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ALLIED FAMILIES



 
Dec 2006 Craig's South Carolina
Jan 2007 Falkenburg
Mar 2007 Smith of South Carolina

 

FAMILIES

CRAIG's OF SOUTH CAROLINA

FALKENBURG

PRESLAR/PRESSLEY

SMITH OF SOUTH CAROLINA

 

INTRODUCTION

There are a number of ways to look at Allied Families.  One way is the group of families who pioneered together in early times.  In that case, we have, first, the families of the wives of the three HELMS men in NC : Craig, Falkenburg(sp), and Smith, as shown in the main body of this website.  Unfortunately, we have not established their lines very well.  And there was a fourth, Thomas HELMS, close by, whose wife or descendants, if any, are unknown.  Also, the kinship of the three: George, Tilman and Jonathan is not proven.  They are assumed to be brothers, for this and other HELM family genealogy studies.  This material should be treated as DRAFT, NOT FOR DOCUMENTATION.  The sources for the information presented will be given wherever known.  Since we do not know the parents of the NC HELMS, nor their definite origin, see the main body of this website for discussion of those issues. 

With the intent of identifying the families allied to the North Carolina Helms. besides the families of the Helms Brothers' wives, (FALKENBURG, CRAIG, and SMITH), there are the intermarriages in the first generation of HELMS descendants , where we have : BROOME-21, PRESSLAR/PRESSLEY-54, MULLIS-18, RITCH-1, BROOME-21, POLK-39, LANEY-2, SHELBY-1, TERRY-1.  In the second generation, things accelerate because most of those early families had lots of children, and we add: ALLEN-16, BLACKWELL-1, CORZINE-1, CROWELL-86, COMBS-1, CUTHBERSON-1, DOSTER, FARIS-2, FISHER-1, FREEMAN-1, GARMON-1, GRIFFIN-100 , HARGETT(sp)-24, HAWKINS-1, KEELING-2, KENDALL-1, KEZIAH-34, LOVE-49, McCOY-1, ,McGURT-1, McLARTY-1, MOORE-68, MOSER-1, HONEYCUTT-28, OWENS-1, PRICE-215, PYRON-1, RICHARDSON-1, ROSS-1, SHELBY-1, SIKES-1, STANCIL-1, STEVENSON-1, SMITH-1, TAYLOR-1, TERRY?1, THERELL-2, THOMAS-40, TOMBERLIN-1, TRAYWICK-1, TURNER-1, VINCENT-1, WATSON-1, WILLIAMS-180, and WINCHESTER-1.  There may be more than one incident in some of those shown as 1 occurrence.  The numbers are the number of instances in most cases shown in the index of Gerald Helms, et al, book on the NC Helms to 1991.  Although there are differences in Gerald's book list and the latest HELMS files.

In those initial family formation and extension years, the ones with small numbers are possibly as important as ones with larger involvement across the later years.  It is possible that major segments of the descendants are simply not known to us.  The name list has been incremented through 1999. 

Other names with high occurrence are: Baucome-240, Moore-68, Simpson-62, Trull-60, Hill-51, Love-49, Edwards-41, Riggins-37, Medlin-35, Barr-29, and even more with lesser mentioning, see Gerald's book and the latest HELMS Genealogy listings for a more complete listing.  In addition, the HELMS family file is continuing to grow, and is now approaching 50,000.  On a statistical basis, the total number of Helms descendants could be in the hundreds of thousands.

Many of these interactions came in later generations when the descendants migrated away from NC, and when new connections were made, and the number-count naturally accelerated, as illustrated in the progressions in the lists above.  In this section, we intend to begin presenting what we have for these ALLIED FAMILIES. Some have been dealt with briefly in the main body of this website.

One objective is to alert descendants in these lines as to their ancestors who they may not know about and vice versa. It is known that many of these families intermarried among themselves, outside the continuing HELMS lines, both before and after the HELMS involvement. Also, the entries of some are in distant places, as migrations of HELMS' descendants occurred over the approximate 250 years since the HELMS first settled in NC. In some lines, that is 10 or more generations.

Following these Allied Families facilitates locating and enlarging the genealogies of all of these lines, and that of the HELMS, and helps to anchor them into place, which is beneficial to all. So this task is naturally a mutual task so to speak.

One of the early Allied Families listed above is the Preslar/Pressley family which had a colorful history which will be presented next. More of the Allied Families will be added as we develop the information on them. In addition, we have a considerable amount of information on other families who may have been important to the HELMS line, such as the TILGHMAN/TILLMAN's who may have been connected. That interest is founded upon Tilman HELMS first name.


