1735 - 1816 (81 years)
||Randolph "Randall" Cheek |
||1 Feb 1816
||Chatham County, NC
|Patriarch & Matriarch
- 1756, Oct 23 -- Deed Book 1 Page 202, Cumberland County, NC
Cornelius Tyson deeded Robert Cheek 150 acres located north of Deep River at mouth of a gully at the Island Ford. Randolph Cheek, George Hendry and Thomas Collins were witnesses.
1762, Dec 8 -- Land Grant #482, Orange County, NC
Robert Cheek received 241 acres located on Tices Creek of Deep River and the [Moore] county line. Randolph Cheek and Jacob Barns were chain carriers.
1765, Oct 10 -- Deed Book 2 Page 606, Cumberland County, NC
Cornelius Tyson deeded Robert Cheek 150 acres located north of Deep River at Island Ford in two tracts  patent to John Tison 1748 and sold to Cornelius Tyson  patent to Cornelius Tyson 1762. Conner Dowd, Randal Cheek and Charles Shearin were witnesses.
1769, Jun 1 -- Deed Book 4 Page 239, Cumberland County, NC
Joshua Hancock deeded Randolph Cheek 150 acres located on Deep River adjoining David Bartram being part of the Governor Gabriel Johnston four grants bequeathed to Samuel Johnston and John Johnston and then to George Blair and then Joshua Hancock. Elisha Hunter and Jacob Barnes were witnesses.
1774, Jan 10 -- Land Grant #1618 and #1807, Cumberland County, NC
Frederick Gregg received 100 acres located north of Deep River adjoining John/Jacob Rogers and Randolph Cheek and including John Phillips Junr.'s improvement. John Phillips and Robert Cheek were chain carriers.
1774, Jan 11 -- Land Grant #1617 and #1806, Cumberland County, NC
Randolph Cheek received 250 acres located north of Deep River adjoining Frederick Gregg, Cheek and Governor Johnston and including Joshua Hancock's improvement. John Phillips and Randolph Cheek were chain carriers.
1777 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
Randolph Cheek listed $836 of taxable property in Captain Duckworth's District
1778 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
Randolph Cheek listed $2400 of taxable property in Captain Duckworth's District
1782 -- Tax List, Montgomery County, NC
Randl. Cheek listed 300 acres (Invalid)
1788, Aug 19 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 203
Ordered that a road be laid from road that will be laid from the Chatham County courthouse to the Moore courthouse and have the following hands to work: John Overton Senr., John Dunlap, Jos. Gilbert, John Carrol, Thomas Tison, Thomas Overton, Jas. Collins, James Muse, Willis Dickinson, Wm. Handcock, Rand. Cheek, John Phillips, Edw. Moore, Gabl. Harden, Richd. Street, Leonard Thomas, Rich. Feagan, Elijah Bettis, Jesse Muse and Saml. Dun.
1790 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 159
1793, Sep 12 -- Land Grant #1108, Moore County, NC
Randolph Cheek received 150 acres located on north of Deep River adjoining his own line and Gabriel Johnston. Benjamin Gilbert and William Hancock were chain carriers.
1795, Aug 19 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 533
Ordered that the following view the road that leads by John Overton Senr. and the county adjacent [Chatham] and determine whether it can be laid off on better ground: James Collins, John Cheek, Richd. Street, Willis Dickinson, John Carroll Junr., William Hancock, Thomas H. Perkins, Thomas McReynolds, Malcolm Gilchrist, Patrick Dowd, Randolph Cheek, John Carroll Senr., John Philips and Saml. Womble.
1797, Oct 9 -- Will Book A Page 194-196, Moore County, NC
Will of William Hancock, Dec'd. Heirs: wife [Patty - 200 acres adjoining Willis Dickson]; children: William Hancock [land given to wife once he becomes of age], John Hancock [250 acres on Deep River adjoining Robert Cheek], Rhoda Hancock, Lydda Hancock, Patty Hancock, Elizabeth Hancock. Executors: wife and John Cheek. Witnesses: Saml. Dunn, Randal Cheek and John Cheek. Proven Nov 1797.
