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Boone Helm

Rod (View posts)
Posted: 961156906000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1010842755000
Surnames: Helm
Just found out this week that I am descended from the "notorious" outlaw, Boone Helm. He was referred to "as a murderer and cannibal"!

Can anyone tell me about him? All I've been able to find out about him is that he was "lynched" in 1864 in Virginia City, Montana.

I am desperate to learn more about this "outlaw".
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Classification: Query
Edited: 1010842949000
Surnames: HELM
I AM A DECENDANT ALSO. I HAVE A STORY ABOUT HIM IN A MAGAZINE. PLEASE CONTACT ME AT maryann@cmn.net

Boone HELM

MARILYN HELM (View posts)
Posted: 968521208000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1010842997000
Surnames: HELM
ROD..READ YOUR MSG AS WELL AS MARYANN'S REPLY
I HAVE QUITE A BIT OF INFORMATION ON BOONE AS
HE AND MY GRANDFATHER TRAVELED WEST WITH 3 OF
MY GRANDFATHERS BROTHERS. SEVERAL BOOKS HAVE
BEEN WRITTEN ABOUT HIM, ONE OF WHICH I HAVE.
THE AUTHOR MAY STILL BE ALIVE WHO HAS A WEALTH OF INFORMATION BUT IS HESITANT TO RELEASE IT "UNTIL IMMEDIATE DESCENTS ARE NO
LONGER LIVING", WHICH DOES NOT DO US A LOT
OF GOOD.

Your "Boone Helm" Info

Rod (View posts)
Posted: 969460389000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1010843070000
Surnames: HELM
Marilyn, please, contact me directly at:
rodagreen@yahoo.com. Would like to know what info you have on him and how I might obtain a copy of the book you referenced. Thanks so much.
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Classification: Query
Edited: 1010843111000
Surnames: Helm
marilyn helm, i would like to get in touch with you. please contact me. thanks

Boone Helm

MARILYN HELM (View posts)
Posted: 971340242000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1010843196000
Surnames: Helm
E MAIL IS MHELM27622@EARTHLINK.NET
MY FAX # IS 909 928 4400. MY ADDRESS IS
27622 HARRISON AVENUE
ROMOLAND, CA 92585
I HAVE NOT BEEN ON THE INTERNET MUCH AS I
HAVE RETURNED TO SCHOOL FULL TIME AND AT
64 YEARS OF AGE IT IS NOT EASY KEEPING UP
WITH THE YOUNGUNS!
IN ADDITION I AM TAKING A GENEAOLOGY CLASS
SPONSERED BY THE COLLEGE, HELD AT THE MORMAN
CHURCH, WHICH JUST HAPPENS TO HAVE THE LARGES
LIBRARY WEST OF SALT LAKE. TWO DAYS AGO I
GOT ON A COMPUTER THERE THAT WAS CONNECTED
DIRECTLY TO SALT LAKE AND FOUND A WEALTH OF
INFORMATION. IF YOU NEED ME TO LOOK UP ANY
THING FOR YOU JUST SEND ME A NAME AND DATE
AND LOCATION, OR AS MUCH AS YOU HAVE AND I
WILL BE GLAD TO HELP.
MARILYN

Virginia City and Nevada City, Montana

Cheryl (Williams) Pleitner (View posts)
Posted: 973930625000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1010843247000
Surnames: Williams
I have been looking for info. on Williams inthese places My fathers family is from this area.I have been up there once but I was a teenager. Any and everything you can send me will help. My name is Cheryl (Williams) Pleitner. My father was Robert Theodore Williams . My grandfather was Theodore Alden Williams.Trying to find his family. I was also told that some part of the family were Vigilanties.My e-mail address is: cherylp@mom.com

Re: Virginia City and Nevada City, Montana

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Classification: Query
Edited: 1137380390000
Surnames: Williams
e-mail address has changed to lgb57@earthlink.net Cheryl

Re: Boone HELM

richard helm (View posts)
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Classification: Query
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Surnames: HELM
Marilyn: I believe I'm one of Boone's Canadian descendents. My brother has done quite a bit of geneology work on the family line, tracking back to Virginia and confederates such as General Benjamin Hardin Helm...If you get a sec, could you get back to me on the books you refer to. I have seen some reference to boone in one of the many accounts of vigilante justice in old Montana.

Re: Boone Helm

Neal Robbins (View posts)
Posted: 1056318011000
Classification: Query
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Surnames: HELM

I have some data on Boone Helm. He was born in Kentucky in 1828. His family moved to Missouri, where he decided that he wished to go farther west, i.e. to California on his own. A friend promised to go with him, but changed his mind. Boone stabbed his friend to death and was caught by a posse. His behavior in jail prompted the court to put him in a mental hospital. After a relatively short time, he escaped and made his way to California. Boone killed several men there and fled to Canada. The province in which he spent a lot of time was British Columbia. Boone continued to be a lawbreaker. Several times he came back from wilderness trips and his companion would be missing. He always made some excuse, on one occasion claiming that the man with him had committed suicide. Boone had eaten several men who had been with him.
Boone was sentenced to death in British Columbia. He escaped and went back across the border into the U.S. It was there that he linked up with several other lawbreakers. They were caught and hung near Virginia City, Montana.

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