Charles Thomas Helton

20 March 1857–18 November 1925 (Age 68)
Tazewell, Virginia, United States

The Life of Charles Thomas

When Charles Thomas Helton was born on 20 March 1857, in Tazewell, Virginia, United States, his father, Asa Helton, was 44 and his mother, Mary Vance, was 43. He married Laura Ann Gillispie on 28 September 1878, in Sullivan, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Maiden Spring, Tazewell, Virginia, United States for about 40 years. He died on 18 November 1925, in Tazewell, Virginia, United States, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

Charles Thomas Helton
Laura Ann Gillispie
Marriage: 28 September 1878
James Robert Helton
Dora Belle Helton
Mary Fannie Helton
Barbara Jane Helton
Claude W Hilton
Clinton Barnes Helton
Eugene H Hilton
William Morgan Hilton

Spouse and Children

28 September 1878
Sullivan, Tennessee, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Susanna Helton


    Nancy Elizebeth Helton


    William H Helton


    Malinda J Helton


    John Helton


+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 4

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 18

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Helton in Cumbria, named in Old English probably with helde ‘slope’ + tūn ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’, or possibly a variant of Hilton . This is a common name in TN, KY, OH, TX, and GA.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Charles Helton in household of Asa Helton, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Charles Hilton in household of Acie Hilton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Charles T Hilton, "United States Census, 1920"

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