Joab Cheek

Male 1775 - 1827  (52 years)

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  • Name Joab Cheek 
    Born 1765-1775 
    Gender Male 
    _MILT War of 1812 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1827 
    • 1797 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      Joab Cheek listed 1 poll and 150 acres on supernumerary taxes collected by Sheriff Malcom McNeill

      1797, Nov 23 -- Land Grant #1090, Moore County, NC
      Joab Cheek [assignee of Patrick Dowd] received 50 acres located south of Deep River and east of Rogers Creek adjoining Randolph Cheek. Patrick Dowd and Jno. McIntosh were chain carriers.

      1797, Dec 2 -- Land Grant #1184, Moore County, NC
      Patrick Dowd received 31 acres located west of Rogers Creek adjoining Phillips, Aaron Tyson, own line and Randolph Cheek. Jno. Stinson and Joab Cheek were chain carriers.

      1798, Sep 25 -- Land Grant #1489, Moore County, NC
      Joab Cheek received 150 acres located on Rogers Creek north of Deep River on the Chatham County line adjoining John Cheek, Randolph Cheek and Stinson. Lewis Temples and Matthew Phillips were chain carriers.

      1799, Jul 19 -- Land Grant #1429, Moore County, NC
      Joab Cheek received 200 acres located east of Rogers Creek adjoining John Stinson and Randal Cheek.

      1800 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 43
      Joab Cheek
      (26-45) 1M
      (16-26) 1F
      (0-10) 2M 1F
      1 Slave

      1802, Nov 4 -- Land Grant #1600, Moore County, NC
      Aaron Tyson received 150 acres located east of Rogers Creek on the Chatham County line adjoining his own line (formerly John Stinson) and Jno. Cheek. Jno. Cheek and Joab Cheek were chain carriers.

      1802, Dec 11 -- Land Grant #1614, Moore County, NC
      John Stinson received 30 acres located east of Rogers Creek on the Chatham County line adjoining his own line. William Kindrick and Joab Cheek were chain carriers.

      1810 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 618
      Joab Cheek
      (26-45) 1M 1F
      (16-26) 1M
      (10-16) 2M 1F
      (0-10) 5M 2F
      3 Slaves

      1812-1815 -- North Carolina Militia Muster Roll
      Joab Cheek was listed in the Fourth Regiment (detached from the 4th and 14th Brigades), Sixth Company (detached from the Moore Regiment)

      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
      Joab Cheek listed 604 acres valued at $1200

      1817, Dec 8 -- Land Grant #2322, Moore County, NC
      Joab Cheek received 50 acres located on both sides of Rogers Creek adjoining his own line, John Cheek and McKenzie and Co. Joab Cheek and John Cheek were chain carriers.

      1818-1823 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      Joab Cheek listed $500 acres valued at $620

      1820 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 314
      Joab Cheek
      (45+) 1M 1F
      (16-26) 3M 2F
      (16-18) 2M
      (10-16) 2M
      (0-10) 1F
      (26-45) 1M
      (14-26) 1M
      (0-14) 1M 3F

      1820, Mar 2 -- Will Book B Page 49-51, Moore County, NC
      Will of Joab Cheek, Dec'd. Heirs: wife Mary [100 acres on Deep River and slaves Starling, Peter, Henry, Juda, Sarah and Mary], daughter Polly, daughter Betsy, daughter Lucy Ann, daughter Milly Elliot and sons Thomas, John, William, Blake, Joab, Brantly and James. Executors: brother John Cheek, friend Col. Richard Street and son Thomas Cheek. Witnesses: Atlas Jones and A. McKinnon. Codicil Aug 15, 1827 names executors as brother John Cheek and son Joab Cheek. Proven Nov 1827.

      1825, Aug 16 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 87
      Ordered that the order discontinuing the road from the Election House to the Chatham County line be rescinded and that the same continue to be a public road and that Josiah Cheek be appointed overseer and have the following hands to work: Josiah Cheek and hands, Wm. Phillips, Absolum Phillips, John Phillips, Robt. Phillips, Dabney Phillips, John Cheek (son of Richd.), John Phillips Sen., Lewis Phillips Jur., Amos Cheek, John Cheek (son of Joab), Blake Cheek, Brantly Cheek, Joab Cheek Jur., Joab Cheek's hands, Abner Smith, Henry Phillips, John Phillips (his son) and Josiah Cheek (son of Richd.).

