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Helton-Goins-Owls, Cherokee connections
Posted by: michael helton (ID *****9277) Date: May 16, 2010 at 08:13:19
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Glendle Helton Griggs does a bang-up job with the lines surronding Abraham Hilton, military records, Cherokee Applications, Census. Most of all the connecting power of these two great families. Thank you Glendle for your time and efforts. Wonderful job.



Descendants of Jack Owl
Generation No. 1
1. JACK1 OWL
Children of JACK OWL are:
i. JACK2 OWL.
2. ii. JOHN OWL, b. 1780.
iii. DAVE OWL.
3. iv. CHARITY KATY OWL, b. 1745, Montgomery Co., Virginia; d. 1840, Lumpkin Co., Georgia.

Generation No. 2
2. JOHN2 OWL (JACK1) was born 1780. He married LYDIA KONNOO LEE STIH.
Notes for JOHN OWL:
Listed on the Cherokee County, NC Census - Murphy Twp - Cherokee Indian
James Owl age 48 Indian
Nancy Owl age 45 Indian
John Owl age 90 Indian
David Owl age 37
Children of JOHN OWL and LYDIA STIH are:
4. i. DAVID3 OWL, b. 1833.
ii. JAMES OWL, b. 1822; m. NANCY.
3. CHARITY KATY2 OWL (JACK1) was born 1745 in Montgomery Co., Virginia, and died 1840
in Lumpkin Co., Georgia. She married ABRAHAM HELTON in Hanging Dog Creek, NC, son
of THOMAS HELTON and BETTIE HELTON. He was born Abt. 1743, and died Abt. 1843 in
Town Creek, Lumpkin County, Ga.
Notes for CHARITY KATY OWL:
Buried at Pisgah Cemetery, Lumpkin County, GA. Larkin Helton's Indian app.

Notes for ABRAHAM HELTON:
Rowan County, NC - Vacant Land Entries 1778-1789 page 78 16 July 1778
#1073 John Ford, 100 A adj lines of Daniel Hackett, Henry Shoat, John McCrary, Barneby
Michael & Henry Heagy, including improvement where Abraham Hilton formerly lived.
Abraham Helton - Purchased at estate sale of John Bolin, Oct 1785. Source: Edith Warren
Huggins, Early Records of Burke County, NC - Vol II page 170.
Vol II - page 173 - Abraham Hilton, witness in a tryal about land, North Fork of the Catawba.
He admonished others to be careful in John Forsyth's estate (North Fork of the Catawba is in
eastern present McDowell County. Source Betty Jane Hylton
The State of Georgia's Census were burned - and there are no census data available until 1820.
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13 May 1807 - From Galileo - SW Native American Documents - Georgia Library
This document dated 13 May 1807 is a receipt in the amount of ninty five ($95) dollars from
U.S. Agent (Indian Agent) Levi Sheftall to Abraham Helton for Helton's services in
transporting parcels of deer skins from the U.S. Factory For Indian Trade at Ocmulgee Old
Fields (Georgia). It is signed by Helton and attested to by John Miller. (Repository: Hargrett
Rare Book & Manuscript Library - the University of Georgia Libraries - Collection Keith
Read. Box 25 Folder 6 Doc 2.

The answer to why the Heltons were not required to be relocated to Oklahoma in the Trail of
Tears - may be because some of their land was inaccessible. Helton Creek Falls belonged to
Jacob Helton, grandson of Abraham Helton. This area still today (2009) is inaccessible - there
is not a road to the very top. John Pace visited this area and had to walk the rest of the way up
to the falls because his Hummer would not make it all the way. Soldiers would not have gone
that far out of the way to round up stray Cherokees.
His granddaughter, Malinda Helton Prewitt Grizzle on her indian application #8435 states that
her grandfather, Abraham Helton lived with her grand mother in Lumpkin County, GA in the
Cherokee Nation and was a full blood Cherokee Indian (she thinks he may have gone by name
of Jack Owl).

1820 Census Habersham County, GA Page 122
Abraham Hilton
2 males ages 10-16
1 male over 45 years of age
1 female 0-10 years old
1 female26-45 years
1 female over 45 years of age
(There is a James Hilton, on page 121 and a John Hilton on page 114)

1830 Census Habersham County, GA page 9
Abraham & Charity Helton listed with their son - James Helton.
Source: From Mary B. Warren's Georgia Genealogical Magazine. On 18 Aug 1836, Abram
Helton, 93 years of age appeared before the Superior Court of Lumpkin County, GA and made
declaration under oath for a Revolutionary War Pension under the provisions of the Act of 7
June 1832. He stated substantially as follows: That he enlisted in the service of the United
States while a resident of Henry County, VA under Captain Armstrong and was attached to the
company commanded by Capt John Stokes under the command of Maj Stewart, Col Parker
and Gen Scott. He does not recall the precise time, but it was during the time that Gen
Washington fought at Monmouth Court House and made the British take shipping at
Hackensack. They were stationed a part of the time at Valley Forge on the Schuylkill. He
belonged to what was known as the regular troops in which service he continued for two years,
the time for which he enlisted. During the term of his service he was marched through a part
of PA, MD and Jerseyes and into New York. They had frequent skirmishes with the enemy,
but were in no regular battle. Declarant had a regular discharge which he entrusted to the
keeping of a friend whose house was burnt in which it was contained. He has no documentary
evidence to prove his service and he knows of no persons within his reach by whom he can
prove them. There is an old gentleman by the name of Quillian residing in Habersham by
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whom he can prove that he enlisted. He hereby relinquishes all claim whatever to a pension of
annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency
of any state.
On the same day William B. Wofford of Habersham County and Michael Pilgrim of Lumpkin
County, Ga appeared in court and stated that they were well acquainted with Abram Helton;
that they believe him to be 93 years of age, and that he is reputed and believed in the
neighborhood where he resides to have been a soldier of the Revolution and that they concur
in that opinion.
From the research of Len Griffin Buried at Pisgah Cemetery, Lumpkin County, GA. Larkin
Helton's Indian Application says he died at an Indian Settlement called Town Creek in GA.
Rejected or suspended Applications for Rev. War Pensions - Clearfield Co publications;
Peter Helton For Deficient proof, and papers sent to Hon H.A. Haralson April 24, 1850
Abraham Helton - Not on the rolls--no proof of service.

Malinda Helton Pruitt Grizzle Application #8435 states Abraham Helton was her greatgrandfather
and Katy Owl her great-grandmother.
Abraham Helton owned Lot 84 - 1st Section Habersham County, GA (now in Lumpkin
County, GA) where the Frogtown Winery is located.
Dahlonega Georgia: The Frogtown Winery in Georgia is in the process of locating the grave
of Abraham Helton. He is buried on what is now their property. They are working with his
descendants (2008) so they can locate a monument on his grave (after the grapes are harvested
this year.) The Winery is in Town Creek, Lumpkin County, GA - Town Creek Road changes
to Frog Town Road. The Winery is about 2 miles from Mt. Pisgah Baptist church. There is a
road South of the Winery called Abb Helton Road. Source: From the Research of Len
Griffin.

Abraham Helton won land in the 1821 GA Land Lottery and sold to Thomas Townsend for
$300...land was taken away from Abraham Helton (he was disqualified because he was Indian)
and Abraham was sued in Habersham County and had to give money back to Townsend.
From the reserach of Len Griffin - The Land lottery of 1821 - Land of the Creek Nation - in
Newton County, GA. Abraham Helton was awarded land (near Covington, GA)

