Henderson Cheek
& Millie Higgins

Henderson Cheek, son of Meredith CHEEK & Sarah ANDREWS was born Aug. 1, 1849, in Ashe Co., NC, and died Sept. 1, 1910, in Alleghany Co., NC. He married Millie Higgins, daughter of Thomas HIGGINS & Sarah CHEEK. She was his first cousin once removed. She was born Dec. 28, 1851, in Ashe Co., NC, and died Nov. 25, 1943, in Alleghany Co., NC. Henderson and Millie Cheek are buried at the Henderson Cheek Cemetery, Road 1464 near Glade Creek School, Alleghany Co., NC.

Children of Henderson Cheek & Millie Higgins:

  1. Catherine Cheek, b. Oct. 22, 1874, Alleghany Co., NC; d. Sept. 25, 1939, Grayson Co., VA; m. Cox Columbus LOWE, son of Stephen LOWE & Beulah Frances DAVIS, Jan. 31, 1900, Alleghany Co., NC (b. 1868; d. 1932); bur. Kirby Cemetery, Rd. 1441, Alleghany Co., NC.
  2. Sarah Ann Cheek, b. Sept. 1877, Alleghany Co., NC; m. Avery A. PARDEW (PARDUE), son of Silas PARDEW & Betty COCKERHAM, Apr. 20, 1906, Alleghany Co., NC (b. Oct. 24, 1877; d. Mar. 20, 1968).
  3. Isaac Monroe Cheek, b. Jan. 13, 1881, Alleghany Co., NC; d. Jan. 25, 1973, Alleghany Co., NC; m. Candice L. Jane WAGONER, daughter of James Carr WAGONER & Martha Frances JOINES, Jan. 1, 1902, Alleghany Co., NC (b. June 10, 1980; d. Oct. 2, 1970); bur. Henderson Cheek Cemetery, Rd. 1464, Alleghany Co., NC.
  4. Phebe Jane Cheek, b. Nov. 8, 1882, Alleghany Co., NC; d. Mar. 27, 1953, Alleghany Co., NC; m. Edker (Edgar) GENTRY, son of James Jesse GENTRY & Mary Matilda CREED, Aug. 8, 1900, Alleghany Co., NC (b. Dec. 23, 1874 in Wilkes Co., NC; d. Nov. 30, 1928); bur. Henderson Cheek Cemetery, Rd. 1464, Alleghany Co., NC.
  5. Margie M. Cheek, b. June 19, 1884, Alleghany Co., NC; d. Jan. 1973, Galax, VA; m. Andrew Clifton GILLESPIE, son of Wilson W. GILLESPIE & Olivia __, Feb. 25, 1911, Alleghany Co., NC (b. July 1876; d. aft. 1930). Living in Grayson Co., VA, in 1920. Living in Roanoke Co., VA, in 1930.
  6. Isom Clayton Cheek, b. Sept. 2, 1886, Grayson Co., VA; d. Nov. 25, 1969, Alleghany Co., NC; m. Audie JARVIS (b. Mar 11, 1897; d. July 25, 1985); bur. Sparta Memorial Park, Alleghany Co., NC. Living in Grays Harbor Co., WA, in 1930. (Note: Grayson Co., VA, birth record says he was b. Sept. 2, 1886; gravestone says Sept. 2, 1889.)
  7. Samuel M. Cheek, b. Jan. 2, 1891, Alleghany Co., NC; d. Nov. 8, 1947, in Maryland; m. Cora Velona BROOKS, daughter of John A. BROOKS & Media Ann EDWARDS, June 19, 1914, Alleghany Co., NC (b. July 26, 1886; d. May 31, 1979); bur. Woodruff Primitive Baptist Church, Rd. 1105, Alleghany Co., NC.
  8. Emma Lou Cheek, b. Sept. 24, 1893, Alleghany Co., NC; d. Jan. 24, 1978, Alleghany Co., NC; m. Carl GLASCO, son of John GLASCO & Linda HAWKS, Mar. 29, 1919, Alleghany Co., NC (b. Feb. 19, 1889; d. Feb. 2, 1970); bur. Edmonds Community Cemetery, Hwy 18 near Rd. 1445, Alleghany Co., NC.

Notes

Oct. 10, 1872. Henderson CHEEK & Millie HIGGINS were married in Alleghany Co., NC. (G.H. Latham, Alleghany County Marriages (Heritage Books, 1996).)

