Cheek Family Genealogy
Cheek Family Genealogy

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1. James Cheek - was born about 1797 in Kentucky.
James married Jane Cowan. Jane was born about 1799 in Tennesse.
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  William Cheek
ii.  Jefferson Cheek was born on 20 May 1821 in Kentucky and died on 20 Apr 1895 in Claiborne, Tennessee .
Jefferson married Priscilla Fultz on 20 Apr 1843 in Claiborne, Tennessee. Priscilla was born on 4 Mar 1820 in Tennessee. She died on 27 Jun 1907 in Claiborne, Tennessee .

Priscilla - daughter of John Jack Fultz and Martha Patsy Fullington

Jefferson -

Census: 1860 -, Campbell, Tennessee
Name Age
Jefferson Cleek 39
Priscilla Cleek 40
Jane Cleek 15
James Cleek 13
Martha Cleek 10
Geo W Cleek 1


email from Sandy Runions

 
I have been to Jefferson Cheek's grave site in Tazewell. He and Pricilla are on a hill. Jefferson's father George Washington and Amanda are in the DeBusk Cemetery. The road to the DeBusk Cemetery is just past the Cline Shop site--my grandfather. Gracie Cheek was my grandmother.
 
The Cheek tree may be: James, son of James, son of Robert, son of Richard, son of Richard. Most of my research is from the computer. One site that has helped me many times is the Claiborne County Pioneer Project. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ccpp/pioneer/index.htm
 
Have you seen Joe Clark's Home Folks book? He took pictures of Claiborne Co in the late 30's or early 40's. In Claiborne County, Tennessee: Pictorial History, 1801-2001 there's Unalee Cheek on page 67, on page 152 William Newton Vansel married Mollie Cheek, mamaw's sister.
(Sources: - 1)
iii.  Elizabeth Cheek
iv.  Jane Cheek
v.  Mary A Cheek
vi.  Nelson Cheek was born about 1827 in TN and died on 13 Apr 1863 in Vicksburg, MS .

Nelson - Nelson Cheek b. 1827 in TN - died 13 April 1863 in Vicksburg, MS. (Civil War death) Sometime between 1856 and 1859 the family moved to Dent Co., MO Co D 32nd MO Reg, 56/1 Pvt, Grave Section: H-122 Conflicting dates of death, may also have died: 12 May 1863
vii.  Robert Cheek was born in 1828 in Claiborne County, Tennessee and died before 1900 in Clay County Ky .
viii.  James Cheek , Jr was born about 1835 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. See #2. below.
----- Second Generation -----
2. James Cheek , Jr - was born about 1835 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. He is the son of James Cheek and Jane Cowan.
James married Mary A Cox on 26 Jun 1863 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. Mary was born about 1836 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. (Sources: - 2) (Sources: - 2)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Jeff Cheek was born in 1889 and died on 2 May 1964 in Laurel . (Sources: - 2 - 3)
ii.  Andrew Cheek was born on 10 Aug 1871 in Laurel Co. KY and died on 17 Sep 1963 in Harlan Co., Kentucky .
iii.  Newton Irvin Cheek was born on 29 Mar 1874 in Bell Co., Kentucky and died on 12 Nov 1940 . See #3. below.
iv.  Wiley Cheek was born on 1 May 1924 and died Sep 1979 in Arlington, Tarrant County, Texas .
v.  Living Cheek
----- Third Generation -----
3. Newton Irvin Cheek - was born on 29 Mar 1874 in Bell Co., Kentucky and died on 12 Nov 1940 . He was the son of James Cheek , Jr and Mary A Cox.
Newton married Sarah Hoskins on 9 Jun 1896 in Laurel Co. KY. Sarah was born May 1878 in Leslie County, Kentucky.

Newton -

Census: 1920 Bush, Laurel, Kentucky
Newton Cheek head 49 Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky  
Sarah Cheek wife 41 Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky  
Rosa Cheek daughter 17 Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky  
Henry Cheek son 14 Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky  
Maggie Cheek daughter 13 Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky  
Willie Cheek son 11 Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky  
Robert Cheek son 9 Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky  
Ernie Cheek son 5 Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky  
Ada Lee Cheek daughter 8/12 Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky  
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Ada Cheek
ii.  Elsie Cheek
iii.  Maggie Cheek
iv.  Rosa Cheek
v.  Irvin Cheek
vi.  Lewis Cheek
vii.  Henry Tolliver Cheek was born on 13 Feb 1904 in Laurel Co., Ky. See #4. below.
viii.  Willie W. Cheek was born in 1910 in Laurel Co. KY.
ix.  Robert Cheek was born on 17 Oct 1911 and died Dec 1998 in London, Kentucky .
----- Fourth Generation -----
4. Henry Tolliver Cheek - was born on 13 Feb 1904 in Laurel Co., Ky. He is the son of Newton Irvin Cheek and Sarah Hoskins.
Henry married Minnie May Taylor on 4 Oct 1927 in Laurel Co. KY. Minnie was born on 11 Dec 1908 in Laurel Co. KY. She was the daughter of William Taylor , Jr. and Rebecca L. Jones. She died on 9 Dec 1969 . (Sources: - 4)

Henry - In 1930, lived with his father in law, Bill Taylor. Adjoining farms were owned by Floyd Cheek and his wife Mary, and Roscoe Taylor and his wife Simmie.

Census: 1930 Laurel Co, Ky
Bill Taylor head 52 Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky Farmer
Henry Cheek son in law 25 Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky Laborer
Minnie Cheek daughter 21 Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky none
Kathlane Cheek grand daughter Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky none  


About my Grandpa Henry - by Becky Scott

 
The family stories are that he left Kentucky to escape threats on his life as the result of a murder trial in which he testified for the prosecution. He told me about his adventures running a still with his father-in-law in Indiana in Brown County. It was the terrible time of the depression and they were nearly starving working as share croppers.
 