AlexanderKing claimed Abraham Helton drew under false pretense. He claimed Abraham Helton was
not a white person and had not lived in GA for three years and had not paid all taxes required
of him and he did not have a wife or legitimate male child or children under the age of 18, etc.
Abraham Helton drew land at Milledgeville, GA in 1821 and drew lots 42 in the tenth dist of
the county (Formerly Henry) of Newton. This was filed 30 June 1825 - and on 15 Sept 1825
the defendant (Abraham Helton) was not to be found in the County. The Jury found the return
fraudulent - Elijah Hearn was forman of the jury. The claimant, August King received half of
this land and the state of GA the other half. - 17 Aug 1827.
This was located in the Fields District of Habersham County - Jacob & James Helton also
lived there at the time of the 1832 Gold Lottery.
Abraham & Katie Owl Helton - A headstone was placed on 17 Aug 2009 at the Frog Town
Winery, 3300 Damascus Church Road, Dahlonega, GA - Lumpkin County. 34 degrees, 36
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minutes 47.03 seconds North
83 degrees, 52 minutes 15.17 secons West - Elevation 504. The stone was placed under the
Maple trees on the property by a Cedar Tree. The owner of the winery was kind enough to
allow this placement. Len Griffin was instrumental in making this happen.
Source: Len Griffin. From the "Cherokee Planter" is shows Frog Town Village, a major
Cherokee Village on Town Creek very near Lot 84 where Abraham is buried. It was probably
called both Frog Town Village and Town Creek Village.
More About ABRAHAM HELTON and CHARITY OWL:
Marriage: Hanging Dog Creek, NC
Children of CHARITY OWL and ABRAHAM HELTON are:
5. i. JOHN3 HELTON, b. North Carolina; d. Bef. 1830.
6. ii. HARMON HELTON, b. 1787, NC; d. Aft. 1846.
7. iii. SARAH HELTON, b. 1789, Washington Co., Tennessee.
iv. JAMES HELTON, b. 15 Jan 1794, Washington Co., Tennessee.
Notes for JAMES HELTON:
1834 Lumpkin County GA State Tax List
James C. Helton, family of 6
1830 Census - Habersham County, GA Page 9
James Helton
1 male under 5
1 male 10-15 years
1 male 30-40
1 male 70-80 years
2 female under 5
3 females 10-15 years
1 female 15-20
1 female 40-50
1 female 70-80
They live 4 houses down from his nephew (son of Sarah Helton & the Bark Chicken). Nearby live - Jacob &
Dicie Helton (widow & son of John Helton--another son of Abraham).
The unknown Heltons in Lumpkin County, GA may belong to James Helton, since we know almost nothing
about this son of Abraham: Such as:
Mary Helton m. John Grindle 18 Apr 1841 Lumpkin County, GA
Nancy Helton m. George W. Caradin, 7 Sept 1843 in Lumpkin County, GA
Elizabeth Helton m James Phillips 4 Nov 1842 Lumpkin County, GA
Source: From Mary B. Warren's Georgia Genealogical Magazine. Also this pension application is at the
Heritage Quest Internet site.
On 22 Dec 1846, James Helton appeared before the Ordinary Court of Cobb County, GA and made
declaration under oath substantially as follows: "He is the son of Abraham Helton, deceased, who in his
lifetime made his declaration in Lumpkin County, GA and produced proof of a part of his service by a Mr.
Michael Thomas (struck out in the original/PILGRIM, Pensioner of the United States in 1835 or about that
time, but that his father died on the 11th day of Jan 1843 before he received any pension. His declaration is
on file at the Pension Dept. as deponent is informed and believes and to which he would refer the
Commissioner of Pensions. His father left three children, Harmon Helton aged about 59 years old, Hamilton
County, TN; Sarah Helton aged about 57 years, Cherokee County, GA; James Helton was 52 years old the
15th day of Jan 1846. That said three children are all the children Helton left who are living. That his
Mother, Charity Helton died sometime about 1840, that his father was a widower at the time of his death and
left no widow.
(Michael Pilgrim, Revolutionary War Pension S31909....James Quillian R8551 and John Quilliam S9461 are
listed in the Rev War Pension App Index).
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Generation No. 3
4. DAVID3 OWL (JOHN2, JACK1) was born 1833. He married CARLINA BRADY, daughter of
LORENZO BRADY and DEBORAH GRIFFIN. She was born 17 Nov 1831 in Buncombe County,
NC, and died 17 Nov 1918 in Bird Town, Swaim County, NC.
Notes for CARLINA BRADY:
Her death certif lists 1821 as her birth date but 1831 is probably closer. Her son Adam is the
informant.
Children of DAVID OWL and CARLINA BRADY are:
i. ADAM QUINCY4 OWL, b. 27 Jan 1860, Cherokee County, NC.
8. ii. MARTHA JANE OWL.
5. JOHN3 HELTON (CHARITY KATY2 OWL, JACK1) was born in North Carolina, and died Bef.
1830. He married DICIE HELTON, daughter of BEACHAM HELTON and NANCY. She was born
in North Carolina, and died Bef. 1850.
Notes for JOHN HELTON:
According to Court of Claims - Eastern Cherokee App made by Lucinda Helton Burnett - John
Helton married his cousin, Dicie Helton (John & Dicie were her grandparents). Lucinda states
that her Indian blood comes through both her grandfather and grandmother, John & Dicie
Helton. Larkin Helton also lists on Indian Application #17546 that John & Dicie Helton were
cousins. He lists Dicie's parents as Beecham & Nancy Helton and lists Dicie's brothers as
Jerry Helton, Beecham Helton and Joseph Helton.
This may be the John Helton who was charged with Harmon Helton in the murder to John
Cross. This John Helton is the brother of Harmon Helton. No information exists about the
trial of John Helton. Harmon was given a very light sentence--possibly because he was a
minister and under English law that would have had a bearing.
Malinda Helton Pruitt Grizzle stated on her Application #8436 that both her grandfather and
grandmother had Cherokee Indian Blood.
1834 Tax List State Georgia, Lumpkin County
Jacob - family 5
James C. - family 6
Sally Helton - family 4
Abraham Helton - family 2
Menoah Helton - 1
G H Helton - Family 5
Notes for DICIE HELTON:
Dicie Helton's father was said to be indian according to Application made by Lucinda Helton
Burnett in 1906. She also stated Dicie Helton Married her cousin John Helton (they were her
grandparents).
Dicie is probably on the 1840 Census in Lumpkin County, GA with her son, Jacob, and her
husband is probably deceased.
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Malinda Helton Pruitt Grizzle stated that both her grandfather and grandmother had Cherokee
Indian Blood. Also information about Dicie's parents on the INdian application of Larkin
Helton, grandson of Dicie.
Child of JOHN HELTON and DICIE HELTON is:
9. i. JACOB4 HELTON, b. 25 Aug 1805, Rutherford County, NC; d. 23 Jun 1874, Lumpkin County, GA.
6. HARMON3 HELTON (CHARITY KATY2 OWL, JACK1) was born 1787 in NC, and died Aft.
1846. He married SARAH MORGAN.
Notes for HARMON HELTON:
From: The Monroe County, TN Records 1820-1870 Vol II, Researched, compiled and Edited
by Reba Bayless Boyer, 1970: Circuit Court Records 1821-1830:
37 "May 1823: Hamon Helton found guilty of mortally wounding John Cross at Tellico,
causing his death on 11 April 1823: John Helton charged with aiding: Witnesses: Betsy
Helton, Joseph Phillips, Samuel Colquith, William Williams, George Loftis." Court records
found by Joyce Reece indicate that Harmon killed a man with a chunk of wood.
Abstract - Helton Case #10 - The State vs Hamon Helton & John Helton Indictment; State of
Tennessee, seventieth Judicial Circuit Court, Monroe County, viz. Circuit Court May Term
1823:
Incident occurred April 6, 1823 at Tellico (now Madisonville).
"Not having the fear of God before their eyes but being.....seduced by the instigation of an evil
spirit with fore and arms in and upon one John Cross and their being in the peace of the state
feloniously, willfully and of their malice, aforethought did make an assult and that______the
said Harmon Helton with both his hands and with a wooden chunk of no value which he the
said Harmon Helton then and there in both of his hands then and there had and held the said
John Cross in and upon the head, neck and body of him the said John Cross then and there
feloniously willfully and of the malice, aforethought of him the said Harmon Helton did
strike________giving to the said Harmon Helton then and there with both his hands and with
the wooden chunk aforesaid feloniously willfully and of his malice aforethought giving to the
said John Cross on his neck and body as aforesaid several mortal strokes and bruises and
wounds of which several strokes and bruises and wounds aforesaid the said John Cross from
the said Sixth day of April in the year last mentioned until the eleventh day of same month
upon to wit in said county did languish and languishing did liv on which eleventh day of April
in the year last mentioned to-wit in said county the said John Cross of the said several strokes
and bruises and wounds died and that the said John Helton there and then feloniously,
willfully and.....
that the Harmon Helton and John Helton then and there in manner and form aforesaid
feloniously and willfully and of their malice aforethought did kill and murder the said John
Cross with evil example of all others againsts the peace and dignity of the state.
John Wilkerson, Attorney General for the Third Judicial District.
(Next page names witnesses: Betsy Helton, Joseph Phillips, Samuel Colquith, William
Williams, George Loftis.
J.J. Wright, Clerk.
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Following Proceeding is May 8, 1823 - This is the Grand Jury finding a true bill.
Next is Friday 9 May 1823
He pleads "not guilty" and is brought to trial and the jury placed: Thomas Blevins, Joseph
Martial; John Snider, Alexander_______, John Webb, William Davis, David Williams,
Michael Hawk, William Webb, William McRhea, John Cary & Joseph Brittan.
The judge finds him guilty. Harmon claims the benefit of clergy. The court orders Harmon
Helton be branded with the letter M inside of the left hand on tomorrow the 10th between the
hours of 9 O'Clock an 11 O'Clock in the open court - that he be imprisioned in the common
jail of this county nine calendar months and that he pay the costs of this prosecution and
remain in custody until the same are paid or security given for same and it is ordered by the
court that the Sheriff of Monroe County carry this judgment and justice into execution."
Source: Monroe County Court House - researced by Joyce Reece 2008.
Note: Apparently Harmon Helton was a minister and he probably got a light sentence because
"In English law, the benefit of clergy was originally a provision by which clergymen could
claim that they were outside the jurisdiction of the secular courts and be tried instead under
canon law. Eventually, the course of history transformed it into a mechanism by which firsttime
offenders could receive a more lenient sentence for some lesser crimes."
Family history says that after he killed John Cross, Harmon moved to the mountains North of
Chattanooga called Monteagle, TN. He had a son, Joshoway. Sarah Melvina Helton
(daughter of Daniel Smith Helton) will later marry Jake Cross--whose Dad may have been
John Cross. From the Research of John Pace.
Harmon Helton lived near the Goins family and several of his children married into John
James Goins & Rhoda Duncan's family. The Goins are listed mostly as Indian or Mulatto on
the Census; Harmons children are sometimes listed as Indian or mulatto as well, sometimes
the Goins family are listed as black.
His grandson's Guion Miller Roll Application #19795, listed Diana Helton Goins (dau of
Harmon) as being 1/4 Cherokee Indian). Listed Harmon as being born in NC.
Harmon was still living at the time (1846) that his brother, James filed for Abraham's
Revolutionary War Pension, and listed Harmon as living in Hamilton County, TN
Children of HARMON HELTON and SARAH MORGAN are:
i. ELIZABETH4 HELTON, d. Abt. 1867.
Notes for ELIZABETH HELTON:
Her name is listed on the Indian Application of her nephew - Joshoway Carter Goins.
10. ii. JOSHOWAY HELTON, d. Abt. 1846.
iii. SARAH HELTON, d. Abt. 1845.
Notes for SARAH HELTON:
Her name is listed on the Indian Application of her nephew, Joshoway Carter Goins.
11. iv. CHARITY CHARLOTTE HELTON, b. 1805, NC; d. 08 Feb 1886.
12. v. DIANA HELTON, b. 1810, TN; d. 1879.
13. vi. ORPHA HELTON, b. 1812, TN.
7. SARAH3 HELTON (CHARITY KATY2 OWL, JACK1) was born 1789 in Washington Co.,
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Tennessee. She married (1) BARK CHICKEN AKA CALVIN HELTON (Source: Affidavit by
Nancy Hinkle for Indian Application.) (Source: Affidavit by Nancy Hinkle for Indian
Application.), son of YOUNG CHETIGANETE and SENELLEE. He died in Oklahoma. She
married (2) JOHN WOFFARD Abt. 1838 in Hall County, GA.
Notes for SARAH HELTON:
Affidavit of Thomas Evans (Indian Enrollment 1896) stated that he "knew James C. Helton's
mother, a Cherokee Indian at least three-quarter roon for 45 years." Source, Ft. Worth
National Archives, copied by Mike Helton. Thomas Evans was 77 years old when he filed the
affidavit in support of Minerva McGinnis. Thomas had lived in Cherokee County, GA 60
years and and if he knew her mother for 45 years - she would have moved or died by about
1880.
Martha Helton Reece's Indian App #2782 - Lists Sarah Helton's name as Sarah Woffard and
her marrying Calvin Helton (aka Bark Chicken?),
1840 Census Lumpkin County, GA
Sarah Helton
1 male 10-15
1 male 80-90
1 female 15-20
1 female 20-30
1 female 40-50
1834 State GE Census Lumpkin County State Tax List
Jacob Helton - Family 5
James C. Helton, family 6
Sally Helton family 4
Abraham Helton family 2
Menoah Helton 1
G H Helton family 5
1850 Census -Cherokee County, GA - Sarah is living with Martin Helton
Martin Helton, age 24, GA
Minerva, age 22, GA
Mary M, age 2 or Minervy M. GA
Elijah J age six months GA
Sarah Helton, age 55, NC or SC
1908 affidavit of Nancy Hinkle- Witness for Martha Reece, granddaughter of Sarah; tells the
story of the Bark Chicken--who had evidently taken the name Calvin Helton.
In the 1860 Census, Cherokee County, GA Nancy Hinkle lives next door to Camilla Helton
(James is deceased).

Notes for BARK CHICKEN AKA CALVIN HELTON:
He is on the 1851 old settlers roll along with his father & mother and the Henderson Roll of
1835. Young Chicken had a family of 14. Bark was a prisoner (petty larceny) when the
Cherokees were removed and he was moved on the Steamboat Victoria--the same
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transportation John Ross & his family moved on.
Nancy Hinkle who lived next to the Heltons stated in an affidavit that The Bark Chicken
resided in Cherokee from 1834-1838. Affidavit of Nancy Hinkle:
"In the matter of claim for participation in the fund for distribution of Eastern Cherokee Indian
Application number personally came Nancy Hinkle who being sworn disposition
and says that she is well acquainted with Martha A. Reece, the daughter of James Helton who
was the son of Bark Chicken, an Indian who resided in Cherokee in the years 1834 and 1838,
at which latter date the said BarkChicken was removed by the government to the West. James
Helton took the name of his mother, which was English name. I have lived in this section of
country since quite a child and have known the Helton Family all the while and I know that
they have always been recognized by both whites and indians as being of indian descent. I
further swear that I am in no way interested in the prosecution of this claim. Sworn to and
subscribed before me this Nov 3, 1908. Her Mark X Nancy Hinkle
George Fowler, JP"
Source: John Pace & Mike Helton research, DVD.
Bark Chicken married again when he got to Oklahoma.
More About BARK HELTON and SARAH HELTON:
Marriage: (Source: Affidavit by Nancy Hinkle for Indian Application.)
More About JOHN WOFFARD and SARAH HELTON:
Marriage: Abt. 1838, Hall County, GA
Children of SARAH HELTON and BARK HELTON are:
i. MARTHA4 HELTON.
Notes for MARTHA HELTON:
The children of Sarah Helton are listed on the application of Manerva Helton McGinnis and she is dead in
1907.
14. ii. JAMES C. HELTON, b. Abt. 1810, Lumpkin County, GA; d. 15 Mar 1859.
15. iii. MARY POLLY HELTON, b. Abt. 1826, GA; d. 1906, Lumpkin County, GA.
16. iv. MARTIN HELTON, b. 1826, Georgia; d. Arkansas.
v. ELIZABETH BETSY HELTON, b. Abt. 1828.
Generation No. 4
8. MARTHA JANE4 OWL (DAVID3, JOHN2, JACK1) She married JESSE YOUNGDEER.
Child of MARTHA OWL and JESSE YOUNGDEER is:
i. ROBERT S.5 YOUNGDEER.
9. JACOB4 HELTON (JOHN3, CHARITY KATY2 OWL, JACK1) was born 25 Aug 1805 in
Rutherford County, NC, and died 23 Jun 1874 in Lumpkin County, GA. He married
ELIZABETH BETSY SWAIM, daughter of LEVI SWAIM and NANCY. She was born 07 Jun 1807
in Buncombe County, NC, and died 20 Dec 1890 in GA.
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Notes for JACOB HELTON:
Jacob's birthday was listed on the Indian App of Lewis Calvin Helton (grandson).
The Dahlonega Nugget Newspaper of Feb 4, 1993 has an article written by Anne Dismukes
Amerson which states Jacob was the grandson of Abraham Helton whose Indian name was
Jack Owl and his wife was Katy Owl; article states Abraham was born in 1743 and died in
Lumpkin County, in 1843 and it is not known how he escaped the Indian removal of 1838.
Source: John Pace
Georgia Lottery book - 1832; Jacob Helton, Habersham Lot 243/11 - Section 1. This is the
area known as Helton Falls/Helton Creek. It is SE of Vogal State Park - Direct across the
highway 129 is Lark Gap (named after Jacob's Son - Larkin Helton.
In 1832 Jacob Helton was granted a lot in Lumpkin County, GA from the 1832 Gold Lottery.
It was just south of Vogal State Part, Section 1, Dist 11, Lot 243. Helton Falls was named
after him and directly across the main road from him was Larkin Gap (after his son). On
March 28, 1851, Joseph McKee came in and paid the $10 grant fee and took Jacob Helton's 40
acres because Jacob had not paid the grant fee. Joseph McKee bought several lots in the area
in this manner. (From the research of Len Griffin).
1830 Census - Habersham County, GA page 10
Jacob Helton
1 male 20-30
1 female 40-50
(This is Jacob - grandson of Abraham - and his mother, Dicie. John Helton his father probably
deceased by 1830).
Jacob Helton - GA Cherokee Land Lottery 1832 9th Dist 3rd Sect. Residence Fields
Habersham County, granted previous to Jan 1 1838.
1840 Census Lumpkin County, GA
1 male 5 - 10
1 male 30-40
2 females under 5
2 females 5 -10
1 female 30-40
1 female 50-60
(Probably his father, John has died and Jacob's Mother (Dicie) is living with the family).
Lumpkin County, GA - Juror List March 14, 1844 - for Superior Court, Sept 1844; Juror #35
Jacob Helton.
1850 Census Union County, GA
Jacob Helton, age 44 Farmer NC
Betsy, age 45 NC All Children born in GA
Malinda age 18
Lucinda age 16
Larkin, age 14
Arminda 13
Polly Ann 10
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Sarah Ann age 7
Martin 6
Rosetta 2
Buried at Sky Country Cemetery, Dahlonega, Lumpkin GA.
Indian name listed as Wilscot on App of Jacob David Helton in 1906.
Malinda Helton Pruitt Grizzle stated on indian roll application that her father had no brothers
or sisters and that her father had lived with the indians. She and others stated that Jacob
Helton & Dicie were cousins and she claimed indian blood through her father and his mother
as well as through Abraham Helton (great grandfather) and Katy Owl.
Lumpkin County, GA - Muster Roll of Capt. James Kelly Co, Nacoochee Reg., Col. Edward
Williams. Jacob Helton- age 57, August 1, 1863, Farmer, Lumpkin County, GA, 6 months.
Confederate 11th Battalion - State Guard.
1870 Census, Lumpkin County, GA Dahlonega next door to daughter Malinda
Jacob Helton age 64, born NC
Elizabeth age 62, born NC
Notes for ELIZABETH BETSY SWAIM:
Elizabeth Betsy Swain Helton sold her lot #1026 Lumpkin County, GA to daughter, Malinda
Pruitt Grizzle.
Buried at Sky County Cemetery, Dahlonega, Lumpkin County, GA
1880 Census, Lumpkin County, GA Dahlonega
Elizabeth Helton, age 72 - Widow NC NC NC
Children of JACOB HELTON and ELIZABETH SWAIM are:

