Son of Archibald and Elander Helms
Of Mecklenburg County NC and TN
When Archibald Helms made the move to Arkansas, Lawrence Co. in the late 1840's, Jenkins made the move with the family. He appeared on the 185l tax list and then I could find nothing more on him. Apparently he returned to TN shortly after 185l, married a Jane Helms and continued to live in Putnam Co. TN. He appeared in the 1860, 1870, and 1880 TN Census and had seven daughters. They then lived in an area called Buffalo Valley.
Since I wrote this I found Jenkins getting married in Butler Co. KY on 12-27-1855 to Laura "Jane" Lafferty. I couldn't figure out where Jenkins was for 9 yrs. Now We know! Kentucky !
Descendants of Jenkins Helms
1  Jenkins HELMS b: 1828 in Mecklenburg Co., NC d: 1897 in Buffalo Valley, TN- Putnam CO - Tight Fit Cemetery
.. +Laura Jane LAFFERTY b: 1828 in TN m: 27 Dec 1855 in Butler Co., KY d: Aft. 1870 in Putnam Co., TN - Tight Fit Cemetery ?
2 Sarah HELMS b: 1854
2 Laura A. HELMS b: 1857
.... +Robert A (Pete) SUTTON
... 3 Martha Jane Salina SUTTON b: Unknown
2 Julian HELMS b: 1859
2 Frances HELMS b: 1861
2 Pelina HELMS b: 1863
2 Landonia HELMS b: 1867
*2nd Wife of  Jenkins HELMS:
.. +Martha A. JULIAN m: Aft. 1867 in Putnam Co, TN
Jeri Helms Fultz
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