. Edward Sizemore was born in 1805 in Clay Co., KY and died on an unknown date.

71. George Washington Sizemore was born About 1805 in Clay Co., KY and died on an unknown date.

72. Susan Sizemore was born in 1807 in Clay Co., KY and died on an unknown date.

73. Christopher Sizemore was born in 1810 in Clay Co., KY and died in 1899.

74. Ephraim Sizemore was born in 1812 and died in 1856 in Dutton, Madison Co., AR. He married
Unknown.

Children of Ephraim Sizemore and Unknown


i. 148. Louanna Sizemore was born in 1842 in Kentucky and died on an unknown date.

75. Sylvania Sizemore was born in 1816 in Clay Co., KY and died on an unknown date.

76. Issac Newton Fields Sizemore was born on Feb. 15, 1808 and died on Jul. 20, 1887 in Letcher Co., KY.

77. Rebecca "Beckie" Begley was born in 1805 in Kentucky and died on Sep. 20, 1855 in Perry Co., Kentucky. She married
William Blevins Asher 18 Nov 1824 or 1827 in Clay Co., Kentucky.William Blevins, son of Dillion Blevins Asherand
Mary Nancy Davis, was born in 1800 in Knox, Kentucky and died in 1875 in Clay Co., Kentucky.
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Children of Rebecca "Beckie" Begley and William Blevins Asher


i. 149. Martha Asher was born 1819 or 1823 in Perry Co.?, Kentucky, USA and died on Nov. 26, 1865 in Floyd Co., KY.
ii. 150. William Blevins Asher was born in 1832 in Clay Co., Kentucky and died on an unknown date.
iii. 151. Lucinda Asher was born in 1836 in Clay Co., Kentucky and died on an unknown date.
iv. 152. Ora Asher was born in 1827 in Clay Co., Kentucky and died in 1870 in Clay Co., Kentucky.
v. 153. Andrew Jackson Asher was born in 1840 in Clay Co., Kentucky and died on an unknown date.

78. George Begley Begleydied on an unknown date.

79. Henry Begley died on an unknown date.

80. Hiram K. Begleywas born on Feb. 25, 1802 in Perry Co., Kentucky and died in 1863 in Perry Co., Kentucky.

81. Edward "Ned" Begley was born in 1804 in Tennessee and died in Apr. 1863 in Cutshin Creek, Leslin, KY.

82. Pleasant Begley was born in 1808 in Clay Co., Kentucky and died on an unknown date.

83. Russell Begley was born in 1809 in Kentucky, USA and died on an unknown date.

84. William Begley died on an unknown date.


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14th Generation (Great(11)-grandchildren)


85. John H. Sizemore, Sr. was born on Aug. 16, 1840 in Prestonburg, Floyd Co., KY and died on Mar. 14, 1933 in Wurtland,
Greenup Co., KY (Ashland, Boyd Co., KY also cited). He married 1stNancy Johns Butterfield Collingsworthin 1862 in
Prestonburg, Floyd Co., KY.Nancy Johns Butterfield, daughter of Edward Collingsworth and Becky Nancy, was born in
1845 in Floyd Co., KY; and died Between Jan. 1, 1887 and Jan. 1, 1894 in Ashland, Boyd, Kentucky; Magoffin, KY also cited. He
married 2nd Josephine Farmer in 1896. Josephine, daughter of Martin Farmer, was born in 1855 in Kentucky, USA and
died on Mar. 4, 1923 in Wurtland, Greenup Co., KY.

Other events in the life of John H. Sizemore, Sr.


Military Service Diamond's Co. A, 10th KY Cav., CSA
Marriage 1862 Prestonburg, Floyd Co., KY
married Nancy Collingsworth
ECA filing #29652
Burial Melvin Family Cemetery, Wurtland, Greenup Co., Kentucky

Other events in the life of Nancy Johns Butterfield Collingsworth


Marriage About 1862 Prestonburg, Floyd Co., KY
married Jphn Sizemore

Children of John H. Sizemore, Sr. and Nancy Johns Butterfield Collingsworth


i. 154. Jahaza Jahasy Sizemore was born on Sep. 3, 1857/58 in Ashland, Magoffin Co., KY and died Between Jun. 5,
1878/79 and 1895 in Magoffin Co., KY probably.
ii. 155. John Sizemore, Jr. was born on Jan. 17, 1881 in Kentucky, USA and died on Aug. 3, 1966 in Wurtland, Greenup
Co., KY.
iii. 156. Martha Sizemore was born on May 22, 1862/63 in Prestonburg, Floyd Co., KY and died About 1945 in Prestonburg,
Floyd Co., KY.
iv. 157. Rhoda Mae Sizemore was born on May 9, 1887 in Prestonburg, Floyd Co., KY and died on Apr. 28, 1926 in
Prestonburg, Floyd Co., KY.
v. 158. Hiram Sizemore was born on Feb. 11, 1869 in Magofin Co., KY or Prestonburg, Floyd, KY and died on Dec. 24, 1946
in Wurland, Greenup, KY or Presstnburg, Floyd, KY.
vi. 159. Hiram "Harm" "twin" Sizemore was born on Jan. 11, 1869 in Magoffin Co., KY and died on Dec. 24, 1946 in
Greenup Co, KY.
vii. 160. William Sizemore was born on Mar. 20, 1871 in Floyd Co., KY or 1874 or Prestonsburg, Floyd, KY and died 1959 or
abt 1951 in Greenup Co., KY or Prestonsburg, Floyd, KY.
viii. 161. Louisa Sizemore was born on Nov. 25, 1873 in Magoffin Co., KY or Prestonsburg, Floyd, KY and died About 1953 in
Prestonsburg, Floyd, KY.
ix. 162. Polly Sizemore was born on Mar. 17, 1876 in Magofin Co., KY or Prestonburg, Floyd, KY and died About 1956 in
maybe Prestonsburg, Floyd, KY.
x. 163. Howard Virgil Sizemore, Sr. was born on Feb. 25, 1880/81 in KY and died on Apr. 27, 1981 in Muskogee, OK.
xi. 164. Henry "twin" Sizemore was born on Aug. 10, 1885 in Ashland, Boyd, Kentucky and died About 1965 in Ashland,
Boyd, Kentucky.
xii. 165. Emma Sizemore was born in 1888 in Boyd Co. Fl and died on an unknown date.
xiii. 166. Amanda Sizemore was born on Jul. 18, 1879 and died on an unknown date.
xiv. 167. Nancy Jahaza Sizemore was born on Jul. 1, 1894 in Ashland, Boyd, Kentucky or Perry, KY and died About 1975 in
Ashland, Boyd, Kentucky or Perry, KY.

Children of John H. Sizemore, Sr. and Josephine Farmer


xv. 168. Emma Sizemore was born in 1897 and died on an unknown date.

86. Hiram Vincent Sizemore was born 1849 or 1869 and died in 1905. He married 1stCornelius Miller. He married 2nd
Anna B. in Carter Co., KY.

Children of Hiram Vincent Sizemore and Cornelius Miller


i. 169. Clifford Sizemore was born in 1901 and died on May 20, 1985.
ii. 170. John Sizemore was born in 1908 and died on an unknown date.
iii. 171. Charles Sizemore was born in 1914 and died on an unknown date.
iv. 172. Dora Sizemore was born in 1906 and died on an unknown date.
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v. 173. Emmie Sizemore was born in died young and died on an unknown date.

87. William Sizemore was born in 1837 in Beaver Creek, Floyd Co., KY and died on May 3, 1906. He marriedSarah Jacob .
Sarah Jacob was born in 1844 and died on an unknown date.

Children of William Sizemore and Sarah Jacob


i. 174. Mrtha Sizemore was born in 1866 in Floyd Co., KY and died on an unknown date.
ii. 175. Menerova Sizemore was born in 1869 in Floyd Co., KY and died on an unknown date.
iii. 176. Cathy Sizemore was born in 1871 in Floyd Co., KY and died on an unknown date.
iv. 177. Buther Sizemore was born in 1875 in Lawrence, KY and died on an unknown date.
v. 178. Henry Sizemore was born in 1879 in Floyd Co., KY and died on an unknown date.
vi. 179. Braska Sizemore was born in 1881 in Floyd Co., KY and died on an unknown date.
vii. 180. J. Russell Sizemore was born in 1887 in Floyd Co., KY and died on an unknown date.

88. Susanna Sizemore was born on Aug. 29, 1837 in Floyd Co., KY and died in 1907. She marriedDouglas Oney on Sep. 7,
1866.

Children of Susanna Sizemore and Douglas Oney


i. 181. William Oney was born in 1865 and died on an unknown date.
ii. 182. Sidney Hicks ? Oneywas born in 1866 in Floyd Co., KY and died on an unknown date.
iii. 183. Martha Oney was born on Dec. 22, 1867 in Floyd Co., KY and died on an unknown date.
iv. 184. David Clark Oneywas born in 1869 and died on an unknown date.
v. 185. Hiram V. Oney was born in 1872 in Kentucky, USA and died on an unknown date.
vi. 186. Wootson Oney was born in 1878 and died on an unknown date.
vii. 187. Polly Oneywas born in 1882 in Floyd Co., KY and died on an unknown date.

89. Woodson "Wood" Sizemore was born on Oct. 2, 1852 in Floyd Co., KY and died on an unknown date. He married 1st
Martha Bell Roberts. He married 2ndLydia Millum.

90. Mary Susannah Sizemore was born in 1846 in KY and died on an unknown date. She married Douglas Oney.
Douglas was born in 1839 in KY and died on an unknown date.

Children of Mary Susannah Sizemore and Douglas Oney


i. 188. Sidney Oney died on an unknown date.

91. Vincent Sizemore died on an unknown date.


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92. Aire Sizemore died in 1965. She marriedMcGuire.

Children of Aire Sizemore and McGuire


i. 189. Zouria McGuire.

93. Mary Sizemore was born About Mar. 1862 and died on an unknown date.

94. James Sizemore was born on Oct. 18, 1856 and died on an unknown date.

95. Kate Sizemore was born in 1876 in Boyd Co., KY and died on an unknown date. She marriedA. S. Dixon.

96. William Sizemore was born 22 Jan 1832 or 1843 and died on Dec. 28, 1928. He marriedSarah Jacobs on Sep. 29,
1865 in Floyd Co., KY.

Other events in the life of William Sizemore


Military Service Civil War soldier

Children of William Sizemore and Sarah Jacobs


i. 190. Butler Sizemore died on an unknown date.
ii. 191. Mary Sizemore died on an unknown date.
iii. 192. Joseph Sizemore died on an unknown date.
iv. 193. Martha Sizemore was born on May 11, 1866 in Kentucky, USA and died on Apr. 9, 1960 in Knott Co., KY.

97. Wood Sizemore died on an unknown date.


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98. Mary Martin was born About 1853 and died on an unknown date.

99. Susan Martin was born About 1855 and died on an unknown date.

100. Rhoda Martin was born About 1857 and died on an unknown date.

101. Elizabeth Martin was born About 1859 and died on an unknown date.

102. Seattie Martin was born About 1863 and died on an unknown date.

103. Rebecca Martin was born About 1862 and died on an unknown date.

104. Charlotta Martin was born on Oct. 21, 1855 and died on an unknown date.

105. Sarah Martin was born on May 18, 1858 in Rock Fork, Floyd Co., KY and died on an unknown date.
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106. Hiram Sizemore was born in 1855 in Floyd Co., KY and died on an unknown date. He marriedClara. Clara was born
About 1866 and died on an unknown date.

Children of Hiram Sizemore and Clara


i. 194. Vernon Sizemore was born in 1890 and died on an unknown date.
ii. 195. Nettie Sizemore was born in 1891 and died on an unknown date.
iii. 196. Alice Sizemore was born in 1895 and died on an unknown date.
iv. 197. Willard Sizemore was born in 1897 and died on an unknown date.
v. 198. Brady Sizemore was born in 1899 and died on an unknown date.
vi. 199. Carroll Sizemore was born in 1903 and died on an unknown date.

107. Stokey Sizemore was born on Jan. 7, 1856 and died on an unknown date.

108. Melda Sizemore was born in 1858 and died on an unknown date.

109. Sarah E. Sizemore was born in Apr. 1858 and died on an unknown date.

110. McGrady Sizemore was born in 1862 and died on an unknown date.

111. Stephen Sizemore was born in 1864 in Floyd Co., KY and died on an unknown date. He marriedCora.

Children of Stephen Sizemore and Cora


i. 200. Ethel Sizemore was born in 1899 and died on an unknown date.
ii. 201. Edith Sizemore was born in 1903 and died on an unknown date.
iii. 202. Emma Sizemore was born in 1905 and died on an unknown date.
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112. John Sizemore was born in 1866 and died on an unknown date.

113. Aletha Sizemore was born in 1868 and died on an unknown date.

114. Rosella Sizemore was born in 1870 and died on an unknown date.

115. Anna Sizemore was born in 1872 and died on an unknown date.

116. William Sizemore was born in 1874 in Floyd Co., KY and died in 1959 in Greenup Co., KY. He married
Edith
Montgomery. Edith was born in 1888 in Rovalton, Magoffin Co., KY and died on an unknown date.

117. George B. Sizemore was born in 1876 and died on an unknown date.

118. Thomas Jefferson Sizemore was born in 1842 and died in 1947.

119. Flora Belle Sizemore died on an unknown date.


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120. Sarah Hoover died on an unknown date. She marriedDaniel Scott.

Children of Sarah Hoover and Daniel Scott


i. 203. Phelix Scott was born in 1891 and died on an unknown date.

121. Abraham Wireman died on an unknown date.

122. Katherine Wireman died on an unknown date. She marriedJohn Howard on Apr. 30, 1865 in Magoffin Co., KY.

123. Jackson Wireman died on an unknown date. He marriedSusan Howard on Nov. 4, 1875 in Magoffin Co., KY.

124. Nancy Jane Wireman died on an unknown date. She marriedCalvin Hale on Mar. 13, 1874 in Magoffin Co., KY.

125. William Wireman died on an unknown date.

126. Morgan Wireman died on an unknown date. He marriedElizabeth Shepherd.

127. Susannah Wireman died on an unknown date. She married 1stSan Rinser on Nov. 26, 1899 in Magoffin Co., KY. She
married 2nd Woods Carpenter on Mar. 14, 1872 in Magoffin Co., KY.
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128. Stephen Wireman died on an unknown date. He marriedUssley Arnet on Aug. 28, 1889 in Magoffin Co., KY.

129. Rebecca Wireman died on an unknown date. She marriedHiram Bailey on Jan. 28, 1883 in Magoffin Co., KY.

130. Farrish Wireman died on an unknown date. He marriedSusie on Mar. 10, 1892 in Magoffin Co., KY.

131. Noah Wireman was born in 1872 and died on an unknown date. He marriedMary on May 14, 1898 in Magoffin Co., KY.

132. William Wireman died on an unknown date.

133. John Wireman was born on Sep. 15, 1855 and died on an unknown date.

134. Samuel Wireman was born on Dec. 29, 1857 in Licking River, Floyd Co., KY and died on an unknown date.

135. Farrish Montgomery died on an unknown date.


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136. Jahaza Montgomery was born in 1861 in Kentucky and died on an unknown date.

137. Elizabeth Montgomerywas born About 1849 in Floyd Co., KY and died on an unknown date.

138. William Montgomery was born on Sep. 2, 1855 in Licking River, Floyd Co., KY and died on an unknown date.

139. Vincent Montgomery was born 8 Mary 1859 in Floyd Co., KY and died on an unknown date.

140. C Montgomery died on an unknown date.

141. Dora Montgomery died on an unknown date.

142. Mary Montgomery died on an unknown date.

143. Nellie Montgomery died on an unknown date.


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144. Silas Montgomery died on an unknown date.

145. Susannah Montgomery died on an unknown date.

146. Alexander Montgomery was born on Jul. 27, 1856 and died on an unknown date.

147. George A. Montgomerywas born on Mar. 16, 1859 and died on an unknown date.

148. Louanna Sizemore was born in 1842 in Kentucky and died on an unknown date.

149. Martha Asher was born 1819 or 1823 in Perry Co.?, Kentucky, USA and died on Nov. 26, 1865 in Floyd Co., KY. She
married 1st William "BlackHawk" Sizemore in 18371839 in Hueyville, Floyd Co., Kentucky, USA.William "BlackHawk" ,
son of George Samuel "Golden-Hawk" Sizemore and Aletha Goodman-Richardson, was born Between 1816 and
Phillip Marcum. Phillip was born on
1819 in Floyd Co., KY (same as Perry Co., KY) and died on May 6, 1879. She married 2nd
Jul. 22, 1822 in Clay Co., Kentucky and died on an unknown date.

Other events in the life of Martha Asher


Marriage About 1839 KY
married William Sizemore
Burial Magoffin Co., KY

Other events in the life of William "BlackHawk" Sizemore


Military Service Spanish American War with Sen. John Sizemore
Military Service Confederate States of America, Company A, 10th Kentucky Cavalry
Occupation Cherokee Nation
Cherokee Indian chief
Burial Magoffin Co., Kentucky

Children of Martha Asher and William "BlackHawk" Sizemore


i. 85. John H. Sizemore, Sr. was born on Aug. 16, 1840 in Prestonburg, Floyd Co., KY and died on Mar. 14, 1933 in
Wurtland, Greenup Co., KY (Ashland, Boyd Co., KY also cited).
ii. 86. Hiram Vincent Sizemore was born 1849 or 1869 and died in 1905.
iii. 87. William Sizemore was born in 1837 in Beaver Creek, Floyd Co., KY and died on May 3, 1906.
iv. 88. Susanna Sizemore was born on Aug. 29, 1837 in Floyd Co., KY and died in 1907.
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v. 89. Woodson "Wood" Sizemore was born on Oct. 2, 1852 in Floyd Co., KY and died on an unknown date.
vi. 90. Mary Susannah Sizemore was born in 1846 in KY and died on an unknown date.
vii. 91. Vincent Sizemore died on an unknown date.
viii. 92. Aire Sizemore died in 1965.
ix. 93. Mary Sizemore was born About Mar. 1862 and died on an unknown date.
x. 94. James Sizemore was born on Oct. 18, 1856 and died on an unknown date.

150. William Blevins Asher was born in 1832 in Clay Co., Kentucky and died on an unknown date. He marriedElizabeth
Susan Gibson on Feb. 17, 1855 in Clay Co., Kentucky.Elizabeth Susan was born in Jul. 1839 in Clay Co., Kentucky and died
on an unknown date.

151. Lucinda Asher was born in 1836 in Clay Co., Kentucky and died on an unknown date. She marriedJames Waggoner .
James was born in 1831 in Tennessee and died on an unknown date.

152. Ora Asher was born in 1827 in Clay Co., Kentucky and died in 1870 in Clay Co., Kentucky. She married
John L. Bowling
on Feb. 4, 1847 in Clay Co., Kentucky.John L. was born in 1826 and died on an unknown date.

153. Andrew Jackson Asher was born in 1840 in Clay Co., Kentucky and died on an unknown date. He marriedSarah
"Sally" Ledford on May 30, 1867 in Clay Co., Kentucky.

15th Generation (Great(12)-grandchildren)


154. Jahaza Jahasy Sizemore was born on Sep. 3, 1857/58 in Ashland, Magoffin Co., KY and died Between Jun. 5, 1878/79
and 1895 in Magoffin Co., KY probably. She marriedWilliam Row on Jul. 6, 1882 in Magoffin, KY.William, son of John Row
and Sarah Salyer, was born Between 1847 and 1851 in Kentucky and died in 1895 in Kentucky.

Other events in the life of Jahaza Jahasy Sizemore


Census 1870 resided in Magoffin Co., KY at age 6

Other events in the life of William Row


Marriage Jul 4 1882 KY ?
married Jahaza Sizemore
Occupation 1880 census East Fork, Boyd, KY
laborer

Children of Jahaza Jahasy Sizemore and William Row


i. 204. Esther Louise Row was born on Jun. 8, 1892 in Ashland/ Catlesburg, Boyd, KY and died on Dec. 24, 1977 in
Boulder, CO.
ii. 205. Minnie Louise Row was born on Sep. 15, 1884 in Ashland, KY and died on Sep. 25, 1946 in Denver, CO probably.
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155. John Sizemore, Jr. was born on Jan. 17, 1881 in Kentucky, USA and died on Aug. 3, 1966 in Wurtland, Greenup Co., KY.
He married Julia Melvin Johns. Julia Melvin was born on Jan. 17, 1878 and died on an unknown date.

Other events in the life of John Sizemore, Jr.


Military Service Spanish American War, K Company, 4th Regiment, Kentucky
Occupation farmer

Children of John Sizemore, Jr. and Julia Melvin Johns


i. 206. Rhoda Sizemore was born on May 7, 1907 and died in 1963.
ii. 207. James Sizemore was born on Apr. 26, 1909 and died in 1981.
iii. 208. Annie Sizemore was born on Aug. 12, 1911 and died on an unknown date.
iv. 209. Armita Sizemore was born on Jan. 29, 1914 and died on an unknown date.
v. 210. Grace Alice Sizemore was born on Sep. 24, 1918 and died in 1984.
vi. 211. Charles Russell Sizemore was born on Jul. 23, 1921 in Kurtland, KY and died on Nov. 7, 1994 in Wooster, OH.
vii. 212. Jahn Juney Sizemore was born on Mar. 8, 1925 and died on an unknown date.
viii. 213. Sena Edith Sizemore was born on Mar. 27, 1926 and died on an unknown date.
ix. 214. Sige Edward Sizemore was born on Mar. 27, 1926 and died on an unknown date.
x. 215. Harland William Sizemore was born on Mar. 16, 1928 and died in 1982.

156. Martha Sizemore was born on May 22, 1862/63 in Prestonburg, Floyd Co., KY and died About 1945 in Prestonburg, Floyd
Co., KY.

157. Rhoda Mae Sizemore was born on May 9, 1887 in Prestonburg, Floyd Co., KY and died on Apr. 28, 1926 in Prestonburg,
Floyd Co., KY.

158. Hiram Sizemore was born on Feb. 11, 1869 in Magofin Co., KY or Prestonburg, Floyd, KY and died on Dec. 24, 1946 in
Wurland, Greenup, KY or Presstnburg, Floyd, KY. He marriedClarinda Belle Archeyon Jan. 27, 1889 in Greenup Co., KY.
Clarinda Belle was born in Jan. 1860 in Greenup Co, KY and died on Apr. 26, 1931 in Alcorn Precinct, Greenup, KY.

Other events in the life of Hiram Sizemore


Burial Melvin Cemetery

Other events in the life of Clarinda Belle Archey


Burial Sizemore Cemetery

Children of Hiram Sizemore and Clarinda Belle Archey


i. 216. Alice Sizemore was born in Mar. 1889 in Greenup Co, KY and died on Nov. 19, 1942 in Alcorn Precinct, Greenup,
KY.
ii. 217. Vernon Sizemore was born in Nov. 1889 in Greenup Co, KY and died on May 4, 1930 in Alcorn Precinct, Greenup,
KY.
iii. 218. Nettie Sizemore was born in Apr. 1891 in Greenup Co, KY and died on Apr. 4, 1979 in Greenup Co, KY.
iv. 219. Willard Sizemore was born on Dec. 14, 1896 in Greenup Co, KY and died on Mar. 22, 1914 in Alcorn Precinct,
Greenup, KY.
v. 220. Brady Sizemore was born in Feb. 1900 in Greenup Co, KY and died on Dec. 18, 1959 in Greenup Co, KY.
vi. 221. Carl Sizemore was born on Apr. 8, 1903 in Greenup Co, KY and died on Oct. 25, 1975 in Greenup Co, KY.
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159. Hiram "Harm" "twin" Sizemore was born on Jan. 11, 1869 in Magoffin Co., KY and died on Dec. 24, 1946 in Greenup
Co, KY. He marriedCarnelius Miller.

Children of Hiram "Harm" "twin" Sizemore and Carnelius Miller


i. 222. Clifford Sizemore was born on Aug. 15, 1901 and died About Jan. 1964 in Greenup Co, KY.
ii. 223. Dora Sizemore was born on Jul. 12, 1906 and died on an unknown date.
iii. 224. John Sizemore was born on Oct. 23, 1908 in KY and died on Oct. 31, 1981.
iv. 225. Charles Sizemore was born 29 Mary 1914 and died 1995 abt in Kentucky.
v. 226. Lawrence Sizemore was born on Jul. 22, 1917 and died on an unknown date.
vi. 227. Emma Sizemore was born on Nov. 18, 1918 and died on an unknown date.

160. William Sizemore was born on Mar. 20, 1871 in Floyd Co., KY or 1874 or Prestonsburg, Floyd, KY and died 1959 or abt
1951 in Greenup Co., KY or Prestonsburg, Floyd, KY. He marriedEdith Montgomery. Edith was born in 1888 in Royalton,
Magoffin Co., KY and died in 1991 in Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio.

161. Louisa Sizemore was born on Nov. 25, 1873 in Magoffin Co., KY or Prestonsburg, Floyd, KY and died About 1953 in
Prestonsburg, Floyd, KY. She marriedNathan Row. Nathan, son of John Row and Sarah Salyer, was born in 1868 in
Meadows, Magoffin Co., KY and died on Sep. 15, 1936 in Greenup, KY or 1928 living on Racoon Road.

Other events in the life of Nathan Row


Occupation 1936 farmer
Burial Nelson Cemetery

Children of Louisa Sizemore and Nathan Row


i. 228. Dova Rowe was born in 1895 and died on an unknown date.

162. Polly Sizemore was born on Mar. 17, 1876 in Magofin Co., KY or Prestonburg, Floyd, KY and died About 1956 in maybe
Prestonsburg, Floyd, KY. She marriedHenry Knight.

Children of Polly Sizemore and Henry Knight


i. 229. Harry Knight was born in 1900 and died on an unknown date.
ii. 230. Howard Knight was born in 1906 and died on an unknown date.

163. Howard Virgil Sizemore, Sr. was born on Feb. 25, 1880/81 in KY and died on Apr. 27, 1981 in Muskogee, OK. He
married Mollie. Mollie was born in 1883 in Arkansas and died on an unknown date.

Other events in the life of Howard Virgil Sizemore, Sr.


Military Service Spanish American War
Census Indian Reservation in Oklahoma
Descendants of: Page 30 of 145
Thomas Brock

Children of Howard Virgil Sizemore, Sr. and Mollie


i. 231. Harry Sizemore was born on Jan. 22, 1906 in Brocton, AL and died on May 31, 1982 in Muskogee, OK.
ii. 232. Ethel Sizemore was born on Aug. 21, 1907 in Brockton, AL and died on an unknown date.
iii. 233. Flora Sizemore was born on Oct. 2, 1911 in Alby, TX and died on an unknown date.
iv. 234. Madie Ruth Sizemore was born on Jun. 16, 1915 in Albey, TX and died on Jul. 5, 1967 in Puerto Rico, USA.
v. 235. Mary Juanita Sizemore was born on Jan. 16, 1921 in Mukogee, OK and died on an unknown date.

164. Henry "twin" Sizemore was born on Aug. 10, 1885 in Ashland, Boyd, Kentucky and died About 1965 in Ashland, Boyd,
Kentucky.

165. Emma Sizemore was born in 1888 in Boyd Co. Fl and died on an unknown date. She marriedUnknown.

Children of Emma Sizemore and Unknown


i. 236. Flora was born in 1906 and died on an unknown date.
ii. 237. Earl was born in 1909 and died on an unknown date.

166. Amanda Sizemore was born on Jul. 18, 1879 and died on an unknown date.

167. Nancy Jahaza Sizemore was born on Jul. 1, 1894 in Ashland, Boyd, Kentucky or Perry, KY and died About 1975 in
Ashland, Boyd, Kentucky or Perry, KY.

168. Emma Sizemore was born in 1897 and died on an unknown date.

169. Clifford Sizemore was born in 1901 and died on May 20, 1985.
Descendants of: Page 31 of 145
Thomas Brock

170. John Sizemore was born in 1908 and died on an unknown date.

171. Charles Sizemore was born in 1914 and died on an unknown date.

172. Dora Sizemore was born in 1906 and died on an unknown date.

173. Emmie Sizemore was born in died young and died on an unknown date.

174. Mrtha Sizemore was born in 1866 in Floyd Co., KY and died on an unknown date.

175. Menerova Sizemore was born in 1869 in Floyd Co., KY and died on an unknown date.

176. Cathy Sizemore was born in 1871 in Floyd Co., KY and died on an unknown date.

177. Buther Sizemore was born in 1875 in Lawrence, KY and died on an unknown date.
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Thomas Brock

178. Henry Sizemore was born in 1879 in Floyd Co., KY and died on an unknown date.

179. Braska Sizemore was born in 1881 in Floyd Co., KY and died on an unknown date.

180. J. Russell Sizemore was born in 1887 in Floyd Co., KY and died on an unknown date.

181. William Oney was born in 1865 and died on an unknown date.

182. Sidney Hicks ? Oneywas born in 1866 in Floyd Co., KY and died on an unknown date.

183. Martha Oney was born on Dec. 22, 1867 in Floyd Co., KY and died on an unknown date. She marriedDaniel Spense.

Children of Martha Oney and Daniel Spense


i. 238. Hood Spense was born in 1892 and died on an unknown date.

184. David Clark Oneywas born in 1869 and died on an unknown date.

185. Hiram V. Oney was born in 1872 in Kentucky, USA and died on an unknown date.
Descendants of: Page 33 of 145
Thomas Brock

186. Wootson Oney was born in 1878 and died on an unknown date.

187. Polly Oneywas born in 1882 in Floyd Co., KY and died on an unknown date. She marriedMark Wilson.

Children of Polly Oneyand Mark Wilson


i. 239. Joe Wilson died on an unknown date.

188. Sidney Oney died on an unknown date. He marriedEmery Hicks.

189. Zouria McGuire. She married McGuire.

190. Butler Sizemore died on an unknown date. He marriedArie McGuire.

191. Mary Sizemore died on an unknown date.

192. Joseph Sizemore died on an unknown date.

193. Martha Sizemore was born on May 11, 1866 in Kentucky, USA and died on Apr. 9, 1960 in Knott Co., KY. She married
Alexander Slone. Alexander was born in Mar. 1862 in Floyd Co., KY and died About 1930.
Descendants of: Page 34 of 145
Thomas Brock

Children of Martha Sizemore and Alexander Slone


i. 240. Frona Slone was born on Oct. 6, 1890 and died on Jun. 2, 1935.

194. Vernon Sizemore was born in 1890 and died on an unknown date.

195. Nettie Sizemore was born in 1891 and died on an unknown date.

196. Alice Sizemore was born in 1895 and died on an unknown date.

197. Willard Sizemore was born in 1897 and died on an unknown date.

198. Brady Sizemore was born in 1899 and died on an unknown date.

199. Carroll Sizemore was born in 1903 and died on an unknown date.

200. Ethel Sizemore was born in 1899 and died on an unknown date.

201. Edith Sizemore was born in 1903 and died on an unknown date.
Descendants of: Page 35 of 145
Thomas Brock

202. Emma Sizemore was born in 1905 and died on an unknown date.

203. Phelix Scott was born in 1891 and died on an unknown date. He marriedMallie Combs.

85. John H. Sizemore, Sr. was born on Aug. 16, 1840 in Prestonburg, Floyd Co., KY and died on Mar. 14, 1933 in Wurtland,
Greenup Co., KY (Ashland, Boyd Co., KY also cited).
See previous entry for John H. Sizemore, Sr. was born on Aug. 16, 1840 in Prestonburg, Floyd Co., KY and died on Mar. 14,
1933 in Wurtland, Greenup Co., KY (Ashland, Boyd Co., KY also cited).

86. Hiram Vincent Sizemore was born 1849 or 1869 and died in 1905.
See previous entry for Hiram Vincent Sizemore was born 1849 or 1869 and died in 1905.

87. William Sizemore was born in 1837 in Beaver Creek, Floyd Co., KY and died on May 3, 1906.
See previous entry for William Sizemore was born in 1837 in Beaver Creek, Floyd Co., KY and died on May 3, 1906.

88. Susanna Sizemore was born on Aug. 29, 1837 in Floyd Co., KY and died in 1907.
See previous entry for Susanna Sizemore was born on Aug. 29, 1837 in Floyd Co., KY and died in 1907.

89. Woodson "Wood" Sizemore was born on Oct. 2, 1852 in Floyd Co., KY and died on an unknown date.
See previous entry for Woodson "Wood" Sizemore was born on Oct. 2, 1852 in Floyd Co., KY and died on an unknown
date.

90. Mary Susannah Sizemore was born in 1846 in KY and died on an unknown date.
See previous entry for Mary Susannah Sizemore was born in 1846 in KY and died on an unknown date.

91. Vincent Sizemore died on an unknown date.


See previous entry for Vincent Sizemore died on an unknown date.

92. Aire Sizemore died in 1965.


See previous entry for Aire Sizemore died in 1965.

93. Mary Sizemore was born About Mar. 1862 and died on an unknown date.
See previous entry for Mary Sizemore was born About Mar. 1862 and died on an unknown date.

94. James Sizemore was born on Oct. 18, 1856 and died on an unknown date.
See previous entry for James Sizemore was born on Oct. 18, 1856 and died on an unknown date.

16th Generation (Great(13)-grandchildren)


204. Esther Louise Row was born on Jun. 8, 1892 in Ashland/ Catlesburg, Boyd, KY and died on Dec. 24, 1977 in Boulder,
CO. She married 1stSydney Chapman on Oct. 30, 1907 in Williamson, Mingo, West Virginia probably. Sydney, son of
Joseph Harvey Chapman and Elnora McCoy, was born on Mar. 28, 1888 in Pike, Kentucky, USA and died on May 19, 1945
in Mingo Co., West Virginia, USA. She married 2ndLuis Daniel Aseniero on Jan. 6, 1918 in Denver, Colorado, USA.Luis
Daniel, son of Agapito Aseniero and Margarita Dalman, was born on Aug. 21, 1892 in Dapitan, Zamboanga, Philippine
Islands and died on Jan. 25, 1968 in Denver, CO.

Other events in the life of Esther Louise Row


Occupation Between 1917 Denver, Colorado, USA
and 1918 Worked at Daniels and Fisher Department Store where she met Luis Daniel Aseniero and
married him.
Nationality Jan 10 1940 Denver, CO
Esther got her US citizenship back. (She never left the country.)
Religion Babtist
Descendants of: Page 36 of 145
Thomas Brock

Parents died 1895 probably Ashland, KY


parents died when Esther was 3 years old.
Marriage Oct 30 1907 Mingo, West Virginia, USA
married Sid Chapman
Divorce Aug 24 1914 Mingo Co., WV
Sydney and Esther divorced
US Citizenship 1918 Esther may have lost US citizenship when she married an Asian because of Oriental Exclusion
Act
SS# 523-16-4096 1977 Denver, CO
Death benefits in Fraze and Malvern, Chester, PA
Adoption 1912 to 1920 Williamson, Mingo Co, WV
Irvin Preston Turner and Minnie Rowe (Sizemore) Turner adopted Marie Gladys Chapman and
Sherwood T. Chapman from Sydney Chapman and Esther (Sizemore) Chapman
Burial Mountain View Memorial Park, Boulder, CO

Other events in the life of Sydney Chapman


Census 1900 Pike, Kentucky, USA
residece
Occupation 1900 Magisterial District 6, Pike Co., Kentucky
farm laborer at age 12.
Marriage Oct 30 1907 Mingo, West Virginia, USA
married Esther Row known as Esta Row
Census 1910 Williamson, Mingo, West Virginia
Living with wife Esther Row and daughter Marie Gladys Chapman
Divorce Aug 24 1914 Mingo Co., WV probably
Sydney Chapman and Esther Row divorced
Marriage Feb 10 1916 Mingo, West Virginia
marriage Sydney Chapman + Fanny Hatfield
Military Draft Registration Jun 5 1917 Mingo Co., West Virginia
Roll: 1991862
Occupation Jul 5 1917 Williamson, Mingo, West Virginia
coal miner for Buffal Coal Company per draft registration board
Census 1920 and 1930 Mingo Co., West Virginia, USA
census living with 2nd wife, Fanny Hatfield

Other events in the relationship of Esther Louise Row and Sydney Chapman
Divorce

Other events in the life of Luis Daniel Aseniero


Occupation 1916 lived at 836 Detroit, Denver Co
Houseman
Occupation 1917 Denver, CO
cook
Nationality May 1 1955 probably Denver, CO
Occupation Colorado, USA
cook, sigma Nu House
Religion First Babtist Church
SS# 523-01-5467 1968 Boulder, CO
Occupation 1968 Colorado
Cook, Colorado Cafe
Immigration Apr 1911 (probably immigrated to USA
1904)
Occupation 1918 to 1920 Denver, Colorado, USA
Stock hanger for Daniels and Fishers Department Store where he met Esther and
married her.

Children of Esther Louise Row and Sydney Chapman


i. 241. Sherwood Tunis Chapman (Turner) was born on Jan. 19, 1912 in Williamson, Mingo Co, WV and died on Jun. 2,
1992 in Lakewood, Jefferson, CO.
ii. 242. Marie Gladys Chapmanwas born on Oct. 15, 1908 in Howard Mines, Chattry, Williamson, Mingo Co, WV and died
on Jul. 20, 2000 in La Mesa, San Diego, CA.

Children of Esther Louise Row and Luis Daniel Aseniero


iii. 243. William L. Aseniero was born on Jun. 22, 1924 in Denver, Colorado, USA.
Descendants of: Page 37 of 145
Thomas Brock

205. Minnie Louise Row was born on Sep. 15, 1884 in Ashland, KY and died on Sep. 25, 1946 in Denver, CO probably. She
married Irvin Preston Turner on Nov. 4, 1903 in Ashland, KY. Irvin Preston, son of William Samuel Turner and Martha
Jane Neely, was born on Sep. 17, 1874 in Laurens, SC and died on Mar. 6, 1947 in on Race Street, Denver, CO.

Other events in the life of Minnie Louise Row


Census 1900 Marion, WV
Minnie L. Rowe aka Minnie F. Row may be Minnie Louise Row
Burial Crown Hill Cemetery, Denver, CO

Other events in the life of Irvin Preston Turner


Occupation 1876 Picked sweet potatos ag age of 1 1/2.
Occupation 1917 Denver, CO
stationary engineer, Jackson-Richter Iron Works
Occupation 1920 Denver, CO
stationary engineer, elevators Longmont Farmers Mill & Elevator
Occupation 1921 Denver, CO
fireman, Longmont Farmer's Mill & Elevator Co.
Occupation 1922 Denver, CO
Lab, Longmont
Occupation 1923 Denver, CO
ironworker, Midwest Steel IW Co.
Burial Crown Hill Memorial Park, Denver, Colorado

206. Rhoda Sizemore was born on May 7, 1907 and died in 1963. She marriedPennington.

Children of Rhoda Sizemore and Pennington


i. 244. Jliett Pennington died on an unknown date.
ii. 245. Jane Pennington died on an unknown date.
iii. 246. Grace Pennington died on an unknown date.
iv. 247. Mary Lou Penningtondied on an unknown date.

207. James Sizemore was born on Apr. 26, 1909 and died in 1981.

208. Annie Sizemore was born on Aug. 12, 1911 and died on an unknown date.

209. Armita Sizemore was born on Jan. 29, 1914 and died on an unknown date. She marriedMoore.
Descendants of: Page 38 of 145
Thomas Brock

210. Grace Alice Sizemore was born on Sep. 24, 1918 and died in 1984. She marriedBurris.

Children of Grace Alice Sizemore and Burris


i. 248. Jane Burris was born on Apr. 11, 1943 and died on an unknown date.
ii. 249. Buddy Burriswas born on Feb. 15, 1945 and died on an unknown date.
iii. 250. Donna Burris was born on Sep. 8, 1945 and died on an unknown date.
iv. 251. Barbara Burris was born on May 28, 1947 in Wooster, OH and died on an unknown date.
v. 252. Cheryl Burris was born on Aug. 29, 1948 and died on an unknown date.
vi. 253. Burris.

211. Charles Russell Sizemore was born on Jul. 23, 1921 in Kurtland, KY and died on Nov. 7, 1994 in Wooster, OH. He
married Unknown.

Other events in the life of Charles Russell Sizemore


Marriage Dec 16 1950 Wooster, OH

Children of Charles Russell Sizemore and Unknown


i. 254. Bernard Sizemore was born MAY 32 1946 in Bad Worishofen and died on an unknown date.
ii. 255. Charles Sizemore was born on Sep. 21, 1966 in Wooster, OH and died on an unknown date.
iii. 256. David Sizemore was born on Feb. 1, 1970 in Wooster, OH and died on an unknown date.

212. Jahn Juney Sizemore was born on Mar. 8, 1925 and died on an unknown date.

213. Sena Edith Sizemore was born on Mar. 27, 1926 and died on an unknown date.

214. Sige Edward Sizemore was born on Mar. 27, 1926 and died on an unknown date.

215. Harland William Sizemore was born on Mar. 16, 1928 and died in 1982.
Descendants of: Page 39 of 145
Thomas Brock

216. Alice Sizemore was born in Mar. 1889 in Greenup Co, KY and died on Nov. 19, 1942 in Alcorn Precinct, Greenup, KY.

217. Vernon Sizemore was born in Nov. 1889 in Greenup Co, KY and died on May 4, 1930 in Alcorn Precinct, Greenup, KY.

Other events in the life of Vernon Sizemore


Burial Sizemore Cemetery

218. Nettie Sizemore was born in Apr. 1891 in Greenup Co, KY and died on Apr. 4, 1979 in Greenup Co, KY. She married
Crayton Adams About 1920. Crayton was born on Oct. 29, 1887 in Ohio and died in Apr. 1962.

219. Willard Sizemore was born on Dec. 14, 1896 in Greenup Co, KY and died on Mar. 22, 1914 in Alcorn Precinct, Greenup,
KY.

Other events in the life of Willard Sizemore


Burial Sizemore Cemetery

220. Brady Sizemore was born in Feb. 1900 in Greenup Co, KY and died on Dec. 18, 1959 in Greenup Co, KY.

221. Carl Sizemore was born on Apr. 8, 1903 in Greenup Co, KY and died on Oct. 25, 1975 in Greenup Co, KY.

222. Clifford Sizemore was born on Aug. 15, 1901 and died About Jan. 1964 in Greenup Co, KY.
Descendants of: Page 40 of 145
Thomas Brock

223. Dora Sizemore was born on Jul. 12, 1906 and died on an unknown date.

Other events in the life of Dora Sizemore


Census Detroit, Michigan

224. John Sizemore was born on Oct. 23, 1908 in KY and died on Oct. 31, 1981. He marriedGrace Gladys Meeks About
1928 in Ironton, KY. Grace Gladys was born on Feb. 4, 1909 in Greenup Co, KY and died in Oct. 1991 in Seymour, TX.

Other events in the life of John Sizemore


Occupation Boyd Co., KY
gas company
Burial Seymour, TX

225. Charles Sizemore was born 29 Mary 1914 and died 1995 abt in Kentucky.

226. Lawrence Sizemore was born on Jul. 22, 1917 and died on an unknown date.

227. Emma Sizemore was born on Nov. 18, 1918 and died on an unknown date.

228. Dova Rowe was born in 1895 and died on an unknown date.

229. Harry Knight was born in 1900 and died on an unknown date.
Descendants of: Page 41 of 145
Thomas Brock

230. Howard Knight was born in 1906 and died on an unknown date.

231. Harry Sizemore was born on Jan. 22, 1906 in Brocton, AL and died on May 31, 1982 in Muskogee, OK. He married
Unknown.

Children of Harry Sizemore and Unknown


i. 257. Buddy Keith Sizemorewas born on Oct. 20, 1930 in Checotah, OK and died on an unknown date.
ii. 258. Joyce Sizemore was born on Jun. 19, 1933 and died on an unknown date.

232. Ethel Sizemore was born on Aug. 21, 1907 in Brockton, AL and died on an unknown date.

233. Flora Sizemore was born on Oct. 2, 1911 in Alby, TX and died on an unknown date.

234. Madie Ruth Sizemore was born on Jun. 16, 1915 in Albey, TX and died on Jul. 5, 1967 in Puerto Rico, USA.

235. Mary Juanita Sizemore was born on Jan. 16, 1921 in Mukogee, OK and died on an unknown date.

236. Flora was born in 1906 and died on an unknown date.

237. Earl was born in 1909 and died on an unknown date.


Descendants of: Page 42 of 145
Thomas Brock

238. Hood Spense was born in 1892 and died on an unknown date.

239. Joe Wilson died on an unknown date.

240. Frona Slone was born on Oct. 6, 1890 and died on Jun. 2, 1935. She marriedElmer Atwood Collingsworthin 1906.
Elmer Atwood, son of William J. Collingsworth and Matilda Scott, was born on Jul. 5, 1880 and died on Aug. 30, 1956.

17th Generation (Great(14)-grandchildren)


241. Sherwood Tunis Chapman (Turner) was born on Jan. 19, 1912 in Williamson, Mingo Co, WV and died on Jun. 2, 1992
in Lakewood, Jefferson, CO. He married Evelyn Ruth Elizabeth Wageyon Feb. 17, 1935 in Denver, CO.Evelyn Ruth
Elizabeth, daughter of Mason James Wagey and Etta Sarah Christner, was born on Feb. 29, 1916 in Cambridge,
Nebraska and died on Apr. 4, 2004 in Denver, CO.

Other events in the life of Sherwood Tunis Chapman (Turner)


Religion Evangelical Covenant-Arvada
Adoption 1915 Williamson, Mingo Co., WV
adopted by Irvin Preston Turner and wife, Minnie (Rowe) Turner.
Occupation 1935 worked for an insurance company
Occupation Between 1952 and 1955 owned Lakeview Electrical Company
Occupation Between 1955 and 1977 Public Service
laboratory technician
SS# 521-09-3161 1992
Burial Crown Hill, Jefferson Co., CO

Other events in the life of Evelyn Ruth Elizabeth Wagey


Occupation secretary
Religion Evangelical Covenant-Arvoda
Occupation until 1970 US Air Force Accounting and Finance Center

Children of Sherwood Tunis Chapman (Turner) and Evelyn Ruth Elizabeth Wagey
i. 259. Sherwood T. Turner, Jr. was born on Sep. 6, 1938 in Denver, CO.
ii. 260. David Roy Turnerwas born on Nov. 8, 1940 in Denver, CO.
iii. 261. Beverly Ann Turnerwas born on Oct. 11, 1935 in Denver, CO and died on Mar. 24, 1980.

242. Marie Gladys Chapman was born on Oct. 15, 1908 in Howard Mines, Chattry, Williamson, Mingo Co, WV and died on Jul.
20, 2000 in La Mesa, San Diego, CA. She marriedGlenn Lucien Tayloron Sep. 1, 1937 in San Diego, CA.Glenn Lucien, son
of Owen Taylor and Alice Minerva Kellogg, was born on Nov. 24, 1909 in Merrill, Plymouth Co., Iowa and died on Jun. 2,
1988 in La Mesa, San Diego, CA.
Descendants of: Page 43 of 145
Thomas Brock

Other events in the life of Marie Gladys Chapman


Occupation 1911 Williamson, Mingo, West Virginia
Marie picked cotton at age 2 1/2 because Minnie had lost her eyesight temporarily; later recovered
Adoption 1915 Williamson, Mingo, Co. WV
adopted by Irvin Preston Turner & wife, Minnie (Rowe) Turner
Burial Glenwood Memorial Park, I-805 & Imperial Av., San Diego, CA 92102

Other events in the life of Glenn Lucien Taylor


Burial 1988 Greenwood Memorial Park, San Diego, CA
Occupation 1936-1974 38 years San Diego, CA
switchman for Pacific Bell

Children of Marie Gladys Chapman and Glenn Lucien Taylor


i. 262. Lloyd I. Taylorwas born on Jun. 22, 1943 in San Diego, CA and died STILL ALIVE.
ii. 263. Sharon Kay Taylorwas born on Jul. 6, 1945 in San Diego, CA.

243. William L. Aseniero was born on Jun. 22, 1924 in Denver, Colorado, USA. He marriedLaura Johnson on Dec. 28,
1948 in Boulder, CO.Laura was born on Oct. 16, 1926 and died on Apr. 9, 1999 in Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas.

Other events in the life of William L. Aseniero


Education 1948 Colorado University
graduated as Electrical and Aeropspace Engineer
Military Service 1943 to 1946 US Navy
Education attended University of Colorado
Census Alamsa, Colorado
graduated high school

Other events in the life of Laura Johnson


SS# 474-22-4805 1999

Children of William L. Aseniero and Laura Johnson


i. 264. Karen Aseniero was born on Oct. 26, 1949 in porbably Pennsylvania.
ii. 265. Diane Louise Aseniero was born on Nov. 22, 1952 in probably Pennsylvania.
iii. 266. Sara Kay Aseniero was born on Nov. 6, 1958 in probably Pennsylvania.
iv. 267. Beth Charlotte Aseniero was born in Philadelphia, PA.

244. Jliett Pennington died on an unknown date.

245. Jane Pennington died on an unknown date.


Descendants of: Page 44 of 145
Thomas Brock

246. Grace Pennington died on an unknown date.

247. Mary Lou Penningtondied on an unknown date. She marriedPyers.

Children of Mary Lou Penningtonand Pyers


i. 268. Pyers.
ii. 269. Pyers.

248. Jane Burris was born on Apr. 11, 1943 and died on an unknown date.

249. Buddy Burriswas born on Feb. 15, 1945 and died on an unknown date.

250. Donna Burris was born on Sep. 8, 1945 and died on an unknown date. She marriedMoore.

Children of Donna Burris and Moore


i. 270. Charles Moore was born on May 8, 1965 and died on an unknown date.
ii. 271. Grace Marie Moore was born on Oct. 1, 1969 in Wooster, OH and died on an unknown date.

251. Barbara Burris was born on May 28, 1947 in Wooster, OH and died on an unknown date. She marriedLarge.

Children of Barbara Burris and Large


i. 272. Barb Alice Large was born on Jan. 20, 1970 in Wooster, OH and died on an unknown date.
Descendants of: Page 45 of 145
Thomas Brock

252. Cheryl Burris was born on Aug. 29, 1948 and died on an unknown date. She married Hackworth .

Children of Cheryl Burris and Hackworth


i. 273. Christopher Hackworth was born on Oct. 17, 1979 in Wooster, OH and died on an unknown date.
ii. 274. Carmen Hackworth was born on Mar. 16, 1981 in Wooseter, OH and died on an unknown date.

253. Burris. She married Unknown.

Children of Burris and Unknown


i. 275. Shannon Deeds was born on Oct. 20, 1980 in Wooseter, OH and died on an unknown date.
ii. 276. Jamie was born on Oct. 26, 1982 in Wooster, OH and died on an unknown date.

