Descendants of Allen Helms: Fourth Generation 35. Hardy Richmond4 HELMS (William A.3, Milus2, Allen1) was born in Georgia 2 JUL 1871. Hardy died 12 FEB 1936 at 64 years of age. His body was interred after 12 FEB 1936 in Upson County, Ga., Flint River Baptist Cemetery.

He married Mary Elizabeth SMITH Helms 1891. Molly was born 16 OCT 1874. Molly died 24 FEB 1958 at 83 years of age. Her body was interred after 24 FEB 1958 in Upson County, Ga., Flint River Baptist Cemetery.

Hardy R. Helmes was the head of a family on the 1900 Census in Upson County, Ga. Hardy R. Helmes, 28, was an educated farmer, renting farm schedule no. 86, Reeves Dist. 1336, b. July 1871, married 9 years; wife Mary, b. Oct 1874 25, m. 9 years, six children, five living; Clifford, 8, b. Oct. 1891; Grover, 7, b. Mar. 1893; Albert, 3, b. Feb. 1897; Clyde, 2, b. Apr 1898; Flote, 0/12, b. July 1899; William A., 63, father, b. May 1837 in Ga., father born in S.C., mother in Ga.; Fannie, mother, b. Oct. 1844, 55, m. 44 years, 11 children, 10 living; James, brother, b. July 1879, 20, a farm laborer; Walter, brother, b. Aug. 1883, 16, farm laborer; Mattie, sister, b. Feb. 1888, 12, at school; and an aunt, Rebecca Boswell, b. Oct. 1959 40. There also were two black servants/farm laborers, Gus Respress, 20, and Sam Respress, 17, evidently brothers. Everyone and their parents were born in Georgia except William A., whose father was given as born in South Carolina.

An unnamed infant daughter was born May 10, 1912 and died Aug. 28, 1912. She is buried at Flint River Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.

Hardy Richmond HELMS and Mary Elizabeth SMITH Helms had the following children:

child + 87 i. Clifford Hardy5 HELMS was born 5 OCT 1891.

child + 88 ii. Grover Cleveland HELMS sr was born 2 MAR 1893.

child + 89 iii. Albert Matthew HELMS sr was born 8 FEB 1897.

child + 90 iv. Clyde Collon HELMS sr was born 4 APR 1898.

child + 91 v. Fletcher Brantley HELMS sr was born 14 JUL 1899.

child + 92 vi. Joseph William HELMS was born 16 APR 1902.

child + 93 vii. Mary Ruth HELMS Cox was born 21 OCT 1905.

child 94 viii. James Hardy HELMS was born 9 OCT 1907. James died 12 SEP 1976 at 68 years of age. His body was interred after 12 SEP 1976 in Upson County, Ga., Flint River Baptist Cemetery. He married Opal HARWELL Helms in Upson County, Ga., 5 JAN 1935. Opal was born 5 JAN 1910. Opal died 1 SEP 1991 at 81 years of age. Her body was interred after 1 SEP 1991 in Upson County, Ga., Flint River Baptist Cemetery.

child + 95 ix. Henry Aldine HELMS was born 5 AUG 1909.

child + 96 x. Emory L. HELMS was born 7 AUG 1911.

child 97 xi. Zach Carlton HELMS was born SEP 1914. Zach died MAY 1915. His body was interred MAY 1915 in Upson County, Ga., Flint River Baptist Cemetery.

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