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Sizemore family

What an interesting family, I knew all about them before I ever found them on my family tree as they were all over my genetics test from 23andMe.com, listed as relatives. There is some good information on the web but it is mixed with some family lore, so keep that in mind. I am a descendant of Edward Sizemore "Old Ned", George Sizemore "Chief of all" 1754-1822 and Agnes Cornett Shepard 1755-1833, George "Goldenhawk" Sizemore 1783-1864 and Sarah Anderson 1792-1840, Silas Montgomery 1822-1910 and Agnes Sizemore 1842-1916 and their daughter Catherine Montgomery 1854-1953 and Wiley Reed 1837-1924. This is a huge family as some of these Sizemore men were prolific and had many children with multiple women. Some associated last names associated are Bowling, Bolling, Napier, Green. Finding the facts with this family is a challenge, I did however find a 917 page genealogy for the Sizemores and related families, although George Goldenhawk seems to be missing in it and the link is below.

I came across a link to the Indian rolls that the Sizemore family had applied for and found Agnes Montgomery (Sizemore) and her daughter Catherine Montgomery had both applied. Most of the Sizemores that applied on the second round where denied as they had failed to apply on the first round of applications and could not prove their Native American Ancestry. They did not have a genetics test to prove it. Information on the Eastern Cherokee applications can be found here: http://www.sizemorecherokeerecords.com/

From Kings to Coalminers, blotspot by David Green: http://kings2coalminers.blogspot.com/

The Metis Heritage of the Sizemore Family by Jason Adams: http://shaybo-therisingtide.blogspot.com/2011/09/metis-heritage-of-sizemore-family.html

The Rising Tide Blogspot, by Shabo: http://shaybo-therisingtide.blogspot.com/2011/09/george-golden-hawk-sizemore.html

Adams and Sizemore Family History by Samuel J Adams at: http://www.globalgraffiti.com/family/index.htm

Also see this extensive, 917 page, Sizemore genealogy put together by Della Sue Curry Jones: Sizemore Family Genealogy

George "Goldenhawk" Family Genealogy by Della Sue Curry Jones: George "Goldenhawk" Sizemore Family

The Dickey Diaries: http://www.globalgraffiti.com/family/sizemore/dickey.htm

What I have listed below was found on GeneologyBank.com and is paraphrased.

Notorious Sizemores

There are bound to be a few "characters" in every family, especially one of this size. Most law abiding people do not end up in the news, now or in times past. I have found some articles that seem to be connected to the Sizemore family. They may be relatives although I have no proof other than the names, times and locations that they are found in so use your own discretion as to whether these are actual family members.

Georgia Gazette, Savannah, GA- July 1, 1767
Whereas it has been represented to his Excellency, the Governor in Council, that the following Caveats, heretofore entered in the Secretary’s office of this Province, against his Majesty’s Grants passing for sundry Tracts of Land, yet remain unheard, viz.
June 6th- George Upton against Edward Sizemore, 150 acres north side Great Ogechee.

Advertisement: Saturday, June 5, 1784  Paper: South-Carolina Gazette and General Advertiser (Charleston, SC)
Ephraim Sizemore has taken up a small Grey flee-bitten horse, 11 years old, trots natural, branded on the near shoulder with an H according to John Herdon, J.P.

Tuesday, January 24, 1815  Paper: Supporter (Chillicothe, OH)  Volume: VII  Issue: 328  Page: 4
200 Dollars Reward
Two Privates deserted the 2nd Rifle Regiment on the 22nd day of December on a march from Chillicothe to Urbana, Ohio. Moses Crukindoll and James Sizemore both deserted together. James Sizemore was born in Ath county, North Carolina, is 23 years old, 6 feet one inch tall, well made and strong, dark complexion, dark eyes, black hair.

Wednesday, September 3, 1823  Paper: Frankfort Argus (Frankfort, KY)  Volume: XVI  Issue: 28  Page: 4
State of Kentucky,
Clay County, August 22, 1822, This court received information in January, 1822, that a strange traveling man who called himself Pinkny arrived at the house of James Sizemore who lives in Clay County. Pinkny left a young mulatto male about six years old under suspicious circumstances. The child looked to be indigent but very bright so the court ordered Rev. John Gilbert take charge of the child.
This Pinkny stated that he was about 40 years old and from Alabama. He is red complected, with pieces missing from his nose and ears. The child is sprightly and thought by some to be mixed with Indian blood. The child says his name is George and his mother’s name is Anna, his father’s name is George. We implore the printers to insert the above in their papers so that he can be restored to his family or owner. August 20, 1823

