- Born: 27 May 1842, Perry Co., KY
- Marriage (1): James McFarland Gibson
- Marriage (2): Thomas Scribner in Jan 1859
- Marriage (3): Andrew Jackson Dutton on 31 Dec 1864 in Fayetteville, Washington, Ar
- Died: 1924, Spring Valley, Washington Co, AR at age 82
Note: Eastern Cherokee Application Claim# 32882James Gibsons pension papers from the Civil War.Also information was taken from their childrens applications for Eastern Cherokee funds.
"Louanna Gibson of Spring Valley, Washington Co., AR born 1842 in KY, daughter of Ephraim Sizemore and Naoma Grigsby. Ephraim who died in 1858 son of Ned and Louanna Sizemore and Naoma daughter of Crockett and Elizabeth Ritchie. List 9 children of Ephraim and Naoma, 6 or Ned and Louanna's Susie, Silvy, Winnie, George, Kit and Ephraim. List 8 children fro Crockett and Elizabeth Ritchie and her own 8 children born between 1867 and 1888. Lists current husband as James Gibson, but oldest son George with surname Dutton and younger children as Gibson."LouAnna was reported by her grandchildren to be at least half Cherokee
Indian.See notes on Aggie Shepherd Cornett regarding one legend of Indian Blood
in the Sizemore family.
Lucinda SCRIBNER Household Female Other Information: Birth Year <1844> Birthplace KY Age 36 Occupation Keeping House Marital Status W RaceW Head of Household Phema RITCHIE RelationOther Father's BirthplaceKY Mother's BirthplaceKY Source Information: Census Place Valley, Madison, Arkansas Family History Library Film1254050 NA Film NumberT9-0050 Page Number544C
Luanah, Russell,and Arry Elizabeth Sizemore were children of Ephraim Sizemore and Naomi(Oma) Ritchie. Ignore the mistake on first ECA where it states Elizabeth Grigsby as Ephraim Sizemore's wife. Riley Sizemore was son of Russell Sizemore. Below, I have included an important part of his application. Ephraim's father was Edward Sizemore, who married Luanah Bohlen/Bolen. Edward was son of George Sizemore and Agnes Shepherd. In 1907 the U.S. government offered to pay the descendants of the Eastern Cherokee for land taken from their ancestors. Well, over 2000 Sizemore and Sizemore related families filled out these applications. They were called ECA's or Eastern Cherokee Claim Forms. In the end, the Sizemore's could not prove their Indian ancestry. But, these applications are priceless. They prove four generation back on my Sizemore line. There are hundreds of these applications available on micro-film.
Louanna married James McFarland Gibson, son of Shadrack Jacob Gibson and Sarah L Dutton. (James McFarland Gibson was born in 1844 in Washington Co., AR, died 22 Feb1921 in Sping Valley, Ar and was buried in Spring Valley Cemetery , Washington Co. Arkansas.)
Louanna next married Thomas Scribner in Jan 1859. (Thomas Scribner was born in 1838 in Perry Co., KY and died in 1859 in Madison Co. Arkansas.)
Louanna next married Andrew Jackson Dutton on 31 Dec 1864 in Fayetteville, Washington, Ar. The marriage ended in divorce. (Andrew Jackson Dutton was born on 12 Dec 1842 in Perry Co., KY and died on 19 Mar 1921 in evant, Texas.)