The CHEEK, ATTAWAY & ANTHONY families of Virginia, South Carolina, and Georgia
Early Cheeks of England
The Cheek surname is indicative of a person with a scarred or distinctive cheek. It is derived from the Middle English “Cheeke”. The Cheke family in England trace their descent in an unbroken line to RICHARD CHEKE, who held the manor of Motteston on the Isle of Wight during the reign of Richard II in the late 14th century. A later descendant, SIR JOHN CHEKE (1514-1557) was Regius Proffessor of Greek at St John’s College at Cambridge, and tutor to the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VI. When Edward became King, Sir John became Secretary of State.
Sir John Chekce’s (sic) estate was Pyrgo Park at Havering-atte-Bower, Essex. Unfortunately it was bombed out in WWII as were all the parish records of his church nearby. The country estate of his father’s family and older brother, Mottistone, on the Isle of Wight, is still there. Sir John also owned property in Clare, Suffolk, and Spalding, Lincolnshire. The surname is fairly well established in Essex, Hants, the Isle of Wight, and the W. Country, but is rare elsewhere.
Early Cheeks in the Americas
Records suggest that the Virginia Cheeks originated in France, where they were possibly Huguenots that came to the Colonies after first migrating to England.
Holten’s The Original Lists of People of Quality, list two Cheeks who arrived in Barbados in 1679: George Checke and William Cheek. On Dec. 9, 1685 three individuals named Phillip Cheeke (one aged 16 and listed as a ploughman) also landed in Barbados.
The following individuals were to be found in the American Colonies:
1.) Thomas Cheek came to Maryland in 1668.
2.) James Chick, Carpenter, unmarried–a member by convincement (Quaker) from meeting at Callumpton, County of Devon, England 12 month 25 day 1683. The certificate was applied for at the meeting of Callampton 10 month 23 Day 1683, by Richard Styling “on ye behalf of one James Chick, carpenter who was formerly his servant and hath since transported himself into Pennsylvania”. It is interesting that this “Chick” is listed as a carpenter, for it is has been said by my family that the first Cheek brothers in America were cabinet makers. Likewise, Richard Cheek of Oklahoma says his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather were all cabinet makers. He has a photo of Robert Bruce Cheek standing with Samuel Perryman Cheek (brother of William Chesley Cheek) in their shop.
3.) John Cheek came to Virginia in 1696
4.) Elizabeth Cheek married John Moore Sept. 8, 1696 in New York
5.) William Cheek b.Dec 22, 1728 London England married Elizabeth Lindal. They came to VA in 1747 or 1754. He died there, probably in Bedford, VA in 1799. One of William’s three surviving sons, Thomas went south to the Carolinas (probably New Bern) and two others, Henry and Nicholas went to KY. William’s fourth son, John died of a spider bite when he was a child. The 1785 census lists a William Cheek and an unidentified Richard Cheeke (maybe a brother or cousin) as living in Bedford VA. There was also a George Cheek (quite possibly the George Cheek below) living father north near Culpeper, whose children later went to Kentucky and Indiana.
6.) George Cheek came to Potomac, MD on 10 April 1742 on the ship Bond—John Gardiner, Capt; from English Convicts in Colonial America.
7.) Edward Cheek came to VA in 1750.
8.) James Cheek b. 1736 in Brunswick Co., VA d.bf 1819 in Orange Co., NC married Jane (1746 – 1792). Children: James, Mastin, and Hartwell. It is possible this is the James Cheek of “Sept., 1755 of Edgecombe Co NC, firmly bound unto William Little of Surry Co VA for 40 pounds of current VA money, said Cheek shall make over a certain tract of land, 300 acres all the said Cheek’s land on the south side of Cheek’s Mill swamp. Wit: Amos Atkinson, Abraham Little/ Edgecombe Co., NC Deed Bk 2, 1732-1758 pg 69”.
9.) John Cheek–26 July 1764 and wife Jane to John Stephens of Cumberland Co for 200 acres on the Pee Dee above the mouth of Browns Creek at John Clarks lower corner–granted to John Colloson 26 Nov 1746 and conveyed to John Cheek 28 June 1750. Wit: J. Pickett, Thomas Williams Sg: John Cheek and Jane Cheek. Anson Co NC Deeds Vol. 3 pg 137-138
10.) James Cheek b. 1762 –Rev Pension–Frederick Co VA 20 Sept 1834, aged 72 years, served in VA, lived in Frederick Co., VA during and after the war. William T. Rowsey and George Blakeman made affidavits–Pension No. S-16708
11.) Ludwick Cheek arrived in Maryland in 1773.
