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
Catherine Helms
Marriage: 30 July 1792
William Holdcraft
George C. Holdcraft

Spouse and Children

30 July 1792
Glou. Co., New Jersey



    George C. Holdcraft


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


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.

Age 6

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

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.

Possible Related Names

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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