He married Carrie Annie DANIEL Helms in Upson County, Ga., 8 JAN 1905. License issued 13 Dec. 1904.
Carrie was born 9 FEB 1881. She was the daughter of John W. DANIEL. Carrie died 11 MAR 1924 at 43 years of age. Her body was interred after 11 MAR 1924 in Upson County, Ga., Flint River Baptist Cemetery.
He resided in Upson County, Ga. 1900. James was a laborer on his brother Hardy's farm.
In Upson County, Ga., on 23 APR 1927, J.M. Helms was declared the natural guardian of his children Irene, Marion, Lucius and Grantland Helms, posting a $194 bond. Natural Guardianship Letters Book 1, p. 32. E.R. Ingram, ordinary.
James Matthew HELMS and Carrie Annie DANIEL Helms had the following children:
+ 107 i. Harvey Millwood5 HELMS was born 12 OCT 1905.
108 ii. Walter Irene HELMS Johnson was born 16 JUL 1907. Walter died 6 JAN 1935 at 27 years of age. Her body was interred after 6 JAN 1935 in Upson County, Ga., Flint River Baptist Cemetery. She married James JOHNSON in Upson County, Ga., 17 DEC 1932.
She was listed as a minor in Orphan's Court records in Upson County, Ga., 23 APR 1927. J.M. Helms was declared her natural guardian.
+ 109 iii. James Marion HELMS was born 12 AUG 1909.
+ 110 iv. Lucious Lee HELMS (still alive).
+ 111 v. Tommy Grantland HELMS was born 29 DEC 1916.
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