254. Bernard Sizemore was born MAY 32 1946 in Bad Worishofen and died on an unknown date. He marriedUnknown.

Children of Bernard Sizemore and Unknown


i. 277. Bernard Striedacher was born on Sep. 13, 1969 in Berlin, Germany and died on an unknown date.

255. Charles Sizemore was born on Sep. 21, 1966 in Wooster, OH and died on an unknown date.

256. David Sizemore was born on Feb. 1, 1970 in Wooster, OH and died on an unknown date.

Other events in the life of David Sizemore


Occupation Sheriff

257. Buddy Keith Sizemorewas born on Oct. 20, 1930 in Checotah, OK and died on an unknown date. He married
Unknown.

Children of Buddy Keith Sizemoreand Unknown


i. 278. David Russell Sizemore was born on Jul. 5, 1961 in Tulsa, OK and died on an unknown date.
Descendants of: Page 46 of 145
Thomas Brock

ii. 279. Kay Lynn Sizemorewas born on Oct. 18, 1962 in Tulsa, OK and died on an unknown date.
iii. 280. Mary Ann Sizemore was born on Sep. 25, 1964 in Tulsa, OK and died on an unknown date.

258. Joyce Sizemore was born on Jun. 19, 1933 and died on an unknown date.

18th Generation (Great(15)-grandchildren)


259. Sherwood T. Turner, Jr. was born on Sep. 6, 1938 in Denver, CO. He marriedMary Elaine Olsonon Oct. 8, 1958 in
Denver, Colorado, USA.Mary Elaine was born on Aug. 2, 1940.

Children of Sherwood T. Turner, Jr. and Mary Elaine Olson


i. 281. Kent Edward Turner was born on Jan. 6, 1967 in CO.
ii. 282. Richard Allan Turner was born on Jul. 16, 1964 in CO.
iii. 283. Ronald Keith Turnerwas born on Mar. 31, 1959 in Denver, Colorado, USA.
iv. 284. Gloria Jean Turner was born on Aug. 26, 1961.

260. David Roy Turnerwas born on Nov. 8, 1940 in Denver, CO. He marriedConstance Bartlett on Aug. 26, 1962 in Bird
City, Kansas. Constance, daughter of Wilbur Allen Bartlett and Edith Belle Banister, was born on Dec. 19, 1941 in St.
Francis, KS.

Other events in the life of David Roy Turner


Military Service Ft. Leonardwood, MO
U.S. Army Reserve
Graduation 1959
Religion Presbyterian
Graduation 1964 Greely, CO
graduated from Colorado State College, now University of Northern Colorado with BA in Business
Education
Graduation 1968 Ft. Collins, CO
graduated from Colorado State University with Masters of Educaton in School of Administration
Retired 2004 retired as school administrator
Census 2007 Greeley, CO
moved to Greeley, CO after living in Colorado Springs, CO for 17 years

Children of David Roy Turnerand Constance Bartlett


i. 285. Debra Beneth Turner was born on Aug. 19, 1963 in Greeley, CO.
ii. 286. Pamela Rachelle Turner was born on Feb. 22, 1967 in Wheat Ridge, CO.

261. Beverly Ann Turnerwas born on Oct. 11, 1935 in Denver, CO and died on Mar. 24, 1980. She marriedEugene R.
Schoenberg on Oct. 18, 1953. Eugene R. was born on Jun. 7, 1931 in Denver, CO and died on Nov. 1, 1997 in Wheat Ridge,
CO.

Other events in the life of Eugene R. Schoenberg


Burial Arvada Cemetery, Arvada, CO
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Children of Beverly Ann Turnerand Eugene R. Schoenberg


i. 287. Steven Dale Schoenberg was born on May 19, 1959.
ii. 288. Karen Kay Schoenberg was born on Jan. 24, 1962.
iii. 289. Robert Phillip Schoenbergwas born on Sep. 13, 1966.

262. Lloyd I. Taylorwas born on Jun. 22, 1943 in San Diego, CA and died STILL ALIVE.

Other events in the life of Lloyd I. Taylor


Occupation 1970 Los Angeles, CA
Certified Public accountant.
Occupation 1973 San Francisco, CA
Lawyer
Religion Atheist
Graduation 1961 Helix High School, La Mesa, CA
16th in class of 325.
Graduation 1965 San Diego State University
Bachelors of Science in Journalism, minor in Business Administration
Graduation 1968 UCLA University of California, Los Angeles
Master of Science in Business Administration: Accounting
Graduation 1973 Loyola University Law School, Los Angeles
Juris Doctor degree
Ran for public office 1977 San Francisco, CA
ran as a Libertarian Attorney/CPA for Board of Supervisors. Wanted to dramatically reduce city
governent. Did not win.

263. Sharon Kay Taylorwas born on Jul. 6, 1945 in San Diego, CA.

Other events in the life of Sharon Kay Taylor


Education 1968 San Diego State University, San Diego, Ca
Graduated with B.A in Journalism
Occupation San Diego, CA
Administrative assistant at San Diego Chamber of Commerce
Occupation 1976 Torrey Pines and Poway, CA
teacher at Torey Pines High School and Poway High school

264. Karen Aseniero was born on Oct. 26, 1949 in porbably Pennsylvania. She marriedMingo.

Other events in the life of Mingo


Occupation 2006 Living in Puerto Rico and working in St Croix

Children of Karen Aseniero and Mingo


i. 290. Michele was born in Alabama.
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265. Diane Louise Aseniero was born on Nov. 22, 1952 in probably Pennsylvania. She marriedJohn Strasser .

Children of Diane Louise Aseniero and John Strasser


i. 291. Joe Strasser was born in Cincinnati, Ohio.
ii. 292. Mike Strasser was born in Columbus, Ohio.
iii. 293. William Strasser was born in Columbus, Ohio.

266. Sara Kay Aseniero was born on Nov. 6, 1958 in probably Pennsylvania. She marriedScott Blackman.

Children of Sara Kay Aseniero and Scott Blackman


i. 294. Jason Blackman.
ii. 295. Amy Blackman.
iii. 296. India Blackman.

267. Beth Charlotte Aseniero was born in Philadelphia, PA. She marriedT. J. Fay.

Children of Beth Charlotte Aseniero and T. J. Fay


i. 297. Brian Fay.
ii. 298. Melissa Fay.
iii. 299. Heather Fay.

268. Pyers.

269. Pyers.

270. Charles Moore was born on May 8, 1965 and died on an unknown date.
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271. Grace Marie Moore was born on Oct. 1, 1969 in Wooster, OH and died on an unknown date. She marriedLove.

Children of Grace Marie Moore and Love


i. 300. Byron Anthony Lovewas born on Mar. 1, 1986 in Wooster, OH and died on an unknown date.

272. Barb Alice Large was born on Jan. 20, 1970 in Wooster, OH and died on an unknown date. She marriedManges.

Children of Barb Alice Large and Manges


i. 301. Brittany Dawn Manges was born on Sep. 22, 1996 and died on an unknown date.

273. Christopher Hackworth was born on Oct. 17, 1979 in Wooster, OH and died on an unknown date.

274. Carmen Hackworth was born on Mar. 16, 1981 in Wooseter, OH and died on an unknown date.

275. Shannon Deeds was born on Oct. 20, 1980 in Wooseter, OH and died on an unknown date.

276. Jamie was born on Oct. 26, 1982 in Wooster, OH and died on an unknown date.

277. Bernard Striedacher was born on Sep. 13, 1969 in Berlin, Germany and died on an unknown date. He married
Unknown.

Children of Bernard Striedacher and Unknown


i. 302. Sandro Nauendorf was born on Nov. 9, 1993 in Berlin, Germany and died on an unknown date.
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278. David Russell Sizemore was born on Jul. 5, 1961 in Tulsa, OK and died on an unknown date. He marriedUnknown.

Children of David Russell Sizemore and Unknown


i. 303. Sarah Ann Sizemore was born on Jan. 30, 1995 and died on an unknown date.

279. Kay Lynn Sizemore was born on Oct. 18, 1962 in Tulsa, OK and died on an unknown date.

280. Mary Ann Sizemore was born on Sep. 25, 1964 in Tulsa, OK and died on an unknown date.

19th Generation (Great(16)-grandchildren)


281. Kent Edward Turner was born on Jan. 6, 1967 in CO. He marriedUnknown.

Children of Kent Edward Turner and Unknown


i. 304. Kory Turner was born on Jun. 15, 1999.
ii. 305. Krisstopher Turner was born on Jun. 24, 1989.
iii. 306. Brooke Turner was born on Oct. 28, 1985.
iv. 307. Kyle Turner was born on Jun. 26, 1987.
v. 308. Kody Turner was born on May 13, 1997.

282. Richard Allan Turner was born on Jul. 16, 1964 in CO. He marriedShelly Myers on Jul. 18, 1996. Shelly was born in
CO.

Children of Richard Allan Turner and Shelly Myers


i. 309. Bryan Turner was born on Oct. 25, 1994.
ii. 310. Aaron Turner was born on Oct. 24, 1998.
iii. 311. Kylie Turner was born on Jan. 30, 2001.
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283. Ronald Keith Turnerwas born on Mar. 31, 1959 in Denver, Colorado, USA. He marriedRhonda Lee on Nov. 6, 1976.

Children of Ronald Keith Turnerand Rhonda Lee


i. 312. Christina Turner was born on Apr. 21, 1977.
ii. 313. Lori Turner was born on Dec. 27, 1978.
iii. 314. Brittany Turner was born on Apr. 9, 1987.
iv. 315. Stacey Turner was born in 11 Sep 1989.

284. Gloria Jean Turner was born on Aug. 26, 1961. She married Gil Madrid on Nov. 24, 1984.

Children of Gloria Jean Turner and Gil Madrid


i. 316. Annette Madrid was born on Jan. 18, 1982.
ii. 317. Brenda Madrid was born on Jan. 18, 1982.
iii. 318. Mary Madrid was born on May 25, 1985.
iv. 319. Tenisha Madrid was born on Aug. 15, 1991.
v. 320. Adam Madrid was born on Mar. 8, 1999.
vi. 321. Lauren Madrid was born on Feb. 26, 2003.
vii. 322. Maria Madrid was born on Jul. 9, 1990.

285. Debra Beneth Turner was born on Aug. 19, 1963 in Greeley, CO. She marriedKent Knudsen on Sep. 1, 1988.

Other events in the life of Debra Beneth Turner


Marriage Sep 1 1988 married Kent Knudsen

Other events in the life of Kent Knudsen


Marriage Sep 1 1988 married Debra Turner

Children of Debra Beneth Turner and Kent Knudsen


i. 323. Fisher M. Knudsenwas born on Oct. 4, 1996.
ii. 324. Olivia K. Knudsenwas born on May 1, 1999.
iii. 325. Ivy E. Knudsenwas born on Jun. 13, 2001.

286. Pamela Rachelle Turner was born on Feb. 22, 1967 in Wheat Ridge, CO. She marriedBrent Bettolo on Jun. 27, 1987.

Other events in the life of Pamela Rachelle Turner


Divorce 2004 Divorce from Bettolo

Other events in the relationship of Pamela Rachelle Turner and Brent Bettolo
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Divorce

Children of Pamela Rachelle Turner and Brent Bettolo


i. 326. Devon Bettolowas born on Mar. 2, 1992.
ii. 327. Tyler Bettolo was born on Jun. 16, 1996.

287. Steven Dale Schoenberg was born on May 19, 1959. He married Sue JoAnn.

Children of Steven Dale Schoenberg and Sue JoAnn


i. 328. Michael Schoenberg.
ii. 329. Alisha Schoenberg.

288. Karen Kay Schoenberg was born on Jan. 24, 1962. She married Daniel Scott Douglas.

Children of Karen Kay Schoenberg and Daniel Scott Douglas


i. 330. Derek Douglas was born on Feb. 6, 1989.
ii. 331. Andrew Douglas was born on Mar. 22, 1991.

289. Robert Phillip Schoenbergwas born on Sep. 13, 1966. He married Unknown.

Children of Robert Phillip Schoenbergand Unknown


i. 332. Mogan Ann Schoenberg.

290. Michele was born in Alabama.

291. Joe Strasser was born in Cincinnati, Ohio.


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292. Mike Strasser was born in Columbus, Ohio.

293. William Strasser was born in Columbus, Ohio.

294. Jason Blackman.

295. Amy Blackman.

296. India Blackman.

297. Brian Fay.

298. Melissa Fay.

299. Heather Fay.


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300. Byron Anthony Lovewas born on Mar. 1, 1986 in Wooster, OH and died on an unknown date.

301. Brittany Dawn Manges was born on Sep. 22, 1996 and died on an unknown date.

302. Sandro Nauendorf was born on Nov. 9, 1993 in Berlin, Germany and died on an unknown date.

303. Sarah Ann Sizemore was born on Jan. 30, 1995 and died on an unknown date.

20th Generation (Great(17)-grandchildren)


304. Kory Turner was born on Jun. 15, 1999.

305. Krisstopher Turner was born on Jun. 24, 1989.

306. Brooke Turner was born on Oct. 28, 1985.

307. Kyle Turner was born on Jun. 26, 1987.


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308. Kody Turner was born on May 13, 1997.

309. Bryan Turner was born on Oct. 25, 1994.

310. Aaron Turner was born on Oct. 24, 1998.

311. Kylie Turner was born on Jan. 30, 2001.

312. Christina Turner was born on Apr. 21, 1977.

313. Lori Turner was born on Dec. 27, 1978.

314. Brittany Turner was born on Apr. 9, 1987.

315. Stacey Turner was born in 11 Sep 1989.


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316. Annette Madrid was born on Jan. 18, 1982.

317. Brenda Madrid was born on Jan. 18, 1982.

318. Mary Madrid was born on May 25, 1985.

319. Tenisha Madrid was born on Aug. 15, 1991.

Other events in the life of Tenisha Madrid


Adoption Adopted by Gloria and Gil

320. Adam Madrid was born on Mar. 8, 1999.

Other events in the life of Adam Madrid


Adoption Adopted by Gloria and Gil

321. Lauren Madrid was born on Feb. 26, 2003.

Other events in the life of Lauren Madrid


Adoption Adopted by Gloria and Gil

322. Maria Madrid was born on Jul. 9, 1990.


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Other events in the life of Maria Madrid


Adoption Adopted by Gloria and Gil

323. Fisher M. Knudsenwas born on Oct. 4, 1996.

324. Olivia K. Knudsenwas born on May 1, 1999.

325. Ivy E. Knudsenwas born on Jun. 13, 2001.

326. Devon Bettolowas born on Mar. 2, 1992.

327. Tyler Bettolo was born on Jun. 16, 1996.

328. Michael Schoenberg.

329. Alisha Schoenberg.

330. Derek Douglas was born on Feb. 6, 1989.


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331. Andrew Douglas was born on Mar. 22, 1991.

332. Mogan Ann Schoenberg.

Notes
Notes on Thomas Brock
Children
John BROCK b: ABT 1474 in prob Stradbroke, Suffolk, England
Johane BROCK b: ABT 1476
Agawce [?] BROCK b: ABT 1478
[prob] Elianore BROCK b: ABT 1480

Notes on John Brock


Children
Robert Brocke b: ABT 1500 in Stradbroke, Suffolk, England
Elianor Brocke b: ABT 1503 in Stradbroke, Suffolk, England
John Brocke b: ABT 1506 in Stradbrooke, Suffolk, England
Letyce Brocke b: ABT 1509 in Stradbrooke, Suffolk, England
Johane Brocke b: ABT 1512 in Stradbrooke, Suffolk, England

1 John Brocke b: ABT 1464 d: 1529


+ Alice Brocke b: ABT 1478
2 Robert Brocke b: ABT 1500 d: ABT 1558
+ Johane Brocke d: ABT 1589
3 Thomas Brock b: ABT 1532 d: 23 Mar 1588
3 John Brock b: ABT 1535
3 Lettis Brocke b: ABT 1538 d: 1587
+ Richard Aldous b: 4 Oct 1533 d: 9 Sep 1612
4 James Aldus c: 30 Jul 1567 d: 1624
+ Elizabeth Barber b: 1570 c: 9 Apr 1570 d: 6 Dec 1626
5 Mary Aldous c: 8 Dec 1595
5 Savina Aldus c: 24 Oct 1602 d: AFT 1647
5 Grace Aldous b: ABT 1598 d: 19 Jul 1647
5 Ann Aldus b: ABT 1600 d: Jan 1641
5 Sibilla Aldous b: 5 Jun 1605 c: 5 Jun 1605 d: ABT 1647
5 Elizabeth Aldous b: ABT 1594 c: 6 Jan 1594 d: 1652
+ Henry Brock b: ABT 1596 c: 24 Aug 1573 d: 22 Apr 1646
6 John Brock b: ABT 1620 c: 11 Aug 1620 d: 18 Jun 1688
6 Mary Brock b: ABT 1622 c: 23 Apr 1622 d: 1 Aug 1640
+ Henry Phillips b: 3 Feb 1614 d: 3 Feb 1683
6 Anne Brock b: ABT 1624/1630 c: 25 May 1656 d: 22 Dec 1712
+ James Fales b: ABT 1632 d: 10 Jul 1708
7 James Fales b: 4 Jul 1656 c: 6 Jul 1656 d: 5 Mar 1741
+ Deborah Fisher b: 24 Feb 1661 c: 24 Feb 1661 d: 3 Mar 1740/1741
8 James Fales b: 13 Aug 1680 d: 19 Jan 1770
+ James Fales b: ABT 1790
9 Mary Fales b: 23 Dec 1713
+ Ebenezer Fales b: 28 May 1712 d: 22 Apr
10 Ebenezer Fales b: 21 Feb 1734
+ Mary Clap b: 27 Feb 1733/1734
10 Mary Fales b: 21 Feb 1735
10 Benjamin Fales b: 7 Jul 1738
+ Rachel Bassett b: 1 Jun 1739
10 Sarah Fales b: 9 Feb 1740
10 James Fales b: 22 Mar 1742 d: 22 Jul 1759
10 Deborah Fales b: 23 Mar 1743
10 Eliphalet Fales b: 20 May 1746 d: 20 May 1805
+ Sarah Hart b: 1752 d: 30 Sep 1808
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10 Solomon Fales b: 24 Sep 1748 d: 25 Sep 1748


9 James Fales b: 23 Oct 1715
9 Eliphalet Fales b: 17 Dec 1717
8 Samuel Fales b: 23 Dec 1683 d: 1733
+ Abigail Elderkin b: 20 Apr 1688
8 Stephen Fales b: 1685 d: 9 Feb 1770
+ Anna Fales b: 1691 d: 18 Mar 1752
8 Timothy Fales b: 10 Aug 1690 d: 30 Apr 1777
+ Elizabeth Gardner b: 20 Feb 1715/1716 d: 21 Aug 1767
+ Alethea Paine b: 28 Aug 1697 d: 19 Sep 1747
8 Nehemiah Fales b: ABT 1685/1692 d: Mar 1776
+ Mary Carew b: 1697 d: 1735
8 Deborah Fales b: ABT 1694/1704
+ Matthew Barnard b: 17 Jan 1694
8 Nathanial Fales b: 1696 d: 29 Sep 1737
+ Elizabeth Atwood b: 19 May 1700
8 David Fales b: 1702 d: 23 Jan 1793
+ Sarah Metcalf b: 1 Dec 1703 d: 7 Oct 1744
7 John Fales b: 5 Oct 1658 d: 7 Jun 1735
+ Abigail Hawes b: 2 Aug 1662 d: 16 Oct 1732
7 Mary Fales b: 3 Aug 1664
7 Peter Fales b: 17 Jul 1668 d: 10 Aug 1725
+ Abigail Robbins b: ABT 1669
7 Hannah Fales b: 16 Jan/Nov 1672 d: 20 Apr 1711
+ Thomas Bacon b: 23 Aug 1667 d: 10 Apr 1749
7 Martha Fales b: 29 Oct 1675 d: 27 Oct 1737
+ Jospeh Tower Cowell b: 29 Dec 1673 d: 11 Mar 1761
7 Rachel Fales b: 19 Apr/Jun 1680 d: 28 Jun 1749
+ John Wilkinson b: 25 Jan 1677/1678 d: 24 Jan 1724/1725
7 Ebenezer Fales b: 1 Mar 1681 d: 19 Jul 1755
+ Sarah Onion b: ABT 1690 d: 14 Jul 1755
8 Ebenezer Fales b: 28 May 1712 d: 22 Apr
+ Mary Fales b: 23 Dec 1713
9 Ebenezer Fales b: 21 Feb 1734
+ Mary Clap b: 27 Feb 1733/1734
9 Mary Fales b: 21 Feb 1735
9 Benjamin Fales b: 7 Jul 1738
+ Rachel Bassett b: 1 Jun 1739
10 Abigail Fales b: 6 May 1762 d: 1826
+ Joel Farnsworth b: 28 May 1759 d: 1843
10 Benjamin Fales b: Jan 1764
+ Hannah Gates b: ABT 1763 d: ABT 1840
10 Sarah Fales b: ABT 1765
+ Jacob Baker b: ABT 1767
10 Rachel Fales b: 11 Apr 1766
+ James Gates b: 20 Jan 1759 d: 1838
+ James Gates b: 20 Jan 1759 d: 1838
10 Jeremiah Fales b: 2 Aug 1769
10 Betsey Fales b: ABT 1770
10 Daniel Fales b: ABT 1771
+ Elizabeth Larlie b: ABT 1772
10 Ebenezer Fales b: ABT 1772
+ Hannah Brown b: ABT 1784
10 Mary Fales b: ABT 1774
+ George Stronach b: ABT 1767 d: Mar 1847
10 Elizabeth Fales b: ABT 1778 d: ABT 1850
+ John Gates b: ABT 1785 d: ABT 1835
9 Sarah Fales b: 9 Feb 1740
9 James Fales b: 22 Mar 1742 d: 22 Jul 1759
9 Deborah Fales b: 23 Mar 1743
9 Eliphalet Fales b: 20 May 1746 d: 20 May 1805
+ Sarah Hart b: 1752 d: 30 Sep 1808
9 Solomon Fales b: 24 Sep 1748 d: 25 Sep 1748
8 Benjamin Fales b: 1 Jul 1714 d: 22 Apr 1731
8 Jonathan Fales b: 18 Jun 1717 d: Feb 1780
8 James Fales b: 5 Jun 1720 d: 20 May 1793
+ Sarah Wetherel b: ABT 1716
8 Sarah Fales b: 6 Apr 1723 d: 24 Feb 1794
+ Jonas Humphreys b: 27 Jun 1724
+ Deborah Fales b: ABT 1685
6 Elizabeth Brock b: 1620 c: 25 Sep 1625
+ Robert Gowing b: 1618 d: 7 Jun 1698
6 Child Brock b: ABT 1621/1630
4 Samuel Aldus c: 2 Oct 1563 d: 30 May 1632
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4 Johane Aldus c: 12 Apr 1565


4 John Aldous c: 26 Mar 1569
+ Mary Aldous b: ABT 1575 d: 24 Sep 1598
4 Thomas Aldous c: 9 Sep 1571 d: 1593
4 William Aldous c: 28 Nov 1573
+ Mary Stork b: 1583
4 Richard Aldous c: 31 Jan 1575 d: ABT 1661
4 Mathias Aldus c: 25 Feb 1576/1577
4 Elizabeth Aldous c: 4 Dec 1579
4 Mary Aldous b: 5 Feb 1581 c: 26 Jan 1580/1581
4 Anne Aldous c: 8 Jun 1584
3 Roger Broke b: 1540 c: 1 May 1540 d: 3 May 1589
3 William Broke b: 1544 c: 25 Aug 1544 d: 1608
3 Nicholas Brock b: ABT 1546 c: 19 Sep 1546
3 Ann Broke b: 1548 c: 25 Dec 1548
2 Elianor Brocke b: ABT 1503
2 John Brocke b: ABT 1506
2 Letyce Brocke b: ABT 1509
2 Johane Brocke b: ABT 1512

Notes on Robert Brock


Children
Thomas Brock b: ABT 1532 in Stradbrooke, Suffolk, England
John Brock b: ABT 1535 in Stradbrooke, Suffolk, England
Lettis Brocke b: ABT 1538 in Of, Stradbroke, Suffolk, England
Roger Broke b: 1540 in Stradbroke, Suffolk, England c: 1 May 1540 in Stradbroke, Suffolk, England
William Broke b: 1544 in Stradbroke, Suffolk, England c: 25 Aug 1544 in , Stradbroke, Suffolk, England
Nicholas Brock b: ABT 1546 in Stradbrooke, Suffolk, England c: 19 Sep 1546 in Stradbrooke, Suffolk, England
Ann Broke b: 1548 in Stradbroke, Suffolk, England c: 25 Dec 1548 in , Stradbroke, Suffolk, England

Notes on Thomas Brock


Death: 23 MAR 1588

Marriage 1 ANNE CUNNOLD


Married: 18 JUN 1558
Note: AT STRADBROKE, SUFFOLK, ENGLAND
Children
THOMAS BROCK b: 5 JUL 1562
JOHN BROCK b: 24 AUG 1566
NICHOLAS BROCK b: 23 FEB 1567
ROBERT BROCK b: 14 FEB 1570
LETITIA BROCK b: 16 OCT 1575
SIMON BROCK b: 3 NOV 1577

Notes on John Brock


Children
SIMON BROCK b: 26 DEC 1597
HENRY BROCK b: 20 FEB 1603

Notes on Henry Brock


HENRY BROCKE IS MOST LIKELY HENRY SON OF JOHN BORN 1603 MAYBE HE IS HENRY SON OF ROBERT - Christening: 24 Aug 1573
Stradbrook, Suffolk, England ?

Father: JOHN BROCK b: 24 AUG 1566


Mother:

Marriage 1 ELIZABETH ALDOUS b: 1593


Children
REV. JOHN BROCK b: 1620
MARY BROCK b: 23 APR 1622
ELIZABETH BROCK b: 25 SEP 1625
ANN BROCK b: 16 APR 1637

Notes on John Brock


BORN- STRADBROOKE, SUFFOLK, ENGLAND. DIED-READING, MA. MARRIED SARAH SYMMES

IN AMERICAN BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL DICTIONARY - WILLIAM ALLEN -1809 WRITES:-


"HE WAS BORN IN ENGLAND 1620, AND WAS DISTINGUISHED FOR EARLY PIETY. HECAME TO THIS COUNTRY ABOUT THE YEAR 1637. HE WAS
GRADUATED AT HARVARD COLLEGE IN 1646, AND AFTER RESIDING THERE TWO YEARS LONGER, ENGAGED IN PREACHING THE GOSPEL, FIRS
AT ROWLEY, AND THEN AT THE ISLE OF SHOALS. HECONTINUED AT THIS LAST PLACE TILL 1662, WHEN HE REMOVED TO READING,AS
SUCCESSOR OF THE REVEREND MR. HOUGH, THOUGH HE WAS NOT ORDAINED BEFORE NOV. 18, 1668. HERE HE MINISTERED IN HOLY THINGS
TILL HIS DEATH JUNE 18, 1688 IN THE SIXTY EIGHTH YEAR OF HIS AGE." "IT WAS SAID OF HIM BY THE CELEBRATED MR. MITCHEL."HE DWELLS
NEAR HEAVEN, AS ANY MAN UPON EARTH". "THE PRAYERS OF MR. BROCK CAUSED MR. JOHN ALLEN OF DEDHAM TO SAY O F HIM,"I SCARCE
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EVER KNEW ANY MAN SO FAMILIAR WITH THE GREAT GOD, AS HIS DEARSERVANT BROCK

He has a land patent before 24 Nov 1637 in Charles River Co[family Tree Maker 2006.GED]

Notes on William Brock


William's & wife's
List of Descendants

(1) Joseph Brock


b: 1675 VA
m: MARY CLAYTON, Bef 1700, in VA
b: Abt 1680 VA

(2) Reuben Brock


b: 1680 VA
m: #1=CHRISTIAN PLACE, in Abt 1720, in NC
b: Abt 1700 Cherokee Nation, NC
m: #2=name unknown, a Cherokee

Reuben's children by Christian (Place) Brock:

(1) Reuben Brock


b: 1720 VA

(2) Aaron Brock ...Chief Red Bird?


b: 08 Dec 1721 VA
d: 1820 Clay Co, KY
m: #1=Susan Caroline LNU, a Cherokee, in Abt 1746, in VA
b: Abt 1725 Cherokee Nation, NC
m: #2=Rhoda Sizemore, in Abt 1800, in TN
daughter of George &Agnes(Shepherd-Cornett) Sizemore
b: 1788
~~~~~Some researchers firmly believe, whereby others firmly disagree,
that this Aaron Brock is Aaron Cutsawah "Chief Red Bird" Brock,
for whom the Red Bird River, of Clay Co, KY, is named.
~~~~~Rhoda's 2nd husband was Joseph Wilder, with whom she had several children.
Some of them "went by" Sizemore, some by Wilder. An Aaron/Susan descendant,
Gayla Brookman,
has requested that you visit a webpage having transcripts of
THE TREATIES OF TELLICO - OCTOBER 1805
on which Chief Red Bird signed his name as
"Tochuwor" not "Cutsawah"
To visit that webpage,
CLICK HERE
(clicking on will open a separate browser window)

Clickon Aaron for his List(s) of Descendants.


(3) George Brock
b: Abt 1725 VA

(4) David Brock

(5) Lloyd Brock

(6) Christina Brock

Reuben's child by his 2nd wife (name unknown):

(1) Isaac Brock


b: 1744 NC

(3) George Brock


b: Abt 1690 VA
d: 1752 Albemarle Co, VA
m: KATHERINE NAPIER
daughter of Robert &Mary(Perrin) Napier
paternal grandparents: Patrick &Elizabeth(Booth) Napier
maternal grandparents: Richard &Katherine(Royall) Perrin
b: 12 Oct 1700 New Kent Co, VA
d: Bef 1751 Albemarle Co, VA
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Notes on Aaron "Chief Red Bird" Sizemore


ARON "CHIEF RED BIRD" BROCK (The subject of this report) was born on 21 August 1721 in Cherokee Nation,
North Carolina. Aaron became generally known as "Chief Red Bird". Chief Red Bird died in 1820, aged about 98, in
Overhills, Great Tellico, TN.
(Aaron married three times. He was married to (Kidnapped white woman) Unknown85, Susanna Christian Phiber86 and
Rhoda Sizemore87.)
Notes:
‡
He is a half blooded Cherokee Indian married to a full blooded Cherokee Indian. Brock is another name for badger.
Brock is a common English name, originally a dweller on the recently cleared and enclosed land. Or Dweller near the
stream or swampland or dweller at the side of the Brook. Badger or young stag resident near the Brock River in
Lancashire , or a stinking dirty fellow. Brock is sometimes an abbreviation of BEN RABBI KALMAN.
Aaron "Red Bird" Brock was associated with the descendants of Tai Tsuska (Double Head) and related persons who
were massacred at Ywahoo Falls (Doublehead was dead in a tavern brawl before this and Aaron Redbird Brock was a
leader of this group).

‡
From: "Sue Ann Morrow" <Kygal@tampabay.rr.com>
Subject: [Jesse Brock] Aaron Brock sources
Date: Sat, 9 Aug 2003 17:38:53 -0400

Joyce here is all I have on Aaron Brock with the sources but I don't know that I believe all this:
Kentucky Genealogist July - September 1962 Vol 4 #3 page 120

Aaron Brock Born ca 1721, lived in Cumberland County, Virginia, 1751 son Jesse Settled 1799 in Knox County,
Kentucky (later Harlan County Kentucky). Edward Callahan born 1743 removed 1800 with wife Mahala Brock from
Russell County, Virginia to Clay County, Kentucky.

He is a half blooded Cherokee Indian married to a full blooded Cherokee Indian. Brock is another name for badger.
Brock is a common English name, originally a dweller on the recently cleared and enclosed land. Or Dweller near the
stream or swamp land or dweller at the side of the Brook. Bader or young stag resident near the Brock River in
Lancashire, or a stinking dirty fellow. Brock is sometimes an abbreviation of BEN RABBI KALMAN.From: "B Windel"
<bwindel@junct.com>

Dr. John J. Dickey Diary, Fleming County, Ky. Recorded in the 1870's and

beyond. Reprinted in Kentucky Explorer, Volume 11, No March, 1997, p.

107. By permission. Clay County.


RED BIRD ~ The Indian chief for whom Red Bird Creek in Clay County was named was probably a Cherokee from
Tennessee or North Carolina. Like others of his race, he was a great hunter and allured by the game in this remote
region he finally took up his residence on the creek that bears his name at the mouth of Jack's Creek in this county. He
came to his death by the avarice of the "pale face." There lived with him a crippled Indian named Willie. This man

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Aaron "Chief Red Bird" Brock Direct Relations

dressed the skins which Red Bird brought to their wigwam and looked after the culinary department of their house.
Some hunters from North Carolina, greedy and unscrupulous, came to the wigwam and murdered Willie. They then
secreted themselves and awaited the return of the brave chief who had long before buried his tomahawk and for years
had been living in peace with the white man, and as he approached his crude castle the bullet of an assassin laid him
in the dust. They threw his body into a hole of water nearby which is still!
called "Willie's Hole," and from which John Gilbert and others took him and buried him. One tradition is that he was
sitting on the bank of a creek fishing when he was shot and that he fell into the creek.

NOTE: It was Jake, not Jack, according to Jake's descendant.

He was also known as Cutsawah Brock Cherokee name for Red Bird. He signed a treaty with Dillon Asher at Harlan
Co., KY. He lived before 1799 at Clay Co., KY; according to a historical marker which reads, Chief Red Bird - Was a
legendary Cherokee Indian for whom this fork of the Kentucky River is named. He and another Indian, Jack, whose
name was given the creek to the south, were friendly with early settlers and permitted them to hunt in the area.
Allegedly they were killed in battle protecting their furs, and the bodies thrown into the river here. The ledges bear
markings attributed to Red Bird.

1966, Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways #908. He immigrated before 1815 to Red Bird,
Harlan Co., KY; The first Aaron, Reuben's son, married an Indian named Susan, who was from the Cherokee Nation in
the Carolinas, and when son Jesse (Revolutionary soldier) was granted land, Aaron and Susan moved with him from
South Carolina to Kentucky; Aaron and Susan lived in a sycamore tree in what is now known as Red Bird, Kentucky,
which is supposedly named after Aaron.

Children of Aaron Brock "Chief Red Bird" and Susan (Cherokee) __ Brock were as follows:

i. Aaron Brock; b. 1748 at VA; m. Elizabeth Noe 5 Aug 1866 at Harlan Co., KY.
4. ii. Mahala Susannah Brock, b. 1749 at Cumberland Co., VA; m. Edward "Ned" Callahan.
5. iii. Jesse Brock, b. 8 Dec 1751 at Cumberland Co., VA; m. Rebecca Howard.
iv. George Brock; b. circa 1753 at Shenandoah Co., VA; m. Julia Ann Bruner 28 May 1824; d. Jan 1839 at
Washington Co., IN.
6. v. Reuben Brock (relationship unproven), b. 1754 at Orange Co., NC; d. Anderson Co., SC; served in Revolution
beg 1776 from Orange Co., NC; m. Elizabeth Camp; see Pension Application at
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kathyskousins/militarypark/page2.html.
7. vi. Mary "Polly" Brock, b. 28 Oct 1757 at VA; m. Ephraim Washington Osborn.
8. vii. James Brock, b. between 1759 and 1760 at NC; m. Mildred Crane Bond.
Children of Aaron Brock "Chief Red Bird" and Rhoda Sizemore are said to be as follows:

i. John Sizemore; b. 1801 at TN.


ii. Russell "Ruck" Sizemore; b. 1803 at TN; d. 1882 at Leslie Co., KY.
iii. Harmon Sizemore; b. 1813.
By family tradition, when Aaron and Susannah first came to Kentucky, they lived in a big sycamore tree in what is now
Wallins Creek, Harlan Co.

About 1798 (1806?), Aaron "Chief Red Bird" signed a treaty with Dillon Asher (1777-1844). They were probably
distant cousins. Asher's nephew Dillon Asher (1797-1853) married Henrietta Bolling/Bowling, daughter of John E.
Bolling and Susan Sizemore (sister of Aaron Brock's 2nd wife Rhoda Sizemore, daughters of George "All" Sizemore
and wife Agnes Shepherd Cornett).

Aaron "Chief Red Bird" 's daughter Mahala Brock who md. Edward Callahan had two daughters marry Cornetts ~
Zelphia to Roger Cornett b. 1786, and Charlotte Callahan to Robert Cornett b. 1780, son of Nathaniel Cornett. There
were numerous other Brock-Cornett-Bolling marriages but I haven't tied them all back to an original ancestor.

I'd like to have copy of the treaty Aaron signed with Dillon Asher! He kept the first tollgate on the Cumberland Pass, at
Pineville, KY.

Historical markers designating Asher's cabin are missing, but the cabin still stands:

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http://victorian.fortunecity.com/rothko/420/aniyuntikwalaski/cnwest.html
Aaron Brock resided at Red Bird River bef 1799, according to a Kentucky historical marker in Clay Co.Chief Red
Bird, who lived to be 99, would have been 89 years old when and if he was the Redbird who defended the children of
his tribe ~ it has been suggested that the Redbird in the following story was a War Woman, or The Bowles (Duwa'li, or
Chief Bowles), born in North Carolina about 1756, an auburn haired, blue eyed, half-blood Scotch Cherokee ~ who

moved into the St. Francis river valley in Missouri in the early part of 1810 after the Scot party massacre in 1794 ~
returned for a visit. He later moved his people from MO to northwestern AR, and finally to Texas
from Robin Penner
Birth: Dec 8, 1721, Cumberland Co, VA
Death: 1820, Clay Co, KY
Immigrant: 1798, Red Bird, Harlen Co, KY
half Cherokee; married to full blooded Cherokee
probably living with son Jesse in 1810 according to census in Knox Co.
a Cherokee Chief (Red Bird), according to:
Sue Reed
6071 McCoy Road
Oxford, Ohio. 45056
Cutsawa Brock
Historical Markers of Clay Co KY
Chief Red Bird - Was a legendary Cherokee Indian for whom this fork of the Kentucky River is named. He and another

Indian, Jack, whose name was given the creek to the south, were friendly with early settlers and permitted them to hunt

in the area.
Allegedly they were killed in battle protecting their furs, and the bodies thrown into the river here. The ledges bear
markings attributed to Red Bird.

Dr. John J. Dickey Diary, Fleming County, Ky. Recorded in the 1870's and

beyond. Reprinted in Kentucky Explorer, Volume 11, No March, 1997, p.

107. By permission. Clay County.


RED BIRD
The Indian chief for whom Red Bird Creek in Clay County was named was
probably a Cherokee from Tennessee or North Carolina. Like others of his
race, he was a great hunter and allured by the game in this remote region
he finally took up his residence on the creek that bears his name at the
mouth of Jack's Creek in this county. He came to his death by the avarice
of the "pale face." There lived with him a crippled Indian named Willie.
This man dressed the skins which Red Bird brought to their wigwam and
looked after the culinary department of their house. Some hunters from
North Carolina, greedy and unscrupulous, came to the wigwam and murdered
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Willie. They then secreted themselves and awaited the return of the brave
chief who had long before buried his tomahawk and for years had been
living in peace with the white man, and as he approached his crude castle
the bullet of an assassin laid him in the dust. They threw his body into
a hole of water nearaby which is still called "Willie's Hole," and from
which John Gilbert and others took him and buried him. One tradition is
that he was sitting on the bank of a creek fishing when he was shot and
that he fell into the creek.
Research: He lived in Cumberland County, Virginia, and his son Jesse settled in Knox, (later Harlan) county,
Kentucky in about 1799. [1]
Aaron came to Knox,(noe Harlan), county around 1798. [1]
The first Aaron, Reuben's son, married an Indian named Susan, who was from the Cherokee Nation in the Carolinas,

and when son Jesse (Revolutionary soldier) was granted land, Aaron and Susan moved with him from South Carolina
to Kentucky; Aaron and Susan lived in a sycamore tree in what is now known as Red Bird, Kentucky, which is
supposedly named after Aaron.

from rtw1867@earthlink.net Adrianne Elsey Whiton:


If Aaron Sr was aka Chief Red Bird - Cutsawah, the Sizemores claim that he was the chief of the White Mountain

Laurel band consisting (for about a 10 year oeriod) of about 2,000 Indians most of whom had the last name of
Sizemore. No one believes that he married Rhoda Sizemore, just had children with her.
Red Bird was a Northern Chickamauga (traditional Cherokee) Thunderbolt (Lightning people of the Cumberland

plateau) Cherokee war chief who signed a peace treaty with Dillon Asher.
Red Bird's uncle was probably Doublehead, a feared raider of white settlers who was executed by the famous cherokee

leader Major Ridge who (after signing the treaty which gave all of the Cherokee lands to the whites), was himself
executed after being removed to Indian Territory (Oklahoma).
After the massacure at Yawhoo Falls in 1810 led by Franklinite "Big Tooth" Gregory, in which the Indian lookouts

were overrun, and scalped and 110 women and children that were hiding in the room below the falls were slaughtered

-unborn babies cut out of their mothers and dismembered - females who were not killed in battle were then raped
before they were killed by the Indian Fighters.
Arriving late, Red Bird and his cousin War Woman Cornblossom (daughter of Chief Doublehead) fell upon the
remaining Indian Fighters and killed them.

After this, some of the Northern Cherokee removed to Northern Arkansas (later again removed to Oklahoma), while
others began to comform to the white man's ways and hide out in the mountains among the white settlers. After
Congress passed a few more acts, the Cherokee were forcably hunted and removed to Oklahoma with a few escaping
removal by hiding out in the mountains, caves, etc.

The treaty did not save Red Bird, for he and his friend Jack were murdered by white hunters and their bodies thrown
into Jack's Creek just off the Red Bird River.

1966 Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways # 908.

according to a Historical marker which reads, Chief Red Bird - Was a legendary Cherokee Indian for whom this fork
of the Kentucky River is named. He and another Indian, Jack, whose name was given the creek to the south, were
friendly with early settlers and permitted them to hunt in the area. Allegedly they were killed in battle protecting their
furs, and the bodies thrown into thr river here. The ledges bear markings attributedto Red Bird.

Kentucky Genealogist, Vol 4 (3), page 120, 1962.

9. On Friday, August 10th 1810, the Great Cherokee Children Massacre took place at Ywahoo Falls in southeast
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Kentucky ...... the Cherokee village leaders of the Cumberland Plateau territory from Knoxville Tennessee to the
Cumberland River in Kentucky were led by the northern provisional Thunderbolt District Chief, Beloved Woman/War
Woman "Cornblossom", the highly honored daughter of the famous Thunderbolt War Chief Doublehead. Several
months before this date, Beloved Woman/War Woman Cornblossom, was preparing the people in all the Cherokee
villages of southeast Kentucky and northern Tennessee to bring all their children to the sacred Ywahoo Falls area of
refuge and safety.

Once all the Cherokee children were gathered, they were to make a journey to Reverend Gideon Blackburns'
Presbyterian Indian School at Sequatchie Valley outside of Chattanooga Tennessee in order to save the children of the
Cherokee Nation remaining in Kentucky and northern Tennessee on the Cumberland Plateau.

This area of Sequatchie Valley was very near to Lookout Mountain at Chattanooga, the once long held Chickamauga
National capital of the Thunderbolts. Near Lookout Mountain, just on the other side in northeast Alabama, was the
rendezvous point for the Chickamaugan Cherokees and their allies the Creek Nation. For by this time, many Creek and
Chickamaugan Thunderbolt Cherokee were defending the rest of the Indian Nations there as well. The arrangements to
save the Cherokee children through Gideon Blackburns' white protection Christian Indian Schools, had been made
earlier by Cornblossoms father War Chief Doublehead, who had also several years earlier been assassinated by
non-traditionalist of the southern Cherokee Nation of the Carolinas and far eastern Tennessee.

A huge gathering area underneath Ywahoo Falls itself was to be the central meeting place for these women and
children to gather and wait. Then all the children of all ages would go as one group southward to the school to safety
from the many Indian fighters gathering in the neighboring counties of Wayne and Pulaski in Kentucky. These Indian
fighters were led by an old Franklinite militiaman from Tennessee named Hiram "Big Tooth" Gregory who came from
Sullivan County Tennessee at the settlement of Franklin and had fought many Franklinite campaigns under John
Sevier to eliminate all the traditional Thunderbolt Cherokees totally and without mercy. Big Tooth Gregory,
sanctioned by the United States government, War Department, and Governor of the territory, carried on the ill famous
Indian hating battle cry of John Seveir that "nits make lice". Orders were understood by these Cherokee haters that
nits (baby lice) would grow up to be adults and especially targeted in all the campa!
igns of John Seveir Franklinites were the Cherokees women, pregnant women, and children of all ages. John Seveir,
Big Tooth Gregory, and all the rest of the Franklinites philosophy was that if they could destroy the children of the
Cherokee, there would be no Cherokees and no Cherokee Nation to contend with in their expansion of white
settlements, the white churches, and the claiming of territory for the United States. Orders were issued to the
Franklinites to split open the belly of any pregnant Cherokee woman, remove the baby inside her, and slice it as well.
To the Franklinites, the Cherokee baby inside the mother was the nit that would eventually make lice.

In all the earlier campaigns of the Franklintes in the late 1700s, the blood and screams of the Cherokee children were
constantly heard throughout the Cumberland Plateau territory from todays' Knoxville Tennessee to the Cumberland
River in southeast Kentucky to all their adjoining territories. From as far in Kentucky as present day London/Corbin
and the lands within the present Daniel Boone National Forest the cries could be heard. The Lands from London to
Cumberland Falls were ruled by many war leaders, among them was a great warrior and friend to Cornblossom, War
Chief Aaron "Red Bird" Brock called Chief Cutsuwah, descendent of the Great War Woman Cutsuwah that fell during
the French and Indian War at Burnside Kentucky.Aaron "Red Bird " Brock was also a close relative to Cornblossom,
War Chief Peter Troxell and their descendants. The cries of Red Birds women and children echoed many times in this
genocide campaign of the Franklinites to rid the area of powerful Cherokee le!
aders. The blood of many warriors, men and women, was spilled trying to defend their Cherokee people. From where
todays Pickett State Park lays in northern Tennessee just below the Kentucky Tennessee State Line lying south of
present day Wayne County Kentucky, the cries of women and children and fallen warriors of War Chief The Fox could
also be heard. The Fox was sometimes called Black Fox or Captain Fox. He became known as Captain Fox when
Doublehead and his loyal Thunderbolt war parties in the late 1700s attacked a militia in Kentucky, killing their leader
which was a Captain in the American Army. As The Fox was the one who killed the Captain, he took his militia
overcoat in victory and wore it constantly. A frenzied whoop dance was performed on Lookout Mountain by Dragging
Canoe, Doublehead, and the Bloody 7 over this victory attack on the Kentucky militia. The Fox then became known to
all the Cherokees as Captain Fox. Now the villages under Chief Captain Fox came under !
attack by the Franklinites.

Sue Ann Hornung Morrow


Kygal@tampabay.rr.com
Gulfport FL researching since 1973
Please visit my website at:
http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/m/o/r/Sue-Morrow-Gulfport/

and my NEW webite at:


http://www.geocities.com/suekygal2003/

Very Interested in families from Bell, Clay, Edmonson, Grayson, Hardin, Harlan, Knox, Laurel, and Rockcastle
Counties in Kentucky, also Claiborne and Grainger Counties in Tennessee

Aaron Brock may or may not be Aaron Cutsawah "Chief Red Bird" Brock

Red Bord River of Clay Co., KY was named for Aaron Cutsawah "Chief Red Bird" Brock
Descendants of: Page 67 of 145
Thomas Brock

Dr. John J. Dickey Diary, Fleming County, Ky.


Recorded in the 1870's and beyond. Reprinted in Kentucky Explorer,
Volume 11, No.?, March, 1997, p.107. By permission. Clay County.

RED BIRD

The Indian chief for whom Red Bird Creek in Clay County was
named was probably a Cherokee from Tennessee or North Carolina.
Like others of his race, he was a great hunter and allured by
the game in this remote region. He finally took up his residence
on the creek that bears his name at the mouth of Jack's Creek in
this county. He came to his death by the avarice of the "pale face."
There lived with him a crippled Indian amed Willie.
This man dressed the skins which Red Bird brought to their
wigwam and looked after the culinary department of their house.
Some hunters from North Carolina, greedy and unscrupulous,
came to the wigwam and murdered Willie.
They then secreted themselves and awaited the return of the
brave chief who had long before buried his tomahawk and for years
had been living in peace with the white man, and as he approached
his crude castle the bullet of an assassin laid him in the dust.
They threw his body into a hole of water nearaby
which is still called "Willie's Hole," and from which
John Gilbert and others took him and buried him.
One tradition is that he was sitting on the bank of a creek
fishing when he was shot and that he fell into the creek

\http://us.geocities.com/luvacuzn2/Sandraz9703p107Redbird.html

Children of Aaron and Susan

(1) Aaron Brock


b: 1748 VA
m: ELIZABETH NOE, on 05 Aug 1766, in VA
b: Abt 1750 VA

(2) Mahala Susannah Brock


b: 1749 Cumberland Co, VA
d: 1820 Clay Co, KY
m: EDWARD "NED CALLAHAN, in 1773, in VA
son of Darby &Monty "Unity"(Harris) Callahan
b: Abt 1743 Cumberland Co, VA
d: 1823 Clay Co, KY Mention of Edward "Ned" Callahan is in the
"Dr. John J. Dickey Diary"
Re: how Ned was dressed for burial,
in an essay dated 06-13-1898
Re: being one of the original settlers in Clay Co, KY,
in an essay dated 11-10-1898
(Clicking on an above link will open a separate browswer window.)

(1) John William Callahan


b: 1768 Washington Co, VA
m: Celia Cockrell

(2) Jane "Jenny" Callahan


b: 1770 Scott Co, VA
d: Abt 1815 Breathitt Co, KY
m: William S. Strong, in Apr 1790, in Scott Co, VA
son of Thomas &Elizabeth(Lewis) Strong
b: 1768
d: 1848 Breathitt Co, KY

(3) Zilphia Callahan


b: 1776 Washington Co, VA
d: 20 Jun 1847 Clay Co, KY
m: Roger Vader Cornett, in Abt 1791
b: 1786
d: 12 Aug 1847 KY

(4) Charlotte Callahan


b: 1779 Harlan Co, KY
d: Aft 1827 Clay Co, KY
Descendants of: Page 68 of 145
Thomas Brock

m: Robert R. "Robin" Cornett, on 17 Aug 1799, in Clay Co, KY


son of Nathaniel &Mildred "Milly"(Hensley) Cornett
b: 11 Jan 1780 VA
d: 11 Nov 1862 Clay Co, KY

(5) Elizabeth Callahan


b: 1783 Washington Co, VA
m: Samuel Davidson, on 17 Aug 1799, in Clay Co, KY

(6) Isaac "Fiddler" Callahan


b: 1784 NC
d: 17 May 1817
m: Mahala Wilson, on 25 Jul 1810, in Clay Co, KY
daughter of Phillip &Rebecca(Connolly) Wilson
b: 1790 Stokes Co, NC

(3) Jesse James Brock


b: 08 Dec 1751 Cumberland Co, VA
d: 13 Oct 1843 Harlan Co, KY
buried: Wallins Creek Cemetery, Harlan Co, KY
m: REBECCA HOWARD, on 08 Jun 1771, Cumberland Co, VA
daughter of Samuel &Frances(Dryden) Howard
b: 15 Mar 1756 Cumberland Co, VA
d: 1841 Harlan Co, KY
Clickon Jesse for his & Rebecca's List of Descendants.

