No. 18655         Action:   Rejected

Name Ned Sizemore  and   X   children
Residence: White Sul Springs
Remark: Sizemore "B"

Rec.   MAR 21 1907  

Commissioner of Indian Affairs,
Washington, D.C.

        I hereby make application for such shares as may be due me of the fund appropriated by the Act of Congress approved June 30, 1906, in accordance with the decrees of the Court of Claims of May 18, 1905
and May 28, 1906, in favor of the Eastern Cherokees. The evidence of identity is herewith subjoined.

  1. State full name–
        English Name:   Ned Sizemore  
        Indian Name:     Unknown   
  2. Residence:      Alleghany Co Va        
  3. Town and post office:     White Sul Spgs WVa   
  4. County:   Alleghany  
  5. State:   Virginia  
  6. Date and place of birth:   Wyoming Co. WVa   b. 1877  
  7. By what right do you claim to share? If you claim through more than one relative living in 1851, set forth each claim separately:             
      1 g  Ned Sizemore a Cherokee Indian 
      2 g  George Sizemore the son of  Ned Sizemore 
      3 g  Ned Sizemore the son of George 
      4 g  Owen Sizemore the son of Ned Sizemore  
  8. Are you married?   yes  
  9. Name and age of wife or husband:      Martha Sizemore nill Cline age 21 years 
  10. Give names of your father and mother and your mother's name before marriage.
        Father—English Name:    Owen Sizemore 
    Indian Name:     Unknown   
        Mother—English Name:   Lottie Sizemore  
    Indian Name:     Unknown   
    Maiden Name:   Lottie Belcher  
  11. Where were they born?
        Father:   Wyoming  Co W. Va  
        Mother:   Wyoming  Co W. Va  
  12. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time?
        Father:   Wyoming  Co W Va  
        Mother:   Not living.  
  13. Date of death of your father and mother–
        Father:   living        Mother:   living  

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  1. Were they ever enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where.   No  
  2. Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and if not living, the date of death:
    Name    Born   Died
    (1)   Mary Jane Sizemore   1879                
    (2)   Harden Sizemore     1881                 
    (3)   Calvin Sizemore     1884                 
    (4)   Mandy Sizemore     1886                 
    (5)   Anderson Sizemore   1888                  
    (6)   Cosby Sizemore     1890                 
    (7)   Floid Sizemore     1892                 
    (8)   Sean Sizemore     1894                 
  3. State English and Indian names of your grandparents on both father's and mother's side, if possible.
      Father's side     Mother's side
      Ned Sizemore     William Belcher 
        unknown           Unknown  
     Jane Sizemore      Polly Belcher 
        unknown           UnKnown 
  4. Where were they born?    Ned Sizemore born Ash co. NC  Jane S. b. Wyoming  Co W Va  William Belcher and Wife was b. in Wyoming  Co W Va
  5. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time?  Wyoming Co W Va
  6. Give names of all their children and residence, if living; if not living, give dates of deaths: 
    (1)  English name   Owen Sizemore                  
    Indian Name      unknown   
    Residence           Alleghany Co Va
    (2)  English name     Calvin Sizemore                
    Indian Name     unknown 
    Residence          Sun W Va 
    (3)  English name    Cosby Sizemore                 
    Indian Name      unknown  
    Residence           Sun W Va 
    (4)  English name    Sean Sizemore                    
    Indian Name      unknown  
    Residence          Glen Jean W Va 
    (5)  English name    Jenny Sizemore                   
    Indian Name      not known   
    Residence          Holcamp WVa 
    (6)  English name                                             
    Indian Name                       
  7. Have you ever been enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits ? If so, state when and where:

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  1. To expedite identification, claimants should give the full English and Indian names, if possible, of their paternal and maternal ancestors back to 1835:  The first  Ned Sizemore a cherokee indian left Ash Co N.C. and settled in Eastern part of Georgia between 1828 & 1836. George Sizemore the son of first Ned Sizemore settled in Logan Co in 1836 known now as Wyoming Co WVa. 

(Under this head the applicant may give any additional information that he believes will assist in proving his claims.)

  1 g Ned Sizemore a Cherokee Indian
  2 g George Sizemore Son of first Ned Sizemore 
  3 g Ned Sizemore son of first George Sizemore 
  4 g Owen Sizemore son of sekond Ned Sizemore   

NOTE –Answers should be brief but explicit: the words "Yes," "No," "Unknown," etc., may be used in cases where applicable. Read the questions carefully.

I solemnly swear that the foregoing statements made by me are true to the best of my knowledge and belief.
(Signature.)      Ned Sizemore    

Subscribed and sworn to before me this   20th    day of   March   , 1907.
  S H Turner  
Notary Public
My Commission expires  appointed for life or during good behavior , 190   

(The following affidavit must be must be sworn to by two or more witnesses who are well acquainted with the applicant.)

Personally appeared before me  George Kyle   and   James Love  , who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with   James Owen Sizemore   who makes the foregoing application and statement, and have known   him   for   4   years and   7   years, respectively and know   him   to be the identical person   he   represents   himself   to be, and that the statements made by   him   are true, to the best of their knowledge and beliefs, and they have no interest whatever in   this   claim.

  Witnesses to Mark   Signatures of Witnesses
                         Geo. Kyle  
                         James Love  

Subscribed and sworn to before me this   20   day of   March   , 1907.
  James L Long  Notary Public  
Fayette County W. Va.     
Notary Public
My Commission expires  Not Limited , 190   

Rec.   JUN 5 1907  
No.      18655A       

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