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William Sizemore

Male Abt 1798 - 1853  (~ 55 years)


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  • Name William Sizemore 
    Born Abt 1798  Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Probate 29 Apr 1831  Blakeley, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Surety on guardian bond filed for Margaret Tate (q.v.), guardian of Josephine Tate (q.v.). 
    Residence 1850  Division 1, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Probate 8 Nov 1853  Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will Witnessed 
    William Sizemore Will
    William Sizemore Will
    "Alabama Probate Records, 1809-1985," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-25319-23865-35?cc=1925446&wc=M6DK-WNL:220032901,220305801 : accessed 24 July 2015), Baldwin > Wills 1809-1934 vol A-C > image 76 of 718; county courthouses, Alabama.
    Last Will and Testament of William Sizemore
    Last Will and Testament of William Sizemore
    "Alabama Probate Records, 1809-1985," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-25319-23865-35?cc=1925446&wc=M6DK-WNL:220032901,220305801 : accessed 20 August 2015), Baldwin > Wills 1809-1934 vol A-C > image 76 of 718; county courthouses, Alabama.
    Died 13 Nov 1853  Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • WILL

      I William Sizemore of the county of Baldwin, Planter, being of sound mind and memory, do make and publish this my last Will and Testament herby revoking and making void all former wills by me at anythime heretofore made, and as to such worldly estate as I may die possessed of, I dispose of the same as follows:

      First, I direct that all my debts and furneral expenses be paid as soon after my decease as possible out of the first monies that shall come into the hands of my Executor from any portion of my Estate real or personal.

      Then second: I will and devise unto my beloved wife Levitia Sizemore all my lands lying on the east and on the west sides of the Alabama River, my dwelling house or houses together with the following slaves to wit: Eliza, Ben, Morris, Will, Scott, John, Rebecca, Betty, Albert, Viney, Lewis, Cumber, Henry, Thomas, Aurelia, Wallace, Sip, Brazil, Gilbert, Sally, Riner, Daniel and Frozine, together with all such increase as they may have from the date of this my will, and also all my stock of cattle, sheep and hogs, one good wogon and eight mules, two Bay Fillies, and all my household and kitchen furniture. The above of my real and personal estate above described.

      I devise and bequeath unto my beloved wife Levitia to be held by her to her sole and separate use for and during the term of her natural life and no longer and to be in lieu of her dower at common law, if she shall so elect and I futher give unto my said wife, one thousand bushels of corn and ten thousaand pounds of fodder, for the use of the plantation slaves and stock hereinbefore bequeathed.

      Then third: I will and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Rosannah Sizemore the following slaves to wit: June aged sixteeen years, Clara, aged twelve years and Jack aged sixteen years.

      Then fourth: I give and bequeath unto my son David M. Sizemore, one slave named Henderson, aged about eighteen years. And it is my will that the slaves above given unto my daughter Rosannah and my son David M. Sizemore shall be received and taken by them over and above the amount and portion of my Estate to which they may be entitled upon the distribution of my estate.

      Then fifth: It is my will and desire and I do hereby rest in my Executor full power and authority to dispose of all my real estate in fee simple upon the death of my wife Levitia the same being the plantations and lands heretofore devised and bequeathed to her for life and the moneys arising from such sale or sales together with all the slaves and other property hereinbefore bequeathed to her for life, I desire shall be equally divided between all my children share and share alike.

      Then sixth: It is my will and desire that all my estate both real and personal not herein and hereby disposed of by this my will shall upon my decease, or as soon thereafter as is practicable be taken possession by my Executor and shall by him be equally divided among all my children share and share alike.

      And lastly: I do hereby make and ordain my esteemed friend John D. Weatherford, Executor of this my last will and Testament. In witness whereof I have to this my will written on one sheet of paper set my hand and seal this eighth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty three.

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      William Sizemore

      Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named William Sizemore as and for him his last will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto in the presence of said Testator, and in the presence of each other.

      N.D. Spotswood
      Thomas English
      Martin M. Durant
    Person ID I5703  Dickinson
    Last Modified 24 Jul 2015 

    Father Arthur Sizemore,   b. 1761,   d. Bef 1840, Baldwin or Monroe County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Mary Bailey,   b. abt. 1770, Atasi, Upper Creek Nation (Macon County, Alabama) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1862, Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 92 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Notes 
    • "Polly Bailey became the wife of Sizemore who kept a ferry at what is now Gainestown. She was an expert in swimming, and sometimes acted as ferryman. Sizemore lived on the west side of the Alabama and did not take refuge in Fort Mims. Peggy Bailey lived with her mother, an Indian woman, on the east side. Mrs. Sizemore lived to a great age in Baldwin county, and died in 1862. Her daughter, who became Mrs. Podgett, was living in 1890, then one hundred years old." [3]
    Family ID F1517  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Levitia Lucretia Moniac,   b. Abt. 1801, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1858, Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Married 16 Mar 1826  Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Adeline Eugenia Sizemore,   b. Dec 1824, Little River, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1910, Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years)
    +2. Rosannah Sizemore,   b. Abt 1830, Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. William M Sizemore,   b. Abt 1832, Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Elizabeth Sizemore,   b. Abt 1836, Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. David M Sizemore,   b. Abt 1837, Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Sep 1862, Richmond, Henrico, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years)
    +6. Alexander Moniac Sizemore,   b. Nov 1835, Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1911, Eliska, Monroe, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
     7. Charles W Sizemore,   b. Abt 1841, Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 May 1862, Williamsburg, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 21 years)
     8. Caroline Virginia Sizemore,   b. 1844, Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1875, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
    +9. Mary Sizemore,   b. 8 Jun 1845, Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1913, Jefferson County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [Birth]
     10. Fredericka Sizemore,   b. Abt 1849, Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. John W Sizemore,   b. Abt 1850, Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 20 Apr 2011 
    Family ID F1516  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Tunstall, Thomas, et. al
    Tunstall, Thomas, et. al
    Alabama Act for the Relief of Thomas Tunstall

  • Sources 
    1. [S007856] 1850 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850), Census Place: Division 1, Baldwin, Alabama; Roll M432_1; Page: 81A; Image: 270.

    2. [S58] FamilySearch.org, (Salt Lake City, Utah: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), "Alabama, Estate Files, 1830-1976," (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-23279-76567-10?cc=1978117&wc=MX5Y-338:314239301,315523501 : accessed 22 December 2014), Baldwin > Tate, David (1824) > image 45 of 106; county courthouses, Alabama.

    3. [S336342] The Creek War of 1813 and 1814, H. S. Halbert and T. H. Ball, (Tuscaloosa, Alabama: University of Alabama Press, 1995 ), 165.