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Descendants of Michael Sizemore

9. EDWARD4 SIZEMORE (HENRY3, WILLIAM2, MICHAEL1) was born Abt. 1720 in ,Henrico, Virginia, and died Abt. 1780 in Wilkesboro, Wilkes, North Carolina. He married ELIZABETH RACHEL JACKSON Abt. 1747 in ,Lunenburg, Virginia, daughter of WILLIAM JACKSON and DORCAS GREENE. She was born Abt. 1728.

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!Entry Record Book 1737-1770 (Land entries in the present Virginia
Counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Henry, Franklin & Patrick) FHLbook
1746 Edward SIZEMORE
400 acres on south side Banister River on Grassy Creek
(Land recorded in Lunenburg Co, VA)
!Entry Record Book 1737-1770 (Land entries in the present Virginia
Counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Henry, Franklin & Patrick) FHLbook
7 Apr 1748 Edward SIZEMORE
400 acres on Little Buffalo Creek beginning where the path crosses
thence up both sides to Grassy Creek path.
(Land recorded in Lunenburg Co, VA)
!1764 in GA from SC for 8 months (St. George Parish, GA on north side of
Ogechee River)
!1774 & 1777 Tax List Surry Co, NCNed Sizemore probably had more than one wife. Probably the same as the Old Ned Sizemore who was hanged by Col. Ben Cleveland on the Tory Oak in Wilkesboro, N.C. (though witnesses could not remember this Sizemore's last name). The Sizemore family was said to be an Indian family, perhaps Saponi or Mattaponi, who served in a regiment of the Royal South Carolina troops during the Revolution. The ECAs often confuse him with his son George Edward Sizemore ca. 1790 Hawkins Co., Tenn. whose family ended up in W.V. In reality, the Sizemore family was one of the first Sephardic-Jewish families to establish a foothold in the eastern Appalachians. They appear to have come to Virginia and Charleston from Barbados and London. Recent DNA analyses have confirmed that the first Sizemore male was American Indian, matching samples from Panama, Alaska and North America. In 1746 He enters 400 acres at the mouth of Polecat Creek on the South side of Banister River. In 1754 Henry Sizemore enters 400 acres between Polecat and the brances of Sandy Creek. This was in Lunenburg Co. VA. in 1746, Halifax County in 1752, in Pittsylvania Co. in 1767. He lived near the Greene Co., TN. Line.

Witnessed Henry Green's will in Lunenberg Co.: 222. Green, Henry 10-15-1748; - - ; Deed Book 1/477-8
Mentions: Wife: Elizabeth Green
Eldest son: John Green
Second son: Henry Green
Third son: Stephen Green
Fourth son: Frederick Green
Youngest son: Richard Green
Daughter: Dorcas Green
Sister-in-law: Abigail Green (wife of John Green, brother)
Executors: Richard Griffin (brother-in-law), John Green (son)
Witnesses: Edward (his X mark) Sizemore, William (his X mark) Jackson,
Thos. Gristwood.

Virginia records show that Edward Sizemore was closely connected with the Green, Griffin and Jackson families. An unidentified Sizemore was a neighbor of planter James Cooper in Surry Co., Va., Southwick Parish, ca. 1700.

Edward Sizemore is found in the Lunenburg, VA records beginning in 1746 when he entered 400 acres of land "below theLittle Rock House above mouth of Little Polecat Creek on the south side of Banister River" in what is today probably HalifaxCounty. His name then appears in 1748 on the Lunenburg, VA Tithables List and on two more land transactions, one a 270acre survey on both sides of Winn's Creek on Banister River, the other for 400 acres on Little Buffalo Creek, and also he witnessed the will of Henry Green in 1748. Then in 1749, he again appears on the Lunenburg, VA tithables List. After 1749, I am unable to locate him anywhere until 1764 when an Edward Sizemore is found petitioning for land in Georgia in the Parish of St. George on the north side of great Ogechee, (with that March, 1764 petition indicating that he had only been in Georgia fromSouth Carolina for 8 months). He is involved in subsequent related land transactions in St. George Parish with recordsindicating that he had five or six children. In 1772, his land in St. Pauls Parish, GA is deeded to William Jones. (-- Ron Blevins source?)

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Tax List: 1746, Edward Sizemore 400 acres on South side Banister River beginning a little below the little Rock House about the mouth of little Polecat, Lunenberg Co., Va.

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Elizabeth Rachel Jackson, one of Edward Sizemore's wives, was Cherokee or half Cherokee.

More About E
Ethnicity/Relig.: Part Sephardic Jew and Cherokee
Children of E
16. i.   EPHRAIM5 SIZEMORE, b. 1748, Lunenburg Co., Va. (?); d. April 05, 1836, Spartanburg District, S.C..
  ii.   HENRY SIZEMORE, b. Abt. 1750.
17. iii.   GEORGE EDWARD SIZEMORE, b. Abt. 1750, Lunenberg Co., Va.; d. 1820, Ashe Co., N.C..
  iv.   BECKY SIZEMORE, b. Abt. 1750; m. ----------- ALLEN.
  v.   PHILIP SIZEMORE, b. Abt. 1750.
  vi.   HIRAM SIZEMORE, b. 1750.
18. vii.   OWEN SIZEMORE, b. Bef. 1755, Surry/Wilkes Co., N.C.; d. May 1837, Hawkins Co., Tenn..

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