Saturday, October 27, 2007

Sheek Family

The following is from: Genealogy of Sheek/Shick Family of
Rowan and Davie Counties, North Carolina

Christian SCHICK/SHEEK living 14 Aug. 1797;1 married
Catharina Rosina2 who was living 1824 Wayne Co., KY3
They had children:

1. Christian SHICK b. 24 Apr. 1756 PA;4 m. Mary4
(BACHMAN)5 SHAFER6; d. 9 Feb. 1829;4 bur. Christ
Church Cem., Stone Church, Upper Mt. Bethel Twp.,
Northampton Co., PA4
2. Johan Adam SHEEK b. 9 Mar. 17617 Richmond Twp.,
Berks Co., PA;2 m. Susanna7 MOULDER/MOLER;8
d. 28 June 18327,17 Rowan (now Davie) Co., NC
3. Magadelena SCHICK b. 11 Feb. 1765 Richmond Twp.,
Berks Co., PA2
4. Maria SHEEKS b. 24 May 1767 Richmond Twp.,
Berks Co., PA;2
4 Feb. 17869 Martin BRIDGEFARMER9 (BRÜCKBAUER)10;
d. 3 Oct. 185811 KY? or IN?
5. Georg David SHEEKS b. 11 Aug. 1769 Richmond Twp.,
Berks Co., PA;2 Elizabeth HOWARD
18 Jan. 1790;9 died between 9 July 1836 and
4 Sep. 1837 Obion Co., TN12
6. Fridrich SCHICK b. 1 Mar. 1772 Richmond Twp.,
Berks Co., PA2
7. George3 SHEEKS b. 113/2132 [calculated]
June 1774;13 m. Elizabeth CANOTE 6 Feb. 1800;13
d. 30 Jan. 184313,32 Sheeks Cem.,32 near
Mitchell, Lawrence Co., Indiana14
8. Catherine3 SHEEKS b. say 1776; m.1 Henry
BUTLER;15 John TURNER15,28 9 Sep. 1805;16
living 1835 Williamson Co., TN15

The descendants of Christian, Jr. generally use
the surname SHICK, those of Adam usually use SHEEK,
and those of David and George usually SHEEKS.

Adam SHEEK and Susanna MOULDER had children born
in Rowan (now) Davie Co., NC:
1. Sarah "Sally" SHEEK b. 12 Nov. 1785;7,17
m. William SAUNDERS;19 d. 21 Sep. 186717 Davie Co.,
2. George SHEEK b. 26 Oct. 1787;7,17,18
1 Margaret "Peggy" CALL 22 Nov. 1809;21
m.2 Mary22,35 "Polly"30 (MOCK)21,30,35 RIDDLE22,35
3 Apr. 1841;22
m.3. Elizabeth (-?-) CARVER 8 Nov. 1848;22
widow of Joseph CARVER31
d. 1218/1317 Mar. 1867 bur. Macedonia Moravian
Church Cem., Davie Co., NC18
3. Christian SHEEK b. 15 Jan. 1790;7,17 Caty JONES 1 May 1811;21
m.2. Elizbeth ALLEN 23 May 1849;22 Elizabeth PENDRY 12 Jan. 1860;24
d. 23 Nov. 186817 Yadkin Co., NC23
4. John SHEEK b. 47,17/610 Sep. 1792;
m.1. prior to 1822 Nancy;25 Winney HARRISON 14 Feb. 1829;21
d. 11 Oct. 186917 or 1872 (year only given);18
bur. Smith Grove United Methodist Church Cem.,
Davie Co., NC18
5. Jacob SHEEK b. 4 June 1795;7,17,18,34 Sarah SAIN 8 Oct. 1817;21
d. 13 June 1884;17,18,34
bur. Smith Grove United Methodist Church Cem.,
Davie Co., NC18,34
6. William SHEEK b. 3 Mar. 1798;7,17,18,33 never married;
d. 17 Feb. 1840;17,18,33
bur. Whitaker Meeting House Church Cem.,
Davie Co., NC18,33
7. Adam SHEEK b. 24 Oct. 1801;7,17 Jemima (nee SPARKS)21 FULTS21
12 Sep. 1823;21
14 Dec. 1852;26
d. 1895/6 TX29
8. Mary "Polly"7,17 SHEEK b. 1 June 1804;7,17 Solomon M. WINCHELL 17 Mar. 1821;21
d. 25 Jan. 1864;27 bur. Foutch Cem.,
Isabel Twp., Fulton Co., IL27
9. Daniel SHEEK b. 12 June 1807;7,17
d. Feb. 182217 [now] Davie Co., NC

