Descendants of Jacob Helsley, Sr.

February 12th, 2011

Reposted from: 2010-03-26 08:21:07

This geneology was originally found at:
http://bgwilliams.tripod.com/heltsley.htm

I've made a few modifications and updates to it. Mostly changes that expand the branch of Jesse Albert Heltsley. More could be made, but I chose not to go to the 8th and 9th levels. Acctually there are probably as many as 10 and 11 levels now. If any information is inaccurate, or can be filled out with more detail, let me know so I can take care of it. Thanks to Linda Sue Clark-Brown who did all the hard work of putting all this together.

Note: names indicated with a "+" are those who are in my direct line of Heltsley's. Names indicated with a "*" are others that have multi-generational information.

Generation No. 1

1 - 1. Jacob Helsley, Sr. died 1799 in Rowan County, North Carolina. He married Rachel.

Children of Jacob Helsley and Rachel are:

  • + 2 i. John Helsley, born in Rowan County, North Carolina.
  • 3 ii. Jacob Helsley.
  • 4 iii. Michael Helsley.
  • 5 iv. Adam Helsley.
  • 6 v. Mary Helsley.
  • 7 vi. Catharina Helsley.

Generation No. 2

2 - 2. John Helsley (Jacob1) was born in Rowan County, North Carolina. He married Mary.

Notes: "Other children unknown at this time" according to Brenda Doss 1991

Children of John Helsley and Mary are:

  • 8 i. Rebecca Heltsley.
  • * 9 ii. Mathias Heltsley, born Abt 1805 in Tennessee; died April 04, 1862 in Savannah, Hardin, Tennessee.
  • + 10 iii. John Henry Heltsley, Sr, born Abt 1812 in Todd County, KY; died February 27, 1865 in Todd County, KY.

Generation No. 3

3 - 9. Mathias Heltsley (John2 Helsley, Jacob1) was born Abt 1805 in Tennessee, and died April 04, 1862 in Savannah, Hardin, Tennessee. He married (1) Nancy Wilson February 15, 1825 in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. He married (2) Rhoda Simons May 30, 1839 in Todd County , Kentucky.

Children of Mathias Heltsley and Nancy Wilson are:

  • 11 i. Mary N. Heltsley.
  • 12 ii. John Heltsley.
  • 13 iii. Julia Ann Heltsley, born May 04, 1828.

Children of Mathias Heltsley and Rhoda Simons are:

  • 14 i. Emeline4 Heltsley, born July 07, 1840.
  • 15 ii. Martha Catherine Heltsley, born October 06, 1841.
  • 16 iii. John Peter Heltsley, born April 22, 1843.
  • 17 iv. Sarah Jane Heltsley, born December 02, 1844.
  • 18 v. Elizabeth Heltsley, born March 01, 1846.
  • 19 vi. William Franklin Heltsley, born September 22, 1847.
  • 20 vii. Elvira Louisa Heltsley, born July 12, 1849.
  • 21 viii. Maranda Caroline Heltsley, born August 31, 1850.

3 - 10. John Henry Heltsley, Sr (John2 Helsley, Jacob1) was born Abt 1812 in Todd County, KY, and died February 27, 1865 in Todd County, KY. He married (1)
Martha Minerva 'Patsy" Groves in Simpson County, KY. He married (2) Martha Grace December 29, 1836 in Christian County, Kentucky. He married (3) Martha
Minerva "Patsy" Groves Aft 1841 in Simpson County, KY.

Children of John Heltsley and Martha Groves are:

  • 22 i. Michael Heltsley, born September 17, 1846.
  • 23 ii. Richard Clay Heltsley, born Abt 1848.
  • 24 iii. Elizabeth F. Heltsley, born August 03, 1849.
  • + 25 iv. James Madison Heltsley, born November 09, 1852 in Todd County , Kentucky; died November 03, 1938 in ?KY.
  • 26 v. Rebecca Heltsley, born September 25, 1854.
  • 27 vi. George Thomas Heltsley, born December 23, 1856.
  • 28 vii. Tabitha Pamela Heltsley, born March 30, 1858.
  • 29 viii. Sina Jane Heltsley, born July 08, 1860.
  • 30 ix. Marion Shackelford Heltsley, born March 27, 1862.