i. MALINDA5 HELTON, b. 04 Mar 1831, Lumpkin County, GA; d. 1922, Dahlonega, Lumpkin County, GA; m.
(1) PETER PREWITT PRUITT, Abt. 1853, Dahlonega, Lumpkin County, GA; b. 04 Jun 1831, NC; d. 25 Jan
1866; m. (2) JAMES ANDREW GRIZZLE, 10 Mar 1887, Dahlonega, Lumpkin County, GA; b. 1822.
Notes for MALINDA HELTON:
From Article "I Remember Dahlonega" by Anne Dismukes Amerson about Malinda: "My father told me
about the Indians, about living with them and working with them...When the Indians were carried away from
here my father and I were living right here in Lumpkin, GA. My father did not go away with the Indians, I
don't know why he was not driven away with them....In 1882 I was living in Lumpkin GA. I don't know why
I was not enrolled with the Cherokees in 1851 and 1882. My great grandmother was an Owl. Her full name
was Kay Owl. I claim my Indian blood through her. Both my grandfather and my grandmother had Cherokee
Indian blood. My Grandmother was a FULL Indian--(Malinda states this on her application in 1908 at
Dahlonega, GA). She states they lived in Lumpkin County, Ga in what was known as the Cherokee Nation
and that Andrew was a full-blood Cherokee Indian. Her witnesses were McDuffie R. Moore and .......
From Article written by Anne Dismukes Amerson and published in Dahlonega Nugget - Feb 4, 1993;
Beatrice Pruitt Lance (granddaughter of Malinda) states she remembers when Granny Lindy died in 1922 at
the age of 91; "she lay in state in a homemade casket at our house. I remember people sitting up all night and
singing the good old religious songs like "We'll All Shout Together In that Morning". "The next morning we
followed the wagon that carried her body up to the cemetery where she was buried beside Peter and her
brother, Larkin "Lark" Helton."
Malinda -Indian Application 8435 "Malinda Grizzle being first duly sworn, deposes and says: My name is
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Malinda Grizzle. I live at Dahlonega, GA. I was born in 1831 in Lumpkin, GA. I claim Indian blood
through my father and his mother and her father. (HER FATHER WAS JACOB HELTON AND HIS
MOTHER WAS DICIE HELTON--DAUGHTER OF BEECHAM AND NANCY). My father died in 1874
and was 69 years old. My father was born in Rutherford County, NC. My father was recognized as a white
man. I have been recognized as a white woman. My father lived with the Indians. I have lived with the white
people and the Indians too. I didn't live right with the indians. My father did not own land here when I was
born. My father told me about the Indians, about living with them and working with them. My father and I
have never gotten any money from the Govt on account of our Indian blood. When the Indians were carried
away from her my father and I were living here in Lumpkin County, Ga. My father did not go with the
Indians. I don't know why he was not driven away with them. He did not help to drive them away. They did
not try to make us go with them. I don't know why. In 1851 my father and I were living in Lumpkin County,
GA. I was not married at that time. In 1882 I was living in Lumpkin Co. GA. I don't know why I was not
enrolled with the Cherokees in 1851 and 1882. My great-grandmother was an Owl. She was a whole Indian.
Her full name was Katy Owl. I claim my indian blood through her. I don't know any Indian name that my
father went by. Both my grandfather and my grandmother had Cherokee Indian blood. My father did not
have any brothers or sisters. I don't know where my grandfather was born and raised. My grandfather came
down here from N.C and lived down here. He came down when I was small." Her Application lists the name
Jack Owl on her application - I am assuming this is the father of Katie Owl....
Note: In the 1830's The Govt was running out a money for the Indian Removal. The Removal was much
more expensive than the Govt. had anticipated. That could be the reason the Georgia Cherokees were left
alone and the main focus of removal was in Tennessee--and other areas of the country the Cherokees were not
"driven away."
1880 Census Lumpkin GA, Dahlonega - Lives next door to her widowed Mother
Malinda Pruitt, age 48 GA NC TN Widow
David Pruitt, son age 19 - works in the mine
Jacob Pruitt, son age 16 works on farm
Malinda Pruitt sold Jacob Helton's Lot #978 and Lot #1005 to B. F. Chapman in 1875. Source: Len Griffin -
Lumpkin County, GA Court Records.
Malinda Pruitt Grizzle sold lot #1026 (previously sold to her by her mother Elizabeth Helton) to her son,
Jacob Newberry Pruitt. Jane Pruitt will sell lot 1025 to Malinda Grizzle in 1904 and Malinda will sell lot
back to her. Source: Len Griffin - Lumpkin County Court Records.
Buried - 5 names at the Pruitt Family Cemetery; Jacob & Bettie; Larkin; Malinda & Peter Pruitt.
More About MALINDA HELTON:
Burial: Sky Country Cemetery, Dahlonega, Lumpkin County, GA
Notes for PETER PREWITT PRUITT:
Civil War - Confederate - Captured at Battle of Champion Hill near Vicksburg, MS 16 May 1863, paroled by
July 1863. He was 6 ft 4 inches tall, dark complexion and hair and grey eyes. Family name spelled Prewit,
Prewitt, Pruit & Pruitt.
Buried 2 miles north of Dahlonega GA in Family Cemetery with CSA Marker; Peter Pruitt b. 4 June 1831 d.
25 Jan 1866 Pvt. Company G, 52 Regt. CSA>
More About PETER PRUITT and MALINDA HELTON:
Marriage: Abt. 1853, Dahlonega, Lumpkin County, GA
More About JAMES GRIZZLE and MALINDA HELTON:
Marriage: 10 Mar 1887, Dahlonega, Lumpkin County, GA

ii. LUCINDA HELTON, b. 30 Apr 1833, Lumpkin County, Ga; m. MICAGER G. BURNETT, 1866; b. Mar 1839,
Union County, GA.
Notes for LUCINDA HELTON:
From the Applications of John B. Burnett, Larkin Henry Helton; also Lucinda made application in 1906 for
Eastern Cherokee stating her father was born in Rutherford County, NC and her mother in Tennessee. She
stated her grandfather, John Helton married his cousin Dicie Helton; and that Jacob Helton was the only child
of John & Dicie Helton.
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Lucinda & her husband were living in Madison County, Georgia and she claimed to be 74 years of
age..stating she was born April 30, 1833--(Indian application #33337). Her witnesses were J.F. Miller and J.
W. Walden on 30th July 1907 in Lumpkin County, GA. She lists her grand mother's side of the family as
Levi Swaim and Nancy Swaim and her grand father's side of family as John Helton & Dicie Hilton (Indian
name Owl). She believes that Jacob Helton (son of John & Dicie) was an only child. She lists the children of
Levi Swaim as Erweh Swaim, Polly Swaim, Nancy Swaim, John Swaim and Hugh Swaim (all dead in 1906).
She states John Helton married his cousin, Dicie Helton. States her Indian Blood comes through both her
grand father and her grand mother (John & Dicie Helton--cousins).
Notes for MICAGER G. BURNETT:
1870 Census, Union County, GA
Micajah Burnett, age 35 farmer 100 300 GA
Lucinda age 34 GA
Adeline 8
Mary 7
Emanuel 6
Eldridge 4
Sarah 2
James 5 months
They live near Martin & Priscilla Helton
1880 Census, Union county GA - Canada
Micajah Burnett age 41 GA NC SC Farmer
Lucinda age 47, GA NC NC
Polly Ann age 18 dau GA GA GA (All GA GA GA-children)
Emanuel, age 16 Farm Work
Eldridge age 13 farm work
Sarah E, dau age 11 in school
James M Burnett, age 9 In School
John B Burnett, age 7 in school
Palitha J. dau age 6
Calvin C son age 3
1900 Census, Union County, GA - Canada
Micager Burnett, age 61 March 1839 Married 33 years GA NC GA
Lucinda age 67, Apr 1833, married 33 years 8 children 4 living; GA NC GA
Calvin G. Helton, son, age 23 GA GA GA
Luella, age 20 daughter in law GA GA GA
Hulda age 1 - granddaughter GA GA GA
They Live next door to son, John B. Burnett and various other Burnett relatives.
More About MICAGER BURNETT and LUCINDA HELTON:
Marriage: 1866

iii. LARKIN HENRY HELTON, b. 09 Apr 1835, Lumpkin County, Ga; d. 1915, Lumpkin County, Georgia; m. (1)
M. FRANCES J. WOOD; m. (2) MALINDA CAROLINE JACKSON, 13 Mar 1859, Union County, GA; b. 07 Mar
1841, Rutherford County, North Carolina; d. 02 Oct 1931, Floyd County, GA.
Notes for LARKIN HENRY HELTON:
1860 Census, Lumpkin County, GA Dahlonega
Larken Helton, age 25 GA
Susanah M. Helton, age 18 NC
Civil War File - Larkin H. Helton was a Corporal - reduced to rank 22 Dec 1862 - Deserted 20 Nov 1862.
His Civil War file also has Lawton Helton and L. Helton and Hilton files.
Near Helton Falls/Helton Creek in Lumpkin County, GA is - Lark Gap - named after Larkin Helton. It is
across Highway 129 - SE of Vogal State Park.
Larkin Helton was in Company G, 52nd Georgia Regiment - Enlisted for 3 years on March 4, 1863 at
Blairsville, GA. He received $50 Bounty for enlisting. He deserted 11/20/1862 but is back on the roll in Jan
1863, absent Oct 1863, actually a prisoner of war beginning May 25, 1863; captured by the army of the
Tennessee, and sent to Memphis, TN, 25 May 1863. He was captured at Edwards Depot 18 May 1863. He
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was sent to Ft. Delaware, Del and was exchanged 7 July 1863; in the Episcopal Church Hospital at
Williamsburg, VA for rheumatism in July 1863.
1870 Lumpkin County
Census, town of Dahlonega, Lives two houses from his sister, Malinda Pruitt and parents
Helton, Larken, age 35 mw Works in gold mine Born GA
Malinda, age 24, f w Born NC
Martin, age 9 GA
Hamilton, age 4 GA
James age 1 GA
Lumpkin County, GA - Court Records - Source Len Griffin
Larkin Helton is arested for adultry 1879; Sarah Chester is charged with Adultry in 1879. Larkins wife moves
to Bartow County, GA to live with their son, Lewis Calvin Helton.
1880 Census Lumpkin County GA Dahlonega - Larkin is living with Chester Family next door to his sister,
mother and family
Joseph Chester, age 65 NC laborer NC NC
Sarah Chester wife age 50 NC NC NC
Marion Chester, son age 19 GA NC NC Works in the mine
Lark Helton, Other, mw age 45 GA NC TN Laborer
Larkin Henry Helton completed an Application- #17546 Commissioner of Indian Affairs in 1907 for the
Guion Miller Roll. He stated his great grandfather was Abraham Helton whose wife was Katie Owl Helton a
full-blood Cherokee Indian. He listed his own wife's name as Caroline Helton and her age as 63. He gave the
name of his father, as Jacob Helton & Mother as Elizabeth Swaim and they were born in Rutherford, NC &
Buncomb County, NC. and lists date of Father death as June 1874 and Mother in Jan 1890. He listed names
of his grandparents as John Helton & Dicie on his father's side and they were Cousins. He lists Dicie Helton's
parents as Beecham and Nancy Helton. He does not list the parents of Betty Helton Swaim but his sister,
Malinda Helton Grizzle lists them on her application.
Larkin listed Jacob Helton as the only child of John & Dicie; and the following children for his grandparents,
Beecham Helton & Nancy 1) Jerry Helton, died about 1850; 2) Beecham Helton, died about 1849; 3)Joseph
Helton died about 1851.
Larkin stated his ggrandparents, Abraham & Katie Owl were married at Hangin Dog Creek in NC; and that
Katie's brothers were Jack Owl, John Owl & Dave Owl and all lived at Hanging Dog Creek and Owl was their
indian name. He said Kathie & Abraham moved to Lumpkin County, GA about 1837 and he died about 1839
and is buried at Pisgah Church Cemetery.
More About LARKIN HENRY HELTON:
Burial: Sky Country Cemetery, Dahlonega, Lumpkin County, GA
Notes for MALINDA CAROLINE JACKSON:
Her birth place is listed as Virginia on her son, Jakob's death certificate. She is buried with her son, Lewis
Calvin Helton at Oothcalooga Baptist Church Cemetery, Bartow County, GA.
She is on the 1930 Census with her daughter, Sarah Gillespie & son-in-law.
More About MALINDA CAROLINE JACKSON:
Burial: Oothcalooga Baptist Church Cem. Bartow Co. GA
More About LARKIN HELTON and MALINDA JACKSON:
Marriage: 13 Mar 1859, Union County, GA
iv. MARY ANN POLLY HELTON, b. 04 Mar 1831, Lumpkin County, GA; d. Jan 1902; m. DAVID PREWITT, 06
Jan 1856, Union County, GA; b. 1839.
Notes for MARY ANN POLLY HELTON:
In 1906 she is living in NC.. Indian Application of Lewis Prewitt.
She may have had a second husband named Bennett--Source: Indian App #33157 of Jacob D. Helton.
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Notes for DAVID PREWITT:
He was the nephew of Malinda Helton's husband, Peter Pruitt.
1880 Census Union County GA
David Prewitt, age 4l NC NC NC Farmer
Mary Ann age 40 GA NC NC
David H. 5 GA NC GA
Sarah A, age 1 GA NC GA
More About DAVID PREWITT and MARY HELTON:
Marriage: 06 Jan 1856, Union County, GA

v. ARMINDA HELTON, b. 1837, GA; d. Abt. 1857.
vi. SARAH HELTON, b. 1843; d. 15 Dec 1855.

