• Sylvia Williams
  • Parents:
  • David Williams

Henry Cheek &
Sylvia Williams

Henry Cheek, son of Robert "Robin" CHEEK, Jr., & Martha "Patsy" Andrews, was born abt. 1809 in Orange Co., NC, and died bewteen 1870-1880 in Orange Co., NC. He married Sylvia "Silvey" Williams, daughter of David WILLIAMS, Jan. 2, 1829, in Orange Co., NC. She was born abt. 1807 and d. aft. 1880 in Orange Co., NC.

Children of Henry Cheek & Sylvia "Silvey" Williams:

  1. John A. Cheek, b. abt. 1834, Orange Co., NC; d. aft. 1870; m. Mary Ann STRAIN, Dec. 22, 1858, Orange Co., NC (b. abt. 1833; d. aft. 1870.) Children: John Cheek (c.1862), Joseph Cheek (c.1866).
  2. Martha Cheek, b. abt. 1836, Orange Co., NC.
  3. Julius Cheek, b. abt. 1838, Orange Co., NC.
  4. Lydia Ellen Cheek, b. abt. 1840, Orange Co., NC.
  5. Sally Cheek, b. abt. 1842, Orange Co., NC; d. aft. 1870; m. Lafayette PICKARD, Oct. 14, 1866, Orange Co., NC (b. abt. 1835; d. aft. 1870).
  6. Nancy Cheek, b. abt. 1845, Orange Co., NC. Maybe the Nancy CHEEK who m. William PICKARD, Jan. 3, 1866, Orange Co., NC. They lived in Davidson Co., NC.
  7. Henry Robert Cheek, Jr., b. May 25, 1853, Orange Co., NC; d. May 26, 1930, Orange Co., NC; m. Mary Antoinette (Anetta) SYKES, daughter of Enoch & Lucy SYKES, Jan. 31, 1875, Orange Co., NC (b. Mar. 29, 1853; d. Apr. 11, 1932); bur. Chestnut Ridge Methodist Church. Children: Julius Marshall Cheek (c.1876), David Whitfield Cheek (c.1879), Enoch Lendo Cheek (c.1886), Emma Green Cheek. (Thanks to Diane Norblad for info on this family!)
  8. Alexander W. Cheek, b. 1853, Orange Co., NC; d. aft. 1930, Durham Co., NC; m. Martha Jane SYKES, daughter of Enoch SYKES, abt. 1873 (b. Feb. 1855; d. Aug. 7, 1944); bur. Maplewood Cemetery, Durham, NC. Children: John W. Cheek (c.1874), Eugene G. Cheek (1876), Oda Lucy Cheek (c.1879), Elsie Cheek (1882), Ada Cheek (c.1884), Lovie Cheek (1887), Olivia Cheek (1890), Jasper Ernest Cheek (1893), Ira W. Cheek (1896).

Notes

Henry 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.  Henry Cheek married Silvey WILLIAMS on Jan. 2, 1829.  She was the daughter of David WILLIAMS, according to a deed dated Nov. 17, 1860, from Henry CHEEK & wife Silvey to Frederick WILLIAMS for land devised under the will of her late father David WILLIAMS.  (Orange DB 36, p.314.).

Jan. 2, 1829. Henry CHEEK & Silvey WILLIAMS posted a marriage bond in Orange Co., Nc, with bondsmen Laben ANDREWS & Daniel CLOWD.

1840 Census, Orange Co., NC, So. Div., p.255: HENRY CHEEK
1 w/m under 5 2 w/f under 5
1 w/m 5-9 1 w/f 10-14
1 w/m 30-39 1 w/f 30-39

1850 Census, Orange Co., NC, 1st Dist, p.191 (HH#566):
HENRY CHEEK, age 41, farmer, $200, b. in Orange Co., NC
-- Silvia, 43, Orange NC
-- John, 16, " "
-- Martha, 14, " "
-- Julius, 12, " "
-- Lydia, 10, " "
-- Sally, 8, " "
-- Nancy, 5, " "

1850 Agricultural Census, Orange Co., NC: HENRY CHEEK, 60 acres improved land, 52 acres unimproved land, cash value of farm $200, value of farming implements $15, value of livestock $175

1860 Census, Orange Co., NC, Chapel Hill P.O., p.596 (HH#803):
HENRY CHEEK, 49, farmer, $200, $200, NC
-- Silvey, 53, NC
-- Martha, 23, NC
-- Julius, 22, NC
-- Ellen, 20, NC
-- Sallie, 17, NC
-- Nancy, 15, NC
-- Henry, 8, NC
-- Alexander, 7, NC

Nov. 17, 1860. Orange Co., NC. Henry CHEEK & Silvey his wife sold to Frederick WILLIAMS an undivided interest devised under will of her late father, David WILLIAMS, in one tract of 340 acres on waters of Cane Creek & in another tract of 140 acres, residence of the late David WILLIAMS, adj. Richard JONES & heirs of James WATSON (Orange DB 36, p.314.)  Note, David WILLIAMS' will is recorded in Orange WB F, p.469.

1870 Census, Orange Co., NC, Bingham Twp,. p.109 (HH#173):
HENRY CHEEK, 60, farming, NC
-- Siva, 62, NC
-- Martha, 36, NC
-- Henry, 15, NC
-- Maggie, 2, NC
1880 Census, Orange Co., NC, Bingham Twp., p.241:
HENRY CHEEK, 27, NC NC NC, farmer
-- Antinet, wife, 26, NC NC NC
-- Marshal, son, 4, " " "
-- David W., son, 1, " " "
-- Silva, mother, 77, " " "

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