Burris Cheek &
Della F. Nichols

Burris Cheek, son of Meredith CHEEK & Sarah ANDREWS was born Mar. 1, 1866, in Alleghany Co., NC, and died Dec. 1946 in Harford Co., MD. He married Della F. Nichols, daughter of Hiram C. NICHOLS & Elizabeth WAGONER, Aug. 10, 1898, in Alleghany Co., NC. She was born Apr. 1881 and died July 10, 1933, in Harford Co., MD. Burris and Della Cheek are buried at the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery in Harford Co., MD.

Children of Burris Cheek & Della F. Nichols:

  1. Mae Cheek, b. May 1, 1899, Alleghany Co., NC; d. Nov. 26, 1984, Chester Co., PA; m. Hampton CARR (b. Aug. 14, 1896; d. Jan. 1982); bur. Bel Air Memorial Gardens, Harford Co., MD.
  2. Reid Dewey Cheek, b. Jan. 4, 1901, Alleghany Co., NC; d. June 11, 1963, Harford Co., MD; m. Tressie Hazel EDWARDS, daughter of Solomon O. EDWARDS & Ada Florence COX (b. Nov. 9, 1905; d. Feb. 24, 1990); bur. Bel Air Memorial Gardens, Harford Co., MD.  Note:  Ada Florence Cox was a daughter of Melvin B. COX.
  3. John C. Cheek, b. Oct. 25, 1903, Alleghany Co., NC; d. Feb. 4, 1990, Chester Co., PA; m. Addie Bert EDWARDS, daughter of William Bert EDWARDS & Pearl THOMPSON (b. 1909; d. Aug. 18, 2007); bur. Oxford Cemetery, Chester Co., PA.
  4. Lee Albert Cheek, b. Apr. 7, 1906, Alleghany Co., NC; d. Oct. 9, 1995, Carroll Co., MD; m. Madge Alden COOPER, Nov. 2, 1927, Cecil Co., MD; bur. Bel Air Memorial Gardens, Harford Co., MD.
  5. Lillie Cheek, b. Nov. 19, 1908, Alleghany Co., NC; d. ? in Coatesville, Chester Co., PA; m. James TAYLOR.
  6. Ferrel J. Cheek (f.), b. Sept. 5, 1911, Alleghany Co., NC; d. May 28, 1994, Chester Co., PA; m. Donald MARKWARD (b. Apr. 2, 1919; d. June 1985); bur. Fairview Cemetery, Coatesville, Chester Co., PA.
  7. Living, b. 1915.
  8. Hassell Leff Cheek, b. Mar. 5, 1918, Alleghany Co., NC; d. Mar. 21, 1918.
  9. Naomi Jean Cheek, b. Mar. 15, 1922, Harford Co., MD; d. Dec. 12, 1989, Dade Co., FL; m. Charles REISINGER.
  10. Living, b. 1924.

Notes

1900 Census, Alleghany Co., NC, Glade Creek Twp, p.133 (HH#69):
MEREDITH CHEEK, b. May 1823, age 77, m. 47 years, NC, NC, NC
-- Sally, Jan. 1826, age 74, m. 47 years, 9 children born, 7 living, NC, NC, NC
-- Burrus, son, b. Mar 1870, age 30, m. 2 years, NC NC NC
-- Della, dau-in-law, b. Apr. 1881, age 19 years, m. 2 years, 1 child born/1 living, NC NC NC
-- May, granddau, May 1899, age 1, NC NC NC

Oct. 11, 1901. Isaac M. CHEEK to Burrus C. CHEEK, 58 acres in Glade Creek Twp. adj. Dock ISAACS, John ANDREWS, Henderson CHEEK, BRYAN, EDWARDS, the old line, & the bank of the branch, for $400. Signed: Isaac M. CHEEK. Wit: R.A. DOUGHTON. Proved Feb. 11, 1901 (ack'd). Reg. Feb. 14, 1901. (Alleghany DB 14:545.)

Feb. 3, 1902. Allen SIMMONS & wife Ellen C. to Burrus CHEEK, 127 acres in Cherry Lane Twp. adj. D.C. DUNCAN, J.A. WOODRUFF, east side of Cates Branch, & HARRIS, for $150. Meredith CHEEK shall have possession & control of said land during his natural life. Signed: Allen (X) SIMMONS, Ellen C. SIMMONS. [No wits.] Proved Feb. 3, 1902 (ack'd). Reg. Feb. 7, 1902. (Alleghany DB 15:537.)

1910 Census, Alleghany Co., NC, Cherry Lane Twp., p.9 (HH#173):
BURRUS CHEEK, 44, m. 11 yrs, NC NC NC, farmer - general farm
-- Della R., 31, m. 11 yrs, 5 children/5 living, NC NC NC
-- May, dau, 7, " " "
-- Dewey R., son, 9, " " "
-- John C., son, 7, " " "
-- Albert J., son, 5, " " "
-- Lillie F., dau, 1, " " "
-- Sallie, mother, 75, wd, 12 children/12 living, NC NC NC
1920 Census, Alleghany Co., NC, Gap Civil Twp., p.11 (HH#182):
BURRAS CHEEK, 52, NC NC NC, farming
-- Rosie F., wife, 40, NC VA NC
-- Matilda M., dau, 20, NC NC NC
-- Dewey R., son, 17, " " "
-- Jonnie C., son, 16, " " "
-- Albert L., son, 12, " " "
-- Lillie F., dau, 10, " " "
-- Ferrel O., dau, 8, " " "
-- Willma G., dau, 4 yrs 3 mos., " " "
1930 Census, Harford Co., MD, 3rd Election Dist., p.12 (HH#247):
BERT C. CHEEK, 64, m. at age 30, NC NC NC, farmer - dairy farm
-- Della, wife, 52, m. at age 18, " " "
-- Wilma, dau, 14, NC NC NC
-- Neoma, dau, 8, MD NC NC
-- Vera, dau, 5, " " "
PERDUE, Emmett,* 23, NC NC NC, boarder
COCHRAN, Porter, 21, NC NC NC, border

*Emmett PERDUE was Burris CHEEK's great-nephew, son of Avery A. PARDEW & Sarah CHEEK, who was the daughter of Henderson CHEEK & Millie HIGGINS.

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