vii. MARTIN H. HELTON, b. 15 Jul 1844, Lumpkin County, GA; d. 24 Apr 1920; m. PRISCILLA GRIZZLE, 20 Oct
1863, Lumpkin County, GA; b. 22 Feb 1846, Lumpkin County, GA; d. 28 Dec 1923, Jackson County, GA.
Notes for MARTIN H. HELTON:
Source: Civil War file at Footnote.com. Martin Helton - Joined the Confederate Army July 9, 1861 at the age
of 16. He was a Private in Company E, Infantry Battalion, Phillips Legion, Georgia Volunteers. He signed
up for 3 years. His file shows - Dark Complexion, Brown Hair, Grey Eyes and 5 ft 8 In (on April 16, 1864)
page 13 CW file. In 1863 He was in CSA Chimborazo Hospital in Richmond, VA and transferred to
Danville, VA Hospital suffered from Debilitas (pg 17) and Remittent Fever (page 14 of CW file-he was
furloughed to Dahonega, GA). He pretty much was AWOL after that, and shows up on a roll of deserters who
took Oath of Amnestry at Chattanooga, TN on April 16, 1864 (pg 13 of CW File at Footnote).
Tombstone at Muhlberry Missionary Baptist Church, Gwinett, GA says - Co E - Phillips Georgia Infantry
CCSA. Wife Prissila buried next to him and his son McCager & Laura.
Indian Name listed as Wilscot on Application in 1906 Application #15746 lived in Suches, GA in Union
County and claims Indian blood through his father; lists his mother's maiden name as Swaim. Believes his
father was born in Rutherford,NC and his mother in Buncomb County, NC. Lists his sisters and brothers and
two minor children, Wilborn & Martha.
His son Jacob filed Indian Application 33157 - Stated Martin Helton was in Union County, GA by 1851 and
was the son of Jacob & Elizabeth Helton.
1870 Census, Union County, GA
Martin Helton age 24, Farmer GA 40 200
Priscilla age 22 GA
William 5
Eli 4
Micajah 2
Elizabeth 20 months
They live near his sister, Lucinda & Micajah Burnett and her father; Madison Grizzel & Susannah
1880 Census, Union County, GA Coopers Creek
Martin Helton, b 1844 GA NC NC age 36
Priscilla, b 1844 GA NC NC age 36
William Helton b 1864 GA age 16
Eli, 1866 GA age 14
Micajah 1863 male GA age 12
Elizabeth, 1869 GA age 11
Jacob, 1871 GA age 9
Marion 1872 age 8
Sarah Ann 1876 age 4
John W. Helton 1878 age 2
Mary Jane 1880 3 most
1900 Census, Union County, GA Coopers Creek
Martin Helton, b July 1844 age 55, married 36 years GA NC NC
Priscilla, b. Feb 1846 age 54, 15 Children 9 living
1910 Census Union County,GA Cooper's Creek
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Martin Helton age 65 GA NC GA
Princella age 64
Emma age 22 listed as daughter
1920 Census Union County, GA - Living with his oldest son William Madison Helton...His wife (Priscilla) on
census and daughter, Nancy Helton who is divorced is also living with this family.
More About MARTIN H. HELTON:
Burial: Mulberry Missionary Bap. Ch Cemetery, Gwinett Co. GA
Military service: Company E, Phillip's Georgia Infantry, CSA
Notes for PRISCILLA GRIZZLE:
Her death certificate is listed at Georgia's Virtual Vault. She was a widow and her husband's name was listed
as Martin. Cause of death - arterio seterosis with cerebral hemorage. Buried Mulberry Church Cemetery.
Wilburn Heltn provided DC info.
More About PRISCILLA GRIZZLE:
Burial: Mulberry Missionary Bap. Ch Cemetery, Gwinett Co. GA
More About MARTIN HELTON and PRISCILLA GRIZZLE:
Marriage: 20 Oct 1863, Lumpkin County, GA
viii. ROYETTA HELTON, b. 1848; d. Infant.
10. JOSHOWAY4 HELTON (HARMON3, CHARITY KATY2 OWL, JACK1) died Abt. 1846. He
married MARY POLLY ANN GOINS 1823 in Tennessee, daughter of JAMES GOINS and RHODA
DUNCAN. She was born Abt. 1805 in Lebanon, Wilson County, TN, and died Abt. 1875.
Notes for JOSHOWAY HELTON:
Joshoway Helton also married into the James John & Rhoda Duncan family; his sister Orpha
married their son Thomas; his sister Charity married their son Sanford Goins. His sister Diana
married James John Goins' brother, Tilmon Goins. The Goins family were sometimes listed
as Indian, mulatto or black on the Census.
Joshoway's son, George & his children were enrolled as citizens and members of the Cherokee
Tribe. (From research of Jeannie Helton). However, his claim filed in 1896 was rejected.
Joseph in the Cherokee language is Joshoway - source Blennie Helton.
More About JOSHOWAY HELTON and MARY GOINS:
Marriage: 1823, Tennessee
Children of JOSHOWAY HELTON and MARY GOINS are:
i. JEROME5 HELTON, b. Abt. 1830; d. 1859.
Notes for JEROME HELTON:
1850 Census Davidson County, NC
Thomas Gowen, age 30 MW Born TN woodcutter
Eliz, age 27 MW b TN
George Gowen, age 13 M B tn
James, age 8 TN
Josiah, age 6 TN
George Still age 23 MW born TN
Jerome Helton, age 19 MW Born TN
ii. GEORGE WASHINGTON HELTON, b. Jul 1834, Hamilton County, TN; d. Bef. 1910, Pemsicot County, MO;
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m. (1) MARY A.; b. 1840, TN; m. (2) SARAH WAGNOR; b. 1855; d. 26 Jun 1918, Pemsicot County, MO; m.
(3) ELIZA GOINS, 1860; b. 1830, TN.
Notes for GEORGE WASHINGTON HELTON:
Research of Jeannie Helton - George Washington Helton was accepted into the Cherokee Tribe and Nation;
claimed his Indian Blood through his mother, Mary "Polly" Goins and her father, James John Goins who was
known as a citizen of the Old Cherokee Nation (now Tennessee). Records also listed that Betsey Helton was
listed on the Authenticated rolls of the Cherokee Tribe and that George was a lineal descendant of Betsey
Helton.
Souce: Sandra Martinez Rootsweb page; Commission to the Five Civ Tribes: in 1896 Washington Helton
made a petitiion and memorial for admission to citizenship in the Cherokee Nation. This is a transcript of that
petition. Your petitioner George Helton states that Betsy Helton was a Cherokee Indian by blood; was duly
recognized by the proper authorities as such in the old Cherokee Nation now TN; and enjoyed all the
rights,privileges, benefits and annuities of other Cherokee Indians by blood in the said Cherokee Nation or
tribe of indians; and that the name of said Betsey Helton appears or should appear upon the authenticated rolls
of the said Cherokee Indians. That petitioner is a lineal descendant of the said Betsy Helton to wit:
This Claim #2523 Was Rejected.
That his post office is Reel Foot Landing, Lake County, TN and that he is 56 year and that he is an admixture
of white and cherokee indian blood and is at least 1/8 cherokee that he was born in Hamilton County, TN.
Applicant further states that he intermarried with Eliza Goins and that by such marriage the children
mentioned herein below were born and now living and that said children were admixtures of white and
cherokee indian blood and are at least 1/16 Cherokee blood.
that under the constitution, laws, usages and customers of the said CN or tibe and the laws of US and treaties
with said indians, yours said petitioner is entitled to be admitted and enrolled.... Living, legal descendants of
said petitioner: Five Persons as follows:
Parlee Underwood nee Helton 33 years of age
Walker Helton age 23
Ella Helton age 2
Grandchildren - Eliza Helton age 12 years of age.
A witness to the death of John Cross (killed by Harmon Helton (Grandfather of George Washington Helton)
was Betsey Helton- Abt. 1823. Source: the Monroe County Records, see notes on Harmon Helton.
1860 Livingston County, KY Carrsville
George Helton, age 23 male Woodchopper, TN
Eliza, age 21
Hillace, age 6
James age 3 KY
Adaline, age 8 months, born KY
George lives next door to Benjamin B. Clark age 60 and Mary (his mother) age 51 and his brother Sandel
Helton age 16 born TN lives with them; on the other side is James Goines age 26 and Cozzy; Same census
page is George's brother, James and his wife Nancy and Saiborne Goings.
1870 Livingston County, KY Carrsville LISTED AS MULATTO ON THE CENSUS
George Helton, age 36 Farmer 150 Born TN RACE M (means other than white)
Eliza, age 35, Race M ,TN
Hillis, age 15 KY Race M
James, age 13 Race M, Illinois
Adaline, age 10 KY, Race M
Delila, age 8 KY Mullato
Parilie, age 6 F Mullato KY
Walker, age 1 Male Mullato KY
They live next door to his brother James and wife Sippie
1880 Census, Golconda, Pope, IL
George W. Helton, age 57 TN farmer All Listed As WHITE
Mary A. Helton, age 40 KY AL KY
Nancy P. Helton dau age 17 KY TN KY ( This is Paralee Helton)
Martha E. Woodruff, daughter, age 14 KY TN KY
Nancy S.E. Woodruff, dau age 12 KY TN KY
Walker Helton, age 12 KY TN KY
Georgia A. Helton, dau age 2 KY TN KY
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Sarah E. Helton dau age 4 months IL TN KY
Isaiah Helton, Grandson, age 5 KY KY KY
George's Daughter Delilah is living with the Calvin & Sarah Bolin Family several houses down on the
Census. Delilah is listed as a house servant. They are all Listed as Native American on the Census.
1900 Census Braggadocio, Hayti Village, Pemiscott, MO
G. W. Helton age 69
Sarah age 47
Ella age 6
George age 1
John Wagner age 9 - step son
Next door is G.W.'s son - Walker Helton
Walker Helton, feb 1869 age 31 - widower
Eddie, son Born Sept 1897 age 2
1906 Mary Polly stated on Cherokee Eastern App that he (George) lived in KY last she heard.
Notes for MARY A.:
Two children on Census with George and Mary named Woodruff; listed as daughters--She was probably
married to a Woodruff.
More About GEORGE HELTON and ELIZA GOINS:
Marriage: 1860
iii. JAMES HELTON, b. 1835, Pikesville, Bledsoe County, TN; d. Abt. 1870; m. (1) SIPPIA; b. 1845; m. (2)
RHODA GOINS; b. 19 Aug 1834, Harrison, Hamilton County,TN.
Notes for JAMES HELTON:
William Sanford Goins stated his grandfather, (Father of Polly Goins) was living in KY in 1850's. Polly Ann
Goins (Indian App #19540) stated her father, James Helton lived near Golceredu, KY in 1851 and her mother
was in DeKalb, GA. James and Polly separated or divorced. William Sanford Goins Indian App #19542
states that James Helton was born near Pikeville, Bledsoe County, TN and that Rhoda Goins was born near
Harrison, Hamilton County, TN.
1860 Census Livingston County KY, Carrsville
James Helton, age 21, woodchopper TN
Nancy age 18
Mary age 1
Saiborn Goings, age 26 male, TN of Laiborne Goins ?
1870 Census, Livingston County, KY Carrsville lives next to brother, George Helton & James Goins
James Helton age 35 TN
Sippie, age 24 TN
Mary J age 15 KY
Jefferson B. age 10 KY
Mary age 58 Born TN This is the mother of James Helton--who married Benj Clark.
Notes for RHODA GOINS:
Her daughter, Polly ann Helton said Rhoda was living in Liberty, Dekalb County, TN (others stated she was
near Monetegle, TN) in 1851 and her father was near Golcoreda, KY. She was born near Harrison,
Hamilton County, TN.
Calvin Goings, Indian App 19529 filed at Cowan, TN; states she was born at Mount Eagle, TN should be
Monetegle, TN.
1880 Census - Dist 14 Wilson County,TN
Rhoda Gowans - Mulatto age 45 BTN TN TN - Washer Woman All Born in TN
Nathan - son age 20 at home TN TN TN
Mary age daughter18 - Washer Woman
Louis age son 16 Farm Labor
Stanford son age 5 (Could be Sanford)
Emily J age 3 dau
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iv. SANDEL HELTON, b. Abt. 1843, TN.
Notes for SANDEL HELTON:
1860 Census- Carrsville County, KY
Benjamin B Clark age 60
Mary age
Sandel Helton age 16 is living with them - and living next door to his brother, George Washington Helton
Was in Indian Territory when last heard of.
11. CHARITY CHARLOTTE4 HELTON (HARMON3, CHARITY KATY2 OWL, JACK1) was born 1805
in NC, and died 08 Feb 1886. She married SANFORD GOINS, son of JAMES GOINS and
RHODA DUNCAN. He was born 1815, and died Bef. 1851.
Notes for CHARITY CHARLOTTE HELTON:
Her son Nathan Goins Indian Application states his mother was living near Lebanon, Wilson
County, TN Priddle Creek in 1851--his father was dead.
1850 Census, Hamilton County, TN
Charity Goins, age 45 female mulatto, NC
Nathan age 18 TN Laborer
Rhoda age 15 TN
Catharn, age 8 TN
Sarah age 5 TN
She lives next door to Harbard Goins (uncle to her husband, Sanford Goins).
1860 Census, Dekalb County, TN ALL LISTED AS INDIAN
Charity Goins age 50 Domestic Listed as INDIAN
Rhoda, domestic age 22 Indian
Catharine age 18 , domestic Indian
Catharn age 4 Indian female
Polly age 5
Sallie 6 months
Sallie 16
Columbus 2
Notes for SANFORD GOINS:
His son lists he died 1835 or soon after (on Eastern Cherokee Application). Rhoda's daughter
stated her grandfather was dead by 1851 and her grandmother, Charity Helton Goins was
living in Lebanon, TN.
Children of CHARITY HELTON and SANFORD GOINS are:

i. SARAH ANN5 GOINS, b. 07 Jan 1845, Dekalb County, TN; m. (1) O.B. BROWN; m. (2) ANDREW DAVIS.
Notes for SARAH ANN GOINS:
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Source of Information - Her brother, Nathan Goins' indian application #19544.
Her nephew William Goins - App #20364 - States Sarah is living in Jackson County, Alabama in 1907.

