No. 39010

Tabitha C. Stallings, being first duly sworn, deposes and says:

I am 33 years of age, and live about 10 miles from here. I was born in Yadkin County.

I claim Indian blood through my father, William C. Stallings. Henry and Kaziah Stallings were his parents. My father was born in Yadkin County. He is living and is about 50 years of age. He is about 57 or 58. He claims Indian blood through his mother, who was Kaziah Sizemore before marriage, and was born in Yadkin County. I know her quite well. She lives about 3 miles from Yadkinville. She was born in Yadkin County. Her father was Isom Sizemore. I remember him. I think John Sizemore was the father of Isom Sizemore. I have heard him spoken of as Dr. Johnny Gourd. I never heard where either Dr. Johnny Gourd or Isom Sizemore were born.

As far back as I can recollect, I have been told that I have Indian blood. I have always passed as White, and my father and grandfather have also, but it has always been thrown up to us that we were Indians, but I never heard what tribe of Indians it was. They have never received any money as Indians.

My grandmother went away once for about two years, but I do not know the date, She went to Tennessee, and, with that exception, has been in Yadkin County all of her life. My father was a good, big boy at that time, and large enough to work.

(Signed)Tabitha Stallings

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

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