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 George Washington Helm, Sr

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George Washington Helm, Sr

  • Birth 14 Feb 1809 Franklin County, Virginia, USA
  • Death 15 Oct 1904 Charleston, Delta County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Charleston, Delta County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 34065984

Emigrated from Patrick Co., Virginia to Jackson Co., Missouri before 1832, where their daughter, Adeline was born. Then to Texas in 1839 or 1841. Land grant of Lamar Co., TX dated 2/7/1842 states George W. Helm arrived in Texas in 1841.

My greatgreatgreat-grandfather married Ruth Burnett on 10 Sep 1829 in Patrick County, VA. She died in 1853. They had two sons and two daughters, Adeline Elizabeth, Virginia Emily, William Thomas, and George Washington Jr.

He married Charlotte Chapman on 23 May 1858 in Hopkins County, TX. They had a daughter, Leatha J. and a son, Dr. Robert Edward Lee Helm.

Great-great-great-grandfather lived into his ninties.

Provided by Maredia Haddock

Obituary - Dallas Morning News Oct 19, 1904
OLD TEXAN DIES
-George W. Helm died at home in Delta County.
-George W. Helm, one of the oldest settlers in North Texas, died last night at his home at Charleston, Delta Co., in the ninety-sixty year of his age.
-The deceased was a native of Kentucky and came to Paris, TX when the town was located four miles southwest of its present location. He was a noted Indian fighter and was on the first jury ever impaneled in Lamar County, the court being held under a tree.
-He was of a long lived family, and was the father of seven children, all of whom survive him, except one son, who was killed while serving as sheriff of De Witt County, in
southwest Texas.

Provided by Jan Wallace.



  • Maintained by: Maredia Haddock
  • Originally Created by: HuntCoTx
  • Added: 21 Feb 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 34065984
  • John Homer Cochran
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Washington Helm, Sr (14 Feb 1809–15 Oct 1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34065984, citing Union Grove Cemetery, Charleston, Delta County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Maredia Haddock (contributor 47027498) .