ii. NATHAN GOINS, b. 01 Apr 1832, Harrison, Hamilton County,TN; d. Aft. 1907; m. CHARITY CHARLOTTE
GOINS; b. 1835, Hamilton County, TN; d. Abt. 1901.
Notes for NATHAN GOINS:
Cherokee Eastern App. Nathan claims Indian blood through both his father & mother. He is more than 1/4
Indian; He is living in Franklin county, TN at Monteagle. App #19544 - March 1907 His father, Sanford
Goins was born in Grainger County, and died about 1835 and his mother was Charilty Helton who died 8 Feb
1886 over 100 years old. Said in 1851, Mother was in Wilson Co. TN & his father was dead. He was born at
or near Harrison, Hamilton County, TN. Witnesses were Emma E. Payne and E. W. Holcomb.
Calvin Goings, Indian App 19529 - Claims Nathan Goings was born in Mount Eagle, TN--should be
Mounteagle, TN (Franklin County, TN)
1860 Census Dekalb County, TN lives next door to his mother
Nathan Gowans, age 30 TN (Indian Family) Listed on Census as Indian
Charity 25 TN
Milly 5 TN
Joshua age 2 TN
1880 Census - Dekalb County, TN
Nathan Goans, age 55 White B 1825 TN All born in TN Farmer
Charity age 40
Joshuary C age 21
William C age 14
Ellen V age 13
Calvin age 11
Mary M age 8
Laura J age 5
John age 3
iii. RHODA GOINS, b. 19 Aug 1834, Harrison, Hamilton County,TN; m. (1) JAMES HELTON; b. 1835, Pikesville,
Bledsoe County, TN; d. Abt. 1870; m. (2) JOHN CRAWFORD; m. (3) JOHN GOINS.
Notes for RHODA GOINS:
Her daughter, Polly ann Helton said Rhoda was living in Liberty, Dekalb County, TN (others stated she was
near Monetegle, TN) in 1851 and her father was near Golcoreda, KY. She was born near Harrison,
Hamilton County, TN.
Calvin Goings, Indian App 19529 filed at Cowan, TN; states she was born at Mount Eagle, TN should be
Monetegle, TN.
1880 Census - Dist 14 Wilson County,TN
Rhoda Gowans - Mulatto age 45 BTN TN TN - Washer Woman All Born in TN
Nathan - son age 20 at home TN TN TN
Mary age daughter18 - Washer Woman
Louis age son 16 Farm Labor
Stanford son age 5 (Could be Sanford)
Emily J age 3 dau
Notes for JAMES HELTON:
William Sanford Goins stated his grandfather, (Father of Polly Goins) was living in KY in 1850's. Polly Ann
Goins (Indian App #19540) stated her father, James Helton lived near Golceredu, KY in 1851 and her mother
was in DeKalb, GA. James and Polly separated or divorced. William Sanford Goins Indian App #19542
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states that James Helton was born near Pikeville, Bledsoe County, TN and that Rhoda Goins was born near
Harrison, Hamilton County, TN.
1860 Census Livingston County KY, Carrsville
James Helton, age 21, woodchopper TN
Nancy age 18
Mary age 1
Saiborn Goings, age 26 male, TN of Laiborne Goins ?
1870 Census, Livingston County, KY Carrsville lives next to brother, George Helton & James Goins
James Helton age 35 TN
Sippie, age 24 TN
Mary J age 15 KY
Jefferson B. age 10 KY
Mary age 58 Born TN This is the mother of James Helton--who married Benj Clark.
iv. KATIE CATHERINE GOINS, b. 02 Aug 1842, Harrison, Hamilton County, TN; d. 1884; m. JOSHAWAY
CARTER GOINS; b. 11 Sep 1838, Harrison, Hamilton County, TN.
Notes for JOSHAWAY CARTER GOINS:
Made Indian Application #19795 and stated that both his Mother & Father were about one fourth Indian.
Joshaway Carter Goins lived in Hawkins Cove. Cowan P. O. , Franklin County, TN in 1907 when he made
application to the Guion Miller Roll App #19795 on 14 Mar 1907. He stated his wife was Katie Catharine
Goins who is dead; and Sippie Ann Goins who is age 37. Stated His father was Tilmon Goins b NC died 1846
and his Mother was Diana Goins, maiden name Helton, b NC died 1880. Stated his grandparents were
Laborn & Ella Duncan Goins and Harmon Helton & Sarah Morgan Helton.
He gives the names of his brothers and sisters as Spencer Goins, b @1828 and died 1867; James Monroe
Goins b1830;Pleasant M. Miller Goins b1832; William Washington Goins b1834 d1863;Julia Ann Gons
b1826 d25 Dec 1884; Eliza Elander Goins b1833 and died 1883; Polly Goins, died in infancy.
His Claim was rejected 10 June 1909. He stated his brother, James Monroe Goins went to I.T. and obtained
land.
Widow Sippia Ann Goins files for Civil War Pension of Joshoway Carter Goins. Widow Sippie Ann Goins;
gdn. Sippie Ann Douglas.
1910 Census Fackler, Jackson County, AL
Carter Goins, age 78 TN
Sippie Ann wife age 38
Harrison, son age 18
Lee age 16
Carrie, dau age 9
Ethel dau age 5
Eva age 2 dau
Ada, daughter age 20
John York son/law age 20 husband of Ada
12. DIANA4 HELTON (HARMON3, CHARITY KATY2 OWL, JACK1) was born 1810 in TN, and died
1879. She married TILMON GOINS, son of LABORN GOINS and ELLA DUNCAN. He was born
1804 in NC, and died 1846 in Hamilton County, TN.
Notes for DIANA HELTON:
1860 Census, Hamilton County, TN pg 413 Listed as Mulatto
Danah Goins (Goans) TN age 48 (Diana Helton Goins)
Julie age 30
Miller age 21
Eliza age 18
William age 15
Carter age 13
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Jackson age 10
Isabella age 2
She lives very near Granville Goans (may be her sister's husbands son)
She lives near Jack Goans & Jincy.
Her Son Joshaway Carter Goins made Application to Guion Miller Roll #19795 in 1907 stated
his Mother was Diana Helton Goins and was about 1/4 indian (as was his father).
Her Son, Miller Goins (Pleasant Miller Goins) may be the father or step-father of Asberry
Goins who will marry Vesta Smith the granddaughter of Daniel Smith Helton & Martha Patsy
Walker.
Notes for TILMON GOINS:
Source - Book "Early Hamilton Settlers" by John Wilson.
Mentions Tillman Goins and Dinah Goins. States that Tilman died in the lat 1850s and his
children were Julia Ann, Spencer, James, Pleasant, Eliza, William, Carter, Jackson & Isabella.
"The John Goins family was allied with the Fields family which had a Cherokee background.
John's children included Sandell, Polly, John Jr, Sanford, Martin, Thomas & Nathan."
His son, Joshaway Carter Goins, stated his father was 1/4 Indian. Application 19795. He
stated Tilmon Goins died in 1846.
1850 Census Hamilton County, TN
Tilmon Goins, age 46 TN Carpenter - All listed as Mulatto
Diner age 40 TN
Juliana age 22
Spencer age 20 Laborer
James age 16 Laborer
Pleasant age 13
Elisa age 11
William 4
Carter age 2
Family still in Hamilton County, TN in 1860 Census listed as Goans
Children of DIANA HELTON and TILMON GOINS are:
i. POLLY5 GOINS, d. Infancy.
Notes for POLLY GOINS:
Her brother Joshoway Carter said she died in Infancy.
ii. JULIA ANN GOINS, b. Abt. 1827; d. 25 Dec 1884; m. (1) JOHN GOINS; m. (2) JOHN GOINS; b. 1826.
iii. SPENCER GOINS, b. Abt. 1829, James County, TN; d. Abt. 1868; m. EDIE MORRISON; b. James County, TN.
iv. JAMES MONROE GOINS, b. Abt. 1834, Harrison, Hamilton County, TN; d. 1903, Sequoyah, CN OK; m. (1)
CUZZANA FIELDS, 1858, Hamilton County, TN; b. 1838, TN; d. 1893; m. (2) ISABEL SCRIBNER, 03 Oct
1894, Forth Smith, Sebastian County, AR; b. Sep 1847, KY.
Notes for JAMES MONROE GOINS:
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His brother, Joshaway Carter Goins, stated on Indian Application that James Monroe Goins went to Indian
Territory about 1862 and obtained land.
1860 Census, Livingston County, KY Carrsville
James Goins, age 26 woodchopper TN
Cozzy, age 20 TN
Simeon, age 1 TN
1870 Census, Livingston County, KY Carrsville
James Goins age 35 TN
Carnnia - age 33 TN (Cuzanna)
Simeon age 11 TN
Rosander age 8 KY
Margaret age 4 TN
Allice age 12 KY
Rufus age 6 TN
(Ages of Children listed on Census not in order of age)
1893 Sequoyah Dist, Cherokee Nation - As White Intruder
James M. Goins, age 59 Claims to be French & Cherokee been on this place since 1888 - Six in Family
Cassie Lee age 31 -Citizen by intermarriage Daughter of J.M. Goins -
Jimmie age 2 - Cherokee Citizen, son of Cassie & Calvin Lee
Martha Goins age 18
Lillie M. Krebbs, age 9, french & Choctau (daughter of Cassie & Krebbs)
1900 11 North, 23 East. Flint District - Cherokee Nation next door to dau
Cassie, her husband William C. Austin & Family ed 47, p225
James Goins, Sept 1834, age 65 TN TN TN m5 years Farming
Isabel E. wife, Sept 1847, age 52 KY VA PA, m5 years
Walter House, grand son Oct 1887, age 12 IT TN KY
Polly House, gr dau June 1890 age 9 IT TN KY
Alexander Scribner, stepson April 1881 19 IT IL KY
Nannie House, dau July 1873, age 26 IT TN TN Widow 4 children 4 living
May Capps, grand dau, age 5 1895 IT TN KY
Rosa B. grand dau April 1898 age 2, IT TN KY
More About JAMES GOINS and CUZZANA FIELDS:
Marriage: 1858, Hamilton County, TN
More About JAMES GOINS and ISABEL SCRIBNER:
Marriage: 03 Oct 1894, Forth Smith, Sebastian County, AR
v. PLEASANT MILLER GOINS, b. Abt. 1842; m. (1) CAROLINE; m. (2) MATILDA GOINS, 1896; b. 1853,
Bledsoe, TN; d. Aft. 1910.
Notes for PLEASANT MILLER GOINS:
Filed Indian Application - #10779 Listed name as Miller Goins, Claims through both father & mother - Lists
father as Tilmon Goins and mother as Diana Helton and both born in East TN. They were living in James
County, TN in 1851 and this is now Hamilton County, TN. His age is 64 and wife is Tilda and she is age 52.
Thinks his father died in 1858 and his mother in 1869. Said both parents enrolled but received no money.
Lists his grandparents as Laborn & Leteciy Goins and on his mother's side, Helton. He lists three brothers;
Spencer, James, Carter He lists his aunt & uncle on Goins side as Harbard; Carter, Preston & Rillie all of
Hamilton County, TN.
1860 Census - Hamilton County, TN Chattanooga
with the L. L. Gardenshire family age 30
Jane 20
Mary 6 months
Nancy Rockholt age 17
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Pleasant Goans, Mulatto age 21 farm labor
1880 Census, James County, TN 3 Dist (New County)
Miller Goins, Indian age 40 Farm Labor
Caroline age 37
Nancy age 10
Lives next to the Millard families
1900 Census Rhea County, TN
Miller Goins, black male b 1842 age 58 married 3 years TN
Tilda Goins born 1850 age 50 (6 children, 5 living)
Eva N. dau age 19 Apr 1881
Houston, son age 6 born 1894
Martha Creasman sister in law age 27 married 1 year
Edith May Creasman, niece age 1 month
1910 Census Rhea County, TN
Millard Goins, age 69 m2, 12 years
Matilda wife, age 50 m1 12 years, 5 Children, 4 living
Eva Goins step dau age 26 born 1884
Houston, step son age 19 born 1890
Martha Creaman age 40 widow - sister in law
Edith Creasman age 11 niece
More About PLEASANT GOINS and MATILDA GOINS:
Marriage: 1896
vi. JOSHAWAY CARTER GOINS, b. 11 Sep 1838, Harrison, Hamilton County, TN; m. (1) KATIE CATHERINE
GOINS; b. 02 Aug 1842, Harrison, Hamilton County, TN; d. 1884; m. (2) SIPPIE ANN GOINS; b. 1870,
Bledsoe County, TN.
Notes for JOSHAWAY CARTER GOINS:
Made Indian Application #19795 and stated that both his Mother & Father were about one fourth Indian.
Joshaway Carter Goins lived in Hawkins Cove. Cowan P. O. , Franklin County, TN in 1907 when he made
application to the Guion Miller Roll App #19795 on 14 Mar 1907. He stated his wife was Katie Catharine
Goins who is dead; and Sippie Ann Goins who is age 37. Stated His father was Tilmon Goins b NC died 1846
and his Mother was Diana Goins, maiden name Helton, b NC died 1880. Stated his grandparents were
Laborn & Ella Duncan Goins and Harmon Helton & Sarah Morgan Helton.
He gives the names of his brothers and sisters as Spencer Goins, b @1828 and died 1867; James Monroe
Goins b1830;Pleasant M. Miller Goins b1832; William Washington Goins b1834 d1863;Julia Ann Gons
b1826 d25 Dec 1884; Eliza Elander Goins b1833 and died 1883; Polly Goins, died in infancy.