(4) George Brock


b: 1752 Shenandoah Co, VA
d: Jan 1839 Washington Co, IN
m: JULIA ANN BRUNER, on 28 May 1824
d: 1828

(5) Reuben Brock


b: 1754 VA
m: ELIZABETH CAMP, in 1779, in NC
b: Abt 1760 NC

(6) Mary "Polly" Brock


b: 28 Oct 1757 Grayson Co, VA
d: 28 Feb 1855 Harlan Co, KY
m: EPHRAIM WASHINGTON OSBORNE, in Abt 1775, in VA
son of Ephraim Washington &Elizabeth(Howard) Osborne
paternal grandparents: Jonathan &Greta(Holman) Osborne
maternal grandparents: Cornelius Joshua &Joanna(Carroll) Howard
b: 14 Sep 1752 Rowan Co, NC
d: 09 Nov 1852 Harlan Co, KY
Clickon Polly for her & Ephraim's List of Descendants.

(7) James Brock


b: 1760 VA
d: Sep 1831 Cumberland Co, VA
m: #1=FNU LNU
m: #2=MILDRED CRANE BOND, in 1781, in VA
b: 1758 VA
d: 1834

James's children by his 1st wife (name unknown):

(1) Elizabeth Brock


b: 1782

(2) Ann Brock


b: 1784

(3) Joel Brock


b: 08 May 1785 TN

James's children by Mildred (Crane-Bond) Brock:

(1) George Ambrose Brock


b: 09 Mar 1789

(2) Mary Brock


b: 1791 Knox Co, TN
Descendants of: Page 69 of 145
Thomas Brock

(3) Allen Brock


b: 13 Apr 1794 Knox Co, TN

(4) Malinda Brock


b: 22 Jan 1798

(5) Matilda Brock


b: 30 Dec 1806 Jackson Co, TN

Aaron's & Rhoda's


List of Descendants
NOTE: Some of Aaron's & Rhoda's descendants "went by" Sizemore, some by Brock.

(1) John Sizemore-Brock


b: Abt 1801 Hawkins Co, TN
d: 1882 KY
m: AGGIE CORNETT, on 24 Mar 1830, in Perry Co, KY
b: 1815
(1) Jane Sizemore-Brock
b: 1830 KY
d: 27 Mar 1854

(2) Wilburn Sizemore-Brock


b: 1837 KY
m: Nancy Napier, on 08 Mar 1853, in Clay Co, KY

(3) Russell Sizemore-Brock


b: 1834 Clay Co, KY
d: 03 Mar 1863 Irvine, KY
m: #1=Susannah "Susan" Gross, in 1849, in Breathitt Co, KY
daughter of Simon &Dorcas(Becknell) Gross
b: 1832 Cumberland Co, KY
d: 12 May 1853 Cane Creek, Breathitt Co, KY
m: #2=Sally Ann Couch, on 09 Aug 1855, in Breathitt Co, KY
daughter of Joseph &Mary Ann(Stidham) Couch
granddaughter of Martin &Sarah "Sally"(Hall) Couch
b: 1837 KY
m: #3=Susan Couch, on 04 Dec 1857
daughter of Eli &Mahala(Sizemore) Couch
paternal grandparents: Martin &Sarah "Sally"(Hall) Couch
maternal grandparents: John Rockhouse &Nancy(Bowling) Sizemore
g-granddaughter of George "All" &Agnes(Shepherd-Cornett) Sizemore
b: 27 Jan 1832 Clay Co, KY
d: 24 Aug 1927 Leslie Co, KY
~~~~~Sally Ann's father Joseph is a brother to Susan's father Eli;
thus, Sally & Susan are 1st cousins.
~~~~~Some researchers confuse this Sally
with Susan's sister Sally (b: 1842) who married
Andrew Jackson "Jack" Sizemore-Brock, in 1873.
Jack is the son of Ruck &Anna(Pruitt) Sizemore-Brock.
Jack's father Ruck is a brother to Russell's father John; thus,
Jack & Russell are 1st cousins.
~~~~~Russell's grandmother Rhoda (Sizemore) Brock, is a sister to
Susan's grandfather John Rockhouse Sizemore; thus,
Russell & Susan are 2nd cousins.
~~~~~Russell's sister Nancy married Susan's brother Squire.
~~~~~Susan's 2nd husband was John Davidson.
Clickon Russell for his List(s) of Descendants.
(4) Wiley Sizemore-Brock
b: 1839

(5) Nancy Sizemore-Brock


b: 1840
d: 1885
m: John "Squire" Couch, on 04 Dec 1859, in Clay Co, KY
son of Eli &Mahala(Sizemore) Couch
grandson of John Rockhouse &Nancy(Bowling) Sizemore
g-grandson of George "All" &Agnes(Shepherd-Cornett) Sizemore
b: 06 Jan 1838 Middlefork, Clay Co, KY
d: 04 May 1928 Leslie Co, KY
~~~~~Nancy's grandmother Rhoda (Sizemore) Brock, is a sister to
Squire's grandfather John Rockhouse Sizemore; thus,
Nancy & Squire are 2nd cousins.
Descendants of: Page 70 of 145
Thomas Brock

~~~~~Nancy's brother Russell married Squire's sister Susan.

(6) Wilkerson Sizemore-Brock


b: 1842 KY
m: #1=Sarah Roberts
m: #2=Frankie Osborne, on 18 Jan 1864
b: 1845 in KY

(7) John Sizemore-Brock


b: 1844
m: Fanny Woods

(8) Malvina Sizemore-Brock


b: 1848

(9) Pleasant Sizemore-Brock


b: Abt 1848 KY

(2) Russell "Ruck" Sizemore-Brock


b: Abt 1803 Hawkins Co, TN
d: 03 Mar 1863 Leslie Co, KY
buried: Old John North Cemetary, Sally's Branch On Bull Creek, Leslie Co, KY (in an unmarked grave)
m: #1=ANNA PRUITT, on 11 May 1823, in Floyd Co, KY
b: 1806 KY
d: 1856
m: #2=NANCY METCALF, on 08 Dec 1859, in Perry Co, KY
daughter of John &Sarah(Hensley) Metcalf
b: 15 Mar 1833 KY
d: 13 May 1917 Leslie Co, KY

Ruck's children by Anna (Pruitt) Sizemore-Brock:

(1) Mahala Sizemore-Brock


b: 1826 KY
buried: Woods Cemetery, Leslie Co, KY
m: Lilbourne/Lilburn Woods, on 07 Jul 1846, in Clay Co, KY
son of Reuben &Sarah "Sally"(Dorton) Woods
b: Abt 1816
d: Dec 1871 buried: Woods Cemetery, Leslie Co, KY
Mahala was Lilbourne's 2nd wife; his 1st was Jane Jenny Asher.
Mahala's sister Nancy married Lilbourne's brother William.

(2) Nancy Sizemore-Brock


b: 11 May 1830
d: 21 Jan 1904
buried: Woods Cemetery, Leslie Co, KY
m: William Woods, on 25 Apr 1853, in Clay Co, KY
son of Reuben &Sarah "Sally"(Dorton) Woods
b: 26 Nov 1829 KY
d: 17 Oct 1892 Clay Co, KY
buried: Woods Cemetery, Leslie Co, KY
Nancy's sister Mahala married William's brother Lilbourne.

Clickon Reuben/Sally to find Nancy's & William's List of Descendants.


(3) Abram Sizemore-Brock
b: 1830 KY

(4) Samuel "Sammie Sycamore" Sizemore-Brock


b: Abt 1832 Clay Co., KY
m: Sophia Sizemore, on 15 Jan 1859
daughter of William &Mourning(Bowling) Sizemore
granddaughter of John Rockhouse &Nancy(Bowling) Sizemore
g-granddaughter of George "All" &Agnes(Shepherd-Cornett) Sizemore
b: Abt 1838 Owsley Co, KY
Samuel's grandmother Rhoda (Sizemore) Brock is a sister to
Sophia's grandfather John Rockhouse Brock; thus,
Samuel & Sophia are 2nd cousins.

(5) Pleasant Sizemore-Brock


b: 1836 KY

(6) Cynthia "Cintha" Sizemore-Brock


b: 1838 Clay Co, KY
m: Carroll "Carr" Sizemore
Descendants of: Page 71 of 145
Thomas Brock

son of John Rockhouse &Nancy(Bowling) Sizemore


grandson of George "All" &Agnes(Shepherd-Cornett) Sizemore
b: 1824 Clay Co, KY
d: 1872
~~~~~Cintha's grandmother Rhoda (Sizemore) Brock, is a sister to
Carr's father John Rockhouse Sizemore; thus,
Jack & Sally are 2nd cousins-once removed.

(7) Elizabeth Sizemore-Brock


b: 1839

(8) Andrew Jackson "Jack" Sizemore-Brock


b: 20 May 1840 Clay Co, KY
d: 25 May 1915 KY
m: Sarah "Sally" Couch, in 1873
daughter of Eli &Mahala(Sizemore) Couch
granddaughter of John Rockhouse &Nancy(Bowling) Sizemore
g-granddaughter of George "All" &Agnes(Shepherd-Cornett) Sizemore
b: Oct 1842 KY
~~~~~Jack's grandmother Rhoda (Sizemore) Brock, is a sister to
Sally's grandfather John Rockhouse Sizemore; thus,
Jack & Sally are 2nd cousins.
~~~~~Some researchers confuse this Sally
with her 1st cousin Sally (d/o Joseph &Mary[Stidham] Couch, b: 1837)
who married Jack's 1st cousin Russell Sizemore-Brock, in 1855.
Russell is the son of John &Aggie(Cornett) Sizemore-Brock.
Jack's father Ruck is a brother to Russell's father John.
Jack's-Sally's father Eli is a brother to Russell's-Sally's father Joseph.
(1) Ballard Sizemore-Brock
b: 1874

(2) William Sizemore-Brock


b: 1876
m: Georgia Begley
daughter of Elijah "Lige" &Emmaria "Emma"(Begley) Begley
Lige's parents: Farris &Mary "Polly"(York) Begley
Lige's grandparents: Henry C. &Elizabeth "Betsy"(Roberts) Begley
Lige's g-grandparents: Thomas &Nancy(Cox) Begley
Lige's gg-grandparents: Henry &Elizabeth(Cook-Pearsall) Begley
Lige's ggg-grandparents: Peter &Elizabeth(LNU) Begley
Emma's parents: Hiram &Cynthia(Allen) Begley
Emma's grandparents: William &Winnie(Sizemore) Begley
Emma's grandparents: Henry C. &Elizabeth "Betsy"(Roberts) Begley
Emma's g-grandparents: Thomas &Nancy(Cox) Begley
Emma's gg-grandparents: Henry &Elizabeth(Cook-Pearsall) Begley
Emma's ggg-grandparents: Peter &Elizabeth(LNU) Begley
Emma's Sizemore g-grandparents: George "All" &Agnes(Shepherd-Cornett) Sizemore
b: 06 Nov 1889
d: 16 Mar 1947
~~~~~William's parents are Sizemore-side 2nd cousins to each other, and
Georgia's parents are Begley-side 3rd cousins-once removed to each other.
~~~~~William & Georgia are Sizemore-side double-3rd cousins ...by way of:
(A) William's paternal g-grandmother Rhoda (Sizemore) Brock is a sister to
Georgia's g-grandmother Winnie (Sizemore) Begley; thus through Rhoda,
William & Georgia are Sizemore-side 3rd cousins. ...and
(B) William's maternal g-grandfather John Rockhouse Sizemore is a brother to
Georgia's g-grandmother Winnie (Sizemore) Begley; thus through John,
William & Georgia are Sizemore-side 3rd cousins.

(3) Nancy Ann Sizemore-Brock


b: 1877
m: Hiram Cornett

(4) Malva Sizemore-Brock


b: 1879
m: Henry Boyd Roberts
son of David &Malinda(Davidson) Roberts
b: 1871

(5) Dora Sizemore-Brock


b: 1882
m: Sam Valentine

(6) Augustus "Gus" Sizemore-Brock


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b: 10 Jun 1884
d: 15 Nov 1961
m: Sarah Sandlin
daughter of Andrew &Mary "Duck"(Dixon) Sandlin
paternal grandparents: James &Zelphia(Baker) Sandlin
g-grandparents: Lewis &Sarah "Sally"(Kennedy-Blankenship) Sandlin
maternal grandparents: James &Lavina(Johnson) Dixon
b: 1888

(7) Louisa Sizemore-Brock


b: 1886
m: Lee Keene
(9) Orrah "Arra/Arry/Ora" Sizemore-Brock
b: 1841 Clay Co, KY
m: Blevins Begley
son of William &Jennie(McCollum) Begley
paternal grandparents: William "Bill" &Winnie(Sizemore) Begley
maternal grandparents: Daniel &Mary(Kirkendall/Kuykendall) McCollum
Begley g-grandparents: Henry &Elizabeth(Cook-Pearsall) Begley
Begley gg-grandparents: Peter &Elizabeth(LNU) Begley
Sizemore g-grandparents: George "All" &Agnes(Shepherd-Cornett) Sizemore
b: 1827
Orrah's grandmother Rhoda (Sizemore) Brock is a sister to
Blevins's grandmother Winnie (Sizemore) Begley;
thus, Blevins & Orrah are 2nd cousins.

