No. 43904

A. B. Black being duly sworn, deposes and says:

My name is A. B. Black ; my post office is Lexington, Okla.; I am appearing as a witness for the children of Robert E. Ward;    I was well acquainted with Ella Sizemore and knew her from her birth to the time of her death; Ella Sizemore's father was named Joel H. Sizemore and he was born in Alabama in what was then known as Marion Co., but now called Lamar Co.; Joel Sizemore's father was named Daniel Sizemore;    Daniel Sizemore died sometime in the fifties; I was raised within two miles of where Old Dan Sizemore died and can remember the talk among the neighbors that Old Dan Sizemore had considerable Cherokee blood; Old Daniel Sizemore , it was said was born in Tennessee in middle Tennessee, I do not know what county; Old Daniel Sizemore's family came into Alabama from Tennessee about 1820;    I know of no enrollment of the Sizemores as Indians but I have always heard of them as being Cherokees. This is all I know.

  A. B. Black (signed)

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 20th day of August, 1908 at Norman Okla.

          Stanley A. Rouk           
Assistant to Special Commissioner
of Court of Claims         

[Transcribed from the microfilmed records at NARA by Betty Thomas Finger for the website,
Sizemore Family Cherokee Indian Records

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