NameBenjamin Harrison Cleek 1245,1246,1247,1248,1249,1250,1251,1252,1253,1254,1255,1256,1257,1258,1259,1260,1261,1262,1263,1264,1265,1266,1267,1268,1269,1270,1271,1272,1273,1274,1275,1276,1277,1278,1279
Birth20 Nov 1888, Bacova, Bath County, VA1280,1281,1282,1283,1284,1285,1286,1287,1288,1289,1290,1291,1292,1293,1294,1295,1296,1297,1298,1277,1299,1300
Census MemoCedar Creek
Census1910, Bath County, VA1303
Census MemoCedar Creek
Land Purchase11 Feb 1910, Bath County, VA1304,1305
Purchase Memo206 1/2 ac Land of his father, James Cleek by Will (recorded in Deed Bk No.8 pg 16)
Land Sold22 May 1917, Bath County, VA1306,1307
Land Sold Memo$5 conveys his 1/2 lands of his father, James Cleek by Will to Mary A. Cleek (mother) then to Martha A. Cleek after Mary Cleek’s death (recorded in Deed Bk No.29 pg 244)
Residence2 Jul 1920, Bath County, VA1308
Reside MemoHot Springs
Land Purchase23 Sep 1923, Bath County, VA1309
Purchase Memo$1 conveys land to B H Cleek from 22 May 1917 Deed
Residence1925, Hot Springs, Bath County, VA
Residence29 Feb 1928, Rt 1 Box 12, Hot Springs, VA
Land Purchase14 Sep 1928, Bacova, Bath County, VA1310
Purchase MemoCollison's Mountain; VA State Rt 687, north of Rt 615
Census MemoCedar Creek - Bacova Road
Census1940, Cedar Creek, Bath County, VA1313
Census MemoEnumeration District 9-2, 283 Route 268
Residence1941, Hot Springs, Bath County, VA1314
Reside MemoRt 1, Box 12 signed Draft Registration card, age 53
Undefined10 Jan 1941, Hot Springs, Bath County, VA1315
Undefined MemoEmployee’s ID Card #5413-72 Federal Works Agency Work Project Administration #15198
Undefinedbef 18 Oct 1944, Hot Springs, Bath County, VA1316
Undefined MemoStatement of Earnings thru at least 11 Sep 1946
Death5 Dec 1950, Staunton, Bath County, VA1280,1317,1318,1319,1257,1320,1321,1322,1323,1324,1325,1326
Death Memodied from kidney poisoning
Burial Memo2:30 pm Eden Methodist Church
Undefined15 Jun 1954, Bath County, VA1330
Undefined MemoQuit Claim Deed to Lands North of Line as run by Frank Rinehart
Land Sold16 Jun 1954, Bacova, Bath County, VA1331
Land Sold MemoDeed 63, Page 157
OccupationBenjamin Worked at the Hot Springs Hotel, VA and for WPA and the old school House. Laborer, Lathe Operator July 11-Oct 9, 1942 went to Danville, VA to school, Farmer1334,1335,1315,1336,1337
OccupationEmployer: Norman Dean of Warm Springs - he worked at Hot Springs, Bath, VA in 19411338
EducationWent to the 7th Grade which was considered a high education1339,1340
ReligionEden Methodist Church, Bacova Junction, VA1341
Lived in Benjamin's Fathers (James Cleek, Jr.) house.1347,1334
His Daddy was one of four boys whom came over from the old country1334
(Actually it was his Great-Great Grandfather- Jacob Cleek)
PhoneCall to Aunt Jenny Cleek Smith1348
Had a car in the Garage all of her life. It was in mint condition. It had curtains, headlamps, holds a lot of people, a beautiful car, and I imagine it was expensive. It probably was a Ford.
We walked from the train station behind (Kimberly) to Hot Springs, VA (it was 3 miles). It was 30 miles to Covington. Caught train to Washington DC.
One of Aunt Clara's (Cleek) sons brought Aunt Clara over to see Nanny (Bertha Gum Cleek). After we started to work we got a car and we started going to Aunt Clara's.
George Hoover, Lizzie's (Cleek) husband - they went to visit once or twice while I was down there.
Aunt Jenny (Cleek - Ben's sister) use to come to visit too.
Aunt Martha (Cleek) came over on the train.
Dad (Ben Cleek) Hired a man to go to see Aunt Martha (Cleek) before she was in the institute.
(Ben Cleek) went to Danville, VA to study to be a Lathe operator when Aunt Jenny was a teenager.
Lucille (Cleek) got him a job as a janitor at the Schoolhouse he started the boiler in the morning, He swept up. This was after Aunt Jenny (Cleek) had already finished school.
Aunt Jenny Cleek and Lucille Cleek only had to go 11 years of school.
Eden church is the only church they ever went there.
(Benjamin Cleek’s) house used to be two stories. There used to be a room over the living room. The kitchen was added on.
When they sold the property they split the money 3 ways, Aunt Jenny Cleek, Lucille Cleek, Nanny (Bertha Gum Cleek)
Aunt Martha (Cleek) sold her half of the James Cleek land to Ma Leary's (a neighbor) Son.
They had a wood stove in her house in Bacova in the Kitchen. Had a fireplace in the kitchen but never used it. Had a fireplace in the living room. Had a fire box.
Nanny (Bertha Gum) & Daddy (Benjamin Cleek) slept in the living room. Lucille and Jenny slept upstairs. Had two beds.
Aunt Martha (Cleek) had many, many petticoats, Blouse, skirt, blouse, petticoat, bloomers, is what she slept in.
B. H. Cleek was sent Order of Induction into Military Service Order No. 137 Ser 155 dated 8/28/1918 to report on 4 Sep 1918 and he was Discharged from Draft No. 4629439 by reason of Physically disqualified for Para 1, SO 350, Hq Camp Lee VA, Sep 10, 1918.1349
Registration Card 137 No. 48 Benjamin Harrison Cleek, Age 28, Home Address: Hot Springs, VA, b: Nov 20, 1888, Natural born (not alien), b: Hot Springs, VA USA, Farmer, Works: Self, on Farm, Dependents on you for support: Mother, wife, child; Married; Race: American; Prior Service: None; Request exemption from draft (specify grounds): Mother, wife, child; /s/ Benjamin Harrison Cleek; Back: 45-2-6A; Tall, Medium or Short: Medium; Slender, Medium or Stout: Medium; Eye Color: Blue; Color Hair: Dk Brown; Bald: No; Disabled: No; Certified: R. F. Gum?, Hot Springs, Bath Co, VA, June 5th, 19171350
Registration Card U65 Benjamin Harrison Cleek; Residence: Hot Springs, Bath, VA; Mailing Address: Rt 1, Box 12, Hot Springs, VA; Age: 53; b: Hot Springs Nov 20, 1888 VA; Person who will always know your address: Mrs. Bertha Jane Cleek, Hot Springs, VA; Employers Name and Address: Norman Dean, Warm Springs, VA; Place of Employment: Hot Springs, Bath, VA; /s/ Benjamin H. Cleek1350
WW I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918749
Benjamin Harrison Cleek, County: Bath, VA; b: 20 Nov 1888 VA; Race: Caucasian (White), FHL Roll # 1984210, Draft Board: 0
World War I Draft Registrations 1917-19181351
Cleek, Benjamin Harrison - b: 20 Nov 1888
US World War II Draft Registration Cards, 19421352
Benjamin Harrison Cleek, b: 20 Nov 1888 Hot Springs, VA; Residence: Bath, VA, Race: White