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Meredith Cheek
& Sarah Andrews

Meredith Cheek, son of Richard CHEEK & Jane "Jennie" ANDREWS, was born May 1823 in Ashe Co., NC, and died Nov. 12, 1903, in Alleghany Co., NC. He married Sarah Andrews, daughter of James Carr ANDREWS & Elizabeth CROUSE. She was his 1st cousin once removed. She was born Jan. 1826 in Ashe Co., NC, and died Oct. 12, 1914, in Alleghany Co., NC. Meredith and Sarah are buried at the Nichols Cemetery, located on Road 1121 in Alleghany Co., NC.

Children of Meredith Cheek & Sarah Andrews:

  1. James Cheek, b. abt. 1846, Ashe Co., NC. Listed in the 1850 and 1860 census, then no further records.
  2. +Henderson Cheek, b. Aug. 1, 1849, Ashe Co., NC; d. Sept. 1, 1910, Alleghany Co., NC; m. Millie HIGGINS, daughter of Thomas HIGGINS & Sarah CHEEK, Oct. 10, 1872, Alleghany Co., NC (b. Dec. 28, 1851; d. Nov. 25, 1943); bur. Henderson Cheek Cemetery, Rd. 1464, Alleghany Co., NC.
  3. +Matilda Jane Cheek, b. Jan. 1855, Ashe Co., NC; d. 1940, OK; m. Shadrack Filmore JOHNSON, son of Aaron Ashley JOHNSON & Sarah JOINES, Jan. 20, 1881, Alleghany Co., NC (b. July 1860; d. 1936); bur. IOOF Cemetery, Indiahoma, Comanche Co., OK.
  4. +Isom C. Cheek, b. July 12, 1859, Ashe Co., NC; d. Mar. 9, 1939, Alleghany Co., NC; m. Victoria Virginia COX, daughter of George Reeves COX, Sr., & Margaret TOLIVER, Feb. 26, 1892, Alleghany Co., NC (b. Aug. 11, 1863; d. Aug. 7, 1936); bur. Zion Primitive Baptist Ch., Alleghany Co., NC.
  5. +Rosa Jane Cheek, b. Feb. 26, 1861, Alleghany Co., NC; d. Aug. 15, 1936, Alleghany Co., NC; m. Richard Marion NICHOLS, son of George W. NICHOLS, Sr., & Mary Elizabeth EDWARDS, Dec. 11, 1879, Alleghany Co., NC (b. July 27, 1857; d. Nov. 6, 1929); bur. Nichols Cemetery, Rd. 1121, Alleghany Co., NC.
  6. +Phebe Jane Cheek, b. Aug. 15, 1863, Alleghany Co., NC; d. Sept. 9, 1950, Alleghany Co., NC; m. Hiram Reeves CROUSE, son of Reeves CROUSE & Caroline EDWARDS, Jan. 1, 1892, Alleghany Co., NC (b. Nov. 10, 1864; d. Dec. 27, 1936); bur. Nichols Cemetery, Rd. 1121, Alleghany Co., NC.
  7. +Burris Cheek, b. Mar. 1, 1866, Alleghany Co., NC; d. Dec. 1946, Bel Air, Harford Co., MD; m. Della F. NICHOLS, daughter of Hiram C. NICHOLS & Elizabeth WAGONER, Aug. 10, 1898, Alleghany Co., NC (b. Apr. 1881; d. July 10, 1933); bur. Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery, Harford Co., MD.
  8. +Joseph Cheek, b. Nov. 1869, Alleghany Co., NC; d. 1949, Fountain Green, Harford Co., MD; m. Myrtle "Myrtie" JENNINGS, daughter of William JENNINGS & Christina "Tina" DUNCAN, Jan. 1, 1896, Alleghany Co., NC (b. Aug. 12, 1877; d. July 1967); bur. in Harford Co., MD.

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Alleghany County, NC

Alleghany County, NC

Meredith Cheek was the youngest son of Richard CHEEK & Jennie ANDREWS of Ashe/Alleghany County, NC.  Meredith Cheek married his first cousin, Sarah ANDREWS, about 1845 based on the ages of their children.  Meredith and Sarah lived in Glade Creek Township in the northeastern corner of Alleghany County adjoining the Virginia state line.

