Joseph Helm

about 1720–1784 (Age 64)
Winchester, Frederick, Virginia, British Colonial America

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Helm was born about 1720, in Winchester, Frederick, Virginia, British Colonial America, his father, Major Meredith Helm I, was 22 and his mother, Anne G Carroll, was 20. He married Ann Sims about 1737, in Frederick, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died in 1784, in Washington, Maryland, United States, at the age of 64.

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Joseph Helm
Ann Sims
Marriage: about 1737
Rachel Helm
Leonard Helm
Mayberry Helm
Sibrey Sabrina Helm
Joseph Helm

Spouse and Children

about 1737
Frederick, Virginia, United States


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Age 55

"Patrick Henry made his ""Give me Liberty or Give me Death"" speech in Richmond Virginia."

Age 56

Historical Boundaries - 1776: Washington, Maryland, United States

Name Meaning

1 English (chiefly Lancashire): topographic name for someone who lived by or worked at a rough temporary shelter for animals, Middle English helm (Old Norse hjalmr, related to the Old English and Old High German words in 2 below), or a habitational name from a minor place named Helm or Helme from this word, as for example in County Durham, Northumberland, and West Yorkshire.2 English, German, and Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a maker of helmets, from Middle English, Middle High German, Middle Dutch helm.3 German and Dutch: from a medieval personal name, a short form of any of the various compound names formed with helm ‘helmet’. Compare, e.g., Helmbrecht .

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

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my notes on Joseph and Ann

Joseph's daughter is believed to be Sebrey (variant spellings)Splawn, wife of John Splawn of Fairfield Co., S.C. Joseph and Mayberry Helm were witnesses to deed of John Splawn on 20 June 1776. Land wa …

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Joseph Helm - Government record: birth-name: Joseph Helm

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