1. Surry Co., NC deeds G:91-92, FHL microfilm 0,019,960.
2. Moselem Zions Lutheran Church Churchbook,
Richmond Twp., Berks Co., PA, unpaginated,
FHL microfilm 0,021,546.
Note: Published records incorrectly list her name as Martha Rosina for
the baptism of Magdalena in 1765. The original church book [in German]
gives her name as Catharina Rosina. The only other listing of her first
name is in 1768 as a sponsor, also Catharina Rosina. All other records
list her only by her "call name" Rosina.
3. Letter "David Sheeks and Elizabeth Sheeks and family," Wayne Co., TN to
John Sheeks, Mocksville, Rowan Co., NC, 1 June 1824, Jacob Sheek and
Jonathan Smith Papers, Collection #4765, Manuscript Department, Perkins
Library, Duke University, Durham, NC.
4. John T. Humphrey, Pennsylvania Grave Stones Northampton County For
People Born Before 1800,
(Washington, D. C.: Larjon & Co., Inc, 2000).
5. John Bachman will, Northampton Co., PA wills 5:88-89, FHL microfilm
6. Christian Shick will, Northampton Co., PA wills 5:195-196, FHL microfilm
0,946,458. Names "step-son" Samuel Shafer.
7. Sheek Family Record, Sheek and Smith Papers, Durham, NC. Entries through
1798 appear to have been written at the same time. Following entries appear
to have been written at different times. If you would a scan of that document,
e-mail me.
8. Letter Jacob Moulder, Orange Co., IN to "Adam Sheeks or sons," "Mauksville
or Mauks Old Fields, Roan [Rowan], Co.," NC, 2 Oct. 1836. Salutation
is "Dear Brother and Sister." Mentioned deaths of "mother" and of "Brother
Valentine," ["Felty"] and Letter Jacob Sheek written while visting
relatives from "Cammel" [Campbell] Co., TN to [wife] "Sary Sheek,"
"Smithgrove, Davie Co., N.C.," 9 Sep. 1838 mentioned "uncle Felty Molder,"
and "Uncle Henry Molder," Sheek and Smith Papers, Durham, NC.
9. Surry Co., NC marriage bonds.
Bridgefarmer-Sheak, FHL microfilm 0,546,468.
Sheeks-Howard, FHL microfilm 0,546,473.
10. Jo White Linn, "Records of Heidelberg Evangelical Lutheran (Old
Dutchmans Creek) Church," Rowan County Register, 4 (August 1989):865.
11. Letter Debbie Welborn Curtis, Fenton, MO to Fredric Z. Saunders,
17 June 1986. Curtis cites Bible of Martin and Maria's grandson Dr.
George Washington Bridgefarmer, (1856-1926) in possession of Mrs.
Merle Tamplin, Gainsville, TX.
12. David Sheeks will and testamentary bond, Obion Co., TN 1834-1838
will book:261-262, 270-274, FHL microfilm 1,007,256.
13. David L. Sheeks, Genealogy of the Sheeks Family from 1774,
1894, later supplemented by his daughter Mrs. George Fields.
14. George Sheek administration, Lawrence Co., IN probate order book
B:424, FHL microfilm 1,317,597.
15. Louise Gillespie Lynch, Miscellaneous Records, Williamson County,
, (Franklin TN: by author, 1978), 2:41-42. Note:
spelled Cheeks. See #28 which confirms this is actually Sheeks.
16. Wayne Co., KY 1801-1813 marriage bonds:105, FHL microfilm 0,591,550.
17. Adam Sheek Bible Transcription, McCubbin's Collection, Sheek File,
Rowan Public Libraray, Salisbury, NC, FHL microfilm 0,019,891.
