Susan Jane Cheek

29 January 1836–1 December 1912 (Age 76)
Ashe, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Susan Jane

When Susan Jane Cheek was born on 29 January 1836, in Ashe, North Carolina, United States, her father, Henderson Cheek, was 32 and her mother, Lucinda "Lucy" Bryan, was 17. She married Isom Waggoner on 15 September 1853, in Ashe, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Gap Civil Township, Alleghany, North Carolina, United States in 1880. She died on 1 December 1912, in Alleghany, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Whitehead, Alleghany, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Isom Waggoner
Susan Jane Cheek
Marriage: 15 September 1853
Sara Jane Wagoner
Lucy Ellen Wagoner

Spouse and Children

15 September 1853
Ashe, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 10

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1853 · First State Fair

Age 17

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.
1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

Age 26

On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.

Name Meaning

Southern English: from Middle English cheeke (Old English cē(a)ce), used as a nickname for someone with some deformity or scar in the region of the cheek or jawbone.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Jane Waggoner in household of Isom Waggoner, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Susan J Cheak in household of Henderson Cheak, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jane Waggoner in household of Isom Waggoner, "United States Census, 1880"

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