Birth Name: Thomas Edward Sizemore, Jr.
Place of Birth: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Date of Birth: November 29, 1961
Ethnicity: English, German, Scottish, French, Irish, around one eighth African-American, distant Native American [Cherokee or Creek], remote Welsh
Tom Sizemore is an American actor and producer.
Tom is the son of Judith (Schannault) and Thomas Edward Sizemore, a lawyer and professor. His brother, Aaron Sizemore, is a writer. His European ancestry includes English, German, Scottish, French, Irish, and remote Welsh. In his autobiography, By Some Miracle I Made It Out of There: A Memoir, 2013, Tom states that his maternal grandfather was the illegitimate son of a white plantation owner, John Oliver Chennault, and of a Native American woman, Nina. Similarly, Tom appears to have once stated that his mother (more likely specifically his maternal grandfather) had African-American ancestry. Tom’s grandfather’s mother, Nina/Effie Tompkins, was African-American. People of African-American heritage sometimes described themselves as being of Native American descent. Tom’s paternal Sizemore family likely also has distant Native American, Cherokee or Creek, ancestry.
Tom has two children, with Janelle McIntire.
Tom’s patrilineal line can be traced to Francis Sizemore, who was born, c. 1618, in London, England.
Tom’s paternal grandfather was Blevins Sizemore (the son of Wilburn/Wilber B. Sizemore and Margaret L. “Peggy” Asher). Tom’s grandfather Blevins was born in Kentucky. Wilburn was the son of Blevins Brock Sizemore and Rebecca Sizemore. Margaret was the daughter of David Wilkerson Asher and Nancy Jane/Patsy Sizemore.
Tom’s paternal grandmother was Vina Marie King (the daughter of James Garfield King and Nancy Jones). Vina was born in Kentucky. James was the son of Henry M. King and Paralee/Parlee Kelly/Kelley. Nancy was the daughter of John Jones and Mary.
Tom’s maternal grandfather was Samuel Schannault (the son of John Oliver Shannault/Chennault/Chenault and Nina/Effie Tompkins). Samuel was born in Georgia. John was the son of John Nelson Chennault/Chenault and Sarah Elizabeth “Lizzie” Barksdale McClendon/McLindon. Effie was the daughter of Sam/Sim Thompkins and Odesa/Odessa Norman.
Tom’s maternal grandmother was Mildred Dean Hayes (the daughter of Robert Leslie Hayes and Lonetta “Nettie” Anderson). Mildred was born in Tennessee. Robert was the son of Richard A. Hayes and Elizabeth Ann Terry. Lonetta was the daughter of Henry Davis Anderson and Josephine “Josie” Exum.
Genealogy of Tom’s paternal great-grandparents, Wilburn/Wilber B. Sizemore and Margaret L. “Peggy” Asher – https://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Tom’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Blevins Sizemore – https://www.wikitree.com
Family history of the Sizemores – http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Tom Sizemore (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Tom’s maternal great-grandfather, John Oliver Shannault/Chennault/Chenault, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Tom’s maternal grandmother, Mildred Dean (Hayes) Schannault – http://www.tributes.com
Genealogies of Tom’s maternal great-grandparents, Robert Leslie Hayes and Lonetta “Nettie” Anderson – https://www.ancestry.co.uk
Genealogies of Tom’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Henry Davis Anderson and Josephine “Josie” Exum – https://www.findagrave.com
Genealogy of Tom’s maternal great-great-great-grandmother, Martha Cantrell – https://www.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Tom’s maternal great-great-great-grandmother, Martha Cantrell (focusing on her father’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Tom’s maternal great-great-great-great-grandfather, William Henry Cantrell – https://www.wikitree.com