The 1st record found naming this Ephraim is: RUTHERFORD COUNTY, NC DEED INDEX GRANTOR-GRANTEE 1779-1917 By W. D. Floyd Grantor Lewis, John / SIZEMORE, EPHRAIM/ Deed/27-28/134/1814
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For the following deed: LEWIS, John / SIZEMORE, EPHRAIM/ Deed/27-28/134/1814
February the 13th 1814 No 130
This indenture made this first day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred & thirteen between John LEWIS of the county of Rutherford & the state of No. Carolina on the one part & EPHRAIM SIZEMORE of the county & state aforesaid . . . in consideration of the sum of sixty dollars . . . a tract or parcel of land situated lying and being in the county of Rutherford on the waters of Hoopers Creek of Cackolate [?] River...a black oak the beginning of William Princes two hundred acre tract . . . [pole description] . . . the corner of the lick log tract . . . to a stake on Miller's line . . . oak Barrs corner...J.B. Earles corner . . . one hundred forty eight acres.
Signd, seald & delivered in the presents of us
Jos. CLOUD John LEWIS (seal) Henry H GREEN Note JK: If this is Ephraim Jr. he would have to be b. by 1793 to be at least 21 in 1814. Additional entries also show: Lewis, John / Henry GREEN / Deed/ 25/ 150/ 1810.
Rutherford County NC Deed Book 38, page 281. 18 April 1815, Ephraim Sizemore of Rutherford County to John Green of the same for $130, 148 acres on Hoopers Creek of Pacolet adj. Wm Prince, Miller, Barr, and Jno. B. Earle, Wit: John Lewis, John T. Hannon. 21 Nov 1831.
1830 Census Spartanburg, SC P.259: HENRY SISEMORE 1M 30-40 (1790-1800) 1F 30-40 Listed between Hiram JACKSON & James SPENCE?
P.277: STEPHEN SIZEMORE M 40-50 (1780-1790) 1F 40-50
EPHRAIM SIZEMORE 3rd. [Ephraim J. son of Jesse Sizemore JK] 1M 20-30 (1800-1810) 1F 20-30 1M - 5 (1825-1830)
EPHRAIM SIZEMORE, Sr. 1M 80-90 (1740-1750) 1F 80-90 1M 15-20 (1810-1815) 1M 10-15 (1815-1820) Listed as shown and between Nelson MASON & Daniel EVANS.
p.294: EPHRAIM SIZEMORE, Jr. 1M 20-30 (1800-1810) 1F 20-30 1M 5-10 (1820-1825) 2F 5-10 2M - 5 (1825-1830) Listed between Samuel McHUGH & Lewis JONES.
Spartanburg Co., SC Estate papers for Ephraim Sizemore, Sr. EPHRAIM SISEMORE, SR. decd. to EPHRAIM SISEMORE, JR. Feb. 1838? to Aug. 1839?. To services rendered in attending and waiting on Miss WINNEY SISEMORE by my daughter SUSAN, six months at five dollars per month. $30. To keeping the said WINNEY SISEMORE at my own house four weeks at fifty cents a day. $14 ?. Sworn to before Isham WOOD JP, 13th May 1840 by EPHRAIM SISEMORE.
Ephriam & family are on the 1840 census in Spartanburg Co., SC. He has moved to Anderson Co., SC by 1850 and has a second wife & step daughter: 1850 census Anderson Co., SC Eastern Sub-Division p.281B no.616 Ephraim Sizemore 75 M Farmer b SC (1775) [should be 55? b.1795? JK] Frances 45 F (1805) Frances from Greenville? Thomas 18 M Laborer (1832) Winny 17 F (1833) Sarah Ann 16 F (1834) dau of Frances Elizabeth 14 F (1836) Ephraim 13 M (1837) Lucinda 12 F (1838) Starlin 10 M (1840) Listed between John Thompkins & James Stone
They are still in Anderson Co., SC in 1860: 1860 census Anderson Co., SC 42nd. Regmt. P.O. Slabtown & Equality p.329 no.1128: Ephraim Sizemore 65 M Laborer b SC (1795) Mary [Frances] 60 F (1800) Sarah 28 F (1832) SALLY 5 F (1855) Listed between Wm. H. Ford & G.W. Conners
I have a transcription of a lengthy Anderson Co., SC case in 1864 that shows Sarah was his step daughter. He and his son Roland also testified. Anderson District Trial Papers, Court of Magistrates and Freeholders, Cases 376-429, C2775.
Anderson Dist. SC Court of Magistrates and Freeholders, #411, 31 Mar. 1864, Joshua SMITH's Cyrus, Larceny [$60 confederate money from Sarah Ann (x) SIZEMORE], not guilty.
Testimony: Sarah Ann SIZEMORE: "prisoner came to her house on Saturday evening and wanted to trade for a pocket book . . . she handed hers to HER DAUGHTER & she handed it to prisoner when he opened it took out the money. She knows the money was in pockitt book when she let him have it, missed it [?] a few minutes afterwards, hearing her child say prisoner was going off running, was so late in the evening & she did not go to Mr. SMITH till the next day HER HUSBAND gave her the money when he came home on [?] Seen prisoner wonce before at McKINNEYS. HER STEP FATHER AND MOTHER live with her. her father was unwell that evening prisoner asked her if she had any money to sell he had but 15 cts She did not sell. . . .
ROLAND SIZEMORE: "does not recolect of hearing prosecutor say any thing about Cys running the first time they went to Jos. SMITHs [?] not hear of the money stealing until next day after [?] prosecutor made the same statement to him she did to Cys owner to Jos. SMITH did not know what his business was; about [?] miles to Jos. SMITH, if it had been his case he would have went [?] Knows to pros. has the amt. of money a few days before it was [?]
EPHRAIM SIZEMORE: "Say he seen prosecutors pockitt Book in prisoners hands, heard Cy ask if prosecutor had any pockett books to sell knows she had that amt of money did not see Cy going off told him soon after he went off that money was gone said Cy had got it [?] to go with her the evening money was taken to [?] to see about money he was crippled does not recolect [?] any thing to Cy more than some person MR. SHERIFF had called at the [?] ARNETT SHERIF was at prosecutors the evening money was alleged to be stolen, heard E. SIZEMORE say about the time he got to the fence hallowed take care he [?] old man went out to cut wood went the [?] he had seen the glimpse of some person going off, did not hear old man complain of any hurt, most sundown when he [?]
His son Thomas Steven Sizemore filed a 1907 ECA naming his patents & siblings: Eastern Cherokees Application No.43543 of Thomas Steven Syzemore of Holden, SC [Oconee Co.]. Father: Ephraim Syzemore b. Spartanburg, SC d.1866- living in Anderson Co, SC 1851 Mother: Leaner/Luaner Pinter b. Don't Know- was dead by 1851 Brothers and sisters: [No birth or death dates listed for anyone] Ansel Syzemore Rowling Syzemore Ephraim Syzemore Starlin Syzemore Bitte Syzemore Linda Syzemore [Lavina?jk] Winne Syzemore Susie Syzemore Sinda? Syzemore [Lucinda?] Grandparents on father's side: Ephraim Syzemore - Becka Syzemore Grandparents on mother's side: Don't Know Note JK: There is nothing in any of the records for Ephraim Sr. that indicates he was ever married to anyone other than Winnie!
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