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MY KINFOLKS OF KY AND BEYOND
HELTON SURNAMES



Below ae the first four generations. Only my direct line is listed, however, the individuals with numbers next to their name do have additional information. Please feel free to contact me if these are of interest to you.

Individuals' names highlighted in blue have links to their photo and/or tombstones.

DESCENDANTS OF JOAB HELTON

Generation No. 1
1. JOAB HELTON was born March 4, 1797 in TN, and died October 26, 1860 in Knox County, KY. He married NANCY HATFIELD between 1828-1829 in Knox County, KY.

Children of JOAB HELTON and NANCY HATFIELD are:

i. SARAH JANE HELTON, b. August 1829, TN; d. February 20, 1905, Knox County, KY; m. LEONARD WALTERS, October 15, 1854, Knox County, KY.

ii. JOSEPH "JOAB" HELTON, b. December 25, 1830, Knox County, KY; d. February 7, 1906, Knox County, KY; m. JANE R. GAINES, June 18, 1854, Knox County, KY.

iii. JEREMIAH HELTON, b. 1832, TN; d. September 6, 1897, Pike Co., IN; m. DEBORAH HUBBARD, April 14, 1853, Knox County, KY.

2. iv. HIRAM HELTON, b. 1835, Knox County, KY; d. November 14, 1909, Knox County, KY. He married MARY A. GAINES April 1, 1855 in Knox County, KY.

3. v. GREENBERRY HELTON, b. August 7, 1840, Knox County, KY; d. October 25, 1918, Knox County, KY. He married ELIZABETH DAVENPORT April 12, 1866 in Knox County, KY, daughter of JAMES DAVENPORT and RENA ?.

vi. JOHN M. HELTON, b. May 7, 1838, Knox County, KY; d. May 3, 1927, Knox County, KY; m. ELIZA LOUISA CAMPBELL, January 31, 1865, Knox County, KY.

4. vii. JAMES F. HELTON, b. December 25, 1844, Knox County, KY; d. March 19, 1919, Knox County, KY. He married (1) NANCY J. DAVENPORT, daughter of JAMES DAVENPORT and RENA ?. He married (2) NANCY E. BARTON April 26, 1909 in Knox County, KY.

5. viii. MARY ANN HELTON, b. December 25, 1844, Knox County, KY. She married HUGH McVEY May 31, 1860 in Knox County, KY.

Generation No. 2
4. JAMES F. HELTON (JOAB) was born December 25, 1844 in Knox County, KY, and died March 19, 1919 in Knox County, KY. He married (1) NANCY J. DAVENPORT, daughter of JAMES DAVENPORT and RENA ?. He married (2) NANCY E. BARTON April 26, 1909 in Knox County, KY.

Children of JAMES HELTON and NANCY DAVENPORT are:

8. i. GREEN BERRY HELTON, b. August 7, 1860; d. October 25, 1918, Knox County, KY. He married MARTHA ELLEN MILLER.

9. ii. JOHN F. HELTON, b. December 24, 1865; d. February 27, 1939, Knox County, KY. He married (1) ELIZA J. SEXTON July 24, 1890 in Knox County, KY (Morgan Sexton's Home), daughter of MORGAN SEXTON and MALINDA FOLEY. He married (2) NANCY ? YOUNG.

iii. JOAB HELTON, b. February 7, 1869.

10. iv. JOSEPH L. HELTON b. February 7, 1869, Knox County, KY; d. March 3, 1944, Knox County, KY. He married SARAH BROCK.

11. v. WILLIAM M. HELTON, b. January 27, 1872; d. January 13, 1953, Knox County, KY. He married ALICE FRONA MACKEY, daughter of ELIAS MACKEY and REBECCA HART.

vi. DEMPSEY P. HELTON, b. January 8, 1875; d. November 16, 1954, Knox Co., KY; m. ELIZA REESE, 1898.

12. vii. GEORGE FRANK HELTON, b. February 14, 1877; d. May 24, 1957. He married CHARITY MILLER March 30, 1901 in Knox County, KY.

Generation No. 3
9. JOHN F. HELTONM (JAMES F., JOAB) was born December 24, 1865, and died February 27, 1939 in Knox County, KY. He married (1) ELIZA J. SEXTON July 24, 1890 in Knox County, KY (Morgan Sexton's Home), daughter of MORGAN SEXTON and MALINDA FOLEY. He married (2) NANCY ? YOUNG.

Children of JOHN HELTON and ELIZA SEXTON are:

14. i. WILLIAM ALLEN HELTON, b. June 19, 1891, Knox County, KY; d. February 6, 1935, Harlan Co., KY. He married MOLLIE BARTON in Knox County, KY, daughter of FRANK BARTON and HALEY FRANCE.

15. ii. COLUMBUS HELTON, b. October 12, 1893, Knox County, KY; d. July 5, 1968, Knox County, KY. He married MYRTLE PARSLEY.

16. iii. GREEN EDGAR HELTON, b. January 10, 1896, Knox County, KY; d. August 18, 1970, Harlan Co., KY. He married LOLA BUCHANAN July 7, 1917 in Jellico, TN, daughter of ISAAC BUCHANAN and ELIZA TERRELL.

17. iv. LAURA ODA HELTON, b. March 16, 1898, Knox County, KY; d. October 19, 1990, Whitley County, KY. She married MARSHALL RAPIER, son of CALVIN RAPIER and AMY HILL.

18. v. NANCY JANE HELTON, b. November 4, 1900, Knox County, KY; d. October 30, 1973, Knox County, KY. She married THOMAS GREEN LEE January 20, 1917, son of WILLIAM LEE and NANCY DOWIS.

vi. DEMPSEY E. HELTON, b. August 1, 1903, Knox County, KY; d. August 9, 1923, Knox County, KY.

vii. JAMES R. HELTON, b. 1906.

viii. CLEOFA HELTON, b. 1909.

19. ix. FRED SILER HELTON, b. January 8, 1912, Knox County, KY; d. July 10, 1986, Knox County, KY. He married DOLLY BEA CARTER, daughter of WILL CARTER and CLARA WELLS.

Generation No. 4
18. NANCY JANE HELTON (JOHN F., JAMES F., JOAB) was born November 4, 1900 in Knox County, KY, and died October 30, 1973 in Knox County, KY. She married THOMAS GREEN LEE January 20, 1917, son of WILLIAM LEE and NANCY DOWIS.

Please see the Lee page for additional information on Nancy Jane Helton and Thomas Green Lee's children.

Corrections courtesy of Ray Helton.