• Sarah Benton

Burroughs (Burris) Cheek
of Orange County, NC

Burroughs (Burris) Cheek, son of James CHEEK & Martha "Patty" ESTRIDGE (ESTES), was born Aug. 9, 1801, in Orange Co., NC, and died Feb. 14, 1874, in Orange Co., NC. He married Sarah Benton, daughter of Augustin BENTON & Bethia TAYLOR, Nov. 22, 1825, in Orange Co., NC. She was born abt. 1804, and died aft. 1880.  B. Cheek is buried at the Lebanon United Methodist Church Cemetery in Orange Co., NC.

Children of Burroughs (Burris) Cheek & Sarah Benton:

  1. Augustus Lafayette Cheek, b. Nov. 28, 1826, Orange Co., NC; d. Oct. 19, 1865, White Co., AR; m. Rosannah CHEEK, daughter of Alexander "Sandy" CHEEK & Nancy STROUD, Aug. 21, 1850, Orange Co., NC (b. Mar. 23, 1821; d. May 24, 1858); bur. Roosevelt Cemetery, Pleasant Plains, White Co., AR. Child: Fredonia Cheek (1853).
  2. Virginia Cheek, b. Nov. 27, 1828, Orange Co., NC; d. Mar. 16, 1908, Orange Co., NC; bur. Lebanon United Methodist Church, Orange Co., NC. Child: Thomas Harlow CHEEK (1865).
  3. Adolphus Williamson Cheek, b. May 31, 1831, Orange Co., NC; d. June 13, 1884, Orange Co., NC; m. Cornelia FOWLER, July 19, 1851, Orange Co., NC (b. Aug. 17, 1832; d. Aug. 19, 1886); bur. Mebane City Cemetery, Orange Co., NC. Children: Anna Cheek (c.1851), Dr. Marion Alonzo Cheek, M.D. (1853), Alice Cheek (c.1859), Julia Cheek (1860), Adolphus Stokes Cheek (1861), Thomas Jackson Cheek (1863), Susan Cheek (c.1864), Ida Cheek (c.1867), Pleasant Fowler Cheek (1870), Sally Cheek (c.1872), Cornelia "Nelly" Cheek (c.1874), Paul Tinsley Cheek (1875).
  4. Elmira or Almira Benton Cheek, b. abt. 1835, Orange Co., NC; d. 1885, Orange Co., NC; m. Franklin PEARSON, Mar. 14, 1858 (b. unk.; d. bef. 1870). No children.
  5. Julia Cheek, b. abt. 1840, Orange Co., NC; maybe the Julia A. CHEEK who m. Leander FOWLER, Apr. 26, 1864, Orange Co., NC (b. Sept. 6, 1838; d. Jan. 8, 1925; bur. Mebane City Cemetery, Orange Co., NC). Children: Jefferson Fowler (c.1866); Albert Fowler (c.1869), Ella M. Fowler (c.1875).
  6. John Cheek, b. abt. 1850, Orange Co., NC.
  7. Maria Cheek, b. abt. 1854, Orange Co., NC.

Notes

Aug. 24, 1823. B. CHEEK witnessed the will of Sarah YEARGAN. (Orange WB E, p.76.)

Jan. 2, 1824. B. CHEEK was bondsman for the marriage of Richard SYKES & Susanna CHEEK in Orange Co., NC.

Nov. 24, 1824. Burrhus CHEEK was bondsman for the marriage of Robert CHEEK & Martha Ann SYKES in Orange Co., NC.

Nov. 17, 1825. Burroughs CHEEK & Sarah BENTON posted a marriage bond in Orange Co., NC, with D.W. CRAIG as bondsman.

1830 Census, Orange Co., NC, p.267: BURROWS CHEEK
1 w/m under 5 1 w/f under 5
1 w/m 20-29 1 w/f 20-29

May 27, 1831. Deed of gift from Bethia Taylor BENTON to her son in law Burrhus CHEEK, her interest inherited from her father John TAYLOR in a tract of land in the Western District of Tennessee. Wit: James CHEEK, Sr. (Orange DB 25, p.25.)

Dec. 17, 1837. B. CHEEK was the bondsman for the marriage of Charles KING & Tabitha LLOYD in Orange Co., NC.

Aug. 1839, Orange Co., NC. "Burhees" CHEEK was one of nine school board members appointed by the Orange County Court to hold office from Sept 13, 1839. (Hillsborough Recorder, Aug. 15, 1839).

1840 Census, Orange Co., NC, So. Div., p.213: BURROUGHS CHEEK
1 w/m 5-9 1 w/f under 5
1 w/m 10-14 1 w/f 5-9
1 w/m 30-39 1 w/f 10-14
  1 w/f 30-39

Aug. 29, 1849. Boroughs CHEEK was bondsman for the marriage of John ANDRES (ANDREWS) & Hannah WILLIAMS in Orange Co., NC.

1850 Census, Orange Co., NC, 1st Dist., p.185 (HH#486):
BURROUGHS CHEEK, age 49, auctioneer, $600, b. in Orange NC
-- Sarah, 46, b. in Orange NC
-- Virginia, 20, Orange NC
-- Adolphus, 18, Orange NC
-- Elenina[?], 15, Orange NC
-- Julia, 10, Orange NC
Benjamin WEST, 37, laborer, NC

1850 Agricultural Census, Orange Co., NC: BURROUGHS CHEEK, 100 acres improved land, 200 acres unimproved land, cash value of farm $600, value of farm implements $30, value of livestock $200

1860 Census, Orange Co., NC, Hillsboro P.O., p.466 (HH#1090):
B. CHEEK, 59, constable, --
-- Virginia, 30, --
-- Julia, 20, --
-- John, 10, --
-- Maria, 6, --

Civil War. "Burrus" CHEEK enlisted as a Private on March 3, 1862, in Orange Co., NC, at the age of 50. Enlisted in Company D, 1st Inf. Regt. NC. Detailed on July 17, 1862, at Gordonsville, VA, as a nurse. Absent Jan. 15, 1865. (Source: "American Civil War Soldiers," Ancestry.com.)

May 31, 1866. Burows C. CHEEK & William ANDERSON were bondsman for the marriage of Lewis ANDERSON & Laura Ann GEORGE in Orange Co., NC.

Sept. 1, 1866. Buroghs CHEEK was bondsman for the marriage of Oliver CATES & Elizabeth WEBSTER in Orange Co., NC.

1870 Census, Orange Co., NC, Hillsboro Twp., p.227 (HH#8):
BURRHUS CHEEK, 69, farmer, $300, $250, NC
-- Sarah, 63, NC
-- Virginia, 42, NC
-- Maria, 16, NC
-- Thomas H., 4, NC
PEARSON, Elmina, 34, NC
TAPP, John, 14, laborer, NC
1880 Census, Orange Co., NC, Hillsboro Twp., p.38:
VIRGINIA CHEEK, 52, NC NC NC
-- Thomas, son, 15, NC NC NC
-- Sarah, mother, 71, NC NC NC
PEARSON, Elmira, sister, 38, seamstress, NC NC NC

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