I am also trying to do some work on the Cheek family...but have hit a big wall. My great grand mother was Dora Cheek...from Carroll County Mississippi. All records show that in 1880 she and her brother were being raised by an Aunt and Uncle by the name of Hughs (Hughes) Joseph and Mary Ann. But there are no records for her before this. She was born somewhere around 1870. Census records of 1880 show her to be around 9 and her brother Byron? to be 6 yrs of age. Any help would be appreciated.