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Re: Cheek Family

Posted: 24 Nov 2012 9:23PM GMT
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Hi my name is June and I have some Cheek info to share. My 2nd great grandparents were James W. Spicer[born 8/1817] and Mary "Polly" Cheek[born abt. 1817]. They married in Rappahannock Co, VA on May 22, 1839. Before I go any further part of Rappahannock Co was formed from Culpeper Co in year 1833. They lived most of their life in Stevensburg,Culpeper Co. Mary "Polly" Cheek Spicer was daughter of James Cheek and Nancy Horton.
James Cheek married Nancy May 21, 1809, Chesterfield Co., VA
James Cheek and Nancy Horton had the following children:
William Coleman Cheek married Barbara ?
Catherine Cheek
Mary "Polly" Cheek [my 2nd great grandmother]
Lucy Ann Cheek who married January13,1848 to Gustavus Spicer

James Cheek was son of Francis Cheek and Mary Ann Cordry. I have two wife's for Francis Cheek 1st wife was Nancy Gaines married 1/1/1801 Culpeper Co.[ I often wonder if Francis Cheek Jr's wife was Nancy Gaines????]
2nd wife was Mary Ann Cordry. Their children were:
1. Lucy Mildred "Milly" Cheek married February 26, 1807 Culpeper Co to Jasper Daniels.
2. Nancy Cheek married John Buffington.
3. Elijah Cheek married August 21, 1806 Culpeper Co to Milly Horton. Minister Lewis Conner [Baptist]
4. Betsy Cheek died October 18, 1819
5. Polly Cheek
6. Francis Cheek, Jr.
7. James Cheek married Nancy Horton[my 3rd great grandfather]
8. George Cheek married January 31, 1793 Culpeper Co Elizabeth Williams.
9. Luke Cheek married March 01, 1823 Culpeper Co Sally Crouch
10. William Vincent Cheek born March 09, 1796

Notes: Francis Cheek Sr. born abt. 1766 Frederick Co, VA Died 1818 Culpeper Co. Son of Francis "George" Cheek and Leannah Unknown of Front Royal, Warren Co, VA

The participants in Group 3 are believed to be descendants of George Cheek, an early settler in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. George Cheek first appears in the records of Culpeper County, VA, in 1767, and he was one of the founders of the town of Front Royal, originally Frederick (now Warren) County, VA. George Cheek and some of his children migrated to Dearborn County, Indiana, in the 1790's. Other members of the Cheek family, believed to be related to George Cheek, remained in Virginia and are found in Frederick, Warren, Culpeper and Rappanhannock Counties during teh 19th century. The DNA results of two descendants, one from the Indiana branch of the family, the other from Virginia, are a perfect match. Their DNA haplogroup, E3b, is a Mediterranean haplogroup that is relatively rare in northern Europe and the British Isles.

Children of Francis "George" Cheek and Leannah Unknown were:
George Cheek
Nancy Cheek
Nicholas Cheek
James Cheek born May 14, 1760
Francis Cheek, Sr. born 1766 married Mary Ann Cordry

In my Culpeper Co marriage book it states Austin Cheek married Demanda Whalin 1/4/1832 Minister William F Broadus.

Notes for Francis Cheek 1766 - 1818
Francis served in the Revolution and probably had the same service history as a Hezekiah Roberts for he claimed to have known Roberts for 40 years. They both served under a Captain William Fields