1800 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 50
(45+) 1M 1F
1810 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 597
[Editor's Note: No males listed -- enumerator likely made a mistake]
1814, Mar 7 -- Deed Book 6 Page 226-227, Moore County, NC
Randal Cheek deeded Joab Cheek 265 acres located north of Deep River adjoining Gregg, Randal Cheek, John Cheek and Joab Cheek being 1/2 of the tract that Randal Cheek lives on. Hector McKenzie and A.W. Nelson were witnesses.
1815 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
Randol Cheek listed 60 acres valued at $100
1815 -- Tax List, Chatham County, NC
Randal Cheek listed 400 acres valued at $600 adjoining James Shields
1816, Feb 12-Mar 5 -- Estate, Chatham County, NC
Estate of Randal Cheek, Dec'd. by administrators John Cheek and Joab Cheek. Randal Cheek died Feb 1, 1816 owning two tracts of land: 241 acres on Tices Creek joining the [Moore] County line and 167 acres on Tices Creek adjoining the first tract and Wm. Phillips. Children of Randal Cheek listed as John Cheek, Joab Cheek, Mary Cheek, Jane Gilbert, Patty Phillips, Samuel Dunn and wife Elizabeth, Matthew Phillips and wife Lydia, Thomas Parks and wife Anna. Richard Jones, Eli Lawler, Nathan McManus, Sugar Jones and Aaron McManus were appointed to divide the land into 8 lots. Items were purchased by the following: Matthew Phillips, Mary Cheek, Joab Cheek, Benjamin Guilbert, Robert Moore, Samuel Elliott, Joab Cheek Junr., Archibald Shields, Lazurus Phillips, Tinzle Wade, Isaac Teague Seingr., James Hilyard, Josiah Cheek, Roderick Murchison, Cornelius Shields, Patty Phillips, James Call, Thomas Parks, Adam White, Thomas Cheek, Denis Phillips, Edward Harper, Nathan McManus, Brinkley Phillips, James Hardin, Denis Phillips, Joab Cheek Seignr., Henry Phillips Seignr., William Handcock, Robert Phillips, James Phillips, William Phillips, John Murchison , James England, James Gains, John Melton, Hezekiah Phillips, Marada Phillips, Stephen Davis, Calvin Cox, Robert Wilson, Daniel McDaniel, James McNeill, Gabriel Hardin and Thomas Wilson.
1818-1823 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
Randol Cheek listed $114 acres valued at $120 [Editors Note: likely his estate]
||Moore County Wallaces
||21 Apr 2023 |
|| 6 DNA tests are associated with Randolph "Randall" Cheek |
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| || 1. Mary Cheek|
|+|| 2. Elizabeth Cheek|
|+|| 3. John Cheek, b. 1760-1770 d. 1836 (Age 66 years)|
|+|| 4. Martha "Patty" Cheek, b. Bef 1774 d. 1854, Chatham County, NC (Age ~ 80 years)|
| || 5. Anna Cheek, b. 10 Feb 1774 d. 16 Jan 1849, Randolph County, NC (Age 74 years)|
|+|| 6. Jane Cheek, b. 1770-1775|
|+|| 7. Joab Cheek, b. 1765-1775 d. Bef 19 Nov 1827 (Age 52 years)|
| || 8. Lydia Cheek, b. 1786 d. 1853, McNairy County, TN (Age 67 years)|
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||5 Jul 2022 |
||1815 Petition Moore County NC Taxation.pdf|
1815 -- Petition, Nov-Dec 1815 General Assembly Session Records, Box 2 - Petitions
