Descendants of Allen Helms: Fourth Generation 31. James Lemuel4 HELMS sr (Matthew H.3, Milus2, Allen1) was born in Upson County, Ga., 15 OCT 1885. Lem died 22 MAR 1945 in Upson County, Ga., at 59 years of age. His body was interred after 22 MAR 1945 in Upson County, Ga., Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery by his wife, according to Stephens Funeral Home records.

He married Josie HOYLE Hightower Helms Guice in Upson County, Ga., 21 APR 1912. License issued 20 April

Josie was born 18 AUG 1897. Josie died 1 FEB 1976 at 78 years of age. Her body was interred after 1 FEB 1976 in Upson County, Ga., Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. Josie had a daughter, Mary Jo Hightower, by her first husband. may have been the daughter of J.M. and D.F. Hoyle; if so, her sister would have been Rosa Hoyle, 1888-91. Josie also could have been the daughter of Joseph H. and Sophronia Graham Hoyle.

James Lemuel HELMS sr and Josie HOYLE Hightower Helms Guice had the following children:

child 58 i. Marion Gertrude5 HELMS ADAMS (still alive).

child 59 ii. James Lemuel HELMS jr was born 1913. James died 1933 in Upson County, Ga., when he lit a match to light his cigarette -- while carrying a can of gasoline. His body was interred 1933 in Upson County, Ga., Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.

James Lemuel HELMS sr had the following child:

child 60 iii. Nina Bess HELMS Goodroe (still alive).

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