No. 39013

James M. Collins, being first duly sworn, deposes and says:

I live in Yadkin County, near Booneville. I am 48 years of age. I was born in Yadkin County, and have lived here all of my life. I am a cousin of Tabitha Stallings.

I claim Indian blood through my mother, Martha E. Sizemore. Isom Sizemore was her father, and he was a son ofDr. John Sizemore. I knew my grandfather, Isom Sizemore. I have heard that he was born in Virginia, but I do not know in what part of Virginia. I never heard where Dr. John Sizemore was born.

I think Isom Sizemore, my grandfather, has been dead about 29 years. I never heard my grandfather say that he was an Indian. I have never heard him say that he was related to the Indians.

My father died when I was about three years old.

I do not recollect hearing my mother say that we were Indians, but it has been thrown up to us. I never heard tell what kind of Indian.

My mother and father have always passed in the community as White people, and I have always passed as White.   My mother never received any money as an Indian, and I have never heard of my grandfather being enrolled as an Indian.

(Signed)James M. Collins

Subscribed and sworn to before me at East Bend, N. C., this 25th day of March, 1908.

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