His Claim was rejected 10 June 1909. He stated his brother, James Monroe Goins went to I.T. and obtained
land.
Widow Sippia Ann Goins files for Civil War Pension of Joshoway Carter Goins. Widow Sippie Ann Goins;
gdn. Sippie Ann Douglas.
1910 Census Fackler, Jackson County, AL
Carter Goins, age 78 TN
Sippie Ann wife age 38
Harrison, son age 18
Lee age 16
Carrie, dau age 9
Ethel dau age 5
Eva age 2 dau
Ada, daughter age 20
John York son/law age 20 husband of Ada
vii. ELIZA ELANDER GOINS, b. Abt. 1839; d. 1883.
viii. WILLIAM WASHINGTON GOINS, b. Abt. 1845; d. 1863.
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13. ORPHA4 HELTON (HARMON3, CHARITY KATY2 OWL, JACK1) was born 1812 in TN. She
married (1) THOMAS "JAMES" GOINS, son of JAMES GOINS and RHODA DUNCAN. He was
born 1805 in Grainger County, TN, and died Bef. 1880. She married (2) SHADE SHADRACH
GOINS, son of LABORN GOINS and ELLA DUNCAN. He was born in Grainger County,
Tennessee.
Notes for ORPHA HELTON:
She marries Shade Goins first and then Thomas Goins. The Goins family were almost always
listed as Indian, Mulattor or Black.
She is listed as Mullato on 1850 Census (Meant--other than white). Indians were listed as
Mullato or as I for Indian.
On 1880 Census in Bledsoe TN with her daughter, Rebecca Goins Listed as Indian.
Notes for THOMAS "JAMES" GOINS:
His nephew (Nathan Goins #19544 ) states in 1907 that Thomas was in IT when last heard of--
and that Thomas' brother, Nathan was also in IT when last heard of.
1850 Census, Hamilton County, TN All Listed as Mullato --(Meaning Indian)
Thomas and ALL family members born in TN. Thomas' wife & family are in Bledsoe, TN in
1870 Census and wife is listed as a widow.
1850 Census, Hamilton county, TN All listed as Mullato (other than white).
Thomas Goins, age 45 TN
Orpha, age 38
Ann, age 19
Elizabeth, age 17
Charity, age 14
Delila, age 13
Joshua, age 10
Mary, age 7
Nancy, age 6
Rebecca age 4
Molinda age 1
Calvin, 8 months (He is the son of Ann Goins) He will change his name to Helton.
1860 Census, Bledsoe County, TN Pikeville PO
Thomas Goins age 62 TN All Listed a Mulatto
Oppha age 41 Unknown
Nancy age 17 TN
Rebecca age 15
Belina age 13
Isabell age 8
Matilda age 7
Malisa age 4
Sarah age 1
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1870 Census, Cannon Tennessee, District 6, Post Office Woodbury
Thomas Gowen age 70 All Listed as Mulatto Race
Orpha age 60
Rebecca age 26
Puss Gowen age 24 Probably Malinda Goins
Isabel Gowen age 28
Matilda Gowen age 27
Riley Gowen age 7
Malissa Gowen age 15
Sarah Gowen age 11
Jane Gowen age 6
John Gowen age 4
Elly Gowen age 3
Calvin Gowen age 3/12
Cippy Gowen age 5/12
Next door is John Gowen age 35 TN and his wife Casandra age 26; child William L. age 5;
and Arlender or Alexander age 3; James M. Age 1
Notes for SHADE SHADRACH GOINS:
Indian Application of Mary A. Goins, #6288 - Money Alabama - Rejected
"Granville Goins had an Indian Name, I do not know what it was. He was nearly a full blood
Cherokee and spoke the language. Granville Goins was a member of the Cherokee tribe. He
lived with the Cherokee Indians in Hamilton County, TN when they moved west he went with
them but returned in a short time and settled in Tennessee. He went a short distance with the
indians."
Sarah Goins - daughter of Spencer Goins lists Shade Goins and Tilmon Goins as brothers.
Shade Goins was the father of Jane Ann Goins - information provided by Barbara Mason a
direct descendant of Jane Ann Goins.
Children of ORPHA HELTON and THOMAS GOINS are:
i. MARY5 GOINS, b. 1843, TN.
ii. NANCY GOINS, b. 1844, TN.
iii. REBECCA GOINS, b. 1846, TN.
Notes for REBECCA GOINS:
1880 Census, Dist 1, Bledsoe, TN Listed as Indian (transcribed at Ancestry as I)
Rebecca Goins, self, NA 36 TN TN
Reilly Goins, son, NA age 15 TN TN TN
Elvisa Goins, dau, NA 13 TN TN TN
Calvin Goins, son, NA age 9 TN TN TN
Mahala Goins, dau, age 5 TN TN TN
Hattie Goins, dau, age 2 TN TN TN
Orpha Goins, Mother, widow 63, TN
iv. BELINDA GOINS, b. 1848, TN; d. Abt. 1900.
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Notes for BELINDA GOINS:
Death date listed on Ind. App of Calvin Goins 19529.
v. ISABELLA GOINS, b. 1852, TN; d. 1926, Bledsoe County, TN.
Notes for ISABELLA GOINS:
Check Indian Application #19157 - Sarah I (Isabel) Scott - born at Hamilton County, TN now living at
Sewanee TN. Listed father as Thomas Goins and ggrandfather as Lab Goins and aunt, Sandal Goins.
1880 Census Bledsoe, TN dist 1
Isabella Goins, Single Native American Female, age 26 TN TN
James Goins, son, age 8 TN TN TN
Angeline goins, age 6 TN TN TN
Emeline Goins, age 6 TN TN TN
Mary Goins, age 4 TN TN TN
Henry Goins, age 2 TN TN TN
Matilda Goins, age 10 months
All are listed as Native American
1900 Census, Bledsoe County, TN
Isabel Goins, July 1852 age 47 11 children-5 living
Dicey, dau Mar 1886 age 14
She lives next to son Henry, probably sister, Tilda Goins, and near daughters Tilda Douglas and Angeline
Douglas.
1920 Census, Bledsoe County, TN
Isabell Goins is living with her daughter, Matilda & husband Wm. K. Douglas
More About ISABELLA GOINS:
Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery, Bledsoe County, TN
vi. MELISSA GOINS, b. 1853, TN.
vii. MATILDA GOINS, b. 1855, TN; d. Abt. 1895; m. LEE HOLAND.
Notes for MATILDA GOINS:
1880 District 1, Bledsoe, TN
Matilda Goins, self single, female NA, age 25 TN TN TN
John Goins, son, NA age 6 TN TN TN
Hester A. Goins, age 2, TN TN TN NA
Jane King, niece,age 14 NA TN -- TN
Thomas King, nephew, age 18 North American Indian TN --TN
Her death date is listed on the Indian App of Nathan Goins #19529
viii. SARAH GOINS, b. 1859, TN; d. 1905.
Children of ORPHA HELTON and SHADE GOINS are:
ix. CHARITY CHARLOTTE5 GOINS, b. 1835, Hamilton County, TN; d. Abt. 1901; m. NATHAN GOINS; b. 01 Apr
1832, Harrison, Hamilton County,TN; d. Aft. 1907.
Notes for NATHAN GOINS:
Cherokee Eastern App. Nathan claims Indian blood through both his father & mother. He is more than 1/4
Indian; He is living in Franklin county, TN at Monteagle. App #19544 - March 1907 His father, Sanford
Goins was born in Grainger County, and died about 1835 and his mother was Charilty Helton who died 8 Feb
1886 over 100 years old. Said in 1851, Mother was in Wilson Co. TN & his father was dead. He was born at
or near Harrison, Hamilton County, TN. Witnesses were Emma E. Payne and E. W. Holcomb.
Calvin Goings, Indian App 19529 - Claims Nathan Goings was born in Mount Eagle, TN--should be
Mounteagle, TN (Franklin County, TN)
1860 Census Dekalb County, TN lives next door to his mother
Nathan Gowans, age 30 TN (Indian Family) Listed on Census as Indian
Charity 25 TN
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Milly 5 TN
Joshua age 2 TN
1880 Census - Dekalb County, TN
Nathan Goans, age 55 White B 1825 TN All born in TN Farmer
Charity age 40
Joshuary C age 21
William C age 14
Ellen V age 13
Calvin age 11
Mary M age 8
Laura J age 5
John age 3
x. JANE ANN GOINS, b. 1831, TN; d. Abt. 1904.
Notes for JANE ANN GOINS:
She is living with her Mother and step father on the 1850 Census in Hamilton County, TN. Jane Ann was said
to have been the mistress of Col. Isaac Roberson - according to family stories. and Calvin, Jesse & James
Lewis C. Goins Heltons are said to be his sons - Source: Barbara Mason a descendant of Lewis.
On the 1860 Census she is in Bledsoe County, TN with the Isaac Roberson Family
Isaac Roberson age 56 12,000 700 KY And Family
Others on Census besides the Roberston Family
John Moody age 30 Farm Labor
Frank Goin age 17
Ann Goin age 30 Listed as Mulatto
Calvin Goin age 11 listed as Mulatto
Jesse age 9 listed as mulatto
Lewis C age 4 listed as mulatto
Only those 4 are listed as mulatto
Her Mother & Father are also in Bledsoe County, TN in 1860.
She is living with her son Lewis Goins/Helton on the 1900 Census in Bledsoe, TN
xi. DELILA GOINS, b. 1832, TN.
xii. ELIZABETH GOINS, b. 1833, TN; d. Abt. 1875.
Notes for ELIZABETH GOINS:
Her death date listed on Indian App of Calvin Goin 19529.
xiii. JOSHOWAY GOINS, b. 1840, TN.
Notes for JOSHOWAY GOINS:
He is still with his family on the 1860 Census and is age 21 years old in Bledsoe County, TN.
xiv. NANCY GOINS, m. EZEKIEL BOLING.
Notes for NANCY GOINS:
Info from the Indian Application of Fannie Boling Goins #18714 - Fannie States her grandmother was Nancy
and her Grandfather was Shadrick Goins..
From the Indian App of her grandson, Preston Polk Boling 19518- Lists his grandmother was Nancy Goins
who married Ezekiel Boling.
14. JAMES C.4 HELTON (SARAH3, CHARITY KATY2 OWL, JACK1) was born Abt. 1810 in
Lumpkin County, GA, and died 15 Mar 1859. He married CAMILLA SOUTHERLAND, daughter
of JOHN SOUTHERLAND and MARTHA PATSEY. She was born 1813 in Murray County, GA,
and died Aft. 1870.
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Notes for JAMES C. HELTON:
His daughter, Manerva Ann Helton McGinnis said his (James') mother was 3/4 Cherokee. She
said they were at Ross Landing, Tennessee when the Cherokees were carried away.
Affadivit of Jasper Dobbs (time of Application for Enrollment) who was 76 years old and a
resident of Cherokee County for 59 years said he was well acquainted with James C. Helton
about the years 1847 before his death. "I knew him to be a Cherokee Indian by blood and so
recognized as Cherokee of this part of the state before they were taken west to Indian
Territory. I well knew his family Manerva, Erwin, James & Clark Helton. Also know the
children of these persons to be descendants from same James C. Helton and his Father &
Mother were always recognized as of Cherokee Indian Blood. Source: Ft. Worth National
Archives,copied by Mike Helton.
Georgia Lottery Book, page 223 - James C. Helton--Habersham, GA Lot263/13 Section 1
South. July 1847 the Sheriff sold the lot for non-payment of taxes $6.12.
James C. Helton was in prison for Assault to murder 22 Mar 1846; Mar 1849; Lumpkin
County, GA; Farmer, GA 39 years old; 5 ft 7 inches, Dark hair & blue eyes. Born 1807.
He was pardoned 9 Mar 1849, (Georgia Black Book).
The Daily Atlas - Newspaper - Boston, MA FEB 17, 1844, Issue 196; col E
Bloody & Fatal Rencounter - Dahlonega (Georgia) Feb 1, 1844...It becomes our painful duty
to record one of the most bloddy tragedies with which the newspapers are crowded. On Friday
last, a difficulty occurred at a grocery store belonging to James R. Long, situate on the road
side, about half way between this place and Aurelia, in which Mr. Long, Peter Trammell,
James Helton and Landawick Dobbs, were engaged, and which resulted in the stabbing of the
three latter by the former, and the death of Dobbs, which ensued the following evening. The
other two, Trammell and Helton, are still alive, and it is supposed will recover.
Notes for CAMILLA SOUTHERLAND:
Daughter Elizabeth Helton Neighbors gives dates of parents deaths on Indian Application she
filed.
1860 Census, Cherokee County, GA Wood Stock Dist.
Cama Helton, age 58
Sara E. age 18
Mary age 17
Living next door is Nancy Hinkle.
1870 Census, Cherokee County, GA
Camilly Helton, age 57 Born SC
Sarah Fremont, age 30 Born GA
Emeline Fremont, age 5
William Martin, age 7 GA
Minerva McGinnis, age, 37 GA
Lawson McGinnis, age 9 GA
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James McGinnis, age 7 GA
Children of JAMES HELTON and CAMILLA SOUTHERLAND are:
i. JOHN CLARK5 HELTON, b. 09 Jan 1830, Lumpkin County, Ga; d. 11 Mar 1865, Cherokee County, GA; m.
