Helphenstine Bible Records
Actually included here are two bible records for
John Philip Jacob Helpenstine and his descendants. Maggie
Helphenstine Foudray and her brother John P. Helphenstine
are buried in the I.O.O.F Cemetery-Marion, Indiana (currently
known as The Estates of Serenity). Maggie is my (Sheila D. Watson)
On September 6, 1838 in Fleming County Kentucky, Rebecca
Helphinstine, resident of Fleming county Kentucky, made oath that J.P.
Helphinstine was in the 8th Virginia Regiment commanded by Colonel Muhlenburg
and served from the beginning to the close of the Revolutionary War and was
a pensioner to the day of his death. That she was married to said J.P.
Helphinstine on the 16th day of June 1776 in Frederick County Virginia.
That her husband, J.P. Helphinstine died on the 19th of October 1830.
On March 27, 1839, Rebecca Helphinstine, resident of Fleming County
Kentucky make oath similar as above and further stated that she was married
to said Philip Helphinstine as stated above. She also states that she has
in her possession, the large family Bible in which her husband registered
with his own hand, the occurrence of their marriage and birth of the children
and that it is there recorded that Philip Helphinstine was married on the
date above mentioned to Rebecca Wolf, and the births of their children,
twelve in number, were recorded as follows:
John Philip Jacob Helphenstine was married to Rebecah Wolf this 16
day of June in the year of our Lord 1776
John Helphinstine, born July 8, 1777.
Sarah Helphinstine, born February 23, 1780.
Rebecca Helphinstine, born 5th of August 1782.
Lewis Helphinstine, born 17th of April 1784.
Jacob Helphinstine, born 31st of July 1787.
Peter Helphinstine, born 11th of July 1789.
Mary Ann Helphinstine, born 1st of August 1791.
Philip Henry Helphinstine, born 14th of January 1794.
Elizabeth Helphinstine, born 18th of December 1795.
Susannah Helphinstine, born 20th of July 1798.
Ruth Helphinstine, born 15th of May 1800.
William Helphinstine, born July 7, 1802.
She states that the record kept by her deceased husband in the Bible
aforesaid pertaining to marriage and deaths of their children and births of
their grandchildren is continued much further as follows:
Nancy Helphinstine was born 2nd of February 1831.
Rebecca Helphinstine was born May 13, 1833.
Mary Ann Helphinstine was born May 17, 1847.
John Philip Jacob Helphinstine was married to Rebecca Wolf
on the 16th of June 1776.
Susannah Helphinstine was married to Trumbo Swimm on the 2nd
of August 1814.
Philip Henry Helphinstine was married in August 1817.
Philip Henry Helphinstine was married to Nancy Morrison in 1817,
being 18 years of age when he married, his birthday having been on the 9th
of the month in which he married.
William Helphinstine was married to Polley Conrad on the 10th of
These sheets were removed from John Philip Jacob Helphenstine's family bible,
in front of sworn witnesses, to prove Rebecca (Wolf) Helphenstine's marriage
to John Philip Jacob Helphenstine. She had to do this in order to obtain her
pension for the service of John Philip Jacob in the Rev. War. The original
sheets are found in Philip's pension file #8930 in Washington D.C. National
This page records the births of the children of John Philip Jacob
Helphenstine and Rebecca (Wolf) Helphenstine, including two births
Peter Helpenstine Bible Record
This bible record was copied by the aid of a magnifying glass.
It is in the possession of Mrs. Eva Glover, of Paris, Kentucky. The
pages were blotted and quite yellowed with age. Mrs. Glover thought
this was the first time this record had been copied. This work was
prepared by Nannine Clay Wallis, July 29, 1958. On the first page
is "Philadelphia: Printed and Published by Carey and Sons--No. 126
Chestnut St. 1818"
The record is as follows:
Peter Helphinstine was married A.D. 1812, July 18 to Sarah Marten
Harriett Annalee Miss Helphinstine was born 1812, June 5th
Rebeccah Powelling Helphinstine was born 1815, Feb 8th
Dorcas Green Helphinstine born A.D. 1820, September 5
William Helphinstine was born on the last day of July (year blotted) 1802?
Henry Helphinstine was born 20 Dec. 1824
William Helphinstine was born 3 day, March 1927?? (1827 probably a typo-)
Harriso(n) Helphinstine was born 6th day (date invisible)
(2nd Page) Deaths
Lewis Helphinstine deceased 13th of July 1805. He is buried at Chilecathy
Sara Lucy (must be Helphinstine) deceased 1814 buried at Galipelsy
Ruth Macklefresh deceased the 20th day of Jan. 1819 in nine months
and 21 days after she married and is buried at John Goddard Plantation
Jacob Helphinstine deceased in 1824, March 21st.
Pennell Humphres was born in the year 1805 on 10th day of July
Rebecca Humphres was born in 1813 in Sept. (no day)
Elizabeth Humphres was born in 1816 in February
John S. Helphinstine was born 14 of Dec. 1820
Ben James Helphinstine was born 6th (date blotted out)
Joseph Helphinstine deceased 19 day of Oct. 1830 in Fleming County
John Helphinstine deceased 13 day of June 1831
Margaret Helphinstine deceased 14 August 1817 at Independence, Davis County
Joseph Helphinstine Oct. 13, 1835
Rebecca Helphinstine June 1840
NOTE: These last three name were on 3rd Page under Deaths.
Mrs. Glover tells me that she has an elderly aunt, Mrs. Dave
Helpinstine, (Lillie Foughdray) age 93 who lives in Fleming County and
her Post Office is Goddard. Goddard is a small place on the Flemingsburg
and Morehead Highway. The John Goddard Plantation mentionedd in the Bible,
may be the land the family had in this section of Fleming County and this
name Goddard came from that family.
NOTE: I have copied the information as I found it. This was evidently done
in 1958. Lillie Foudray is the correct spelling. Most, if not all, of these
people in this record can be identified as descendents of John Philip Jacob
Helphinstine of Fleming County
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