George Canote Sheeks was born 18 Feb 1809 in Wayne Co, KY to George and Elizabeth (Canote) Sheeks and moved with his parents and siblings first near Orleans in Orange Co, IN, then to a new home his father had built in Marion Twp, Lawrence Co, IN. He had 5 brothers and six sisters. George married Artemesia Crawford of Lawrence County 4 June 1833 and they had 12 children: Sampson, Lucina, twins Elijah H. and Elizah, Franklin, William, Wells, John, Oliver P., Hugh, Sarah, and Mary. Artemesia was aka Artemoia, Artimeia, and Artemecia. She was born 25 Aug 1816 and died 3 Oct 1863. After her death, George next married Sarah Elizabeth Taylor in 1864 in Dover, MN. I have more about this family on Rootsweb. I wish to thank Mary V. Giera ([contact link]) for this picture.
at Picture taken in, Rochester, Minnesota USA