Catherine Helms

about 1770–May 1848 (Age 78)
New Jersey, United States

The Life of Catherine

When Catherine Helms was born about 1770, in New Jersey, United States, her father, Jacob Israel Helms, was 25 and her mother, Anna Presley, was 12. She married Josiah Holdcraft on 30 July 1792. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died in May 1848, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Josiah Holdcraft
1763–1807
Catherine Helms
1770–1848
Marriage: 30 July 1792
William Holdcraft
1796–1858
George C. Holdcraft
1804–1881

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
30 July 1792
Glou. Co., New Jersey
children

(2)

    Male1796–1858Male

    George C. Holdcraft

    Male1804–1881Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1775

Age 5

During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the "Ten Crucial Days" and remembered by the famous phrase "the times that try men's souls". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time.
1776

Age 6

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1791

Age 21

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Helm 1.2 North German and Dutch: patronymic from Helm 2–3.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Catherine Hilms, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"
  • Unknown in entry for Geo. C. Holdcraft, "New Jersey Deaths and Burials, 1720-1988"
  • Catherine Hilms, "New Jersey, Marriages, 1670-1980"

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