My gggg grandmother was Mary Ann Hellums, daughter of John Hellums and Margaret Preuitt.Mary Ann was born in 1806 in Knox Co., TN and died in Caldwell Co., TX in 1867.She married James Jeffrey, son of Jeremiah and Sarah Bishop Jeffrey in 1821 in Tuscaloosa, AL.
John Hellums (1782-1852) was the son of William Hellums 1763-bef 1815) and Mary (poss. Box)
William Hellums was probably the son of John Hellums Sr. (1732/36 (found in Laurens Co., Sc-?)
This family is traced from SC to TN, MS, AL, TX.
There is a book THE HELLUMS FAMILY1765-1984, written by Earle C. Hellums.He has done a lot of wonderful research on the Hellums family