Children of John Heltsley and Martha Grace are:

  • 31 i. Mary Mahala4 Heltsley, born October 14, 1837.
  • 32 ii. William R. Heltsley, born January 08, 1841.
  • 33 iii. John Henry Heltsley, Jr, born Abt 1839 in KY; died February 28, 1865 in KY.

Generation No. 4

4 - 25. James Madison Heltsley (John Henry3, John2 Helsley, Jacob1) was born November 09, 1852 in Todd County , Kentucky, and died November 03, 1938 in ?KY.
He married (1) Lydia Helen Welborn December 21, 1873 in Todd County, Kentucky. He married (2) Sarah Ann Mansfield June 14, 1894 in Muhlenberg Co. Kentucky.

Marriage Notes: Possibly James had a second wife. Bessie's birthdate is after the death of Lydia. Also, it has always been known that Bessie was Pearl's 1/2 sister.

Who was James second wife?

Children of James Heltsley and Lydia Welborn are:

  • * 34 i. Willis Pearl Heltsley, born October 20, 1882 in Greenville, KY; died August 10, 1963 in Marion, Williamson County, IL.
  • 35 ii. Zida F. Heltsley, born Abt 1875.
  • 36 iii. James Thomas Heltsley, born Abt 1878.
  • + 37 iv. Ezra Coleman Heltsley, born October 12, 1880 in Kentucky; died April 03, 1961 in Marion, Williamson, Illinois.
  • 38 v. Minerva L. Heltsley, born November 1885.
  • 39 vi. Robert "Ben" Heltsley, born December 14, 1876 in Greenville, Kentucky; died June 17, 1966 in Marion, Illinois.
  • 40 vii. Verna Mae Heltsley, born August 1888.

Generation No. 5

5 - 34. Willis Pearl Heltsley (James Madison4, John Henry3, John2 Helsley, Jacob1) was born October 20, 1882 in Greenville, KY, and died August 10, 1963 in Marion, Williamson County, IL. He married (1) Eula Sadler October 14, 1911 in Muhlenberg County Kentucky. He married (2) Flora Rendleman 1932.

Children of Willis Heltsley and Eula Sadler are:

  • * 41 i. Lola Pearl Heltsley, born May 04, 1912 in Muhlenberg Co. KY.
  • 42 ii. Brother Heltsley, born 1914 in Marion, Williamson,IL; died 1916 in Marion, Williamson, IL.
  • * 43 iii. Paul Heltsley, born November 30, 1917 in ?Williamson Co, IL; died January 19, 1979 in Granite City, IL.

Child of Willis Heltsley and Flora Rendleman is:

  • * 44 i. Patricia Ann Heltsley, born April 16, 1933 in Marion, Illinois.

5 - 37. Ezra Coleman Heltsley (James Madison4, John Henry3, John2 Helsley, Jacob1) was born October 12, 1880 in Kentucky, and died April 03, 1961 in Marion, Williamson, Illinois. He married (1) Levina Guill. He married (2) Ellen Mifflin.

Children of Ezra Heltsley and Levina Guill are:

  • + 45 i. Jesse Albert Heltsley, born June 17, 1902.
  • 46 ii. Jefferson Bertman Heltsley, born March 16, 1905.
  • 47 iii. Jewell Edna Parton, born April 05, 1909.
  • 48 iv. Anna Louise Hodges, born January 31, 1913.
  • 49 v. James Lowell Heltsley, born March 29, 1915.
  • 50 vi. Frank Lowden, born July 29, 1919.
  • 51 vii. Edward Eugene Heltsley, born April 19, 1924.

Generation No. 6

6 - 41. Lola Pearl Heltsley (Willis Pearl5, James Madison4, John Henry3, John2 Helsley, Jacob1) was born May 04, 1912 in Muhlenberg Co. KY. She married Jesse "Buck" Nicholson.

