Henry Helms

HENRY HELMS, deceased; born Aug. 7, 1808, in Otsego Co., N.Y.; worked in early life as a farmer and miller. Married in Ellington, Chautauqua Co., N.Y., Feb. 21, 1839, Miss Lydia, daughter of Orrin and Margaret (Buchanen) Kingsley; they were New England people, and she was born July 22, 1821, in Oneida Co., N.Y. In 1845, Mr. and Mrs. Helms came West and settled on the Helms homestead, then in a state of nature. J. French and F. W. Bird were the only settlers to the north of them till Madison was reached; their youth and health were their all;