Isom C. Cheek &
Victoria Virginia Cox

Isom C. Cheek, son of Meredith CHEEK & Sarah ANDREWS was born July 12, 1859, in Ashe (Alleghany) Co., NC, and died Mar. 9, 1939, in Alleghany Co., NC. He married Victoria Virginia Cox, daughter of George Reeves COX, Sr., & Margaret TOLIVER, Feb. 26, 1892, in Alleghany Co., NC. She was born Aug. 11, 1863, in Alleghany Co., NC, and died Aug. 7, 1936, in Alleghany Co., NC. Isom and Victoria Cheek are buried at the Zion Primitive Baptist Church in Alleghany Co., NC.

Children of Isom C. Cheek & Victoria Virginia Cox:

  1. Walter Winfrey Cheek, b. Feb. 27, 1893, Alleghany Co., NC; d. Jan. 16, 1983, Galax, VA; m. Trixie WARDEN, daughter of William Lee WARDEN & Sarah Alice FENDER, Dec. 24, 1919, Alleghany Co., NC (b. May 28, 1898; d. July 27, 1966); bur. Zion Primitive Baptish Church, Alleghany Co., NC.
  2. Lonnie Isom Reeves Cheek, b. July 19, 1896, Alleghany Co., NC; d. Oct. 30, 1985, Alleghany Co., NC; never married; bur. Zion Primitive Baptist Church, Alleghany Co., NC.


Feb. 26, 1892. Isom CHEEK, age 34, son of Meredith CHEEK Jr. & Sarah ANDREWS, m. Victory V. COX, age 23, daughter of George Reeves COX & Margaret. (G.H. Latham, Alleghany County Marriages (Heritage Books, 1996).)

Dec. 8, 1893. David R. COX, Adm'r of Solomon T. COX, to Isom CHEEK & Victoria V. CHEEK, 25 ½ acres adj. Calvin J. COX, Robt. TRUITT, Hasten EDWARDS, & others [not identified], a branch & the VA line, for $280.50. Signed: David R. COX. Wit: W.C. FIELDS. Proved June 1, 1896, by W.C. FIELDS. Reg. June 11, 1896. (Alleghany DB 10:514.)

1900 Census, Alleghany Co., NC, Glade Creek Twp. (HH#19):
ISOM CHEEK, b. July 1859, age 40, m. 8 years, b. NC, father b. NC, mother b. NC
-- Virginia, b. Aug. 1863, age 36, m. 8 years, 2 children born, 2 living, NC, NC, NC
-- Walter W., son, b. Feb. 1893, age 7
-- Lonnie I., son, b. July 1896, age 3
1910 Census, Alleghany Co., NC, Glade Creek Twp., p.63:
ISOM CHEEK, 52, m. 18 yrs, NC NC NC, farmer
-- Victoria, wife, 49, m. 18 yrs, 2 ch. born/2 living, NC NC NC
-- Walter W., son, 19, NC NC NC
-- Lonnie I., son, 13, NC NC NC
1920 Census, Alleghany Co., NC, Glade Creek Twp., p.197/p.200 (HH#197):
ISOM CHEEK, 61, NC NC NC, farmer
-- Victoria, wife, 56, NC NC NC
-- Lonnie, son, 23, NC NC NC
-- Walter, 26, NC NC NC, farm laborer
-- Trixie, dau-in-law, 21, NC NC NC
1930 Census, Alleghany Co., NC, Glade Creek Twp., p.14 (HH#288):
ISOM CHEEK, 70, 1st m. at age 32, NC NC NC, farmer - general farm
-- Victoria V., wife, 66, 1st m. at age 28, NC NC NC
-- Lonnie I., son, 31, single, NC NC NC

Death Certificate: VICTORIA CHEEK, age 72, b. Aug. 11, 1863, NC; d. Aug. 7, 1936, Glade Creek Twp., Alleghany Co., NC; spouse: Isom CHEEK; father: Reeves COX; mother: Margaret TOLLIVER; burial: Zion Church. (

Death Certificate: ISOM CHEEK, age 79, birthdate [blank], Alleghany Co., NC; d. Mar. 9, 1939, Glade Creek Twp., Alleghany Co., NC; father: Mardie CHEEK; mother: Sallie ANDERS; burial: Zion Cemetery. (

Isom's headstone reads: Isom Cheek born July 12, 1859 and died Mar 9, 1939 "he is not dead but sleepeth." (This information kindly provided by Ida Cheek.)