(10) Sarah Sizemore-Brock


b: 15 Mar 1842 Clay Co, KY
m: Joseph "Joe" Sizemore, on 15 Jan 1868
son of William &Mourning(Bowling) Sizemore
grandson of John Rockhouse &Nancy(Bowling) Sizemore
g-grandson of George "All" &Agnes(Shepherd-Cornett) Sizemore
b: 10 Mar 1847 KY
d: 01 Mar 1925
~~~~~Sarah's grandmother Rhoda (Sizemore) Brock, is a sister to
Joe's grandfather John Rockhouse Sizemore; thus,
Sarah & Joe are 2nd cousins.

(11) Blevins Sizemore-Brock


b: 1843 KY

(12) Robert Sizemore-Brock


b: 1845

(13) John Sizemore-Brock


b: 1848 KY

(14) James Sizemore-Brock


b: 1851

Ruck's children by Nancy (Metcalf) Sizemore-Brock:

(1) Mary Sizemore-Brock


b: 1859 KY

(2) Martha Sizemore-Brock


b: 11 Mar 1861 Clay Co, KY
d: 03 Mar 1941 Leslie Co, KY
m: #1=James "Jimmy" Griffith, on 17 Nov 1880, in Leslie Co, KY
b: 1861 Clay Co, KY
m: #2=Harmon North
son of Thomas &Mary "Polly"(Sizemore-Wilder) North
paternal grandparents: John Rockhouse &Nancy(Bowling) Sizemore
maternal grandparents: Joseph &Rhoda(Sizemore-Brock) Wilder
g-grandparents: George &Agnes(Shepherd-Cornett) Sizemore
Harmon's paternal grandfather John Rockhouse Sizemore is a brother
to Harmon's mother Rhoda (Sizemore-Brock) Wilder.
b: 1854 KY

(3) Felix Sizemore-Brock


b: 1864 KY

(4) Beverly Sizemore-Brock


b: 1867 KY
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(5) Ellen Sizemore-Brock


b: 1870 KY

(6) Lucinda Sizemore-Brock


b: 1873 KY

(3) Wilborn/Wilbourne Sizemore-Brock


b: 1807
m: SARAH "SALLY" JONES, on 18 Feb 1827, in Perry Co, KY
daughter of Wiley &Vina(LNU) Jones
b: TN
(1) Rebecca Sizemore-Brock
b: Abt 1840 Clay Co, KY
m: Blevins Sizemore, on 01 Oct 1856
son of Henry &Mary "Pug"(Asher) Sizemore
grandson of John Rockhouse &Nancy(Bowling) Sizemore
g-grandson of George "All" &Agnes(Shepherd-Cornett) Sizemore
b: Jun 1835 Clay Co, KY
d: 29 Jan 1918 Bad Creek, Leslie Co, KY
~~~~~Rebecca's grandmother Rhoda (Sizemore) Brock, is a sister to
Blevins's grandfather John Rockhouse Sizemore; thus,
Rebecca & Blevins are 2nd cousins.
~~~~~Rebecca's brother Nelson married Blevins's sister Arry.

(2) Nelson Sizemore-Brock


b: Abt 1840 Clay Co, KY
d: 12 Jan 1894 Clay Co, KY
m: Orah Sarah "Arry" Sizemore, on 22 Apr 1859, in Clay Co, KY
daughter of Henry &Mary "Pug"(Asher) Sizemore
granddaugher of John "Rockhouse" &Nancy(Bowling) Sizemore
b: 1840 KY
d: Mar 1909 Clay Co, KY
~~~~~Nelson's grandmother Rhoda (Sizemore) Brock is a sister to
Arry's grandfather John Rockhouse Sizemore; thus,
Nelson & Arry are 2nd cousins.
~~~~~Nelson's sister Rebecca married Arry's brother Blevins.

(3) Hiram Sizemore-Brock


b: Abt 1841 Clay Co, KY
d: 07 Dec 1881 Leslie Co, KY
m: Mary Ann Keen, on 30 Aug 1862, in Breathitt Co, KY
daughter of John &Martha(LNU) Keen
b: 18 Mar 1846 Perry Co, KY
d: 14 Jan 1924 Leslie Co, KY

(4) Elizabeth "Betsy" Sizemore-Brock


b: Abt 1841
m: Theophilus Hubbard
son of James Holland &Cealy Ann(LNU) Hubbard
paternal grandparents: James &unknown Hubbard, Sr.
maternal grandparents: Isaac &Anna(Smith) Hubbard
maternal g-grandparents: Moses &Mary(LNU) Hubbard
b: Abt 1842 KY

(5) Mary Sizemore-Brock


b: 1844

(6) Pleasant Sizemore-Brock


b: Abt 1846

(7) Cynthia Sizemore-Brock


b: Abt 1848
m: FNU Muncy

(8) Willis Sizemore-Brock


b: Abt 1849 Clay Co, KY

(9) William Sizemore-Brock


b: Abt 1854

(4) Harmon Sizemore-Brock


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b: Abt 1813 KY

Red Bird (Dotsuwa) and the Cherokee History of Clay County, Kentucky
Kenneth Barnett Tankersley, Ph.D.
continued p. 1, 2, 3

Lewis Collins
About fifty-years after Red Bird's murder, Lewis Collins published History of Kentucky. Much of Collin's 1847 book reiterates the myths and
sterotypes about the Indigenous people of Kentucky first introduced in John Filson's 1788 The Discovery, Settlement, and Present State of Kentucke.
Collin's publication is largely devoted to Kentucky "Indian Fighters," which most of the counties, cities, and towns are named after. Red Bird is an
exception (e.g., Red Bird, Bell County [later changed to Beverly], Red Bird, Whitley County, and the Red Bird River). In consideration of this immunity,
Collins wrote:
Red Bird fork and Jack's creek, from two friendly Indians bearing those names, to home was granted the privilege of hunting there; they were both
murdered for the furs they had accumulated, and their bodies thrown into the water (Collins 1847).

Unfortunately, Collins confused the names of Red Bird's killer, Jack, with Red Bird's friend, Will. Because Collins' book serves as the foundation for all
Kentucky history books that follow, his mistake became accepted as historical fact, which has been told and written over and over again for more
than 150 years.

The Reverend Dr. John Jay Dickey Diary


About a hundred years following Red Bird's murder, the Reverend Dr. John Jay Dickey, a Methodist minister, moved to southeastern Kentucky to help
establish schools such as Lees Junior College in Jackson, Breathitt County, and Sue Bennett College in London, Laurel County. In the autumn of 1898,
he was assigned service in several churches in Clay County including Fogertown, Hayden, Manchester, Paces Creek, and Wyatts Chapel. He was
very interested in local family oral histories, which he recorded in his diary of more than 6,000 handwritten pages (Wilson 1978).
Three of Dickey's diary entries are specifically related to the murder of Red Bird. While each testimony contains a bit of truth, it is clear that they have
been influenced by the distortions in Collins' initial 1847 book, and its revised edition (Collins and Collins 1874). Kentucky schoolteachers used the
book in their history classes.
On February 2, 1898, John Jay Dickey recorded the testimony of Captain Byron, in Manchester, Clay County, Kentucky.
The Indian chief for whom Red Bird Creek in Clay County was named was (probably) a Cherokee from Tennessee or North Carolina. Like others of
his race, he was a great hunter and allured by the game in this remote region he finally took up his residence on the creek that bears his name at the
mouth of Jack's Creek in this county. He came to his death by the avarice of the "pale face." There lived with him a crippled Indian named Willie. This
man dressed the skins, which Red Bird brought to their wigwam and looked after the culinary department of their house. Some hunters from North
Carolina, greedy and unscrupulous, came to the wigwam and murdered Willie. They then secreted themselves and awaited the return of the brave
chief who had long before buried his tomahawk and for years had been living in peace with the white man, and as he approached his crude castle
the bullet of an assassin laid him in the dust. They threw his body into a hole of water nearby which is still called "Willie's Hole," and from which John
Gilbert and others took him and buried him. One tradition is that he was sitting on the bank of a creek fishing when he was shot and that he fell into
the creek (Dickey 1898a).

On July 12, 1898, John Jay Dickey recorded the testimony of Abijah Gilbert, in Clay County, Kentucky.
Red Bird was killed by some hunters below the mouth of Big Creek and thrown into a hole of water. I do not know whether my father helped bury
him or not. I have heard my father talk about Red Bird but I do not remember anything definitely now. There was no justification for the murder of Red
Bird. The hunters quarreled with him about furs and killed him out of greed. He had an Indian with him, called Jack, who escaped (Dickey 1898b).

Also on July 12, 1898, John Jay Dickey recorded the testimony of John R. Gilbert, in Clay County, Kentucky.
I was born in Clay County, Kentucky, September 18, 1841. I am a son of Abijah and Martha Gilbert. I knew my grandfather, John Gilbert well. I used
to be with him a great deal. When I was 14 years old, he and I were passing the mouth of Hector's Creek. He said here in this bottom, just above the
mouth of this creek is where Red Bird was killed. Red Bird and his companion, Jack, were asleep. A party of white men came along. A young man in
the party had lost his father by the Indians and he had taken a vow that he would kill the first Indian he should meet. This was the first chance. He
took the tomahawk of these sleeping Indians and with it killed them and then threw them in the river. He said he came along a short time after the
murder was committed and saw their bodies. I think he helped bury them, though I do not remember. He told me the name of the young man who killed
them. It was a queer name but I do not remember. He said Red Bird was a peaceable man and should not have been killed (Dickey 1898c).

Roy White
Roy White was the editor and publisher of the Manchester Guardian. Fascinated with the area's history, White wrote a series of articles for the
county newspaper between May and December 1932 (Wilson 1978). Although much of White's information came from the Clay County Court Order
Books A (1807 to 1815) and B (1815 to 1832), it is clear that his references to the murder of Red Bird are a recycling of Collins (1847) and Collins
and Collins (1874) publications.
On May 27, 1932, White wrote:
Red Bird is supposed to have been named for a friendly Indian by that name who (sic) lived thereon. Two creeks that empty into Red Bird some ten
miles apart were originally called Jack's Upper and Jack's Lower Creeks, also named for a friendly Indian. Legend has it that both Red Bird and Jack
were murdered for the furs, which they accumulated (White 1932).

On May July 29, 1932 Roy White wrote:


At the time he (John Gilbert Sr.) moved to Clay County and settled, there had been no white man in that part of the state. The country was then
settled by many hostile Indians and shortly after he located there an Indian chief know as Red Bird was killed and Red Bird River was named after
this Indian chief. 9 The name of this Indian Chief "Red Bird" is referred to in A.B. Gilbert's letter, supra (White 1932).

The Red Bird State Historic Marker


Not long after World War II, Kentucky State Route 66 was dug across the narrow patch of ground in front of the rockshelter where Red Bird and Will
were murdered. Because of the wet underlying shale, and its close proximity to the river, this portion of the road experienced seasonal landslides.
To solve the problem, the Kentucky Department of Highways dug deeply into the shale immediately in front of the shelter. The traditional Cherokee
symbols originally engraved at eye level, were left hanging more than twenty feet above State Route 66.
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Fill from the highway excavations was used to make a small parking area between the shelter and river. In 1966, the Kentucky Historical Society and
Kentucky Department of Highways erected a bronze State Historic Marker (Number 908) in the parking lot. While the purpose of the marker was to
honor Red Bird, the text contains Collins' (1847) original error, which was recycled by Collins and Collins (1874), White (1932), and others, including
myself. The marker reads:

Figure 8. The Kentucky State Historic Marker at its original location in front of the rockshelter on the Red Bird River, which was located along a path
that extended from his cabin at the mouth of Jack's Creek. From K. B. Tankersley's Kentucky Cherokee: People of the Cave.

CHIEF RED BIRD was a legendary Cherokee Indian for whom this fork of the Kentucky River is named. He and another Indian, Jack, whose name
was given creek to the south, were friendly with early settlers and permitted to hunt in area. Allegedly they were killed in battle protecting their furs
and the bodies thrown into river here. The ledges bear markings attributed to Red Bird.

Preservation Efforts
After the dedication of the State Marker, Fred Coy and Thomas Fuller (1969) examined petroglyphs at Red Bird's murder site and gravesite. They
concluded that the petroglyphs were quite different than any of those previously reported in the Commonwealth. The historic nature of the
petroglyphs is evident in their sharply incised straight lines (Coy and Fuller 1969, Coy et al, 1997). They were likely carved with a sharp metal
instrument such as a knife or tomahawk blade, rather than a ground-stone or flaked-stone tool.

Figure 9. Closeup of traditional Cherokee symbols and what may be the oldest known example of Sequoyah's writing in the rockshelter thought to be
Red Bird's grave site. Note figures "1818" which may be his date of death. From K. B. Tankersley's Kentucky Cherokee: People of the Cave.
Figure 10. A closeup of the traditional Cherokee symbols and what may be the oldest known writing of Sequoyah in the rockshelter thought to be the
grave site of Red Bird. From K. B. Tankersley's Kentucky Cherokee: People of the Cave.

Figure 11. Traditional Cherokee symbols for the Deer and Bear clans in the rockshelter located along the Red Bird River on a path that extended from
Red Bird's cabin on the mouth of Jack's Creek. The photo was taken prior to the rockshelter's destruction by the construction of SR 66. The
petroglyphs have been always been attributed to Red Bird. From K. B. Tankersley's Kentucky Cherokee: People of the Cave.
Figure 12. Traditional Cherokee symbols for the Chickamauga people, the story of their origin, and the Bird and Bear clans in the rockshelter located
along the Red Bird River on a path that extended from Red Bird's cabin on the mouth of Jack's Creek. The photo was taken prior to the rockshelter's
destruction by the construction of SR 66. The petroglyphs have been always been attributed to Red Bird. From K. B. Tankersley's Kentucky
Cherokee: People of the Cave.

In 1989, the grave of Red Bird, known as the Red Bird River Shelter Petroglyphs site, 15Cy52, was added to the National Register of Historic places
(#89001183). In 2003, the murder site of Red Bird, known as the Red Bird River Petroglyph site, 15Cy51, was also added to the National Register of
Historic places (#89001182). Both sites are federally listed as religious and ceremonial sites.
Riverbank erosion and seasonal landslides of the underlying shale continued into the 1990s. Following subsequent road improvements, a significant
portion of the petroglyph bearing cliff-face at Red Bird's murder site detached and fell to the ground. The State Marker was re-located to the campus
of the Big Creek Elementary School, south of its original location on State Route 66. The rock containing the petroglyphs was moved to a park in
Manchester, where it is currently protected beneath a pole building.
When photographs of the petroglyphs taken when they were in place at the rockshelter site are compared to those on the rock in Manchester today,
it is evident beyond a reasonable doubt that many of the traditional Cherokee symbols have been modified. Followers of the late Barry Fell, a self-
proclaimed "epigraphic" expert, interpret the now modified petroglyphs as the inscriptions of ancient Greek Christians, a throwback to Filson's 1788
argument that the Cherokee Nation has no valid claim to Kentucky because it was originally settled by an ancient white race that greatly predated
them. Such interpretations are examples of pseudoscience and scientific fraud (see Ball 2006 and Feder 1999).
Cherokee descendants of Red Bird frequently monitor the gravesite, as they have since his murder, and regularly pay homage to their ancestor in
prayer ceremony. Recently, descendants found that the sites where Red Bird and Will were murdered and buried have sustained damage by grave
robbers. Both sites are currently protected by the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), signed into federal law (25
U.S.C. 3001) by President George Bush Sr. on November 16, 1990. Under NAGPRA, it is a felony with substantial prison time to desecrate either site.
Unfortunately, even this level of crime and punishment has not deterred grave robbers and vandals

Descendants
The 1797 letters of John Sevier clearly state that one of the Cherokees murdered was Will. He was most likely the Long Hair Clan Cherokee, William
Emory Jr., whose history in southeastern Kentucky is well documented in the Draper manuscripts because of his repeated encounters with Daniel
Boone. Like Robert Benge, Will was European in appearance with pale skin and red hair, and spoke fluent English. It is quite possible that John
Livingston and Edward Miller were actually out to kill Will because of his similar history, physical appearance, and personality resemblances to
Benge. Although a man by the name of George Powell claimed to have killed Will in Bedford County, Pennsylvania at a place he was known to
frequent, it was never substantiated (Anonymous 1971).
The identity of Red Bird is perhaps best documented in the family histories of his descendants. While many families in Clay County claim Red Bird as
an ancestor, two families, more than any others, have long oral traditions, which tie them to Red Bird²Brock and Sizemore. Indeed, it is almost
impossible to attend a Pow Wow in the southeastern United States and not find a Brock or Sizemore either dancing in the circle or sitting at the drum
signing. Like so many Cherokee living in Kentucky, Red Bird's children intermarried with Anglo families, generation after generation.
The family surname, Brock, in Cherokee is Quagi, which is made up of two sounds from the syllabary²qua and gi²spoken as qua-gee. The
Cherokee word for the color red is gigagei, spoken as gee-gah-gay-ee, and the word for bird is tsisqua, spoken as jee-s-qua. Linguistically, it is
interesting that the Brock surname in Cherokee contains the basis for both the words red and bird.
The Brock family is listed on both the 1898-1914 Dawes Roll of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and the 1924 Baker Roll of the Eastern Band of
Cherokee²their Final Rolls. Brocks on the Baker Roll include:
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Minnie Brock (enrollment number 306)


Ruby Brock (enrollment number 307)
Brocks on the Dawes Roll include:
Walter James Brock (enrollment 16910)
Susan E. Woodall-Brock (enrollment 16911)
George Brock (enrollment 16912)
Gleason K. Brock (enrollment 16913)
James C. Brock (no enrollment number)
Hugh Brock (no enrollment number)
Mary M. Keith-Brock (enrollment 12588)
Joseph C. Brock (enrollment 12589)
Lula G Brock (enrollment 12590)
Mary M. Brock (enrollment 12591)
Delilah Brock (enrollment 13833)
Some of the Brocks moved westward during eighteenth century. Mahala Susan Brock from Clay County, considered a child of Red Bird, married
Edward Callahan. Their daughter Zelphia Callahan married Roger Cornett. Their son Samuel Cornett married Lucretia Pigg, the daughter of John Pigg
and Lucretia Payne (Wilson 1978). Lucretia Pigg died about 1886 of smallpox when they were living in Lincoln County, New Mexico. Their daughter
Savannah Miller (nee Cornett) was living in Texas at the time she applied for enrollment in the Cherokee Nation on September 24, 1908. Her enrollment
application states:
I am 59 years old. I claim my Indian blood through my father, Samuel Cornett. My father died in 1870 in the Cherokee Nation. He was 68 years old at
the time of his death (Showing family bible pages). Samuel Cornett was born December 27, 1802, in Clay County, Kentucky. He lived in Kentucky until
after his marriage, and went to Missouri after the births of three or four of his children. I was born in Missouri, but I was next to the youngest child. I
have heard my mother say that my brother William Cornett, who was born May 9, 1833, was born in Missouri, and John Cornett, born November 29,
1835, was also born in Missouri as were the rest of us children. My father got his Indian blood through his mother, Susan Brock. I can tell nothing
about Susan Brock other than she lived in Kentucky and she died there. She was said to be a full blood Indian. She never got any money or lands
from the Government on account of her Indian blood. My father went to Tahlequah in 1869 to have his Indian rights recognized, but he did not get his
claim fully established.

Samuel Cornett went to Tahlequah, Oklahoma, in 1869 to claim his Cherokee blood through his Clay County grandmother, Mahala Susan Brock.
Unfortunately, another enrollment document submitted by another family member mistakenly listed Samuel Cornett's grandparents as Andrew and
Malinda Lockhart, even though he listed his grandmother correctly as Susan Brock. This discrepancy is the reason he was denied Cherokee
enrollment and entitlements. Nonetheless, members of the Brock family remained in the Cherokee Nation and were later fully enrolled through
marriage.
Jesse Brock, Mahala Susan Brock's brother, remained in Kentucky. Annie Walker Burns, a well-known Appalachian historian, recorded firsthand
Elijah Brock's testimony about Jesse Brock.
Jesse Brock was the first settler on Wallins Creek, Kentucky. He was about three-quarter Indian, and had so much Indian blood in him, that he had
no trouble living among the Indians who were thickly settled in the mountains when he first came, raised his family among them, hunted along with
them, with no trouble whatever (Walker-Burns n.d.)

It is important to emphasize that blood quantum terms such as full blood, three-quarter blood, half-blood, and quarter-blood were based on physical
appearance and not DNA. Brocks that remained in Kentucky frequently intermarried with the Saylor's and both families uphold and proudly celebrate
their Cherokee heritage.
The Sizemore family of Clay County also has a long oral family tradition of their kinship ties to Red Bird. Although there is not a single Sizemore on
either the Baker or Dawes Cherokee Final Rolls, many members of the Sizemore family applied for enrollment on the Eastern Cherokee Roll of 1909,
known as the Guion Miller Roll. While all of their applications were rejected, others submitted to the Choctaw and Creek Dawes Final Roles were
accepted. Indeed, Martha Sizemore and Alex Sizemore are listed on the Choctaw Final Roll. Ten Sizemores are listed on the Creek Final Roll:
Cumseh Sizemore (no enrollment number)
Dave Sizemore (no enrollment number)
David Sizemore (no enrollment number)
Elenor Sizemore (no enrollment number)
Lindey Sizemore (no enrollment number)
Lucy Sizemore (no enrollment number)
Nicey Sizemore (enrollment number 9064)
Sam Sizemore (no enrollment number)
Stephan Sizemore (enrollment number 1668)
William Sizemore (enrollment number 8962)
The Creek and Clay County Sizemore connection is quite old and well documented. In January 1822, the Clay County Court was informed that a man
named Pickney from Alabama came to the home of James Sizemore and dropped off his five year-old mixed-blood Creek son named George. His
mother was a Creek named Anny (White 1932). Five years earlier, 1817, about the time of George's conception, Major General Pickney presented
and liquidated the Creek treaty at Fort Jackson, Alabama. One year later, on December 8, 1818, Author Sizemore testified in the Claims of Friendly
Creeks Paid Under the Act of March 3, 1817. Four years after that, Pickney shows up in Clay County at the home of James Sizemore with a Creek
child name George.
Today, it is the fervent hope of both the Sizemore and Brock families that Red Bird's memory, as well as the places where he was murdered and
buried are treated with dignity and respect. They are sacred places.

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RED BIRD (Dotsuwa)


and the Cherokee History of Clay County, Kentucky
Kenneth Barnett Tankersley, Ph.D.
Director, Native American Studies
Northern Kentucky University
published September 2006 in Appalachian Quarterly
Copyright 2006, All Photographs Copyrighted by Dr. Tankersley
Used by Permission
Red Bird the Word
In Cherokee, the word Red Bird is "dotsuwa," which is pronounced doh-joo-wah. While there are three different red songbirds that live in the
Cherokee homeland²the northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis), summer tanager (Piranga rubra), and scarlet tanager (Piranga olivacea) ²only the
northern cardinal is synonymous with the Cherokee word Red Bird. The importance of the Red Bird in Cherokee culture can be found in the creation
stories.
Red Bird the Creation Story
Cherokee creation stories are about the traditional way of life from the Creator. They talk about the origin of all that is. They are told to help keep alive
cultural history, tradition, and legends, and provide lifelong values, explain key concepts, religion, and beliefs, and illustrate ceremonies and dances.
Most importantly, Cherokee creation stories teach right from wrong, the ideals of good and evil, and the ways of the Creator.
Anthropologist James Mooney recorded one of the best-known versions of the Red Bird creation story while he was working with the Eastern Band
in North Carolina for the Bureau of American Ethnography, between 1887 and 1890 (Neely 1991). Swimmer, a traditional storyteller and healer, a
Didanawisgi, told it to him. Although there are many rewordings of this story, which vary from one storyteller to the next, the essence remains the
same.
The Sun lived on the other side of the sky vault, but her daughter lived in the middle of the sky, directly above the earth, and every day as the Sun
was climbing along the sky arch to the west she used to stop at her daughter's house for dinner. Now, the Sun hated the people on the earth,
because they could never look straight at her without screwing up their faces. She said to her brother, the Moon, "My grandchildren are ugly; they
grin all over their faces when they look at me." But the Moon said, "I like my younger brothers; I think they are very handsome²because
" they
always smiled pleasantly when they saw him in the sky at night, for his rays were milder. The Sun was jealous and planned to kill all the people, so
every day when she got near her daughter's house she sent down such sultry rays that there was a great fever and the people died by hundreds,
until everyone had lost some friend and there was fear that no one would be left. They went for help to the Little Men, who said the only way to
save them was to kill the Sun. The Little Men made medicine and changed two men to snakes, the Spreading-adder and the Copperhead, and sent
them to watch near the door of the daughter of the Sun to bite the old Sun when she came next day. They went together and bid near the house until
the Sun came, but when the Spreading-adder was about to spring, the bright light blinded him and he could only spit out yellow slime, as he does to
this day when he tries to bite. She called him a nasty thing and went by into the house, and the Copperhead crawled off without trying to do
anything. So the people still died from the heat, and they went to the Little Men a second time for help. The Little Men made medicine again and
changed one man into the great Uktena and another into the Rattlesnake and sent them to watch near the house and kill the old Sun when she came
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for dinner. They made the Uktena very large, with horns on his head, and everyone thought he would be sure to do the work, but the Rattlesnake
was so quick and eager that he got ahead and coiled up just outside the house, and when the Sun's daughter opened the door to look out for her
mother, he sprang up and bit her and she fell dead in the doorway. He forgot to wait for the old Sun, but went back to the people, and the Uktena
was so very angry that he went back, too. Since then we pray to the rattlesnake and do not kill him, because he is kind and never tries to bite if we
do not disturb him. The Uktena grew angrier all the time and very dangerous, so that if he even looked at a man, that man's family would die. After a
long time the people held a council and decided that he w as too dangerous to be w ith them, so they sent him up to Gälûñ'lätï, and he is there now .
The Spreading-adder, the Copperhead, the Rattlesnake, and the Uktena were all men. When the Sun found her daughter dead, she went into the
house and grieved, and the people did not die any more, but now the world was dark all the time, because the Sun would not come out. They went
again to the Little Men, and these told them that if they w anted the Sun to come out again they must bring back her daughter from Tsûsginâ'ï, the
Ghost country, in Us'ûñhi'yï, the Darkening land in the w est. They chose seven men to go, and gave each a sourw ood rod a handbreadth long. The
Little Men told them they must take a box w ith them, and w hen they got to Tsûsginâ'ï they w ould find all the ghosts at a dance. They must stand
outside the circle, and when the young woman passed in the dance they must strike her with the rods and she would fall to the ground. Then they
must put her into the box and bring her back to her mother, but they must be very sure not to open the box, even a little way, until they were home
again. They took the rods and a box and traveled seven days to the west until they came to the Darkening land. There were a great many people
there, and they were having a dance just as if they were at home in the settlements. The young woman was in the outside circle, and as she swung
around to where the seven men were standing, one struck her with his rod and she turned her head and saw him. As she came around the second
time another touched her with his rod, and then another and another, until at the seventh round she fell out of the ring, and they put her into the box
and closed the lid fast. The other ghosts seemed never to notice what had happened. They took up the box and started home toward the east. In a
little while the girl came to life again and begged to be let out of the box, but they made no answer and went on. Soon she called again and said she
was hungry, but still they made no answer and went on. After another while she spoke again and called for a drink and pleaded so that it was very
hard to listen to her, but the men who carried the box said nothing and still went on. When at last they were very near home, she called again and
begged them to raise the lid just a little, because she was smothering. They were afraid she was really dying now, so they lifted the lid a little to give
her air, but as they did so there was a fluttering sound inside and something flew past them into the thicket and they heard a Red Bird cry, "kwish!
Kwish! Kwish!" in the bushes. They shut down the lid and went on again to the settlements, but when they got there and opened the box it was
empty. So we know the Red Bird is the daughter of the Sun, and if the men had kept the box closed, as the Little Men told them to do, they would
have brought her home safely, and we could bring back our other friends also from the Ghost country, but now when they die we can never bring
them back. The Sun had been glad when they started to the Ghost country, but when they came back without her daughter she grieved and cried,
"My daughter, my daughter," and wept until her tears made a flood upon the earth, and the people were afraid the world would be drowned. They
held another council, and sent their handsomest young men and women to amuse her so that she would stop crying. They danced before the Sun
and sang their best songs, but for a long time she kept her face covered and paid no attention, until at last the drummer suddenly changed the song,
when she lifted up her face, and was so pleased at the sight that she forgot her grief and smiled (Mooney 1900).

While the Cherokee creation story suggests that Red Bird is a female name, "daughter of the sun," Cherokee men are traditionally given womanly
names from the Creation stories to remind them in life of their feminine side (e.g. Red Bird Tiger of the Cherokee Nation and Red Bird Smith of the
United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee). Likewise, it is a reminder that Cherokee kinship is matrilineal, a unilineal descent rule in which you join your
mother's clan at birth, a membership for life. After marriage, it is customary to reside with your wife's clan so your children will grow up with their
clan, that is, their mother's family (see Neely 1991 and Perdue 1998).
The clan represents a lineage based on a common apical totem ancestor ²Wild Potato (Ani Gategewi), Blue Paint (Ani Sahoni), Long Hair (Ani Gilohi),
Red Paint (Ani Wodi), Bird (Ani Tsiskwa), Wolf (Ani Waya), and Deer (Ani Ahwi). Marriage, mating, or sexual relations with a member of the same
clan is taboo and considered incest. The name Red Bird also reflects the union of two acceptable clans²Red Paint and Bird.

Cherokee History of Clay County, Kentucky


Red Bird was a Cherokee who lived and died in what is known today as Clay County, Kentucky, after and before European colonization, a time when
the Cherokee Nation extended to the Ohio River in the north, the Cumberland River in the west, and the Great Kanawha River in the east. Indeed, the
Cherokee have lived in Clay County, Kentucky since time immemorial (Mooney 1900).
Archaeologically, artifacts from every known time period, from the Ice Age to the present, have been found in Clay County. Most of the sites such as
Sullen Possum (15Cy193) near Oneida, show that the land was occupied and re-occupied generation after generation for thousands of years. For
this reason, the Sullen Possum site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places (#93000996) in 1993.
The well-known "Warriors Trail," which ran from Florida to Michigan, and served as an important trade route for many thousands of years, passes
through Clay County. Remnants of the trail survive to this day, running up Goose Creek to the mouth of Otter Creek, up Otter Creek, and down
Stinking Creek. Other segments of the trail are present on the bench tops of mountains along the Middle Fork (White 1932).
Clay County provided the Cherokee with a bounty of game, fish, and natural resources, many considered sacred to this day. There was an
extremely large natural gas seep with jets that were several feet high and burned day and night over an area of more than twenty-square-feet,
creating a mystifying fog in the surrounding hills, places today known as Burning Springs and Fogertown. Along Goose Creek, in present day
Manchester, there were licks; saline springs where salt was collected, ceremonies conducted, and the dead were buried (Rafinesque 1824). Red
ochre, the mineral hematite, was used to make paint for ceremonies of life and death. It is also the namesake of the Cherokee family clan, Ani Wodi.
Cherokee mined this ore in Clay County on a small parcel of land between the South and Middle Fork rivers (Bush 1807).

Figure 1. Confluence area of Little Goose and Goose Creeks in Clay County, Kentucky. From K. B. Tankersley's Kentucky Cherokee: People of the
Cave.

By the second half of the eighteenth century, Europeans began to encroach the vicinity of Clay County. In 1769, expeditions including those of Daniel
Boone and John Stewart came into the area (Draper 1851). It was the first of Boone's many encounters with William Emory Jr., also known as Will, a
redheaded Long Hair Clan Cherokee who frequently traveled with the Shawnee. Will was the son of England born William Emory Sr. and Cherokee
born Mary Grant. She was the daughter of Long Hair Clan Cherokee Elizabeth Idui Tassel and Scotland born Ludovic Grant (Starr 1972).
Another expedition, led by James Knox in 1770, met with a band of Cherokee on the Rockcastle River. Knox and his men recognized their leader as
Dick (pronounced Dix) who frequented the lead mines on the Holston River. Realizing Knox's party was in need of food, Dick suggested they cross
Brushy Ridge and hunt for game in his river valley, known today as Dix River in Rockcastle County. He ended the conversation with Knox's party by
saying, "kill it, and go home" (Collins 1847).
While initial contact with the Cherokee was peaceful, increasing numbers of Europeans strained relations and fighting broke out in February 1772 on
Station Camp Creek (Collins 1847). With the increase in European encounters, the Cherokee had trouble maintaining control over Kentucky, especially
in the land north of the Cumberland River valley.
Not long after the skirmish, Boone accepted the job as an Indian agent for the entrepreneur and British colonial judge Richard Henderson. On the eve
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of the American Revolution, they met along the Watauga River with an estimated 1,200 Cherokee representatives. Over a period of twenty days,
Boone illegally negotiated the cession of all of the land in between the Kentucky, Ohio, and Cumberland rivers to the privately owned Transylvania
Company. Despite the enormous turnout for the negotiation of the Treaty of Sycamore Shoals, the names of only three tribal representatives appear
on the document²Oconastoto (Great Warrior of Chota), Attacullacullah (Little Carpenter), and Savanooko Coronoh (Raven of Chota).
While Red Bird's name does not appear on the March 17, 1775, treaty, it is quite likely that he was present given the lands under consideration. The
Treaty of Sycamore Shoals was in direct violation of Great Britain's Royal Proclamation of 1763. On behalf of England, the colony of Virginia, which
then included Clay County, revoked the treaty. The illegality of the Treaty of Sycamore Shoals did not stop Boone and the Transylvania Company from
creating roads, which opened the way for an unstoppable and limitless flow of European immigrants into Clay County and in direct conflict with the
Cherokee. Ironically, it is the negotiation of this illegal treaty, which is depicted in a mural on the ceiling of the west lunette of the current Kentucky
State Capital Building.
The Treaty of Sycamore Shoals was negotiated just one month before the beginning of the American Revolution. Many Cherokee supported the
British throughout the war. Following the example of the Delaware Chief Coquetakeghton (White Eyes), who served as a guide and lieutenant colonel
in the American army, a number of Cherokee living in Kentucky agreed to serve as scouts. At the decisive Battle of Kings Mountain, October 7, 1780,
there were Cherokee warriors from Kentucky fighting on both sides (Tanner 1978).
By 1782, individual Cherokee political alliances had become extremely complex. Some traveled to St. Louis, Missouri, to seek protection from the
Spanish government, while others moved north and joined the Shawnee on the Scioto River where they received supplies and council from the
British military. At the same time, representatives of the Wyandot, Chippewa, Ottawa, and Potawatomi traveled to the Cumberland River valley to
council with the Cherokee about joining them in an all out war against the United States (Tanner 1978).
The American Revolution ended on September 3, 1783, with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. The Cherokee were not consulted and many did not
recognize England's cession of Clay County to the United States. Following the treaty, Boone personally wanted the Wilderness Road to cut through
the Cherokee's sacred ceremonial and burial ground on Goose Creek because he knew the economic importance of salt. While Boone was never
given a contract to extend the Wilderness Road to Goose Creek, he was employed as a Deputy Surveyor of Lincoln County (today known as Clay
County) to survey 50,000 acres of Cherokee land for Phillip Moore, James Moore, and John Donaldson. In 1784, with the assistance of William
Brooks, Septimis Davis, and Edmund Callaway, Boone began surveying one mile from the mouth of Sextons Creek. As the surveys increased so did
the conflict between the Europeans and Cherokee (White 1932).
To make matters worse, a group of Tennessee colonists illegally created the State of Franklin with John Sevier as their Governor. On May 31, 1785,
Major Hugh Henry, Sevier, and other representatives of the self-declared state met with Cherokee Chiefs to negotiate the Treaty of Dumplin Creek,
which promised to redefine and extend the Cherokee boundary line. Because the United States government did not recognize the State of Franklin
(1785-1788), the Treaty of Dumplin Creek was deemed illegal. Sevier and his Franklinites engendered a spirit of distrust between all subsequent
treaty-makers and the Cherokee, which led to many bloody conflicts and, ultimately, genocide, ethnocide, and ecocide in Kentucky.
The first official treaty between the United States and Cherokee Nation was negotiated at Hopewell, South Carolina, on November 28, 1785. The
Hopewell Treaty included the cession of all land in Kentucky north of the Cumberland River and west of the Little South Fork, including Clay County.
Although many Cherokee leaders signed the treaty, representatives from Kentucky did not, which led to a war between the new American settlers
and the Cherokee living in the Cumberland River valley. They fiercely resented the intrusion of immigrants and were determined upon their expulsion
or extermination.
Subsequently, many Cherokee warriors from Kentucky joined the northern confederacy of the Shawnee, Delaware, Wyandot, and Miami who
continued to be supplied and encouraged by England to defeat the newly formed country. For the next thirteen years, they waged war upon the
settlements in their land. Although most American history books do not include this war, it was the first to be declared by Congress in 1790. It has
been referred to as President George Washington's Indian War²the struggle for the old northwest. In December of 1790, Kentucky settlers
petitioned Congress to fight the Cherokee in whatever way they saw fit. A Board of War was appointed and on May 23, 1791, it authorized the
destruction of Cherokee towns and food resources by burning homes and crops (Collins 1847).
In an attempt to make peace with the Cherokee, and redefine the new boundary lines in Kentucky, the United States negotiated the Treaty of Holston
on July 2, 1791. It restated that the Cherokee land in Kentucky would be restricted to the area east of the Little South Fork and south of the
Cumberland River. This time, the treaty was signed by Kentucky-born Cherokee Taltsuska (Doublehead), his brother, Gvnagadoga (Standing Turkey),
and Doublehead's sister's son, Ganodisgi (John Watts Jr.), and witnessed by Thomas Kennedy, representative of Kentucky in the Territory of the
United States South of the Ohio River. Unfortunately, the boundary line remained unclear and disputed by Cherokee not present at the treaty signing,
and the fighting continued.
On March 28, 1795, Cherokee warriors attacked a group of Americans who were trespassing on sacred ceremonial land and burial sites located at
the Goose Creek salt lick. One of them was killed and their horses were taken in hopes that the Americans would not return (White 1932). It was the
last documented Cherokee skirmish in Kentucky (Collins 1847).
The Treaty of Greenville, negotiated in Ohio on August 3, 1795, ended the war. It was made between Major General Anthony Wayne, commander of
the army of the United States, and the Wyandot, Delaware, Shawnee, Ottawa, Chippewa, Potawatomi, Miami, Eel River, Wea, Kickapoo, Piankeshaw,
and Kaskaskia. Although the treaty tried to settle controversies and to restore harmony and friendly intercourse between the United States and all
Indian Nations, the Cherokee were not permitted to attend. Cherokees who were living north of the Ohio River returned to their homes in southern
Kentucky (Tanner 1978). Within the next decade, more than 300 Euroamerican males above the age of twenty-one moved into the land ceded by the
treaty, including Clay County (White 1932).

Red Bird's Murder

Figure 2. Mouth of Jack's Creek, Clay County, Kentucky, where Red Bird's cabin was located. From K. B. Tankersley's Kentucky Cherokee: People of
the Cave.

Red Bird spent a good deal of his time with his friend Will in the vicinity of two rock-shelters on the east and west banks of the Kentucky River, a
stretch of the upper headwaters, known today as the Red Bird River in Spurlock. The opposing shelters are strategically located in a narrow
constriction of the valley overlooking a shallow river crossing where game animals can be easily dispatched. Both shelters are well marked with
traditional Cherokee symbols²engraved images of the Wild Potato, Bird, Wolf, and Deer clans. It was in this setting that Red Bird and Will were
murdered, brutally and maliciously tomahawked to death by two men from Tennessee, Edward Miller, known as Ned, and John Livingston, known as
Jack (see Sevier 1796a, 1796b, 1797a, 1797b, 1797c, 1797d, 1797e, 1797f, 1797g, 1797h).

Figure 3. The 1810 mass grave behind Yahoo Falls, which was exposed during logging operations in the 1930s. At the time, it was impossible to
walk into the shelter without stepping on human remains weathering out of the grave. It is hauntingly similar to the size and shape of the mass grave
of the Wounded Knee massacre of 1890. From K. B. Tankersley's Kentucky Cherokee: People of the Cave.
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Figure 4. The location of a Cherokee pictograph in the large rockshelter behind Yahoo Falls. From K. B. Tankersley's Kentucky Cherokee: People of
the Cave.
Figure 5. A close up of the Cherokee pictograph in the rockshelter behind Yahoo Falls, which is the double "hu," a symbol of death and killing. Given
that the hu was a symbol in Sequoyah's original syllabary, the pictorgraph post-dates the massacre. Moss is growing from the organic pigment,
possibly charcoal, and will eventually destroy it. From K. B. Tankersley's Kentucky Cherokee: People of the Cave.

Figure 6. The entrance to the rockshelter near the site where Red Bird and Jack were murdered, and thought to be their grave site. This photo was
taken in 1969 prior to vandalism. From K. B. Tankersley's Kentucky Cherokee: People of the Cave.

Figure 7. The entrance to the rockshelter near the site where Red Bird and Jack were murdered, and thought to be their grave site. This photo was
taken after recent vandalism. From K. B. Tankersley's Kentucky Cherokee: People of the Cave.

Livingston lost family members at the hands of the redheaded Red Paint Clan Cherokee Robert Benge, also known as Ganvhidv Gasgilo (The Bench).
He was the son of John Benge and Wurteh Watts; he was a brother of Sequoyah, and the first cousin of King David Benge who lived near Red
Bird's shelters in Clay County (Wilson 1978).
In 1788, Benge successfully defeated John Sevier during his attack on the Cherokee village of Ustali on the Hiwassee River in North Carolina. It was
during this battle that Thomas Christian coined the term "nits make lice" as he brutally murdered a Cherokee child. It was an incident that Benge never
forgot (Summers 1903).
Benge repeatedly attacked the families of Sevier's militiamen, including the Livingston homestead near Moccasin Gap, Virginia (King 1976). Paul
Livingston and his brother Henry Livingston, sons of Sarah and William Todd Livingston, were officers in the Holsten Militia and thus considered
enemies of the Cherokee. Benge's first attack occurred on August 26, 1791, which resulted in the capture and death of Mrs. Livingston, the daughter
of Elijah and Nancy Ferris, who were also killed. The second attack occurred on July 17, 1793, when Benge captured a woman enslaved by Paul
Livingston. The final and best-documented attack began about 10 AM, on April 6, 1794 (Summers 1903).
Benge and a party of Cherokee warriors tomahawked Sarah Livingston and three children, and took Elizabeth Livingston, wife of Peter Livingston,
her sister Susannah, known as Sukey, and their surviving children as well as all of the adults and children enslaved by the Livingston family. On April
9, 1794, Lieutenant Vincent Hobbs of the Lee County Militia hunted down and killed Robert Benge and freed his captives (King 1976).
John Russell and his men, who were traveling with Hobbs, pursued Benge's surviving Cherokee warriors to the shallow river crossing in the
headwaters of the Kentucky River, in present day Clay County. Russell and his men took refuge nearby and shot to death two of the escaping
Cherokee warriors and badly wounded another as they tried to cross the river (Summers 1903). Since then, the site was known as a place where
the Cherokee could be found and killed. It was where John (Jack) Livingston and Edward (Ned) Miller found and cruelly murdered Red Bird and Will

Note Citations
Red Bird (Dotsuwa) and the Cherokee History of Clay County, Kentucky
continued
p. 1, 2, 3

John Sevier
John Sevier was inaugurated Governor of Tennessee on March 30, 1796. As governor, it was his sworn responsibility to enforce the treaty
between the Cherokee and the newly formed United States of America. He was bound by office to take responsibility for any and all violations
against the Cherokee by the citizens of the State of Tennessee. He consistently met this responsibility with denial to the Cherokee with added threats
of war and removal. One of his first correspondences to the Cherokee Nation was written on April 2, 1796, addressing a complaint that a warrior
had been killed.
Knoxville 2nd April 1796
Friends and Brothers
It is some time since I talked to you upon paper and living so great a distance from each other, we can seldom speak face to face I am lately come to
this place, and us yet not acquainted with all the things that have happened for some time past. I am sorry to hear that some of my red brethren are
missing or lost if it is the case we cannot as yet find out who it is that have done so wrong and black a deed but when it is known our laws will then
punish him with death. It is very wrong to punish the innocent for the fault of rogues and bad men neither will it bring back our friends that sleep in
the dust; it is enough for one to be lost by bad people, and not a great many perhaps on both sides was either of us, to begin to take satisfaction, for
you know every person have their friends you that are men and warriors must listen well to my talks and not let foolish and inconsiderate people
break the white belt of Peace, that now so happily extends from our hearts to those of our red brothers. Don't think harm when I say you are only a
handful of people, and that war will ruin you if ever you enter into it again. Look back thirty years ago, you was then a great people, more then ten
times the number you have now, and if you had never went to war you would have been ten times stronger now, then you was at that time.
Brothers you know I have always advised you to live in peace, I pitied your women and children and warriors ought always to take care of them, for
they are harmless and innocent, and depend upon men for their safety and protection. I shall always endeavor to keep the path of peace wide and
straight between us, and if ever war is again known in your land, it will not be our fault. Your good and great friend Governor Blount is going to
Philadelphia to set in the great and beloved Council of America your beloved Father Washington the President is there, and so long as your Nation
keeps bright the chain of peace, they will both be your friends.
Your friend and Brother
John Sevier

On July 7, 1796, Sevier writes a follow up letter to the Cherokee Nation explaining that he cannot be held responsible for murders that occurred
under the previous administration of Governor Blount. It is also Sevier's first correspondence to them about Kentucky.
Knoxville 7 July 1796
Friends & brothers
Since peace has taken place between us I shall always be happy to hear of your welfare I am rejoiced to find your people have seen their folly of
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going to war, and have concluded to keep deep under ground the hatchet and scalping knife by such measures and conduct of your nation, you may
become strong, numerous, and have all the good things you stand in need of. This letter will be delivered unto you by Colonel Whitley from the State
of Kentucky who is going into your country to see and get some white people, that some of your people took prisoners from that country some time
ago, also to get some black people, that was taken from the same place, (a woman and three children that belonged to General Logan of that
Country) now my brothers I shall earnestly expect that you will immediately give up all these people, and let them be conveyed home to their own
Country, which in our last treaty of peace you have promised you would do; I shall also do the same, if any of your people is among us, but I know of
none but one boy, who is now going to school and he told me a few days ago, that he did not want to go home until he could learn to read and write,
which was very good in him, and when ever he wants to return he shall be sent safe to you. If there is any more I don't know of them, I have but
lately come into office and am not acquainted with all things that have happened in the time of Governor Blount. Colonel Whitley is a beloved warrior
among the white people, and a friend of mine. I shall expect your people will treat him like a brother, as he does your people when they go to his
home, and I shall hope to see him return safe with all his people, that he is now going after
Your friend and brother
John Sevier

By January 1797, Sevier had been informed that Red Bird was murdered. It was also clear to Sevier that the murder had been committed by citizens
of the State of Tennessee, which were under his jurisdiction. As a trained lawyer, Sevier knew that he had to respond, as the incident was a direct
violation of a United States treaty with the Cherokee. On January 12, 1797, Sevier wrote a letter to Cherokee agent Silas Dinsmore to be read aloud to
the Cherokee. Initially, Sevier wanted to express his condolences for the murder of Red Bird by stating that he doubted any of his people would do
such a thing. However, he later decided to strike out this section of the letter.
Knoxville 12th January 1797
Brothers.
I have just now arrived at this place, and am sorry to be informed that some of your foolish young people have been taking horses and plundering
wagons on the Cumberland road; such conduct will soon darken the bright chain of friendship that now so happily is joined to each nation. I hope you
that are Warriors and chiefs, do not encourage such proceedings, and I have a better opinion of you, than to Suppose you would any longer Suffer it
to be done. You have no reason to think I wish any ill, neither do the great majority of the white people, in case your nation will be friendly. You know
I have always advised you, not to let foolish young fellows destroy the good understanding between us. I request you will proceed to make inquiry
after the horses and other property that have lately been taken by your people and send the same into this place, in order that the owners may have
it again, by which means our friendship will continue to be firm and strong. I have wrote to Mr. Dinsmore on this subject, and hope you will pursue
such measures as will enable you and him to recover the Stolen property.
DELETED TEXT: Brothers I am sorry to hear one of our red friends has lately been killed, and if I can find out that any of our people has been guilty of
such a dark and unfriendly action, I will have them punished, but I have reason to hope and believe that it was not any of our people, although there
is bad men in every Nation, yet I am sure it was not done by a person belonging to our State. I have always told you, that I wished your Nation to do
well, and I hope they may always live in peace, and raise their children in friendship with their neighbors and brothers, the white people. My brothers
you know if stealing of horses is suffered to be done, peace won't last long, and you must be sensible your situation will be dangerous; you are but
few in numbers and war will ruin you if ever you engage in it again. Our people live very near you, and reason will teach you that they don't wish to
have any disturbances or quarrel with you.
Your friend brother John Sevier
Your friend and brother
Warriors and Chiefs of the Cherokee Nation

By February 1797, Sevier clearly understands that it was not one, but two Cherokee that were murdered²Red Bird and Will. On February 10, 1797,
Sevier writes another letter to the Cherokee Nation. While it does present condolences for the murders, he denies that they were committed by
anyone under his authority. Like the previous letter, it is disingenuous and patronizing in its posture, criticizing and threatening the Cherokee with war
and subsequent removal from their homeland.
Knoxville February 10th 1797
Brothers
I am sorry to hear of so much blood being spilt, it is a thing I never expected would again happen between the Cherokees and White people ² when I
first heard that two of your people was killed I did not believe it, and my reason was that none of your people sent me any information, neither did the
agent, or any person make any complaint, which ought to have been done and then I would have endeavored to have the men taken, that killed your
people, although it was done I am informed in the State of Kentucky, though I believe the men lives in this state that committed the murder ² they are
bad men and have committed a cowardly and black action, and I am very sorry to hear of it, but it is done, and if the person can be taken they must
suffer agreeably to our laws and the treaty existing between your Nation and the United States. It is very wrong in your people to take long
satisfaction until you had made a complaint and let us had an opportunity to have taken the murderers, and let them that did the mischief suffer. Your
own good sense must tell you that it is a very wrong thing for to make the innocent suffer for the guilty, it is contrary to our reason, and to the laws
of the Great being who made all things ² your people has lately taken several lives and those who are entirely innocent, and had not done your
people any injury; this my brothers is contrary to our treaty, and your own interest; if you don't put a stop to such conduct, your nation will bring on a
war, and then the consequence must be very bad on your side, you are but a handful of people, and you would have to leave your country, which
will cause your women and children to suffer very much ² our people don't want to go to war against you, though they are not a afraid, and you
know they are not; therefore I expect you will consider your own interest and keep your foolish people from doing any more mischief, otherwise the
consequence will be bad.
Your friend and brother
The Warriors and Chiefs of the Cherokee nation

Sevier grows concerned that the murders of Red Bird and Will could become a National incident and lead to an untimely war for the newly formed
country. On February 14, 1797, Sevier writes to former governor William Blount, then in the United States Congress, informing him of the crime and
naming Ned Mitchell and John Levingston (Livingston) as the murders.
Knoxville 14 February 1797
Sir
Yours of the 3rd ultimo by Mr. Casey came duly to hand; I expect that when this reaches you Congress will have risen, but as there is a probability
that you may remain in Philadelphia sometime after the session is over, I think it necessary to inform you that the Indians have killed one person in
Powell's Valley and wounded another; also have killed one more on Harpeth Cumberland Junction that this has been done in retaliation for two
Indians said to be very inhumanly murdered by Ned Mitchell and John Levingston (Livingston) somewhere near unto the head of Kentucky River, I
hope to have the matter shortly made up so as to restore peace and harmony. The reports of a probability of a war with the French, and direct
taxation seems to cause much clamor, and excites apparently much indignation among many here, against the measures of the American
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Government. I have not wrote to the other members expecting they will in all probability leave Philadelphia, before this letter will arrive, which I hope
will be Sufficient apology should it be otherwise.
I have the honor to be et cetera
John Sevier
a copy enclosed which was sent to Silas Dinsmore agent
Honorable Mr. William Blount
14th February 97

By March, Sevier demonstrably understands that citizens from Tennessee murdered Red Bird and Will in Kentucky, and he is solely accountable. On
March 5, 1797, Sevier writes to John Watts Jr. and other Chiefs of the Cherokee Nation, in response to their letter of March 4, 1797. While he does
admit that it was his citizens who violated the United States Treaty, he begins the letter by accusing Dick, a well known friend of Red Bird and Will's,
for retaliation of their murders.
Knoxville 5 March 1797
Brother
Your letter of the 4th came to hand to today, in which you say that your people have done no damage on either the person or property of the whites.
I wish this was the case, and I make no doubt you think so, but you may be sure, several is killed one in Powell Valley by a fellow called Dick, can talk
some English has hunted there, and is well known by the people. I mention this that you may know the person,² there has also been a great many
horses taken from Cumberland and one man killed and another wounded, and yesterday another was killed and scalped on Little Pigeon about thirty
miles from this place. This conduct my brother has a bad appearance and as I told you before will be attended with disagreeable events should your
people be so foolish and unwise not to decline such practices. You mention that I wrote you in a threatening manner, but my brother if you listen to
the words of my letter, there is no threats in it, I have only spoken to you the language of truth, and the fatal consequences, that must attend your
Nation, should you be so imprudent as to again go to war² I don't nor never did speak to you with a false tongue, nor do I wish your people to be
treated ill, but on the contrary that they may live in peace and safety and raise their children in quietude. I know very well, that some of the white
people are bad men and have been guilty of a horrid crime in killing the Red Bird and Will, and whenever they can be taken they shall suffer for it, one
of them has run away and the other as yet is not taken; as I told you in my last I tell you in this, that the innocent ought not to suffer for the guilty,
neither ought your people to take any satisfaction until you had first made your complaint and stated your sufferings. It is impossible for me to know
when damage is done to your people without you inform me; and your own good sense will point out to you that a murderer seldom ever discovers
upon himself, which I suppose is the reason why your people denies they have done any mischief. You say you have been a long journey and while
at Philadelphia received very different talks from that of mine; and say that I say you are but a handful of people and in consequence of our
superiority in numbers suppose we have a right to do as we please ² I deny saying we had a right to do as we please and on any such a
supposition, neither is there any such a word in any letter. It is true I said you were only a handful of people, which is the truth and I also advised you
of the danger of going to war. If the people at Philadelphia have told you that you are a numerous and strong people, and that you ought to go to war
and kill your white brothers, they have not told you that which is true, nor that which would be for your good and the interest of your nation was you
to take such advice. What I said in my letter was to convince your nation of their danger and the great evils that always attend a war, and the
distressing condition your people would be in, should such a thing take place² you wish I would talk to my people and tell them not to cross the
Tennessee River or to survey your land ² I have often told them that, neither do I wish or intend any such thing should be done. But you know I am a
great way from that place, and can't see what every foolish man is doing, I expected that the guards at Tellico, would stop such people from
crossing over, and I suppose, they would was they to see them, but neither them nor myself can see the transaction of every bad man, no more,
than you can your people, who come over on our side and kill our people and steal our horses. Now brother I hope I have said enough to convince
you, that I don't wish our people and yours to enter into war against each other, and I hereby declare that I wish to have peace and friendship
subsisting between the two Nations, and shall with all my heart and strength do everything in my power to promote the same ² I hope you will also
endeavor to keep your people within the bounds of reason; and let us try to prevent any further effusion of blood. I wish us to live friendly and bury
all animosities deep in the earth. If you have complaints, the government will redress them, and you know they are taking measures to effect the
same, but if your people will undertake contrary to the Articles of the treaty to redress themselves, you can't expect the government will do it ² I
request that you will make enquiry into the murder lately done on Pigeon; and if possible have the murderers punished agreeably to the Articles of
Treaty. ² Your people could have no color of excuse for committing any depredations on that quarter for they are not on lands claimed by your
Nation, neither have they interrupted any of your people ²I hope to have an answer from you as soon as possible
Your friend
John Sevier
John Watts and other Chiefs of the Cherokee Nation

On March 17, 1797 Sevier writes a letter to Governor Garrard of Kentucky specifying Edward Miller and John Livingston as the murders of Red Bird
and Will.
Knoxville 17 March 1797
Sir
Yours of the 10th instantly I am duly honored with and shall observe the contents. The wanton and unprovoked murder committed on the Red Bird
and another Indian of the Cherokee tribe, is a crime so atrocious and aggravating in its nature, that it is my sincere wish and desire to have the
perpetrators apprehended, in order they may suffer agreeably to the demerit of their crimes. The taking of them will be attended with some difficulty.
Levingston (Livingston) I have been informed left this state in a few days after it was known he had been guilty of the murder, and Mitchell is
constantly on his guard in such a manner, that will render it difficult to have him apprehended² you rest assured that nothing shall or will be lacking
in the executive, to have them taken and safely conducted into the State of Kentucky, if by any means the same can be accomplished
I have the honor to be very respectfully
Your Excellencys Most obedient Humble, Servant
By the governor His Excellency
Governor Garrard
Governor of Kentucky

On March 19, 1797, Sevier issues orders to the Sheriff of Hawkins County, Tennessee to apprehend the murderers of Red Bird and Will committed
by Edward Mitchell and John Levingston (Livingston), both citizens of the State of Tennessee and living in Hawkins County. It is important to note that
Sevier is untruthful when he states, "I am just now informed" of the murders. Compare the dates and prose in the preceding letters.
State of Tennessee to the Sheriff of Hawkins County
Sir
I am just now informed by an express from the Governor of the State of Kentucky that a most cruel daring and unprovoked murder was perpetrated
by Edward Mitchell and John Levingston (Livingston), citizens of this State and inhabitants of Hawkins County, on two Indians of the Cherokee
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Nation, one of the name of Red Bird who was hunting in the State of Kentucky, on the waters of Kentucky River. The perpetration of such horrid and
unwarranted an act is contrary to the treaties existing between the United States and the Indian tribes, as also all laws human and divine, and such
aggressions ought to meet exemplary and adequate punishment suitable to the demerit of their crimes, agreeably to the laws they have, so flagrantly
and wantonly violated. In conformity to the demand made by his Excellency the Governor of the State of Kentucky, and agreeably to an act of
Congress in such Cases made and provided: I do hereby command you, to take the aforesaid Edward Mitchell and John Levingston (Livingston), or
either of them if to be found in your County, and them or either of them safely and securely to convey unto the public jail of Kentucky, then and there,
them or either of them, you are to deliver unto the keeper thereof. In order that you may be the better enabled to apprehend, take, and convey the
said Edward Mitchell and John Levingston (Livingstone), or either of them as aforesaid, you are hereby empowered to apply to, and call upon, any
officer or officers, either Civil or Military within this State, to furnish you with such guard or guards, as may be adequate and necessary for the
purpose of taking, and Safely conveying them, to the public jail of Kentucky as aforesaid. I also command and enjoin that all officers Civil and Military,
be aiding and assisting in having the aforesaid Edward Mitchell and John Levingston (Livingston) apprehended and taken in order that they may be
dealt with as the law in such cases may direct. Given under my hand and seal in Knoxville this 19th day of March 1797
Signed
By the Governor
John Sevier
Order Sheriff Hawkins County

On March 28, 1797, Sevier writes to the Cherokee Nation further explaining that he has been requested by the Governor of Kentucky to have the two
Tennessee citizens who murdered Red Bird and Will apprehended and sent to Kentucky to be tried for their crime. It is a fact, which Sevier has
known for some time. While he admits the injustice to the Cherokee, it is not done without threatening them with war and removal.
Knoxville 28 March 1797
Brothers
I have received an express from the Governor of Kentucky which informs me that two men Citizens of the State of Tennessee, has murdered two
men of your Nation, one of the name of Red Bird. This murder was committed within the bounds and State of Kentucky, and the Governor thereof has
demanded of me to send them into that State to be tried for the murder agreeably to the laws of the State² I have sent forth orders to have the
murderers taken, and when taken to be immediately sent to Kentucky in order that they may be tried, and receive the punishment due their crime if
found guilty ² now my brothers you have had time enough to find out the persons that have killed the several people belonging to the State of
Tennessee, one has been killed and another wounded on the Kentucky Road since I wrote you before; I therefore request and demand of you, that
you have those murderers apprehended and punished agreeably to the treaty entered into between your Nation and the United States . I am
determined to have the white transgressors taken and punished if it can be done, and I shall expect you will apprehend the murderers on your part
and have them punished ² let us convince such disorderly people, that they shall not be the cause of shedding the blood of innocent people and
bringing about a war, which never fails to produce very fatal and disagreeable events I have frequently informed you how disagreeable a war
would be to the white people of this State and the United States in general, and also the dangerous consequences, that in all probability might and
would attend your Nation should such a went take place ² I hope your nation will consider well the dangerous consequences, and put a final stop to
the further effusion of blood, otherwise I am afraid it will tend to bring about very disagreeable events, which is the wish of this government to
prevent.
Your friend
John Sevier
The Warriors and Chiefs of the Cherokee Nation

As a final letter on the subject, written on March 30, 1797, Sevier focuses on the killings in retaliation for Red Bird and Will. For him, the matter of their
murders is now closed.
Knoxville 30th March 1797
Sir
I am induced to believe, that the Chiefs of the Cherokee Nation have possessed time sufficient to fully ascertain by whom the late murders have been
committed on several of the citizens of the State of Tennessee. I demand that the Chiefs of the Cherokee Nation apprehend, and bring to condign
punishment, those of their nation, who have been guilty of the perpetrations, and shall expect the leaders will evince, a disposition to strictly and
explicitly comply with the articles of the subsisting treaty between their nation and the United States. On the part of this State, permit me to assure
you, that those white persons who have so flagrantly violated, the laws of this and the United States, by committing violence's on any part of the
Cherokee Nation, shall not be suffered to escape with impunity. That it is the perfect intention of the executive, and a sincere desire, that such
violators of the laws and treaties existing between the United States and the Indian tribes, as also their disregard to the feelings of humanity, may
and shall suffer agreeably to the demerits of their crimes, so far as the government shall have energy sufficient to inflect the same, which I have no
doubt is fully competent and adequate² this is accompanied by one to the Chiefs on the subject, which you will please to have read and explained
to them, and assure the Nation that it is the desire of the State of Tennessee , to continue uninterrupted peace, reciprocity of friendship, and a
friendly intercourse, so far as the good conduct of the Nation may warrant and merit the same.
I have the honor to be with very sincere and great respect, your most obedient Servant
John Sevier
Silas Dinsmore Esquire

Treaty of Tellico
John Sevier was re-elected for a second term as Governor of Tennessee between 1803 and 1809. During this time, the third and fourth Treaties of
Tellico were negotiated and signed. The fourth treaty, signed on October 25, 1805, ceded Cherokee land in Kentucky, south of the Cumberland River.
Among the Cherokee chiefs and headmen who signed the treaty were Kentucky born Taltsuska (Doublehead), phonetically written as
Dhuqualutauge, Robert Benge's oldest brother Ahuludegi (John Jolly), phonetically written as Eulatakee, and Dotsuwa (Red Bird), phonetically written
as Tochuwor.
By the time of the fourth Treaty of Tellico, it was likely that either one of Red Bird's sons or nephews was given his name. Traditionally, names of a
father or uncle are given in a naming ceremony before or after their death. Because the treaty ceded land in Kentucky and Red Bird was murdered in
Kentucky during Sevier's previous term, it was in the best interests of Indian agents Return J. Meigs and Daniel Smith to make sure that a descendant
and namesake of Red Bird was represented

The Great Cherokee Children Massacre at Yahoo Falls


A Historical Narrative by Dan Troxell