CRAIG's OF SOUTH CAROLINA

 

 

Persons on the Blunston License List who appear later in NC and allied in some way to the NC HELMS.
The start of the listing was in 1733, These are licenses for land West of the Susquehanna River. Most in the Conocheague valley which would be Franklin Co, PA, today.
These men would be grown by 1733, and probably born by about 1700.

Page No.
          Name
3
Patten, James & Wm
7
Patton, John
8
Craig, William
11
Smith. William
11
Patten, James
12
Price, Aaron, Junior
14
Patton, Thomas
16
Parker, John
16
Thompson, John (minister)
18
Huston, David
20
Shelby, Evan, At Walnut Point and Rocki Springs
20
Shelby, Evan
24
Shelby, Evan
26
Polk, James
Winchester, Willoughby

 















 

 

These do not indicate the site or exact date. There was a Shelby Fort in Maryland, also.
For this present purpose the William Craig is the one of interest.

York Co., SC, Deed Book 1, page 301, 26 Feb. 1805: Henry CRAIG to James CRAIG, his son, for love and good will, land on Crowder's Creek having been conveyed to John CRAIG, 13 Oct 1763, and by him willed to said Henry CRAIG. Signed Henry CRAIG. Wit: James FINLEY, James McCULLY, Robert CRAIG;
Presumably the John Craig here is the father to Henry, James and Samuel. Probably John Craig in SC 1763 was son of William of the Blunston List in PA.
And Rachel Craig, wife of Tilman Helms was probably a daughter of William, and sister of John.
She would have been born about 1730 +/-. So likely born in PA.

See map section Crowder Creek, York Co, SC for location of Crowder creek
Apparently three was an Iron Works nearby.
The location was close to an Indian settlement, and the location of the earliest Presbyterian Church in that whole area-and likely the site of the HELMS brothers marriages.


John Craig of Lancaster Co, SC.

Inscription:
"Dedicated to the memory of
John Craig Esqr , b. 1747
who departed this life July 26, 1819
in the 92 year of
his age; also his Wife Elizabeth
who died Oct. 10, 1817
in the 90th year of her age
This aged pair had 10 Children
and lived together; husband and wife
69 years; therefore we think
without vanity seeing they
were embarked in the same cause we
may justly ascribe to them part
of the Epitaph of one of their
Worthy Predecssors to wit.
The law brought forth its Precepts te "

Birth Date: ??/??/1717
Birthplace: , Ireland
Death Date: 07/26/1819
Death Location: Lancaster, SC USA
Spouse: Elizabeth Galloway
Cemetery: Shiloh Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Location: Lancaster, SC USA

Other data exists for the Craigs of Lancaster Co., SC.
Our purpose in this discussion was to indicate the probable origin of Rachel Craig, wife of Tilman Helms.
Some had erroneously postulated the Helms marriages in Gloucester NJ, but the children were not born until the Helms men were in NC, i.e. after 1748-1755 or Tilman.

What is needed is the more complete list of William Craig's children. Ideally a will or similar instrument is needed.
Perhaps he was one of the thousand who were killed in the Indian attacks in the 1750's
No accounting has been made of those deaths.

York Co., SC, Deed Book 1, page 301, 26 Feb. 1805:
Henry CRAIG to James CRAIG, his son, for love and good will, land on Crowder's Creek having been conveyed to John CRAIG, 13 Oct 1763, and by him willed to said Henry CRAIG. Signed Henry CRAIG. Wit: James FINLEY, James McCULLY, Robert CRAIG; I gather you think the John Craig here is the father to Henry, James and Samuel. I wonder if John could also have had a son William, the one I am trying to find?

Below is a map showing the location of the Craig's in South Carolina.

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FALKENBURGS

Origins of the Falkenburghs


Elfriede Wilde has reported that in examining various records, she has found that a German Gazetteer lists 32 places with the name of Falkenberg. They were found in Bavaria, Elsass-Lothringen, Brandenburg. Hannover, Hess-Nassau, Pommerania, one near Stettin, one near Magdeburg and Halle. Additionally, 10 places named Falkenburg were found in the Gazetteer, one is a castle, which indicates an early origin.