The following citizens of Moore County petitioned the General Assembly regarding taxation and the valuation of property: [selected signers] John McAulay Junr., Robt, Graham, Ambrose Mainess, Leonard Furr, Jesse Ritter Senr., Allan McLane, Thos. Ritter, Jno, Ritter, Everet Ritter, Benajmin Dunn, William Wright, Alexander McIntosh, Neil McIntosh, Hector McNeill, Martin Martin, William Williamson, William Lewis, Amus Dowdy, Henry Stutts, Jams. Manes, James Morgan, Nord. Matheson, Malcolm Morison, Christopher Bethune, Norman McDuffey, Allan Morison, Alexanr. Morison, William Dunn (wet), Bartholomew Dunn Sr., Wm. Dunn, Saml. Dunn, Bartholomew Dunn Junr., John Newton, Normand McKinnon, Murdoch McAulay, Benjamin Britt, Christopher Stuts, Donald McLeod, Niel Matheson, David Richardson, Bartholo. Dun, Lewis Sowel, Melony Newton, William Sowel, Alexr. Morison, Stephen Davis, Burl Deaton, John McKinnon, Robert Melton, John Upton, John Smith, Jesse Brown, Jess Lankford, Niel McLeod, Norman McKinnon, Ansel Melton, Arington Sowel, Willis Dickinson, Thos. Dickinson, Jesse Carroll, Robert Cheek, James Cheek, Phillip Cheek, Joseph Farr, Matthais Teague, Benjn. Shields, Jno. Upton, Joseph Duckworth, John Carrel, Francis Myrick, James Harding, Willis Davis, Nathaniel Vick, Ansel Melton, John Martin, David Richardson, Harmon Brewer, Cornelius Kees, Jesse Brewer, Ambrose Brewer, Drewry Brewer, Abednego Maynor, Joseph Morgan, Alexr. Kennedy, William Hunsucker, George Kannedy, Levy Smith, George Hunsucker, Lennerd Stuts, David Caringer, James Williamson, Charles Brady, George Carringer, Jacob Carringer, Willis Brewer, Bradley Garner, Lewis Garner, John Garner, James Sowell, Georg Moore, David Kennedy, Benjamin Elkins, Adam Carpenter, Jonathan Bullock, Robert Burd, Nicholas Nall, Mikel Dickinson, Aaron Tyson, Thomas Graham (Capt.), John Overton, Ruben Shields, John Martin, George Fry, John McNeill, John Wadsworth, Wm. Feagin, Ignatious Wadsworth, Samuel Feagen, Thomas Feagen, John Carrell Junr., Benjin. Gilbert, David Overton, John Record, John Carrell Senr., Alexr. Carrell, John Gilbert, John Cheek, Joab Cheek, William Barrett JP, Wm. Cox, John Dunn, Eleazer Birckhead, Absalom Fry, John Daniely, Jesse Sowell, William Caddell, James Fry, Niel McLeod (Surveyor), Robert Graham Sen., Jason Wadsworth, Geo. Cox, John Sowell, James Holcomb, James Dowd, Jacob White, William Hardin, James Muse, Jason Muse, Benjn. Gilbert, Zachariah Smith, Thos. Muse, Kindred Muse, John Graham, Samuel Womble, James Elkins, Jas. Collins, Andrew White, Randal Cheek, Lewis Phillips, James Smith, James Handcock, Willis Elkins, Samuel Elkins, Solimon Phillips, Brother Carrell and Sterling Carrell.
||1782 Tax List, Montgomery County, NC|
One of the oldest existing Tax List from Montgomery County after formation in 1779. Many Moore County residents are listed as they owned property in Montgomery. The "invalid' notation may refer to those landowners who didn't reside in the county or possibly older residents who weren't required to pay taxes.
- [S135] Cheek Family of Alleghany County [ http://www.moonzstuff.com/index.html ].
Randolph or Randall Cheek, son of Richard CHEEK, Sr., & Jane RANDLE(?), was probably born between 1730-1735 in Virginia or North Carolina and reportedly died Feb. 1, 1816, in Chatham Co., NC. The name of his wife is unknown. Randolph Cheek is reportedly buried in a family cemetery on the east side of Dickerson Ford Road northwest of Glendon, Moore Co., NC, north of the Deep River, very close to the Chatham Co. line.