Records

1850 Census, Alleghany Co., NC, p.254 (HH#240):
MARADITH CHEAK, 25, farmer, $60, NC.
-- Sarah, 22, NC
-- James, 4, NC
-- Henderson, 2, NC
(Living next door to RICHARD CHEEK, age 70, and JANE CHEEK, age 65)
1860 Census, Alleghany Co., NC, Glade Creek Twp., p.436 (HH#674):
MERIDY CHEEK, 36, farmer, $250, $400, NC
-- Sallie, 34 , NC
-- James, 14, NC
-- Henderson, 12, NC
-- Matilda, 11, NC
-- Isom, 3, NC

Dec. 27, 1864. Meredith Cheek is named in his father Richard Cheek's will (Alleghany WB 1, p.19).

Spring term 1866. "Mereda CHEEK" is listed in court documents concerning the estate of Daniel CROUSE who died in 1865. Ezekiel JOINES and Merida CHEEK repaid a loan of $100 which Daniel CROUSE had made to them on Apr. 27, 1863. (NC Archives Box No. CR.004.508.6.)

1870 census, Alleghany Co., NC (HH#29):
MEREDITH CHEEK, 52, NC
-- Sarah, 44, NC
-- Henderson, 20, NC
-- Matilda, 14, NC
-- Isom, 11, NC
-- Rausy, 8, NC
-- Phebe, 6, NC
-- Burriss, 3, NC
-- Joseph, 1, NC
1880 Census, Alleghany Co., NC, Glade Creek Twp (HH#35):
MEREDITH CHEEK, 60, NC NC NC, farmer
-- Sally, wife, 57, " " "
-- Matilda, dau, 21, " " "
-- Isom, son, 18, " " "
-- Phebe, dau, 17, " " "
-- Buris, son, 14, " " "
-- Joseph, son, 12, " " "

1890 Land Tax List, Grayson Co., VA, Old Town Dist.: MEREDITH CHEEKS, SEN. (NC), 25 acres

1900 Census, Alleghany Co., NC, Glade Creek Twp (HH#82):
MEREDITH CHEEK, b. May 1823, age 77, m. 47 yrs, NC NC NC
-- Sally, Jan. 1826, age 74, m. 47 yrs, 9 children born, 7 living, NC NC NC
-- Burrus, son, b. Mar 1870, age 30, m. 2 yrs, NC NC NC
-- Della, dau-in-law, b. Apr. 1881, age 19, m. 2 yrs, 1 child born, 1 living, NC NC NC
-- May, granddau, May 1899, age 1, NC NC NC

1903. The estate of Meredith CHEEK was probated in Alleghany Co., NC, in 1903. (NC Archives, Box No. CR.004.508.4.) No will recorded.

Deed Abstracts

May 28, 1861. Richard CHEEK, Sr., to Meredith CHEEK, 90 acres on Crab Creek of Little River, adj. Chesley CHEEK & Virginia line, for $100. Signed: Richard (X) CHEEK. Wits: Taliaferro S. HIGGINS, A. RICHISON [RICHARDSON], Richard CHEEK. (Alleghany DB 1:177.)

Apr. 25, 1862. Richard CHEEK, Sr., to Meredith CHEEK, 95 acres on Crab Creek adj. the State line, for $100. Signed: Richard (X) CHEEK. Wits: Alexander RICHARDSON, Eli C. RICHARDSON. Proved Apr. 18, 1881, by Eli C. RICHARDSON. (Alleghany DB 5:80.)

Mar. 20, 1863. Richard CHEEK Sr. to Meredith CHEEK, 100 acres on Crab Creek of Little River, adj. the Virginia line, for $100. Signed: Richard (X) CHEEK, Sr. Wits: A. RICHARDSON, E.C. RICHARDSON. (Alleghany DB 1:178.)

Mar. 15, 1881. Meredith CHEEK, Sr., & wife Sarah to Meredith CHEEK, Jr., & wife Margaret Ann, 12 acres on the Little River adj. corner of Meredith CHEEK, Sr., & Meredith CHEEK, Jr., a branch, & the State Line, for $100. Signed: Meredith (X) CHEEK, Sarah (X) CHEEK. Wits: Jacob BROWN, Isom EDWARDS. Proved Mar. 3, 1898 (ack'd). Reg. May 6, 1898. (Alleghany DB 12:132-133.)

Mar. 27, 1901. Meredith CHEEK & wife Sally to Joe CHEEK, 70 acres in Glade Creek Twp. adj. D. NICHOLS, Meredith CHEEK Jr., Hiram NICHOLS, Allen MOXLEY, H.N. WOODRUFF, & others, so as to include the spring now used on Burrus CHEEK's land, for $500. Signed: Meredith CHEEK, Sally (X) CHEEK. Wit: Wm. JENNINGS. Proved Mar. 27, 1901 (ack'd). Reg. Apr. 2, 1902. (Alleghany DB 16:45.)

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