Wednesday, July 14, 1830  Paper: Statesman and Gazette (Natchez, MS)  Volume: XXVIII  Issue: 29
Legislative, Public No. 82
An act to relinquish the reversionary interest of the United State in certain Indian reservations concerning the State of Alabama.
Let it be enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States, that all rights, title and interest that might accrue or revert to the United States. The reservation lands now claimed and possessed by Conaleskee, commonly referred to as Challenger, James Ore, and Giles McNulty and his wife Alice, William Wilson and his wife Peggy. This treaty made between the United States and the Cherokee tribe, on July 8th, 1817. All right, title and interest of the United States, to reservation land now claimed and possessed by George Sizemore and Arthur Sizemore, under treaty made and concluded between the United States and the Creek Indians, at Ft. Jackson on August 9th, 1814, all property being found in the State of Alabama, are being relinquished. Provided that the Conaleskee, commonly referred to as Challenger, James Ore, Giles McNulty, William Wilson, George Stiggens and Arthur Sizemore and their families will remove their respective tribes West of the Mississippi river, to land not included in any State or Territory. The government shall not responsible for any expensed incurred during their removal and transportation. Approved, May 29th, 1830.

The Log Cabin: Wednesday, October 7, 1840  Paper: Richmond Whig (Richmond, VA)
Rye Cove, Scott Co. Virginia, September 1840
We, the undersigned (former supporters of Martin Van Buren) believe that the policy by the present Administration is against the best interest of the farmer, mechanic and working man. We cannot support a government that determines to take care of itself and not the people. We resolve to support Gen. Harrison as it is evident that the government is doing as the Father of our Country predicted, through wicked and malicious men, making use of the public money for political purposes. We therefore believe that Mr. Van Buren and Old Tip have only one term.
Edward Sizemore, Harrison Boling, Silas Flannery, Elijah Gibson, Green M. Flannery, Albert Flannery, David Flannery, James Flannery (dozens of others).

Wednesday, July 22, 1863  Paper: Macon Telegraph (Macon, GA)
List of Casualties in 61st Georgia Regiment
Col. J.H. Lamar, Commanding: George Sizemore from Company I (Thomson Guards) was wounded.

July 16, 1867: Memphis Daily Avalanche (Memphis, TN)
The Voice of Truth: The Murder of Webster by Sizemore in East Tennessee.
From the Nashville Union and Dispatch.
In East Tennessee, it was announced that Bill Sizemore had shot and killed James Webster, at Rogersville. An old man wrote us a private letter from that part of the state and outlines the situation and his reflections on the political situation.
Bill Sizemore of Rogersville, was at first a rebel for fourteen months where he distinguished himself as a persecutor and murderer of Union men. Next he was a deserter and then a notorious Union bushwhacker. After the war he was an agent of the Freedmen’s Bureau. When he finished his career in this position, he entered the business of a “doggery keeper” (bar keep at a cheap saloon) which is his current position. He is also the Radical candidate for Floater in the Legislature. His Radicalism is unimpeachable. He has killed sixteen men in all and according to my information it is said that all of his victims had surrendered before their lives were taken.
On last Monday, he shot three balls into James Webster who was a Union soldier that fought well for his country. Webster was killed on the spot. I have heard that there was no provocation other than that of a free man thinking he was entitled to his opinion, had expressed his opposition to Brownlow. It is also stated that Webster had been drinking and was a little noisy, but unarmed and may have done no harm. Sizemore embraced the opportunity. Only twelve months earlier, he shot and killed a man which the people say was done in cold blood but nothing was found against him. He seems to have carte blanche to murder at will. After he murdered Webster, a braver and better soldier of the Union never lived, Sizemore turned himself in to the authority, a Radical Justice of the Peace, convinced he would be justified. He ws admitted to bail, to kill and slay and run the race for the Legislature on the Brownlow ticket. I cannot verify the statement that his bondsmen were Charles J. McKinney, E.E. Glitters, Frank Alexander and Dix Alexander.