Children of Randolph Cheek:
+John Cheek, b. abt. 1760-1770; d. 1836, Moore Co., NC; m. (1) unknown; (2) Bethana or Bethania __ (b. May 9, 1813; d. Aug. 31, 1898); bur. Cheek Family Cemetery, Dickerson Ford Road near Glendon, Moore Co., NC.
+Joab Cheek, b. 1765-1775; d. 1827, Moore Co., NC; m. Mary BROOKS (b. 1755-1765; d. aft. 1827).
Jane Cheek, m. Benjamin GILBERT. They had a son, Joseph Gilbert (b. 1795, m. Polly YOUNGER), and 8 daughters. One daughter married a MARTIN, one a TEAGUE, one a CHEEK, and one an ELKINS. Most of the daughters moved west.
Patty Cheek, m. __ PHILLIPS.
Elizabeth Cheek, m. Samuel DUNN.
Anna Cheek, b. Feb. 10, 1774; d. Jan. 16, 1849, Randolph Co., NC; m. Thomas PARKS, son of Samuel PARKS (b. 1778; d. May 15, 1852, Randolph Co., NC); bur. Parks/Stout Cemetery, Randolph Co., NC. Children: John, Milley, Fields, Joab, Ambus, Henry, George Washington, Lydia.
Lydia Cheek, b. abt. 1786; d. 1853, McNairy Co., TN; m. Matthew PHILLIPS (b.1770-1780; d. 1845). Children: Brantley, Matthew, A.W., Jane, probably others.
Randall or Randolph Cheek was under 14 when his father's will was written in 1743, but he must have been of legal age when he appears on a tax list in 1755. Therefore, he was probably born between 1730 and 1735.
Many of the records of Moore County, NC, were destroyed in a courthouse fire in 1889, including deed books, marriage books, and loose estate papers. This obviously complicates genealogical research. In particular, there has been some confusion between the children of Randolph Cheek and his brother Robert Cheek, who also lived in Moore County.
According to information kindly provided by Susan West, there is a DAR application submitted in 1962 by a great-granddaughter of Anna Cheek & Thomas Parks, which refers to a petition for the settlement of the estate of Randal Cheek of Chatham Co., North Carolina. The estate file reportedly indicates that Randal Cheek "died on or about the first day of February last" (1816). Children of Randal/Randolph listed on the DAR application are John, Joab, Mary, Jane, Elizabeth, Lydia, Anna (m. Thomas PARKS). Someone in the DAR office wrote in the name Patty. Under this entire list, also added by this DAR applicant, are the words "Ref: Estate Papers of Randal/Randolph Cheek, Chatham Co., NC."
Another source refers to Chatham Co. Estate Papers at the NC Archives, Box No. CR.022.508.13. Petition filed Aug. term, 1816, identifies 8 children: John CHEEK, Joab CHEEK, Mary CHEEK, Jane GILBERT (wife of Benjamin GILBERT), Patty PHILLIPS, Elizabeth DUNN (wife of Samuel DUNN), Lydia PHILLIPS (wife of Matthew PHILLIPS) and Anna PARKS (wife of Thomas PARKS.)
1743. Beaufort Co., NC. Randolph CHEEK is named in his father Richard CHEEK's will, dated Sept. 29, 1743; recorded in Beaufort Co., NC, Apr. 30, 1745. He received 200 acres of land. The will indicates that Randolph was then under age of 14. (Will Bk. N, p.144.)
1752 Tax List, Granville Co., NC:
- Richard CHEEK, 2 tithes ("himself & his brother Randall Cheek")
- Wil'm CHEEK, 1 tithe;
- Robert CHEEK, 1 tithe.