The regular current road atlas has 14 Falkenbergs and one Falkenburg in Germany. There is a District, Falkenburg, that existed from 1816 - 1845 in Prussia. As previously reported, there is a place Ahlen-Falkenberg in Schleswig-Holstein (possibly their origin place), but no church records are available for it. And, there also is a Falkenberg in Switzerland and in Sweden - with a place called Halmstad near by, and a Falkenburg Stete in the PolishPortion of Pomerania. And, as previously reported we had found Falkenburgs as early as 1066 as ruling Earls in Yorkshire in the aftermath of the Norman-Danes invasion of England. From this, we have concluded that the name is used expansively, so much so that we are not likely to fully encompass it in our work. We do have some lines which we have followed here and one such line has led to the wife of our George Helms in North Carolina.

I have started a review of the data we have on the principal families we have to deal with in NC. This message concerns the Falkenburghs,Falkenburgs, etc.
Results of searching the Colonial America Pre-1790 Census Index and the US Census Index -1790 for names similar to Falkenburg, Falkinberry, Fortenburg, Fortinberry, etc., were derived.
Earliest found in America:
NY PRE-1790, ALBANY CO., NY 1720
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F425 FALKENBURGH, Jaac COLLEY RENSELAERS #
(Possibly Isaac)
Then we have data for the Carolinas
CD 136, December 1994 Edition
NC PRE-1790, ANSON CO., NC 1763
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SNDX ----NAME---- ----TOWNSHIP---- PAGE TYPE NOTES
F425 FALKINBURG, Andrew NO TWP LISTED #
F425 FALKINBURG, Andrew TAX LIST #
F425 FALKINBURG, Henry NO TWP LISTED #
F425 FALKINBURG, Henry TAX LIST #
F425 FALKINBURG, Isaac NO TWP LISTED #
F425 FALKINBURG, Isaac TAX LIST #
CD 137, November 1994 Edition
SC 1790 CENSUS, LANCASTER CO., SC 1790
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F425 FAULKENBERRY, Jacob # 024 01 01 01 00 00
F425 FAULKENBERRY, Joseph # 024 01 01 01 00 00
F425 FAULKENBERY, Andrew # 024 01 04 03 00 00
F425 FAULKENBERY, Isaac # 024 01 02 03 00 00
F425 FAULKENBURGH, David # 024 02 02 03 00 00
F425 FAULKENBURGH, Henry # 024 01 04 04 00 00
F425 FAULKENBURGH, Jacob # 024 02 04 07 00 00
F425 FAULKENBURGH, Robert # 024 01 02 02 00 00
F425 FAULKENBURGH, Widow # 024 00 00 02 00 00
NC 1790 CENSUS, RUTHERFORD CO., NC 1790
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F635 FORTENBERRY, Isaas # 117 01 01 04 00 00
Then we have data for NJ where Harold Polk had found other data:
NJ PRE-1790, BURLINGTON CO., NJ 1773
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F425 FOLKINBURGE, David LITTLE EGG HARBOUR # 024
F425 FOLKINBURGE, Jacob LITTLE EGG HARBOUR # 024
F425 FOLKINBURGE, Jacob Jr. LITTLE EGG HARBOUR # 024
F425 FOLKINBURGE, John LITTLE EGG HARBOUR # 024
CD 136, December 1994 Edition
NJ PRE-1790, GLOUCESTER CO., NJ 1782
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SNDX ----NAME---- ----TOWNSHIP---- PAGE TYPE NOTES
F425 FALKENBURY, John GR EGG HARBOR TWP # 011
NJ PRE-1790, GLOUCESTER CO., NJ 1784
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F425 FOULKENBURG, David GALLOWAY TWP # 004 JULTX
NJ PRE-1790, GLOUCESTER CO., NJ 1785
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F425 FALKINBURGH, David GALLOWAY TWP # 005 JULTX
F425 FALKINBURGH, Henry* GALLOWAY TWP # 005 JULTX

