John E. Stallings being first duly sworn deposes and says:
I am 55 years of age, and was born and raised in Yadkin County, N.C. I claim Cherokee blood, I reckon. I have always heard that. I never heard that I was any other kind of Indian. I have never been enrolled as an Indian, and never received any money from the Government as an Indian. I claim Indian blood through my mother, Kaziah Sizemore. My mother is 70 odd years of age, and was born and raised in this county, and, with the exception of two years in Tennessee, has lived here all of her life. This visit was after the war. She never received any money from the Government on account of her Indian blood. Her Indian blood came through her father, Isom Sizemore. Isom Sizemore has been dead about 20 years, to the best of my recollection. I remember him very well. He never received any money from the Government on account of his Indian blood that I know of. He lived in Yadkin County most of his life. I do not know where he was born. He was the son of Old Man, Dr. Johnny. I saw Dr. Johnny a time or two. My brother got his leg broke and he attended him. To the best of my recollection, he was a low, chunky man. He wore long hair and beard, and a cap, I believe. I never heard him say that he was an Indian, that I remember. I never heard of him going away to school. I never heard that he had any brothers or sisters. I never heard Isom Sizemore speak of any uncles or aunts. I have always been a voter, and my grandfather, Isom Sizemore was a voter. I have always been considered a White man in this community.
(Signed) Jno Stallings
Subscribed and sworn to before me at Yadkinville, N. C., this 26th day of March, 1908.
Assistant to Special Commiss-
ioner Court of Claims.