Tuesday, October 22, 1867, Richmond Whig (Richmond, VA)
Killing of a Desperado in Tennessee.
From the Nashville Union and Dispatch, October 16.
We have received a private letter informing us that the notorious desperado named Bill Sizemore, was killed in Rogersville on the 11th of October, where he has been living since the war. He has had an extraordinary career of crime. When the rebellion broke out he joined the Confederate Army, but soon abandoned all discipline and became a sort of independent scout, harassing the Union people. He is reported to have killed seventeen Union men during forays made into the northern portion of upper East Tennessee. Upon seeing that the Federals were gaining the upper hand in East Tennessee and that they would soon control the whole section, he deserted and joined the Federal Army. He once again managed to give his bad passions full sway in the capacity of a bushwhacker.
His persecution of Southern sympathizers was more relentless and inhuman than the Union men. He is said to have murdered twenty of them in cold blood. In the last two months he shot down two men in the streets of Rogersville. The last one was a Federal soldier by the name of Webster, whose only offense was declaring himself a Conservative. He was arrested for the last murder and bound over to the Circuit Court for trial but some Radicals bailed him out of jail.
On the 11th, a Union soldier shot him dead within ten steps of where he had killed poor Webster only a few weeks ago. No attempt was made to arrest Willis, for everyone felt he had performed a worthy act in ridding the country of a desperado. Sizemore’s body lay in the street for almost an hour before anyone would go assist his wife in taking his body to their home. This man Sizemore was a terror to the people of Hawkins county and it will be difficult to find a jury in this county who will convict his slayer of murder.

October 2, 1868, Paper: Macon Weekly Telegraph (Macon, GA)
Murder. Fifth Act in a Protracted Tragedy - Killing of I.C. Willis.
A note from our friend Captain J.R. Pace, of Rogersville. We learned on Sunday evening last, Mr. I.C. Willis, who it will be remembered killed the notorious Bill Sizemore, about a year ago in Hawkins County, was himself murdered in Clinch County by a man named Burton. There had been an old grudge between the two. Willis was first shot in the side. The wound not producing instant death, he asked that he might be allowed to see his wife, but Burton did not spare him. He was then shot in the head, killing him instantly. Willis never fired a shot. The shooting was done while both were on horseback.
This murder calls up a long string of homicides. In 1864, an old and highly esteemed citizen of Rogersville, Mr. Cain, was killed by a young Federal soldier, a citizen of the same county, named Bewley. Shortly afterwards Bewley was killed by one of the sons of old man Cain. The young Cain had only a short time to live as he fell victim to the murderous hand of Bewley’s friend, Bill Sizemore. Shortly after Bill Sizemore killed the young Cain, he completed the list of his murders by brutally murdering Lieutenant Thurman, of Hawkins County. Sizemore did not live long enough to gloat over his deeds of blood as an avenger was on his path and in short time Sizemore was sent to eternity by a bullet form the pistol of I.C. Willis.
Willis is now murdered and we may well exclaim in horror: Where will the terrible tragedy end? —Knoxville Press.

The Georgia Press: Tuesday, April 5, 1870  
Paper: Macon Weekly Telegraph (Macon, GA)
The Constitutionalist say:
Benjamin Sizemore and James George who unwisely loved their neighbors houses a bit too well have been sent to Milledgevile from Cobb county for ten and twelve years respectively.

State And Suburban News. Bloomington. Ind
Friday, May 17, 1878  Paper: Cincinnati Daily Gazette (Cincinnati, OH)
U.S. Circuit Court in Covington, Indiana, finds guilty E. McSorley, Wm. Crum Sr., Wm. Crum Jr., and T.L. Johns guilty of illegal distilling. Everyone involved received a $100 fine but William Sizemore was fined $100 and costs as well as sentenced to 5 months in jail.

Charleston, W. Virginia, September 9, 1885 from Deseret News Salt Lake City, UT
There is a great deal of excitement in Clay County over a deadly disease the the local doctors cannot explain. Every hour brings more death. The illness is thought to be flux but is more fatal and resembles cholera. The family of Esquire Sizemore has had four sons die within a few hours. Other family members are sick as well. The children are more severely affected being paralyzed with pain and dying within a short time. The Sycamore Creek region is experiencing the highest rates, it is sparsely populated with hardy mountaineers. It seems the disease is that same type that hit Southwest Virginia and the adjoining part of Kentucky last year.

