Helton / Hilton Native American Family
am researching our Family from VA in the early 1700's. Thomas or Tom Hilton was found in Lunenburg County VA, Patrick Co VA. and then over into Rowan Co. NC. Some of our Cherokee applications say we married into the Mabe and Hooker families in the area of Stokes NC. Others of Daniel S Hilton family were in Roane County TN. Abraham Hilton that married Charity Owl was in Cherokee Territory in Georgia. All of our families Cherokee Applications to the Guion Miller comes from these places. There are a couple of more that we have no sure connect to our family yet.
Tom had several Grand kids and some ended up in the Cherokee Nation in TN and GA. Daniel S. Helton b. 1788 Emigrated West from Mouse Creek, with a group of Cherokees in 1829. Sisters Ruth Hilton and Sally Hilton married into the Cherokee family of Matoy and Ruth Emigrated in 1834. She is mentioned in Grant Foreman's chapter 20 called A Tragic Migration.
Daniel Smith Hilton is on the Census of Blount Co. TN in 1850. 1860-80 he is in Roane County.Daniel gave testimony that during the Civil War he had 14 sons in the war. We cannot find his first family and children. A great mystery remains about his first family.Our oral tradition says he could have fielded two baseball teams.Some records say 24 kids and others say 25.
We have a mention that his son William Henry Helton was killed in the Civil War.Others that served were
Solomon Helton, Jefferson Helton, Ransom Helton, Jason Albert Helton, Silas Helton, Daniel Helton, James Helton.
Other members of our family were found inStokes County NC. Buncombe Co NC. Caldwell Co. NC, Macon CO. NC.. Lumpkin Co. GA. Carroll Co. GA. Habersham GA.Fannin Co. GA. Union Co. GA.Roane Co. TN. Monroe Co. TN,Morgan Co. TN, Hawkins County TN, Carter Co. TN. Rhea Co. TN.James Co. TN. Polk Co. TN. Hamilton Co. TN. Giles Co. TN. Blount Co. TN. Green County TN. Grainger CO. TN. Sevier Co. TN.
Our DNA is Native American and not European. Straight back on the Y search which means an unbroken line of Native American fathers all the way back until the time America was inhabited by Native American peoples.
Asking for help with our Helton/Hilton family. Thank you in advance. If you run across any Helton information let me know and I will post it on the Helton gen forum. Thank You.
Fold3 Has the military records of the Helton family and the Guion Miller applications has lots of genealogical information on this family.