John Wesley Helton

12 June 1829–18 December 1903 (Age 74)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of John Wesley

When John Wesley Helton was born on 12 June 1829, in North Carolina, United States, his father, Alexander Helton Jr, was 27 and his mother, Mary J Jourl, was 25. He married Malissa Blunt Edwards on 21 September 1850, in Randolph, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Wayne Township, Jay, Indiana, United States in 1880 and Jay, Indiana, United States in 1900. He died on 18 December 1903, in Triplett, Chariton, Missouri, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Triplett, Chariton, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Wesley Helton
1829–1903
Malissa Blunt Edwards
1835–1922
Marriage: 21 September 1850
Sarah Jane Helton
1851–1927
Frances Ellen Helton
1853–1877
Ellana Helton
1854–
George Washington Helton
1856–
Pallie Elma Helton
1858–1930
William Henry Helton
1860–1885
Thomas Jefferson Helton
1861–1901
Orville E Helton
1863–1946
Susan E Helton
1865–1948
Mary Lillie Helton
1867–1892
Letman U Helton
1868–1946
Melissa Lucretia Helton
1871–1897

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
21 September 1850
Randolph, Indiana, United States
children

(12)

    Sarah Jane Helton

    Female1851–1927Female

    Frances Ellen Helton

    Female1853–1877Female

    Ellana Helton

    Female1854–Female

    George Washington Helton

    Male1856–Male

    Pallie Elma Helton

    Female1858–1930Female

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

    Richard Madison Helton

    Male1821–Male

    Helton

    Male1822–Male

    Male1824–1913Male

    Male1829–1903Male

    Abraham Helton

    Male1831–1904Male

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 1

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 7

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 22

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

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)

  • John Hetton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Helton, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John W Helton in household of Josiah Helton, "United States Census, 1850"

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