By permission of Dan Troxell the author, excerpted from http://victorian.fortunecity.com/rothko/420/aniyuntikwalaski/cnwest.html
On Friday, August 10th 1810, the Great Cherokee Children Massacre took place at Yahoo Falls in southeast Kentucky ...... the Cherokee village
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leaders of the Cumberland Plateau territory from Knoxville Tennessee to the Cumberland River in Kentucky were led by the northern provisional
Thunderbolt District Chief, Beloved Woman/War Woman "Cornblossom," the highly honored daughter of the famous Thunderbolt War Chief
Doublehead. Several months before this date, Beloved Woman/War Woman Cornblossom, was preparing the people in all the Cherokee villages of
southeast Kentucky and northern Tennessee to bring all their children to the sacred Yahoo Falls area of refuge and safety.
Once all the Cherokee children were gathered, they were to make a journey to Rev. Gideon Blackburns' Presbyterian Indian School at Sequatchie
Valley outside of Chattanooga Tennessee in order to save the children of the Cherokee Nation remaining in Kentucky and northern Tennessee on the
Cumberland Plateau.
This area of Sequatchie Valley was very near to Lookout Mountain at Chattanooga, the once long held Chickamauga National capital of the
Thunderbolts. Near Lookout Mountain, just on the other side in northeast Alabama, was the rendezvous point for the Chickamaugan Cherokees and
their allies the Creek Nation. For by this time, many Creek and Chickamaugan Thunderbolt Cherokee were defending the rest of the Indian Nations
there as well. The arrangements to save the Cherokee children through Gideon Blackburns' white protection Christian Indian Schools, had been made
earlier by Cornblossom's father War Chief Doublehead, who had also several years earlier been assassinated by non-traditionalist of the southern
Cherokee Nation of the Carolinas and far eastern Tennessee.
A huge gathering area underneath Yahoo Falls itself was to be the central meeting place for these women and children to gather and wait. Then all
the children of all ages would go as one group southward to the school to safety from the many Indian fighters gathering in the neighboring counties
of Wayne and Pulaski in Kentucky. These Indian fighters were led by an old Franklinite militiaman from Tennessee named Hiram "Big Tooth" Gregory
who came from Sullivan County Tennessee at the settlement of Franklin and had fought many Franklinite campaigns under John Sevier to eliminate all
the traditional Thunderbolt Cherokees totally and without mercy. Big Tooth Gregory, sanctioned by the United States government, War Department,
and Governor of the territory, carried on the ill famous Indian hating battle cry of John Seveir that "nits make lice". Orders were understood by these
Cherokee haters that nits (baby lice) would grow up to be adults and especially targeted in all the campaigns of John Seveir Franklinites were the
Cherokees women, pregnant women, and children of all ages . . .
The Lands from London to Cumberland Falls were ruled by many war leaders, among them was a great warrior and friend to Cornblossom, War
Chief Red Bird called Chief Cutsuwah, descendent of the Great War Woman Cutsuwah that fell during the French and Indian War at Burnside
Kentucky. Red Bird was also a close relative to Cornblossom, War Chief Peter Troxell and their descendants. The cries of Red Bird's women and
children echoed many times in this genocide campaign of the Franklinites to rid the area of powerful Cherokee leaders. The blood of many warriors,
men and women, was spilled trying to defend their Cherokee people. From where today's Pickett State Park lays in northern Tennessee just below
the Kentucky Tennessee State Line lying south of present day Wayne County Kentucky, the cries of women and children and fallen warriors of War
Chief The Fox could also be heard . . .
Standing Fern from the Yahoo Falls area sent many warriors and war women to counter the Franklinites move on their boundaries many times as did
Cornblossom and War Chief Peter Troxell. War Chief Peter Troxell had attacked to the west of Yahoo Falls in 1806 and 1807 the settlers of Wayne
and Pulaski counties, bringing many settlers to the point of utter fear for their encroach- ments against the Cherokees of the now Daniel Boone
National Forest of southeast Kentucky. But in 1807, War Chief Peter Troxell had been granted official amnesty by the Governor of Kentucky if he and
his Cherokee war parties from neighboring McCreary County stop their raids into Wayne and Pulaski County. War Chief Peter Troxell agreed and
turned over his scalping knife with 9 notches to the authorities at the courthouse in Wayne County. Peace would last just a short time when the
settlers of Wayne and Pulaski banded together in 1810 to break this peace treaty at the massacre of Yahoo Falls. Many of the Cherokee who tried to
protect their people during these times simply did not return, dwindling the people down to small factions . . .
Politically, Two (2) Cherokee Nations had been formed during Dragging Canoe and Doublehead's fight for freedom of the traditionalist: The Southern
Cherokees of the Carolinas and far eastern Tennessee and the Chickamaugan Cherokee of Georgia, eastern Alabama, Tennessee, and Kentucky. . .
But by this date of 1810 Dragging Canoe and the rest of the so- called Bloody Seven had either died a natural death or been killed and War Chief
Doublehead, Cornblossoms father, had met his death by means of assassination at the hands of the Cherokee conformist from the south.
And now, in 1810, one more attempt would be made to destroy the Cherokees who kept the old traditional ways. One more attempt would be made to
destroy the "nits that make lice" as the many Cherokee women with their children began coming to Yahoo Falls in order to make the great "Children"
migration to Seqatchie Valley near Chattanooga, Tennessee. In southeast Kentucky, underneath Yahoo Falls itself, was War Woman Standing Fern
and over 100 women and children, others stationed themselves out from the falls. Standing Fern was the mighty woman war leader of the Yahoo
Falls area and was married to the 1st born of Cornblossom. She was married to War Chief Peter Troxell. At this time Cornblossom was married to the
famous "Big Jake" Jacob Troxell, a half breed Delaware Warrior from Pennsylvania who had been sent by the personal staff of President George
Washington earlier to sway the Cherokee away from the Spanish of Florida and more towards the New Americans in alliance . . . By 1810, "Little
Jake" Peter Troxell was a mighty War Chief riding along side his mother Cornblossom in all her campaigns and protecting the sacred sites with his
wife Standing Fern. They were true Cherokee Thunderbolts and wore the sacred emblem and mark of the Thunder People: the Lightning Bolt.
Standing Fern was in charge of the gathered children who by August 10th had almost all assembled. Now they would wait for Cornblossom to bring
her younger children to the falls, then all would be ready and they would go southward in a children fleeing journey more closer to the Thunderbolts
of the south who were more stronger.
Runners brought word to Standing Fern at the falls that her husband War Chief Peter Troxell and Cornblossom were on their way to Yahoo Falls with
the last of the children. Traveling with Cornblossom and War Chief Peter Troxell were Chief Red Bird of the Cumberland Falls area and their children,
the youngest children of Cornblossom, and all the children of War Chief Peter Troxell. When they arrived at Yahoo Falls the journey southward would
begin. But before Cornblossom, Red Bird, War Chief Peter Troxell, and the children with them arrived, the old Franklinite "Indian fighter" by the name of
Hiram "Big Tooth" Gregory had heard of the planned trip several days prior and headed immediately for the falls area to kill them all with all he could
muster to kill the Cherokee.
Breaking the 1807 peace treaty between War Chief Peter Troxell and the Governor of Kentucky, Big Tooth Gregory's band of Indian fighters crossed
into Cherokee territory and came in two directions, one group from Wayne County, the other from neighboring Pulaski county in southeast Kentucky.
The Indian fighters on horseback joined together at what is now called Flat Rock Kentucky and headed into the Yahoo Falls area with fiery hatred . . .
This occurred shortly after midnight in the early morning hours of darkness before the rising of the sun. This will be the night morning of screams.
This will be the last day of many children. This will be the day that will forever mark the Troxell Cherokee heritage in history.
Jacob Troxell, the long hunters, and warriors instantly sense the trouble, a Cherokee runner takes off in flight to attempt to warn Standing Fern at the
falls but is cut down by 2 side skirmishers on the way. At the same time Jacob Troxell and the front guards lock in a fierce battle of flintlock against
flintlock and hand to hand fighting, trying to keep Gregory and his band out, but are overcome in a short time by the numbers of the Indian fighters. All
the front guard is killed at this entrance to Yahoo Falls. It was said through the memories of the Cherokee people of southeast Kentucky that Jacob
Troxell and 1 renowned great warrior were the last to fall of the front guards. Jacob, now swinging a half broken highly decorated war club in one
hand and a large skinning knife in the other, stood fighting hand to hand with blood coming out of his mouth from several bodily wounds and was said
to have kept screaming to the end in a loud voice over and over, "The Children!"
The Great Warrior witnessed the fall of Jacob as the Indian fighters took sharp aim and fired a whole volley of lead into Jacob's body finally downing
and scalping him. Jacob will survive this attack but is mortally wounded and will live 2 months before he dies as a result from this massacre. So some
say that Jacob died at this massacre to denote his final breath to save the children because that was where his heart was - defending the children
of a now forgotten people lost within the hills and valleys of southeast Kentucky waiting for remembrance of their families. The Great Warrior, who
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was still standing and the last to fall, was jumped by several Indian fighters and downed to the ground. Breaking his arms the Indian fighters then cut
his throat and scalped him.
This had all been witnessed and watched by a hidden son of one of the front Cherokee guards who was given orders to flee into the woods upon
the Indian fighters approach. This hidden Cherokee son would carry down this memory for generations (today . . . the Yahoo Falls area is part of the
Big South Fork River and Recreation Area of the National Park Service and is the tallest waterfall in Kentucky which drops 113 feet, underneath and
behind the falls is an open huge gigantic rock shelter where the children and Standing Fern had gathered).
Gregory with his Indian fighters after scalping all the front guards, then moved onward in a rush to the falls area. Lining themselves all along the top
rim of the bluff surrounding the falls and large "rock house" below it, they began firing from all sides down on War Woman Standing Fern and over
100 children now trapped directly underneath them. The ones out from the falls ran, hid, and escaped. Trapping the 100 children with other old men,
pregnant women, and mothers underneath the falls, Gregory and his men worked their way down into the gigantic area of the rock house on the 2
downward side paths while the ones on top kept them bottled in. As children and women fell all around her from the volley of lead above, War
Woman Standing Fern and her few warriors now take to the two left and right inclining side paths that lead into the huge rock shelter hoping to meet
and stop the Indian fighters. Looking outward from underneath the falls itself, Standing Fern and several warriors took the right hand path that would
lead upward, the other few warriors took the left path. The trapped Cherokee people and the children old enough to hold a weapon grabbed what
ever they could in their grasps to defend themselves. Some would have a knife or hatchet, while most would only have a rock or a clay cooking bowl
to throw or nothing at all to use as a weapon. Some of the ones who escaped out from the falls, hid among the rocks, water, and trees and would
watch in horror with tears to tell the story for generations so that we may remember what happened that day, Friday, August 10th, 1810.
Standing Fern and her warriors were very quickly overcome by the Indian fighters and brutally killed but not before Standing Fern fought with a
passion of defense taking with her several of the Indian fighters in hand to hand combat along the right path while the other warriors fought with the
ever fevered courage of a Thunderbolt as well. The fall of Standing Fern occurred at a narrow spot on the right path fighting several of the Indian
fighters with the swinging of a hatchet in hand to hand combat. As she was fighting she was shot twice, once in the shoulder and once in the hip,
and gutted in the belly with an unforeseen knife. As the knife entered her belly, at the same time she was shoved over the ravine by several Indian
Fighters, but not before taking some with her.
With Standing Fern and all her warriors now defeated and murdered, the Indian fighters set upon the children and others that were trapped under the
falls, rushing it with more volleys of lead and close attack. Using what useless weapons they had, the women, old men, and children fell prey to the
evil dark designs of the attackers. They screamed an earthquake of death and tears. The water and ground ran red.
Hiram Big Tooth Gregory and all his Indian fighters raped the women and younger female children of all ages, pillaged, cut bellies open, murdered, and
scalped over 100 Chickamaugan Cherokee women and children that had been trapped underneath Yahoo Falls, killing most of them as they ran,
begged, huddled together, and screamed and pleaded for life.
Meanwhile this same day the party of Cornblossom approached with her children. As her party came closer to the falls area, it is said a hawk flew
above them and lit in a nearby tree and acted strange. Investigating this remarkable occurrence, it was found that the tree was bleeding blood out of
its bark, the leaves trembled, and the sound of the hawk was as a cry and scream of a baby. Fearing something wrong, Cornblossom and her party
pushed onward in a frantic pace to get her children to the falls and safety. When Cornblossom arrived at the falls entrance area, she found all of the
front guards brutally scalped and killed with her husband "Big Jake" Jacob Troxell. Leaving the children with some women at the front guard
entrance, Cornblossom, her son War Chief Peter Troxell, Red Bird, and their party of warriors and war women then rushed to the Falls itself, where
they find some of Gregorys murderers who had remained behind still finishing their evil work of rape, torture, and scalping. Cornblossom screams for
her warriors, Redbird, and her son Chief Peter Troxell to kill these remaining men with a blow of passion. Her famous cry was once again heard as
she had always shouted in all her many campaigns: "Shoot Twice Not Once!" War Chief Peter Troxell, Chief Redbird, and the Thunderbolt Warriors,
along with Beloved Woman / War Woman Cornblossom (Selu-Sa-tah), charged the murderers with screaming Cherokee war hoops and passion of
justice, a battle ensues with a short volley of rifle fire and close hand to hand combat with all its fierceness. All the remaining men of Gregory's Indian
fighters are cut down to never more harm the Cherokee people.
From this last fight of Cornblossom, her son War Chief Peter Troxell was himself killed at the huge rock shelter underneath the falls and Cornblossom
herself received an agonizing long rifle gunshot injury. Cornblossom will live 2 days before this wound takes its full toll on her life. Beloved Woman
Cornblossom, wounded and in much pain from wound and sorrow, will sing and wail the "Death song of the Cherokees."
And on the rising of the Sun on the 3rd day .... Cornblossom passed on into history a Great Cherokee Woman and mother of generations to come.
Holding the Beams of Sunlight in her Eyes Forever. . . Clinching her raised fists and raised open arms to the Great Spirit, day and night, she kept
screaming the words of her father Doublehead, son War Chief Peter Troxell, and daughter-n-law War Woman Standing Fern: "WE ARE NOT
CONQUERED YET!"
. . . From this massacre, Jacob Troxell (husband to Cornblossom), the Great Warrior, and all the front guards killed, War Woman Standing Fern (wife
to War Chief Peter Troxell) and her elite Thunderbolt warriors all killed defending the children below the falls, War Chief Peter Troxell killed in the last
fight, and over 100 women and children waiting to go south to safety in a children journey to a Christian mission school, all lay dead, massacred,
raped, tortured, and scalped, by these "Indian fighters" . . .
This massacre ended all power of the mighty Chickamaugan Thunderbolt Cherokee people in Kentucky to Knoxville Tennessee. Cornblossom and
Standing Fern were the last powerful "Beloved Women/War Women" of the Thunderbolt Cherokees of the Cumberland Plateau . . .
After the massacre at Yahoo Falls, Reverend Blackburn's "Indian schools" in Tennessee are discontinued due to Blackburn's illness and grief over
the many women and children killed at Yahoo Falls in southeast Kentucky. Reverend Blackburn is caught with a boatload of whiskey and becomes
an alcoholic. Chief Redbird isolates his people that live near Cumberland Falls and sends any remaining people into hiding until the remembrance.
The children of Cornblossom and Standing Fern survived. William Troxell the youngest son of Cornblossom, and my descent, survived and removed
himself to northeastern Alabama 7 yrs after the massacre, lived with the Creeks, and became a link between the hidden Cherokee of Kentucky and
Tennessee before and after the Trail of Tears.
. . . Also in the last fight of Cornblossom, Peter Troxell, and Redbird when they attacked the remaining murderers at the Falls, 3 of the white men
were held and spared briefly and executed personally by the hidden children who had escaped and run into the nearby hill. This execution of justice
came shortly after the passing of Cornblossom on the 3rd day after being weighed in judgment by the Cherokee Council of Women of Redbird . . .
I, Dan Troxell, Deni U-Gu-Ku, direct descendant through Cornblossom and her last born son William Troxell, comes out from isolation and proclaims
our history alive for I am a Real Human Being, I am a Thunderbolt, I am Cherokee. The Thunderbolt people will now wait for a remembrance.
LET US NOT FORGET THEM
REMEMBER THEM WITH A CHEROKEE TEAR
Danny Troxell

Someone suggested that the Chief Red Bird, who defended the children of his tribe in the following story ~ most of us disagree ~ was War Woman,
or The Bowles (Duwa'li, or Chief Bowles), born in North Carolina about 1756, an auburn haired, blue eyed, half-blood Scotch Cherokee, returned for
a visit. The Bowles moved into the St. Francis River valley in Missouri in the early part of 1810 after the Scot party massacre in 1794. He later moved
his people from MO to northwestern AR, and finally to Texas (see http://rosecity.net/cherokee/chief_bowles.html); or the Cherokee link to my other
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website (http://ourtexasfamily.com/)

Aaron Brock, aka "Chief Red Bird" Tsalagi' Ugvwiyuhi Totsu'hwa (abt. 1721- ca 1811)
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Red Bird River, S.E. Kentucky, named for Chief Red Bird. The boundary between Clay and Leslie Cos. follows in part the Red Bird River. Turkey track
is the traditional symbol for the Bird clan (Ani-Tsisqua). Turkey is also the symbol of the trickster.
The rock exhibits symbols for all Cherokee clans. Photos courtesy of Tim Brock, May 2005

AARON BROCK (Sr.), is said to've been born 8 Dec 1721 in VA, though no source for the date can be found ~ the same birthday as his son JESSE
BROCK (b. 8 Dec 1751, Cumberland Co., VA), so perhaps someone confused their birthdays. AARON died probably 1811 in Clay Co., KY.
Nearly 200 years of oral tradition indicates Aaron Brock the English name of Cherokee treaty-signer Chief Red Bird (Cherokee name Tsalagi'
Ugvwiyuhi Totsu'hwa) for whom the Red Bird River was named. Circumstantial evidence indicates but cannot prove he was the son of Chief Great
Eagle and Woman Ani-Wadi. Dr. Kenneth B. Tankersley was shown the burial place of Aaron Brock - Chief Red Bird as a boy by his great-
grandmother Elizabeth Saylor Tankersley, who was shown by her grandmother Elizabeth Brock Saylor, the granddaughter of Jesse Brock's son
James C., as a place to be cared for by their family, which has looked after his grave since the murder.
Aaron Brock's name as father of Jesse Brock and his sister Mahala Susanna Brock Callahan was mentioned in only one old printed family history
(Strong Family, by Mrs. J. C. Hurst, Lexington, KY, 1958).
No evidence is cited for the name of his father to have been Reuben Brock ("British soldier b. 1680"), as found in a few genealogy databases on the
Internet, nor that such a Reuben existed in that time period.
The mystery of where this Reuben theory came: Apparently it was a theory only of a researcher, then repeated as fact by others.
The Swiss/Germans Rudolph and John Michael Brack/Brock in Augusta Co., VA, had two grandsons named Reuben who served in the Revolution. It
is likely one of them was mistaken for a candidate for the father of Aaron Brock, though they were born 150 years too late. See EARLIEST BROCKS
IN VA.
Virginia colonists from England received land patents of 50 acres per man, plus 50 acres for persons they transported to Virginia. Bond servants
received 50 acres when their 2-7 years of servitude were complete. All patents were preserved and are at the Library Virginia in Richmond, and
none exists for Reuben Brock. Abstracts were published by Nell M. Nugent in several volumes, Cavaliers & Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land
Patents, beginning with Vol. I, 1623-1666, Richmond, VA, 1963. Patent images are available on-line on the LVA website.
All able-bodied males were required to serve militia duty. All extant county militia lists were published by Lloyd D. Bockstruck, Virginia's Colonial
Soldiers, Baltimore, MD, 1988.

Aaron's son Jesse Brock was said in testimony by his grandson Elijah (son of Amon) to be "about 3/4 Indian." This suggests that Jesse was the
grand- or great-grand-, or gr-great-grandson (?) of a European immigrant. A Brock DNA Project to determine the Y-chromosome of Aaron Brock is
awaiting more test results, but so far three Brock direct-male-line descendants of JesseBrocks's sons Amon, James, and Jesse, Jr., are haplogroup
J-12f2.1+, of Mediterranean-Middle East- Ashkenazi Jewish (Jews who went to Northern Europe, primarily to England).
Dr. Bennett Greenspan of Family Tree DNA wrote about our Brock family's DNA in June 2007, "I have looked into a Jewish database that we have
and this line IS found as a 12/12 match with 10 people in the database of Jews«One from Turkey (likely Spanish origins) one from Iran, and many
from the Island of Majorca from a group of people who where forced to convert to Christianity called the Cheuta¶s. I do not believe that these Brocks
are descended from a Native American male, rather from a Jewish colonizer of Spanish descent."
Another man tested whose DNA was tested descends from a George Brock who lived in the same area as Jesse, had land dealings with him, and is
believed by descendants to be Jesse's son, shows haplogroup R1B, the most common European admixture, and no similarity to the other two. There
is little chance they had a common ancestor.
He and some other Brocks tested with DNA Prints, rather than Y-chromosome testing, all show a percentage of Native American.
There is no telling how far back the Jewish (or Melungeon) ancestor lived; it could have been hundreds or even thousands of years. Elizabeth
Caldwell Hirschman, in her book MELUNGEON: THE LAST LOST TRIBE IN AMERICA (2005), wrote, "Not all Jews are Melungeon, but all Melungeons
are Jews," and cites numerous landings in the Carolinas and Florida during the 1500s by Spanish and Portuguese Jewish sailors and settlers seeking
a new home as refugees from the Inquisition which began in Spain 1492, the year Columbus discovered America. As other English colonists arrived,
the earlier Jewish settlers sought isolation in Appalachia.
One European who married a Cherokee was Christian Gottlieb Priber, who immigrated abt 1735 from Zittau, Germany, went quickly to live with the
Cherokee which he saw as an idyllic lifestyle. Leaving a wife and children in Germany who he meant to send for, he instead married a daughter of
the great Cherokee Chief Moytoy at Tellico (now in SC). Her name is unknown, but their daughter Creat Priber married Chief Doublehead, who may've
been Aaron Brock/Red Bird's brother, in the area now Stearns, KY. According to the interview of Felix Begley by Mrs. Annie Walker Burns, Christian
Gottlieb Priber and his Moytoy wife had four daughters, names of the other three are not known. It was fairly common in that time and place for
siblings to marry siblings.

Erected in Clay Co. in 1966 by Kentucky Dept. of Highways, No. 908, text at Kentucky Historical Society,
http://members.tripod.com/~Sue_1/redbird.html
NOTE by Dr. Kenneth B. Tankersley: The prose about Red Bird was on the original State Marker. It was placed in front of Red Bird's cave, destroyed
by SR 66, just south of Spurlock and north of Jack's Creek, in Clay County, and directly across the Red Bird River from his burial site. I have a photo
taken the day it was dedicated by the governor. My cousin, Jess Wilson, the Clay County historian, filled in until he arrived. The marker has since
been stolen and moved to another county. This site is still on the National Register of Historic Places.
Chief Red Bird - Was a legendary Cherokee Indian for whom this fork of the Kentucky River is named. He and another Indian, Jack, whose name was
given the creek to the south, were friendly with early settlers and permitted them to hunt in the area. Allegedly they were killed in battle protecting
their furs, and the bodies thrown into the river here. The ledges bear markings attributed to Red Bird."
1966, Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways #908.

Previous location of Red Bird Rock, the homeplace of Chief Red Bird. The rock broke from this location on 7 Dec 1994 and was taken to Mancester,
KY, city park. The rock use to be at ground level until the land was excavated to bring the road through. Photo by Tim Brock. Current location of Red
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Bird Rock in Manchester (seat of Clay Co., KY), city park, and Tim Brock. In addition to the carvings left by Chief Red Bird are several religious
markings attributed to early priest from the Red Bird Mission who found the rock and added his own markings in several ancient languages he knew.

Site of Red Bird's murder, directly across the road from Red Bird Rock. Photo by Tim Brock
Dr. John J. Dickey Diary, Fleming County, Ky. Recorded in the 1870's and beyond. Reprinted in Kentucky Explorer, Volume 11, No March, 1997, p.
107. By permission. Clay County.

RED BIRD ~ The Indian chief for whom Red Bird Creek in Clay County was named was probably a Cherokee from Tennessee or North Carolina. Like
others of his race, he was a great hunter and allured by the game in this remote region he finally took up his residence on the creek that bears his
name at the mouth of Jack's Creek in this county. He came to his death by the avarice of the "pale face." There lived with him a crippled Indian named
Willie. This man dressed the skins which Red Bird brought to their wigwam and looked after the culinary department of their house. Some hunters
from North Carolina, greedy and unscrupulous, came to the wigwam and murdered Willie. They then secreted themselves and awaited the return of
the brave chief who had long before buried his tomahawk and for years had been living in peace with the white man, and as he approached his
crude castle the bullet of an assassin laid him in the dust. They threw his body into a hole of water nearby which is still called "Willie's Hole," and
from which John Gilbert and others took him and buried him. One tradition is that he was sitting on the bank of a creek fishing when he was shot and
that he fell into the creek.

NOTE: It was Jake, not Jack, according to Jake's descendant.

Native people in the past traveled and made seasonal moves. Robert Benge, for example, ranged in war and peace from Canada to Florida. By the
time of Red Bird, people lived in cabins, rode horses, and drove wagons. Sequoyah moved back and forth from Georgia to Kentucky, from
Washington to Arkansas.

Cherokee people who served in the Revolution, as well as African Americans who served, were permitted to be land owners and were encouraged
by the newly formed government to acculturate into American society as civilized people.

Gist, father of Sequoyah, led an entire militia of Cherokee during the Revolution. He was brought up for treason and tried by Washington, who found
him not guilty and thanked him for rallying the Cherokee for the American cause.
Aaron Brock migrated to Red Bird, Harlan Co., KY, when his son Jesse was granted land for his Revolutionary service. It is said that at first Aaron
and his wife lived in a sycamore tree near what is now Red Bird, Kentucky, which is named for him. Sycamore trees were sacred to the Cherokee. It
is where the Creator gave the Cherokee people fire. The stump of that sycamore tree is almost within eye sight of Ken Tankersley's family's home at
Cranks, Harlan Co., Kentucky. Jesse Brock was the first settler at Wallins Creek in what was then Knox Co. and is now Harlan.
Aaron Brock, Chief Red Bird, was a friend of Dillon Asher, who maintained a tollgate on the border of Cherokee Treaty land, near present-day
Pineville. Pineville was on the Cherokee Boundary Line by the Treaties of 1785, 1792, and 1798. Asher fought in favor of the Cherokee against Evan
Shelby, brother of Isaac Shelby, first governor of Kentucky and a commissioner to relinquish Cherokee land claims along the Cumberland River. Red
Bird warned Asher that Evan Shelby was going to have him killed, and he fled to present-day Harlan County, and named the new settlement after his
Cherokee friend, Red Bird. Dillon Asher's nephew Dillon Asher II (1797-1858, son of John Asher) married Henrietta Bolling, a Powhatan descendant
of Pocohantas and John Rolfe.

About 1798 Chief Red Bird made a personal treaty with Dillon Asher (1777-1844), who kept the first tollgate on the Cumberland Pass, at Pineville,
KY. Historical marker designating Asher's cabin was missing and has been replaced:

A historical marker reads, "LOG CABIN PRE-1800. On these grounds of the Red Bird River Community Hospital of the Evangelical United Brethren
Church Center is log cabin built before 1800. Erected by Dillon Asher. Born 1774, died 1844. Buried near log house. Asher was keeper of first tollgate
in Kentucky near Pineville. Established by legislature, 1795; fees paid for improvements on Wilderness Road."

Aaron "Chief Red Bird" 's daughter Mahala Brock who md. Edward Callahan had two daughters marry Cornetts ~ Zelphia to Roger Cornett b. 1786,
and Charlotte Callahan to Robert Cornett b. 1780, son of Nathaniel Cornett. There were numerous other Brock-Cornett-Bolling marriages but I haven't
linked them all back to an original ancestor.

Yahoo Falls, Cleary Co., KY, where Cherokee men, women, and children were massacred in 1810 while Red Bird was helping escort them to safety
at the Red Bird mission

Note Citations
Earliest Brocks in Virginia
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The first permanent settlement in North America began in 1607 at Jamestown, VA, twenty-two years after the Roanoke Colony and forty years after
the Spanish landed at what is now St. Augustine, Florida.
The earliest English colony in North America was the Roanoke Colony brought by Ralph Lane in 1585. The passenger list included one named John
Brocke. He was still there in 1587, as John Brook. John White came from England in 1587 bringing more than 100 additional soldiers, colonists, and
scholars. Sometime between August of that year and 1590, when their governor returned to the island from a trip to England, all the colonists had
vanished, leaving the sign CROATAN carved into a palisade of the fort and CRO on a tree.
In 1584, explorers Philip Amadas and Arthur Barlowe were the first to set eyes on the island. They had been sent to the area by Sir Walter Raleigh
with the mission of scouting the broad sounds and estuaries in search of an ideal location for settlement. Amadas and Barlowe wrote glowing
reports of Roanoke Island, and when they returned to England a year later with two Natives, Manteo and Wanchese, all of Britain was abuzz with
talk of the New World's wonders.
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Queen Elizabeth herself was impressed, and she granted Raleigh a patent to all the lands he could occupy. She named the new land "Virginia", in
honor of the Virgin Queen, and the next year, Raleigh sent a party of 100 soldiers, craftsmen and scholars to Roanoke Island.

Under the direction of Ralph Lane, the garrison was doomed from the beginning. They arrived too late in the season for planting, and supplies were
dwindling rapidly. To make matters worse, Lane, a military captain, alienated the neighboring Roanoke Indians, and ultimately sealed his own fate by
murdering their chief, Wingina over a stolen cup.

By 1586, when Sir Francis Drake stopped at Roanoke after a plundering expedition, Lane and his men had had enough. They abandoned the
settlement and left behind a fort, the remains of which can still be seen at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site today. Ironically, a supply ship from
England arrived at Roanoke less than a week later. Finding the island deserted, the leader left behind 15 of his men to hold the fort and returned to
England for reinforcements.

Raleigh was angry with Lane but not deterred from his mission. He recruited 117 men, women and children for a more permanent settlement, and
appointed John White governor of the new "Cittie of Raleigh". Among the colonists were White's pregnant daughter, Eleanor Dare, his son-in-law
Annanias Dare, and the Indian chief Manteo, who had become an ally during his stay in Britain.

Raleigh had since decided that the Chesapeake Bay area was a better site for settlement, and he hired Simon Fernandes, a Portuguese pilot familiar
with the area, to transport the colonists there. Fernandes, however, was by trade a privateer in the escalating war between Spain and England. By
the time the caravan arrived at Roanoke Island in July, 1587, to check on the 15 men left behind a year earlier, he had grown impatient with White and
anxious to resume the hunt for Spanish shipping. He ordered the colonists ashore on Roanoke Island.

The colonists soon learned that Indians had murdered the 15 men and were uneasy at the prospect of remaining on Roanoke Island. But Fernandes
left them no choice. They unloaded their belonging and supplies and repaired Lane's fort. On August 18, 1587, Eleanor Dare gave birth to a daughter
she named Virginia, thus earning the distinction of being the first English child born on American soil. Ten days later, Ferndades departed for England,
taking along an anxious John White, who hesitantly decided to return to England for supplies. It was the last time he would ever see his family.

Upon his arrival in Britain, White found himself trapped by the impending invasion of the Spanish Armada. Finally, two years after the stunning defeat
of the Armada, he again departed for Roanoke Island. He arrived on August 18, 1590--his grand daughter's third birthday--and found the Cittie of
Raleigh deserted, plundered, and surrounded "with a high pallisado of great trees, with cortynes and flankers, very fort-like". On one of the
palisades, he found the single word "CROATOAN" carved into the surface, and the letters "CRO" carved into a nearby tree.

White knew the carvings were "to signifie the place, where I should find the planters seated, according to a secret token agreed upon betweene
them and me at my last departure from them...for at my coming away, they were prepared to remove 50 miles into the maine". He had also instructed
the colonists that, should they be forced to leave the island under duress, they should carve a Maltese cross above their destination. White found no
such sign, and he had every hope that he would locate the colony and his family at Croatoan, the home of Chief Manteo's people south of Roanoke
on present-day Hatteras Island.

Before he could make further exploration, however, a great hurricane arose, damaging his ships and forcing him back to England. Despite repeated
attempts, he was never again able to raise the funding and resources to make the trip to America. Raleigh had given up hope of settlement, and White
died many years later on one of Raleigh's estates, ignorant to the fate of his family and the colony.

The 117 pioneers of Roanoke Island had vanished into the great wilderness.

From "The Lost Colony" by Eric Hause

Today researchers of the Lost Colony Center for Science and Research actively seek to unravel the mystery of their disappearance. See the
Center's website, particularly the maps of the colony's location.
The Virginia Company of London, England, commissioned three ships carrying Capt. John Smith and English colonists which arrived in what became
Jamestown, Virginia, in 1607. The majority of colonists died during the first winter, but some reinforcements arrived in 1608 and 1609. By the Fall of
1609 there were 450 or so colonists ~ but by spring of 1610, only 60 had survived. More reinforcements arrived and the colony managed to
continue.
Virginia became a Royal Colony in 1624. To encourage continued immigration, Colonists were entitled to 50-acre patents of free land, and those who
transported colonists got 50 acres for every person they transported. As a result, Virginia has excellent Patents and Grants records. The earliest
Brock land patent was in 1637.
Rumored to be the progenitor of our Brock family and the father of Aaron Brock, Sr. (aka Chief Red Bird), but no evidence of him has been found,
was a Reuben Brock, b. abt 1680, said to be a British soldier. Reuben was not mentioned in the old family histories from various branches of
descendants. He left no record, received no Patent. He is on no extant militia list, although militia duty was required of all able-bodied males [though
not all county lists have survived]. It is possible he went quickly to live with the Indians, married a Cherokee, and left no record. The parents of
Reuben are unknown, if indeed he existed.
Strong oral tradition in the Brock family tells us that Aaron Brock was the treaty-signer Chief Red Bird, Tsalagi' Ugvwiyuhi Totsu'hwa, for his family
has for nearly 200 years cared for his burial place as a sacred responsibility. Because the U.S. government took care to obtain the most influential
Cherokee to sign treaties, he may have been the son whose name is unknown of the great Chief Willenewah, Great Eagle, and Woman Ani-Wadi.
Brock descendants tested with DNA Print have a percentage of Native American DNA, but known descendants of Jesse, Jehu, Jeremiah, James,
and Elder George Brock have matching Y-chromosome (patrilineal descent) DNA of haplogroup J1 European immigrant ancestry. This indicates their
European ancestor married a Native American.
Aaron's son Jesse Brock was said in testimony by his grandson to be "about 3/4 Indian," so one of Jesse's parents was the child or grandchild of a
European immigrant.
One such European was Christian Gottlieb Priber, who immigrated abt 1735 from Zittau, Germany, went quickly to live with the Cherokee which he
saw as an idyllic lifestyle. Leaving a wife and children in Germany who he meant to send for, he instead married a daughter of the great Cherokee
Chief Moytoy. Her name is unknown, but one of their four daughters married the Chickamaugan Cherokee, Chief Doublehead, who lived in the same
area in Kentucky and elsewhere that Aaron Brock lived.
Who were the earliest Brock land patentees in Virginia? That's easy to find out ~ the Library of Virginia (Richmond) website has an index to and
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images of the patents. Earlier, the patents were abstracted and published by Nell Marion Nugent in a wonderful series of books: CAVALIERS &
PIONEERS: ABSTRACTS OF VIRGINIA LAND PATENTS, available in good genealogical libraries, Vols. I-VIII.
The Brock DNA Project has revealed surprisingly the close kinship/common ancestry of Jesse Brock's descendants and those of George Brock, Sr.,
who was in New Kent Co., VA, by 1703. George transported (imported) six persons to VA, but was not reported as a transportee himself, which
leads to the conclusion that he was not an immigrant colonist, but rather the son or grandson of one. As eight Virginia counties (shires) were created
beginning 1634, the population grew and citizens moved further west away from the Tidewater, one piece of land could be in several successive
counties. Two men named George Brocke and George Broche were imported (by two different men) to Virginia in June 1666 -- the first, to Lancaster
Co., and the second, to "Rappahannock River." A few years could pass before the transporter was issued a patent which listed those he
transported, which of course showed where his land was, but not where his transportees settled. In 1650 a William Brocas also had land on the
Rappahannock River, 1750 acres in two patents.
This is the area of Virginia known as the Northern Neck. See here the animated formation map of Virginia Counties.
There were Brock records for this family in each of the following, plus several others:
From "A HORNBOOK OF VIRGINIA HISTORY" published by the Virginia State Library in 1965:
LOUISA COUNTY was named for Princess Louisa, a daughter of George II. It was formed from Hanover in 1742. Its area is 514 square miles, and the
county seat is Louisa.
HANOVER COUNTY was named for George I, who, at the time of his accession to the English throne, was Elector of Hanover, Germany. The county
was formed from New Kent in 1721. Its area is 466 square miles, and the county seat is Hanover.
NEW KENT COUNTY was probably named for the English county Kent. Colonel William Claiborne, a native of Kent, was a prominent resident of the
Virginia county at the time of its formation. New Kent County was formed from York about 1654. Its area is 221 square miles, and its county seat is
New Kent.
YORK COUNTY was originally named Charles River, and was one of the eight shires formed in 1634. The present name was given in 1643, probably
in honor of James, Duke of York, the second son of Charles I. Its area is 123 square miles, and the county seat is Yorktown.

NOTE: patent search and images are available on-line at the Library of Virginia.
The earliest Brock land patents in Virginia were:
(1) JOHN BROCK and wife BARBARY in Charles River Co. immigrated to VA bef 24 Nov 1637 when granted two patents (1) for 400 acres butting
upon a point of Queens Creek, for transporting himself, his wife BARBARA BROCKE and six other persons to the Colony; and (2) 300 acres bounded
by a swamp by the Indian Cabin, lying upon Queens Creek, for transporting six persons to the Colony at his own expense. On 16 Sep 1639, he was
granted a patent for 300 acres butting upon Queenes &c. at the head of the Creek with the Maiden Swamp, for having transported five persons into
the Colony.
In Apr 1638 John Broche, surgeon, "freely bestowed upon my godson John Major, sonne of Richard Major of Queens Cr., boate right, age 3 3/4 yrs,
one cow one heifer and one yearling, etc., to be delivered when he is 18 yrs." And, in May 1638, he assigned his 400 acres in Charles River Co. to
Nicholas Jarnew. Perhaps he moved from there to New Kent Co., for in Nov 1669, 50 acres granted to John Brocas, decd., was by inquisition
patented by the Deputy Escheater to Jno. Broccus; and 1800 ac. granted by John Broche decd. was by inquisition patented to Capt. William Bassett
by the Deputy Escheater.
JOHN BROCK's 1637 VA PATENT

(2) WILLIAM BROCK was in Lower Norfolk Co., VA by 1664 (with two patents, the first for 420 acres, the second for 100 acres for transporting 2
persons to the Colony); on 27 Sep 1680 granted a patent for 1000 acres in the parish of Lynhaven at the fresh ponds, to the Southward of Rudee -
Bounded &c. 350 acres of it in the Dam neck at the head of the fresh ponds for 1000 acres);
WILLIAM BROCK's 1670 VA PATENT

(3) GEORGE BROCK (Sr.), born 1680 in England (descendants say) was in St. Peters Parish, New Kent Co., VA, by 1711/12 when he was
processioned, and again 1714/15 processioned. In 1719 he received a patent for 300 ac for transporting 6 persons; the land adjoined John Sims; on
the West branch of Stonehorse Creek. On the same day his neighbor John Sims' patent adjointed George Brock. The patents were signed by
Governor Alexander Spotswood.
It appears that GEORGE Sr. moved to Albemarle Co., VA, where on 20 Aug 1748 he was granted a patent for 95 acres on both sides of Bremore
Creek near the head. In 1752 George Brock wrote a will saying he was sick and bequeathed to his loving grandson, John Brock, the son of George
Brock II, part of his plantation of 95 acres on Bremore Creek and cattle; the residue to his friend, John Melton in consideration of the care he had
given to George. Patrick Napier witnessed both the deed and the will.
George Brock and his 1719 VA patent

(4) JOSEPH BROCK, Gentleman, born 1680 in Chester, England, according to descendants, received a nearly 4-page patent from King George the
Second in 1738 for 7,467 acres in the Parish of St. George, Spotsylvania Co., VA.
Joseph Brock's 1738 Patent

(5) WILLIAM BROCK ~ possibly the son of #4, Joseph Brock, above?
Was he the William Brock granted a patent on 2 May 1713 in Princess Anne Co., VA, for 254 acres at a place called and known by the name of the
Dam neck Joining on the fresh pond alias white marsh?
Descendants say he was b. 1694 in Spotsylvania Co., VA; md. Mary Carter, and d. 29 Jan 1768 in Spotsylvania Co.
William Brock's 1713 Patent

(6) Cousins HANSS MICHEL BRACK (JOHN MICHAEL BROCK) and (7) RUDOLPH (RUDY/RUDAL) BRACK/BROCK, settled in the Shenandoah Valley of
Virginia ca 1732-36. In 1740 they were granted adjoining Northern Neck Patents in the portion of Orange Co., VA, which became Augusta Co.
Rudolph was born 1692 in Zweibreucken, Switzerland, moved to Germany, and he and his wife and a child immigrated from Germany aboard the
ship HOPE in 1732 from Rotterdam to England, to the port of Philadelphia, PA, where they stayed a few years in Lancaster. Perhaps he was an
indentured servant. He wrote his will in Augusta Co. in Jan 1748/9 which was recorded a month later.
Hanss Michel BRACK (John Michael Brock), immigrated from Germany to New York in 1709-10, stayed several years, moved to PA abt 1724, and
joined a large German settlement in the portion of Orange Co., VA, which became Augusta Co., and then Shenandoah and Rockingham Co. with his
cousin Rudolph Brack/Brock.
Both men had adjoining Virginia land grants in Augusta Co., probably the first land they'd ever owned. Rudolph left his interest in his surveyed but not
yet granted land to his minor son George Brock.
Rudolph and John Michael Brock
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(8) GEORGE BROCK, son of Rudal/Rudolfo who wrote his will in Jan 1748/9 in Augusta Co., VA, was granted on 9 Feb 1749/50 in Augusta Co. by
Thomas Lord Fairfax, Baron of Cameron, Proprietor of the Northern Neck of Virginia, for 224 acres 20 perches joining on Mary Hill (widow) and Peter
Courtner on Holemans Creek. Brocks Gap in present-day Rockingham Co., VA, mentioned by George Washington in the journal of his passage there
when fighting Indians, was named for him by mid 1700s. George appears to be the progenitor of a large family which went to SC.
George Brock Patent 1749/50

(9) Isaac Brock, b. 1744 Augusta Co., VA, son of Rudolph's son/George's brother Frederick Brock; d. 1845 in Buncumbe Co., NC. Descendants say
he was a trader among the Cherokee (note by Lisa Mitchell on Genforum 6 Nov 2001), "trapping and establishing trade routes. In the course of his
'business' he became acquainted with various other tradesmen whose genealogies can be notated through Quaker records of SC and NC: Lamb,
Lynch, Siniard, Edmondson and Thompson. 'My Josiah Brock (son of Hiram) married Sarah Clarinda (Clara) Siniard who was the daughter of James
Thomas Siniard (a French Indian Trapper) and Margaret Lamb, the half sister of Chief Red Head Will Webber.' "
Isaac and his brothers and sons lived near sons of his 1st cousin George Brock.

Isaac's children were born mostly in Orange Co., NC and in Pendleton District which later became Anderson Co., SC. He served as a quartermaster in
SC during the Revolution. He had brothers Reuben (b. 1754 Orange Co., NC, served in Revolution from NC, d. 1842 Anderson Co., SC), Loyd, and
prob. sister Ellender. Their father is said to have been born in Germany. Isaac's tested descendants' DNA is haplogroup J2 and does NOT match that
of Jesse Brock descendants.

NOTE that none of these early Virginia Brocks was REUBEN, b. ca 1680, reputed to be the father of Aaron Brock, Sr. No record of him has been
found.

An article reportedly in KENTUCKY GENEALOGIST, Vol 4 (3), p. 120, 1962 ~ which I can't find and may not exist ~ says: "Aaron Brock born ca 1721,
lived in Cumberland Co., VA, 1751, son Jesse settled 1799 in Knox Co., KY (later Harlan Co.). Edward Callahan born 1743 removed 1800 with wife
Mahala Brock from Russell Co., VA to Clay Co., KY . . ."

Let's hope the answers to possible relationship among all these people still exist, since several early VA county records have burned. It will take
continued study, and remains to be seen whether, through further research, a relationship can be proven among:

Surely REUBEN BROCK was some relation to these. Perhaps he and GEORGE were sons of WILLIAM, and it's conceivable that WILLIAM was a son
of JOHN. At least with JOSEPH BROCK there is an English locale to check for parish and other records for the family.

The earliest Brock land patents in Virginia were:


John 1637, William 1664, George, Sr., 1711; William Brock 1713; Joseph 1738;
1st cousins John Michael & Rudolph Brack/Brock ca 1740
Rudolph's son George 1749;
Rudolph's grandson Isaac Brock from VA in SC
NOTE: patent search and images available on-line at the Library of Virginia.

History
Chief Red Bird, by Kenneth B. Tankersley, Ph.D.
Revolutionary Ancestors 1, 2, 3, 4
Aaron Brock (Chief Red Bird, ca 1721-1810) & unknown Cherokee wife: children Mahala, Jesse, Mary, maybe James
Gen. 2. Jesse Brock, Revolutionary Soldier (1751-1843), wife Rebecca Howard & some of their children James, Amon, Mary, George, Aaron, Jesse
Jr.
Carlo's children, Millard Lee Brock, Lucinda "Lou," Elizabeth "Lizzie," Marietta & Peyton Brock
Maternal Lines: Burkhart, Combs, Howard, Jackson, Osborn, Shepherd
Millard's children
Millard's son Charles Golden Brock
Golden's wife Carlie Jane Brown
Their children: Herman, Christine, Raymond, Elene, Donald Eugene, & Betty Brock

Notes on George "All Indian" Sizemore


HE METIS HERITAGE OF THE SIZEMORES
The Story of the Whitetop Laurel Band of Cherokees

Whitetop Mountain, located at tristate VA, NC, TN border.

In the late 1830's, Sizemores are said to have taken in Cherokees who escaped the Trail of Tears. This is the point at
which many may have literally become Cherokee. Mom Feather, Chief Elder of the Southern Band of Cherokees
informed me that Sizemore is a well-known Cherokee name and that the Sizemores and other Indian families in Eastern
Kentucky were known as the Stick People. This name was given, according to legend because large piles of sticks high
in the Appalachian ridges were used by Sizemores to hide large numbers of Cherokees who escaped the horrible Trail
of Tears in the 1800's. Evidently they later mixed with these Cherokees, which may have been the founding of the
Whitetop Laurel Band of Cherokees.

This legend is evidenced by the fact that many of our family stories and trees trace back to a 2,000 member "Whitetop
Laurel Band of Cherokees", which existed for at least a decade. The band was founded sixty years after the Trail of
Tears, and nine years before the Eastern Band of Cherokees in 1905. The same number of Sizemores, 2,000, applied en
masse for membership in the Eastern Band of Cherokees in the early 1900's but were denied for various reasons.
Those who made the decision to reject the Sizemore claims were clear in their statement that Sizemores were Indians,
but since none of their ancestors had willingly registered in any Cherokee census, they were not accepted.
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The multi-volume book series, Cherokee By Blood documents this story which appears to be the primary source of the
"White Top Cherokee" oral tradition in our family. Vol 1 page 171 bears the testimony of Whitetop Chief William H.
Blevins:

"The word 'Chief' in my application, means that I am chief of the White Top Band of Cherokee Indians, an
organization of the principal Cherokee Indians living about White Top, and was perfected about ten years ago. We
organized so as to demand our rights in a body. We thought we had not been getting them before. In 1896, we wanted
to go to the Indian Territory, and organized for that purpose. When the band was first organized there were about
2175, I believe. They were all Sizemore descendants. No one else was allowed to become a member if it was known. I
have read the Decree of the Supreme Court of the United States referred to in my application, and have it at home. My
father, Armstrong Blevins, I do not think was a party to the treaty of 1836 and 1846. I am putting my own
interpretation on the decree."

(Thanks to our relation Bill Fields, editor of Under One Sky, the Melungeon information magazine for contributing
this)

This documentation does not however, explain the later infusion of the word "Laurel" into our modern Sizemore family
trees. But we do know that the Whitetop Laurel Creek runs off of Whitetop Mountain, and is a favorite recreational
spot of fly fishermen and kayakers.

One claim for membership in the Eastern Band of Cherokees stated that Sizemores were their own tribe in and of

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themselves, known as "Sixemore" - probably due to the Whitetop membership requirement that one should be of
Sizemore relation. Another said that "Old Ned" Sizemore came from the Catawba Nation, a claim that would not
preclude his descendants from later becoming Cherokees, as Cherokees took in the remnants of many defeated bands
and tribes. Another family tradition in one of our lines says that the surname was created due to poor translation (or
anglicization)of the Cherokee word "Esiyah", which means literally "large child". The name was given to a Cherokee
man who was very good with children, and is reportedly found on the Dawes Rolls. The same family line is related to
Sizemores in South-Central Ohio, near the town of Pedro, that still speak fluent Cherokee and take part in the
traditional corn dance.

Some family trees indicate Whitetop Cherokee roots as early as the time of Cheif Redbird (whom Redbird Creek and
the Redbird Mission is named after), George "All" Sizemore, Aggy Shepherd, Rhoda Sizemore, and "Old Ned" Edward
Sizemore, all of who lived in the 1800's in Leslie, Maggofin and Clay County, Kentucky. These Sizemores migrated
from Tennessee, Virginia and North Carolina prior to this time, and many lived in the Whitetop Mountain border area
of Virginia/North Carolina. But for the most part the time period in which they lived does not coincide with the stated
lifespan of the Whitetop band.

Following is an excerpt from an article on the George All Sizemore and Aggy Shepard connection to the Creeks and
the Whitetop Laurel Band of Cherokees. "The marriage of George "ALL" Sizemore to Aggy Shepard originated from a
raid of Indiams on the white mans camp where they captured a white girl. In retaliation, the white men followed and
rescued the girl and captured an Indian girl who was later given to a white family to raise (Aggy). Aggy is thought to
have been a Creek Indian. George lived in both the white man's world, and the Whitetop Cherokee tribe throughout his
life."

"The Indian Chief for whom Red Bird Creek in Clay County was named is known as member of the Whitetop Laurel
Band of Cherokees from North Carolina. He was a great hunter and allured by the game in this remote region. He
finally took up residence on the creek that bears his name at the mouth of Jacks Creek in this county. He came to his
death by the abarice of the "pale face". There lived with him a crippled Indian named Willie. This man dressed the
skins which Red Bird brought to their wigwam and looked after the culinary department of their house. Some hunters
from North Carolina, greedy and unscrupulous, came to the wigwam and murdered Willie. Then they secreted
themselves and awaited the return of the brave chief who had long before buried his tomahawk and for years had been
living in peace with the white man, and as he approached his crude castle the bullet of an assasin laid him in the dust.
They threw his body into a hole of water nearby which is still called "Willie Hole", and from which John Gilbert and
others took him and buried him. One tradition is that he was sitting on the bank of a creek fishing when he was shot
and that he fell into the creek

In their testimony to join the Eastern Band of Cherokees, Sizemores said that they were of Indian blood. But either not
of what particular tribe, or of tribes that were not Cherokee. A census of the Creek Nation of 1832 shows a Sam
Sizemore as full blooded Creek, and one woman has told me that after Sizemores were rejected from the Cherokee,
they applied to join the Creek and were accepted - how many I am not sure. At some point a group of Creeks named
Sizemore were dislocated into the region of South Florida, where some Sizemores still live today. Another claims that
"Old Ned" Sizemore came from the Catawba reservation. But most of our Sizemore ancestors are not found on many of
the old Indian census rolls. It appears that Sizemores had Indian blood from several different tribes, as well as
European blood. This of course could have made it harder to be accepted in any one tribe, not to mention among the
"white" community.

This variability could mean many things, but given the simultaneous movement of Sizemores, and intermarriage with
Melungeon communities around Sneedville, TN; Hyden, Kentucky; and Wise, Virginia I would guess it meant they had
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been labeled Melungeons in the past by census takers, had self-sufficient, prosperous farms stolen as a result and
therefore avoided censuses.

Sizemore descendants consider ourselves Metis because we are tired of being what we are not: white. We don't
wannabe anything, just what we actually are and that is mixed, or Metis. We see alot of potential possibilities in being
a citizen of a sovereign nation. The biggest possibility is that we will have a greater degree of self-determination for
ourselves and our descendants as a result. If you are a Sizemore descendant, or any person of mixed ancestry that
includes an Indigenous component, I would encourage you to reconnect with your Metis roots. You can maintain
citizenship in one of the many Metis Nations simultaneously with any other citizenship you may have. If you like, you
can join one online at the on the following page.

Another good group of folks that Sizemore descendants would want to hook up with are the Melungeons. Personally, I
see Melungeons as the southern Appalachian version of the Metis, a story that played itself out througout the
Americas. The Melungeons hold a national gathering bi-annually in Wise, Virginia on the campus of the University of

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Virginia at Wise. When I attended in May 2000, I met dozens of Sizemore descendants looking to recconect with their
ancestry. The Melungeon websites are also linked on the next page.

Any help you can offer or information would be greatly appreciated. Please email the webmaster, Jason Adams at
ringfingers@yahoo.com

Sizemore sites on the Web

Sizemore Legend and Fact

Metis Nations of Interest

North American Metis Association


Metis Nation of the South
The Other Metis
Wolf Band of the Metis Nation
Metis National Council of Canada

Other Mixed-Ancestry Peoples

Melungeon Heritage Association


Louisiana Redbones

Indian Nations of Interest

Southern Band of the Cherokees


Lumbee Tribe
Yosemite Valley Miwok / Mountain Maidu
Monacan Nation

to accesss the above links go to:


http://www.geocities.com/ringfingers/whitetop4.html. Source Reference 1 applies

GEORGE "ALL INDIAN" SIZEMORE (Chief Red Bird's son) was born in 1750 in Mecklenbury Co., VA to Aaron "Chief
Red Bird" Brock84 and (Kidnapped white woman) Unknown85, as shown within family tree 14. George became generally
known as "All". All died in 1822, aged about 72, in Clay Co., KY.
(George married twice. He was married to Agnes Shepherd80 and Sally Anderson81.)
Notes:
‡
MINORITY VIEWPOINT of Alan Lerwick alerwick@aol.com : James Sizemore & unknown wife are parents
George "All" Sizemore was b.abt 1749 Lunenburg Co, VA; d.1822 Clay Co, KY (now in Leslie Co, KY)
(md abt 1770 Tryon Co, NC to Agnes Shepherd)

George "All" was s/o James Sizemore & unknown wife

George Edward Sizemore was b.abt 1750 Lunenburg Co, VA; d.abt 1820 Ashe Co, NC (now in Alleghany Co, NC)
(md abt 1770 Surry Co, NC to Ann Elizabeth Aruna Hart)

George Edward was s/o Edward Sizemore & Elizabeth Rachel Jackson

James Sizemore b.abt 1722 Henrico Co, VA (f/ George "All" Sizemore)
and
Edward Sizemore b.abt 1725 Henrico Co, VA (f/o George Edward Sizemore)
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were brothers, and sons of Henry Sizemore & unknown wife. Source Reference 2 applies.

‡
George Sizemore was born abt 1749 Lunenburg Co, VA
son of James Sizemore s/o Henry Sizemore
George's uncle & aunt Edward Sizemore & Rachel Elizabeth Jackson were not his parents.

George appears (as does his older brothers Edward (md Mahala Jackson) and John (unknown who he married) in the
Tryon Co, NC Court records from 1771 to 1778.

George married Agnes Shepherd in abt 1770 Tryon Co, NC

George was the Administrator of his father-in-law William Shepherd's Estate in Jan 1771 Tryon Co, NC.
George appears as a juror in 1772 Tryon Co, NC and later as a slave owner (recorded bill of sale of one Negro man
from George Sizemore to William Gilbert).

George is thought by some to be the son of a Cherokee chief and a beautiful white woman whom he had captured and
held briefly before being rescued by her brothers, but not quit in time.

Another researcher believes George may be the son of Edward Sizemore who died in 1810 in Hawkins Co., TN

George and Aggy had at least 11 children


George was a professional prizefighter
George Sizemore voted in 1790 Hawkins Co., TN,
George was a very large, 'hairy' fellow, prone to getting in fist fights. He was part Indian and often lived as white.
believed to be 1/2 Cherokee. occupation prizefighter. Source Reference 2 applies.

‡
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Facts about this person:

Alt. Born 1750

Brewer, Mary T. Of Bolder Men (A History of Leslie County).

Ms. Brewer states in her preface:

"One of the most important additions to this story is the diary of Rev. John Jay Dickey, an itinerant preacher who
traveled in Clay and Leslie Counties from 1890 to 1898. He interviewed many people and wrote down what he learned.
This diary is preserved in the Genealogical Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Mrs. Barbara Baker Hendrickson copied

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parts of the diary for use in this History."

Ms. Brewer states p. 209-212:

" In the meantime, in another part of the area the Cherokee Indians had also captured a white girl. One Indian Chief,
seeing her beauty, became desirous of possessing her for his own and took her into his teepee. However, his love was
short lived for the girl's brothers made pursuit and brought the girl back to her own people, but under her heart she
carried the child of the Indian Chief. This child was given the name of George All Sizemore. (Pleasie Woods
[deceased].

" When George All grew to manhood it seems most evident that he married the Indian girl whom Mr. Cornett raised.
George All and Aggy Shepherd thus became the progenitors of the Leslie County Sizemores. Shepherd was Aggy's
Indian name. She was sometimes called Shepherd and sometimes Cornett.

" Their children were, Henry, John, Edward, George, Sally Ann who married Eli Couch, Minerva (Winnie) who
married William (Bill) Begley, Rhoda who married a Roberts and a Wilder, Ruth who married John Jones, and Susan
who married a Bowling.

" In the 1856 Mortality List for Clay County it is shown that Edward died November 27, 1856 at the age of 78. He was
born in Shenandoah County Virginia, the son of George and Agnes Sizemore. George All was born around 1750-55
and Agnes Cornett around 1763. The Clay County tax list shows that George and Edward both paid taxes in 1807«.

" There is evidence that Chief Red Bird mentioned in the Indian Lore of this book was the father of some of the Leslie
County Sizemores«. (Information from: Manchester Enterprise)

" Felix T. Begley told Rev. Dickey the following story: 'I was born March 6, 1834 in Leslie County which was Perry
County at that time. I was born on Cutshin Creek. My great grandfather came from Ireland. He was a weaver by trade.
He came with my grandfather and is buried on Cutshin. His name was William Begley of Hawkins County Tennessee.
He married Minerva Sizemore, daughter of George All Sizemore. George All's sons were: Henry, John, Ned and
George. Daughters were Minerva, Rhoda, Ruth and Susan. Rhoda married a Roberts, Ruth married John Jones, Susan
married a Bowling. Sizemore is a Cherokee Indian name'.

" On March 28, 1890 Polly North age 85 told Rev. Dickey: 'I was born in Leslie County, a daughter of Rhoda
Sizemore. My father was a Wilder. My grandmother was Aggie Shepherd, my grandfather George All Sizemore. Felix
Begley tells me that old Aggie Shepherd used to roast terrapins alive as the Indians used to do. Other things he told me
convinces me that she was the Cherokee Indian'.

" George All and Aggie settled in what is now Leslie County, owning most of the land opposite the town site of Hyden.
This land was later owned by son John and wife, Nancy who built the first home in this section now known as Hyden.
In 1842 John sold the property to James Lewis. (Information by: Pleasie Woods [deceased], John X. Begley
[deceased], The Dickey Diary, Mrs. Dorothy Jenkins)."

Stidham, Sadie W. Trails into Cutshin Country: A History of the Pioneers of Leslie County, Kentucky. Corbin,
Kentucky, 1978, p. 86:

" The family of George All and Aggie Cornett Sizemore was the first to live where the town of Hyden is now located.
George All Sizemore (1755) was born in Virginia. Aggie Cornett (1763) was also born in Virginia. The following story
about George All Sizemore and Aggie Cornett appeared in both The Rural Kentuckian and Mary Brewer's book,
Bolder Men.

" About the same time, in another section of Kentucky, the Cherokee Indians had captured a white girl. They had
carried her off to their camp. An Indian chief fell in love with the girl and took her into his teepee and she became his
wife. She didn't stay with the Indian chief long. Her brothers made pursuit after the Indians. They sneaked into camp,
got her and took her back to her own people, but she carried a child of the Indian chief.

" When her child was born, he was named George All Sizemore. When he grew up he married Aggie Cornett, the
Indian girl who was captured as the Sizemores and others came to Leslie County. George All and Aggie's children
were: John, Henry, Edward, George, Winnie, Sally, Rhoda, Susan and Ruth.

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" George All and Aggie settled in Leslie County. They owned most of the land opposite what later became the town of
Hyden. John Sizemore, a son of Goerge All's, later owned that tract of land. He and his wife, Nancy Bowling, built the
first home on the land.". Source Reference 2 applies.

‡
Different white girls were kidnapped by indians in separate incidents.
The first girl was impregnated by a Cherakee chief (probably Chief Red Bird) who took her as his wife. Before long
her white brothers recued her. A few months later she gave birth to George "All Indian" Sizemore.
When George "All" Sizemore grew up, he found another worman (white name Aggy Corbett, indian name Aggy
Shepard) and married her. As a child Aggy had been kidnaped by Indians. Source Reference 2 applies.

‡
MAJORITY VIEWPOINT Edward Sizemore and Winifred Green are parents
Name: George All SIZEMORE 1 1
Sex: M
ALIA: George All /Sizemore/ 2 2 1 1 1
Birth: 1750 1 1 in Virginia, USA
Birth: 1750 1 in Virginia, USA
Birth: 1755 2 2 in VA, USA
Birth: 1755 1 in Virginia, USA
Birth: 1755 1 in Virginia, USA
Death: 1822 1 1 in Kentucky, USA
Death: 1822 1 in Clay, Kentucky, USA
Death: 1822 1 in Clay, Kentucky, USA
Death: 1822 2 2 in Clay, KY, USA
Death: 1822 1 in Kentucky, USA
PEDI: adopted
Father: Edward Chief SIZEMORE b: 1720
Mother: Winifred GREEN b: 7 MAR 1729 in Mecklenburg, Virginia, USA

Father: Edward Chief SIZEMORE b: 1720


Mother: Winifred GREEN b: 7 MAR 1729 in Mecklenburg, Virginia, USA

Marriage 1 Anna Elizabeth HART b: 1750 in Logan, VA, USA

Children
Lydia SIZEMORE b: 1775 in Ashe, NC, USA
Elizabeth SIZEMORE b: 1787 in Ashe, NC, USA
Catherine SIZEMORE b: 1770 in Montgomery, VA, USA
Owen SIZEMORE b: 1793 in Wilkes, NC, USA
Hiram SIZEMORE b: 1790 in NC, USA
Enoch SIZEMORE b: 1774
Polly SIZEMORE b: 1775

Marriage 2 Aggie Cornett SHEPARD b: 1753 in VA, USA

Marriage 3 Agnes Aggy CORNETT b: 1763 in VA, USA

Marriage 4 Agnus SHEPHERD b: 1775 in North Carolina, USA


Married: 1772 2 in Shenandoah, VA, USA
Children

Susannah Caroline CHEROKEE adopted b: 1725 in Cherokee Nation, NC, USA


Ned SIZEMORE b: 1772 in VA, USA
James SIZEMORE b: 1791
Maimey SIZEMORE b: 1771
Winifred SIZEMORE b: 1772 in VA, USA
Sally Ann SIZEMORE b: 1770 in Clay, KY, USA
Edward SIZEMORE b: 1778 in Shenandoah, VA, USA
Henry SIZEMORE b: 1790 in VA, USA
George SIZEMORE b: 1783 in Magoffin, KY, USA
Ruth SIZEMORE b: 1787 in Shenandoah, VA, USA
William SIZEMORE b: 1773 in Stokes, Surry, NC, USA
Sarah Ann SIZEMORE b: 1780 in KY, USA
James SIZEMORE b: 1775 in Clay, KY, USA
John" Rock House" SIZEMORE b: 1773 in Leslie, KY, USA
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George Golden HAWK b: 1783


Rachel SIZEMORE b: in KY, USA
Rhoda SIZEMORE b: 1785 in VA, USA

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George Washington SIZEMORE b: 1780


Margaret Esther SIZEMORE
Henry SIZEMORE
George Gulden SIZEMORE
John SIZEMORE b: 1776 in Wilkes, NC, USA
Rhoda SIZEMORE b: 1783 in VA, USA
Susan SIZEMORE b: 1784 in Virginia, USA. Source Reference 2 applies.

‡THIRD VIEWPOINT: Ephrain Sizemore& Anne Elizabeth Hart are parents:


As mentioned above, there are many websites and other resources, which have Sizemore genealogy. In my research I
have found two websites that I believe have been intelligently researched and written. One is ³
Sizemore Legend and
Fact´by Ron Blevins, URL:

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~craingen/SIZEMORE1.html

The second site is ³


Hall Family History´by Wanda Ware De Gidio, URL:

http://members.cox.net/wdegidio/hall/hallfamily.htm

***NOTE: If these links do not work one would probably be able to locate both of these sites by googling the key
words ³
Sizemore Ron Blevins´and ³ Sizemore Wanda De Gidio.́

Both of these researchers seem to agree that Edward (Old Indian Ned) Sizemore did have a son George who was born
about 1750. They also agree that this George married a woman named Anne (or Anne Elizabeth) Hart. She was the
daughter of a friend or associate of Edwards. They believe that Edward ¶
s brother Ephraim also had a brother George
born about the same time. To add to the confusion I have seen inferences in other places that suggest that Edward and
Ephraim had a brother Owen whom also had a son George born at about the same time! However I cannot find any
solid looking information that shows an Owen as a brother to Edward and Ephraim.

If, as the research suggests they both had sons named George born at about the same time and if this research shows
that George, son of Edward had a wife named Anne Elizabeth Hart then it would stand to reason that George³ All´
must have been the son of Ephraim.

There are citing on those websites that show the resources from which the writers gathered their information.

So to answer the original question; I have no ³ proof´of the ancestry of George ³


All´Sizemore nor have I found
anyone who has any ³ proof´it is all speculation and hypothesis based upon preponderance and interpretation of
evidence

Name: George "All" SIZEMORE


Sex: M
Birth: 1750 in Mecklenburg County, VA
Death: 1822 in Clay County, Ky

Father: Ephraim "Mullato" SIZEMORE b: ABT 1727


Mother: Winnefred GREEN b: 17 MAR 1729/30 in Mecklenburg County, VA

Marriage 1 Agnes Shepherd CORNETT b: ABT 1755 in North Carolina


Married: in Ashe County, North Carolina
Children

Susan SIZEMORE b: 1784 in Virginia


Winifred Minerva SIZEMORE b: 1772 in Kentucky or North Carolina
John SIZEMORE b: 1770
Edward SIZEMORE b: 1778
Sarah Sallie Ann SIZEMORE b: 1785
Ruth SIZEMORE b: 1787
Rhoda SIZEMORE b: 1788
Henry SIZEMORE b: 1791
George "Golden Hawk" SIZEMORE b: 1783 in Hawkins County, TN

Marriage 2 Agnes SHEPHERD b: ABT 1755 in North Carolina


Married: 1770 in Rowan County, NC
Children
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Catherine SIZEMORE b: 1771


Hiram SIZEMORE b: 1772
John SIZEMORE b: 1773

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Enoch SIZEMORE b: 1774


Polly SIZEMORE b: 1775
Lydia SIZEMORE b: 1775
Sarah SIZEMORE b: 1776
George "Golden Hawk" SIZEMORE b: 1783 in Hawkins County, TN