12.) William Cheek m. Jeanie Raglin from Goochland Parish VA; children: a.) son Burwell Cheek b. 15 Jan 1776. Douglas Reg. pg 101 and 170.
13.) William Cheek married Mary Ryland 1779 in Essex/ Old Rappahanock Co., VA
14.) William Cheek –March 23, 1786 James Sims and Elizabeth his wife of Union Co., SC to William Chick in the state of Virginia, James City Co. for L205-5, 342 acres in Louisa and Hanover Counties on Tarapin Swamp bounded by lands of Pouncey Anderson, David Johnson, Nathan Sims, Matthew Sims and John Glen. Wit: Pettus Ragland, John Bullock, Nathan Sims, Nathaniel Henderdon. Prob 9 Setp 1786. Hanover Co VA Deeds 1783-1792 pg 174-175
Early Cheek history provided by:
1.) Linda Gale Smith Cheek
2.) Logan McK Cheek III
3.) Oxford’s A Dictionary of Surnames
4.) American immigrant research by David Jones
A possible lineage down to Richard Cheek:
A.) Sir Thomas Cheek recorded as living in the Virginia Colony in 1619 and 1623 (source: LDS)
B.) Anthony Cheek b. 1625 found in court records for Lancaster County, VA 1661-1663 and Old Rappahanock Co., VA in 1664. his son was:
C.) John Cheek b. 1664 – d. 1745 in Essex Co., VA. He is found in Essex Co. Records 1679 – 1710
Richard Cheek & Jane (Randolph Lowery (?)
Their Life: Richard was born about 1695 in Spotsylvania, VA His wife, Jane (perhaps Randolph?) was born about 1700 in Spotsylvania VA. They were married about 1722. In 1728 Richard witnessed several wills in Sptsylvania County, VA.
“Feb. 1, 1729-30 Richard Cheek of St. Geo Parish, Spts Co. to John Miller of St. Mary’s Parish, Caroline Co. 4000 weight of Tobacco, 70 a. of land in St. Geo Parish—–part of a pat. granted John Quarles Sept. 3, 1723. Jane Cheek acknowledged her right of dower in the sd. land by Wm Bartlett, her attorney”.
“Jan. 7, 1729 Richard Cheek of St. Geo Parish, Spv Co. to John Miller, Snr. of St. Ann’s Par., Essex County 25 pounds currency, 1000 a. of land in St. Geo Parish, Spt. Co., granted the sd. Cheek Oct. 3, 1727, joining Chickely Corbin Thacker and Catesby Cock, etc.”
Richard Cheek died in 1745 in Beaufort, North Carolina. His wife Jane died sometime after 1745.
1.) Elizabeth b. ca 1712 Spotsylvania VA m. bf 1738 Beaufort NC to John Burney
2.) Jane b. 27 Oct 1722 Spotsylvania VA m. 3 Jan 1744 Cornelius Tyson Jr and had a daughter Jane Tyson who m. Sam Womble 23 Dec 1784.
3.) William b. 1723 Spotsylvania VA d. perhaps Mecklenburg NC m. Sarah Listed in the D.A.R. Patriot index as: “William b.1723 d.10-14-1797 m. Sarah, Pvt NC”. Their daughter was: Mary Cheek. She married John Smith (born in England) in 1773 in Warren Co., NC.
4.) Richard b. ca 1725 Sportsylvania VA d. prob. Chatham Co NC
5.) John b. ab 1727 Spotsylvania VA
6.) Robert b. ab 1729 Spotsylvania VA m. 1760 in Granville NC to Elizabeth Holt.
7.) James was b. abt. 1731 in Spotsylvania, VA.
8.) Ann b. ab 1733 Spotsylvania VA m. John Mayo s/o Wm Mayo who d. 1759.
9.) Randolph, Rev Soldier b. 1735 Spotsylvania VA d. Feb 1, 1816 Chatham NC married Miss Green–lived in Anson Co NC in 1779, Granville Co NC in 1755. He is listed in the D.A.R. Patriot index as “Randolph b. abt 1735 d.2-1-1816 m.X PS NC”.
