Matilda Helm

Brief Life History of Matilda

When Matilda Helm was born in 1813, in Overton, Tennessee, United States, her father, Henry Helm, was 26 and her mother, Elizabeth Pile, was 20. She married John Wiley Hatfield about 1834, in Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 9 daughters. She lived in Fentress, Tennessee, United States in 1850. She died in 1862, in Casey, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 49.

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Family Time Line

John Wiley Hatfield
Matilda Helm
Marriage: about 1834
Susan Hatfield
Lucinda Hatfield
Malinda Hatfield
Sarah Hatfield
John McHenry Hatfield
Eliza J Louisa Hatfield
Diadama Hatfield
Ellender Hatfield
Salina Elina Hatfield
Nancy A Hatfield
Jacob Dudley " J D " Hatfield
George W Hatfield

Sources (6)

  • Tilda Hatfield in household of Willey Hatfield, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Helms in entry for Jacob D., "Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960"
  • Matilda Hatfield in household of Wiley Hatfield, "United States Census, 1860"

World Events (8)

1818 · Jackson Purchase

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): from Old English helm ‘protection, covering’ (in later northern English dialects, ‘cattle shelter, barn’). The name may be topographic, for someone who lived by or worked at a barn, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Helme in Meltham (Yorkshire).

English: variant of Elm with prosthetic H-.

German, and Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a maker of helmets, from Middle High German, Middle Dutch helm.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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