From this review, I conclude that:
1)The Isaac(?), in NY 1720, may have been a forerunner. Henry Z. Jones indicates that the Falckenburghs in NY were in the Palatine group. He stopped short of linking the NY and NJ Falkenburghs. He also placed them in a certain location in Germany. (Neuweid, Wiesbaden, I think).
2) The NC data is for our related group of Falkenburgs.
3)That NC group went on to SC by 1790. We should pick up their trail there.
4)The NJ group stayed put. It is not certain whether they were related.
5) Various spellings apply to them, as indicated in the data. Problem:
6 ) Despite other data which we have, there is no Virginia pre-1790 Census data for them; however, we know they had property in present-day Shenandoah Valley, as shown before. That is where a glimpse was provided for George Helms there on the Wagon trail, associated with Falkenburg surveys. We also have land data for them there. As Sara Meyers noted, we do not know which one of the Falkenburg brothers was the father of Mary Margaret, the wife of George Helms. We also do not know where and when the marriage took place; however, we have concluded it was in NC just prior to the coming of children. For Geroge, that would have been about 1754. Sara had postulated the marriage as having been in 1744 in NJ. We no longer support that, as their children did not start until 1755, in NC.
Sara shows on page 179, land deeds in old Anson Co, NC for Isaac, Henry, and Jacob Falkenburg (1748,1751,1754) and indicates they lived in Orange Co, Va., in 1738. It appears that all of the Falkenburg lands in Anson were transferred by 1763 - interestingly, none to George Helms.
In making this review, I note a Thomas Tallant recipient of Henry Falkenburg land in Anson NC DEED Anstracts Bk. 3, pa 7,8 1762. (Remembering that a Richard Tilghman married a Tallant woman in Merion Baptist Meeting in Phil. in the 1690's, raises an issue which needs to be pursued.) See below:
Apparently, the Falkenburgs stuck together pretty strongly. In Va., they had three adjacent properties.
As in any review, this is an effort to connect things together and to assess the significance. For instance, it appears that the Falkenburgs went from NC to SC. We should try to pick up their trail there.

Tallant/Tallent in Colonial America. In NC, they were in Anson Co. in 1790 (Aron, Aron, Jr,, Joshua, Richard, and John). In Gloucester NJ, there was a Robert in 1677 thru 1687. and in DE, there was a Robert in Upland district in 1677, and Aaron, Moses,Thomas, and Anna in 1763. And there was a John in Pendleton Co, SC in 1790. The upland Robert in 1677 would have been proximate to the Tallant - Tilghman marriage in the 1690's. I have not discovered anything more on that marriage. It is not in the existing Tilghman/Tillman genealogies I have seen. However, we have had some Tilmans in NJ/Pa who were not related to the Tilghman's we know. (probably of German extraction) (You will remember the Richard Tillman in Anson.)

German Falkenburgs

In Koblenz (Coblenz) Liebfrauen Church, LDS Film # 0585882 I found a birth: Father: Christiano Falkenberg, in the military serving under Col. Riwenich. child: Anna Maria, born 23 June 1695, baptized 24 June 1695, no mother named, godmother: Anna Maria Mueller, her husband also in the military.
Of Course, Koblenz was a military center and the personnel there may have come from any place.
From "More Palatine Palatine Families" Who arrived in 1710;
Book by Henry Z. Jones, Jr. 1991
JOHANN CHRIST FALCKENBERG
(Falkenburgh, Folkenberger, Falconbury)
The origins of this NJ. family should be investigated at 5450
Niederbieber (2 km. n. of Neuwied; Chbks. begin 1655, Ref.). As shown in my chapter on Johann Valentin Johann Wilhelm Falckenburg in "The Palatine Families of N. Y., Vol. I", pp. 227 - 236, \b the family was an old one in the Neuwied area. Perhaps the N. J. settler was the Johann Christian, s/o Johannes Falckenberg and wife Margaretha Daufenbach, who was bpt. 16 Jan 1676.
Johann Christ, s/o the late Johannis Faickenberg of Oberbieber, md. 12 Nov 1696 Maria Juliana, d/o Peter Michel there.
Among the ch. found bpt. at Niederbieber so far to this couple were Johann Jacob bpt. 22 Aug 1697, Anna Gertraut bpt. 20 March 1700, Georg Wilhelm bpt. 17 Dec 1702, and Anna Maria bpL 28 June 1706. But in order to match the N.J. family, Johann Christ Falckenberg should have a son named Christian (as noted in the Janeway Accounts), so, further research is needed Christoffel Falkenburg and wife Maria Bauer sp. Jacob Scherfenstein at Red Hook, Dutchess Co., N.Y in 1758 (the only entry for this couple in N. Y. that appears in my 17,000 documented family groupsheets). Perhaps they were from the N. J. branch. Bauers and Scharffensteins both may be found at Niederbieber!


