There were three Cherokee applications for the Guion Miller Roll. A father and two children all claiming through the same source. They also mention the Vernon family through their mother. I found two Applications to the Thomas Vernon that was mentioned. The Vernons had also traveled to Cass Co. Ind. The question still remains about the ancestors of the James Helton married to Catherine Satterfield.
William H Helton, claim number 28878 Rejected
Has 4 children from Fulton Co. Indiana.
56 years old born Feb. 20 1851 in Cass Co. Ind.
Married to Wilhelamina Helton
Marvin Helton 24 b. June 5, 1883
Alta Helton 21 b. July 14 1885
Emma Helton 20 b. Feb 17, 1887
Katie Helton 18 b. Dec 19, 1888
Benjamin Helton 15,b. Mar 20, 1892
Glenn Helton 13, b. Jan 21, 1894
Rachel Helton 8, b. Sept 6 1899
Wilhelamina Helton 6, b. March 8 1901
William Helton 6. B. Twin
Father was John Helton b. in Ohio died in June of 1864
Mother was Susan Vernon b. Darke Co Ohio died Oct 1884
Brother and Sisters.
Jane Young b. April 1853 Logansport Ind.
Alvin Helton b. April 1855 lives at Logansport Ind
Saranna Hildebrandt 1858 ditto
Charles Helton b. Oct. 1860 Monticello Ind
John Helton b. abt 1862 died
Franklin Helton b. abt 1865 died
James Helton married Catherine Satterfield
James Helton was said to be 1/2 Cherokee
Thomas Vernon claimed to be 1/2 Cherokee
James Helton and Catherine Satterfield
Eliza Reading nee Helton
Marvin Helton of Indiana 32667
Fulton Co. Ind. b. June 8 1883 Cass Co. Ind
Claim is to GGrandfathers James Helton and Thomas Vernon
Father is William H Helton
Mother is Wilhelamina Herr
Alta Helton July 14, 1885
Emma Helton Feb 17, 1887
Katie Helton Dec. 18, 1888
Hazen Helton July 18 1890 died in 1897
Benjamin Helton March 20, 1892
____Helton June 21st 1894
Rachel Helton Sept 6, 1899
Fathers side: John Helton and Susan Helton
Mothers side: Peter D. Herr and Emaline Herr
Father John Helton born in Ohio
Mother Susan born in Dark CO. Ohio
Peter Herr born in Germany.
Emaline Herr born in PA.
In 1851 Helton's lived in Cass Co. Ind and
Herr's lived in Allen Co. Ind
Children of Peter Herr
Lillie King (dead)
Lived in Cass Co Ind. Lillie King lived in Miami Co. Ind
Mary Showalter lives in Carroll Co. Ind.
Names of ancestors back of great grandparents unkown.
Alta Helton claim number is 33,668
Fulton Co. Ind. b. July 14 1885 Cass Co. Ind
Claim is through James Helton and Thomas Vernon both are 1/2 Cherokee Indian.
*The restHer claim reflects the information on the other two apps.
Additional Notes for this family:
Corresponding applications to the Eastern Band of Cherokees Guion Miller are
James Marion Vernon app. number 37,601
Sarah M Vernon app. number 43,195
Thomas Vernon was the son of Nathaniel Vernon.
Thomas was b. 1786 March 4th and d. OCt 27 1858.
We would love for a couple of Heltons to DNA test out of this line. Hope this helps. Mike
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