Owen SIZEMORE b: 9 MAY 1786
Elizabeth SIZEMORE b: 1787
Edward B. SIZEMORE b: 1788
Winifred Minerva SIZEMORE b: 1772 in Kentucky or North Carolina
Susan SIZEMORE b: 1784 in Virginia. Source Reference 5 applies.

‡
THE METIS HERITAGE
OF THE SIZEMORES
The Story of the
Whitetop Laurel Band
of Cherokees

Whitetop Mountain, located at tristate VA, NC, TN border.

In the late 1830's, Sizemores are said to have taken in Cherokees who escaped the Trail of Tears. This is the point at
which many may have literally become Cherokee. Mom Feather, Chief Elder of the Southern Band of Cherokees
informed me that Sizemore is a well-known Cherokee name and that the Sizemores and other Indian families in Eastern
Kentucky were known as the Stick People. This name was given, according to legend because large piles of sticks high
in the Appalachian ridges were used by Sizemores to hide large numbers of Cherokees who escaped the horrible Trail
of Tears in the 1800's. Evidently they later mixed with these Cherokees, which may have been the founding of the
Whitetop Laurel Band of Cherokees.

This legend is evidenced by the fact that many of our family stories and trees trace back to a 2,000 member "Whitetop
Laurel Band of Cherokees", which existed for at least a decade. The band was founded sixty years after the Trail of
Tears, and nine years before the Eastern Band of Cherokees in 1905. The same number of Sizemores, 2,000, applied en
masse for membership in the Eastern Band of Cherokees in the early 1900's but were denied for various reasons.
Those who made the decision to reject the Sizemore claims were clear in their statement that Sizemores were Indians,
but since none of their ancestors had willingly registered in any Cherokee census, they were not accepted.

The multi-volume book series, Cherokee By Blood documents this story which appears to be the primary source of the
"White Top Cherokee" oral tradition in our family. Vol 1 page 171 bears the testimony of Whitetop Chief William H.
Blevins:

"The word 'Chief' in my application, means that I am chief of the White Top Band of Cherokee Indians, an
organization of the principal Cherokee Indians living about White Top, and was perfected about ten years ago. We
organized so as to demand our rights in a body. We thought we had not been getting them before. In 1896, we wanted
to go to the Indian Territory, and organized for that purpose. When the band was first organized there were about
2175, I believe. They were all Sizemore descendants. No one else was allowed to become a member if it was known. I
have read the Decree of the Supreme Court of the United States referred to in my application, and have it at home. My
father, Armstrong Blevins, I do not think was a party to the treaty of 1836 and 1846. I am putting my own
interpretation on the decree."

(Thanks to our relation Bill Fields, editor of Under One Sky, the Melungeon information magazine for contributing
this)

This documentation does not however, explain the later infusion of the word "Laurel" into our modern Sizemore family
trees. But we do know that the Whitetop Laurel Creek runs off of Whitetop Mountain, and is a favorite recreational
spot of fly fishermen and kayakers.

One claim for membership in the Eastern Band of Cherokees stated that Sizemores were their own tribe in and of

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themselves, known as "Sixemore" - probably due to the Whitetop membership requirement that one should be of
Sizemore relation. Another said that "Old Ned" Sizemore came from the Catawba Nation, a claim that would not
preclude his descendants from later becoming Cherokees, as Cherokees took in the remnants of many defeated bands
and tribes. Another family tradition in one of our lines says that the surname was created due to poor translation (or
anglicization)of the Cherokee word "Esiyah", which means literally "large child". The name was given to a Cherokee
man who was very good with children, and is reportedly found on the Dawes Rolls. The same family line is related to
Sizemores in South-Central Ohio, near the town of Pedro, that still speak fluent Cherokee and take part in the
traditional corn dance.

Some family trees indicate Whitetop Cherokee roots as early as the time of Cheif Redbird (whom Redbird Creek and
the Redbird Mission is named after), George "All" Sizemore, Aggy Shepherd, Rhoda Sizemore, and "Old Ned" Edward
Sizemore, all of who lived in the 1800's in Leslie, Maggofin and Clay County, Kentucky. These Sizemores migrated
from Tennessee, Virginia and North Carolina prior to this time, and many lived in the Whitetop Mountain border area
of Virginia/North Carolina. But for the most part the time period in which they lived does not coincide with the stated
lifespan of the Whitetop band.

Following is an excerpt from an article on the George All Sizemore and Aggy Shepard connection to the Creeks and
the Whitetop Laurel Band of Cherokees. "The marriage of George "ALL" Sizemore to Aggy Shepard originated from a
raid of Indiams on the white mans camp where they captured a white girl. In retaliation, the white men followed and
rescued the girl and captured an Indian girl who was later given to a white family to raise (Aggy). Aggy is thought to
have been a Creek Indian. George lived in both the white man's world, and the Whitetop Cherokee tribe throughout his
life."

"The Indian Chief for whom Red Bird Creek in Clay County was named is known as member of the Whitetop Laurel
Band of Cherokees from North Carolina. He was a great hunter and allured by the game in this remote region. He
finally took up residence on the creek that bears his name at the mouth of Jacks Creek in this county. He came to his
death by the abarice of the "pale face". There lived with him a crippled Indian named Willie. This man dressed the
skins which Red Bird brought to their wigwam and looked after the culinary department of their house. Some hunters
from North Carolina, greedy and unscrupulous, came to the wigwam and murdered Willie. Then they secreted
themselves and awaited the return of the brave chief who had long before buried his tomahawk and for years had been
living in peace with the white man, and as he approached his crude castle the bullet of an assasin laid him in the dust.
They threw his body into a hole of water nearby which is still called "Willie Hole", and from which John Gilbert and
others took him and buried him. One tradition is that he was sitting on the bank of a creek fishing when he was shot
and that he fell into the creek

In their testimony to join the Eastern Band of Cherokees, Sizemores said that they were of Indian blood. But either not
of what particular tribe, or of tribes that were not Cherokee. A census of the Creek Nation of 1832 shows a Sam
Sizemore as full blooded Creek, and one woman has told me that after Sizemores were rejected from the Cherokee,
they applied to join the Creek and were accepted - how many I am not sure. At some point a group of Creeks named
Sizemore were dislocated into the region of South Florida, where some Sizemores still live today. Another claims that
"Old Ned" Sizemore came from the Catawba reservation. But most of our Sizemore ancestors are not found on many of
the old Indian census rolls. It appears that Sizemores had Indian blood from several different tribes, as well as
European blood. This of course could have made it harder to be accepted in any one tribe, not to mention among the
"white" community.

This variability could mean many things, but given the simultaneous movement of Sizemores, and intermarriage with
Melungeon communities around Sneedville, TN; Hyden, Kentucky; and Wise, Virginia I would guess it meant they had
been labeled Melungeons in the past by census takers, had self-sufficient, prosperous farms stolen as a result and
therefore avoided censuses.

Sizemore descendants consider ourselves Metis because we are tired of being what we are not: white. We don't
wannabe anything, just what we actually are and that is mixed, or Metis. We see alot of potential possibilities in being
a citizen of a sovereign nation. The biggest possibility is that we will have a greater degree of self-determination for
ourselves and our descendants as a result. If you are a Sizemore descendant, or any person of mixed ancestry that
includes an Indigenous component, I would encourage you to reconnect with your Metis roots. You can maintain
citizenship in one of the many Metis Nations simultaneously with any other citizenship you may have. If you like, you
can join one online at the on the following page.

Another good group of folks that Sizemore descendants would want to hook up with are the Melungeons. Personally, I
see Melungeons as the southern Appalachian version of the Metis, a story that played itself out througout the
Americas. The Melungeons hold a national gathering bi-annually in Wise, Virginia on the campus of the University of

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Virginia at Wise. When I attended in May 2000, I met dozens of Sizemore descendants looking to recconect with their
ancestry. The Melungeon websites are also linked on the next page.

Any help you can offer or information would be greatly appreciated. Please email the webmaster, Jason Adams at
ringfingers@yahoo.com

Sizemore sites on the Web

Sizemore Legend and Fact

Metis Nations of Interest

North American Metis Association


Metis Nation of the South
The Other Metis
Wolf Band of the Metis Nation
Metis National Council of Canada

Other Mixed-Ancestry Peoples

Melungeon Heritage Association


Louisiana Redbones

Indian Nations of Interest

Southern Band of the Cherokees


Lumbee Tribe
Yosemite Valley Miwok / Mountain Maidu
Monacan Nation

to accesss the above links go to:


http://www.geocities.com/ringfingers/whitetop4.html. Source Reference 1 applies

EORGE "ALL INDIAN" SIZEMORE (Chief Red Bird's son) was born in 1750 in Mecklenbury Co., VA to Aaron "Chief
Red Bird" Brock84 and (Kidnapped white woman) Unknown85, as shown within family tree 14. George became generally
known as "All". All died in 1822, aged about 72, in Clay Co., KY.
(George married twice. He was married to Agnes Shepherd80 and Sally Anderson81.)
Notes:
‡
MINORITY VIEWPOINT of Alan Lerwick alerwick@aol.com : James Sizemore & unknown wife are parents
George "All" Sizemore was b.abt 1749 Lunenburg Co, VA; d.1822 Clay Co, KY (now in Leslie Co, KY)
(md abt 1770 Tryon Co, NC to Agnes Shepherd)

George "All" was s/o James Sizemore & unknown wife

George Edward Sizemore was b.abt 1750 Lunenburg Co, VA; d.abt 1820 Ashe Co, NC (now in Alleghany Co, NC)
(md abt 1770 Surry Co, NC to Ann Elizabeth Aruna Hart)

George Edward was s/o Edward Sizemore & Elizabeth Rachel Jackson

James Sizemore b.abt 1722 Henrico Co, VA (f/ George "All" Sizemore)
and
Edward Sizemore b.abt 1725 Henrico Co, VA (f/o George Edward Sizemore)

were brothers, and sons of Henry Sizemore & unknown wife. Source Reference 2 applies.

‡
George Sizemore was born abt 1749 Lunenburg Co, VA
son of James Sizemore s/o Henry Sizemore
George's uncle & aunt Edward Sizemore & Rachel Elizabeth Jackson were not his parents.

George appears (as does his older brothers Edward (md Mahala Jackson) and John (unknown who he married) in the
Tryon Co, NC Court records from 1771 to 1778.
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George married Agnes Shepherd in abt 1770 Tryon Co, NC

George was the Administrator of his father-in-law William Shepherd's Estate in Jan 1771 Tryon Co, NC.
George appears as a juror in 1772 Tryon Co, NC and later as a slave owner (recorded bill of sale of one Negro man
from George Sizemore to William Gilbert).

George is thought by some to be the son of a Cherokee chief and a beautiful white woman whom he had captured and
held briefly before being rescued by her brothers, but not quit in time.

Another researcher believes George may be the son of Edward Sizemore who died in 1810 in Hawkins Co., TN

George and Aggy had at least 11 children


George was a professional prizefighter
George Sizemore voted in 1790 Hawkins Co., TN,
George was a very large, 'hairy' fellow, prone to getting in fist fights. He was part Indian and often lived as white.
believed to be 1/2 Cherokee. occupation prizefighter. Source Reference 2 applies.

‡
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Facts about this person:

Alt. Born 1750

Brewer, Mary T. Of Bolder Men (A History of Leslie County).

Ms. Brewer states in her preface:

"One of the most important additions to this story is the diary of Rev. John Jay Dickey, an itinerant preacher who
traveled in Clay and Leslie Counties from 1890 to 1898. He interviewed many people and wrote down what he learned.
This diary is preserved in the Genealogical Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Mrs. Barbara Baker Hendrickson copied

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parts of the diary for use in this History."

Ms. Brewer states p. 209-212:

" In the meantime, in another part of the area the Cherokee Indians had also captured a white girl. One Indian Chief,
seeing her beauty, became desirous of possessing her for his own and took her into his teepee. However, his love was
short lived for the girl's brothers made pursuit and brought the girl back to her own people, but under her heart she
carried the child of the Indian Chief. This child was given the name of George All Sizemore. (Pleasie Woods
[deceased].

" When George All grew to manhood it seems most evident that he married the Indian girl whom Mr. Cornett raised.
George All and Aggy Shepherd thus became the progenitors of the Leslie County Sizemores. Shepherd was Aggy's
Indian name. She was sometimes called Shepherd and sometimes Cornett.

" Their children were, Henry, John, Edward, George, Sally Ann who married Eli Couch, Minerva (Winnie) who
married William (Bill) Begley, Rhoda who married a Roberts and a Wilder, Ruth who married John Jones, and Susan
who married a Bowling.

" In the 1856 Mortality List for Clay County it is shown that Edward died November 27, 1856 at the age of 78. He was
born in Shenandoah County Virginia, the son of George and Agnes Sizemore. George All was born around 1750-55
and Agnes Cornett around 1763. The Clay County tax list shows that George and Edward both paid taxes in 1807«.

" There is evidence that Chief Red Bird mentioned in the Indian Lore of this book was the father of some of the Leslie
County Sizemores«. (Information from: Manchester Enterprise)

" Felix T. Begley told Rev. Dickey the following story: 'I was born March 6, 1834 in Leslie County which was Perry
County at that time. I was born on Cutshin Creek. My great grandfather came from Ireland. He was a weaver by trade.
He came with my grandfather and is buried on Cutshin. His name was William Begley of Hawkins County Tennessee.
He married Minerva Sizemore, daughter of George All Sizemore. George All's sons were: Henry, John, Ned and
George. Daughters were Minerva, Rhoda, Ruth and Susan. Rhoda married a Roberts, Ruth married John Jones, Susan
married a Bowling. Sizemore is a Cherokee Indian name'.

" On March 28, 1890 Polly North age 85 told Rev. Dickey: 'I was born in Leslie County, a daughter of Rhoda
Sizemore. My father was a Wilder. My grandmother was Aggie Shepherd, my grandfather George All Sizemore. Felix
Begley tells me that old Aggie Shepherd used to roast terrapins alive as the Indians used to do. Other things he told me
convinces me that she was the Cherokee Indian'.

" George All and Aggie settled in what is now Leslie County, owning most of the land opposite the town site of Hyden.
This land was later owned by son John and wife, Nancy who built the first home in this section now known as Hyden.
In 1842 John sold the property to James Lewis. (Information by: Pleasie Woods [deceased], John X. Begley
[deceased], The Dickey Diary, Mrs. Dorothy Jenkins)."

Stidham, Sadie W. Trails into Cutshin Country: A History of the Pioneers of Leslie County, Kentucky. Corbin,
Kentucky, 1978, p. 86:

" The family of George All and Aggie Cornett Sizemore was the first to live where the town of Hyden is now located.
George All Sizemore (1755) was born in Virginia. Aggie Cornett (1763) was also born in Virginia. The following story
about George All Sizemore and Aggie Cornett appeared in both The Rural Kentuckian and Mary Brewer's book,
Bolder Men.

" About the same time, in another section of Kentucky, the Cherokee Indians had captured a white girl. They had
carried her off to their camp. An Indian chief fell in love with the girl and took her into his teepee and she became his
wife. She didn't stay with the Indian chief long. Her brothers made pursuit after the Indians. They sneaked into camp,
got her and took her back to her own people, but she carried a child of the Indian chief.

" When her child was born, he was named George All Sizemore. When he grew up he married Aggie Cornett, the
Indian girl who was captured as the Sizemores and others came to Leslie County. George All and Aggie's children
were: John, Henry, Edward, George, Winnie, Sally, Rhoda, Susan and Ruth.

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" George All and Aggie settled in Leslie County. They owned most of the land opposite what later became the town of
Hyden. John Sizemore, a son of Goerge All's, later owned that tract of land. He and his wife, Nancy Bowling, built the
first home on the land.". Source Reference 2 applies.

‡
Different white girls were kidnapped by indians in separate incidents.
The first girl was impregnated by a Cherakee chief (probably Chief Red Bird) who took her as his wife. Before long
her white brothers recued her. A few months later she gave birth to George "All Indian" Sizemore.
When George "All" Sizemore grew up, he found another worman (white name Aggy Corbett, indian name Aggy
Shepard) and married her. As a child Aggy had been kidnaped by Indians. Source Reference 2 applies

George Sizemore that married Ann Elizabeth Aruna Hart


was born abt 1750 Lunenburg Co, VA d.abt 1820 Ashe Co, NC
his name was: George Edward Sizemore
he was s/o Edward Sizemore & Elizabeth Rachel Jackson

George Sizemore that married Agnes Shepard/Shepherd


was born abt 1754 Halifax Co, VA d.13 Jul 1822 Clay Co, KY
George & Agnes were married abt 1770 Tryon Co, NC
Agnes was d/o William Shepard/Shepherd (d.1771 Tryon Co, NC)
George was s/o James Sizemore & unknown
James (b.abt 1722 Henrico Co, VA) was s/o Henry Sizemore & unknown

Note Citations
Sizemore, Opechancanough (*1720 - ) - male
This name came from someone who identified himself as Littlewolf on the Floyd Co. List - Clj1232026@aol.com - 27 May 1999.

Another source says the father of George "All" Sizemore was Edward "Ned" Sizemore b.1725 Halifax Va. d. in Tennessee

The surname Sizemore originated in England


(variations of the name include Scarisbrick, Scarasbrick, Scaresbrick),

which is represented on this page by graphics of


a symbol of England's flag, which is the logo of their Patron Saint,
St. George --- a red cross on a white background, a reminder that
St. George was said to have once slayed the "dragon" of sin from England.
Some of the early Sizemore settlers in America inter-married with various
Native American tribes and recent DNA tests have proven that
all descendant of
the "George &Agnes(Shepherd-Cornett) Sizemore" lineage
are definitely part Native American,
though it is yet unknown as to what degree of or from what Tribe of
(although some-not-all say George was half Cherokee and Aggie was full Creek).
The Sizemore Indian heritage is represented on this page
by graphics of an Indian head superimposed over England's flag,
and of a joining of England's flag with the Native American
Medicine Wheel shield --- an emblem of the "Circle of Life"
of which all races (red, yellow, black, white) are a part.

Note Citations
Another researcher believes that George "All"'s parents may have been" Edward SIZEMORE who died in 1810 in Hawkins County, TN."

Elisha Blevins said that Old Ned came from the Catawba River or the Catawba Reservation

Notes for GEORGE ALL SIZEMORE:


Guion Miller Roll from Ky.
George B Sizemore Ky #37626
Grady Sizemore Ky # 37629
Hiram Sizemore Ky #31947
Hiram Sizemore Ky #37630

John Sizemore Ky # 29652


Stephen Sizemore Ky # 38906
William Sizemore Ky # 32924

7 tribes of the Cherokee Indian Nation


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George "Of All" Sizemore was the oldest Sizemore


to first come to Clay County, Ky. He came from
Hawkins, Tennessee according to and interview with
his great grandson Felix Begley in theDickey Diary.
We first see him on the Tax List of 1807 and others on down the years
Then we find him on the 1810 and 1820 census
for Clay County. He is listed as over 45 years of age
on both census, the only ones he is listed on. By 1830
George has died. George is alive as is proved by court
records in 1818. Yet he is dead by August of 1822 as is
also proved in the Clay County, court records in
reference to the "Widow Sizemore". We only have one
other form of documentation for George "Of All" Sizemore in Clay
County, Ky. and it is the Dickey Diary. This Diary gives
us some insight to the man George was and also lists some
of his family members. The reference to George's nickname as
George "Of All" is unclear to me at this time where it actually came
from.

George married Agnes Shepherd. The only references we have


for her name are theDickey Diary and the Clay County, court records,
where she is referred to as the "Widow Sizemore" from 1822 to 1824
then in 1825 they called her "Aggy Sizemore" The reference for Aggy's
Maiden name comes from the Dickey Diary (the interview of Polly North).

Children of George "Of All" Sizemore and Aggy Shepherd as stated in Dickey Diary:
Generation 2
Henry
John
Ned
George Jr.
Minny
Rhoda
Ruth
Susan

Note: These children also show up in the Clay County Census.

1810 Census
George Sizemore:
1 Male over 45
1 Female over 45
1 Male 16-26

1820 Census
George Sizemore:
1 Male 45 and over
1 Female 45 and over
1 Male 16-26
1 Female 16-26
1 Male 16-18
1 Male under 10

Dickey Diary Interviews


Both submitted by: Phyllis Hefelfinger
Felix T. Begley - Bull Creek - March 27, 1898
pgs. 2204-2205

I was born March 6, 1834 in Leslie County,


then Perry near the mouth of Cutshin. My great grandfather
BEGLEY came from Ireland. He was a weaver by trade. He came
with my grandfather and is buried on Cutshin. He had a
by-word "Damn-an-it". He spoke broken English.
My grandmother was MINNY SIZEMORE. She was a daughter
of "Old GEORGE of All" SIZEMORE, who came with my grandfather,
Wm BEGLEY from Hawkins County,Tennessee. He had sons as
follows: HENRY, JOHN, NED, and GEORGE; MINNY (Wm BEGLEY),
RHODA (ROBERTS), Ruth (John JONES), Susan (BOLLING).
"Old GEORGE of All" was a hairy man and a prize
fighter. He wounded Wm TWITTY in a fight, so that he died.
SIZEMORE nursed TWITTY would cry and tell him he had nothing
against him. All he asked of him was to fight again if he
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got well. SIZEMORE is a Cherokee Indian name. He is said


to be half or more Indian.
The SIZEMORES are very numerous in the mountains.
The SIZEMORES settled first on Middle Fork, then went to
Clay, Floyd and other counties.
Note by Dickey: (POLLY NORTH), 85 years old, whose mother
was RHODA SIZEMORE say they came from New River. J.J.D.)
MRS. POLLY NORTH, CUTSHIN
(*LESLIE COUNTY)MARCH 27, 1898
pgs. 2205-2206
I am 85 years old, was born in this county. My
father was a Wilder, my mother Rhoda Sizemore. The first
preacher I ever heard was Chenault, a Baptist, and he
preached on Cutshin. William Mattingly was the first
school teacher. I remember he taught when I was a child.
My grandmother's maiden name was Aggie Shepard. I remember
to have heard my Grandfather Sizemore say to her
"Dam-an-it Shepard I can't stand you much longer". At Glade
on Bower's Creek John Gilbert killed a wolf. It had killed
a two-year-old mule of his. He rode on the pelt as long
as he lived. I have seen Rev. John Gilbert have to hold on
to the fence because he had taken a dram too much. I have
heard him say many a time at the close of the service on
Sunday as he would start for the door "Dear, dear me brethren
have you any bull yearlings to sell?" I have wove many a yard
of cloth from nettle which grew wild. It made white cloth.
Note added in Diary-by John J. Dickey:
The old lady chews tobacco

Part II: George 'Of All' Sizemore


George Sizemore is said to be the earliest Sizemore in Southeastern Kentucky, and the father of all our line - hence the name 'Of All' . There are
many legends about him. The most famous story is that he was the half-breed son (born about 1750) of a white woman and a Cherokee Indian Chief,
and that George's wife, Aggie Shepherd, was a full blooded Cherokee who had been taken accidentally from her village when a white raiding party,
intending to rescue a white girl who had been kidnapped by the Indians, mistook Aggie for white and 'rescued' her as well. These stories have no
official records to back them up, but there is enough anecdotal evidence to suggest that they are at least partly true. Which part though is a matter for
debate. What we do know, based on official records, is that George and Aggie did exist. That they likely emigrated from North Carolina or Tennessee
to Kentucky around 1800. They did have several children. Those children are our direct ancestors.

(Authors Note. October, 2004: since I first wrote these words, much DNA testing has been done on known George All ancestors. Through these
tests it has been proven scientifically that George carried Native American blood. Exactly how much, from what tribe, and when that blood entered
the line, is not known. What this means is, if you are an ancestor of George Sizemore then you ARE part Native American.)

Below are transcripts of several records that will tell you more about George and Aggie, and will shed some light on the Indian legends, plus a few
surprising extras. Reading these account is like having just enough pieces of a puzzle to give you a hint of what the whole picture might look like, but
never quite enough to really know. In any case it's fascinating reading. My personal comments are in parenthesis. Also, I've taken the liberty of
expanding some of the more obvious abbreviations, but some still remain. Your guess is as good as mine.

TRYON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA MINUTES OF THE COURT OF PLEAS AND QUARTER SESSIONS 1769-1779

January term 1771

1. On Motion of Waightstill Avery it was ordered by the Court that George Sizemore have Letters of Administration of all and sing'r the Goods &
Chattels rights and Credits of William Shepherd deceased, he complying with the act of assembly in that case made & provided. He proposes for
securities John Walker Esquire and Joseph Green. Accepted.

2. (October 1771) On motion of Samuel Spencer ordered by the Court that George Sizemore have Letters of administration of the estate of William
Shepherd Deceased he complying with the act of assembly in that case made and provided. He proposes for Securities George Winters & John
Morris. accepted. Securities bound in the sum of Three hundred pounds.

3. In Consequence of the aforesaid order of administration William Gilbert's by John Dun & Alexander Martin his attorneys & prays a caveat in the
Secretary's Office according to act of assembly in that case made and provided against the said George Sizemore having administration pursuant to
the above order till the controversy be heard & determined by his Excellency the Governor and Council of this province whether Letters of
administration ought to issue to the said George Sizemore or to the said William Gilbert, he claiming right to the same. Caveat Granted. (Looks like
Gilbert thought he had the right to execute the estate)

4. In pursuance of an order of October Court last past ordered that Letters of Administration Issue to George Sizemore on the Estate of William
Shepherd, deceased.

(The above documents show that, through a process of litigation, George was finally confirmed as the executor of William Shepherd's estate. Could
William have been George's father in law through his wife Aggie Shepherd??)

TRYON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA MINUTES OF THE COURT OF PLEAS AND QUARTER SESSIONS 1769-1779
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Ordered by the Court that George Sizemore Administrator of the Estate of William Shepherd deceased be cited by the Sheriff to appear at next court
& make final settlement of his doings respecting the said Estate.

(The above document is clearly a further action in the matter of William Shepherd's estate)

TRYON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA MINUTES OF THE COURT OF PLEAS AND QUARTER SESSIONS 1769-1779

January term 1772

Ordered that a Road be Laid out from William Davis on Catheys Creek the nearest and best way to the province Line into the Charles Town market
road, and that Andrew Hampton, George Winters, Samuel Richardson, Samuel McFaddon, George Sizemore, James Cook Sr., William Wray, William
Gleghorn, Samuel Gray, John Sutton, Robert Nelson & David Huddleston Sr. do serve as jurors to lay out the said road and that they appear before
John Walker Esquire on the third Tuesday in March next then and there to take the necessary steps to qualify them for this their Charge, and that the
sheriff summon them thereto accordingly.

(The above document orders a road to be built and that George will be a part of the administrators of that construction. Looks like George was a
contributing citizen of this community.)

TRYON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA MINUTES OF THE COURT OF PLEAS AND QUARTER SESSIONS 1769-1779

July term 1774

1. William Gilbert vs George Sizemore. Case.

2. In consequence of the above judgment, William Gilbert came into open court and releases & acquits Edward Sizemore of the above sum recovered
against George Sizemore.

(I'm not sure what this means exactly. Who was the dispute between? No dollar amount is mentioned in this transcript)

TRYON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA MINUTES OF THE COURT OF PLEAS AND QUARTER SESSIONS 1769-1779

January term 1776

A Bill of Sale from George Sizemore to William Gilbert for one Negro man Dated the 26 Day of August 1775 proved by David George Evidence thereto.
Ordered to be Registered.

(The above document clearly indicates that George was a slave owner, at least in North Carolina.)
TRYON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA MINUTES OF THE COURT OF PLEAS AND QUARTER SESSIONS 1769-1779

July term 1778

William Gilbert vs. George Sizemore, George Winters & Jno Morris. Sci fa (?). Same jury impaneled and sworn the defendants did make a bail bond
and were bail. Judgment.

(There was no indication as to the details of this judgment. However, it was about this time that George moved to Kentucky. Could it have been that
this dispute had something to do with him moving? It seems very clear throughout all these documents that there was constant animosity between
William Gilbert And George. Bad blood, as they say)

Below are excerpts from The Dickey Diaries regarding George and Aggie. These accounts recall a time in Kentucky, much later than the Tryon North
Carolina times. (The Dickey Diaries were a collection of interviews of elderly people taken by John Dickey in 1898. You'll find more of them in the
Dickey Diaries chapter.)

INTERVIEW WITH FELIX T. BEGLEY

Page 2204: Bull Creek, March 27, 1895. "I was born March 6, 1834 in Leslie County, then Perry near the mouth of Cutshin. My great grandfather and
father Begley came from Ireland. He was a weaver by trade. He came with my grandfather and is buried on Cutshin. He had a by-word "damn-an-it".
He spoke broken English. My grandmother was Minny Sizemore. She was a daughter of "Old George Of All" Sizemore, who came with my
grandfather, William Begley from Hawkins County, Tennessee"

Page 2205: "He had sons as follows: - Henry, John, Ned, and George: Minny (William Begley), Rhoda (Roberts), Ruth (John Jones), Susan (Bolling).
"Old George of All" was a hairy man and a prize-fighter. He wounded William Twitty in a fight, so that he died. Sizemore nursed Twitty, would cry
and tell him he had nothing against him. All he asked of him was to fight him again if he got well. Sizemore is a Cherokee Indian name. He is said to by
half or more Indian. The Sizemores are very numerous in the mountains. The Sizemores settled first on Middle Fork, the went to Clay, Floyd and other
Counties."

INTERVIEW WITH MRS. POLLY NORTH:

Cutshin, March 27 1878, Perry: "I am 85 years old, was born in this county(Perry). My father was a Wilder (probably Joseph), my mother was Rhoda
Sizemore (daughter of George and Aggie). The first preacher I ever heard was Chenault, a Baptist and he preached on Cutshin. William Mattingly
was the first school teacher. I remember he taught when I was a child. My grandmother's maiden name was Aggie Shepherd. I remember [Page
2206] to have heard my grandfather Sizemore say to her 'Dam-an-it Shepherd I can't stand you much longer'. At Glades on Bower's Creek John
Gilbert killed a wolf. It had killed a two year old mule of his. He rode on the pelt as long as he lived. I have seen Rev. John Gilbert have to hold on to
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the fence because he had taken a dram too much (to drink?). I have heard him say a many a time at the close of the service on Sunday as he would
start to the door, "Dear, dear me, brethren have you any bull yearlings to sell?"

"I have wove many a yard of cloth from nettle which grew wild. It made white cloth." [the old lady chews tobacco. J.J.D.] (J.J.D. is John J. Dickey.
This nettle cloth was widely used in the Kentucky pioneer days. I can't imagine what it looked and felt like!)

INTERVIEW WITH PLEASIE WOODS AND DOROTHY JENKINS:

[George 'Chief Of All' Sizemore] "Was a prizefighter and was a huge dark, hairy man." "Large hairy fellow prone to getting into fights."

COMMENTS ABOUT THESE INTERVIEWS BY JOHN DICKEY HIMSELF:

Page 2210: About 28 March 1878: "Felix Begley tells me that old Aggie Sizemore, the wife of "Old George of All", used to roast terrapins alive as the
Indians used to do. Other things he told me that I am sure she was the Cherokee instead of Sizemore. Old Aggie wanted to take a skull which was
found under a cliff, for a soap dish."

INFORMATION FROM 'THE MANCHESTER ENTERPRISE':

George All and Aggie settled in what is now Leslie County, owning most of the land opposite the town site of Hyden. This land was later owned by
son John (Rockhouse) and wife, Nancy who built the first home in this section now known as Hyden. In 1842 John sold the property to James
Lewis.

QUOTE FROM THE OFFICIAL LESLIE COUNTY WEBSITE:

"Hyden, Kentucky, the seat of Leslie county, was founded in 1878 and named for state Senator John Hyden (1814 - 1883), then state senator from
Clay County and one of the commissioners appointed to establish Leslie County. The first settlers to live on the land at the mouth of Rockhouse Creek
on the Middle Fork of the Kentucky River, where the town of Hyden is located, was the Sizemore family. John Sizemore, sold the land to the John
Lewis Family. The land was later donated to the county and Hyden was founded there on the site of John Lewis' farm. Hyden is served by US 421,
KY 80, and the Daniel Boone Parkway. The Hyden post office opened in 1879 with Leander Crawford as Postmaster."

Cleary George and Aggie were fascinating characters and well known by everyone in the area. Free spirits, tough and resourceful, maybe even a
bit on the wild side, to me they represent a part of the Sizemore personality that I'm quite proud of.

Note Citations
Part IV: Native American Heritage

I feel certain that we are, at least in part, descended from Native Americans. There are many verbal accounts, as well as unofficial written accounts
to support this. The stories about George and Aggie are good examples - and there are others. Just the pure volume of stories claiming Indian
ancestry must indicate that there's some truth to them, but proving this linkage is difficult if not impossible, at least by the standards of proof that are
widely accepted.**

The crux of the problem is found in the fact that most of our ancestors did not sign up for the various Indian enrollments that the U.S government
organized in the 1800's. In order to 'officially' be considered an Indian you had to be counted on one of these rolls. Our ancestors either didn't want to
be counted, free to live their lives as they saw fit in the hills of Kentucky, or they had already been assimilated into the white culture of the period.
Although there was much reason to hide, assimilation was more likely the case.

One clue that could support this supposition might be the disposition of native tribes between 1750 and 1792. It was during this time that the major
conflicts between the Indians and whites occurred. As a result of these conflicts many Native Americans were killed and, by the Battle of Fallen
Timbers in 1792, were either dispersed or subdued. Ironically it was this very fact that made the Kentucky frontier safe for whites to migrate.

Any Indians that remained in the region had either gone deep into the mountains or had been integrated into the white community. Some were
successful at this and some were not. Those who remained, and attempted to maintain their native identity, became victims of white hatred. There is
possibly no better evidence of this than the 1810 Massacre of Ywahoo Falls (McCreary County) in which over 100 defenseless Chickamauga old
men, women and children were brutally murdered and buried in a mass grave under the rockshelter of the falls.

With this in mind there is little doubt that, at least during this period, mixing between the races would have been strictly discouraged and would likely
have resulted in violence. Perhaps a half-breed Indian woman passing for white could mix with a white male, but the possibility of a white woman
mixing with an Indian male would not have been tolerated. Such relationships, at least to 'white eyes' of the time, would have been the equivalent of a
black man having relations with a white woman.

More than likely any mixing occurred well before this period. Perhaps even before 1750 when relations between Indians and whites were still civil -
especially on the frontier. In a round-about sort of way, this makes the possibility of Indian heritage for George and Aggie more likely as they were
both born around that time.

Now fast forward 50 to 100 years. Indians in the eastern United States have not been a threat for some time. In fact, they are now viewed in a kindly
way - the 'noble savage' and all that. Many whites are even beginning to feel proud of their possible link to these people. To top it off, the Federal
Government is giving away money and services to anyone who can prove native heritage. Is it any wonder that thousand upon thousands of people
applied for membership? Most of these applications were rejected.

The earliest such time was in 1835 for the Henderson Roll. Ron Blevins website, "Sizemore Legend and Fact", has some comments about that roll as
it pertains to the Sizemores:
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"According to Government testimonies the Sizemore family made application for obtaining grants of funds under the 1835 and 1846 Treaties with the
Cherokee Indians. However, from information available, George All and Aggie were not among those applying for grants or funds. The family known
to have applied was another George Sizemore known as George Gullie, Goulden or Gollden. He was also referred to as Golden Hawk Sizemore. He
was born in North Carolina in 1783 and lived in Magoffin and Floyd Counties. He married Sallie Anderson in Hawkins County, Tennessee. The 1860,
1870 and 1880 Census lists the children of George Golden and Sallie Sizemore as having been born in Floyd and Magoffin Counties. They appear to
have been related to the Leslie County Sizemores. In fact, T. C. Sizemore claims to be a direct descendant of Golden Hawk."

In the early 1900's there were three final rolls commissioned by the government to settle once and for all who was an Indian and who was not.
These were the Guion Miller, Dawes and Baker rolls. Many of our relatives, aware that government benefits could be had, attempted to sign up for
these rolls. To my knowledge (and I admit that I have a great deal more research to do in this area before I give up for good) no one directly related to
our line was successful in these attempts. The reason being that their ancestors had not signed up for the earlier rolls, and therefore couldn't be
linked.

Here are some enrollment applications, or ECA's, by various Sizemore's of the time. While all of these application were rejected, they remain
interesting as accounts of Sizemore lineage and an authentic voice of the times.

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:³
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 ³ 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....´

ECA # 12477 by David A. Osborne of Beldon, Ashe Co, NC, born 1869 in Ashe, son of James Osborne and wife Clemmanzy Bare. Says his father
died in 1902 and mother in (1906?). Says grandparents were David and Nancy Osborne, and Joseph and Susie Bare. States ancestry as James
Osborne my father was the son of David Osborne. David Osborne was the son of Jesse Osborne. Jesse Osborne was the son of Elias Osborne
and Sally Osborne. Said Sally Osborne was the daughter of Ned Sizemore who was a full blood Cherokee Indian. There is much correspondence
supporting this ECA. One letter dated 6 Dec. 1907 from Beldon, NC reads ³Nathan Bickford & Associates - Washington, D.C. Gentlemen:µAfter
investigation, I find Ned Sizemore¶ s wife ¶s name was Nettie and that she died in Ashe (now Alleghany) Co., NC about the year 1859 or probably a
little earlier. I think the following is a correct list of names of his children. viz.: George Sizemore, Ned Sizemore Jr, Owen Sizemore, Hiram Sizemore,
Catherine Sizemore, Sally Sizemore, Lydia Sizemore, Dolly Sizemore and Bettie Sizemore. Bettie was called for a nickname ³Sookie´she married a
Stamper; Dolly married a Hash; Lydia married a Blevins; Catherine a Hart and Sally through whom the Osborne ¶s claim married Elias Osborne. ....´

ECA # 5113 by Riley Blevins of Ashe Co, NC (Post Office is Park, Grayson Co, VA), born 1824 in Ashe Co, son of Eli Blevins and wife Milly Brinegar,
both of whom were born in Ashe County, and lived there in 1851. Says his father died in 1861 and his mother about 1896. Lists his brothers and
sisters as Jesse d. 1896, James, Geo, Bartlet, Lydia and Elizabeth Blevins. Lists his grandparents as James Blevins and wife Lydia Sizemore and
their children as Armstrong, Edward, Daniel and Wells Blevins. Gives his ancestry as Riley Blevins a son of Eli and Milly Blevins who was the son of
James and Lydia Blevins who was the daughter of Ned Sizemore a full blood Cherokee Indian.

Hundreds of Sizemores enrolled. 98% were rejected. Click here to see an actual image of a whole page of the Guion Miller Roll with nothing but
Sizemores on it!

About a dozen actually made it onto the Dawes rolls. To see those names click on the Creek Nation Genealogy link below. About a third of the way
down the page is a form called "Native American Data". Enter 'Sizemore' and search. Although these Sizemores made the rolls, there is no evidence,
so far, that connects then to our Sizemores.

The bottom line is I have not been able to find any solid evidence that would prove our Native American heritage, but this is by no means the end of
the story. There is still research that could be done, and I intend to keep at it until I am satisfied, once and for all, that we are or are not connected. In
the meantime, here are some links you can follow to understand the subject, and the difficulties involved, better.

**(Authors Note: since I first wrote these words, much DNA testing has been done on known George All ancestors. Through these tests it has been
proven scientifically that George carried Native American blood. Exactly how much, from what tribe, or when that blood entered the line, is not
known. However, this means that if you are an ancestor of George Sizemore then you ARE part Native American.)

Note Citations
Notes on Mahala Susannah Brock
(2) Mahala Susannah Brock
b: 1749 Cumberland Co, VA
d: 1820 Clay Co, KY
m: EDWARD "NED CALLAHAN, in 1773, in VA
son of Darby &Monty "Unity"(Harris) Callahan
b: Abt 1743 Cumberland Co, VA
d: 1823 Clay Co, KY Mention of Edward "Ned" Callahan is in the
"Dr. John J. Dickey Diary"
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Re: how Ned was dressed for burial,


in an essay dated 06-13-1898
Re: being one of the original settlers in Clay Co, KY,
in an essay dated 11-10-1898
(Clicking on an above link will open a separate browswer window.)

(1) John William Callahan


b: 1768 Washington Co, VA
m: Celia Cockrell

(2) Jane "Jenny" Callahan


b: 1770 Scott Co, VA
d: Abt 1815 Breathitt Co, KY
m: William S. Strong, in Apr 1790, in Scott Co, VA
son of Thomas &Elizabeth(Lewis) Strong
b: 1768
d: 1848 Breathitt Co, KY

(3) Zilphia Callahan


b: 1776 Washington Co, VA
d: 20 Jun 1847 Clay Co, KY
m: Roger Vader Cornett, in Abt 1791
b: 1786
d: 12 Aug 1847 KY

(4) Charlotte Callahan


b: 1779 Harlan Co, KY
d: Aft 1827 Clay Co, KY
m: Robert R. "Robin" Cornett, on 17 Aug 1799, in Clay Co, KY
son of Nathaniel &Mildred "Milly"(Hensley) Cornett
b: 11 Jan 1780 VA
d: 11 Nov 1862 Clay Co, KY

(5) Elizabeth Callahan


b: 1783 Washington Co, VA
m: Samuel Davidson, on 17 Aug 1799, in Clay Co, KY

(6) Isaac "Fiddler" Callahan


b: 1784 NC
d: 17 May 1817
m: Mahala Wilson, on 25 Jul 1810, in Clay Co, KY
daughter of Phillip &Rebecca(Connolly) Wilson
b: 1790 Stokes Co, NC

Notes on George Samuel "Golden-Hawk" Sizemore


AARON "CHIEF RED BIRD" BROCK (The subject of this report) was born on 21 August 1721 in Cherokee Nation,
North Carolina. Aaron became generally known as "Chief Red Bird". Chief Red Bird died in 1820, aged about 98, in
Overhills, Great Tellico, TN.
(Aaron married three times. He was married to (Kidnapped white woman) Unknown85, Susanna Christian Phiber86 and
Rhoda Sizemore87.)
Notes:
‡
He is a half blooded Cherokee Indian married to a full blooded Cherokee Indian. Brock is another name for badger.
Brock is a common English name, originally a dweller on the recently cleared and enclosed land. Or Dweller near the
stream or swampland or dweller at the side of the Brook. Badger or young stag resident near the Brock River in
Lancashire , or a stinking dirty fellow. Brock is sometimes an abbreviation of BEN RABBI KALMAN.
Aaron "Red Bird" Brock was associated with the descendants of Tai Tsuska (Double Head) and related persons who
were massacred at Ywahoo Falls (Doublehead was dead in a tavern brawl before this and Aaron Redbird Brock was a
leader of this group).

‡
From: "Sue Ann Morrow" <Kygal@tampabay.rr.com>
Subject: [Jesse Brock] Aaron Brock sources
Date: Sat, 9 Aug 2003 17:38:53 -0400

Joyce here is all I have on Aaron Brock with the sources but I don't know that I believe all this:
Kentucky Genealogist July - September 1962 Vol 4 #3 page 120

Aaron Brock Born ca 1721, lived in Cumberland County, Virginia, 1751 son Jesse Settled 1799 in Knox County,
Kentucky (later Harlan County Kentucky). Edward Callahan born 1743 removed 1800 with wife Mahala Brock from
Russell County, Virginia to Clay County, Kentucky.
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He is a half blooded Cherokee Indian married to a full blooded Cherokee Indian. Brock is another name for badger.
Brock is a common English name, originally a dweller on the recently cleared and enclosed land. Or Dweller near the
stream or swamp land or dweller at the side of the Brook. Bader or young stag resident near the Brock River in
Lancashire, or a stinking dirty fellow. Brock is sometimes an abbreviation of BEN RABBI KALMAN.From: "B Windel"
<bwindel@junct.com>

Dr. John J. Dickey Diary, Fleming County, Ky. Recorded in the 1870's and

beyond. Reprinted in Kentucky Explorer, Volume 11, No March, 1997, p.

107. By permission. Clay County.


RED BIRD ~ The Indian chief for whom Red Bird Creek in Clay County was named was probably a Cherokee from
Tennessee or North Carolina. Like others of his race, he was a great hunter and allured by the game in this remote
region he finally took up his residence on the creek that bears his name at the mouth of Jack's Creek in this county. He
came to his death by the avarice of the "pale face." There lived with him a crippled Indian named Willie. This man

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dressed the skins which Red Bird brought to their wigwam and looked after the culinary department of their house.
Some hunters from North Carolina, greedy and unscrupulous, came to the wigwam and murdered Willie. They then
secreted themselves and awaited the return of the brave chief who had long before buried his tomahawk and for years
had been living in peace with the white man, and as he approached his crude castle the bullet of an assassin laid him
in the dust. They threw his body into a hole of water nearby which is still!
called "Willie's Hole," and from which John Gilbert and others took him and buried him. One tradition is that he was
sitting on the bank of a creek fishing when he was shot and that he fell into the creek.

NOTE: It was Jake, not Jack, according to Jake's descendant.

He was also known as Cutsawah Brock Cherokee name for Red Bird. He signed a treaty with Dillon Asher at Harlan
Co., KY. He lived before 1799 at Clay Co., KY; according to a historical marker which reads, Chief Red Bird - Was a
legendary Cherokee Indian for whom this fork of the Kentucky River is named. He and another Indian, Jack, whose
name was given the creek to the south, were friendly with early settlers and permitted them to hunt in the area.
Allegedly they were killed in battle protecting their furs, and the bodies thrown into the river here. The ledges bear
markings attributed to Red Bird.

1966, Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways #908. He immigrated before 1815 to Red Bird,
Harlan Co., KY; The first Aaron, Reuben's son, married an Indian named Susan, who was from the Cherokee Nation in
the Carolinas, and when son Jesse (Revolutionary soldier) was granted land, Aaron and Susan moved with him from
South Carolina to Kentucky; Aaron and Susan lived in a sycamore tree in what is now known as Red Bird, Kentucky,
which is supposedly named after Aaron.

Children of Aaron Brock "Chief Red Bird" and Susan (Cherokee) __ Brock were as follows:

i. Aaron Brock; b. 1748 at VA; m. Elizabeth Noe 5 Aug 1866 at Harlan Co., KY.
4. ii. Mahala Susannah Brock, b. 1749 at Cumberland Co., VA; m. Edward "Ned" Callahan.
5. iii. Jesse Brock, b. 8 Dec 1751 at Cumberland Co., VA; m. Rebecca Howard.
iv. George Brock; b. circa 1753 at Shenandoah Co., VA; m. Julia Ann Bruner 28 May 1824; d. Jan 1839 at
Washington Co., IN.
6. v. Reuben Brock (relationship unproven), b. 1754 at Orange Co., NC; d. Anderson Co., SC; served in Revolution
beg 1776 from Orange Co., NC; m. Elizabeth Camp; see Pension Application at
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kathyskousins/militarypark/page2.html.
7. vi. Mary "Polly" Brock, b. 28 Oct 1757 at VA; m. Ephraim Washington Osborn.
8. vii. James Brock, b. between 1759 and 1760 at NC; m. Mildred Crane Bond.
Children of Aaron Brock "Chief Red Bird" and Rhoda Sizemore are said to be as follows:

i. John Sizemore; b. 1801 at TN.


ii. Russell "Ruck" Sizemore; b. 1803 at TN; d. 1882 at Leslie Co., KY.
iii. Harmon Sizemore; b. 1813.
By family tradition, when Aaron and Susannah first came to Kentucky, they lived in a big sycamore tree in what is now
Wallins Creek, Harlan Co.

About 1798 (1806?), Aaron "Chief Red Bird" signed a treaty with Dillon Asher (1777-1844). They were probably
distant cousins. Asher's nephew Dillon Asher (1797-1853) married Henrietta Bolling/Bowling, daughter of John E.
Bolling and Susan Sizemore (sister of Aaron Brock's 2nd wife Rhoda Sizemore, daughters of George "All" Sizemore
and wife Agnes Shepherd Cornett).

Aaron "Chief Red Bird" 's daughter Mahala Brock who md. Edward Callahan had two daughters marry Cornetts ~
Zelphia to Roger Cornett b. 1786, and Charlotte Callahan to Robert Cornett b. 1780, son of Nathaniel Cornett. There
were numerous other Brock-Cornett-Bolling marriages but I haven't tied them all back to an original ancestor.

I'd like to have copy of the treaty Aaron signed with Dillon Asher! He kept the first tollgate on the Cumberland Pass, at
Pineville, KY.

Historical markers designating Asher's cabin are missing, but the cabin still stands:

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http://victorian.fortunecity.com/rothko/420/aniyuntikwalaski/cnwest.html
Aaron Brock resided at Red Bird River bef 1799, according to a Kentucky historical marker in Clay Co.Chief Red
Bird, who lived to be 99, would have been 89 years old when and if he was the Redbird who defended the children of
his tribe ~ it has been suggested that the Redbird in the following story was a War Woman, or The Bowles (Duwa'li, or
Chief Bowles), born in North Carolina about 1756, an auburn haired, blue eyed, half-blood Scotch Cherokee ~ who

moved into the St. Francis river valley in Missouri in the early part of 1810 after the Scot party massacre in 1794 ~
returned for a visit. He later moved his people from MO to northwestern AR, and finally to Texas
from Robin Penner
Birth: Dec 8, 1721, Cumberland Co, VA
Death: 1820, Clay Co, KY
Immigrant: 1798, Red Bird, Harlen Co, KY
half Cherokee; married to full blooded Cherokee
probably living with son Jesse in 1810 according to census in Knox Co.
a Cherokee Chief (Red Bird), according to:
Sue Reed
6071 McCoy Road
Oxford, Ohio. 45056
Cutsawa Brock
Historical Markers of Clay Co KY
Chief Red Bird - Was a legendary Cherokee Indian for whom this fork of the Kentucky River is named. He and another

Indian, Jack, whose name was given the creek to the south, were friendly with early settlers and permitted them to hunt

in the area.
Allegedly they were killed in battle protecting their furs, and the bodies thrown into the river here. The ledges bear
markings attributed to Red Bird.

Dr. John J. Dickey Diary, Fleming County, Ky. Recorded in the 1870's and

beyond. Reprinted in Kentucky Explorer, Volume 11, No March, 1997, p.

107. By permission. Clay County.


RED BIRD
The Indian chief for whom Red Bird Creek in Clay County was named was
probably a Cherokee from Tennessee or North Carolina. Like others of his
race, he was a great hunter and allured by the game in this remote region
he finally took up his residence on the creek that bears his name at the
mouth of Jack's Creek in this county. He came to his death by the avarice
of the "pale face." There lived with him a crippled Indian named Willie.
This man dressed the skins which Red Bird brought to their wigwam and
looked after the culinary department of their house. Some hunters from
North Carolina, greedy and unscrupulous, came to the wigwam and murdered
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Willie. They then secreted themselves and awaited the return of the brave
chief who had long before buried his tomahawk and for years had been
living in peace with the white man, and as he approached his crude castle
the bullet of an assassin laid him in the dust. They threw his body into
a hole of water nearaby which is still called "Willie's Hole," and from
which John Gilbert and others took him and buried him. One tradition is
that he was sitting on the bank of a creek fishing when he was shot and
that he fell into the creek.
Research: He lived in Cumberland County, Virginia, and his son Jesse settled in Knox, (later Harlan) county,
Kentucky in about 1799. [1]
Aaron came to Knox,(noe Harlan), county around 1798. [1]
The first Aaron, Reuben's son, married an Indian named Susan, who was from the Cherokee Nation in the Carolinas,

and when son Jesse (Revolutionary soldier) was granted land, Aaron and Susan moved with him from South Carolina
to Kentucky; Aaron and Susan lived in a sycamore tree in what is now known as Red Bird, Kentucky, which is
supposedly named after Aaron.

from rtw1867@earthlink.net Adrianne Elsey Whiton:


If Aaron Sr was aka Chief Red Bird - Cutsawah, the Sizemores claim that he was the chief of the White Mountain

Laurel band consisting (for about a 10 year oeriod) of about 2,000 Indians most of whom had the last name of
Sizemore. No one believes that he married Rhoda Sizemore, just had children with her.
Red Bird was a Northern Chickamauga (traditional Cherokee) Thunderbolt (Lightning people of the Cumberland

plateau) Cherokee war chief who signed a peace treaty with Dillon Asher.
Red Bird's uncle was probably Doublehead, a feared raider of white settlers who was executed by the famous cherokee

leader Major Ridge who (after signing the treaty which gave all of the Cherokee lands to the whites), was himself
executed after being removed to Indian Territory (Oklahoma).
After the massacure at Yawhoo Falls in 1810 led by Franklinite "Big Tooth" Gregory, in which the Indian lookouts

were overrun, and scalped and 110 women and children that were hiding in the room below the falls were slaughtered

-unborn babies cut out of their mothers and dismembered - females who were not killed in battle were then raped
before they were killed by the Indian Fighters.
Arriving late, Red Bird and his cousin War Woman Cornblossom (daughter of Chief Doublehead) fell upon the
remaining Indian Fighters and killed them.

After this, some of the Northern Cherokee removed to Northern Arkansas (later again removed to Oklahoma), while
others began to comform to the white man's ways and hide out in the mountains among the white settlers. After
Congress passed a few more acts, the Cherokee were forcably hunted and removed to Oklahoma with a few escaping
removal by hiding out in the mountains, caves, etc.

The treaty did not save Red Bird, for he and his friend Jack were murdered by white hunters and their bodies thrown
into Jack's Creek just off the Red Bird River.

1966 Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways # 908.

according to a Historical marker which reads, Chief Red Bird - Was a legendary Cherokee Indian for whom this fork
of the Kentucky River is named. He and another Indian, Jack, whose name was given the creek to the south, were
friendly with early settlers and permitted them to hunt in the area. Allegedly they were killed in battle protecting their
furs, and the bodies thrown into thr river here. The ledges bear markings attributedto Red Bird.

Kentucky Genealogist, Vol 4 (3), page 120, 1962.

9. On Friday, August 10th 1810, the Great Cherokee Children Massacre took place at Ywahoo Falls in southeast
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Kentucky ...... the Cherokee village leaders of the Cumberland Plateau territory from Knoxville Tennessee to the
Cumberland River in Kentucky were led by the northern provisional Thunderbolt District Chief, Beloved Woman/War
Woman "Cornblossom", the highly honored daughter of the famous Thunderbolt War Chief Doublehead. Several
months before this date, Beloved Woman/War Woman Cornblossom, was preparing the people in all the Cherokee
villages of southeast Kentucky and northern Tennessee to bring all their children to the sacred Ywahoo Falls area of
refuge and safety.

Once all the Cherokee children were gathered, they were to make a journey to Reverend Gideon Blackburns'
Presbyterian Indian School at Sequatchie Valley outside of Chattanooga Tennessee in order to save the children of the
Cherokee Nation remaining in Kentucky and northern Tennessee on the Cumberland Plateau.

This area of Sequatchie Valley was very near to Lookout Mountain at Chattanooga, the once long held Chickamauga
National capital of the Thunderbolts. Near Lookout Mountain, just on the other side in northeast Alabama, was the
rendezvous point for the Chickamaugan Cherokees and their allies the Creek Nation. For by this time, many Creek and
Chickamaugan Thunderbolt Cherokee were defending the rest of the Indian Nations there as well. The arrangements to
save the Cherokee children through Gideon Blackburns' white protection Christian Indian Schools, had been made
earlier by Cornblossoms father War Chief Doublehead, who had also several years earlier been assassinated by
non-traditionalist of the southern Cherokee Nation of the Carolinas and far eastern Tennessee.

A huge gathering area underneath Ywahoo Falls itself was to be the central meeting place for these women and
children to gather and wait. Then all the children of all ages would go as one group southward to the school to safety
from the many Indian fighters gathering in the neighboring counties of Wayne and Pulaski in Kentucky. These Indian
fighters were led by an old Franklinite militiaman from Tennessee named Hiram "Big Tooth" Gregory who came from
Sullivan County Tennessee at the settlement of Franklin and had fought many Franklinite campaigns under John
Sevier to eliminate all the traditional Thunderbolt Cherokees totally and without mercy. Big Tooth Gregory,
sanctioned by the United States government, War Department, and Governor of the territory, carried on the ill famous
Indian hating battle cry of John Seveir that "nits make lice". Orders were understood by these Cherokee haters that
nits (baby lice) would grow up to be adults and especially targeted in all the campa!
igns of John Seveir Franklinites were the Cherokees women, pregnant women, and children of all ages. John Seveir,
Big Tooth Gregory, and all the rest of the Franklinites philosophy was that if they could destroy the children of the
Cherokee, there would be no Cherokees and no Cherokee Nation to contend with in their expansion of white
settlements, the white churches, and the claiming of territory for the United States. Orders were issued to the
Franklinites to split open the belly of any pregnant Cherokee woman, remove the baby inside her, and slice it as well.
To the Franklinites, the Cherokee baby inside the mother was the nit that would eventually make lice.

In all the earlier campaigns of the Franklintes in the late 1700s, the blood and screams of the Cherokee children were
constantly heard throughout the Cumberland Plateau territory from todays' Knoxville Tennessee to the Cumberland
River in southeast Kentucky to all their adjoining territories. From as far in Kentucky as present day London/Corbin
and the lands within the present Daniel Boone National Forest the cries could be heard. The Lands from London to
Cumberland Falls were ruled by many war leaders, among them was a great warrior and friend to Cornblossom, War
Chief Aaron "Red Bird" Brock called Chief Cutsuwah, descendent of the Great War Woman Cutsuwah that fell during
the French and Indian War at Burnside Kentucky.Aaron "Red Bird " Brock was also a close relative to Cornblossom,
War Chief Peter Troxell and their descendants. The cries of Red Birds women and children echoed many times in this
genocide campaign of the Franklinites to rid the area of powerful Cherokee le!
aders. The blood of many warriors, men and women, was spilled trying to defend their Cherokee people. From where
todays Pickett State Park lays in northern Tennessee just below the Kentucky Tennessee State Line lying south of
present day Wayne County Kentucky, the cries of women and children and fallen warriors of War Chief The Fox could
also be heard. The Fox was sometimes called Black Fox or Captain Fox. He became known as Captain Fox when
Doublehead and his loyal Thunderbolt war parties in the late 1700s attacked a militia in Kentucky, killing their leader
which was a Captain in the American Army. As The Fox was the one who killed the Captain, he took his militia
overcoat in victory and wore it constantly. A frenzied whoop dance was performed on Lookout Mountain by Dragging
Canoe, Doublehead, and the Bloody 7 over this victory attack on the Kentucky militia. The Fox then became known to
all the Cherokees as Captain Fox. Now the villages under Chief Captain Fox came under !
attack by the Franklinites.

Sue Ann Hornung Morrow


Kygal@tampabay.rr.com
Gulfport FL researching since 1973
Please visit my website at:
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Very Interested in families from Bell, Clay, Edmonson, Grayson, Hardin, Harlan, Knox, Laurel, and Rockcastle
Counties in Kentucky, also Claiborne and Grainger Counties in Tennessee

Note: Settled in Magoffin Co. KY. Had severl wives. Ancestors and data from historical articals say he fathered 52 children. He was prize fighter,
killed a man in the wring. In 1999 a statue was erected by his descendents in Magoffin Co

(8) George Samuel "Goldenhawk" Sizemore


Descendants of: Page 116 of 145
Thomas Brock

b: 1783 Shenandoah Co, VA


d: 06 May 1864 Royalton, McGoffin Co, KY
m: #1=SALLY ANDERSON, in Abt 1810, in Hawkins Co, TN
daughter of George &unknown Anderson
b: 1792 in Hawkins Co, TN
d: 1850 Royalton, Magoffin Co, KY
m: #2=ALETHA "ALLIE" GOODMAN-RICHARDSON, in 1820, in KY
daughter of Pleasant &Jane(Patton) Goodman
b: Abt 1791
d: Abt 1873
m: #3=ANNIE ELIZABETH HART
m: #4=MARY ANN WOMACK, in 1848
George "Goldenhawk" Sizemore is reputed to have fathered 57 children!
When called before a judge regarding accountability for this fact,
where the judge asked him if it was true, Goldenhawk
(who surprisingly is said to NOT have been a "looker")
answered the judge's question something like,
"If I'd been as good lookin as YOU, there would have been MORE!"

Photo: George "Golden Hawk" Sizemore "new" grave site (1 KB)


Commonly known as "Goldenhawk" in present times but was called George "Gulen" or "Gulden" Sizemore in earlier days. He was born ca. 1781/83.
He was listed as age 77 in the 1860 Magoffin Co. KY census, the first census of the newly formed county. He died May 1864. He was a resident of
the meadows section of Magoffin County near the mouth of Oakley Creek, about one mile north of Royalton, KY. He is well remembered and
respected by his descendants. A great many of them travel from all parts of the United States to Magoffin County to visit his gravesite. A further mark
of the reverence in which he is held is the fact that he has had a least three markers at his gravesite. He died during the Civil War and no doubt his
family placed some type of marker at his gravesite which is located in what is thought to be one of the oldest cemeteries in the area. In the 1930¶
s
several of his descendants placed another marker, an event that was reported in the Salyersville Independent. In the 22 Jul 1938 issue of The
Salyersville Independent a new item tells the following information: "THREE AGED GRANDSONS SET MONUMENT TO GRAVE Jeff Sizemore 96,
Calloway Montgomery 81, and Crit Montgomery 77, grandsons of George Sizemore and his wife Sallie, recently set a monument to the graves of their
grandparents who died in 1864 and were buried near the old R. C. Salyer home. They were assisted by Uncle Jeff Sizemore¶ s grandson W. J. Sloan
and his wife. "Uncle Jeff Sizemore received quite a lot of publicity recently as being one of the few veterans of the War Between the States in Floyd
County. He attended the Blue and Gray Reunion at Gettysburg." This marker set in 1938 had fallen into disrepair. It had been mended but the glass
inset that held the information on their ancestor had long since broken and disappeared. Now, in the year 2002, on March 30th, a new monument is
erected to his memory

Lewis Hayes, son of Golden Hawk and his son Doug Hayes:

Lewis Hayes, son of Goldenhawk


Posted by Fred Vanderpool on 7/24/1999,

In the obituary of DOUG HAYES (b. 23 Apr 1877 d. 30 Aug 1957) we find this reference: Doug Hayes was the son of the late Lewis Hayes and
Margret Everege. He was born at McPherson, KY (now known as Hindman). He was the grandson of Golden Hawk SIzemore who was 1/4
Cherokee and the father of 52 children. Doug Hayes was married to Lula Martin in Jan 1910. She was the dau of John D. Martin. Doug Hayes had one
brother Johnnie Hayes of Vest, KY and one sister Sissie Stedhan of Jackson, KY.
Birth: He was listed as age 77 in the 1860 Magoffin Co., KY Census. Goldenhawk was the 4th of 9 children. In an email from:Kestral9@aol.com
George's birthdate is given as 1778.
Burial: The cemetery is located near the home of Finley Arnett. A tall handmade tombstone marks his gravesite. A glass inset in the marker which told
his name and dates has broken and no information can be read. His wife Sallie Sizemore is buried beside him. A fieldstone marks her grave which
has the initials S.S. engraved into it.
The Magoffin County Historical Society is now in the process of obtaining a memorial marker to be placed in this cemetery with the aid of Sizemore
descendants. (17 Jul 1999)
Census Date: 1860
Census Place: Magoffin Co, KY
106 Sizemore, George 77 Male North Carolina

Notes on James "Redbird" Sizemore

Father: George SIZEMORE b: 1749 in Lunenburg Co, VA


Mother: Agnes Cornett SHEPHERD b: Between 1750-1759 in Shenandoah,VA

Marriage 1 Elizabeth FIELDS b: @1789 in Tennesse


Children
John M. SISEMORE b: Jan 1822 in Clay County, Kentucky
Harmon SIZEMORE b: May 1806 in Tazewell, Claiborn Co, TN
James SIZEMORE b: ABT 1816 in Tazwell, Claiborne Co., TN

(1) Harmon "Hiram" Sizemore


b: May 1806 Tazewell, Claiborn Co, TN
d: 1909 Georgetown, Madison Co, AR
m: Susan "Susie" Sizemore, on 20 Apr 1837, in Perry Co, KY
daughter of John Rockhouse &Nancy(Bowling) Sizemore
b: 1816 Clay Co, KY
d: Bef 1900 Madison Co, AR
Descendants of: Page 117 of 145
Thomas Brock

Hiram's father James is a brother to Susan's father John; thus,


Hiram & Susan are 1st cousins.

(2) James Sizemore


b: Abt 1816 Claiborne Co, TN
m: Mary "Polly" Ball, on 04 Mar 1835, in Harlan Co, KY
daughter of Bennett &Nancy(Bailey) Ball
b: Abt 1818 Monticello, Wayne Co, KY
d: Aft 1900 Madison Co, AR

(3) John Sizemore


b: Jan 1822 Clay Co, KY
d: 29 Dec 1900 Madison Co, AAR
m: Eliza Jane Hawk
daughter George W. &Mary(Thomas) Hawk
b: Apr 1823 Warren Co, TN
d: Abt 1903 Madison Co, AR

Notes on John "Rockhouse" Sizemore


Note: came to leslie co in 1817; settled mouth of rockhouse creek, now hyden ky

Father: George SIZEMORE b: 1749 in Lunenburg Co, VA


Mother: Agnes Cornett SHEPHERD b: Between 1750-1759 in Shenandoah,VA

Marriage 1 Nancy BOWLING b: 1780 -1788 in Hawkins Co., Tennessee

Marriage 2 Morning BOWLING b: 1818

Father: George All SIZEMORE b: 1750 in Hawkins Co, Tennessee/Virginia


Mother: Agnes Shepherd CORNETT b: 1755 in North Carolina/Tennessee

Marriage 1 Nancy BOLLING b: 1784 in Hawkins Co, Tennessee


Children
Mary Polly SIZEMORE b: 1810
William Rock House SIZEMORE b: 1813 in Clay Co, Kentucky
Mahala SIZEMORE b: 1814
Susan SIZEMORE b: 1815
James SIZEMORE b: 1817
Rebecca SIZEMORE b: 1822
Patsy SIZEMORE b: 1820

family listing http://www.geocities.com/luvacuzn5/SizemoreJohnNancyBowling.html

(6) John Rockhouse Sizemore


b: 1776
d: Abt 1850 Hyden, Clay Co (now Leslie Co), KY
m: NANCY BOWLING, in 1804
daughter of James &Sarah "Sally"(Blevins) Bowling
b: Abt 1788 Washington Co, VA
b: 1875 Hyden, Leslie Co, KY

John (Rockhouse) SIZEMORE15 Birth 1770

Birth 1776 or 1783Wilkes Co. NC


Tax List 1811 Clay County, KY46
Census 1820 Clay County, KY47
Census 1840 Clay County, KY48
Death 1850 Clay County, KY16,17
Burial 1850 Hyden, KY behind the Presbyterian Church,

MOTHER Nancy BOWLING Birth 1778 Hawkins County, TN


Death 1875 Hyden, Leslie Co. KY

CHILDREN
Sarah SIZEMORE Birth 1805
Henry (Blue Hole) SIZEMORE Birth 1811

Marriage 14 Jan 1831 Mary Polly (Pug) ASHER; Perry County, KY22

Sophia Mary (Polly) SIZEMORE Birth 1812 Clay County, KY


Marriage
Robert ASHER
Descendants of: Page 118 of 145
Thomas Brock

William (Rockhouse Bill) SIZEMORE Birth 1813 Clay County, KY


Death 1884 Leslie Co. KY
Marriage
Woman UNKNOWN Marriage 30 Mar 1838
Morning BOWLING; Clay County, KY
Mahala SIZEMORE Birth 181 Clay County, KY
Marriage 9 Aug 1836
Eli COUCH; Perry County, KY
Wilkerson SIZEMORE Birth 1816 Clay County, KY
Marriage 13 Aug 1838
Mahala BOWLING; Perry County, KY
John "Assessor" ("Sasser John") SIZEMORE Birth 1817 Clay County, KY
Occupation Tax Assessor of Clay County
James (Fiddler Jim) SIZEMORE Birth Dec 1820 Clay County, KY
Death 26 Mar 1904 bad creek, leslie co ky
Burial 1904 oakley's cave cementary, jacks creek leslie co ky
Occupation Farmer
Rebecca SIZEMORE Birth 1822
Carr SIZEMORE Birth 1824 Clay County, KY
Keziah (Kissie?) SIZEMORE Birth 1827 Clay County, KY
Susan SIZEMORE Birth 1850 Clay County, KY

Parents

John SIZEMORE {M} = Nancy BOWLING {F}

John SIZEMORE:

Alias Rockhouse SIZEMORE


"I am Richard D. Young, my mother's father was Burley Sizemore.
Burley Sizemore married Rosa Napier on 3 Nov 1928.
Burley lived in Leslie Co. Ky. One of his brothers was called Jack, though he had other brothers and sisters. He lived at the junction of Upper Jacks
creek and Oakleys Cave Branch.
Oakleys Cave Cemetery is up Oakleys Cave Branch a fair distance appx 1/2mile.
Burley's father and grandfather are buried here.
Burley Sizemore died 22 Mar1988, he was 82.
Burley's father was Wiley Sizemore.
Wiley Sizemore married Mary/Mealey Collett.
Wiley Sizemore's father was Andrew Jackson Sizemore.
Andrew Jackson Sizemore was married to China Davis.
Andrew Jackon Sizemore's father was James "Fiddling Jim" Sizemore.
James "Fiddling Jim" Sizemore was married Mary "Polly" Collett on 7Mar1839.
James "Fiddling Jim" Sizemore father was John "Rockhouse John" Sizemore.
John"Rockhouse John"Sizemore was married to Nancy Bowling.
John "Rockhouse John" Sizemore's father was George"All"Sizemore.
George"All"Sizemore was married to Agnes"Aggy"Shephard.
George"All"Sizemore's father was Edward Sizemore.
Edward Sizemore,b.1725 Halifax Va. d. in Tennessee."

Note Citations
Notes on Rhoda Sizemore
(12) Rhoda Sizemore
b: Abt 1789 TN
m: #1= AARON BROCK, in Abt 1800, in TN ...Chief Red Bird?
son of Reuben &Christian(Place) Brock
grandson of William &unknown Brock
b: 08 Dec 1721 VA
d: 1820 Clay Co, KY
m: #2=JOSEPH "JOE" WILDER, in 1812, in KY
son of Joab &unknown Wilder
b: 03 Aug 1758 NC
d: 20 Jul 1865 Buckhorn, Perry Co, KY
buried: Johnson Cemetery, Buckhorn, Perry Co, KY
m: #3=FNU ROBERTS
~~~~~Rhoda was Aaron's 2nd wife.
His first marriage was to Susan Caroline LNU, a Cherokee, in Abt 1746, in VA.
~~~~~Some researchers firmly believe, whereby others firmly disagree,
that this Aaron Brock is Aaron Cutsawah "Chief Red Bird" Brock,
for whom the Red Bird River, of Clay Co, KY, is named.
~~~~~Joseph also had children by Hannah Hall and Nancy Jane Wilson.
Descendants of: Page 119 of 145
Thomas Brock