Barbados Wills
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John Hite (two of them) in 1778
Sarah Hite in 1797.
Isaac Fauconborough in 1694
John Freake in 1720
John Bowman in 1733
Robert Bowman in 1694
James Littleton in 1728
William Henry Littleton in 1758
The Hite listings are interesting in the light of earlier Hites in Western Va. Why now in Barbados? (Hite may have been one of those who left when the Amer. Revolution came.)
The 1694 mention of Falkonborough is very interesting, indeed. See also the separate Topical on the Falkenburgs. It is possible that the origin of Falkenburgs prior to immigration to America is England. See comments elsewhere on Falconberg and Conyers pages 6, 27, 142).
MIs in the Churches & Churchyards of the Island of Barbados, British West Indies These are of associated families only.


4.4 FALKENBURG/FALCONBERG

Falkenburg has been ascribed to both England and Germany. In England, the Falkenburg name was pronounced Falkenburg but spelt "Fauconberg". That was an English gentry family with a pedigree as long as your arm.

With a name like that, they probably came over in 1066 with William the Conqueror. A review of “Burkes Peerage” should be made. The German family has been ascribed to Holstein. At least one reference exists for Isaac Falkenborough, in the Caribbean. Cecil O'Dell on Pa. 434 in his book "Pioneers of Old Frederick County Va." indicated that Andrew "Falkenbrugh" was on the North River Shenandoah by Jul 23 1737 when he signed a road petition with Jacob, and Henry "Folkenburough". The name is often misspelled, even as far afield as Fortenburg. Ete endinf has been shown in a number of forms, berg, burg, boro, borough, berry, brugh, and burough. Falken exists alone in some records, as well. And on page 432 and 433, O’Dell showed the location of a 300 acre place which Andrew "Falkenbrugh" sold to Wolrick/Ulrick Keener for 6 pounds_10 shillings on 5 Aug 1745. The other places shown on the figure are places sold to various people by Hite This data comes from the Hite/Fairfax Lawsuit, British Copy, Hunter Mckay Extract, pages 1643_1649 and pages 1764_1776. That reference has not been seen. Obviously Falkenboro(sp) had sold that place prior to this. That place is located approximately midway between Woodstock and Edinburg,Va., on the old Wagon Road. This is shown in the main sections of this website. Besides this, Falkenburg(sp) was commissioned to do surveys and road maintenance there- about's and in that connection surveyed a line behind the place of George Helm , which has not been precisely located, but is thought to have been at about the intersection of Rte 11 and 601. near Sandy Hook, just south of present-day Strasburg, VA. Also Joseph Helm of Leonard’s line had a place there at approximately the same location.

(Note: Woodstock is also a village in England - near Henley on Thames. That place suggests the English Fauconbergs, discussed elsewhere in this paper.)

The significance is the wife of George Helms in NC was a Falkenbury/Fortenbury(sp).
Obviously, everyone was having trouble with the spelling of that name. We are still working on the George Helm part of this. Sid Aronson thinks that George may have been a "renter", as we have not found a Helms land holding there. We do show a sketch of one of the three Falkenburg places which were said to have been side by side astraddle the old Wagon Road.

Herewith the info as promised. I could not abtain a copy of Burkes Peerage and have had to make do with Debretts. I copied the page in the library and I have a black line down some of the writing.

FAUCONBERG AND CONYERS, BARONIES OF (Pelham), by Debretts
Predecessors: Walter de Fauconberg, son of Walter de Fauconberg of Ryse summoned to Parliament by ..... writs, the earliest being in 1283, signed the famous letter to the Barons to the Pope in 1301; died 1304. His son ....... summoned to Parliament 1303 _1318 _ died 1318 and so it goes on for a paragraph.

Joan, suo jure Baroness Fauconberg married Sir William Nevill son of the Earl of Westmorland. [Note: Nevilles also became not only Earls of Westmorland but also Earls of Warwickshire at a later date]. Her husband died in 1463. Much later, an Alice Fauconberg married Sir John Conyers. William, first Baron Conyers born1863 married 1886 was also the 4th Earl of Yarborough.

So, one could say that the Fauconbergs and the Nevills and the Conyers were related and future generations would be aware of this fact through their heraldry.

Other Fauconberg branches married the Shireburn Weld_Blundells which are familiar names to us, which suggests some branches of this family remained Catholic and we have no chance of finding any baptisms which would not have been recorded in C of E records.

Falkenburg, General

According to one English dictionary a "burgh" is
a) a Scottish town with a charter from the King or
b) lord of regality or
c) a Baron.

Why do you suppose the English used the word "Falk" when they named the Falkland Islands.
To complicate matters further. The Fauconbergs (English) were Earls. The Crown Heads of Europe at the time married "European" families. The English have people who are descendants of the Hanoverians on the throne right now. Prince Michael of Kent was first cousin to the Russian Romanovs, who was at a recent English funeral. The titled English families could also have married their counterparts in Europe and we could have English families intermarried with German ones. So. that family may have been multi-national in scope.