      1825, Aug 18 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 91
      Wm. Hancock v. John Cheek. Ordered that Joab Cheek, Lewis Phillips, Richard Cheek and Wm. Dowd value an acre of land on each side of Deep River, one side belonging to the plaintiff and the other side belonging to the defendant where the plaintiff intends building a mill and report the value to the next court.
    Person ID I39550  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 22 Nov 2021 

    DNA Tests  4 DNA tests are associated with Joab Cheek 

    Father Randolph "Randall" Cheek,   b. 1730-1735,   d. 1 Feb 1816, Chatham County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Family ID F12787  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Brooks,   b. 1755-1765  [1
     1. Polly Cheek
     2. Lucy Ann Cheek
     3. Thomas Cheek,   b. 1795-1800
     4. Milly Cheek,   b. 1795-1800
     5. William B. Cheek,   b. 1790-1800
    +6. John G. Cheek,   b. 27 Jan 1801,   d. 10 Jan 1892  (Age 90 years)
    +7. Elizabeth Cheek,   b. 7 Dec 1802,   d. 5 May 1877, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     8. Blake Cheek,   b. 1800-1810
     9. Joab Cheek, Jr.,   b. 1800-1810
     10. Major Brantley J. Cheek,   b. 1800-1810,   d. Bef 1850  (Age 39 years)
     11. James Cheek,   b. 1800-1810
    Last Modified 12 May 2021 
    Family ID F12789  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Histories
    1815 Petition Moore County NC Taxation.pdf
    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.

  • Sources 
    1. [S135] Cheek Family of Alleghany County [].
      Joab Cheek, son of Randolph CHEEK of Moore and Chatham Co., NC, was born between 1765-1775 in NC, and died 1827 in Moore Co., NC. He married Mary Brooks, daughter of Thomas BROOKS. She was born between 1765-1775 and died after 1827 in Moore Co., NC.

      Children of Joab Cheek & Mary Brooks:

      Thomas Cheek, b. 1795-1800, no further info. Maybe the Thomas CHEEK, age 51, b. in NC, who is listed in the 1850 census of Murray Co., GA, Dist. 63, p.111.
      Milly Cheek, b. 1795-1800, m. __ ELLIOT.
      John G. Cheek, b. Jan. 27, 1801, Moore Co., NC; d. Jan. 10, 1892, Chatham Co., NC; m. Jane DOWD (b. Aug. 10, 1807; d. aft. Oct. 21, 1894); bur. J.G. Cheek Cemetery in Bear Creek, Chatham Co., NC. He appears on the census of Moore Co., NC, 1830-1840; Chatham Co., NC, 1850-1870.Children: John Dowd Cheek (c.1826), James M. Cheek (c.1834), Elizabeth Cheek (c.1837), Randol Cheek (c.1840), Nancy J. Cheek (c.1841), Lydia L. Cheek (c.1844), Noah R. Cheek (c.1848).
      William B. Cheek, b. 1800-1810. He appears in the 1830 and 1840 census of Moore Co., NC. In 1836, William B. CHEEK & others were security for Josiah CHEEK, who posted a $50,000 bond for administration of the estate of John CHEEK (Josiah & John were probably William's uncles). (Moore Co., NC, Superior Court Minutes, Mar. 3, 1836.) He may be the William B. CHEEK, age 45, b. in NC, who is listed in the 1850 census of Monroe Co., MS, p.58, with wife Caroline & children Thomas, William, Charles, Joseph, James, & Mary.
      Blake Cheek, b. 1800-1810; no further info.
      Joab Cheek, Jr., b. 1800-1810; d. aft. 1870, Moore Co., NC; m. Leah __ abt. 1860 (b. abt. 1827; d. aft. 1870). Children: Mary E. Cheek (c.1861), Ruth A. Cheek (c.1863), John B. Cheek (c.1866), Joab Cheek (c.1869). There is an interesting criminal case concerning a Joab CHEEK, who may be this Joab CHEEK. In March 1850, Joab CHEEK, along with Aaron MALONE and Robert GEORGE ("a free Negro"), were charged with passing a counterfeit $20 note to one Berry DAVIDSON who kept a shop on a high road in Chatham County leading to Fayetteville. CHEEK's defense was that "he was in fact drunk and asleep, at the distance of 250 yards, when the other two passed the note." Nevertheless his conviction was upheld by the Supreme Court of North Carolina, as reported in State of North Carolina v. Joab Cheek, 35 N.C. 114 (1851).
      Brantley J. Cheek, b. 1800-1810; d. 1847, Autauga Co., AL; living in Henry Co., TN, in 1830; m. Elizabeth HAMILTON, Nov. 10, 1841, Autauga Co., AL (b. abt. 1806; d. unk.). Child: Martha J. Cheek (c.1847). On Apr. 27, 1847, letters of administration for the estate of Brantley J. CHEEK were granted to Noah RICHARDSON in Moore Co., NC. (Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, p.9.)
      James Cheek, b. 1800-1810. Maybe the James CHEEK who m. Nancy SHEPARD, Feb. 13, 1833, Chatham Co., NC.
      Elizabeth Cheek, b. abt. 1804, Moore Co., NC, d. ?; m. Rev. Noah RICHARDSON, abt. 1824 (b. abt. 1802; d. abt. 1866). Children: William Brantley Richardson (1826), Joe Judson Richardson (1835), James B. Richardson (c.1841).
      Polly Cheek, b. 1800-1820.
      Lucy Ann Cheek, b. 1800-1820.