July 10, 1754. Granville Co., NC. Randall CHEEK witnessed a deed from Richard CHEEK to William PENNION, 200 acres on Fishing Creek, being land patented by Joseph John ALSTON on Apr. 11, 1745. Other wits: William CHEEK, James HIGS, Richard PENNELL. (Granville DB1, p.50)
1755 Tax List, Granville Co., NC.
- William CHEEK
- Richard CHEEK
- Randolph CHEEK
Oct. 23, 1756. Cumberland Co., NC. Randolph CHEEK witnesses a deed from Cornelius TISON to Robert CHEEK, 150 acres on the north side of the Deep River. Other wits: George HENDRY, Thomas COLLINS.
Feb. 1761. Orange Co., NC. Richard CHEEK, Randal CHEEK, & others ordered to lay a road from the county line near Andrew SHEPHEARD's to Henry BRASWELL's and thence to Johnston County line.
Oct. 17, 1761. Granville Co., NC. Randal CHEEK witnesses a deed from Robert CHEEK "of Orange County" to William CHEEK of Granville, 212 acres on William CHEEK's corner, north side of Fishing Creek at Charles BARTHOLOMEW's line. Price: £10. Other wits: Cornealus TISON, Jeffrey HORTON. (Granville DB1, p.188).
May 20, 1762. Orange Co., NC. Randolph CHEEK & Jacob BARNS are chain carriers for a survey of Robert CHEEK's land grant(dated Dec. 8, 1762), 241 acres in Orange County on the waters of Tice's (Tyson's) Creek of Deep River, joining the County line. Wits: James WATSON, Joseph FOOSHE.
May 1768. Orange Co., NC. Randolph CHEEK signed a Regulator Advertisement which complained that "We the Inhabitants of Orange County pay larger Fees for recording Deeds than any of the adjacent Counties and many other Fees more than the Law allows". (Colonial Records of NC, Vol. 7, p.734.) He also fought in the Battle of Alamance, which occured on May 16, 1771. (Source: Regulator list compiled by Louise Overton)
Map of Deep River area
[Go to List of Maps] Map of the Deep River
Moore & Chatham Counties, NC
from an 1839 map
Geographic Note: Chatham County was created from Orange County in 1771.
Mar. 15, 1775. Cumberland Co., NC. Randolph CHEEK granted 250 acres on north side of Deep River in Cumberland County. Entered Jan. 11, 1774. (NC Archives, Land Office: Land Warrants & Plats, Folder No. 188.8.131.525 and 184.108.40.2063, Entry No. 80, Book 27, p.206.)
1777 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC, Jacob Duckworth's District.
- Robert CHEEK: 1,200 acres.
- Randolph CHEEK: 836 acres.
1781. An interesting reference to the Cheeks appears in a Revolutionary War journal kept by the soldier Sgt. William Seymour, who served in the American army under Gen. Nathaniel Greene. On Apr. 3, 1781, Seymour writes that Greene's army, then en route from Chatham County, NC, to Camden, SC, made camp at a "Mr. CHEEK's plantation." Based on Gen. Greene's route, this must be a reference to either Randolph CHEEK or Robert CHEEK of Cumberland/Moore County. According to Seymour, on March 20th the army had been at Ramsey's Mills on the Deep River (Chatham County). On March 30th, the Horse and Infantry division marched toward Wilcox's Iron Works to have troop horses shod. The Wilcox Iron Works were located in the town of Gulf, on the Deep River about 15 miles south of Ramsey's Mills. If the army continued to follow the Deep River south, they would have easily reached the Cheeks' property by April 3rd, when Sgt. Seymour says that they made camp. On April 4th, 1781, Gen. Greene wrote a letter to Gen. Francis Marion, describing his location as "camp, Deep River". Although Gen. Greene does not mention the Cheeks, his letter does prove that the Cheek plantation referred to by William Seymour was on the Deep River and not in some other location. (Sources: "Journal of the Southern Expedition, 1780-1783" by William Seymour, Sergeant-Major of the Delaware Regiment, printed in Pennslyvania Magazine of History & Biography, Vol. 7 (1883), p.380, and Sketch of Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion by William D. James (1821), Appendix.)
