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1860 & '70 family of Joseph Helmly / Helmey

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1860 & '70 family of Joseph Helmly / Helmey

Posted: 1390072991000
Classification: Query
HI Folks,

I've been trying to identify the birth family of my great-grandmother Josephine 'Helmy' Usher, 1857 - 1912. Her grave marker states that she died age 55 in 1912, so she was born in 1857. In looking for her I've checked census records for girls aged about three in the 1860 census and aged about 13 in the 1870 census. I've checked for the name Josephine and just the initial J among families with the surnames Helmly, Helmey, and Helmy.

In the 1880 census there is a 20 year old Josephine Helmy living with a Conaway family and a 22 year old Josiphine Helmly living with a Graham family in Effingham County. I do not know if either of these two young women were my g-gm Josephine.

My best result has been for the family of a Joseph Helmly in the 1860 census. There is a three year old girl with initial J in that family listing. Then in the 1870 census there is the family of J. Helmey with a 13 year old girl with the initials JJ. Older siblings with similar initials appear in both the 1860 & '70 census records, so I believe that these two records represent the same family.

I've checked the 2003 edition of "Georgia Salzburgers and Allied Families" but cannot find a Joseph Helmly / Helmey of the right age and family composition to match with these census records. Can anyone identify this family and who they link to, parents & offspring? Those 1860 and 1870 census records for that girl in the Joseph Helmly / Helmey family are shown below.

Dale E. Reddick

1860 Federal Census
Name: J Helmly
Age in 1860: 3
Birth Year: abt 1857
Birthplace: Georgia
Home in 1860: Georgia Militia District 10, Effingham, Georgia
Gender: Female
Post Office: Springfield
Household Members:
Name Age
Josp Helmly 53 m
M E Helmly 44 f
B Helmly 17 m
S A Helmly 16 f
S Helmly 12 f
J Helmly 8 m
J Helmly 3 f
W Helmly 11/12 m
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1870 Federal Census
Name: J J Helmey
Age in 1870: 13
Birth Year: abt 1857
Birthplace: Georgia
Home in 1870: Militia District 9, Effingham, Georgia
Race: White
Gender: Female
Post Office: Guyton
Household Members:
Name Age
J Helmey 55 m
R P Helmey 35 f
S A Helmey 24 f
J J Helmey 21 m
J J Helmey 13 f
S A Helmey 2 f
Inft Helmey 8/12 f
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