The still helped them survive. Grandpa told me about one of his favorite customers, a gentleman from the "city" who came to visit his cousin on the next ridge. He came over and purchased moonshine, visited with the family and were well liked by my grandparents. Grandpa told me that the gentleman would at times have supper or a cup of coffee with them. He was fond oftheir daughter (my mother) Kathleen who was very small for her age, he bounced her on his knee and played with her. Until the day she died, my mother would become very irritated with me when I reminded her that she was a "Dillinger Babe," for the "gentleman" was John Dillinger! And while every lawman in the nation was looking for him, he and my mother were playing in the kitchen!
 
(from Descendants of "Bill" William Taylor)
(Sources: - 5 - 4)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Kathleen Eual Cheek was born on 17 Jun 1928 and died on 4 Jan 2001 . See #5. below.
ii.  Bill Eugene Cheek was born on 26 Jul 1932 in Brown Co., Indiana and died Dec 2010 . See #6. below.
Image of HenryCheek, Minnie Taylor (Cheek) and baby Kathleen

HenryCheek, Minnie Taylor (Cheek) and baby Kathleen


(photo from Descendants of "Bill" William Taylor and Talitha Cumi (Woolum) Taylor web site)






----- Fifth Generation -----
5. Kathleen Eual Cheek - was born on 17 Jun 1928 and died on 4 Jan 2001 . She was the daughter of Henry Tolliver Cheek and Minnie May Taylor.
Kathleen married Paul E. Scott in 1953 in Jackson Co Indiana. He died Oct 1980 .
  Then Kathleen married Winfred L. Cornett in 1984 in Freetown, IN. He died on 1 Sep 2010 and was buried in Freetown Christian Church Cemetery .

Kathleen - Becky Scott is her oldest daughter. (Sources: - 6 - 7)
Children with Paul E. Scott
i.  Rebecca D. "Becky" Scott
ii.  Patty Scott

Patty - Patty Scott married Lowell J. Cooper and lives in Marion Ohio with their two children Amanda Kathleen and Jonathan Patrick. Amanda is engaged to be married on April 9, 2011 to Caleb Tolliver in Salem, IN.
6. Bill Eugene Cheek - was born on 26 Jul 1932 in Brown Co., Indiana and died Dec 2010 . He was the son of Henry Tolliver Cheek and Minnie May Taylor.
Bill married Beverly Davis. Beverly was born on 27 Jul 1939 in Michigan. She is the daughter of Charles Masley Davis and Mary Elizabeth Rodgers.

Bill - When I met with Bill in 2008, he was spry and told stories about his family, John Dillinger, etc. He tells of the time he took his dad to visit the Dillinger Museum. His dad was dissapointed and said "It just goes to show how much the media can get things wrong." He also said "Grandpa Taylor did make moonshine - some of the best in the County."(Al Hart Jr.)

email from Rebecca Scott

 
I just stumbled across your lovely site. Just to add on Kathleen Eual Cheek married Paul E. Scott in Jackson Co Indiana in 1953. Paul died in a farming accident in October 1980. Kathleen remarried in 1984 to Winfred L. Cornett in Freetown, IN. She passed away January 4, 2001 due to a sudden stroke. Winfred died on September 1, 2010. Both are buried in the Freetown Christian Church Cemetery. Patty Scott married Lowell J. Cooper and lives in Marion Ohio with their two children Amanda Kathleen and Jonathan Patrick. Amanda is engaged to be married on April 9, 2011 to Caleb Tolliver in Salem, IN. Billy Eugene Cheek passed away in December 2010 and is buried at the Houston Cemetery, in northern Jackson County near his parents Henry and Minnie. Billy and Beverly were divorced for many years and he remarried Violet Ayers and they had one daughter Billie Tollivia who lives in Seymour, IN. Emmanuel Irvin Cheek, Minnie and Henry's younger son died in 2008. He married Rose Eversole and they had two sons Jeffery Emmanuel and Lewis Irvin. Manuel and Rose divorced and Manuel remarried two more times. Lewis and His wife Stephanie live in Seymour and have two grown daughters and six grandchildren. I live in Seymour with my cat "Gracie". An "Old Maid" as Aunt Rosie Rush once called me. I work at Holiday Inn Express and conduct a personal speaking ministry called A Lily of His Field. Thanks again for your hard work getting our family tree information out for those of us who don't have the patience to be geneologists! Best Wishes, Rebecca D. Scott
(Sources: - 7)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Valerie Cheek was born on 13 Oct 1957 in Seymour, Indiana.
Valerie married Lynn Edwin Phippen. Lynn was born on 12 Jun 1950 in Prescott, AZ. He is the son of George Albert Phippen.
See Phippen family for children.
Sources:
1 Lawrence, Dunbar, Trolson, Edwards and Ernst, Drown, Clark, Wade Family Genealogies Marcia Ernst Web: http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=AHN&db=ernstm&id=I09026
2 OneWorldTree (view detail...)
3 Kentucky Death Index, 1911-2000 (view detail...)
4 Descendants of "Bill" William Taylor and Talitha Cumi (Woolum) Taylor Web: http://www.geocities.com/luvacuzn3/TaylorWilliamTalithaWoolm.html
5 Cheek, Cheeks, Chick, Kelly, Jones, and other families Donald J. Cheeks Web: http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=djcheeks&id=I14401
6 MY EASTERN KENTUCKY FAMILY Bonnie GAY Christensen Web: http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=gayfamilyfile&id=I093030
7 email from Rebecca D. Scott Rebecca D. Scott Jan 2011 (view detail...)

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