Child of Lola Heltsley and Jesse Nicholson is:

  • * 52 i. Billy Paul Nicholson.

6 - 43. Paul Heltsley (Willis Pearl5, James Madison4, John Henry3, John2 Helsley, Jacob1) was born November 30, 1917 in ?Williamson Co, IL, and died January 19, 1979 in Granite City, IL. He married Mary Grace Angell.

Notes: Paul was killed in accident at plant he worked in. An engine, we were told dropped off a chain and crushed him.

Child of Paul Heltsley and Mary Angell is:

  • 53 i. Paulan Heltsley. She married Wayne Linville.

6 - 44. Patricia Ann Heltsley (Willis Pearl5, James Madison4, John Henry3, John2 Helsley, Jacob1) was born April 16, 1933 in Marion, Illinois. She married Ray Herman Clark, Jr November 10, 1947 in Piggott, Arkansas.

Children of Patricia Heltsley and Ray Clark are:

  • * 54 i. Linda Sue Clark, born September 23, 1951 in Carbondale, Jackson, IL.
  • 55 ii. Jerry Dale Clark, born March 08, 1954 in Marion, Illinois. He married Debbie Wiseman June 06, 1996 in Anna Illinois.
  • * 56 iii. Randy Lynn Clark, born May 08, 1956 in Marion, Illinois.
  • 57 iv. Cathy Ann Clark, born February 07, 1960 in Peoria, Illinois.
  • + 58 v. Tracy Joan Clark, born February 19, 1963 in Marion, Illinois.

6 -45. Jesse Albert Heltsley (Ezra Coleman5, James Madison4, John Henry3, John2 Helsley, Jacob1) was born June 17, 1902. He married Effie Pearl Westmoreland October 26, 1921.

Note: Jesse served in the Army just after World War 1, was a coal miner and a mechanic and died Jan 10, 1950 in Marion, Williamson County Illinois.

Children of Jesse and Effie Pearl are.

  • Wilma, boorn 1922?
  • Dorothy,
  • Juanita, (died at age 2).
  • Harry Lee,
  • Catherine,
  • Jack,
  • Dale, born 1936.
  • + Carl Ray, born Feb. 24, 1939 in Creole Springs, Illinois. Died August 1995 in Madison County Illinois.
  • Sue Ann

Generation No. 7

7 - 52. Billy Paul Nicholson (Lola Pearl6 Heltsley, Willis Pearl5, James Madison4, John Henry3, John2 Helsley, Jacob1). He married Barbara.

Child of Billy Nicholson and Barbara is:

  • 59 i. April Nicholson.

7 - 54. Linda Sue Clark (Patricia Ann6 Heltsley, Willis Pearl5, James Madison4, John Henry3, John2 Helsley, Jacob1) was born September 23, 1951 in Carbondale, Jackson,IL. She married Leander Doyle Brown, Jr. September 14, 1970 in Anna, Illinois.

Children of Linda Clark and Leander Brown are:

  • 60 i. Susan Melissa Brown, born November 28, 1973 in Columbia, Boone, MO.
  • 61 ii. Robert Randall Brown, born September 04, 1977 in Cape Girardeau, MO.

7 - 56. Randy Lynn Clark (Patricia Ann6 Heltsley, Willis Pearl5, James Madison4, John Henry3, John2 Helsley, Jacob1) was born May 08, 1956 in Marion, Illinois.
He married Rusdiyati Hopkins May 23, 1983 in Singapore.

Child of Randy Clark and Rusdiyati Hopkins is:

  • 62 i. Erica Ashley Clark, born November 09, 1993 in Carbondale, Illinois.

7 - 58. Tracy Joan Clark (Patricia Ann6 Heltsley, Willis Pearl5, James Madison4, John Henry3, John2 Helsley, Jacob1) was born February 19, 1963 in Marion, Illinois.
She married John William Lehr September 15, 1984 in Anna, Illinois.

Children of Tracy Clark and John Lehr are:

  • 63 i. Jessica Elaine Lehr, born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
  • 64 ii. John Kaleb Lehr, born November 03, 1992 in Carbondale, Illinois.

