• Mary Gean

Eli Cheek
of Chatham County, NC

Eli Cheek, son of Mastin CHEEK, was born between 1790-1795 in Orange Co., NC, and died between 1840-1850 in Chatham Co., NC,. He married (1) Nancy Durham, daughter of Thomas DURHAM & Susannah CATES, Apr. 10, 1820, in Orange Co., NC. She was born abt. 1800, and died abt. 1822 in Orange Co., NC. He married (2) Mary "Polly" Gean, Apr. 23, 1822, in Orange Co., NC. She was born abt. 1807 and died aft. 1860 in Chatham Co., NC.  She married (2nd) Harlan BEAVERS, Nov. 15, 1857, Chatham Co., NC.

Children of Eli Cheek & Nancy Durham: none identified.

Children of Eli Cheek & Mary "Polly" Gean:

  1. Margaret Cheek, b. Jan. 6, 1823, Orange Co., NC; d. Feb. 23, 1910.
  2. Nancy Cheek, b. abt. 1824, Orange Co., NC.
  3. Wesley Green Cheek, b. abt. 1828, Orange Co., NC; d. June 22, 1909, Chatham Co., NC; m. (1) Emeline JOHNSON, daughter of Jesse JOHNSON & Martha BUCKNER, abt. 1851 (b. Feb. 10, 1828; d. Feb. 1, 1866[?]); m. (2) Elizabeth BUCKNER, daughter of Thomas JOHNSON & Frances JONES (widow of __ BUCKNER), Sept. 17, 1861 (b. Apr. 14, 1836; d. Mar. 23, 1910). Children: Elbridge Cheek (1852), Milton White Cheek (1854), Clinton Cheek (1855), Wiley A. Cheek (1860), Eli Crow Cheek (1862), Wesley Doctor Cheek (1867), Mary E. Cheek (1869), Robert D. Cheek (1878).
  4. William Mack Cheek, b. abt. 1833, Orange Co., NC; d. 1915; m. Elizabeth F. LLOYD, daughter of Frederick LLOYD, Mar. 31, 1860, Orange Co., NC (b. abt. 1832; d. ?). Marriage reported in The Weekly Standard, Raleigh, NC, Apr. 18, 1860. Children: John W. Cheek (c.1858), James M. Cheek (1860), Margaret Cheek (c.1865), John W. Cheek (c.1868).
  5. Joseph Trotman "Toot" Cheek, b. Oct. 3, 1834, Orange Co., NC; d. Aug. 24, 1918, Alamance Co., NC; m. (1) Fannie CAMPBELL, abt. 1859 (b. abt. 1830; d. bef. 1893); (2) Caroline __, abt. 1893 (b. May 1849; d. aft. 1910). Children: Eli B. Cheek (c.1860), William Vance Cheek (c.1862), Emma Cheek (c. 1864), Caroline Cheek (1870), Baxter M. Cheek (c.1874), Mary J. Cheek (c.1876), Ninna (Minnie?) Cheek (c.1878), Mattie Cheek (1882).
  6. Tahaza Cheek, b. abt. 1837, Orange Co., NC.
  7. Catherine Miranda Cheek, b. Apr. 8, 1839, Orange Co., NC; d. Jan. 11, 1916, Richmond Co., NC; m. Alfred HADLEY, son of John HADLEY & Mary __ (b. June 11, 1839; d. Jan. 8, 1920).
  8. Mary Ann Camilla Cheek, b. abt. 1843, Orange or Chatham Co., NC.
  9. George E. Cheek, b. abt. 1845, Orange or Chatham Co., NC; d. aft. 1880, Alamance Co., NC?; m. Mary Elizabeth __ (b. abt. 1835; d. aft.1880). Children: Edward Cheek (c.1872), William Cheek (c.1874), John Cheek (c.1876).
  10. Eli Baxter Cheek, b. abt. 1847, Orange or Chatham Co., NC; d. Sept. 7, 1872.

Notes

Apr. 10, 1820, Orange Co., NC. Eli CHEEK and Nancy DURHAM posted a marriage bond. Bondsman: Thos. DURHAM.

Apr. 23, 1822, Orange Co., NC. Eli CHEEK and Polly GEAN posted a marriage bond. Bondsman: Isaac MORRIS.

1830 Census, Orange Co., NC, p.272: ELI CHEEK
1 w/m under 5 1 w/f under 5
1 w/m 30-39 2 w/f 5-9
  1 w/f 20-29

1840 Census, Orange Co., NC, So. Div., p.226: ELI CHEEK
1 w/m under 5 1 w/f under 5
1 w/m 5-9 1 w/f 5-9
1 w/m 10-14 1 w/f 10-14
1 w/m 40-49 2 w/f 15-19
  1 w/f 30-39

Note: Eli probably died between 1840-1850 based on his absence from the census after 1840. Mary "Polly" GEAN, widow of Eli CHEEK, may be the Mary CHEEK who m. Harlan BEAVERS, Nov. 15, 1857, in Chatham Co., NC.

1850 Census, Chatham Co., NC, p.358 (HH#100):
POLLY CHEEK, 43, NC
-- Nancy, 26, NC
-- Wesley G., 21, NC
-- William M., 17, farmer, NC
-- Tahaza F., 13, NC
-- Miranda C., 11, NC
-- Mary A.C., 7, NC
-- George E.P., 5, NC
-- Eli B., 3, NC
1860 Census, Chatham Co., NC, Eastern Dist., Hadleys Mills P.O., p.79:
HARLAN BEAVERS, 55, laborer
-- Mary, 55
CHEEK, Mary, 18

Note: In the 1860 census, Eli & Polly's son Baxter CHEEK (age 13) was living with Samuel & Jane LEWIS, Chatham Co., NC, Eastern Dist., p.81.  Wesley G. CHEEK (age 31), Nancy CHEEK (age 36), and William M. CHEEK (age 28) are listed in the 1860 census of Chatham Co., NC, Middle Div., Pittsboro P.O., p. 109 (HH#546-547).

1870 Census, Chatham Co., NC, Pittsboro P.O., p.187 (HH#573):
MARY BEAVERS, 61, keeping house, $800, $500, NC
-- Jas. W., 35, farmer, NC

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