Abraham Byron Helmick

Abraham Byron Helmick (1840 - 1910)

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Abraham Byron Helmick
Born in Circleville, Pendleton, West Virginia, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married in Tucker County, WV, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Thomas, Tucker, West Virginia, United Statesmap
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Special thank to Steven E Flowers for writing the following:

Civil War veteran, served first half of the war for the CSA, & the latter half for the USA.

Married Anna Catherine Mullenax, daughter of Salathiel & Mary Margaret (Mullenax) Mullenax, on 19 September 1861, in Pendleton County, Virginia. Abraham & Anna Catherine had 2 more children not listed below: Miles, born in Pendleton County, Virginia (now West Virginia), died in infancy, & Mary, died in infancy, buried in White Oak Flats, near Holly Meadows, Tucker County, West Virginia.

Married Prudence Ware, daughter of William Madison & Lucinda Lucille (Wamsley) Ware, on 7 June 1877, in Tucker County, West Virginia.

Married Ida Emma Corrine Knapp, daughter of Robert Waugh and Mary Blake (Wooddell) Knapp, on 28 August 1889, in Tucker County, West Virginia.

Note: Abraham was originally buried on his farm in Sugarlands, Tucker County, West Virginia. In September of 1965 his remains were moved to the Sugarlands Brethren Church Cemetery.

Burial: Sugarlands Brethren Church Cemetery Thomas Tucker County West Virginia, USA

Created by: Steven E. Flowers Record added: Apr 15, 2010 Find-A-Grave: Memorial #51113921

ABRAHAM L. HELMICK, president of the County Court of Tucker County, postmaster at Thomas, West Virginia, and a prominent politician and well known citizen of that town, was born in 1864, at Circleville, Pendleton County, West Virginia, and is a son of Abram B. and Katherine (Mullenax) Helmick.
Abram B. Helmick, father of our subject, was born in Highland County, Virginia, but is now a resident of Tucker County, West Virginia, at the age of 60 years. In 1861, under protest, he enlisted in the Confederate Army, and served until 1863, under Gen. "Stonewall" Jackson. His sympathies being with the Union, he then entered the Union Army. In politics he is a stanch Republican. His occupation through life has been farming. The mother of our subject was born in Pendleton County, Virginia, now West Virginia, and died at the age of 34 years, in 1877. Both parents supported the Methodist Church, of which they were most worthy members. The three children born to them were: Albert C., postmaster at Thomas, West Virginia; Georgiana, wife of John J. Knotts, a farmer of Tucker County; and Abraham L., of this sketch.
Abram L. Helmick is a well known citizen of this locality and has been very prominent in both political and fraternal circles for a number of years. A Republican in politics, for the past four years he has been chairman of the Fairfax District Republican Committee; was elected county commissioner of Tucker County in 1899: and for the past three years has been the efficient president of the County Court of Tucker County. Under the administration of President Benjamin Harrison, he was appointed postmaster of Thomas, West Virginia, and is now the acting postmaster of the same town. Mr. Helmick is a member of Lodge No. 111, K. of P., of Hendricks, and represented the lodge in the Grand Lodge at Charleston, in 1897. He is a charter member of Thomas Lodge, No. 145, I. O. O. F., and represented this lodge in the Grand Lodge at Harper's Ferry, in 1896.
In 1891, Mr. Helmick was married to Kate Flynn, who was born in 1862, near Yonkers, New York, and died in 1902, being a daughter of Patrick and Katherine Flynn. Two children, Margaret Marie and Joseph, survive her. She was a devoted member of tire Catholic Church.
DEATH CERTIFICATE, Randolph County WV, #13801
FULL-NAME: Abraham Lincoln Helmick
BIRTH-DATE: August 31, 1864
BIRTH-PLACE: Pendleton Co., West Va.
DEATH-DATE: October 31, 1945
AGE-AT-DEATH: 81y-2m-0d
DEATH-PLACE: Elkins City Hospital, Elkins, Randolph County, WV
USUAL-RESIDENCE: Thomas, Tucker County, WV
MARITAL-STATUS: Widower (Fannie E. Helmick, deceased)
FATHER: Abraham B. Helmick (born in Virginia)
MOTHER: Catherine Mullenax (born in Virginia)
CAUSE-OF-DEATH: Cardiac failure / Cardio-vascular renal disease
INFORMANT: Mary C. Parks (of Thomas, West Va.)
BURIAL: Rose Hill Cemetery, Thomas, West Va.


  • U.S. Data Repository http://www.us-data.org/ -USGenNet Inc. Please read the U.S. Data Repository Copyright Statement on the following page: <http://www.us-data.org/fineprint.html>
  • 1850 Census. Household of Miles Helmick, enumerated 14 September 1850. Pendleton County, Virginia - North Fork Hills, The 50th District. Series M432; Roll 968; Page: 44A. Washington, D. C. National Archives and Records Administration.
  • Men of West Virginia, Volume II, Biographical Publishing Company George Richmond, Pres.: C. R. Arnold, Sec'y and Treas. Chicago, Illinois, 1903, Pages 687-688


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