7 - 45.1 Wilma. (Jesse Albert6, Ezra Coleman5, James Madison4, John Henry3, John2 Helsley, Jacob1) married Kenneth Motsinger.

Note: Wilma and Kenneth lived much of the time in Wood River, Illinois. After Kenneth's death of cancer, she moved to be with relatives in Kentucky.

Child of Wilma and Kenneth Motsinger is:

  • Sandra Kay. Married twice and has 3 children.

7 - 45.2. Dorothy. (Jesse Albert6, Ezra Coleman5, James Madison4, John Henry3, John2 Helsley, Jacob1) married William Travelstead.

Note: Dorothy and William mostly lived in various places in Illinois. As they raised their children, he was a salesman.

Children of Dorothy and William Travelstead are:

  • Jerry. Never married, no children.
  • Doyle.
  • Van.
  • Debrah, (Debbie).

7- 45.3. Katherine. (Jesse Albert6, Ezra Coleman5, James Madison4, John Henry3, John2 Helsley, Jacob1) married to a man named Ford.

Child of Katherine Ford is:

  • daughter. (Married name is Scot.)

7 - 45.4. Harry Lee Heltsley. (Jesse Albert6, Ezra Coleman5, James Madison4, John Henry3, John2 Helsley, Jacob1) born in Williamson County Illinois. First wife, Marion. Second wife Mary Kilpatrick. He had two sons, no children by his second wife.

Note: Harry was in the Army around the time of the Korean war. He drove a truck for most of his life, and eventually settled in Minnesota. He passed away of a stroke, after a long battle with lung cancer.

Children of Harry Lee and Marion.

  • Kenneth. (deceased.)
  • Kelly. Married, has at least one son.

7 - 45.5. Jack. (Jesse Albert6, Ezra Coleman5, James Madison4, John Henry3, John2 Helsley, Jacob1)

Note: Was named Jackie at birth, but later had his name legally changed to Jack. Married, moved to Iowa, and helped his wife in running a family furniture store.

Children of Jack Heltsley are:

  • Valerie
  • Dianna (twin)
  • Deanna (twin)
  • Jack

7 - 45.6. S. Dale. (Jesse Albert6, Ezra Coleman5, James Madison4, John Henry3, John2 Helsley, Jacob1) born in 1936. Married Norma Butz.

Note: Dale was in the Army in the mid-1950's, and stationed in Germany. He drove a truck for many years, as well as working for the city of Marion, Illinois.

Children of Dale and Norma are:

  • Dale Edward. born 1961.
  • Mark Randall, born 1963. Killed in auto accident.

7 - 45.7. Carl Ray Heltsley. (Jesse Albert6, Ezra Coleman5, James Madison4, John Henry3, John2 Helsley, Jacob1) born Feb 24, 1939. Married to Mary Kay Wood of Bunker Hill, Indiana while in the Air Force, on Feb 24, 1962. Died August 1995 in Madison County, Illinois.

Note: After serving in the Air Force, Carl lived most of his life in South Roxana, Illinois. He was a custodian for the local school and was killed by a drunk driver while on his motorcycle.

Children of Carl And Mary Kay are:

  • Keith Eric. born Oct. 31, 1962. (married, has 4 sons.)
  • Terry Lynn. born Dec 6, 1963. (married 3 times.)
  • Jill Darlene. born May 7, 1966. (Married George Kelley. Has 3 daughters, 1 son.)
  • Steven Dean. born Jan 13, 1971. (Married twice, 1 son.)

7 - 45.8. Sue Ann. (Jesse Albert6, Ezra Coleman5, James Madison4, John Henry3, John2 Helsley, Jacob1) Married a man named Odum, Second husband is Sam (Salvadore) Laviti. Third husband is to Eiselman.

Note: Sue's second husband adopted her earlier children so they legally have his name, Laviti. No Children from her third husband.

Children of Sue and first husband are:

  • Gary.
  • Daniel.
  • Jennifer.

Children of Sue and Sam Laviti are:

  • Sam.
  • Elizabeth. (Beth, or Betsy).
  • Mike.

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