Henry Z. Jones places Falkenburgs(sp) in other places in Germany, than Holstein Like many other families, it appears that Falkenburgs have roots in many places.

Like Henry Jones, we probably have to get specific. He is in the business of pinpointing specific home places and hometown church records. In that case, he (and his associates) have located the specific German connections of over 600 of the 800_odd on Gov. Hunter's NY list of Palatines. But he warns that there are errors in all of the lists involving the 33,000 Palatines. Many died at sea, of course. They were herded together on crowded ships much like the African Slaves of later years.

Henry Jones has pinpointed a German source place (Neuweig) but indicated that more work is needed.
As pointed out above, Conyers were also Fauconbergs in England..

Somerset & Dorset Notes and Queries page 342 /V. L. Oliver ________Fauconberg, and his wife Jane , dau. of Sir Robert Boteler (Butler) of Hertford He died 1658, and was buried in the Fields, London. This was incomplete and did not give his first name. This tends to link the Butlers and English Fauconbergs. The Butlers were marriage partners of the children of Thomas and Sarah Helme of Barbados in the late 1600's.

Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York City, New York - Marriages 1650

· 29 May. Hendrick Corneliszen Van Valckenburg, Wedr. Van Francyntje Frans, Marie Bouwens Van London, Wede. Van Ritzart Heyn.

That tends to support the idea of the Palatine connection as advanced by Henry Z. Jones, rather than a Swedish connection. So I think it is clearly not settled that the lead of the Falkenburgs came in conjunction with the Swedish Colony. The NY settlements had the jump on Sweden. The first Swedish settlers came in 1637-38, and the first Gov Printz came in 1643. Isreal Akesson (later Helm) came with his father who died on the voyage and Israel was sort of "adopted" by the Governor who had a son of the same age. The NY settlements had begun in 1623. However, the coming of the Palatines discussed by Jones, was in 1710- 11, or later. That marriage was in 1650 so had nothing to do with the so-called Palatines.

That expansion of the name is also interesting (Van may be Von). It is easy to see maybe why the recorders of things had so much trouble with the spelling. German handwriting also figures in that.

Incidentally, The place Neuwied, identified by Henry Z. Jones, as a search point for Falkenburg roots is in Rhineland/Palatinate close to Koblentz where, in recent days, Elfie Wilde has been working on the Helms and Tilmans near Mayen which is just 15 miles from Neuwied. That raises the possibility of Helms - Falkenburg - Tillman connections as far back as the old country. (Of course, trying to isolate an obviously international family line to one place in a large country is fruitless. And to seem to try to limit the Falkenburgs here to a single primary line is also fruitless, in my opinion. It's like with the Helme/Elme lines in England where by the 1600's they can be found in numerous counties in England as well as in other parts of Britain. The origin of the Helmes in England certainly traces to the 1300's and maybe to 1066) I don't know what the geographic situation is for the Falkenburgs in Germany. We know that the Tilghmans in England trace to the 1200's, and had spread considerably by our time of interest. As I noted previously, Dr. Peter Craig had written that the Falkenburgs (Falkenberry as pronounced by the Swedes) linked to the Swedes came from Holstein which is up close to Denmark.
Anyway, there is that additional piece of the puzzle.


Land Records of Cecil Co, MD No 3, 1715-1722

Page 224. Lease Ephram Augustine Herman to Clement Barkston land part of Bohemia Manor, opposite the lands of Hugh Watson and William Barkaton and by land formerly held by Henry Valchenburgh. Lease is for 3 natural lives of Clemet Barkston and his wife Catherine and Catherine Dare, eldest dau of Wm Dare, Jr.
Rents of one pound 10 shillings and two dunghill fowls to be paid on 23 Nov, yearly.
Made 06Dec1716. Witness Elizabeth Collyer, John Hollet, Rec. 30June1719
S. Knight, Clerk