According to family history, Joseph was married to or had a relationship


with 7 women and fathered at least 31 children during his lifetime.
He died at the age of 106 years, just two weeks shy of his 107th birthday.

Rhoda's children by Aaron Brock:


(Some of the descendants "went by" the surname Sizemore, some by Brock.)

Clickon Aaron to find his List(s) of Descendants.

Rhoda's children by Joseph Wilder:


(Some of the descendants "went by" the surname Sizemore, some by Wilder.)
On 25 Sep 1826 by the Court of CLAY Co, KY,
three children were bound to William Begley.
The children of Rhoda Sizemore and Joseph Wilder were named in subpoena
of 25 Feb 1828 to the sheriff of PERRY Co, KY, to summon
Willam Begley, John Bowling and Jesse Bowling, to have them bring to court
Nelson Sizemore, Polly Sizemore, Dempsy Sizemore and Agga Sizemore,
the children of Rody Sizemore taken from the County of Clay
and detained in the possesion of the aforesaid persons...

(1)Rhoda Sizemore-Wilder
b: Abt 1808
m: Andrew Miracle

(2) Mary "Polly" Sizemore-Wilder


b: 07 May 1813 KY
d: 07 Mar 1916
m: #1=Tom North, in Abt 1848
son of John &Jane(Fulks) North
b: 1815
d: 1891
met: #2= Wilkerson Sizemore, in Abt 1852
son of John Rockhouse &Nancy(Bowling) Sizemore
b: Abt 1817
~~~~~Polly's mother Rhoda is a sister to Wilkerson's father John;
thus, Polly & Wilkerson are 1st cousins.
~~~~~Wilkerson married his 1st wife Mahala Bowling, on 13 Aug 1838,
and they had several children. Wilkerson and Polly had a child.
Mahala is a 1st cousin to both Polly & Wilkerson.
Clickon Wilkerson for his List(s) of Descendants.
Polly's child by Tom North:

(1) Harmon North


b: 1854 KY
m: Martha (Sizemore-Brock) Griffith
daughter of Ruck &Nancy(Metcalf) Sizemore-Brock
granddaugher of Aaron &Rhoda(Sizemore) Brock
g-granddaughter of Reuben &Christian(Place) Brock
gg-granddaughter of William &unknown Brock
b: 11 Mar 1861 Clay Co, KY
d: 03 Mar 1941 Leslie Co, KY
Harmon's mother Polly is a half-sister to Martha.
Polly's & Martha's mother is Rhoda.
Polly is by Rhoda's 1st husband Aaron Brock and
Martha is by Rhoda's 2nd husband Joseph Wilder.
(3) Nelson Sizemore-Wilder
b: 16 Sep 1815 Clay Co, KY
d: 02 Jun 1891 Page Co, IA
m: #1=Nancy Catherine Cooper, on 05 Feb 1860, in AL
b: 31 Mar 1841 AL
d: 29 Mar 1922 Clearmont, MO
m: #2=Elizabeth Bowling, in Abt 1840
b: Abt 1826

(4) Dennis "Dempsy" Sizemore-Wilder


b: Abt 1818
m: Catherine LNU
(1) Dempsey P. Sizemore-Wilder
b: Abt 1842
d: 15 Aug 1901
m: Mahala Sizemore, on 23 Apr 1868
daughter of John &Jane "Jennie"(Collett) Sizemore
granddaughter of Dillion Asher & Sarah Collett
b: 1847
Descendants of: Page 120 of 145
Thomas Brock

d: 16 Feb 1892
(5) Elizabeth "Betsy" Sizemore-Wilder
m: Calvin Collins (Collinsworth?), on 18 Dec 1850
b: 1811

(6) Agnes "Aggy" Sizemore-Wilder


b: 06 Dec 1824 Clay Co, KY
d: 1900 Clay Co, KY
m: Milton B. Smith, on 08 Aug 1850
son of Benjamin &Celia(Hall) Smith
b: 1820 KY

http://us.geocities.com/luvacuzn5/SizemoreGeorgeAgShprdCrnt.html

Notes on Henry "Hunting Shirt" Sizemore

Father: George All SIZEMORE b: 1750 in Hawkins Co, Tennessee/Virginia


Mother: Agnes Shepherd CORNETT b: 1755 in North Carolina/Tennessee

Marriage 1 Rachel JONES b: ABT 1800 in Kentucky/Virginia


Married: 25 Dec 1815 in Clay Co, Kentucky
Children
Wilburn SIZEMORE b: 1816 in Clay Co, Kentucky
George SIZEMORE b: 1834 in Kentucky
Willis SIZEMORE b: 1830 in Kentucky
Henry SIZEMORE b: 1834
Elizabeth "Betsy" SIZEMORE b: 1835 in Kentucky
Hugh SIZEMORE b: 1840 in Kentucky
Edward SIZEMORE b: 1843
Ora SIZEMORE b: 1845
Taylor SIZEMORE b: Jan 1850 in Kentucky
George SIZEMORE

Notes on Edward B. "Ned" Sizemore


(7) Edward B. "Ned" Sizemore
b: 1778 Shenandoah Valley, Shenandoah Co, VA
d: 27 May 1856 Perry Co, KY
m: #1=LUCINDA/LEANNA/LOUANNA BOWLING, in Abt 1797
daughter of William &Sarah "Sally"(Fugate) Bowling
granddaughter of Benjamin &Martha "Patsy"(Phelps) Bowling
b: 1780 NC
d: 1820 Perry Co, KY
met: #2=MARTHA "PATTY" FIELDS, in Abt 1808
daughter of Davis &Abigail(Creech) Fields
b: 21 Jul 1782 NC
d: 20 Jul 1877

Ned's children by Lucinda(Bowling) Sizemore:

(1) Sarah "White Sally" Sizemore


b: 1795 TN
met: #1=Hiram K. Begley, Bet 1831-1833
son of = William "Bill" &Winifred "Winnie"(Sizemore) Begley
Begley grandparents: Henry &Elizabeth(Cook-Pearsall) Begley
Begley g-grandparents: Peter &Elizabeth(LNU) Begley
Sizemore grandparents: George "All" &Agnew(Shepherd-Cornett) Sizemore
b: 25 Feb 1802 Hawkins Co, TN
d: 13 Apr 1867 Perry Co, KY
buried: Napier-Sizemore-Begley Cemetery, Dryhill, Leslie Co, KY
met: #2=James Jones, in Abt 1834
(James's ancestry not yet determined)
moved in with: #3=John "Jack" Bowling, Bet 1835-1850
son of William &Sarah "Sally"(Fugate) Bowling
granddson of Benjamin &Martha "Patsy"(Phelps) Bowling
b: Abt 1790
d: Abt 1874 KY
~~~~~Hiram's mother Winnie is a sister to Sally's father Ned;
Descendants of: Page 121 of 145
Thomas Brock

thus, Hiram & Sally are 1st cousins.


Hiram was married to Cynthia Allen and they had several children.
~~~~~Sally's mother Lucinda (Bowling) Bowling is Jack's sister;
thus, Jack is Sally's uncle.
Jack married Sarah "Sally" Henson, on 11 Apr 1818, in KY
(daughter of Richard &unknown Henson) and they had at least 6 children.
~~~~~Sally Sizemore is listed in the 1850 Census for Clay Co, KY,
as age 55, and living in John Bowling's (Jack's) household.
~~~~~It is said that Sally had illegitimate children by
both Hiram Begley and James Jones, but raised them as Bowlings'.
Clickon William/Sally to find Sally's children listed as part of Jack's descendants.
(2) William Sizemore
b: 1796 TN
m: Josephine Anglia
b: 1806 KY

(3) Nancy Sizemore


b: 15 Jun 1799 TN
d: 02 Mar 1892 KY
m: David Jones, on 20 Oct 1824, in Clay Co, KY
b: 02 Jun 1799 NC

(4) Lewis Level Sizemore


b: Abt 1800 VA
d: 1873 Floyd Co, KY
m: Catherine "Katrina" Gearhart, on 31 Mar 1821, in Floyd Co, KY
daughter of John &Katharina(LNU) Gearhart
b: 23 Dec 1800 Reed Creek, Wythe Co, VA
d: 1874 Floyd Co, KY

(5) Winnona "Winnie" Sizemore


b: Abt 1801 VA
m: #1=Benjamin Grigsby, in 1822, in Perry Co, KY
son of Benjamin "Dutch Bennie" &Elizabeth(Duncan) Grigsby
b: Abt 1802 VA
m: #2=FNU Haddix

(6) Edward "Slim Red" Sizemore


b: 1805 Clay Co, KY
m: #1=Lucretia "Linsy" Woods, on 06 Jan 1857, in Clay Co, KY
daughter of Reuben &Sarah "Sally"(Dorton) Woods
m: #2=Easter Owens
b: 1831
Linsy's 2nd husband was Elhannon Roberts.

(7) George Washington Sizemore


b: Abt 1805 Clay Co, KY
m: Anna "Annie" Walker, on 14 May 1826, in Perry Co, KY
b: Abt 1807 TN
(1) Polly Sizemore
b: 15 Feb 1870 Dutton, Madison Co, AR
d: 02 May 1946 Dutton, Madison Co, AR
buried: Liberty Cemetery, Madion, AR
m: Thomas S. "Tom" Williams, on 02 Jan 1890, in Madison Co, AR
son of Abraham &Rebecca Jane(Sasser) Williams
paternal grandparents: John &Barbary(Weaver) Williams
maternal grandparents: Adin &Betsy(Waggoner) Sasser
Williams g-grandparents: William &Polly(Pennybacker) Williams
Sasser g-grandparents: John Henry &Nancy(Kirby) Sasser
b: 20 Jan 1867 Laurel Co, KY
d: 07 May 1923 Dutton, Madison Co, AR
Clickon Polly for her & Tom's List of Descendants.
(8) Susan "Susie" Sizemore
b: 1807 Clay Co, KY
m: Samuel Allen, on 22 Feb 1827, in Perry Co, KY
son of Samuel &Sarah Elizabeth Ann(Prater) Allen
paternal grandparents: William &Sarah Elizabeth(Warren) Allen
maternal grandparents: Jonathan &Cathrine(Reece) Prater
Warren g-grandparents: Cerenus &unknown Warren
b: 1806 VA
d: 1870 Perry Co, KY
Clickon Susie for her & Samuel's List of Descendants.
Some updates to
the "Samuel &Susan(Sizemore) Allen" branch
Descendants of: Page 122 of 145
Thomas Brock

were provided by their ggg-granddaughter


Linda (Vance) Letcher
THANKS, CUZ LINDA, FOR SHARING!

(9) Christopher "Kit" Sizemore


b: 1810 Clay Co, KY
d: 1899
m: Catherine LNU
b: Abt 1810 KY

(10) Ephraim Sizemore


b: 1812
d: 1856 Dutton, Madison Co, AR
m: Naomi "Omah/Onie" Ritchie, in Abt 1835, in Perry Co, KY
daughter of Alexander Crockett &Susan Elizabeth"Betsy"(Grigsby) Ritchie
b: 11 Apr 1816 Perry Co, KY
d: 20 Jan 1908 Dutton, Madison Co, AR
Ephraim's sister Sylvia married Naomi's brother John.

(11) Sylvania "Sylvia" Sizemore


b: 1816 Clay Co, KY
m: John "Blinky John" Ritchie, in Abt 1833, in Perry Co, KY
son of Alexander Crockett &Susan Elizabeth"Betsy"(Grigsby) Ritchie
b: Abt 1815 VA
d: 1875 Fisty, Knott Co, KY
Sylvia's brother Ephraim married John's sister Naomi.

Ned's child by Martha "Patty"(Fields) Sizemore:

(1) Isaac Newton Fields Sizemore


b: 15 Feb 1808
d: 20 Jul 1887 Letcher Co, KY
buried: Ratliff Cemetery, Letcher Co, KY
m: Alcey Day, on 21 Mar 1830, in Kyon, Harlan Co, KY
daughter of John/Nathan &Lettitia(Blair) Day
b: 29 Jul 1810 Lee Co, VA
d: 09 Jan 1888 Letcher Co, KY
buried: Ratliff Cemetery, Letcher Co, KY

Edward B "Ned" Sizemore b 1778 Shenandoah Valley, Shenandoah Co VA d 27 May 1856 Perry Co KY s/o George Sizemore and Agnes Cornett
Shepherd. (Also See Edward "Ned" Sizemore). Edward B "Ned" Sizemore m. 1797 to Lucinda Bowling b 1780 NC d 1820 Perry Co KY d/o William
"Blackwater Bill" Bowling and Sarah Sally Fugate. Children of Edward B "Ned" Sizemore and Lucinda Bowling;

I. Sarah White Sally Sizemore b 1795 TN m. Hiram K Begley b 25 Feb 1802 Hawkins Co TN d 13 Apr 1867 Perry Co KY buried Napier - Sizemore -
Begley Cemetery, Dryhill, Leslie Co KY s/o William Bill Begley and Winifred "Winnie" Sizemore. Hiram K Begley m. 12 Jan 1832 Floyd Co KY to Cynthia
Allen b 15 Jul 1819 Floyd Co KY d 10 Nov 1884 Leslie Co KY d/o George W Allen and Cynthia Patton. Sarah Sally Sizemore m. James Jones b 1790 d
1874 KY.

II. William Sizemore b 1797 TN m. Anna Asher b 1803 KY.

III. Elizabeth Sizemore b 1798

IV. Lewis Sizemore b 1799 VA

V. Winnie Sizemore b 1801 VA m. 1821 Perry Co KY to Benjamin Grigsby b 1795 VA.

VI. Henry Sizemore b 1803 m. 14 Jan 1832 Perry Co KY to Polly Hays b 1810 KY

VII. Edward Slim Red Sizemore b 1804 Clay Co KY

VIII. George Washington Sizemore b 1805 Clay Co KY

IX. Nancy Sizemore b 1806

X. Susan Susie Sizemore b 1807 Clay Co KY m. 22 Feb 1827 Perry Co KY to Samuel Allen b 1806 VA.

XI. Ephraim Sizemore b 1812 d 1856 Dutton, Madison Co AR; m. about 1835 Perry Co KY to Naomi "Oma" Ritchie b 1812 Clay Co KY d 20 Jan 1908
Dutton, Madison Co AR

XII. Sylvania Sizemore b about 1816 Clay Co KY m. about 1827 Perry Co KY to John Ritchie b 1815 Clay Co KY d 1875 Fisty, Knott Co KY; s/o
Alexander Crockett Ritchie and Elizabeth "Betsy" Grigsby. (Also See - John Ritchie)

(source: sharonlpn@netzero.com and Darlene Gray: - bgray64554@aol.com


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Notes on Winifred Sizemore


Winifred "Winnie " Sizemore
b: 1772
d: 20 Sep 1855 Perry Co, KY
m: #1= WILLIAM "BILL" BEGLEY, in 1810
son of Henry &Elizabeth(Pearsall-Cook) Begley
paternal grandparents: Peter &Elizabeth(LNU) Begley
maternal grandparents: Job &Bithia(Bull) Pearsall
b: 1761 Montgomery Co, VA
d: Jul 1852 Cutshin, Knox Co, KY
m: #2=WILLIAM BOWLING
son of Levi &Mary "Polly"(Asher) Bowling
grandson of James &Sarah "Sally"(Blevins) Bowling
b: 1817

Notes on William "BlackHawk" Sizemore


Children
Hiram,V. Sizemore

William Sizemore b: 1837 in Bever Creek Floyd Ky.


Susanna Sizemore b: 29 AUG 1837 in Floyd, Ky.
John,(sen.) Sizemore b: 16 AUG 1840 in Ashland, Floyd Co.,Ky
Woodson,Wood Sizemore b: 02 OCT 1852 in FLoyd Co.,Ky.

Marriage 2 Rebecca Griffey


Children
Kate Sizemore b: 1876 in Boyd Co.,Ky

William SIZEMORE {M} = Martha MILUM {F} > Family


William SIZEMORE:

Alias Blackhawk SIZEMORE


Born 18185
Died 18746
Hi!, I am new to the list. I am looking for information on William "Black Hawk" Sizemore d. May 9, 1876, married to Martha (Matty) Milum d. 1865. Black
Hawk and Martha are the parents of John Sizemore b. abt. 1841, William Sizemore b. 1843, Susannah Sizemore b. abt. 1846, Wood Sizemore b. abt.
1849, and Hiram Sizemore b. abt. 1848, d. 1904.

I have a George G. Sizemore and Sally Anderson listed as parents of Black Hawk. Is George G. Sizemore - George Gulden or George Golden Hawk
Sizemore?

Susannah Sizemore married Douglas Oney in 1866. I would like to know if this is Douglas Oney's full name or was it maybe William Douglas Oney. He
had a sister Sidney Oney. I believe she married a Gearhart. The Gearhart name appears on the marriage certificate of Susannah Sizemore and
Douglas Oney in 1866. Susannah and Douglas had a daughter, Sidney Oney who married Emery Hicks in 1891. Sidney and Emery Hicks are the
parents of Emmiline Hicks who married Simon Peter Moore. Emmiline and Simon Peter are the parents of my grandmother, Fannie Moore. She married
Naith Shepherd in 1929.

To the best of my knowledge, all of these people were in Floyd Co., or at least migrated there. Naith and Fannie Shepherd moved north to Ohio in the
1940's. Emmiline lived around Prestonsburg or Hippo KY

Note Citations
Children

James SIZEMORE {M}


Born 18 October 1856, Floyd Co, KY3

Mary SIZEMORE {F} = Nelson JOSEPH {M} > Family


Married 12 April 1890

Mary SIZEMORE:

Born ABT March 1862, Salyersville, Magoffin Co, KY


Died 7 February 1948, Pike Co, KY
Birth: Birthdate of March 1865 from 1900 census.
Death: Age 8 on 1870 census, living with father and stepmother.
Age 18 on 1880 census, living with father and stepmother.

1920 census - Kentucky/Pike Co./District 3, Marrowbone/family #312: Mary Joseph, hired, age 54, widow, can't read or write, born Kentucky, father
born Kentucky, mother born Virginia, occupation cook. Living in the family of James Torrid______ (illegible), age 57, and wife Martha, age 67, both
born in
Virginia.
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Information on her second marriage from her daughter Lola, confirmed from Kentucky marriage indexes.

Nelson JOSEPH:
Born 1843
Buried Magoffin Co, KY at Long Creek off KY 7
Birth: Birth date as May 1846 on 1900 census. Age 7 on 1850 census, living with parents. Age 15 on 1860 census, living with parents.
Census Date: 1880
Census Place: Magoffin Co, KY
Magoffin Co, Ky. 5th Precinct-Meadows. Nelson Joseph, age 30, farmer; Malinda Joseph, wife, 30; Woodson Joseph, son, 16; Susan Whitaker, 22,
divorced; Bird Whitaker, 3, son. All persons and their parents born Kentucky

Father: George 'Guild' 'Golden Hawk' SIZEMORE b: 1783 in NC


Mother: Sallie ANDERSON b: 1792 in NC

Marriage 1 Rebecca GRIFFIRTY


Married: in Knott Co,KY
Children
John SIZEMORE b: 17 AUG 1840 in Prestonburg,Floyd Co,KY
William SIZEMORE b: Abt 1843
Woodson SIZEMORE b: Abt 1847
Hiram Vincent SIZEMORE b: Abt 1848
Susannah SIZEMORE
James SIZEMORE b: 18 OCT 1856

Marriage 2 Martha MILUM b: 1819 in KY


Married: Abt 1839 in KY
Children
John SIZEMORE b: 1841 in KY
William SIZEMORE b: 1843 in KY
Mary Susannah SIZEMORE b: 1846 in KY
Hiram SIZEMORE b: 1849
Woodson SIZEMORE b: 1853
Vincent SIZEMORE

Marriage 3 Elizabeth MUNCY


Children
Jasper SIZEMORE b: 1863
Martue SIZEMORE b: 1865
Roda SIZEMORE b: 1867
Hiram Vincent SIZEMORE b: 1869
Hoom SIZEMORE b: 1869
Louise SIZEMORE
Polly SIZEMORE b: 1876
Julie SIZEMORE b: 1881
Henry SIZEMORE b: 1884
Emmie SIZEMORE b: 1888
Nancy Jahaza SIZEMORE b: 1894
Mandy SIZEMORE
Laurene SIZEMORE b: 1917
Howard SIZEMORE
Aire SIZEMORE

1860 census Prestonburg, Floyd Co., Kentucky


William Sizemore, head, farmer
Marha, wife, b; 1821, seamstress
John Sizemore, son, b: 1841
William Sizemore, son b; 1844
Susannah Sizemore, dau b: 1848
Hiram V. Sizemore, son b: 1849
Moodson Sizemore, son, b: 1853

Notes on Elizabeth Sizemore


She married Wiley ARNETT 21 Jan 1844 in Floyd Co, KY, son of Stephen ARNETT and Elizabeth HOWARD. He was born 1821 in Floyd Co, KY, and
died 5 Feb 1900.

Children of Elizabeth SIZEMORE and Wiley ARNETT are: 18 i. Steve ARNETT.


19 ii. Russell ARNETT was born 3 Nov 1834.
20 iii. William ARNETT was born 29 Dec 1859. He married Martha COLLINSWORTH.
21 iv. Martha ARNETT was born 14 Mar 1840. She married Nathan HOWARD.
22 v. Farris F ARNETT was born 13 Mar 1843. He married Eliza HOWARD.
23 vi. John ARNETT was born 10 Jun 1846. He married Francis DIXON.
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24 vii. Kendall ARNETT was born 1856. He married Elizabeth FLETCHER.


25 viii. Jahaza ARNETT was born Abt 1850. She married Martin HOWARD.
26 ix. Proctor ARNETT was born 15 Aug 1852. He married Pauline PATRICK.
27 x. Augustus ARNETT was born 19 Aug 1854. He married Mattie PATRICK.

1 Elizabeth "Betsy" SIZEMORE b: 1813 d: 25 Oct 1866


+ William (Wiley) ARNETT b: 1815 d: 5 Feb 1900
2 Russell ARNETT b: 3 Nov 1834 d: 8 Apr 1918
2 John (Breck) ARNETT
2 Kendall Arnett Kennel b: Abt 1847
2 Proctor ARNETT
2 William Jr. ARNETT b: Abt 1837
3 William III ARNETT
2 Augustus ARNETT b: Abt 1855 d: 1922
2 Martha Ann ARNETT b: 14 Mar 1840 d: 26 Apr 1913
+ Nathan HOWARD
3 Harris HOWARD
+ Rainey SAYLER
3 Elizabeth HOWARD
3 Lula HOWARD
3 Callie HOWARD
4 Rollie HOWARD
3 Blackburn HOWARD
2 Farish Frances Sizemore ARNETT b: 13 Mar 1843 d: 7 Dec 1908
+ Eliza Rebecca ? HOWARD b: 1845 d: 30 May 1896
3 Jefferson Davis HOWARD
3 Robert Lee HOWARD
3 Jackson L. HOWARD
+ Sarah Allen Susanna Kathleen b: 1869
4 Dayton HOWARD b: 1886
4 Josephus HOWARD b: 1887
4 Allen G. HOWARD b: 1888
4 Arthur HOWARD b: 1890
4 Nellie HOWARD b: 1892
+ Celia RISNER
3 Mary Bell HOWARD
3 Gratz Brisco HOWARD
3 James HOWARD
3 Georgia HOWARD
+ Lee MANN
3 John HOWARD b: 10 Jun 1846
2 Stephen II ARNETT
2 Jahaza (ARNETT) HOWARD b: 18 Feb 1854 d: 20 Apr 1902
+ Charlie LOVELY b: 20 Jun 1859 d: 21 Sep 1932
3 Emma LOVELY b: 8 Aug 1888 d: 29 Nov 1918
+ Curtis HOLLON d: 23 Apr 1886
4 Dexter HOLLON
4 Stelson HOLLON
4 Audry HOLLON
+ (unknown) NEWKIRK
3 Lacy LOVELY b: Sep 1893 d: 13 Mar 1946
+ UNKNOWN DOWNS
4 Daughter DOWNS b: 20 Aug 1920
4 Son DOWNS
+ Martin Van Buren HOWARD b: 27 Nov 1842 d: 6 Aug 1907
3 Benjamin Franklin HOWARD b: May 1870 d: 17 Aug 1954
+ Elizabeth Bett PATRICK b: Feb 1873
4 John HOWARD b: Nov 1889
4 Rose Ann HOWARD b: 3 Apr 1891
4 Jane HOWARD b: Oct 1893
4 Auda HOWARD b: Jan 1896
4 Gussie HOWARD b: May 1898
4 Clarence HOWARD b: 10 Oct 1901
4 Dora HOWARD
+ John H. RISNER b: Aug 1890
4 Hazel HOWARD
4 Carl HOWARD b: 7 Aug 1905
4 Nell HOWARD
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+ Lucy HATCHER
4 Frances HOWARD
4 Mary HOWARD
4 Arzilla HOWARD
4 Seatta HOWARD
4 Johiva HOWARD
3 John Breckingridge HOWARD
+ Margaret FLUTY
4 Woodford HOWARD b: ? 18 Aug 1909 d: Jan 1980
+ Crystal STACY
4 Buford HOWARD
3 Dr. Joseph Grant HOWARD b: 1909 d: 1996
3 Daniel Boone HOWARD b: 1885 d: 1971
+ Ritta "Rittie" LOVELY b: 29 Nov 1884 d: 27 Sep 1962
4 Buford G. HOWARD b: 18 Aug 1909 d: 16 Jun 1980
+ Loretta Madge BLAIR b: 1913
+ Reva CARPENTER b: 1911
4 Elmer Gerald HOWARD b: 1906 d: 1971
4 Woodford HOWARD b: 1909 d: 1980
3 Dudley Wilmore HOWARD
3 Jane HOWARD b: 1876 d: 1954
+ Allen J. (Howard) LOVELY JR. b: 26 Jul 1872 d: 7 Sep 1943
4 Warner LOVELY b: 28 Mar 1894 d: 3 Feb 1920
+ Pearl MAY b: 23 May
4 John Woodford LOVELY b: 1921 d: 1973
+ Ruth BREWER b: 1923
4 Joseph Paul LOVELY b: 25 Sep 1909 d: 18 Sep 1996
+ Living GLOVER
5 Living Daughter LOVELY d: Living
+ Living ROBILLARD
5 Living Son LOVELY d: Living
5 Paul Knox LOVELY b: 1935 d: 5 May 1935
5 Living LOVELY
5 Living LOVELY
5 Living LOVELY
5 Living LOVELY
4 Howard LOVELY b: 1905 d: 1959
4 Walter LOVELY b: 6 Mar 1896 d: Aug 1964
+ Hazel CLINE
4 Garner LOVELY b: 28 Aug 1897 d: May 1967
+ Beulah BATES
5 Son LOVELY
4 Delores LOVELY
+ C.T. WELSH
4 Cassie LOVELY
+ Carl DAY
3 Minnie HOWARD b: Nov 1881
+ William (Buddy) LOVELY b: Mar 1878 d: 26 Jan 1951
4 Dudley W. LOVELY
4 Grace LOVELY
4 Goldie LOVELY
4 Herschel LOVELY b: 16 Oct 1921 d: Jul 1973
4 John B. LOVELY
+ (Unknown) OTIS
5 Living LOVELY
5 Living LOVELY
+ Living CREWS
4 Denzil Ray LOVELY b: 1914 d: 1966
+ Mary (UNKNOWN)
5 Living LOVELY
5 Living LOVELY
4 Authniel LOVELY b: 27 Jan 1907 d: Aug 1972
+ Anna (UNKNOWN)
4 Gladys LOVELY b: 1910 d: 1978
+ Ralph AUGSPURGER
2 Greeley ARNETT

Elizabeth SIZEMORE {F} = Unknown GOODMAN {M} > Family

Elizabeth SIZEMORE:

Alias Betts SIZEMORE


Born ABT 1830
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Elizabeth "Betts" was the 1st of 7 children. Obviously someone sent this information to me. However, in looking at the DOB, that comment cannot be
true.

= Reuben Salyer MORGAN {M} > Family

Reuben Salyer MORGAN:

Born ABT 1829, Perry Co, KY


Died 1 April 1891, Hindman, Knott Co, KY

Notes on Rachael Sizemore

Sources:
Title: George B Sizemore's Application for Cherokee funds (Denied)
Title: SE Ky Confederate Cemetery Markers, set by the Col Ben Caudill Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans

Notes on Nancy Sizemore


Nancy SIZEMORE (Sallie ANDERSON2, George ANDERSON1) was born 1821 in Floyd Co, KY, and died 1902 in KY. She married John HOOVER. He
was born 1823 in KY. She married John Morgan WITT Jan 1884.

Children of Nancy SIZEMORE and John HOOVER are: 28 i. Anderson HOOVER.


29 ii. George HOOVER. He married Vina SIZEMORE. She was born in Clay co ky.
30 iii. Granville HOOVER. He married Mary J MENDETT.
31 iv. Martha HOOVER.
+ 32 v. Sarah HOOVER.
33 vi. Mary HOOVER was born 1852, and died 1858.
34 vii. Archibald HOOVER was born 1858.

Children of Nancy SIZEMORE and John Morgan WITT are: Phelix Scott WITT was born 1891.
Sally WITT was born 1886

Sally WITT (Nancy SIZEMORE3, Sallie ANDERSON2, George ANDERSON1) was born 1886. She married Harrison GRIFFITH.

Child of Sally WITT and Harrison GRIFFITH is: 112 i. Azzella GRIFFITH was born 1875.

39

Notes on Susan Sizemore

Father: George (Golden) Sizemore Jr. b: 1790 in Magoffin Co., Kentucky


Mother: Sally Anderson b: 1792 in Hawkins Co., Tennessee

Marriage 1 Jacob Wireman b: 29 Jun 1821 in Kentucky


Married: Abt. 1841 in Floyd Co., Kentucky

Children
Sarah Wireman b: 1843 in Floyd Co., Kentucky
Nancy Wireman b: 14 Apr 1844 in Floyd Co., Kentucky
Abraham Wireman b: 8 Jul 1845 in Floyd Co., Kentucky
Rebecca Wireman b: 28 Sep 1847 in Floyd Co., Kentucky
Venia Wireman b: Abt. 1849 in Floyd Co., Kentucky
Daniel Wireman b: 26 May 1850 in Floyd Co., Kentucky
Sallie Wireman b: 1853 in Floyd Co., Kentucky
Russell Wireman b: 28 Oct 1856 in Floyd Co., Kentucky
John B. "Good Eye" Wireman b: 27 Oct 1858 in Floyd Co., Kentucky
Wiley Wireman b: 15 Sep 1860 in Magoffin Co., Kentucky
Fleming Wireman b: 8 Mar 1862 in Magoffin Co., Kentucky
George "Dry Gourd" Wireman b: 27 Jun 1864 in Magoffin Co., Kentucky

Susanah SIZEMORE {F} = Jacob WIREMAN {M} > Family

Married 23 March 1841

Jacob WIREMAN:
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Jacob was 39 yrs old in the 1860 Magoffin Co census.


Census Date: 1860
Census Place: Magoffin Co, KY
82 Wireman, Jacob 39 Male Kentucky
Susannah 37 Female Kentucky
Nancy 17 Female Kentucky
Abraham 14 Male Kentucky
Rebecca 12 Female Kentucky
Venia 10 Female Kentucky
Daniel 9 Male Kentucky
Sallie 7 Female Kentucky
Russell 6 Male Kentucky
John 4 Male Kentucky
Wiley 5/12 Male Kentucky

Children

Nancy WIREMAN {F} = William ALLEN {M} > Family

Married 16 August 1866

Nancy WIREMAN:
Born 14 March 1844
Died 24 March 1877
Buried Swampton, Magoffin Co, KY on Carpenter Hill #2 at John Allen
Burial: Laurie McKenzie photographed the tombstone in Sep 1998.

William ALLEN:
Born ABT 1840
Died ABT 1925

Rebecca WIREMAN {F} = Joseph C ALLEN {M} > Family

Married 8 February 1866, Magoffin Co, KY

Rebecca WIREMAN:
Born 28 September 1847
Died 14 November 1908
Buried Argillite, KY at Howard Cemetery

Joseph C ALLEN:

Born 29 March 1839, Breathitt Co, KY


Died 21 May 1913, Wireman, Magoffin Co, KY
Buried Salt Lick, Galdia, Magoffin Co, KY at Cal Howard Cemetery
Occupation: Confederate Soldier
Burial: Joseph served in the Civil War as a Confederate soldier.

Vina WIREMAN {F} = Joseph ALLEN {M} > Family

Married January 1874

Vina WIREMAN: Born 1849

Joseph ALLEN:

Born 1842, Beaver Creek, Floyd Co, KY


Buried Greenup Co, KY
Birth: Joseph and Hezekiah are twins.

John B WIREMAN {M}


Born 15 October 1857, Floyd Co, KY1

Wiley WIREMAN {M} = Delilah ALLEN {F} > Family

Married 22 March 1877, Magoffin Co, KY

Wiley WIREMAN:
Born 15 September 1860
Died 8 November 1920

Delilah ALLEN:
Born 17 September 1860, Floyd Co, KY
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Fleming WIREMAN {M} = Jane SALYER {F} > Family

Married BEF 1884

Fleming WIREMAN:
Born March 1862

Jane SALYER:
Born March 1865

Family

Marriage: Susanah and her sister Florence married Wireman brothers. They lived next door to each other. Another sister, Sarah, also married one of
the Wireman brothers

Note Citations
Notes on Florence Sizemore

Father: George 'Guild' 'Golden Hawk' SIZEMORE b: 1783 in NC


Mother: Sallie ANDERSON b: 1792 in NC

Marriage 1 John B WIREMAN b: Aug 1826 in KY


Children
Morganthal WIREMAN b: 1843
Katherine WIREMAN b: 25 Dec 1848 in KY
Jackson WIREMAN b: Aug 1850
Mary A WIREMAN b: 1852
Louranna WIREMAN b: 15 sept 1855
Susanna WIREMAN b: 1856
Rebecca WIREMAN b: 1865
Farish WIREMAN b: 4 Nov 1870
Stephen WIREMAN b: 1871
Noah WIREMAN
Nancy Jane WIREMAN b: 28 Apr 1858

Florence SIZEMORE {F} = John B WIREMAN {M} > Family

Florence SIZEMORE:
Born BET 1831 AND 1836
Died 1911

John B WIREMAN:
Born BET 1821 AND 1826
Died 1916
Birth: John is listed in the 1860 Magoffin Co census as being 30 yrs old

Children

Jackson WIREMAN {M} = Susan HOWARD1 {F} > Family


Married 4 November 1873

Jackson WIREMAN:

Children of SUSAN HOWARD and JACKSON WIREMAN are:


i. CATHERINE5 WIREMAN, b. 1876, Magoffin Co, Kentucky.
ii. LOU RANEY WIREMAN, b. February 02, 1877, Breathitt Co, Kentucky; m. JACOB BRADLEY.
iii. MARGARET WIREMAN, b. February 1886, Breathitt Co, Kentucky; m. CAMBRIDGE "CAME" BAILEY.
iv. FRANCIS WIREMAN, b. 1888, Breathitt Co, Kentucky.
v. MORGAN WIREMAN, b. 1890, Breathitt Co, Kentucky.
vi. FARISH WIREMAN, b. May 10, 1892, Breathitt Co, Kentucky; m. MARTHA MULLINS.
vii. WILLIAM WIREMAN, b. 1892, Breathitt Co, Kentucky.
viii. STEVE WIREMAN, b. 1894, Breathitt Co, Kentucky.
ix. EDA WIREMAN, b. January 11, 1898, Magoffin Co, Kentucky; m. KENNIE MULLINS.
x. FLORENCE WIREMAN, b. 1900, Magoffin Co, Kentucky.
xi. PRIVATE WIREMAN.

Source of above: http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/h/o/w/Patricia-D-Howard/GENE2-000 4.htm

lSusan HOWARD:
Born 1857
Died 31 July 1937
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Catherine WIREMAN2 {F} = John L HOWARD {M} > Family

Married 3 April 1865

Catherine WIREMAN:

Alias Katie WIREMAN


Born 25 December 1848
Died 8 September 1928
Nicole Simon - in a letter said that Katy was part Cherokee.

