• Margaret A. Bishop

Nash Cheek
of Durham County, NC

Nash Cheek, son of John CHEEK & Susanna ESTRIDGE (ESTES), was born Aug. 29, 1823, in Orange Co., NC, and died Nov. 22, 1904, in Durham Co., NC. He married Margaret Alice Bishop, daughter of James BISHOP & Cynthia CARROLL, Sept. 17, 1844, Orange Co., NC. She was born Feb. 25, 1824, in Orange Co., NC, and died Dec. 28, 1913, in Durham Co., NC. Nash and Margaret are buried at the Maplewood Cemetery in Durham Co., NC.

Children of Nash Cheek & Margaret Alice Bishop:

  1. Thomas Franklin Cheek, b. July 7, 1845, Orange Co., NC; d. Mar. 22, 1909, Chattanooga Co., TN; m. Mary Ellen WHITTED, Jan. 1, 1868, Orange Co., NC (b. abt. 1847; d. July 30, 1924); bur. Maplewood Cemetery, Durham Co., NC. Child: Claude Northcutt Cheek (c.1869).
  2. James Wilson Cheek, b. June 11, 1847, Orange Co., NC; d. Apr. 14, 1915, Memphis, Shelby Co., TN; m. Annie M. HARDIN, July 3, 1872, Orange Co., NC.
  3. Artelia Frances Cheek, b. May 29, 1849, Orange Co., NC; d. Nov. 22, 1910, Alamance Co., NC; never married; bur. Broughton Cemetery, Morganton, NC.
  4. Susan Margaret Cheek, b. Feb. 11, 1853, Orange Co., NC; d. Dec. 7, 1919, Durham Co., NC; m. Elbert H. HERNDON, son of Reuben HERDON & Nancy JENKINS, Mar. 12, 1874, Orange Co., NC (b. Mar. 31, 1843; d. Dec. 8, 1924); bur. Maplewood Cemetery, Durham Co., NC.
  5. Parsonus Bradlet Cheek, b. Feb. 6, 1855, Orange Co., NC; d. Oct. 14, 1915, Durham Co., NC; m. Nancy Llewellen VICKERS, June 11, 1882, Durham Co., NC (b. July 3, 1862; d. Mar. 7, 1905); bur. Maplewood Cemetery, Durham Co., NC.
  6. Mary Emeline Cheek, b. Feb. 6, 1857, Orange Co., NC; d. Feb. 13, 1883, Orange Co., NC; m. John Marion MARTIN.
  7. John Weldon Cheek, b. Sept. 22, 1859, Orange Co., NC; d. Sept. 11, 1918, Wake Co., NC; m. Nannie Bettie PURYEAR, June 11, 1885, Durham Co., NC.
  8. Andrew Jackson Cheek, b. Oct. 7, 1861, Orange Co., NC; d. June 15, 1864, Orange Co., NC.
  9. William Ruffin Cheek, b. Dec. 17, 1864, Orange Co., NC; d. Mar. 20, 1926, Durham Co., NC; never married; bur. Maplewood Cemetery, Durham Co., NC.
  10. Irene Lee Cheek, b. Oct. 13, 1867, Orange Co., NC; d. Jan. 18, 1905, Chatham Co., NC; m. James Gaston HAMLET (b. Jan. 27, 1861; d. July 6, 1924); bur. Mount Pleasant Church Cemetery, Baldwin Twp., Chatham Co., NC.

Notes

Nash Cheek was a Baptist preacher. According to his obituary, "Being gifted in exhortation, singing and prayer, he was very useful in revivals and his help was much sought in protracted meetings."  The obituary also states that he was born Aug. 29, 1823, and died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 1904, in his 82nd year, leaving his wife (age 79), five sons and three daughters living.  He also had a son who died at age 2 and a daughter who died at age 20.  His mother lived to be 102 years old.

Additional info about this family is reportedly from Nash Cheek's family Bible which at one time was in the possession of Mrs. Ronald Young of Raleigh, NC.

Sept. 1844. Nash CHEEK m. Margaret Alice BISHOP in Orange Co., NC. (Carrie L. Broughton, Marriage and Death Notices in the Raleigh Register & North Carolina State Gazette (Gen. Pub. Co., 1992), p.266.)

May 23, 1846. Orange Co., NC. Nash CHEEK released to Charles HOWARD, for $20.00, his interest in the undivided land on New Hope Creek "which hath descended to him by Law as one of the heirs of the late John CHEEK, dec'd, his father" (Orange DB 32, p.438).

1850 Census, Orange Co., NC, 1st Dist., p.163 (HH#142):
NASH CHEEK, 26, carpenter, Orange Co., NC
-- Margaret, 24, Orange NC
-- Thomas F., 5, Orange NC
-- James Wilson, 3, Orange NC
-- Attelia F., 2, Orange NC
1860 Census, Orange Co., NC, Chapel Hill Twp., p.509 (HH#109):
NASH CHEEK, 37, mrct, $1500, $2000, NC
-- Margaret, 35, NC
-- Thomas, 15, NC
-- Jas. W., 14, NC
-- Artelia, 13, NC
-- Susan, 12, NC
-- Pirsnos, 10, m, NC
-- Mary, 10, NC
-- John, 9, NC

March 18, 1867. Orange Co., NC. Nash CHEEK sold to Nathaniel CREEL for $200.00 a lot on Walnut Street adjoining ANDREWS and LEWTER, apparently in Chapel Hill. Witness: Thomas F. CHEEK and Wm. CREEL. (Orange DB 37, p.440).

June 10, 1868. Orange Co., NC. Wm. A. GUTHRIE of Cumberland Co., Trustee of Nash CHEEK and John W. CARR of Orange Co., on basis of Deed of Trust of Jan 21, 1867, did on Feb 1, 1868, sell a "lot in Village of Chapel Hill whereon Nash CHEEK now lives" adjoining John H. WEAVER and Mrs. SILER; John W. CARR was high bidder at $260.00 (Orange DB 39, p.101).

1870 Census, Orange Co., NC, p.154 (HH#130):
NASH CHEEK, 50, carpenter, NC
-- Margaret A., 45, NC
-- Artelia F., 20, NC
-- Susan, 17, NC
-- Pisonus, 15, NC
-- Mary E., 13, NC
-- John W., 11, NC
-- Wellie, 6, NC
-- Irene L., 3, NC

Nov. 30, 1874. Nash CHEEK of Durham, Orange Co., purchased from John B. MORRIS & wife, for $200.00, a tract in the Town of Durham adjoining John A. MCMANNERS, beginning at the sidewalk on South St. (Orange DB 43, p.77).

1880 Census, Orange Co., NC, Durham Twp., p.176:
NASH CHEEK, 57, carpenter, NC NC NC
-- Parsonas, 15, son, NC NC NC
-- Artetia, 23, dau, " " "
-- Margarett, 55, wife, " " "
-- John W., 19, son, " " "
-- Willie B., 14, son, " " "
-- Irenee F., 13, dau, " " "

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