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Subject: Re: [BLEVINS] Blevins/Sizemore Connections
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2008 10:17:00 EST
HALIFAX County VA was created in 1752 from Lunenburg.
LUNENBURG County VA was created from a portion of Brunswick in 1746
BRUNSWICK County VA was created in 1720 from Prince George County but so
sparsely populated, government was not organized until 1732 and was enlarged by
parts of Surry and Isle of Wight.
PRINCE GEORGE County was formed in 1703 from a portion of Charles City
CHARLES CITY County formed in 1643 was from Charles City Shire formed in
SURRY County formed in 1652 from a portion of James City County [Shire]
formed in 1634
ISLE OF WIGHT, an original shire formed in 1634 was originally known as
Warrosquyoake, changed in 1637 to Isle of Wight ceding land to Southampton
, Brunswick  and Greensville .
The following snippets come from an unidentified author entitled, "THE “
ANCIENT” INDIAN ANCESTRY" author's footnotes available. [added notes are mine.]
Our many thanks to the unidentified author. The entire chronology can be
viewed at this website: http://www.genpage.com/history_surname.html
WILLIAM SISMORE who came to VA from England and received 100 acres of land
"Upon Appomattox River" in the first division of land in 16195 in order to
qualify for this amount of land he had to be in VA before 1616.6
The Henrico & Charles City Co. division line was moved in 1634 and later
patents mentioning SIZEMORE'S CREEK indicate William's land was on the north
side of the Appomattox River in Henrico Co. in the area that became Chesterfield
Co. in 1749.
There are two records for Martha SISEMORE, one dated 18 July 1620 saying she
had paid for her passage to VA7, the other dated 23 May 1625 indicating she
made frequent trips between England & Virginia.8
During the Indian massacre William & Martha Sizmore fled across the river
where they are found on the 16 Feb. 1623/4 list of the living at West & Shirley
Note: 1623 - List of the Living and the Dead
The rest at West and Shirlow Hundred Island
They are not found on the 1624/5 census, but on Jan 14, 1625/6 William was
still living in VA when he sent 2000 lbs. of tobacco to England.11
1636/31/Dec.- VA Patent Bk. 1-Part II: Ralph WYATT, Gent. to Richard
JOHNSON, Roger DAVIS & Abraham WOOD, Planters, last day of Dec. 1636, p.590. One
parcell of land lying & being from SIZEMORES Cr. & soe up the Cr. as farr as
CAPT. BUTTONS land doth extend, from thence up to the Rock in Apamattock Riv.,
thence along the river & soe into the Baye & from thence to SIZEMORE his Cr.
againe. Said WYATT, his assigns &c. shall possess & enjoy 10A of land
aforesaid running down from the Rock above mentioned. Signed Ralph WYATT. Wit: Joseph
FISTER, Daniell LEWELLIN.12
Note: .Littleberry Eppes was born ABT 1655 in Charles City Co. VA, and died
Dec 1743 in Charles City Co. VA married Elizabeth Llewellyn bca 1671,
daughter of Daniel Llewellyn Jr. and Jane Stith. This connects to DNA Group 1
Bollings -- Ernie
Abraham WOOD, Richard JOHNSON, & Roger DAVIS jointly leased from Ralph
WYATT, a tract on SIZEMORE'S CREEK and extending to the rock in Appomattox River
for 21 yrs. On May 14, 1638 Abraham WOOD patented 400A in Charles City Co. on
Appomattox River adjoining lands of JOHN BAKER & JOSEPH BOURNE and extending
west on the main river over against Peircie's Toyle Creek.
Another patent for 200A in Henrico Co. on the north side of Appomattox River
"neere unto the great Rocke" and opposite land of JOHN BAKER was granted to
him 8 June 1639. These two tracts, with 100A added, were incorporated in a
patent for 700A in Henrico Co. on SIZEMORE'S CREEK granted to him, 20 Oct.
In 1712 Margery SISEMORE was a witness to the will of Richard HOMES/HOLMES.
