William Cheek, Jr.,
of Surry County, NC

Wiliam Cheek, son of William CHEEK & Elizabeth or Susanna ROSS, was born between 1790-1800, probably in VA, and died bewteen 1830-1840 in Surry Co., NC. He married Rhoda Money, Mar. 1, 1819, in Surry Co., NC. She was born abt. 1802 in North Carolina, and died 1860-1870 in Yadkin Co., NC.

Children of William Cheek & Rhoda Money:

  1. Mary Cheek, b. abt. 1825, Surry Co., NC.
  2. John Cheek, b. abt. 1829, Surry Co., NC; d. ?; m. Nancy BROWN, Apr. 16, 1859, Yadkin Co., NC.
  3. Elizabeth Cheek, b. abt. 1832, Surry Co., NC; d. 1920, Yadkin Co., NC; m. James CHAPPELL, Feb. 15, 1867, Yadkin Co., NC. Children: Wiley C. Cheek (1853), Isaac Clem "Ike" Cheek (1854), Elbert D. Chappell (1866), Rody C. Chappell (c.1868), James Chappell (c.1869).
  4. Josiah Cheek, b. abt. 1835, Surry Co., NC.
  5. Martha Cheek, b. abt. 1838, Surry Co., NC; d. Oct. 31, 1904; bur. Longtown Cemetery, Yadkin Co., NC. She had several children by an unknown father: William Miller Cheek (1861) (m. Martha Jane ROYAL); Joseph Cranfield Cheek (1863); Louisa Jane "Lilly" Cheek (1868), John Henry Cheek (1871), Samuel Tilson Cheek (1875).
  6. Thomas Cheek, b. abt. 1839, Surry Co., NC.
  7. Caroline Cheek, b. abt. 1840, Surry Co., NC. Possibly the Nancy CHEEK who m. Mager (Major) HUNTER, Nov. 25, 1866, Yadkin Co., NC.

Notes

William Cheek, Jr., was born between 1790-1800 and is named in his father William Cheek's 1802 will.  William Jr. lived in the southern part of Surry County, NC, which later became Yadkin County.  He seems to have been living with his brother John Cheek in the 1810 census, based on the ages of household members.

Mar. 1, 1819. William CHEEK & Rhoda MONEY posted a marriage bond in Surry Co., NC; John CHEEK, bondsman.

1820 Census, Surry Co., NC, p.660: WILLIAM CHEEK
1 w/m 26-45 1 w/f under 10
No slaves 1 w/f 26-45

Feb. 17, 1825. Wm. CHEEK was a witness for John MONEY in a lawsuit brought by John HAINES. Paid for 7 days attendance and travel of 86 miles. (Surry Co., NC, Court Minutes 1824-1826.)

1830 Census, Surry Co., NC, p.90: WILLIAM CHEEK
1 w/m under 5 1 w/f 5-9
1 w/m 5-9 1 w/f 10-14
1 w/m 30-39 1 w/f 20-29

1840 Census, Surry Co, NC (Hough's Dist.), p.120: RHODA CHEEKS
1 w/m under 5 1 w/f under 5
2 w/m 5-9 1 w/f 5-9
1 w/m 10-14 1 w/f 15-19
No slaves 1 w/f 30-39

1850 Census, Surry Co., NC, So. Div., p.184 (HH#375):
RHODA CHEEKS, 48, NC
-- John, 21, farmer, $80, NC
-- Elisabeth, 18, NC
-- Josiah, 15, NC
-- Martha, 12, NC
-- Thomas, 10, NC
1860 Census, Yadkin Co., NC, Bald Knob P.O., p.732 (HH#879):
RHODY CHEEK, 60, $--, $40, NC
-- Elisabeth, 27, NC
-- Josiah, 23, day laborer, NC
-- Martha, 20, NC
-- Caroline, 11, NC
-- Wiley, 8, NC
-- John, 4, NC

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