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Mar 2007 Smith of South Carolina
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.
on the Blunston License List who appear later in NC and allied in some
way to the NC HELMS.
do not indicate the site or exact date. There was a Shelby Fort in Maryland,
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
map section Crowder Creek, York Co, SC for location of Crowder creek
data exists for the Craigs of Lancaster Co., SC.
is needed is the more complete list of William Craig's children. Ideally
a will or similar instrument is needed.
Co., SC, Deed Book 1, page 301, 26 Feb. 1805:
Below is a map showing the location of the Craig's in South Carolina.
Origins of the Falkenburghs
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,
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FALKINBURGH, David GALLOWAY TWP # 005 JULTX
this review, I conclude that:
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.)
(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.
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.)
significance is the wife of George Helms in NC was a Falkenbury/Fortenbury(sp).
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.
AND CONYERS, BARONIES OF (Pelham), by Debretts
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.
to one English dictionary a "burgh" is
do you suppose the English used the word "Falk" when they
named the Falkland Islands.
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.
Jones has pinpointed a German source place (Neuweig) but indicated that
more work is needed.
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
Â· 29 May. Hendrick Corneliszen Van Valckenburg, Wedr. Van Francyntje Frans, Marie Bouwens Van London, Wede. Van Ritzart Heyn.
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
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.
December 1994 Edition
Search Words: FAULKINBERRY
August 1992 Edition
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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.
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.
The issue is the
possible source family for the Elizabeth Smith who married Jonathan
Helms about 1750.
1750 Deed to John
Smith from Thomas Hopper, 25 acres on Lower side of Little River Part
of a tract granted to Thomas Helms.
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.
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:
in the Eastern NC who was tried and hung for Toryism. There was a Robert
Smith listed as a Patriotic Merchant in Eastern NC.
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.
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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