17. Matthew H.3 HELMS (Milus2, Allen1) was born in Georgia NOV 1855 in Talbot or Harris County, Ga. Matt died 9 AUG 1928 in Upson County, Ga. Matthew was buried in Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery next to his wife by his son James Lemuel, according to Stephens Funeral Home records. His body was interred after 9 AUG 1928 in Upson County, Ga., Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery.
He married Sarah FALLIN Helms in Upson County, Ga., 4 AUG 1880. Sallie was born in Upson County, Ga. 2 MAR 1860. She was the daughter of Jackson FALLIN and Hulda JONES Fallin. Sallie died 14 APR 1927 in Upson County, Ga., at 67 years of age, according to her obituary.
Her body was interred 26 APR 1927 in Upson County, Ga., Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery, by Matthews Helms in Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery on Highway 19 North, according to Stephens Funeral Home records. Death date also given as April 6. She described the old plantation home for Evelyn Self Nelson and noted she taught some of the slaves to sew.
Matthews Helms was the head of a family on the 1900 Census in Upson County, Ga.; Farm schedule no. 28, Reeves District 1336. Matthews Helms, 44, b. Nov. 1855 in Ga., 44, father born in N.C., mother in Ga.; farmer; Sallie, b. March 1860, 40, m. 19 years, four children all living; John, b. Aug. 1881, 18, farm laborer; Lula, b. Aug. 1883, 16, at school; James, b. Oct. 1885, 14, at school; Essie, b. March 1888, 12, at school.
Matthew Helms was the head of a family on the 1910 Census in Upson County, Ga. Matthew, 54, married 29 years, b. in Ga, father in S.C., mother in Ga.; was a general farmer on his own account, renting farm 76. Could read and write. Wife Sallie, 50, four children all living; no occupation, could read and write. Children Sim, 24, farmer on his own account, could read and write (this is James Lemuel, aka Lem). Essie, 22, no occupation, could read and write
Matt was the head of a family on the 1920 Census in East Thomaston, Upson County, Ga.. Town District 561, East Thomaston (ED 183), House 14, Family 16. Matthew H. Helms, 64, rented 112 Ave. J. He was educated and born in Wife Sallie Helms, 59, also was educated and born in Georgia. She had There were no children in the household. Gramma tells the story of how Sallie would get on to Matt about coming to bed with dirty feet and his snappy comeback to that concerning the fact that no one saw his feet under the sheets. "Matt you ought to get up to wash your feet." "I don't stand up to sleep."
Matthew H. HELMS and Sarah FALLIN Helms had the following children:
+ 29 i. Milas Jackson4 HELMS was born AUG 1881.
+ 30 ii. Lula Grace HELMS Self was born 16 AUG 1883.
+ 31 iii. James Lemuel HELMS sr was born 15 OCT 1885.
+ 32 iv. Essie HELMS Pitts was born 22 MAR 1888.
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