(1) NANCY CAROLINE HINKLE (Source: Her gggranddaughter, Marlene Hinkle provided information that
Nancy Hinkle had a child by her nextdoor neighbor's son, Clark Helton.); m. (2) MARY ISABELLA
MCELROY, 19 Aug 1849, Cherokee County, GA; b. 17 Oct 1819, Greeneville County, SC; d. 05 Sep 1888.
Notes for JOHN CLARK HELTON:
Page 277 - Lumpkin County, Ga Record Book - Sept 17, 1841 John C. Helton sold Lot #77, formerly
Habersham now Lumpkin County to Andrew J. Helton for $40. (This Andrew J. Helton was probably the son
of Malinda from NC who married Rhoada Hester). John C. Helton (grandson of Sarah & the Bark Chicken)
moved to Cherokee County, GA along with Sarah Helton and her son, Martin Helton and family). Sarah is on
the 1850 Census in Cherokee County, GA with son Martin; and James Helton (son of Abraham) lists his sister
as Sarah living in Cherokee County, GA when he applies for Abraham Helton's Rev. War pension).
J.C. Helton married Mary Dickerson - Marriage Book B - page 008 19 Aug 1849 - Cherokee County, GA -
Source Rootsweb Cherokee County GA Marriages.
John Clark had an affair and two children with Nancy Hinkle. These children filed Indian Applications.
1850 Census Cherokee County, GA
John C. Helton agd 21 Farmer GA Real Estate 600
Mary Helton age 29 SC
Jonas Dickerson 11
John Dickerson 9
William Dickerson 6
dickerson 4 (Thomas)
John Keller 19
1860 Census Wood Stack Dist. Cherokee County, GA
John C. Helton, age 39 Farmer, 700 300 GA
Mary age 39 GA
James, age 20 GA
John 18
William 16
Thomas 14
Emory age 8
Elizabeth 6
Mary 4
Levenia 3
Rodolphus age 1
Footnote - Civil War File Documents - Enlisted in 3rd Cav, Co F - John C. Helton, age 34; Muster in Roll,
Columbus Ga 10 May 1862 Enlisted - Cherokee County, GA - Horse Valued $200, Equip $30; Traveling to
Place of Rendezevou - 197 miles - Pages 1 and 2; Page 3 John C. Helton transferred from Company F to
Company K - 3rd GA Cavalry. He is near Calhoun GA at Camp Randolph 26 July 1862; Page 4 Payroll for
Bounty 25 May 1862 - Enlisted at Orange, Cherokee County, GA - Bounty paid $50; Page 5 - deserter Nov-
Dec 1863; Page 6 J.C. Helton, Co K, 3rd Ga Awol; Page 7 J.C. Helton Co K, 3rd GA - Receipt for clothing
26 Mary 1864.
Notes for NANCY CAROLINE HINKLE:
Born in Lumpkin County, GA died in Cobb County, Ga. She never married. She had several children and
some did not know who their father was. It was rumored one of her children was fathered by an indian.
Sorce, Rootsweb family tree of Lisa Hinkle Sides.
Nancy had two children by John Clark Helton. According to Marlene Hinkle Taylor she completed an Indian
Application for the two children, John & Mary Hinkle, swearing they were the children of John Clark Helton.
Source: Marlene Hinkle Taylor, Nancy was a midwife. She told her great granddaughter that a man came for
her to help his wife have a baby. He took her a round-about way to get there. She helped the woman deliver
the baby, then handed it to the grandmother. The grandmother threw the baby in the fire! Nancy was terrified
that she would be killed. But the man took her home another round-about way, so she would not know where
she had been. Nancy lived in Cherokee & Cobb Counties in Georgia.
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Nancy was very sympathic to the indians when they were forced to leave Georgia (according to her greatgranddaughter,
Lou Ella). She also gave water and good to Confederates and their horses, when she lived in
Big Shanty, which is now Kennesaw, GA...when they were coming home from battles.
1860 Census - Cherokee County, GA Woodstock Dist. page 181 P.O. Canton
Nancy Hinkle age 34 GA
Martha age 22 GA
Sarah age 6 GA
Elize age 3
Nancy lives next door to Camallia Helton & Family
1870 Census - Cobb County, GA page 6 HH657 658
Eliza E. Hinkle age 12 liviing with James & Linda Burton
Mary age 9 GA
John N. age 6 GA
1870 Census - Cobb County, GA HH687-688
Nancy Hinkle, age 43
Sarah M. age 16
1880 Census - Cherokee County, GA
Nancy Hinkle ag 53 GA SC SC
Sarah age 26 GA SC
John N. age 15 GA GA GA Born 1865, married Emma 1900 Gwinett
More About JOHN HELTON and NANCY HINKLE:
Ongoing-Ending: Never married - had children together
Notes for MARY ISABELLA MCELROY:
Mary's name is listed as Dickerson at the ancestry.com marriage records listing.
1870 Census, Cherokee County, GA Lick Skillett
Mary Helton, age 51, white 350 250 SC widow
Hembry, age 15, male, farm laborer GA Or Emory
Lodusky E. age 17, female GA
Rodolphus, age 11 mw farm laborer, ga
Frances B, female, age 9
Clarkey, female age 5 GA
John Dickerson, farm laborer age 25 MW GA
Her daughter lives next door-married Ciscero Wheeler and another son named Dickerson by another marriage
lives nearby.
1880 Census, Cherokee County, GA Lick Skillett
Mary Helton, age 52, widow
Rudolphi, age 19 M
Frances, age 18 M
Clarke, age
Erwin Edwards, age 15 hired hand,
More About JOHN HELTON and MARY MCELROY:
Marriage: 19 Aug 1849, Cherokee County, GA
ii. ERWIN HELTON, b. 20 Feb 1831, GA; d. 13 May 1870; m. NANCY; b. 1832.
Notes for ERWIN HELTON:
1860 Census, Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga
Irwin Helton, age 32 farm labor, born GA
Nancy, wife, age 28 GA
Catharine, age 3 GA
Lewis, 2 months GA
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iii. MANERVA ANN HELTON, b. 12 Oct 1833, Lumpkin County, GA; d. 13 Oct 1907, Mariette, Cobb County,
GA; m. MARTIN A. MCGINNIS, 07 Jan 1855, Cherokee County, GA; b. 1832; d. 31 May 1862, Seven Pines,
Virginia.
Notes for MANERVA ANN HELTON:
Indian App No 2735. or 1783
1870 Census with her Mother, Camily Helton & her sister Sarah Freemont and children.
She made "Re-application" #4518 when she was 63 years old on behalf of herself and heirs (filed at
Woodstock, Cherokee County, Georgia.). Claim to Henry Dawes, Armstrong, etc. asking to be placed on the
revised roll of Cherokee Indians and entitled to distribution of funds and allotments of land in Cherokee
Nation. She Stated:
"I am the daughter of one, James C. Helton, a Cherokee indian by blood who lived in Lumpkin County,
Georgia prior to 1835, and at Ross Landing, Tennessee when the Cherokee were removed to Indian
Territory..(with affidavits ) my grandmother Helton was 3/4 Cherokee blood.
Manervia Ann McGinnis. Witness W.H. Goodwin. Her children all have families of their own.
Source: Copy of records at FT. Worth, TX National Archives, Research, Mike Helton.
Affidavit of Hillard J Wilson, age 62, who has lived in Cherokee County, GA 40 years and was well
acquanited with James Helton from 1850 until he died; and knew him to be a Cherokee Indian and knew his
family. Manerva Ann McGinnis married Martin McGinnis and left the state and again returned to Cherokee
County - her husband was killed in the last war."
Reference Applications 2781-2783; William McGinnis Minerva Helton McGinnis' son, also completed
affidavid. He stated he had one aunt living in Cherokee County, Ga and one Aunt and Uncle living in Carroll
County, GA. Signed July 1908. He states his Mother told him he had Indian Blood; and that his mother
could speak the indian language.
1880 Census, Cherokee County, Hickory Flat
Manervia McGinnis female age 47 widow
Lawson, son age 17 Farmer
William age 16 son
Manervie lives next door to her brother, James Lodwich Helton & Sarah
Notes for MARTIN A. MCGINNIS:
Affidavit of Hillard J. Wilson (Indian Enrollment) stated Manerva's husband was killed in the last war (Civil
War).
More About MARTIN MCGINNIS and MANERVA HELTON:
Marriage: 07 Jan 1855, Cherokee County, GA
iv. ELIZABETH BETSY HELTON, b. 07 Mar 1835, Lumpkin County, Ga; d. 1910, Temple, Carroll County, GA;
m. JOSEPH E. NEIGHBORS.
Notes for ELIZABETH BETSY HELTON:
Filed Indian Application #10251. Her husband was deceased she was a widow. She lived in Temple, Carroll
county, GA. She has grandchildren and requested application blanks for them to fill out.
v. SARAH HELTON, b. Apr 1839; d. 13 Aug 1874; m. CHARLES FREMONT, 25 Dec 1864, Cherokee County,
GA.
Notes for SARAH HELTON:
1870 Census, Cherokee County, GA
Living with her mother and her sister Minerva McGinnis. A child named William Martin is actually her
sister's child, William Martin McGinnis.
Notes for CHARLES FREMONT:
Marriage Record - Ancestry.com - Cherokee County, GA - Marriage Book D222 - Charles Freemont married
Sarah Helton.
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More About CHARLES FREMONT and SARAH HELTON:
Marriage: 25 Dec 1864, Cherokee County, GA
vi. MARY HELTON, b. 20 Jan 1843; d. 16 Dec 1868; m. UNKNOWN MANNING.
vii. MARTHA ANN HELTON, b. 27 Mar 1847, Cherokee County, GA; d. 09 Sep 1923, Canton, Cherokee County,
GA; m. JOHN "WESLEY" REECE, 22 Mar 1868, Cherokee County, GA; b. 09 Sep 1852, GA.
Notes for MARTHA ANN HELTON:
She was called Mamie by her family.
Martha #2782 Ind. application; Stated, my sister is Minerva A. McGinnis #2783. I claim Indian blood
through my father. My father lived among the Indians for there were hardly any white people in this part of
the country. I was about ten years of age when my father died. He spoke the Indian language sometimes. I
do no know my father's occupation. He did first one thing and then another. I have lived in Cherokee County
all my life. In 1882 the Govt Agent came through here at that time. I do not know if my father voted. He
had a black beard and black hair.
In a letter She also stated______________on roll, but my father went and staid three weeks and my mother
was sick and could not go. I have two sisters that can remember it but I was not borned...every body noes my
Father was a Indian..the indians all marched by to see my mother when they left and all took the baby and
looked at it.......(unreadable paragraph) and if you think any more will do any good let me no soon.
Write soon, Martha A. Reece, Woodstock, GA.
Nancy Hinkle's affidavit of 1908 is attached to Martha Reece's Indian Application, explaining about the Bark
Chicken aka Calvin Helton. Also attached is affidavid of W. H. McGinnis (son of Minerva Ann Helton
McGinnis). William stated he had one aunt in Cherokee, GA and an Aunt and Uncle in Carroll County, GA.
Death Certificate: source Georgia Vault
Made Application in 1896 - July 30th Woodstock Cherokee County, Ga. "I was the daughter of James C.
Helton, a Cherokee Indian by blood. I remember he died in this County some time before the last war. I
know he and his children were always recognized as of Cherokee Indians. See affidavit in case of Manerva A.
McGinnis. Martha E. Reece - age 49 mother and head of family of 2nd blood
Nola Reece age 20 daughter (twin); Georgia Reece age 15 daughter; Saramis Reece ?; age 12 daughter.
More About MARTHA ANN HELTON:
Burial: Trippe Cemetery, Trippe Rd, Woodstock, Cherokee County, GA
Notes for JOHN "WESLEY" REECE:
Marriage Record - Cherokee County, GA - Marriage Book D-378 - Wesley Reese married Martha Helton.-
Ancestry.com.
His family called him Pap.
1880 Census - Cherokee County, GA Hickory Flat p.o.
Wesley Reece, age 27 Farmer GA SC ?
Martha age 34 GA
James age 10 GA GA GA
Ada age 6
Vada age 4
Charity Fremont age 15 Niece
Jackson Andrews, Hired Hand
1900 Census, Cherokee County, GA Hickory Flat P.O.
John W. Reece born Sept 1852 age 47 m32 years GA SC SC
Martha b March 1850 GA SC SC 8 children, 5 living
Ada L. age 24 GA
Georgia age 18 June 1882 GA
Minnie born 1884 August age 16 GA
John R. Huggins, nephew born Jan 1888 age 12 GA
More About JOHN REECE and MARTHA HELTON:
Marriage: 22 Mar 1868, Cherokee County, GA
