Descendants of Allen Helms: First Generation

First Generation

1. Allen1 HELMS, son of Tillman HELMS jr and Elizabeth PRESLAR Helms was born in Mecklenburg County, N.C. about 1793. Allen died 1871 in Harris County, Ga. His body was interred 1871 in Waverly Hall, Harris County, Ga., Waverly Hall Cemetery.

He married Anna RITCH Helms before 1816. Anna was born in Mecklenburg County, N.C. 1797. She was the daughter of Col. David RITCH and may or may not have been the daughter of his wife Susannah HELMS Ritch, also a granddaughter of Tillman HELMS sr. Anna died 1871 in Harris County, Ga.. Her body was interred 1871 in Waverly Hall, Harris County, Ga., Waverly Hall Cemetery.

Allen resided in Georgia after 1840.

Allen was the head of a family on the 1850 Census in Talbot County, Ga. The household included Archibald and Martha Helms, married within the year and listed Anna Helms as Ann. 22nd Dist., Household 466, family 466. Note the 10-year gap between Milas and Celathiel and the eight-year gap between Celathiel and David Leroy.

Allen HELMS and Anna RITCH Helms had the following children:

child 2 i. Lydia2 HELMS was born in North Carolina 1816.

child + 3 ii. Archibald A. HELMS sr was born 19 DEC 1817.

child + 4 iii. Milus HELMS sr was born 1818.

child 5 iv. Celathiel HELMS was born about 1828. Celathiel died AUG 1864 in Macon, Bibb County, Ga.. He married Emerline LANCASTER Helms before 1864.

Celathiel was on a muster roll in Marion County, Ga., 4 AUG 1863.(1) Celathiel was a private with Co. E., 63rd Reg., Ga. Volunteer Army, Marion and other counties. He died of measles. Letters written between Everlina and Celathiel during the Civil War were extant in 1996.

child 6 v. David Leroy HELMS was born about 1836. David died about 1863 in Dalton, Ga., in a hospital while in the service, probably of measles. He married Rebecca A. HELMS.

David may have served in the military in The Rock, Upson County, Ga., about 1862.(2) Could be the D. Lee Helms listed in the Confederate Roster of Georgia, vol. 4, p. 28? He probably is the David Helmes listed in Vol. 3, p. 546.

child 7 vi. Mary HELMS was born about 1840.

child 8 vii. Samuel HELMS was born about 1843.

child 9 viii. Madison HELMS was born about 1846.


Pike County Helmes, so far unconnected:

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