Three Men Killed, the bloody feud between the Garrison and Sizemore families in Kentucky
Saturday, February 23, 1889  Paper: Evansville Courier and Press (Evansville, IN)
Louisville, Ky, February 22, 1889.
John B. Bowling, constable living in Leslie county arrived this morning to testify in the United States court regarding some cases of illegal distilling. Mr. Bowling gave the Post reporter the story of a feud which took place in Leslie County a few days ago and resulted in the death of 3 men and arrest of 3 others, charged with their murder. The Garrison and Sizemore families have lived in Leslie county as neighbors for many years. Three years ago one of the Garrisons was wounded by a member of the Sizemore family and they have been feuding ever since. In that time, nothing serious happened until about two weeks ago when the Garrisons were hauling logs and passed by the Sizemore farm. One of the Sizemore family fired at the Garrisons, seriously wounding a member of that family. The Garrisons dropped what they were doing and returned to the Sizemore homestead, fully armed. The fight went on until midnight when the Sizemore ammunition ran out. The Garrisons closed in on the home and when the battle ended, Car Smith, William Sizemore and Bob Sizemore were dead and Sid Sizemore was badly wounded. The following day, Constable Bowling arrested Elihu Garrison, Boninger(sp) Garrison, Granville Garrison and Haywood Hoskins for murder. They were taken to jail in Manchester, Clay county for their safety as there was prejudice against them in Leslie county. The Garrisons claim self defense and that for the last three years they have been shot at no less than 100 times by the Sizemores. Elihu Garrison is a successful farmer living between Leslie and Clay counties, on the county line at the mouth of Gilbert creek. Mr Bowling left Manchester thinking the Garrison family would be acquitted as the Sizemores had no business “pestering” them with Winchester rifles.

May 11, 1891, Paper: Journal and Journal and Tribune (Knoxville, TN)
Jim Sizemore at Large
Sizemore, Murderer of Cicero Johnson, Not Found Yet.
A Detailed History of a Dangerous Family. The Crimes of Bill Sizemore, His Death, Etc.
Jim Sizemore, the murderer of Cicero Johnson, near Concord, is still at large and not likely to be apprehended. He is the last male member of a family made notorious for the years of brutality and bloodshed committed by “Bill” Sizemore, Jim’s father, who was killed on the streets of Rogersville twenty-five years ago. For a year after the close of the war, Bill Sizemore and his clan of kindred spirits, was the terror of a community that has always been noted for good morals and good people.
At the beginning of the war, Bill enlisted in a Confederate command but afterward deserted and became a Union scout. He was a desperate man, always ready for desperate deeds but not made the material that makes a good soldier. Before he was killed, he had killed nineteen men but he was in fact a coward and always had the advantage of his victims before killing them. In many cases he’s murders were unprovoked and committed without cause. He would engage in trivial disputes with a man, arguing on some unimportant matter, become offended and shoot them on the spot. Numerous situations of this kind are reported. He fancied himself a sort of regulator after the close of the war and enforced his whims at the muzzle of a six-shooter.
After the close of the war, sometime in 1865 or 1866, the Reverend J.L. Bachman who now resides in Chattanooga was appointed to the Presbyterian church in Rogersville. On a Saturday evening he came into town and was met by Sizemore at the edge of town who told him that if he preached he would kill him. Mr. Bachman’s offense consisted of having been in the Confederate Army. He remonstrated with Sizemore, informing him that he had done him no harm but did not agree not to preach. He informed his friends of what had happened. They told him to go ahead and preach and pray, they would watch out for and take care of Sizemore.
On Sunday evening while Mr. Bachman was preaching, John Wolfe remained on the outside of the church. He saw Sizemore coming up to the church after services had begun and followed Sizemore into the church, closely behind. Sizemore was seated and Wolfe sat right behind Sizemore ready for any trouble. Wolfe was prepared to take care of him with neatness and dispatch and he knew it. Sizemore remained silent through the services and gave Mr. Bachman no further trouble. Another time Sizemore and Wolfe had some difficulty in Morristown. Sizemore got the drop on Wolfe but did not seem to frighten him badly. “You have the advantage of me” said Wolfe, “and can do what you want but I am not afraid of you.” Strange to say, Sizemore didn’t shoot him. Soon after Wolfe was sitting in a store and saw Sizemore coming down the street. He remarked to a friend, “there comes Bill Sizemore, I am going to kill him or he will kill me” He went back to the counting room, put fresh caps on his pistol and walked into the street, confronting Sizemore, he drew his pistol and called on Sizemore to draw. Sizemore was not itching for a fight with such a man and begged like a puppy. Wolfe told hm to move on and not look back or he would kill him- and he moved on.
Sizemore was killed on the streets of Rogersville in the year 1866, by I. Willis. He had made himself a terror to the entire community and his death was a general relief. It may be that steps were taken to bring this about. Sizemore was standing with his elbows on the fence, talking to someone. Willis was on the opposite side of the street and remarked to someone, “Watch me kill that rascal”. He walked across the street to where Sizemore was standing, drew an old fashioned four shooter and without any ado, shot him in the head twice, killing him instantly. He was never prosecuted. Whatever is thought of his death, there was rejoicing in hundreds of households at his death, as with him no man’s life was safe.
Another scene of the bloody drama was acted out which resulted in the death of Willis, the man who killed Sizemore. He was induced by a man with several aliases, whose name is not remembered, to go on some pretext to the north side of the county across Clinch Mountain. They were riding horseback and took a narrow path across the mountain where one had to ride behind the other. Willis was riding in front and approaching the top of the mountain, without warning it is believed that the other man shot and killed him. The man made his escape and has never been heard of since, as dead men tell no tales the true story of Willis’ murder was never known. His body was found by the roadside with a bullet hole in his head and that is all that is known.
Subsequently, Tom Sizemore, a brother of Bill, was called out from his house one night, by some unknown man and shot. The name of the man who killed Tom has never been made known. There was evidence that he had sat by the roadside, where Tom usually passed, for several hours with the purpose of killing him. For some reason Tom did not pass that stretch of road on that day and his murderer, being foiled in his plot, went to Tom’s house after dark and called him out, accomplishing his bloody deed.
Bill had another brother in the same neighborhood and soon after Tom was killed, someone went to his house and tried to call him out. The brother went hastily out the back door, left the country and never returned.
A narrative about the exploits of Bill Sizemore during the war period and for a year later, until he died with his boots on, would fill a volume. The son who so basely murdered Cicero Johnson the other day, seems to have inherited some of his father’s traits. He has gone for new fields. He is not likely to ever be seen again in Tennessee.