James Cheek & Ann Mayo
Their Life: James was born about 1731 in Spotsylvania, Viginia. He married Ann Mayo in North Carolina. They died in Laurens Co., South Carolina, and are reportedly buried as Bush Meeting Quakers in Newberry Co., SC. James and Ann Cheek are also listed as members of Cane Creek MM in 1761. They moved to Newberry-Laurens District, SC by 1765 when granted land.
Cane Creek M.M. Quakers page 444, Orange Co., NC Feb 2, 1760:
Feb 3, 1770 Robert Cheek was dismissed. Robert Cheek was likely brother to James.
Feb 7, 1761 James Cheek was received.
Oct 3, 1761 Ann Cheek was received.
Survey for James Cheek pursant to precept dated Dec 4, 1764–550 acres in Berkley County on NE side of Saludy on Beaver Dam Branch. Bounded on all sides by vacant land. Survey certified 5 Jan 1765. Charleston SC Deed Bk P7 pg 452. Memorial: James Cheek 550 acres in Berkley County on Beaver Dam branch on NE side of Saludy River. Bounded on all sides by vacant land surveyed certified Jan 5, 1765 and granted 3 June 1765. Quit rent to commence in 2 years, Sg: July 2, 1765 by John Furnas, John Belton. Charleston SC Deed Bk M6 pg 477 Chain of title for James Cheek lease and release 3 and 4 Nov 1772: James Cheek and Ann his wife to Samuel Pearson, both of Berkley County for L500 currency, 421 acres whereas on 3 July 1765 James Cheek was granted 550 acres on Beaver Dam branch the NE side of Saludy River bounded on all sides by vacant land–he now sells a part to Pearson. Wit: Thomas Hamton, William Cheek, George Buckelew. Rec 4 Feb 1773. Charleston Deed Bk B-4 pg 255-259.
1.) William was born Sept. 29, 1752
2.) Willis was born about 1752/70. He married first, Jemima Sanders and second, Elizabeth. Elizabeth was born Oct 11, 1798 and died Dec 9, 1880. Willis Cheek joined New Garden Quaker Meeting Nov 27, 1784 Guilford NC. Will: 7 Nov 1845 Codicil 1 March 1851. His children were: a.) Randal Cheek b.) Jemima Ann Cheek m. 20 Oct 1853 George Washington Garrett c.) Silas Cheek d.) Austin Cheek b. Aug 21, 1826 d. Nov 19, 1897 m. May 20, 1852 Laurens Co SC, Nancy Garrett b. 22 April 1828 d. 23 April 1895–lived Gray Court e.) Rebecca Cheek b.1778 d.1817 m. Island Hammonds f.) Levi Cheek m. ____ Riddle g.) Ellis Cheek b. 11-28-1827/36 m. Dorothy Ann Putnam. Ellis died 4-27-1863 in Richmond, VA C.S.A. h.) James William Cheek b.ca 1856 i.) Willis Abraham Cheek b. Dec 17, 1833 d. July 17, 1904 m. Nov 27, 1856 Sarah Fowler b. March 6, 1837 d. Dec 30, 1902 both of Laurens District SC.
3.) Lewis was listed in Laurens Co., SC in 1790 with 1 male and 1 female.
4.) Ellis, Rev Soldier, born June 26, 1760. Died Sept 9, 1838 in Laurens Co., SC. He married Elizabeth Smith (b. April 1765 d. Jan 9, 1838 d/o Drury and Sarah Smith of Laurens Co., SC). Ellis and Elizabeth were members of Bush River Quaker Meeting, Newberry SC. Ellis was disowned Nov 24, 1781 for going to war. He was wounded at the “Battle of the Cow Pens”. According to SC Militia Records dated April 17, 1834 he received $159.11 backpay and $53.33 annual allowance for service as a private during the Revolutionary War. The children of Ellis and Elizabeth were: a.)William Cheek b.)Richard Cheek c.)Sally Cheek m. Mr Sentell d.)Mary Cheek m. Mr Rhodes e.)Jane Cheek m. Mr Rhodes f.)Cassey Cheek m. Farrow g.)Willis Drayton Cheek d. Oct 5, 1849 m. Priscilla Sims d. 24 Oct 1860 h.)Linney Cheek
William Cheek & Mary “Polly” Vines
Their Life: William was born on Sept 29, 1752 in Randolph Co or Edgecombe Co., North Carolina. It should be noted that two sources believe that William’s father was an Ellis Cheek from England. This Ellis Cheek was susposedly a farmer and cabinet-maker from England who came over to the colonies with his brothers about 1780 and died in Union Co., SC. He was a “blond-haired giant with piercing blue eyes and gained fame as a pioneer and Indian-fighter. [source: letter in the possesion of Roger Mayo written by Carolyn Harkins and Georgia Genealogy Magazine]. I believe this Ellis Cheek has been confused with William’s brother, Ellis.
