• Euphemia Poe
  • Parents:
  • Hasten Poe

Wesley Cheek
of Orange County, NC

Wesley Cheek, son of Robert "Robin" CHEEK, Jr., & Martha "Patsy" Andrews, was born 1820 in Orange Co., NC, and died Apr. 1847, in Orange Co., NC. He married Euphemia Poe, daughter of Hasten POE, abt. 1845. She was born abt. 1828 and died aft. 1880 in Orange Co., NC.

Children of Wesley Cheek & Euphemia Poe:

  1. Mary Bethel Cheek, b. Jan. 12, 1846, Orange Co., NC; d. Apr. 19, 1898, Orange Co., NC; m. Sidney C. DURHAM, abt. 1869 (b. June 7, 1843; d. Apr. 15, 1913); bur. Bethel Baptist Church, Alleghany Co., NC. Children: Lily Durham (c.1879), Letta Durham (c.1879).
  2. John Wesley Cheek, b. Dec. 5, 1847, Orange Co., NC; d. July 18, 1914, Orange Co., NC; m. Elizabeth ANDREWS, abt. 1869 (b. Nov. 24, 1851; d. Apr. 8, 1913); bur. Cane Creek Baptist Church, Orange Co., NC. Children: Norfleet Cheek (1870), John W. Cheek (1871), Willie C. Cheek (c.1878), Ella Cheek (c.1879).


In May 1847, "Eupheme CHEEK," widow of Wesley CHEEK, who "departed this life in the month of April 1847," petitioned the court for a year's provisions.  The administrator was William CHEEK.  A report of sale of personal property was made at May Term 1849, and a final inventory was filed on Aug. 1, 1849.  (NC Archives, Orange Co. Estate Papers).  Wesley Cheek was a son of Robert "Robin" CHEEK of Orange County, NC, proven by estate papers filed after Robert's death in 1866 that list all of his heirs including "heirs of Westly CHEEK".

1850 Census, Orange Co., NC, 1st Dist., p.190 (HH#550):
HASTEN POE, 54, farmer, 885, Orange NC
-- Happy, 23, Orange NC
-- Mary, 20, Orange NC
-- Panthea, 17, Orange NC
-- Reuben, 14, Orange NC
-- Norfleet, 12, Orange NC
CHEEK, Euphemia, 22, NC
-- Bethel, 4, NC
-- Wesley, 2, NC
1860 Census, Orange Co., NC, Chapel Hill Twp., p.530 (HH#268):
HASTING POE, 63, farmer, $846, $600, NC
-- Happy, 30, NC
CHEEK, Phemia, 28, NC
POE, Partha, 24, NC
-- Doctor, 23, farm laborer, NC
-- Norfleet, 21, farm laborer, NC
CHEEK, Bethel, 13, NC
-- Robt., 12, NC
1870 Census, Orange Co., NC, Bingham Twp., p.101 (HH#39):
CLARK, Frank E., 22, blacksmith, NC
-- Martha, 18, NC
CLARK, John, 70, blacksmith, NC
-- Banshady, 63, NC
-- Mary J., 25, NC
1880 Census, Orange Co., NC, Bingham Twp., p.247:
SIDNEY C. DURHAM, 36, farmer, NC NC NC
-- Mary B., 34, NC NC NC
-- Lily B., dau, 1, NC NC NC
-- Leta D., dau, 1, NC NC NC
DURHAM, Elizabeth, mother, 70, NC NC NC
CHEEK, Euphemi, mother-in-law, 54, NC NC NC
KIRKLAND, Henry, 31, B, NC NC NC