Division of Land of Francis Cheek, Sr. Deceased
Will Book H, page 155-157.
Land survey by William Slaughter dated 14 April 1818. Affirmed and recorded in the Culpeper County Court records on 18 Oct 1819.
Land of Francis Cheek, Sr. deceased, totaled 454 1/4 acres and was located on the north side of the Thornton River and west of Red Oak Mountain, Division was as follows:
Luck Cheek 75 acres
Daniel Jaspers 75 1/4 acres
Nancy Cheek 39+ acres [Lot #1]
Elijah Cheek's heirs 36+ acres [Lot #2]
James Cheek 36+ acres [Lot #3]
Polly CHeek 41+ acres [Lot #4]
Betsy Cheek heirs 50 acres [Lot #6]
George Cheek 46 acres [Lot #7 probably the southeast section on the plat
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NOTE: Milly Jasper dau of Francis Cheek and Mary Ann Cordry
Milly's full name is Lucy Mildred "Milly" Cheek
Court Record Data
Context Extract
Defendant William Cheek; George Cheek; James Cheek; Francis Cheek; Elijah Cheek; Daniel Jasper; Milley Jasper; Nancy Cheek; Polly Cheek
Locality Culpeper Co.
Marriage Daniel Jasper -mr- Milley Cheek, daughter of Francis Cheek
Plaintiff Luke Cheek son of Francis Cheek
Slave Daniel; Maria - property of Francis Cheek
Will Francis Cheek - Culpeper Co. - 1808
Citation
Record title Cheek vs Cheek
Year recorded 1844
Collection CR-LC-H
Record ID 75-1
End Notes
Preserved by City of Fredericksburg
Processed by Margaret Anne Crickman
Extracted by Barry L. McGhee
Extracted on 9/5/2002
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NOTES on Elijah Cheek son of Francis Cheek Sr. and Mary Ann Cordry:
Elijah Cheek, a Virginian, born in 1798, came to Memphis in 1848. He was distinguished for his extraordinary energy, shrewdness and boldness in his business transactions. One of the most enterprising citizens of Memphis, he invested liberally in every work designed to promote the public good, never failing to give most generously to the Church. He established in 1851-52, a ferry from Memphis to Mound City, five miles above Memphis, in Arkansas, and was involved in interminable litigation with the original riparian proprietors. He built a plank road from Mound City to Marion, Arkansas, and at the same time was most zealous and successful in establishing a cotton mill (afterward destroyed by fire,) of 6,000 spindles in Memphis. He built and owned the old grist mills on Poplar street, and led a life of tireless activity. During the war he was strongly commended to President Lincoln as a proper person to serve as a provisional Governor of Arkansas. He died in 1863, in the 65th year of his age.

1820 United States Federal Census
about Elijah Cheek Name: Elijah Cheek
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Luray, Shenandoah, Virginia
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1
Slaves - Females - 14 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons - Under 16: 1
Total Free White Persons: 3
Total Slaves: 1
Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 4

1830 United States Federal Census
about Elijas Check Name: Elijas Check
[Elija Cheek]
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Culpeper, Virginia
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
Slaves - Males - Under 10: 2
Slaves - Males - 10 thru 23: 2
Slaves - Males - 24 thru 35: 2
Slaves - Males - 36 thru 54: 3
Slaves - Females - 10 thru 23: 2
Free White Persons - Under 20: 5
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 4
Total Free White Persons: 9
Total Slaves: 11
Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 20

1840 United States Federal Census
about Elijah Check Name: Elijah Check
[Elijah Cheek]
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Rappahannock, Virginia
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1
Slaves - Males - Under 10: 13
Slaves - Males - 10 thru 23: 13
Slaves - Males - 24 thru 35: 2
Slaves - Males - 36 thru 54: 1
Slaves - Females - Under 10: 5
Slaves - Females - 10 thru 23: 5
Slaves - Females - 24 thru 35: 1
Slaves - Females - 36 thru 54: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 21
Persons Employed in Manufacture and Trade: 3
Free White Persons - Under 20: 7
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 3
Total Free White Persons: 10
Total Slaves: 41
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 51

On 1840 census my 2nd great grandparents James Spicer and wife Mary Cheek lived next door to Elijah Cheek uncle to Mary Cheek daughter of James Cheek and Nancy Horton.
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Rappahannock Co Marriages for Cheek:
1.Elizabeth Cheek & Pleasant Houston marriage bond 2/25/1835[Minister Barnett Grimsley marriage return 3/3/1836
2. Elizabeth Cheek & George Williamson Marriage bond 5/14/1846 Marriage Return 1/4/1847 Minister Barnett Grimsley
3. Jane Cheek & James A Browning Marriage BOnd 3/24/1842 Marriage Return 1/10/1843 Minister Barnett Grimsley.
4. Lucy Ann & Gustavus Spicer married 1/13/1848[they had a daughter and Lucy died at child birth. The daughter was Virginia Spicer and lived her early years with William Coleman Cheek and his wife Barbara. William was brother to my 2nd great grandmother Mary "Polly" Cheek Spicer.
5. Margaret Cheek & William H Stokes Marriage Bond 12/12/1843 marriage return 4/1/1844 minister Barnett Grimsley.

If anyone has any info on James W Spicer and Mary "Polly" Cheek I would appreciate you sharing.
June
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