William first married Mary “Polly” Vines on June 8, 1773 in Laurens Co., SC. William Cheek entered the service of the US in 1777 in Militia of SC, Laurens District under Captain William Berry. He marched to Ramburns Creek on Indian Frontier. Was discharged then revolunteered to serve on the Indian Frontier under Col. John Hunter. In 1779, he volunteered again under Capt. Lewis Duvall and Col. Benjamin Kilgore and served another three months. Served every alternate three months on that border for four years. He was in no battle and stationed at several places other than Block House Station. After 1804, he moved to Pendleton District, SC and from there to Franklin Co., GA in 1818. He was placed on Pension Roll in 1832 for service as Private of SC Regt under Capt. John Hunter. He was a resident of Captain Watson’s District in Jackson Co., GA [source: Minutes of Franklin Co., GA, Court of Ordinary 1829-1844].
Pension Application in Franklin Co; Sept. 10, 1832: He was born in NC Sept. 29, 1752 and entered the service in 1777. “There was a record in his school bible, lost at school by his children”. Lived in Laurens Co., SC until 1804, moved to Pendleton Distr until 1818; then moved to Franklin Co., GA. He was known to Joseph Attaway and John Bramblet, a preacher of the gospel.
William married second, Priscilla Ann Sartian about 1792. “William Cheek, Yeoman, to Alexander Power both of Laurens Co SC 7 March 1802 for $150, 150 acres originally granted to Wm Cheek in the year 1788 situate in Laurens Co on a branch of Warriors Creek called McGueues Fork bounded by Isaiah Vines, Wm Jeans, Patrick Mitchell and by others unknown Sg: Wm Cheek Wit: Charles Smith, John Hunter prov 11 Oct 1802.”—Laurens Co SC Deed Bk O pg 55.
William Cheek Nov 13, 1804 to Jacob Nabours both of Laurens District SC for $150, 100 acres on Warrior Creek bounded by Wm Jones, Alexander Mills and Nathaniel Ashley granted to Agnes Simpson to William Cheek Sg: William Cheek Wit: John Power prov Nov 24, 1804–Dower by Prisilla Cheek.
Laurens Co SC Deed Bk MS pg 26, 22 March 1810 rec 13 Dec 1811 Absalom Trantham of Franklin Co tp James Quillian of same, $225 for 150 acres in Franklin Co on Hunters Creek and Dobb’s Mill Road adj. Brewer, being whereon James Person now lives. Wit: Clemonds Quillian, William Cheek. Franklin Co GA Deed Bk TT pg 33,34.
William’s third marriage was to Miss Cynthia Coker in Hartwell Co, Georgia in 1821. The relations of the following children to the three marriages has not been finalized yet. William died on April 16, 1845 in Franklin Co., Georgia.
Mary “Polly” Vines b.abt 1750, possibly the daughter of Isaiah Vines (born about 1730, probably in VA). She was in Laurens Co, SC in 1802. Mary died in 1818. William married Mary about 1773. They had the following children:
1.) Sarah was born between 1770-80. She married Larkin Clark.
2.) John b. 1774 Laurens Co SC d. 1867 married ______ ca 1804. Their children: a.) Larkin S. b.) James Franklin c.) Ellis b.abt 1814
3.) William Jr. b.1776 d.abt 1778
4.) Isaiah b. 1778, Major in War of 1812
5.) Ellis b.1780 or 1781 or 1787 or 1788 in SC; d.1864 Franklin Co.,GA or 1870 Bowersville, Hart Co.,GA Buried in Cheek Cemetery/ married Dorcas Attaway b.1795 d.1890
6.) Martha b. 1785/ 1791 m. J.B. McMillon d. 1826
7.) Rebecca b. 1788 d.1817m. Island Hammond (also listed as d/o Willis) Rev. Pension of William Cheek
8.) James was born about 1775
9.) William II b.1782 d.after 1860 Hart Co.,GA married Sally
10.) John Jr. was born about 1782. after 1860 married Elizabeth. Their child was Hannah.