      Joab Cheek was born between 1765 and 1775, based on census entries. In 1799, he obtained three land grants on the north side of the Deep River in Moore County, NC, totalling 380 acres. (Land Grant Book 101, p.15; No. 104, p.226; No. 105, p.112.) In 1817, Joab was granted another 50 acres in Moore County on both sides of Rodgers Creek of the Deep River. (Book 132, p.92.) His father Randolph Cheek also owned land on the Deep River in both Moore and Chatham Counties. Joab died testate in Moore County in 1827; his will identifies his wife Mary, daughters Polly, Betsy, Lucy Ann, and Milly ELLIOT, sons Thomas, John, and "five youngest sons" William, Blake, Joab, Brantley, and James.


      Mar. 16, 1799. Joab CHEEK granted 30 acres in Moore Co., NC, on the north side of Deep River & east of Roger's Creek adj. Randolph CHEEK's upper line. Entered Oct. 15, 1793, by Joab CHEEK assignee of Patrick DOWD. (NC Archives, Land Office Warrants & Plats, Folder No.; Book 101, p.15.)

      July 19, 1799. Joab CHEK granted 200 acres in Moore Co., NC, north of Deep River and east of Rogers Creek adj. John STEVENSON. Entered Dec. 29, 1794. (NC Archives, Land Office Warrants & Plats, Folder No., Entry No. 1359, Grant No. 1297, Book 104, p.226.)

      Nov. 26, 1799. Joab CHEEK granted 150 acres in Moore Co., NC, north of Deep River adj. John CHEEK & Randolph CHEEK. Entered Nov. 21, 1797. (NC Archives, Land Office Warrants & Plats, Folder No., Entry No. 301, Grant No. 1402, Book 105, p.112.)

      1810 Census, Moore Co., NC, p.66: JOAB CHEEK
      5 w/m under 10 2 w/f under 10
      2 w/m 10-15 1 w/f 10-15
      1 w/m 16-25 1 w/f 26-45
      1 w/m 26-45
      3 slaves

      1812 Muster Roll. Joab CHEEK appears on the War of 1812 muster roll of men from Moore Co., NC, assigned to the 4th NC Regiment, 6th Company, under Capt. Nathaniel TUCKER, Lt. Neil MORRISON and Lt. Hugh MCDANIEL.

      Feb. 25, 1812. Will of Thomas BROOKS, of Chatham Co., NC, names wife Martha, daughters Catherine BROOKS, Mary CHEEK, Elizabeth HARRIS, Anny TEAGUE, Hannah JONES, Fanny JONES, Nancy RIVES, & Martha EVANS; "four youngest sons" Thomas BROOKS, Beal BROOKS, Samuel BROOKS, & John BROOKS; "oldest son" James BROOKS. Mentions "Bear Creek lands" and "the tract of land I purchased of Charles INGRAM." Several slaves mentioned by name. Execs: Thomas RAGLAND, Micajah MCGEE, James BROOKS, John RIVES. Signed: Thomas BROOKS. Wits: Dread HARRIS, Henry HARRIS. Proved Aug. term 1812. (Chatham WB A, pp.217-220.) Mary Cheek received 25 and a "negro boy" named Peter.

      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. 12, 1816. Joab CHEEK & John CHEEK appointed administrators of the estate of Randolph CHEEK in Chatham Co., NC.

      Dec. 18, 1817. Joab CHEEK granted 50 acres in Moore Co., NC, on both sides of Rodgers Creek of Deep River. Entered May 7, 1816. (NC Archives, Land Office Warrants & Plats, Folder No.; Entry No. 1165, Grant No. 2284, Book 132, p.92.)

      1820 Census, Moore Co., NC, p.314: JOAB CHEEK
      2 w/m 10-15 1 w/f under 10
      2 w/m 16-18 2 w/f 16-45
      3 w/m 16-25 1 w/f over 45
      1 w/m over 45

      Aug. 22, 1822, & Nov. 18, 1823. Joab CHEEK on a jury. (Moore Co., NC, Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, transcribed by Glenda Biggerstaff.)

      Nov. 1827. The will of Joab CHEEK dated Mar. 6, 1820, was proved in the court of Moore Co., NC. The will names wife Mary, daughters Polly, Betsy, Lucy Ann, Milly ELLIOT; sons Thomas, John; "five youngest sons" William, Blake, Joab, Brantley, and James. At least some children not yet of age. 100 acres of land on Deep River. "Negro slaves" Starling, Peter, Henry, Sudor (Sadda), Sarah, Mary. A young brown horse by the name of Charly. Executors: brother John CHEEK, son Thomas CHEEK. Witnesses: [??] JONES, A. MCKINNON. Codicil dated Aug. 15, 1827, refers to "considerable sums of money" already paid to son Thomas, and substitutes son Joab for Thomas as executor. Click here for a complete transcription

      Note: Joab's widow, Mary, might be the white female age 50-59 who is listed with Brant CHEEK in the 1830 census of Moore Co., NC (p.458). She is not listed in 1840. The following might be her in the 1850 census:

      1850 Census, Moore Co., NC, p.219 (HH#804):
      MARY CHEEK, 74, NC
      -- Joseph, 44, carpenter, NC < -- James, 39, farmer, NC