viii. JAMES LODWICH HELTON, b. 19 Aug 1849, Cherokee County, GA; d. Aft. 1910, Temple, Carroll County,
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GA; m. SARAH L. HONEY, 06 Nov 1864, Cherokee County, GA; b. 20 May 1844, Greeneville, SC; d. 26
Aug 1923, Chataloochee, Fulton County, GA.
Notes for JAMES LODWICH HELTON:
Rootsweb - Cherokee GA- Marriage Record - James Helton married Sarah Honea 6 Nov 1864, Cherokee
County, GA - Marriage Book D219.
His daughter, Jessie Lavenia Helton lists his birth place as Cherokee County, GA on her Application #24327
through Abraham Helton.
From Research of Mike Helton & John Pace.
The Indian Applications of some of his children list his name as Southerly and his Indian Name as Helton,
when actually his mother's name was Southerland.
He files Indian Application # 10261 lists his address as Temple, GA Carroll County. Files Application in
1908 Claims through his father James C. Helton, Calvin Helton (aka the Bark Chicken) and Abraham Helton.
Lists his brothers and sisters and grandparents.
1870 Census Cherokee County, GA P. O. Orange & Fort Buffington
James L. Helton age 23, mw Farm Labor GA
Sarah age 25 F W SC 9 children, 6 living
Lavania age 4 FW GA
William F age 2 MW GA
1880 Census Cherokee County, GA - Hickory Flat
James age 33 Farmer
Sarah age 35
Luvenie age 14
William age 12
Henry age 8
Christina age 3
Benjamin age 2
Lives next door to his sister, Manerva Helton McGinnis
1900 Census, Carroll County, GA Temple Town 22 June 1900
James age 53 Aug 1846 GA SC SC
Sarah age 55 ( 9 children, 6 living ) SC SC SC
Louvenia age 24 GA
Docie age 16 son GA
Della age 13 GA
Not sure if the county line changed - they are sometimes listed in Cherokee County,
1910 Census, Dist 7, Haralson County, GA
James L. Helton, age 62 GA GA GA
Sarah age 64 SC SC SC
Louvenie age 45, dau single
Dosia H. age 27 son, single
Hattie Redding age 3, granddaughter
Notes for SARAH L. HONEY:
Death Cert. listed at Georgia's Virtual Vault - Lists cause of death as Nephritis (inflammation of kidneys).
She was a widow when she died in 1923, and D.H. Helton provided death cert. info.
1920 Census, Cherokee County, GA
Sarah L. Helton, age 74 SC Widow
Lavenia Helton,daughter (This is Jessie Lavenia) GA Age 50
Dozie Helton - Son age 38 GA (This is Doziel)
Hattie M. Redding, granddaughter age 12 GA (Daughter of Della Helton)
More About SARAH L. HONEY:
Burial: Holly Springs
More About JAMES HELTON and SARAH HONEY:
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Marriage: 06 Nov 1864, Cherokee County, GA
15. MARY POLLY4 HELTON (SARAH3, CHARITY KATY2 OWL, JACK1) was born Abt. 1826 in
GA, and died 1906 in Lumpkin County, GA. She married ALFRED N. HESTER. He was born
1815 in SC or NC, and died 1889 in Lumpkin County, GA.
Notes for MARY POLLY HELTON:
I think this is the daughter of Bark Chicken and Sarah Helton. At age 75 she walked 14 miles
to the court house to file for his war pension and received it. Alfred Hester was supposedly a
mean husband. In a rage the kids would all run into the woods when he began to beat his wife.
One day a pig got out and Alfred threw it over the fence into the pen and had a heart attack and
died. Polly said "His temper finally killed him." - From Lumpkin County Superior Court
records and the book "Heritage of Lumpkin County, Georgia 1832 - 1996" Source: Len
Griffin.
Mary A. Hester is a witness for James L. Helton when he applies to the Cherokee Tribe in
1894. The Hesters lived next door to Rhoda and Andrew Helton on the 1870 Census in
Lumpkin County, GA.
More About MARY POLLY HELTON:
Burial: Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery Turner's Corner, Lumpkin Co GA
Notes for ALFRED N. HESTER:
1850 Census, Lumpkin County, GA Frogtown
Alfred Hester, Farmer, age 29, 200 NC
Polly age 26 GA
Catharine age 9 GA
Mary age 6 GA
Jeddiah age 5 GA
Nancy age 3 GA
Zach age 2
They live near Hugh Swim & Nancy; Gideon & Eliza Hester. They farmed near Hester
Springs Off Highway 129. Al was known to have a violent temper and his family suffered.
He owned two slaves, one male and one female slave.
1860 Census, Lumpkin County, GA Frogtown; Loudsville P.O
Alfred Hester age 45 Farmer 1000 200 NC (Listed as Albon)
Mary A age 45 GA
Catharine age 20 GA
Mary A age 16
Jeddiah G (Judie) age 15
Henryetta age 13
Zachariah age 11
Eliza E. age 5
Sarah J age 6
Fanny E age 4
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Infant age 1
(Next door to Andrew Helton & Rachel (Rhoda)
1870 Census - Lumpkin County, GA Dahlonega
Alfred Hester age 55, farmer 1,000 300 SC
Mary A age 52 GA
Mary age 25
Henrietta age 23
Sarah age 16
Fanny age 14
Martha age 11
Huldah age 9
William age 6
1880 Census - Lumpkin County, GA Chestatee Dist 144
Alfred N. Hester age 63, SC VA NC
Mary A age 60 GA
Mary A age 36
Henrietta C age 28
Wm. B. age 16
John A. Hester age 6 - Grandson
Next door Levi J. Crow age 49, Catharine age 40 GA SC GA
Next door - Josiah White age 44 and Delilah White age 40
Child, Alfred N. White age 2
More About ALFRED N. HESTER:
Burial: Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery Turner's Corner, Lumpkin Co GA
Children of MARY HELTON and ALFRED HESTER are:
i. CATHARINE5 HESTER, b. 1841, Lumpkin County, GA; m. LEVI CROW.
Notes for CATHARINE HESTER:
She may have married Levi Crow. There is a Levi Crow and wife, Catharine living next door to Alfred and
Polly.
ii. JEDDIAH G. HESTER, b. 1844, Lumpkin County, GA; m. (1) CYNTHIA C. HELTON, Abt. 1867, GA; b. 1833,
NC; m. (2) ALICE, 1898.
Notes for JEDDIAH G. HESTER:
1870 Census White County, GA
Jeddiah Hester age 24 born 1846
Cynthia age 36 bNC
William age 1 Ga
Zachariah Hester age 21
He went to California searching for gold, he sent his trunks home, but he never returned.
1910 Census Monroe County, TN
Jedd G. Hester age 63 GA m11 years
Alice age 49 - TN TN TN
Neal Giles age 43 sister in law TN
Porter Giles, nephew age 10
Mary age 16, niece
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More About JEDDIAH HESTER and CYNTHIA HELTON:
Marriage: Abt. 1867, GA
More About JEDDIAH HESTER and ALICE:
Marriage: 1898
iii. MARY A.R. HESTER, b. 1845, Lumpkin County, GA; d. 1906; m. WILLIAM J. ALLISON, 18 Sep 1881,
Lumpkin County, GA.
More About WILLIAM ALLISON and MARY HESTER:
Marriage: 18 Sep 1881, Lumpkin County, GA
iv. NANCY HENRIETTA HESTER, b. 1847, Lumpkin County, GA; m. WILLIAM J. ELLIS.
v. ZACHARIAH T. HESTER, b. 1849, Lumpkin County, GA; m. ROSE LACKEY.
Notes for ZACHARIAH T. HESTER:
He is living with his brother on the 1870 Census in White County, GA
vi. SARAH JANE HESTER, b. 1853, Lumpkin County, GA; m. THOMAS LEE.
vii. ELIZA HESTER, b. 1854, Lumpkin County, GA.
viii. FANNY HESTER, b. 1856, Lumpkin County, GA.
Notes for FANNY HESTER:
Filed Indian Application which was returned.
ix. MARTHA HESTER, b. 1859, Lumpkin County, GA; m. WILLIAM J. ALLISON.
x. HULDA V. HESTER, b. 20 Mar 1861, Lumpkin County, GA; m. RUFUS SCOTT PARTON, 30 Apr 1895,
Lumpkin County, GA; b. 19 Dec 1860, NC; d. 06 Jan 1946.
Notes for RUFUS SCOTT PARTON:
1910 Census Polk County, TN
Rufus S. Parton age 51 NC NC NC Labor works for lumber company M15 yrs
Hulda age 50 GA GA GA
Wesley age 12 GA
Nannie age 10 GA
1920 Census, Polk County, TN - 3rd Dist
Rufus S. Parton NC NC NC MW age 59 Laborer
Hulda V. age 58 GA SC TN
James W. age 27 GA Copper Miner
Ida M. age 20 GA
1930 Census Polk County, TN 4th River Dist
Rufus S. Parton, age 69 NC NC NC
Mae H. age 69 wife, GA SC TN (This is Hulda)
More About RUFUS PARTON and HULDA HESTER:
Marriage: 30 Apr 1895, Lumpkin County, GA
xi. WILLIAM BRANLOW HESTER, b. May 1864, Lumpkin County, GA; d. 22 Nov 1910, GA; m. JULIA ANN
ELIZABETH PATTON, 15 Nov 1885, Lumpkin County, GA.
Notes for WILLIAM BRANLOW HESTER:
His parents tombstone say "Father & Mother of Billy Helton".
1900 Census, Lumpkin County, GA Chestatee
William Helton May 1864, age 36 m14 years GA
Julie E Oct 1868, age 31 m14 years 6 children 6 living
Frannie Sept 1886
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Gordon age 11, dec 1888
James W. 1891 age 9
Dove b 1893 age 7
Mandy age 5 b 1895
Bertha 1897 age 2
1910, Lumpkin County, GA Chestatee
William B. Helton age 45, m1 GA
Julie E age 41 GA
Dove age 15
Amanda age 13
Bertha age 11
Maggie M. age 9
Gracie age 4
Lillie age 2
James Westley Hester, age 18 GA
More About WILLIAM HESTER and JULIA PATTON:
Marriage: 15 Nov 1885, Lumpkin County, GA
16. MARTIN4 HELTON (SARAH3, CHARITY KATY2 OWL, JACK1) was born 1826 in Georgia, and
died in Arkansas. He married SARIAH M. "MINERVA" CHAFFIN 15 Feb 1844 in Cherokee,
Georgia, daughter of ELIJAH CHAFFIN and ANNA JACKSON. She was born Abt. 1827 in
Georgia.
Notes for MARTIN HELTON:
Source: Georgia Vault Gen Name File; Martin Helton married Sarah Chaffin Feb 15, 1846
Cherokee County Marriage License Book, 1841-1849, page 147.
Rootsweb - Cherokee Marriages Marriage Book A147.
No. 15.658 - Martin Helton of Montgomery County, AR at Land Office - Washington, AR -
Land Purchase 1860 in Arkansas - Source Ancestry.com land records.2 July 1860 purchased
40 acres.
1850 Census, Cherokee County, GA
Martin Helton, Georgia, age 24, farmer
Minerva age 22, GA
Manervy, age 2 female, GA
Elijah K, age 2 months, GA
Sarah Helton, age 55 born in NC or SC?
1860 Census, Montgomery County, AR - Mt. Ida; Mergoin or mazarne
Martin Helton - age 34 Farmer 800 300 GA Born 1828
Sarah, age 34 GA (Sarah Manerva Chaffin)
Elijah age 10 GA
Edwin age 8 GA male
Ransem age 6 GA
John age 4 GA
1870 Census Montgomery County, AR - Mergoin
Martin Helton, Farmer age 43 GA
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Minerva age 41
Eliga R. 20 (listed as female - should be male)
Edwinnie age 19 - female ?
Ransome age 16
1880 Census Hot Springs, AR - Valley Twp.
Martin Helton, GA age 55 - Farmer
Sarah age 53, GA
Ransome, age 27, son GA
Elizabeth age 22 D-I-L AR
Mary Helton, age 1 granddaughter
More About MARTIN HELTON and SARIAH CHAFFIN:
Marriage: 15 Feb 1844, Cherokee, Georgia
Children of MARTIN HELTON and SARIAH CHAFFIN are:
i. MINERVA M.5 HELTON, b. 1847, Georgia.
ii. ELIGAH KIMZEY HELTON, b. 1850, Georgia; m. SARAH LOUISE SCARBERY; b. Jun 1849, Arkansas.
Notes for ELIGAH KIMZEY HELTON:
1900 Census, Henderson, Hot Springs AR
Elija F Helton age 50 b 1850 GA
Sarah L. b June 1849 age 51
William R. Helton Dec 1879 age 21
Thomas R. Helton, Dec 1881 age 18
Nanalee Helton Oct 1886 age 13
Mary E Helton b 1890 age 9
Rhody Scarbery Oct 1821 age 78
iii. EDWIN HELTON, b. 1852, Georgia.
Notes for EDWIN HELTON:
On one Census Edwin is listed as Edwinnie and female; on one census listed as male and name Edwin.
iv. RANSOME B. HELTON, b. 1854, Georgia; m. (1) ELIZABETH JONES, 20 Jun 1875, Hot Springs County,
Arkansas; b. 1859, Arkansas; d. Bef. 1900; m. (2) SARAH J. ELLIS, 1896, Arkansas; b. Abt. 1863, Louisiana.
Notes for RANSOME B. HELTON:
1900 Census, Henderson, Hot Springs, AR
Ransom Helton, Feb 1853 AR GA GA Age 47
Sarah J LA AR AL age 39
James H. age 12 AR GA AR
John F age 11 AR GA AR
Thomas K Helton age 1 AR GA LA
Grover Ellis step son age 11 La GA LA
Geddie P Ellis age 9 step dau
More About RANSOME HELTON and ELIZABETH JONES:
Marriage: 20 Jun 1875, Hot Springs County, Arkansas
Notes for SARAH J. ELLIS:
Step Children Ransom:
Grover Ellis age 11 on 1900 Census
Geddie P Ellia age 9 on 1900 Census
More About RANSOME HELTON and SARAH ELLIS:
Marriage: 1896, Arkansas
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v. JOHN HELTON, b. 1856, Georgia.


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