The Henrico Co., VA records, found so far, show Margery was born in 1690, mo
st likely the orphan of Evan OWEN & his wife Margery. They also show she was
Margery SISEMORE in 1712, living in the same area of then Henrico Co., VA
(present Chesterfield Co.) where the 1st William SIZEMORE received land in 1619.26
In 1734 William SIZEMORE of Henrico Co., VA had a land survey. He would have
to be born by 1713.27
In 1736 another Henrico Co., VA deed mentions SIZEMORE Cr.28
William SIZEMORE received a patent in 1738, the land was located in Amelia
Co., VA.29 He is also mentioned in other patents.30 He is not found on the
early Amelia Co., VA tax lists so may not have lived on this land.31
In 1739 Henry SIZEMORE is found in one Goochland Co., VA record, but there’s
no indication he ever actually lived there.32 There’s no way to know his
actual age at this time, but if he was of legal age (21) he would have been born
Note: Henry Sizemore, William, Ephraim, James and Edward Sizemore are all
listed consecutively on the Lunenburg Tithables taken by Cornelius Cargill in
1748 as were William Harris and William Griffin. -- Ernie] .
In 1747 GEORGE SIZEMORE enters 200 Acres of Land on the Lower side Line of
his Mother MARY [MARGERY] SIZEMORE's Survey. GEORGE was born by 1726 or
Note: Margery Sizmore [Halifax Co., VA] lived on branches of the Dan River
and Wynnes Creek area in 1760 according to VA Patents near Barret, William
Harris, Richard Griffin and Alman Guinn. -- Ernie
The 1748 Lunenburg Co., VA tithes lists for the area that became Halifax Co.
included: William, Ephraim, Henry James, and Edward SIZEMORE, 1 tithe each
and all 21 or older.35 In 1749 we find William and Edward SYSMOORE, and James
SIZEMORE. In 1750 George & Ephraim SIZEMORE.35
In a message dated 12/18/2008 8:25:44 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,
Some info update from Ron Blevins of West Point, VA. I have been a Blevins
and Sizemore researcher for 38 years. There were many individuals referred
to as Ned Sizemore. The original Edward "Old Ned" Sizemore was born by
and probably died about 1781. He had at least three sons: (1) Edward born
before 1740 who moved to Hawkins Co, TN by 1790 and died there about 1811,
apparently in GA and then southwest NC before moving to Hawking Co, TN; (2)
George born ca. 1750 who died in Ashe Co, NC ca. 1820's and was married to
Hart; and Owen born ca. 1750's who married Betsy Brigham and moved from
Co, NC to Hawkins Co, TN ca. 1803. Edward, George and Owen were Tories
during the Revolution and I have pay records for them in Camden, SC.
after they had been in court in Montgomery Co, VA for Tory activities.
Edward Sizemore (ca.1740-ca.1811) had a son Edward Sizemore b. ca. 1780,
died ca. 1830's in Jackson Co, TN. Edward was also most likely the father
George All Sizemore who moved to Clay Co, KY and had a son Edward "Ned"
Sizemore (ca. 1775 - 1856) who married Louanna Bowling and lived his adult
Clay Co, KY although he was born in Botetourt Co, VA. There were multiple
intermarriages between the Blevins family and the descendants of George All
George Sizemore (ca.1750-ca.1820's) married Anna Hart and had children
including a son
Edward B. Sizemore (1788-1866) who moved from Ashe Co, NC to Wyoming Co,
VA (now WV) George also had a son George J. Sizemore (1797-ca.1877) who
moved with his brother Edward B. from Ashe Co, NC to Wyoming Co, WV.
had a son Edward "Ned" Sizemore (ca.1829-1905) who resided in WV.
George Sizemore was also the father of my 3rd great grandmother Lydia
Sizemore b. ca. 1775 who married James Blevins.
There were over 2,200 Sizemore related Eastern Cherokee Applications filed
by Sizemore descendants, all of which were rejected. Years of research
indicate that there was mixed blood in the Sizemore family in the middle
area of VA prior to 1720, i.e. over a full generation before the Sizemores
were within 200 miles of Cherokee territory. The first record I can find
mixed blood in the Sizemore family is in 1752 when Ephraim Sizemore
to be an older brother of Old Ned) was referred to a "mulatto" in an Orange
Co, NC court case. Ephraim was an adult in Halifax Co, VA in 1741 while
did not appear in Halifax records until 1746.
The purpose of this email is just to show that there were multiple persons
over a long period of time who were referred to as Ned Sizemore.
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