1880 Census, Alleghany Co., NC, Glade Creek Twp (HH#29):
HENDERSON CHEEK, 30, farmer, NC, NC, NC
-- Millie, 28, wife, NC, NC, NC
-- Catherine, 6, dau, " " "
-- Sarah A, 4, dau., " " "
-- Isaac M., 4, son, " " "
1900 Census, Alleghany Co., NC, Glade Creek Twp., p.135 (HH#127):
HENDERSON CHEEK, Aug. 1852, age 47, m. 25 yrs, NC NC NC
-- Millie, wife, Dec. 1853, age 46, m. 24 yrs, 8 children born, 8 living, NC NC NC
-- Catherine, dau, Oct. 1876, age 23, NC NC NC
-- Sarah A., dau, Sept. 1877, age 22, " " "
-- Isaac M., son, Jan. 1880, age 20, " " "
-- Phebe J., dau, Nov. 1882, age 17, " " "
-- Margie M., dau, June 1885, age 14, " " "
-- Isom H., son, Sept. 1887, age 12, VA NC NC
-- Samuel M., son, Jan. 1891, age 9, " " "
-- Emma L., dau, Sept. 1893, age 6, NC NC NC
1910 Census, Alleghany Co., NC, Glade Creek Twp., p.110:
HENDERSON CHEEK, 61, m. 39 yrs, NC NC NC
-- Millie, wife, 64, m. 39 yrs, 8 ch. born/8 living, NC NC NC
-- Margie, dau, 24, NC NC NC
-- Isom, son, 22, " " "
-- Emma L., dau, 16, " " "

Henderson died in 1910. Millie was living with their son Samuel when the census was taken in 1920 (Glade Creek Twp., p.9) and 1930 (Glade Creek Twp., p.6).

Deed Abstracts

Sept. 24, 1888. Wm. RICHARDSON & wife Rausa Ann to Henderson CHEEK, 25 acres on Crab Creek beg. on R. CHEEK's corner in MOXLEY's line, adj. Isaac RICHARDSON, CHEEK, & a branch, for $250. Signed: Wm. RICHARDSON, Rausa RICHARDSON. [No wits.] Proved Sept. 24, 1888 (ack'd). Reg. May 19, 1890. (Alleghany DB 8:228.)

Dec. 8, 1898. W.H. COLLINS & wife Cora, and E.H. SMITH & wife Martha, to Henderson CHEEK, 2 tracts of land in Glade Creek Twp. for $400. 1st tract: 75 acres adj. the Dividing Ridge, W.W. GILLESPIE, BAKER, & J.E. SPURLIN. 2nd tract: 16 acres adj. Freelin BRYAN & Pine Creek. Signed: W.H. COLLINS, E.H. (X) SMITH, Cora J. COLLINS, Martha SMITH. Proved Dec. 8, 1898. Reg. June 8, 1899. (Alleghany DB 13:70.)

Dec. 8, 1898. Henderson CHEEK & wife Millie to E.H. SMITH, 25 acres adj. CHEEK, MOXLEY, & Jas. WAGONER, for $400. Wit: J.L. JOINES. Signed: Henderson (X) CHEEK, Millie (X) CHEEK. Proved. Dec. 8, 1898. Reg. Dec. 6, 1899. (Alleghany DB 13:360.)

Sept. 16, 1899. J.E. SPURLIN & wife Sally and Henderson CHEEK & wife Millie to Isaac CHEEK, 58 acres in Glade Creek Twp. adj. W.M. ISAACS, John ANDERS, Freelin BRYAN, & EDWARDS, for $85. The tract includes 43 acres of SPURLIN's land and 15 acres of CHEEK's land. Signed: J.E. SPURLIN, Sallie SPURLIN, Henderson (X) CHEEK, Millie (X) CHEEK. Proved Oct. 7, 1899. Reg. Nov. 4, 1899. (Alleghany DB 13:307.)

May 30, 1906. H. CHEEK & wife Millie to George BAKER, a tract of land adj. H. CHEEK, George BAKER, and others, for $60.10. Signed: H. (X) CHEEK, Millie (X) CHEEK. Wit: J.D. JOINES. Proved May 30, 1906. Reg. July 2, 1906. (Alleghany DB 21:6.)

Mar. 20, 1914. S.M. CHEEK & wife Jane, A.A. PARDEW & wife Sarah A., Edgar GENTRY & wife Phebe Jane, A.C. GILLESPIE & wife Margie, C.C. LOWE, & Emma CHEEK, to S.M. CHEEK, 75 acres on the Dividing Ridge adj. Matt DAVIS, M. WAGONER, Isaac CHEEK, John ANDERS, W.W. GILLESPIE, BAKER, J.E. SPURLIN, for $200. Signed by the grantors. Proved Sept. 25, 1914. Reg. Jan. 14, 1915. (Alleghany DB 27:516.)

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