John L HOWARD:
Born 2 June 1847, Breathitt Co, KY
Died 1 July 1917

Morgan WIREMAN {M}


Born 18533
Died 1893

Family

Marriage: Florence and Susanah married Wireman brothers. They lived next door to each other. Another sister, Sarah, also married one of the
Wireman brothers

Notes on Sarah Sizemore

Sources:
Title: Vital Statistics Floyd Co, Ky 1852-1904 by Clarence Shepard

Notes on Agnes Sizemore


Father: George (Golden) Sizemore Jr. b: 1790 in Magoffin Co., Kentucky
Mother: Sally Anderson b: 1792 in Hawkins Co., Tennessee

Marriage 1 Silas Montgomery b: 1824 in Floyd Co., Kentucky


Married: 3 Feb 1848

Children
Elizabeth Montgomery b: 1849 in Kentucky
John Montgomery b: 1851 in Kentucky
Katherine Montgomery b: 1853 in Kentucky
William Montgomery b: 1855 in Kentucky
Calloway Montgomery b: 19 Apr 1857 in Kentucky
Jahaza Montgomery b: 1861 in Kentucky
Emily Montgomery b: 1864 in Kentucky
Farrish Montgomery b: 1866 in Kentucky
Mary Montgomery b: 1868 in Kentucky
Eliza Montgomery b: 1876 in Kentucky
Vincent Montgomery b: 1878 in Kentucky

John Montgomery II born Feb. 22, 1793 in TN. He married Sarah Flannery. Sarah Flannery was born 1796 in VA. and died 1848 in Floyd County. John
Montgomery II is the son of John Montgomery I and Susanna Porter. John Montgomery I is the son of Alexander II Montgomery and Martha Walker.

Children of John & Sarah:

Edith Jane Montgomery 1815-1879; married James Cole.


Mary "Polly" Montgomery 1819-1893; married James Pickleseimer.
James H. Montgomery 1821-1896; married Elizabeth Pickleseimer.
Silas Montgomery 1822-1910; married Aggie Sizemore.
Elizabeth Montgomery 1823-1858; married John Patrick.
Violet Montgomery 1825-1910; married Thomas Salyer.
Miles Montgomery 1826-; married Francis Cantrell (not sure).
Margaret "Peggy" Montgomery 1827-1924; married Brice Patrick.
Susan Montgomery 1832-1911; married John W. Collinsworth.
Samuel Montgomery 1834-
Jackson Montgomery 1835-
Jane Montgomery 1837-
John Montgomery III 1839-
Eliza Montgomery 1840-
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Silas Montgomery b. Aug. 22, 1822 in Kentucky and died Aug. 06, 1910 in Seitz, Magoffin County, KY. He married Agnes "Aggie" Sizemore. Agnes
Sizemore b. 1824/1826 in Floyd County, Kentucky. They married Feb 03, 1848 in Floyd County, KY.

Their children:
Jahaza Montgomery 1858-

Calloway Montgomery b. April 19, 1857


Catherine Montgomery 1853-

Elizabeth Montgomery 1849-


John Montgomery
William Montgomery
Vincent Montgomery
Emily Montgomery
Farish Montgomery
Mary Montgomery
Eliza Montgomery

Calloway Montgomery: 1857-

1st Marriage:
Calloway married Mary Watts.

2nd Marriage:
Calloway Montgomery married Nancy "Dove" Minix.
Nancy "Dove" Minix b. Dec. 5, 1851. Nancy is the daughter of Charles Minix and Margaret Patrick. Margaret Patrick was born May 15, 1816.

Children:

Cornelius Montgomery. He married Branch McCarty.

Charlie Montgomery. He married Dollie Jackson.

Reese "Ruce" Montgomery. Reese was born March 27, 1887 and died July 15, 1967. He married Nell Collins. He lived in Salyersville, Kentucky. SS#
405-05-9708.

Nell Montgomery. She married Crate Holbrook.

Will Montgomery.

Skidmore "Skid" Montgomery. Skid was born Sept. 27, 1893 and died Jan. 22, 1979 in Magoffin County, Kentucky. He married Eliza "Liza" Gullett. He
lived in Salyersville, Kentucky. SS# 401-18-6852. Death Certificate # 1380. Liza Gullett was born July 27, 1898.

Virgie Montgomery. She married Bird Owens.

Bertha Montgomery
3rd Marriage:
Martha Bradley

Skid Montgomery married Liza Gullett.

Children:

Skid 1 Montgomery b. 1918-

Children:

Millard Montgomery
Arizona Montgomery
Owen Montgomery -1952

Eva Montgomery
Estill Montgomery
Wardie Montgomery
Kinnie Montgomery
Opal Montgomery
Orbins Montgomery
Willard Montgomery
Jim Montgomery
Beatrice Montgomery

Census:

1910; Magoffin County, Kentucky.


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1920; Magoffin County, Kentucky.


1930; Magoffin County, Kentucky.

Millard Montgomery married Blanche Montgomery. Millard is the son of Did Montgomery and Molly Risner.

Children:

Betty Ruth Montgomery b Oct. 24, 1948 Cert.# 56592; d. Oct. 27, 1984 of Breast Cancer.

Betty married Billy "Bill" Arnett. They have three children:

Kimbery Arnett; married Brett Higgins; children: Shelby & Taylor.

Billy Neal Arnett Jr.; married Paula Brown (see Brown Family Tree).

Staci Lynn Arnett; married Steve Minix; children: Laci Neal Minix

Jahaza was a daughter of Wiley and Elizabeth Sizemore Arnett. She married 5/2/1867 in Magoffin Co., Kentucky Martin Vanburen Howard, son of
Benjamin and Nancy Adams Howard

Sources: Title: Montgomery Family Book, by Magoffin Co. Historical Soc, Ky

Agnes SIZEMORE {F} = Silas MONTGOMERY {M} > Family

Married 9

Agnes SIZEMORE:

Alias Aggie SIZEMORE


Born 1833
Judy Cole Minix, P. O. Box 478, Salyersville, KY 41465 is the dau of Roy Ward Carpenter b. 1919 and Jewel Faye Minix b. 1931, dau of Hager Minix b.
1895 and Cassie Salyer b. 1906. Cassie was the dau of Samuel Salyer who m. 1. Eliza Hurley and m. 2. Fannie Minix. We think Samuel was the son
of Roland Salyer. Hager was the son of Brice Minix and Jahaza Montgomery b. 1862, dau of Silas Montgomery and Aggie Sizemore.
Roy Carpenter was the son of Jerry Carpenter b. 1882 and Cappie Summa b. 1894. Cappie was the dau of Frank Summa b. 1867 and Parrot
Carpenter. Parrot was the dau of "Black Steve" Carpenter and Amanda Conley. A Frank Summa shows in the Breathitt Co. KY Census as a nephew
of Franklin Combs and Rebecca. Who were Frank Summa's parents?
Jerry Carpenter was the son of Brack Carpenter b. 1857 and Eliza/Louisa Craft b. 1857. Brack was the son of "White Steve" Carpenter and
Louraney Lovely. The color words in the Carpenter names helped people tell them apart as one had dark hair and complexion and the other was
light.(Information from Todd Preston's column in the July 23, 1998 issue of THE SALYERSVILLE INDEPENDENT newspaper.)
Census Date: 1850
Census Place: Floyd Co, KY
#553 Silas Montgomery , 26,KY; Agnes 24,KY; Elizabeth 1 Ky

Children

Elizabeth MONTGOMERY {F} = Riley Dick HOWARD {M} > Family

Elizabeth MONTGOMERY:
Born 1848, Floyd Co, KY

Riley Dick HOWARD:


Born 9 April 1843

Note Citations
Notes on Catherine Sizemore

Father: George 'Guild' 'Golden Hawk' SIZEMORE b: 1783 in NC


Mother: Sallie ANDERSON b: 1792 in NC

Marriage 1 Samuel MONTGOMERY


Married: 5 Oct 1855 in Floyd Co, KY
Children
Alezander MONTGOMERY b: 26 Jul 1856 in Floyd Co, KY
George A MONTGOMERY b: 6 Mar 1859 in Floyd Co, KY
Silas MONTGOMERY b: 1869

Sources:
Title: George B Sizemore's Application for Cherokee funds (Denied)
Title: Montgomery Family Book, by Magoffin Co. Historical Soc, Ky
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Notes on Sally Sizemore


Sally Sizemore
Daughter to George "Golden Hawk" Sizemore and Sally Anderson. Wife of Fielding Wireman. George was said to be a big man and not at all good to
look at. He was said to have hair the color of gold (where he got his name). Refer to the picture of Sally for it was said the she looked a great deal
like her father, George

Sarah\Sally SIZEMORE {F} = Fielding WIREMAN {M} > Family


Married 12
Fielding WIREMAN:
Census Date: 1860
Census Place: Magoffin Co, KY
WIREMAN, Fielding, age 26, with wife Sarah

Notes on Granville Sizemore


Granville SIZEMORE {M} = Tracy MINIX {F} > Family
Married ABT 1858

Granville SIZEMORE:

Born ABT 1834


Census Date: 1860
Census Place: Magoffin Co, KY
145 Sizemore, Granville 26 Male Kentucky
Tracey 19 Female Kentucky
Jackson 2 Male Kentucky
Margaret J 1 Female Kentucky

Notes on John H. Sizemore, Sr.


1 John SIZEMORE b.1840 b: 16 AUG 1840 d: 16 MAR 1933
2 Jahasy SIZEMORE b: 1863
2 Martha SIZEMORE b.1865 b: 22 MAY 1865
2 Rhonda Mae SIZEMORE b: 9 MAY 1867
2 Hiram `Harm` SIZEMORE b: 11 JAN 1869 d: 24 DEC 1946
+ Cornellius MILLER
3 Clifford SIZEMORE b: 15 AUG 1901
3 Dora SIZEMORE b: 12 JUL 1906
3 John SIZEMORE b.1908 b: 23 OCT 1908
3 Charles SIZEMORE b: 29 MAR 1914
3 Lawrence SIZEMORE b: 22 JUL 1917
3 Emma `Emmie` SIZEMORE b: 18 NOV 1918
2 William SIZEMORE b.1871 b: 20 MAR 1871
2 Louisa SIZEMORE b: 25 NOV 1873
3 Dova ROWE b: 1895
2 Polly SIZEMORE b.1876 b: 17 MAR 1876
3 Harry KNIGHT b: 1900
3 Howard KNIGHT b: 1906
2 John SIZEMORE Jr. b: 17 JAN 1878 d: 3 AUG 1966
3 Rhonda SIZEMORE b.1907 b: 7 MAY 1907
3 James SIZEMORE b.1909 b: 26 APR 1909
3 Annie SIZEMORE b: 12 AUG 1911
3 Arminta SIZEMORE b: 29 JAN 1914
3 Grace Alice SIZEMORE b: 24 SEP 1918
3 Charles Russell SIZEMORE b: 23 JUL 1921 d: 7 NOV 1994
4 Living SIZEMORE
4 Living SIZEMORE
4 Living SIZEMORE
3 Jahn Juney SIZEMORE b: 8 MAR 1925
3 Sena Edith SIZEMORE b: 27 MAR 1926
3 Sige Edward SIZEMORE b: 27 MAR 1926
3 Harland SIZEMORE b: 16 MAR 1928
2 Howard Virgil SIZEMORE b: 25 FEB 1883 d: 27 APR 1981
3 Harry SIZEMORE b: 22 JAN 1906 d: 31 MAY 1982
4 Living SIZEMORE
5 Living SIZEMORE
6 Living SIZEMORE
5 Living SIZEMORE
5 Living SIZEMORE
4 Living SIZEMORE
3 Ethel SIZEMORE b: 21 AUG 1907
3 Flora `Toad` SIZEMORE b: 2 OCT 1911
3 Madie Ruth SIZEMORE b: 16 JUN 1915
3 Mary Juanita SIZEMORE b: 16 JAN 1921
2 Henry SIZEMORE b.1885 b: 10 AUG 1885
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2 Emma SIZEMORE b: 1888


3 Earl KNIGHT b: 1906
3 Earl KNIGHT b.1909 b: 1909

Registriert in der 1909 - Guion Miller -Applicants Admited


Miller Apl # 29652
John Sizemore sen. war Soldat im Spanischen - Amerikanischen Krieg, siehe unten.

CO A 10 KY CAV CSA

death certificate #11315: Greenup, KY


John Sizemore b: 16 Aug 1840 d: Mar 16, 1933
retired farmer

1 John H. Sizemore b: 16 AUG 1840 d: 16 MAR 1933


+ Nancy Collingsworth d: 1894
2 Jahasy Sizemore b: 1863 d: 1883
2 Martha Sizemore b: 23 MAY 1865
2 Rhonda Mae Sizemore b: 9 MAY 1867
2 Hiram Sizemore b: 11 JAN 1869 d: 24 DEC 1946
+ Cornelie Miller b: 1882 d: 14 NOV 1956
3 John Sizemore b: 23 OCT 1908 d: 31 OCT 1981
+ Grace Gladys Meeks b: 4 FEB 1909 d: 17 SEP 1991
4 Albert H. Sizemore b: 22 DEC 1928 d: 23 DEC 1928
4 Donetha C. Sizemore
4 Living Sizemore
4 Living Sizemore
4 Charles H. Sizemore b: 30 MAR 1935 d: 30 MAR 1935
4 Hazel Loretta Sizemore b: 17 APR 1936 d: 18 APR 1936
4 Living Sizemore
4 Adrian H. Sizemore b: 11 AUG 1941 d: 13 DEC 2004
+ Living Savage
4 Living Sizemore
+ Living Reffitt
+ Living Hunt
3 Emma Sizemore b: Abt 1903 d: 22 NOV 1918
3 Clifford Sizemore
+ Pearlie
3 Charlie Sizemore
3 Dorie Sizemore
3 Russell Sizemore
3 Lawrence Sizemore b: 21 JUL 1917
2 William Sizemore b: 30 MAR 1871
2 Louisa Sizemore b: 25 NOV 1873
2 Polly Sizemore b: 17 MAY 1875
2 John H. Sizemore b: 17 JAN 1878 d: 3 AUG 1966
+ Julia F. Melvin b: 26 JUL 1888 d: 21 SEP 1948
3 Rhoda Sizemore
3 Jim Sizemore
3 Anne Sizemore
3 Arminta Sizemore
3 Grace A. Sizemore
3 Charles R. Sizemore
3 John Sizemore
3 Lula M. Sizemore
3 Harland William Sizemore b: 16 MAR 1928 d: 18 SEP 1982
2 Howard Virgil Sizemore b: 25 FEB 1883 d: 27 APR 1981
2 Henry Sizemore b: 10 AUG 1885
2 Emma Sizemore b: MAR 1888
+ Josephine Farmer b: AUG 1847

Note Citations
Notes on Hiram Vincent Sizemore
Children
Clifford SIZEMORE b: 1901
John SIZEMORE b: 1908
Charles SIZEMORE b: 1914
Dora SIZEMORE b: 1906
Emmie SIZEMORE
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Notes on William Sizemore


Children
Martha SIZEMORE b: 1866 in Floyd Co., KY
Menerova SIZEMORE b: 1869 in Floyd Co., KY
Cathy SIZEMORE b: 1871 in Floyd Co., KY
Buther SIZEMORE b: 1875 in Larence
Henry SIZEMORE b: 1879 in Floyd Co., KY
Braska SIZEMORE b: 1881 in Floyd Co., KY
J. Russell SIZEMORE b: 1887 in Floyd Co., KY

Registriert in der 1909 - Guion Miller -Applicants Admited


Miller Apl # 32924. William beantragte am 07.08.1907 (# 32924) anspruch auf Unte
rstützung für Estern Cherokee

Notes on Susanna Sizemore


Children
William ONEY b: 1865
Sidney HICKS ? b: 1866 in Floyd Co., KY
Martha ONEY b: 22 DEC 1867 in Floyd Co., KY
David ONEY b: 1869
Hiram V. ONEY b: 1872 in KY
Wootson ONEY b: 1878
Polly ONEY b: 1882 in Floyd Co., KY

Registriert in der 1909 - Guion Miller -Applicants Admited


Miller Apl # 22149

Notes on Woodson "Wood" Sizemore


Registriert in der 1909 - Guion Miller -Applicants Admited
Miller Apl # 14225

Notes on Kate Sizemore


photo: Katie Sizemore Howard
John L. Howard and his wife Katie Sizemore Howard, with daughter Lula

Notes on Sarah Hoover


32. Sarah HOOVER (Nancy SIZEMORE3, Sallie ANDERSON2, George ANDERSON1). She married Daniel SCOTT.

Children of Sarah HOOVER and Daniel SCOTT are: 108 i. Cordelia SCOTT was born 1870.
109 ii. John SCOTT was born 1880.
110 iii. Nancy SCOTT.
+ 111 iv. Phelix SCOTT was born 1891.

Notes on Katherine Wireman


. Katherine WIREMAN (Florence SIZEMORE3, Sallie ANDERSON2, George ANDERSON1) was born 25 Dec 1848 in KY, and died 8 sept 1928 in
Greenup Co, KY. She married John L HOWARD 30 Apr 1865 in Magoffin Co, KY, son of Grenville HOWARD and Margaret ALLEN. He was born 2 Jun
1847 in Breathitt Co, KY, and died 1 Jul 1917 in Greenup Co, KY.

Children of Katherine WIREMAN and John L HOWARD are: 116 i. William HOWARD was born 11 Jan 1867. He married Canda BROWN.
117 ii. Noah HOWARD was born 8 Apr 1870. He married Anna Laurie SANDERS.
118 iii. Fanny E HOWARD was born 24 Mar 1876. She married Charlie MADDIX.
119 iv. John Elliot HOWARD was born 11 Jul 1873. He married Margaret SANDERS.
120 v. Greenville HOWARD was born 11 Jul 1878. He married Lucy BRADLEY. He married Martha ROBERTS.
121 vi. Martin L HOWARD was born 5 Jul 1880. He married Mary ELDRIDGE.
122 vii. Elbert HOWARD was born 28 Aug 1883. He married Minnie BENNETT.
123 viii. Betsy HOWARD was born 14 Feb 1885. She married Benjamin PLUMMER.
124 ix. Stephen HOWARD was born 3 Apr 1888. He married Violet BENNETT.
125 x. Lula Mae HOWARD was born 21 Jul 1890. She married George TINSLEY.

6
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Notes on Jackson Wireman


Jackson WIREMAN (Florence SIZEMORE3, Sallie ANDERSON2, George ANDERSON1) was born Aug 1850. He married Suzanne HOWARD.

Child of Jackson WIREMAN and Suzanne HOWARD is: 126 i. Luraney WIREMAN.

Notes on Nancy Jane Wireman


Nancy Jane WIREMAN (Florence SIZEMORE3, Sallie ANDERSON2, George ANDERSON1) was born 28 Apr 1858. She married John HALE.

Child of Nancy Jane WIREMAN and John HALE is: 127 i. Eva HALE.

Notes on Martha Asher


Children
John SIZEMORE b: 1841 in KY
William SIZEMORE b: 1843 in KY
Mary Susannah SIZEMORE b: 1846 in KY
Hiram SIZEMORE b: 1849
Woodson SIZEMORE b: 1853
Vincent SIZEMORE

Depositions for Mahala Asher Marcum


James Sizemore

The Deposition of James Sizemore was taken on the 23rd day of October 1893 at the office of T. G. White, Clerk of the Clay County Court. In the
town of Manchester Clay County Kentucky to be read as evidence at the Tallaquah Council in the Cherokee Nation,

My name is James Sizemore and I am about 75 years old. I have known Mahala Marcum wife of Phillip Marcum from a child and she was a grand
daughter of "old Winny Begley" and Winny Begly was a sister to old John Sizemore, my Father and I know they were Cherokee Indians by blood.

Signed X James Sizemore

Att. M. L. Marcum State of Kentucky County of Clay


I, T. G. White, Clerk of the county court for the county and state aforesaid, certify that the foregoing Deposition of James Sizemore, was taken before
me and was read to and subscribed by him in my presence at the time and place aforesaid and subscribed and sworn to before me given under my
hand and seal of office this October 23th, 1893
T. G. White, Clerk of the Clay County Court

Nelson Sizemore

The Deposition of Nelson Sizemore was taken on the 23rd day of October 1893 at the office of T. G. White, Clerk of the Clay County Court. In the
town of Manchester Clay County Kentucky to be read as evidence at the Tallaquah Council in the Cherokee Nation,

My name is Nelson Sizemore and I am 55 years old. I know Mahala Marcum, Phillip Marcums wife from a child. She was a daughter of Blevins Asher
and Beckie Asher, also a grand daughter of "old Winny Begley" and Winny Begly was a sister to old John Sizemore, and I know that she was of the
Cherokee Indian by blood.

Signed Nelson Sizemore


State of Kentucky County of Clay
I, T. G. White, Clerk of the county court for the county and state aforesaid, certify that the foregoing Deposition of Nelson Sizemore, was taken
before me and was read to and subscribed by him in my presence at the time and place aforesaid and subscribed and sworn to before me given
under my hand and seal of office this October 23th, 1893
T. G. White, Clerk of the Clay County Court

Edward Sizemore
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The Deposition of Edward Sizemore was taken on the 23rd day of October 1893 at the office of T. G. White, Clerk of the Clay County Court. In the
town of Manchester Clay County Kentucky to be read as evidence at the Tallaquah Council in the Cherokee Nation,

My name is Edward Sizemore and I am about 46 years old. I was borned and raised in Clay County Kentucky and my father was always called a
Cherokee Indian or always claimed to be by blood. I have known Mahala Marcum, wife of Phillip Marcum, my father Henry Sizemore was her
grandmothers brother.

Signed X Edward Sizemore


Att. M. L. Marcum State of Kentucky County of Clay
I, T. G. White, Clerk of the county court for the county and state aforesaid, certify that the foregoing Deposition of Edward Sizemore, was taken
before me and was read to and subscribed by him in my presence at the time and place aforesaid and subscribed and sworn to before me given
under my hand and seal of office this October 23th, 1893
T. G. White, Clerk of the Clay County Court

Andy Baker

The Deposition of Andy Baker was taken on the 23rd day of October 1893 at the office of T. G. White, Clerk of the Clay County Court. In the town of
Manchester Clay County Kentucky to be read as evidence at the Tallaquah Council in the Cherokee Nation,

My name is Andy Baker and I am about 48 years old. I am well acquainted with James Sizemore and old Bill Sizemore and John Sizemore, and they
always called themselves Cherokee Indians by blood as far back as I can recollect. I was well acquainted with old Hiram Begley and old Pleasant
Begley and they was also called Cherokee Indians.

Signed X Andy Baker


Att. M. L. Marcum State of Kentucky County of Clay
I, T. G. White, Clerk of the county court for the county and state aforesaid, certify that the foregoing Deposition of Andy Baker, was taken before me
and was read to and subscribed by him in my presence at the time and place aforesaid and subscribed and sworn to before me given under my
hand and seal of office this October 23th, 1893
T. G. White, Clerk of the Clay County Court

Almarine Dezarn

The Deposition fo Almarine Dezarn, was taken on the 23rd day of October 1893. In the office of T. G. White, Clerk of the Clay County Court. In the
town of Manchester Clay County Kentucky to be read as evidence at the Tallaquah Council in the Cherokee Nation,

My name is Almarine Dezarn and I am about 66 years old and was borned and raised n Clay County. I was well aquainted with John Sizemore, Bill
Sizemore and James Sizemore and they always were known to be Cherokee Indians by blood. I was also acquainted with old Billy Begley also with
his wife she was a Sizemore the Grandfather and Grandmother of said Phillip Marcums wife.
Signed X Almarine Dezarn
Att M. L. Marcum State of Kentucky County of Clay
I, T. G. White, Clerk of the county court for the county and state aforesaid, certify that the foregoing Deposition of Almarine Dezarn, was taken before
me and was read to and subscribed by him in my presence at the time and place aforesaid and subscribed and sworn to before me given under my
hand and seal of office this October 23th, 1893
T. G. White, Clerk of the Clay County Court

John Sizemore

The Deposition of John Sizemore, was taken on the 24th day of October, 1893, in the office of T. G. White, Clerk of the Clay County Court. In the
town of Manchester, Clay County Kentucky, to be read as evidence at Tallaquah Council in the Cherokee Nation.

My name is John Sizemore, and I am about 67 years old. My Post Office is Big Creek, Clay County Kentucky. I have been raised with Mahala Marcum,
wife of said Phillip Marcum. My Father, Edward Sizemore, was a brother to old Winny Begley her Grandmother and I know that there were Cherokee
Indians by blood.

Signed X John Sizemore


Att. M. L. Marcum State of Kentucky County of Clay
I, T. G. White, Clerk of the county court for the county and state aforesaid, certify that the foregoing Deposition of John Sizemore, was taken before
me and was read to and subscribed by him in my presence at the time and place aforesaid and subscribed and sworn to before me given under my
hand and seal of office this October 24th, 1893
T. G. White, Clerk of the Clay County Court

Mary Fulkner

The Deposition of Mary Fulkner was taken on the 25th day of October 1893 at the Big Creek Post Office in Clay County Kentucky to be read as
evidence at Tahlequah council in the Cherokee Nation

my name is Mary Fulkner I am 68 yearls old & was raised up with the old Sizemores & I knowed Blevins Asher, wife Beckie Asher. She was a
daughter of old Bill Begleys & BegleyÕs w ife Winny Begly w as a sister to old George & Henry & John Sixemore & they w as Cherokee Indians by
blood.

Signed X Mary Faulkner


Attes Armilda Roberts IM? Marcum State of Kentucky County of Clay
I, IM? Marcum, Deputy-Clerk for the County of Clay certify that the forgoing Deposition of Mary Fulkner was taken before me and was read to and
subscribed by her in my presince at the time and place afforsaid and subscribed and sworn to before me ?given? under my hand and seal of office
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this Oct. 25th, 1893


T. G. White, Clerk of the Clay County Court By H.B. Marcum, Dpty-C.C.C.

William Bowlin

The Deposition of Wm Bowlin was taken on the 25th day of October 1893 at the house of ?Set?? Bowlins on Goose Creek in Clay County State of
Kentucky, to be read as evidence at Tallaquah Council in the Cherokee Nation.

My name is William Bow lin I am 76 years old. I know Mahala Marcum, Phillip MarcumÕs w ife from a child. She w as a daughter of Blevins Asher and
Beckie Asher also Grand daughter of old Winny Begly and Winny Begly was a sister to old John and George Sizemore and I know that they always
claimed to be Cherokee Indians by blood.

Signed X William Bowlin


State of Kentucky County of Clay I H.B. Marcum deputy clerk of the County Court for the County and State afforsaid certify that the forgoing
deposition of William Bowlin was taken before me and was read to and subscribed by him in my presence at the time and place aforesaid and
subscribed and sworn to before me given under my hand and seal of office this October 25, 1893
T.G. White, Clerk Clay County Court, by H. B. Marcum, Deputy C.C.

Winny Napier

The Deposition of Winnie Napier was taken on the 25th day of October 1893 at the Post Office at big Creek Clay County Kentucky to be read as
Evidence at Tallaquah Council in Cherokee Nation,

my name is Winny Napier I am 68 years old. I know Mahaly Marcum, Phillip MarcumÕs w ife from a child. She w as a daughter of Blevins Asher and
Beckie Asher also grand daughter of old Winny Begly and Winny Begly was a sister to Old John & Henry & George Sizemore and I know that they
were Cherokee Indians by blood.

Signed X Winny Napier


Attest James Robert State of Kentucky County of Clay
I H.B. Marcum deputy clerk of the County Court for the County and State afforsaid certify that the forgoing deposition of Winny Napier was taken
before me and was read to and subscribed by him at the Big Creek Post Office in my presence at the time and place aforesaid and subscribed and
sworn to before me given under my hand and seal of office this October 25, 1893
T.G. White, Clerk Clay County Court, by H. B. Marcum, Deputy C.C.

Nancy Marcum

The Deposition of Nancy Marcum was taken on the 27th day fo October 1893 at the house of Henry Ledford Big Creek Post Office in ??sed?? Bind
Clay County Kentucky to be read as Evidence in the Tallaquah Council in the Cherokee Nation

my name is Nancy Marcum I am 71 years old, I know Mahaly Marcum, Phillip MarcumÕs w ife she w as a daughter of Blevins Asher and Beckie Asher
and Beckie Asher was a daughter of Bill Begly and Winny Begly and I have herd Winny Begly say she was one quarter Cherokee Indian and Winny
Begley was a sister to old John & Henry & George Sizemore & they were Cherokee Indians by blood.

Signed X Nancy Marcum


Attest Henry Ledford State of Kentucky County of Clay
I H.B. Marcum deputy clerk of the County Court for the County and State afforsaid certify that the forgoing deposition of Nancy Marcum was taken
before me and was read to and subscribed by him in my presence at the time and place aforesaid and subscribed and sworn to before me given
under my hand and seal of office this October 27, 1893
T.G. White, Clerk Clay County Court, by H. B. Marcum, Deputy C.C.

Washington Roberts

The Deposition of Washington Roberts was taken on the 28th day of October 1893 at the Big Creek Post Office in Clay County Kentucky to be read
as Evidence at the Tallaquah Council in the Cherokee Nation,

my name is Washington Roberts, I am 57 years old. I know Mahaly Marcum, Phillip MarcumÕs w ife from a child. She w as a daughter of Blevins Asher
& Beckie Asher and Beckie Asher was a daughter of old Bill Begley & Winny Begley and Winny Begley was a sister to old Gorge & Henry & John
Sizemore and I know they were Cherokee Indian by blood.

Signed X Washington Roberts


Attest ?I M? Marcum State of Kentucky County of Clay
I H.B. Marcum deputy clerk of the County Court for the County and State afforsaid certify that the forgoing deposition of Washington Roberts was
taken before me and was read to and subscribed by him in my presence at the time and place aforesaid and subscribed and sworn to before me
given under my hand and seal of office this October 28, 1893
T.G. White, Clerk Clay County Court, by H. B. Marcum, Deputy C.C.

Wm Lewis and J.L. McIntosh

H. L. Moseley Attorney-At-Law
Weatherford, Texas State of Texas Parker County

Before me H. L. Moseley, a Notary Public in and for Parker County Texas, on this day personally came Wm Lewis and J.L. McIntosh who being by my
duly sworn upon oath state they are residents of Parker County Texas and their P. Office is Weatherford, that they are each over the age of 60
years that they have known Mahala Marcum since she was a young woman & before she was married to Phillip Marcum, that her name was Mahala
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Asher daughter of Blevins & Beckie Asher and was related to the Sizemores by blood who (the Sizemores) were Cherokee Indians. That they have
known Mahala Marcum continusly since she was a young woman & that she is the identical person named in the affidavite of John Sizemore,
Washington Roberts, Jim Sizemore, Edward Sizemore, Andy Baker, Nelson Sizemore, Almarine Dezarn, Nancy Marcum, Winny Napier.

Signed: J. L. McIntosh & Wm Lewis


Subscribed and sworn to before me this August 3rd 1896 H. L. Moseley Notary Public, Parker County Texas United States of America Central Judicial
District Indian Territory

Before me ?? W. A. Durant??? a Notary Public in & for said District & Territory.

On this day personally appear W.O. Shannon & E. ? Martin who being by my duly sworn upon oath state they resident of Durant Central Judicial
District Indian Territory that they are acquainted with Phillip Marcum and Mahala Marcum his wife and also know their children Wm Marcum, Blevins
Marcum, Beckie Cordill, Tom Marcum, John Marcum, Hiram Marcum, Edward Marcum, and Henry Marcum and also their grandchildren Mahala
Grammar, Ida Grammar, Lucy, Thomas, Phillip Marcum Rachel Grammar, Robt William Marcum, Arri Hatter, Ora Hatter, Anthie Marcum, Hezrkiah
Marcum, Winnie Marcum, Anderson Cordell, Mary Oldham, Levina Cordell, Martha Cordell, Charley Cordell, Lula Cordell, Malissa Cordell, Jimmie, Bell,
Ida, Milda, Janie, Pearl, Henry, Rosie, Emmie, Mary, Thomas, Blevins, Watts, Jessie & Claud Marcum and that they live near Durant Choctaw &
Chickasaw Nations.

Signed: W. O. Shannon, M.D., E. T. Morton


Subscribed and sworn to before me this 6th day of August 1896
Signed ?W. A. Durant??? Notary Public

Note Citations
Notes on Andrew Jackson Asher
Children
William L. ASHER
Elizabeth ASHER
Blevins ASHER

Notes on Jahaza Jahasy Sizemore


Thomas W Osborne About 1874 , Floyd, Kentucky
Marriage: 24 JUL 1893 , Floyd, Kentucky
Wife Jahaza or Jay Sizemore Birth: OCT 1871 , , Kentucky

http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Search/frameset_search.asp

Some trees do not show Jahaza as a child of the John Sizemore/Nancy Cunningham family. I cannot be certain Jahaza is a child of this family.
Additional research is needed.

OTHER TREES CONFIRM JAHAZA AS DAUGHTER OF JOHN AND NANCY:


Southern USA Families WV KY TN OH NC More
Name: Jahasy Sizemore
Birth: 1864 - Magoffin, Kentucky, USA
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Anderson Family Tree
Name: Jahaza Sizemore
Birth: dd mm 1864 - Magoffin, Kentucky, USA
Parents: John Sizemore , Nancy Collingsworth
Heartland of Texas

Name: Jahaza Sizemore


Birth: dd mm 1864 - Magoffin, Kentucky, USA

Name: Jahaza Sizemore


Birth: dd mm 1864 - Magoffin, Kentucky, USA
Parents: John Sizemore , Nancy Collingsworth
Sizemore Family Tree
Name: Jahaza Sizemore
Birth: 1864 - Magoffin, Kentucky, USA
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1870 United States Federal Census
Name: Jahaza Sizemore
Birth: abt 1864 - location
Residence: 1870 - city, Magoffin, Kentucky

Name: Mary J Sizemore


Birth: dd mm 1862 - Leslie, Kentucky
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Parents: John Sizemore , name surname


Spouse: name surname

turnerwr
Public Member Tree
Name: Jahasy Sizemore
Birth: dd mm 1863
Parents: John Sizemore
Turner Family Tree

Public Member Tree


Name: Jahasy Sizemore
Birth: dd mm 1863
Parents: John Sizemore

The date of death of Jahaza conflicts with other family treees. Some say 1884 but I think it was 1894. Minnie was born in 1884 and Esther in 1992.
Our family says Minnie was age 3 and Esther age 1 when William Row and Jahaza Sizemore died in the cholera plague in Kentucky.

Additional research on Jahaza:


Howard Family of Eastern KY
Jahaza Arnett Howard
Nell Stanley Posted: 3 Nov 2000

Jahaza was a daughter of Wiley and Elizabeth Sizemore Arnett. She married 5/2/1867 in Magoffin Co., Kentucky Martin Vanburen Howard, son of
Benjamin and Nancy Adams Howard.
_____________________________________
Reply to Charlene - Jahazee Arnett Howard
Eulonda27 Posted: 7 May 2000

I believe Jahazee/Jahaza was married to Charlie Lovely but her lst marriage was to a Howard. E-mail me if you get more info. Thanks, Eulonda -
ers840@yahoo.com

Notes on John Sizemore, Jr.


line of Bernhard Sizemore [Strietzit-online.de]

Notes on Hiram Sizemore


Children
Alice SIZEMORE b: Mar 1889 in Greenup County, Kentucky
Vernon SIZEMORE b: Nov 1889 in Greenup County, Kentucky
Nettie SIZEMORE b: Apr 1891 in Greenup County, Kentucky
Willard SIZEMORE b: 14 Dec 1896 in Greenup County, Kentucky
Brady SIZEMORE b: Feb 1900 in Greenup County, Kentucky
Carl SIZEMORE b: 8 Apr 1903 in Greenup County, Kentucky

Sources:
Title: 1900 United States Population Census
Note: Alcorn Pct, Greenup Co, KY: Hiram Sizemore household
Title: 1910 United States Population Census
Note: Alcorn Pct, Greenup Co, KY: Hiram Sizemore household
Title: 1920 United States Population Census
Note: Alcorn Pct, Greenup Co, KY: Hiram Sizemore household
Title: 1930 United States Population Census
Note: Alcorn Pct, Greenup Co, KY: Hiram Sizemore household
Title: Kentucky Death Records, 1911-present
Note: SIZEMORE HIRAM 077 GREENUP GREENUP 12-24-1946 052 25912 1946

Notes on Hiram "Harm" "twin" Sizemore


Children
Clifford SIZEMORE b: 15 AUG 1901
Dora SIZEMORE b: 12 JUL 1906
John SIZEMORE b: 23 OCT 1908 in KY
Charles SIZEMORE b: 29 MAR 1914
Lawrence SIZEMORE b: 22 JUL 1917
Emma "Emmie" SIZEMORE b: 18 NOV 1918
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Notes on William Sizemore


ID: I660614180
Name: George B. SIZEMORE
Given Name: George B.
Surname: Sizemore
Sex: M
Birth: Abt 1829 in Floyd Co, Ky
Death: Aft 1907
Note: REFN: 3206

Father: George "Golden Hawk" SIZEMORE b: Abt 1790 in Hawkins Co, TN


Mother: Aletha "Ally" RICHARDSON b: Abt 1780 in TN or SC

Marriage 1 Francis "Frankie" PATTON b: Abt 1834 in Floyd Co, Ky


Note: REFN32791
Children
Hiram SIZEMORE b: 1855 in Floyd Co, Ky
Stokely SIZEMORE b: 7 Jan 1856
Melda SIZEMORE b: 1858
Sarah E. SIZEMORE b: 5 Apr 1858
McGrady "Grady" SIZEMORE b: 1862
Stephen SIZEMORE b: 1864 in Floyd Co, Ky
John SIZEMORE b: 1866
Aletha SIZEMORE b: 1868
Rosella SIZEMORE b: 1870
Anna SIZEMORE b: 1872
William SIZEMORE b: 1874 in Floyd Co, Ky
George SIZEMORE b: 1876

one child.

Notes on Louisa Sizemore


Louise Willis( married name) is a daughter of John Sizemore, Sr.

Notes on Polly Sizemore


Children
Harry KNIGHT b: 1900
Howard KNIGHT b: 1906

Notes on Howard Virgil Sizemore, Sr.


Father: John SIZEMORE b: 16 AUG 1840 in Ashland, Boyd Co., Ky

Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown


Married: 04 AUG 1905 in Cass Hill, SC
Children
Harry SIZEMORE b: 22 JAN 1906 in Brocton, AL.
Ethel SIZEMORE b: 21 AUG 1907 in Brocton, AL
Flora "Toad" SIZEMORE b: 02 OCT 1911 in Alby, TX
Madie Ruth SIZEMORE b: 16 JUN 1915 in Albey, TX
Mary Juanita SIZEMORE b: 16 JAN 1921 in Muskogee, OK

1920 census Ogle Township, Muskoge Co., Oklahoma:


Howard Sizemore b: 1883 KY KY KY Farmer
Mollie Sizemore. wife b: 1883 Arkansas, Arkansas, Arkansas
Harry Sizemore, son b: 1907 AL, KY, AR
Ethel Sizemore, dau b: 1908 AL, KY, AR
Flora Sizemore, dau b: 1912 TX, KY, AR
Madie R. Sizemore, dau b: 1915 TX, KY, AR

1930 census Muskogee City, Muskogee Co., Oklahoma


Harry Sizemore, head, b: 1883 KY, KY, KY Stillman, oil company
Harry Sizemore, son b: 1906 AR, KY, TX Carpenter
Ruth Sizemore, dau b: 1915 TX, KY, TX
Jeanite Sizemore, dau, b:1921 OK, KY, TX

World War I Draft Registration Card 1917-1918 in Muskogee, Oklahoma


Howard Sizemore #185181 b: 25 Feb 1882

SS# 443-07-7403
Descendants of: Page 142 of 145
Thomas Brock

last res: 74426 Checotah, Mcintosh, Oklahoma


b: 25 Feb 1883; d: Apr 1981

res: Checotah, OK
Chief golden Hawk (great grandfather) of Cherokee tribe that settled ner Prestonburg, KY.
daughters:
Mrs. Jack Toops, Muskogee;
Mrs Jay Crossland, Keefeton.
son: Howard Jr. aka Junior
granddaughterws:
Mrs. Herb Daniels , Muskogee
Mitzi
John Siemore

Note Citations
Notes on Martha Oney
Martha beantragte am 25 06.1907 (# 27634) anspruch auf Unterstützung für Estern
Cherokee

Notes on Esther Louise Row


From William (Bill) Aseniero (waseniero@juno.com) letter of Aug 25,2005 (comments and questions by Lloyd)
1. Pauline Brophy is Esther's aunt (William Row, Sr.'s daughter ).
2. Pauline Brophy has two sons with the surname Knight (born Pauline Row; Pauline Brophy is probably now Pauline Knight)
3. Lotti is a sister of Esther (Charlotte from first marriage of William Row, Sr).
4. Madge (Madge Row).
5. Other relatives from KY and WV have Williams surname.
6. Laura may be wife of William Aseniero.
7. Karen and Mingo (Puerto Rico & St. Croix).
8. Luis Daniel Aseniero, father of Wiliam Aseniero.
9. Esther orphaned at age 12.
10. Esther's sisters:
i. Minnie
ii. Madge KY & WV
11. William Aseniero born in Denver. Moved to Chicago, IL, Alamosa at age 14, Boulder through age 18, Univ of Colorado

marriage license Mingo, West Virginia page 217


Sid Chapman age 21 (b:1886) Pike, KY son of R. (illegible) and Esta Row age 20 (b:1887) Boyd, KY daughter of William and Mary Row married 30 Oct
1907.

(Who is Mary Row? Could this be an error on the license or was it Jahaza ?)

ALL DESCENDANTS OF ESTHER LOUISE ROW ARE AT HIGH RISK FOR:

1. Diabetes (Esther died of diabetes and at least 3 of 7 descendants in the first and second generation have diabetes.

2. Cardiomyopathy (disease of the heart muscle). 2 of 7 decendants in the first and second generation have cardiomyoathy and one of the 2 has
died from it at age 44

Notes on Minnie Louise Row


A Minnie J. Turner died on 26 Aug 1993 GT Vol 93, Page 4 col 4. This could be a descendant.

Minnie ROWE
Birth: 1891
<, Magoffin, Kentucky>
Parents
Father: James ROWE
Mother: Mary Jane BAILEY
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Minnie E ROWE
Birth: 6 Oct 1883 , , Ky Death: 21 Nov 1954
Parents
Father: William B Or Billie B ROWE
Mother: Mary E SHAVER
Spouse: George E BRYANT
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Notes on Armita Sizemore


2 children
Descendants of: Page 143 of 145
Thomas Brock

Notes on Nettie Sizemore


Change Date: 1 May 2007 at 01:00:00

Father: Hiram SIZEMORE b: 11 Feb 1869 in Magoffin County, Kentucky


Mother: Clarinda Belle ARCHEY b: Jan 1860 in Greenup County, Kentucky

Marriage 1 Crayton ADAMS b: 29 Oct 1887 in Ohio


Married: ABT 1920
Children
Clara Mildred ADAMS b: 22 Feb 1920 in Greenup County, Kentucky
Elzie W. ADAMS b: 1 Mar 1923 in Greenup County, Kentucky
Elmer ADAMS b: 31 May 1925 in Greenup County, Kentucky
Herschel M. ADAMS b: 2 Jan 1927 in Greenup County, Kentucky
Wylodine ADAMS b: 1 Aug 1928 in Greenup County, Kentucky
Clyde R. ADAMS b: 18 Jun 1929 in Greenup County, Kentucky
Living ADAMS

Sources:
Title: 1900 United States Population Census
Note: Alcorn Pct, Greenup Co, KY: Hiram Sizemore household
Title: 1910 United States Population Census
Title: 1920 United States Population Census
Note: Alcorn Pct, Greenup Co, KY: Hiram Sizemore household
Title: 1930 United States Population Census
Note: Raceland, Greenup Co, KY: Crayton Adams household
Title: Kentucky Death Records, 1911-present
Note: ADAMS NETTIE S 087 GREENUP GREENUP 04-04-1979 016 07984 1979

Notes on Harry Sizemore

Father: Howard Virgil SIZEMORE b: 25 FEB 1883 in KY

Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown


Married: 24 DEC 1930 in Nazerne Church, Muskogee, OK
Children
Buddy Keith SIZEMORE b: 20 OCT 1930 in Checotah, OK
Joyce SIZEMORE b: 19 JUN 1933

Notes on Sherwood Tunis Chapman (Turner)


Rocky Mountain News (CO) - June 17, 1992
80, of Westminster died June 2 in Cambridge Care Center in Lakewood. Services were June 5 in Arvada Covenant Church. Burial was in Crown Hill
Cemetery. Mr. Turner, a native of Williamson, W.Va., was a laboratory technician at Public Service Co. until his retirement in 1977. He is survived by
his wife, Evelyn; two sons, Sherwood Jr. of Westminster and David of Colorado Springs; one sister, Marie Taylor of La Mesa, Calif.; nine
grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Throughout his life he was known as Sherwood T. Turner.

Notes on Marie Gladys Chapman


Marie Chapman apears with Sydney Chapman and Esther Louise (Rowe) Chapman in 1910 census Mingo, WV.
Marie Gladys Turner appears in 1920 Denver CO census with Irvin Preston Turner and Minnie (Rowe) Turner.

Attended Pillar of Fire School in Westminister, CO

Marie and her brother Sherwood were born to Sydney Chapman and his wife Esther Louise (Rowe) Chapman. After Sydney and Esther divorced,
Irvin Preston Turner and Minnie (Rowe) Turner (sister of Esther) changed the last names of Marie and Sherwood to Turner and raised them. Marie
never knew she had been adopted. She was always told the courthouse that kept her birth records had burned down

Most of Marie's life was as a homemaker. She worked for a few years in a church day care center. She did sewing and made dresses for extra
money.

Throughout her life her name was Marie G. Turner then Marie G. Taylor when she married.

Death certificate 3-200037-011454: date fo death Jul 20, 2000


Last address 5480 Marengo Av., La Mesa, CA 91942
SS# 523-12-1640

Notes on William L. Aseniero


My Mother, Esther Row Aseniero, had three children; namely;
Marie, Sherwood, and me, and my Mother had a brother, William
Descendants of: Page 144 of 145
Thomas Brock

Row,, a sister Minnie Row Turner, and other siblings. Minnie


and Irvin Adopted Marie and Sherwood, and I was born after my
Mother's marriage to Luis D. Aseniero. My Mother's Mother was
Jahaza Sizemore, a Cherakee Indian, who married Blackhawk
Sizemoore, reportedly an Indian Chief. I believe that Blackhawk
had two brothers, Black cloud and Whitecloud, but I can't substan-
tiate this.
Bill Aseniero

After serving three years In the USNR during WWII, Ihegraduated from the University of Colorado in December 1949, with a B.S.E.E degree, marrying
his wife, Laura, upon graduation. After serving on the faculty of the University for two years as a research associate, He spent 34 years at
General Electric an Aerospace Systems Engineer, then 6 years at Boeing as a navigation and weapons systems engineer, before retiring at age 66.
He has four daughters,
eight grandchildren, and three great grand children

Notes on Bernard Sizemore


Occupation: Technical
Education: [Strietzit-online.de]

Father: Charles Russell SIZEMORE b: 23 JUL 1921 in Wurtland, Ky

Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown


Married: 21 JUN 1974 in Schöneberg, Berlin, Germany
Married: 30 MAR 1993 in Tux (Tirol)
Children
Bernhard STRIEDACHER b: 13 SEP 1969 in Berlin

Notes on Buddy Keith Sizemore

Father: Harry SIZEMORE b: 22 JAN 1906 in Brocton, AL.

Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown


Married: 28 DEC 1957 in Stigler, OK
Children
David Russell SIZEMORE b: 05 JUL 1961 in Tusla, OK
Kay Lynn SIZEMORE b: 18 OCT 1962 in Tusla, OK
Mary Ann SIZEMORE b: 25 SEP 1964 in Tusla, OK

Notes on Bernard Striedacher


George All Sizemore
Strietzi 22 Mar 2001

Classification: Query
Surnames: Sizemore
Hallo,
my name is Bernhard Sizemore, Sohn of Charles Russell Sizemore, I live in Germany in Berlin and I was born in South - Germany. My father was born
in Kentucky in Wurtland. The last years of his life he lived in Wooster Ohio. Because I was an illegitimated child, I met my father very late, so about the
year I977 in Ohio. It was the best moment in my life. At this time my english language was not so good to heard and spoke with my father by the origin
of the Sizemore ±family. The little bit what I understand was, that he had a Cherokee Indians background. I994 I became from the public authority in
Germany the american citizenship. On account of citation of paternity I became the surname from my father. One of my cousins give me any copies
of documents of Sizemore grandfathers¶ s back to the great Indian Golden Hawk. So I am a directly descendant from Edward Sizemore Old Ned,
Sizemore George All, George Sizemore (Golden Hawk), William Sizemore (Black Hawk), John (sen.) Sizemore, John (jun.) Sizemore, Charles Russell
Sizemore (my father) and then I ±Bernhard Sizemore. I have a son and a grandson, we all live in Germany in Berlin.
In the last years , when my wife and I visiting the USA (I have the American-citizenship), we tried to find out anythings about the origin of the
Sizemore-families. In the library in Cherokee-tow n in North-Carolina w e found on microfilms the ÂÄ Guion Miller Roll ±Applicants Not Admited³of
Sizemore¶ s admited, who registered before I907.
All the originals are in Washington D.C. I can red in all letters in the microfilm¶ s, that they registerd.
Now my question¶ s: How I can work through the internet to become copies from theese documents? I worked a big family-tree with a grafic-
program on my computer (format .ged). Wen you want this, I can mail it to you. But I think, it cannot be enough, I would have more informations and
maybe a privat-contact to other people of Sizemore.
I read one article over George Sizemore ÂÄ Man w ho fathered more than 50 children to be honored³from june 8,I999. I found it on the local-side in
the new spaper ÂÄ Daily Independent³ , Salyersville, Ashland, Kentucky.
I don¶ t know , if you are the right person¶ s to answer me, but I want to get in touch with any people, they have to do with the monument, as Todd
Preston from Magoffin County Historical Society, But Breston, Magoffin County School Superindendent Henry Clay Sizemore and the other
Sizemore¶ s you are writing about all this people in your newspaper-article. I think, Miss Connie Arnett Wireman can tell me more anythings about the
Sizemore-family-tree.
In search of my Indian-ancestor¶ s in the internet I found very interesting informations. First I am interesting about the name Sizemore, where is the
originate and how is the combination to the Cherokee?

Please, can you send me a mail, w here I can buy the book ³ Whoµ s Who in my Sizemore Family³by Verle H.Parry Hawkins County, Tennessee?
You w rote about this book in the internet family-tree by cards of Sizemore George ÂÄ All³
. The book must send to Germany. I hope, it¶
s not to much
trouble for you. Thank you.
Descendants of: Page 145 of 145
Thomas Brock

B. Sizemore

Notes on David Russell Sizemore

Father: Buddy Keith SIZEMORE b: 20 OCT 1930 in Checotah, OK

Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown


Married: 28 DEC 1987 in Falls Church, VA
Children
Sarah Ann SIZEMORE b: 30 JAN 1995

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