CD 136, December 1994 Edition
NC PRE-1790, ANSON CO., NC 1763
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SNDX ----NAME---- ----TOWNSHIP---- PAGE TYPE NOTES
F425 FALKINBURG, Andrew NO TWP LISTED #
F425 FALKINBURG, Andrew TAX LIST #
F425 FALKINBURG, Henry NO TWP LISTED #
F425 FALKINBURG, Henry TAX LIST #
F425 FALKINBURG, Isaac NO TWP LISTED #
F425 FALKINBURG, Isaac TAX LIST #
CD 137, November 1994 Edition
SC 1790 CENSUS, LANCASTER CO., SC 1790
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F425 FAULKENBERRY, Jacob # 024 01 01 01 00 00
F425 FAULKENBERRY, Joseph # 024 01 01 01 00 00
F425 FAULKENBERY, Andrew # 024 01 04 03 00 00
F425 FAULKENBERY, Isaac # 024 01 02 03 00 00
F425 FAULKENBURGH, David # 024 02 02 03 00 00
F425 FAULKENBURGH, Henry # 024 01 04 04 00 00
F425 FAULKENBURGH, Jacob # 024 02 04 07 00 00
F425 FAULKENBURGH, Robert # 024 01 02 02 00 00
F425 FAULKENBURGH, Widow # 024 00 00 02 00 00

Search Words: FAULKINBERRY

CD 151, August 1992 Edition
SC 1792-1809, LANCASTER DIST., SC 1800
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SNDX ----NAME---- ----TOWNSHIP---- PAGE TYPE NOTES
F425 FAULKINBERRY, Henry # 18 22001- 12001-00
F425 FAULKINBERRY, Isaac # 17 12211- 12111-00
F425 FAULKINBERRY, Jacob # 17 11010- 12010-00
F425 FAULKINBERRY, John # 17 11301- 21201-00
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Name
Birth date
Birth location
Spouse
DAVID FALKENBURG March 30, 1742 . .
EDITH FALKENBURG . . .
ELIZABETH FALKENBURG . . .
HANNAH FALKENBURG . . .
HANNAH FALKENBURG 1744 . .
HENRY FALKENBURG March 08, 1731/32 . .
HENRY JACOB FALKENBURG . . MARY UNKNOWN
HENRY JACOB FALKENBURG June 14, 1702 LITTLE EGG HARBOR, NJ PENELOPE STOUT
ACOB FALKENBURG July 22, 1737 LITTLE EGG HARBOR, NJ PHOEBE SOUTHARD
JAMES FALKENBURG . . .
JOB FALKENBURG . . .
JOHN FALKENBURG . . .
JOHN FALKENBURG . . .
JOHN FALKENBURG 1739 . .
MARY FALKENBURG . . JOHN TORRIE
MARY FALKENBURG 1746 . .
PHEBE FALKENBURG . . .
SAMUEL FALKENBURG . MONMOUTH, NJ ELIZABETH PLATT
SARAH FALKENBURG . . .

 

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PRESLAR/PRESSLEY



The HELMS settled first on Little River a tributary of the Great Pee Dee River in the part of Anson Co., NC which is later to become Richmond Co. However they later resettled on Richardson's Creek , near present-day Monroe, NC, in what is now Union County. It is there that they encountered the Preslars, Hargetts, and Broome's, with whom they heavily intermarried.  The early limited genealogy of the Preslar/Pressley families in America is provided on this web site, click here to view this limited genealogy. This shows the listing to the point of the first intermarriages with the North Carolina Helms. The reader should note that the first HELMS-PRESLAR/PRESLEY encounters in North  Carolina are shown at Numbers 51, 52 and 53  when (51)Levi Preslar married Anna Helms, daughter of John (Whitehead) Helms, son  of Tilman Helms, (52) Susannah Presley married John (Blackhead) Helms, son of George Helms and (53) Richard Presley married Mary Helms, daughter of Tilman helms and Rachael Craig.  In fact, Ed Dunn, a leading authority on the PRESLARS , has noted the astonishingly high number of intermarriages of those families in Union Co., NC. A more complete Genealogical data on the Preslars is provided in Ed Dunn's website.

Ed takes the PRESLAR line back to the initial Preslar immigrant, Johan Valentin Preslar, who was in the group of German immigrants who came here via the invitation of Queen Ann in the early 1700's.  Her invitation was not only to Poor Palatine Protestants, but a total of 33,000 people of other faiths, such as Valentin PRESLAR, who had been Catholic responded.  The English required them to renounce their faith and swear allegiance to the Crown.  Preslar did so. 3000 of the others did not and were shipped back to Holland, but some of those did show-up on later ships.  The English had commissioned Dutch ships for the transport. The emigrants themselves ultimately owed the English for the transport.  See the writings of Henry Z. Jones, Jr. for a great deal of additional information on the Palatines.  He has helped establish the German sources of many of them in his series of books.  He provides a long list of Palatine Reference Sources on pp xix-xxv in his book, "More Palatine Families", published in 1991.

