Abraham Helm

22 February 1813–24 October 1894 (Age 81)
Lees Cross Roads, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Abraham

When Abraham Helm was born on 22 February 1813, in Lees Cross Roads, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, David Helm, was 24 and his mother, Elizabeth Buchman, was 23. He married Mary Elizabeth Richart on 10 March 1836, in Stark, Stark, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860. In 1855, at the age of 42, his occupation is listed as farmer. He died on 24 October 1894, in Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Elysian Burial Gardens, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Abraham Helm
Mary Elizabeth Richart
Marriage: 10 March 1836
Joseph Helm
John Helm
Bartrum Helm
Susannah Helm
Mary Elizabeth Helm
Samuel Helm
Caroline Helm
Marshel Helm
Andrew D Helm
Levi Phillip Helm
Johanna Helm
David Helm
Abraham David Helm

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  • Marriage
    10 March 1836Stark, Stark, Ohio, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 6
    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. 
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 7
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 23
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    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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    History of Abraham Helm and Mary Richirts by their great granddaughter, Mary Helm Murphy Young

    History of Abraham Helm and Mary Richirts by their great granddaughter, Mary Helm Murphy Young Abraham Helm was born Feb 22, 1813 at Lee Cross Road, Cumberland county, Pennsylvania. Mary Richirts wa …

    Sources (55)

    • Abraham Helm, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Abraham Helm, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
    • Abraham Helm in entry for Susanna Helm Clayton, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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