About Feb. 1792, William married Priscilla Ann Sartian. They had the following children:
11.) Burgess b. November 11, 1794 Laurens, SC d.February 17, 1875
12.) Roland b.1797 SC wife Elizabeth–Died in Madison Co GA leaving 3 minor children dated 1872–minor children named: Vanchilla Cheek, Rosanna Cheek, Martha Cheek. Madison Co GA Letters of Adm. 1856-1881??? A Roland Cheek m. 10 Nov 1839 Franklin Co GA Hulda (Henerietta) Thurman b. 1797 GA
13.) Willis b.1800 d.1872 married Susannah about 1820. Children of Willis and Susannah: Martha, Russel, Huldy, Caroline, Sue. Willis married second, 1867 Sarah Hazelton. Their children: Thomas Washington, Benjamin Willis. When Sarah died her third husband, James Bates left the children with their half-brother Russell Cheek of Gumlog, GA who abused them.
14.) Freeman b.1802 SC
15.) James F. b.1807 SC
16.) William F. b.1808 SC m. Elizabeth. Their children: James, Selah, Willie, Daniel, Welborne, Madison, Elizabeth, William M., Thomas, and Mary. William was appointed Road Commisioner for Capt. Hendrick’s District, January Term 1837—Madison Co Court of Ordinary Bk B 1824-1845 pg 210.
17.) John Vines b.1811 SC married Jemima
On September 13, 1821 in Elbert Co., GA. William Cheek married his third wife Cinthia Coker (b.1755 d. Nov. 17, 1860 in Jackson Co., GA). Their children were:
18.) Major L. M. b.1823 According to 1850 Madison Co., Ga census, he married Barbary 29, and had chidren: Russel B. 7, Polly J. 5, Isaiah W. 3, Alsa T. 2/12 all born in GA.
19.) Charles W. b.1827 d. before 1860 married April 20, 1845 Sarah Adalin. Children: Lydda, Major A., Samathia, Columbus
The Tax Lists for Georgia 1807-1820 show a William, Elias or Ellis, and a Joseph Cheek living in Franklin and Elbert Counties. A copy of William Cheek’s pension records is available from the National Archives. He is listed in the D.A.R. Patriot Index p.127 as “William b. 9-29-1752 d. 4-16-1845 m.(1) Mary Vines (2)Mrs Sinthia Coker, PVT SC”.
PENSION/BOUNTY LAND RECORDS:
Veterans Name – Cheek, William
Case Number – W-1/41 (Reference Files – June 19, 1950) B.L.W.T. 29742-160-55
Parents- No names mentioned
Birth – September 29, 1752 in North Carolina
Family – The veteran married Miss Sinthia Coker, on September 13, 1821 in Elbert Co., Ga. She was living in Franklin Co, GA in 1853. She died Nov. 17, 1860 in Jackson Co.,Ga having lived there about 5 years before her death. The only surviving child of Sinthia Cheek was a son, L.M. Cheek residing in Jackson Co., Ga in 1875 and was 52 years of age at that time. She was survived by the following grandchildren (their father Charles W. Cheek) M.J. Cheek, “Lyin” Cheek, Samanthia Cheek, and Columbus Cheek.
Residence – At the time of his enlistment the veteran was a resident of Laurens Dist, SC. He lived there until 1804, then moved to Pendleton Distr SC and resided there until 1818 when he moved to Franklin Co., GA where he continued to live until his death.
Death – April 15 (or 16), 1845 in Franklin Co., GA
Service – When the veteran applied for pension he stated that he enlisted in 1777 and served at various times, ammounting to 2 years as a private with S.C. troops under Captains William Berry,
Lewis Duvall and Colonels John Hunter and Benjamin Kilgore.
Pension – William Cheek was pensioned on Certificate 16328, which was issued under the Act of June 7, 1832. The Pension was paid at Georgia Agency. Sinthia, widow of veteran, was pensioned on Certificate 2722, issued under the Act of Feb 3, 1853.
Bounty Land – Warrant 29742 for 160 acres of bounty land issued under Act of March 3, 1855 to Cinthia, widow of William Cheek on account of his Revolutionary War Services.
Ellis Cheek & Dorcus Attaway
Their Life: Ellis was born sometime around 1785 (there are three conflicting dates). He married Dorcus Attaway (b. about 1795) in 1812?.