January 29, 1896: Lexington, KY Morning Hearld
Bloody Affair In a Saloon,
Marion, Indiana., Jan. 28: Arch Parker and George Sizemore were in the L. Schloss saloon when they started a quarrel with each other and fought. Sizemore left the saloon, returned with a revolver and attempted to kill Parker. Two bullets hit Parker, one in each leg, shattering the bone.

December 7, 1900: Weekly Illinois State Register, Springfield.
Sensation at Lincoln
M.A. Sizemore Tried to Starve Children to Secure Estate. Dec. 6, 1900
M.A Sizemore, residing on South College street, created quite a stir when it was found out that he repeatedly tried to starve his three children to death. The children are beneficiaries of a trust property in Coles County, left to them by their mother, Sizemore’s former wife. The property held in trust is about 200 acres and valued at $100 per acre. Sizemore and his present wife are alleged to have made repeated attempts to starve them to death.
During the former Mrs. Sizemore’s illness, the current wife was nurse to the latter. Mrs. Sizemore often expressed concern about the medications she was given as she suspected the motives of the nurse. Six weeks after her death, Mr. Sizemore married the nurse.
It has been revealed that the children had been subjected to a slow starvation. This was first noticed by Miss Alice Randolph, a teacher at Madison school, where the Sizemore children attended. Miss Randolph noticed their condition and brought them food twice a day. When Sizemore learned that the teacher was helping the children, he removed them from the Madison school and enrolled them in a parochial school.
As the awareness of this situation spread, Rev. R.B. Fisher, paster of Lincoln Hill Cumberland Presbyterian church, wrote to J.J. Hoagland of Mattoon, who is the guardian of the Sizemore children. Rev. Fisher asked him to interfere on the children’s behalf. The matter was brought to a crisis when John Glasco, a banker from Charleston, arrived in Lincoln. Glasco’s wife is a cousin to the Sizemore children and he will endeavor to have the children removed from their custody of their father. Their ages range from 5 to 9 years old.

Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, NC) March 22, 1908
Note from AditiSpirit.com, this article can not be adequately paraphrased, I will give the parts that can be. It is about Jinny Sizemore, Mrs. Sizemore and the author seems more intent on demonstrating her back woods country way of speaking than the fact that she is taking care two young twins of Mr. and Mrs. Kagel who are ill with Smallpox. The writer gets around to that aspect about half way through the article after paragraphs of conversation and quoting Jinny “You know I haint never whut ye might call stout, but I keep agoin’ no how. Laws-a-mercy Miss Immer, if I stopped fur the misery in my back ever time hit sets in, I reckon this building never would git cleaned up. But I has blessings a plenty and I haint a complainin’.” Jinny was a janitoress at a College and at first I thought this was a fictitious story but I have seen a Jinny Sizemore somewhere in my wanderings through the family history.
Mrs. Sizemore and the Kagel’s Twins by Mrs. D.M.Turner.
The story starts out with Jinny saying good morning to Miss Immer (Emma) who is a teacher at the college that Jinny works at. Jinny inquires whether Miss Immer has seen the Kagel twins and mentions how proud their father is of them. Miss Emma has not seen them or any newborns for that matter. Jinny is in disbelief at this fact. Jinny has had eight children, four boys and four girls but five of them have died. She loves all babies equally and in that spirit she worked as a midwife to bring the Kagel’s twins into the world, then continued on by helping cook for the Kagel’s until the mother could recover enough to care for her family. She invites Miss Emma over to see the twins at the first chance Miss Emma can get off from work. Jinny had taken some blue and green ribbon that her daughter Sophrony used to wear in her hair before she died and used it to identify the twins for one was a boy and the other a girl but no one could tell them apart. She put the green ribbon on the boy, the blue ribbon on the girl. Mrs. Sizemore was a short women, thin with sharp features. She was of advance age yet had an air of youth and gentleness which shone through her blue eyes.
Miss Immer and Mrs. Sizemore had become fast friends when Emma had been a student at the University of Tennessee. Jinny worked in the Science Hall cleaning rooms. Miss Emma, being a student of human nature found Mrs. Sizemore to be an honest, hard-working, genuinely warm and kind soul. One day on a cold February morning, Jinny excitedly told Miss Emma that the Kagel twins were very sick and could she please telephone a doctor for them. Four days later, on the morning of a very cold bone chilling day with several inches of snow on the ground, Jinny Sizemore finally appeared again in rather strange attire. She had a black shawl around her shoulders with a dress that was upward turned in the front but dragging through the snow on the back. In her left hand was a yellow rag tied to a brown handle, which she waived majestically and in her right hand was large dinner bell that she rang vigorously. Miss Emma became concerned about this spectacle, thinking her friend had lost her mind and started out toward Mrs. Sizemore but was stopped short by the shrill and commanding voice of Jinny, pleading that neither her friend nor the students come any closer to her. She announced to everyone present that the Kagel twins had come down with small pox and told how the doctor announce that no one was to leave the house as it would soon be under quarantine which had scared Mrs. Kagel. Jinny then told of how she cooked for the family and cleaned everything on the premises and had to come out to get more food, quarantine or not. She thought out this plan to go where she needed to get while yelling “fire” so as to scare people away, then she thought of the yellow flag and dinner bell. She explained the situation to her friend Emma thinking that there would be plenty of food show up for the Kagel’s and her, and there was.

Mother Importunes Governor for Son Hitt Sizemore, Convict May be Given His Liberty in April
Wednesday, December 30, 1908  Paper: Lexington Herald (Lexington, KY)
Mrs. Polly Sizemore whose husband is dead, has 15 children. On her way to her home at Stacey in Perry County, from Frankfort, Mrs. Polly Sizemore passed through Lexington yesterday. She had been imploring Governor Willson to pardon her son Hite, 37 years old and sentenced to 21 years in the penitentiary for killing John Haddix who was a mountain feudist and moonshiner. The Governor was so moved by her appeal on behalf of her son that he told her to come back in April and he would consider her request. Sizemore was convicted after a general fight broke out at Stacey, a small village in Perry county near Breathitt, on May 27, 1906. Hite Sizemore is the father of 10 children and his wife is confined to bed with rheumatism. Mrs. Sizemore stated that this was his first offense and he has always been a diligent father in providing for his family.
Jesse Sizemore, husband of Mrs. Polly Sizemore was a farmer and died eight years ago leaving the sons to care for the large family. Mrs. Sizemore is 57 years old but looks and moves as if she is much younger. There are 15 children of Jesse and Polly Sizemore. She caused some excitement when she took a few whiffs of the “weed” in her corn cob pipe which she smoked at the Union Station yesterday. She has a good memory and readily gave the names and ages of her children. Mary Ellen: age 40, Logan: age 39, Hite: age 37, Lee: dead, Albert: age 32, Sam: age 30, Jean: dead, Frankie: age 25, Louis: age 23, Rachael: age 21, Asbury: age 20, Maggie: age 18, Laura: age 14 and two infants that died.