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John Elias Helms
John Elias Helms and Julia Ann Francis Westerman
John Elias Helms, son of James Patton Helms and Susan DeBusk, was born 21 Oct 1867 in McMinn County, Tennessee and died 23 Feb 1938 in Ysleta, El Paso County, Texas. He married Julia Ann Francis Westerman, daughter of John Wilson Westerman Sr. and Rhode 'Rody' Jane Harris, on 11 Mar 1886 in Cisco, Eastland County, Texas. She was born 17 Dec 1869 in Collin County, Texas and died 09 Mar 1955 in El Paso, El Paso County, Texas. Grave Marker. They are both buried on their ranch at Sierra Alto Ranch, Hudspeth County, Texas. See picture of family taken Circa 1900. Picture donated by Jamie Evans Buckner
Children
1 -- Dona Ethel Helms born 02 Feb 1888 in Eddy County, New Mexico and died 30 Sep 1990 in Menlo Park, San Mateo County, California. She married Albert Ross Bogart, son of James Monroe Bogart, on 07 Oct 1905. She was cremated and he was buried in Forest Lawn Lot # 3816, Glendale, Los Angeles County, California

2 -- Idalia Clyde Helms born 04 Sep 1889 in Eddy County, New Mexico and died 26 Apr 1965 in El Paso, El Paso County, Texas. She married Jesse Reed Murphree, son of Jesse Reding 'Pat' Murphree and Frances Lurida 'Fannie' Fowlkes, on 09 Aug 1908 in Rotan, Fisher County, Texas. She is buried in El Paso, El Paso County, Texas and he is buried in Bonita, San Diego County, California

3 -- Annie Laurie Helms born 09 Mar 1892 in Crow Flat Otero County, New Mexico and died 16 Feb 1949 in El Paso, El Paso County, Texas. She married Joe Duval Bunton, son of Lucius Desha Bunton and Belle Zorah Porter, on 12 Jun 1918. She also married Eugene Rowe.

4 -- John Campbell 'Jack' Helms born 30 Jun 1894 in Callahan County, Texas and died 06 Dec 1975 in San Francisco, San Francisco County, California. He married Edith Josephine 'Josie' Harris, daughter of John Harris. She is buried at Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona.

5 -- Tom William Helms born 12 June 1896 in Weed, Otero County, New Mexico and died January 1973 in El Paso, El Paso County, Texas. He married Mildred Kelly, Peggy Ware, and Inez Stamper. He is buried at Sierra Alto Ranch, Hudspeth County, Texas. Grave Marker

6 -- James Oliver 'Tobe' Helms born 09 Jul 1901 in Coleman County, Texas and died 21 Apr 1981 in Gatesville, Coryell County, Texas. He married Amy Geye, daughter of Abraham Geye and Martha Isabelle Nix, on 24 Dec 1933 in Las Cruces, Dona Ana County, New Mexico. They are both buried at Ater Cemetery, Gatesville, Coryell County, Texas. He later married Letha Dunn.

7 -- Alton Parker 'Pike' Helms born 23 Apr 1903 in Scurry County, Texas and died 21 Jun 1967 in El Paso, El Paso County, Texas. He is buried at Sierra Alto Ranch, Hudspeth County, Texas. Grave Marker

8 --
Ross Helms born 24 May 1907 in Scurry County, Texas and died 22 Aug 1958 in El Paso, El Paso County, Texas. He married Marie Fulton, Verbie Owen and Alma Norton. He is buried at Sierra Alto Ranch, Hudspeth County, Texas. Grave Marker

9 -- Billie Helms born 16 Jul 1915 in El Paso, El Paso County, Texas and died 20 Oct 1987 in El Paso, El Paso County, Texas. He married Thelma Owen, daughter of Newel Franklin Owen and Vernie Elma Wells, on 16 Dec 1934 in Las Cruces, Dona Ana County, New Mexico. He is buried at Sierra Alto Ranch, Hudspeth County, Texas and she is buried at Restlawn Cemetery, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas. Grave Marker

10 - Nellie Francis Helms born 12 May 1898 in Orange, Otero County, New Mexico and died 16 Feb 1999 in El Paso County, Texas. She married Elbert Lee Williams, son of Robert Lee Williams and Mary Anne Parsons, on 12 Jan 1918 in El Paso, El Paso County, Texas.