Geographic Note: Moore County was created from Cumberland County in 1784.
Nov. 21, 1784. Moore Co., NC. Phill CHEEK and others ordered to work on a road from McClendon's Creek to the fork of the road. Following day (Nov. 22, 1784), Amos CHEEK, James CHEEK, John CHEEK and others ordered to work on a road from from Chatham County line to the fork of the road. (Moore Co., NC, Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, pp. 8, 9, 17. Abstracted by Glenda Biggerstaff.)
Note: Philip & James Cheek, referred to in the above road order, were probably sons of Robert Cheek. John may have been a son of Randolph Cheek. Amos Cheek's relationship to the others is unknown but it is possible he was another son of Randolph.
1789. Randolph CHEEK was a captain of the militia in Moore Co., NC.
Oct. 4, 1790. Moore Co., NC. Randolph CHEEK entered a claim for 50 acres in Moore County adj. his own line, pursuant to Warrant No. 235. (NC Archives, Land Office Warrants & Plats, Folder No. 220.127.116.1196.)
Mar. 16, 1799. Moore Co., NC. Randolph CHEEK granted 150 acres in Moore Co., NC, on north side of Deep River adj. Gabrial JOHNSTON. Entered Oct. 2, 1789. (NC Archives, Land Office Warrants & Plats, Folder No. 18.104.22.1686; Grant No. 1060, Book 101, p.22.)
Nov. 24, 1800. Chatham Co., NC. A land grant to John RECORD in Chatham County refers to CHEEK's line, RAMSEY's corner, & Tyson's Creek. (NC Land Grant Book 115, p.75; source: Land Grant Records of North Carolina, Vol. II, by Elizabeth "Pat" Shaw Bailey.)
Nov. 16, 1802. Moore Co., NC. Randol CHEEK & Jno. CHEEK enter a claim for 35 acres on Deep River, pursuant to Warrant No. 1062. (NC Archives, Land Office Warrants & Plats, Folder No. 22.214.171.12473.)
1810 Census, Moore Co., NC, p.597: RANDOL CHEEK
1 w/m 26-45 2 w/f under 10
1 slave 1 w/f 26-45
Note: The Randol Cheek in the above census entry appears too young to be the Randolph born about 1730-1735, but no other Randolph Cheeks are listed in Moore or Chatham County in 1810.
1815 Tax List, Moore Co., NC, pp.464-465.
- Randal CHEEK, 60 acres, $100
- James CHEEK, 200 acres, $200
- Joab CHEEK, 604 acres, $1,200
- John CHEEK, 450 acres, 330 acres, 615 acres, 235 acres, $2,050
Feb. 1, 1816, Randall (Randolph) CHEEK died in Chatham Co., NC. His estate was administered by his sons John CHEEK & Joab CHEEK, who posted bond on Feb 12, 1816, with bondsmen Samuel ELLIOTT & John STINSON. Report of the estate sale was filed on Mar. 5, 1816; purchasers included Mary CHEEK, JOab CHEEK, John CHEEK, Josiah CHEEK, Thomas CHEEK, and Cornelius SHIELDS. In Aug. 1816, his 8 children filed a petition to divide his land, consisting of two adjoining tracts of land on Tice's Creek, one tract 241 acres, one of 167 acres adj. Wm. PHILLIPS & others. Commissioner's report was filed Nov. term, 1816. (Estate papers of Randal or Randolph Cheek, NC Archives File No. C.022.50002, CR.022.508.13, Chatham Estates 1812-1822, pp.55-57.)
Nov. 12, 1816. Ordered that a mulatto girl, Letta, a child of Sally BREWER (alias Sally PEARCE) that was bound to Randal CHEEK in the county court of Moore County now be bound as an apprentice to Mary CHEEK, daughter of said Randal as the law directs in such cases. (Chatham Co., NC, Court Minutes.)
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