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Families on the Frontiers of the Old South

Absolum Sizemore

Male 1790 - Bef 1830  (40 years)


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  • Name Absolum Sizemore 
    Born 1790  Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 1830  Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I5718  Dickinson
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2011 

    Father Arthur Sizemore,   b. 1761,   d. Bef 1840, Baldwin or Monroe County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    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) 
    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 Susannah Stiggins,   b. Dec 1795, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1865, Eliska, Monroe, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Married 14 Feb 1816  Clarke County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
    +1. William F Sizemore,   b. Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1859, Macon County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Charlotte Sizemore,   b. abt. 1820, Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. George W Sizemore,   b. Abt 1825, Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 5 Oct 2011 
    Family ID F1521  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1790 - Baldwin County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Feb 1816 - Clarke County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S336345] A Conquering Spirit: Fort Mims and the Redstick War of 1813-1814, Gregory A. Waselkov, (Tuscaloosa, Alabama: University of Alabama Press, 2006), 51.

    2. [S014596] 1830 United States Federal Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration), 1830 U S Census: , Monroe, Alabama, Page: 56; NARA Roll: M19-2; Family History Film: 0002329.
      Susannah Stiggins Sizemore appears as the head of household.

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

    4. [S038634] Alabama Marriage Collection, 1800-1969, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: Alabama Center for Health Statistics; Alabama Marriage Index, 1936-1969; Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Montgomery, Alabama; Dodd, Jordan R., et. al. Early American Marriages: Alabama to 1825, Bountiful, UT: Precision Indexing Publishers, 19xx; Hunting For Bears, comp. Alabama marriage information taken from county courthouse records. Many of these records were extracted from copies of the original records in microfilm, microfiche, or book format, located at the Family History Library; Dodd, Jordan R., comp. Early American Marriages: Alabama, 1800 to 1920.).