[Dorcus is believed to be the daughter of Joseph Attaway, Jr. and Crissie Goodwin both born in South Carolina. Attaway family tradition records that Crissie Goodwin was actually Christine “Crissie” Histili and was a Cherokee Indian maiden. Histili may have been a phonetic spelling of her Indian name. They moved to Franklin Co., Ga from South Carolina. Three of their sons became Baptist preachers. Joseph Jr was the son of Joseph Attaway, Sr. and Edie Nations. Joseph Attaway Sr. inherited a plantation and slaves from his parents, Elisha Attaway and Lettice Barton. Elisha was born in England or Wales about 1726. Attaway family tradition states that Elisha emigrated to America with three brothers because taxes were too high in England. Lettice was born in Ireland about 1737. Her and Elisha were married in Fairfax Co., VA. I believe Lettice was Elisha’s second wife. Though some sources say Elisha’s parents were William Thomas Attaway from Wales (b.1700) and Elizabeth Hatley (b.1704), I don’t know on what the information is based. Several Attaways emmigrated to Virginia in the mid-1600s.]
Ellis Cheek died in february 1870 in Bowersville, Hart Co., GA. Dorcus died about 1884 and is buried in the Cheek family cemetery near Bowersville.
1.) William Chesley Cheek b. January 20, 1813
3.) Oliver b.1815
4.) Samuel Perryman b.April 11, 1818 Dekalb Co.,GA d.Sept. 9, 1888 married Martha Anna Bruce (b.10-16-1823 – d.1-9-1894)
5.) Rollen b.? m. Jan 13, 1850 Lucy Baily. Their son was Eldridge G.
6.) Pricilla b.abt 1820
7.) John B. b.1829
8.) Hymer (Samuel Homer?) b.1830
9.) Cynthia Matilda b.1834 married John L. Duncan
10.) Marion H. b.abt 1835
11.) Christiana “Cressa” b. 1830 married Rev. William F. Bowers
12.) Caroline b.abt 1838
Doug Carter’s aunt is in possession of the Ellis Cheek family Bible.
William Chesley Cheek & Hester A. Emily Anthony
Their Life: William was born Jan. 20, 1843. Hester was born January 6, 1826. There were several Anthony families living in Jackson County in 1850, but her parents have yet to be identified. The Anthonys came to Georgia from south Carolina and may have Quaker ties back into Virginia.
Elbert Co.,GA Record Book 1830-35 D.A.R. p.48— John Bray’s will attested to by John W. Attaway and William C. Cheek.
William and Hester were married on Jan. 16, 1843 in Jackson Co., GA.
According to family legend as related by Eunice Jones, William Chesley’s family tried to avoid fighting in the Civil War by hiding in their cellar. Eventually one or more of the men were drafted though. Doug Carter’s aunt says the Cheeks didn’t fight because they were “too lazy”. Hester died Sept. 9, 1874. William died March 31, 1892. They are buried together in Hall Co., Ga.
1.) Dorcas Amanda Cheek b.1859/ 1862 d.? married Henry Alonzo Whitmire b.1857 d.1896
2.) Eliza Frances b.1844
3.) Harriet H. b.1845
4.) Parris B. b.1847 — the family never heard from him again and always wondered what happened to him: records show a “Parish Cheek” was captured and died during the Civil War.
5.) Mark Ansel b.1848/1853 d.July 1919 m.Jan1, 1875 Lavonia J. Luther; Their child: Nancy Ada
6.) Aden b.1850
7.) William Chesley Jr. b. Dec 9, 1850 d.Aug. 25, 1932
8.) Louisa Jane b.1852
9.) Laura b.1854
10.) Peggy b.1858
11.) Elizabeth b.1861
12.) Toady b.1863
13.) Benjamin b.1867
14.) Mary E. b.1868
Information on Richard, James, William, Ellis, and William C. Cheek provided by:
Linda Cheek–Easley, South Carolina
Richard Cheek–Guthrie, OK
Doug Carter–Atlanta, Georgia
Eunice Jones–Decatur, Georgia
and research by David Jones
1800 Census South Carolina
Attaway, Elisha aged 45+
Elisha Jr. 16-26
James under 10
John Jr., 16-26
1830 Census Franklin Co., GA p.236
Ellis Cheek males females
2 under 5 1 under 5
2 2 – 5 1 15-20
2 10-15 1 30-40