The Palatines were split into at least three groups, some staying in England, about 3000 were sent to Ireland, and 3000 were sent to America where they were taken to several American Colonies and some of those sent to Ireland went back to England.  Preslar was taken to NY.  Some of the NY immigrants were shipped up the Hudson River to make tar and rope for the British Fleet.  That Hudson River settlement was scattered by Indian attacks. Preslar stayed on Long Island.  But, members of his family soon went to Cecil Co., MD, and from there, members of his family wound their way to NC.  We leave it to Ed Dunn to tell the whole PRESLAR/PRESSLEY story.

A listing of the first four generations from Johannes Valentin PRESLAR is provided in a page on Ed Dunn's pages, click here. That takes us through the initial intermarriages between the Preslars and the HELMS in NC, which took place first in the lines of Tilman and George HELMS in their third generation.  See Ed Dunn's website, mentioned above, for additional information.  For a list of HELMS that married into the Preslar line click here.

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SMITH OF SOUTH CAROLINA

In view of the marriage of Jonathan Helms to Elizabeth Smith(?) in about 1750, I decided to pull together what we have on the Smiths in that area.

Here is a Chronology items involving Early Smiths in the Anson Co. area.

The issue is the possible source family for the Elizabeth Smith who married Jonathan Helms about 1750.

1750, (about) Marriage of Jonathan Helms to Elizabeth Smith.

1750 Deed to John Smith from Thomas Hopper, 25 acres on Lower side of Little River Part of a tract granted to Thomas Helms.
Witness Jonathan Helms, Benjamin Horne.

1759 Deed to Zachary Phillips, 25 acres South Side of PeeDee joining Wm Smith (So, John and Wm were contemporary).

1761 Deed to William Smith from John Smith, 100 acres on South side of Little River next to Thomas Helms corner.

1763 Deed to Edward Smith from Jonathan Helms, 100 acres on North side of Pee Dee River. Land previously owned by George Helms in 1758.

In the material which we have, I had not found a reason why the Smiths sort of disappeared in the data.

The following may be the reason.

1781 John Smith, Loyalist refugee Anson Co, NC.

1782 Mrs. Smith, refugee

That situation may be explainable by some data from the booklet: "The Loyalists of North Carolina during the Revolution", by Robert O. DerMond

Page 228 of the APPENDICES shows John Smith, Anson County in a list of "Millitia neglected in the former Return for pay".

And page 232 also of the APPENDICES Which lists a Captn. John Smith in a list of Rev War Prisoners at Halifax, NC.

That may be significant as the prisoners resulting from the Battle at Moores Creek Bridge were kept there. Moore's Creek was in the next county over from Anson.

In general, persons who had served as officers lost their lands in confiscation. However the lists which I have seen,of those who did lose their lands in NC does not include a Smith.

Other Smiths listed in the above reference were:

Frederick Smith in the Eastern NC who was tried and hung for Toryism. There was a Robert Smith listed as a Patriotic Merchant in Eastern NC.

I am leaving off Irajah Smith (Deed from Tilman Helms in 1835) and others who were later.:

It would be logical to let the Wm Smith of the Blunston list be a forerunner for those close to the Helms in NC. But that would be another reason to think our Helms may have been in that Conococheague Valley-in either PA or MD. And, at the moment, it is stretching a bit to connect Wm to Mass Colony, as Smith is such a common name. But the option to think they and the Helms might have been in New England previously, is not inconsistent with a possible link back to the NY episodes [Jan Helms(?)] we have been looking at just now. (anyone gong to the West Pa/MD frontier area from New England would likely have gone thru NY/NJ.).

The Eastern NC Smiths do not necessarily connect with the Smiths of Anson Co. But many families did split in loyalties in the Revolution.

It does seem that the three Helms wives families, Smith, Craig, and Falkenburg may have been in doubt. Falkenburgs were Loyalist officers in SC, and some Smiths were British Loyalists in NC, and Craigs were in Lancaster Co, SC and may have been involved. I wonder if the wives' marriage loyalties were stronger than family loyalties. It would be hellish to have one's wife's family be loyal to the other side. We need more information on all of that, which is why I have held up on it.

However that Smith proximity in Anson was close, and lends some credibility that the Helms may also have been in those PA/MD frontiers in the 1740's. I hope we can find more on what Aronson had called:

 

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