Bible [publication not given] was owned by John Wiley Sheek (1863-1949)
of Smith Grove, NC.
18. Davie County Historical and Genealogical Society, Davie County
(Mocksville, NC: by author, 1998). Note: John listed
as 1872 is not found in the 1870 census.
19. Rowan Co., NC deeds 32:487-488, FHL microfilm 0,313,555.
20. Sallie Saunders estate file, Davie County, NC loose estate papers,
NC State Archives, FHL microfilm 1,954,913, frames 1072-1076.
21. Rowan Co., NC marriage bonds.
Sheek-Call, FHL microfilm 0,500,956.
Riddle, John - Mock, Polly, 28 Nov. 1820, FHL microfilm 0,500,955.
Sheek-Jones, FHL microfilm 0,500,956
Sheek-Harrison, FHL microfilm 0,500,956.
Sheek-Sain, FHL microfilm 0,500,956.
Sheek-Fults, FHL microfilm 0,500,956.
Fults-Sparks, FHL microfilm 0,500,952.
Winchell-Sheek, FHL microfilm 0,500,957.
22. Nancy K. Murphy, Davie County Marriages 1836-1900, (Mocksville, NC:
Davie County Historical and Genealogical Society, 1998).
23. Christian Sheek will, Yadkin Co., NC original wills, NC State Archives,
FHL microfilm 1,605,076, frames 155-159.
24. North Carolina Division of Archives and History, An Index to Marriage
Bonds Filed in the North Carolina State Archives,
, FHL microfiche
25. Rowan Co., NC deeds 27:346-347, FHL microfilm 0,019,807.
26. McLennan Co., TX marriage record 1:4, FHL microfilm 0,987,554.
27. Fulton County Historical-Genealogical Society, Cemetery Inscriptions
of Fulton County, Illinois
, (Peoria, IL: Rapid Print, 1974), 2:13.
28. Letter Adam Sheek, [Jr.], Henry Co., TN to "brother" William Sheek,
Mocksville, Rowan Co., NC, 15 Apr. 1832, Sheek and Smith Papers, Durham,
NC. "Mr. Thomas Butler told me that Uncle John Turner has removed to
Tennessee near town of Franklin and that his negr fellow has kiled
him with an axe about eight or ten months ago." [Note: actually died
6 Oct. 1830. See #15.]
29. J. Evetts Haley notes, [biographer of Charles Goodnight] with Silas
Sheek [son of Adam, Jr. and Charlotte] was that Adam died at age 94.
30. Henry Mock file, Davie County, North Carolina estate files, North
Carolina State Archives, FHL microfilm 1,954,909, frames 672-721.
[frame 698 for heir Mary Sheeks] Note: Henry Mock is the husband of
Catherine BLACK
31. Joseph Carver file, Stokes County, North Carolina estate files, North
Carolina State Archives, FHL microfilm 2,200,498, frames 1106-1138.
32. Mary Virginia Schilt Giera, Sheeks Cemetery (Lawrence Co., Indiana GenWeb: 2003)
33. William Sheek headstone, Whitaker Meeting House Church Cemetery, Davie Co., NC.
34. Jacob Sheek headstone, Smith Grove Methodist Church Cemetery, Davie Co., NC.
35. Davie Co., NC Deed Book 1:354, FHL microfilm 0,572,593.
In April 1841 George Sheek and wife Mary sold to Wiley (J.?) Riddle, all
their right in the estate of John Riddle, deceased, Mary being the former
wife of said John Riddle and now the wife of George Sheek. The sale also
included their interest in a Negro girl Mary and her increase, advanced to
said Mary Riddle, now Sheek, by her father Henry Mock.


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