HOPELESSLY LOST FAMILY ORIGIN PLEASE HELP! AL>TN>MO.
Surnames: Helsley, Henderson, Calton, Austin, and Shufler.
Locations: Cherokee County, Alabama, Unknown Tennessee, Graves County, Kentucky, and
Van Buren Township/ Wright County, Missouri.
I am searching for information on Christian HELSLEY and his wife Sarah HENDERSON, their
parents, and children and their families. I would also, like to gather more information on the
HENDERSON side of this family to support the information I already have. It is my hope that by
placing this message on these boards, someone out there with a small scrap of information will see
this message and contact me. The best way I can envision to start this despaired search for
information is to tell you what I know and go from there. I would greatly appreciate any and all
assistance. The following, is the data that I have collected on this family:
Generation No. 1
1. CHRISTIAN MADISON "MATT"2 HELSLEY (PETER1) was born February 10, 1840 in
Cherokee County, Alabama, and died April 11, 1911 in Van Buren Township/ Wright County,
Missouri. He married SARAH J. "SALLY" HENDERSON, daughter of ? HENDERSON and
ROSEY CALTON. She was born February 24, 1842 in Tennessee.
Sources: Virginia Lawson Long and the book History And Families Wright County Missouri, by
Turner Publishing Company 1993, pages, 172, 224, Calton and Austin Families and the book
Talmadge Broyles Community by Fred Wood III. Death Certificate, Missouri, # 16790 states
that: his parents are Peter Helsley and Sarah Jane Calton. Information for death certificate was
given by son William Helsley.
More About CHRISTIAN MADISON "MATT" HELSLEY:
Fact 1: Burial Place Moore Cemetery.
Fact 2: Farmer.
Fact 3: Obituary printed in the Wright County Republican
Children of CHRISTIAN HELSLEY and SARAH HENDERSON are:
i.WILLIAM ANDERSON3 HELSLEY, b. May 10, 1860, Missouri; d. September 25, 1940,
Mountain Grove, Missouri; m. (1) BETTY; m. (2) TRACY JANE "TESSY" AUSTIN,
December 26, 1877; b. November 06, 1859, Graves County, Kentucky; d. March 22, 1914,
Hartville, Wright County, Missouri; m. (3) M. A. SHUFLER, March 26, 1917.
More About WILLIAM ANDERSON HELSLEY: Source of parent information of these parents
came from Willilam Anderson Helsley's state death Certificate.
Fact 1: Was a Prominent Farmer, Stockman and County Judge of the south district.
Fact 2: Helsley data from Genealogist Fred Wood and grandaunt Olga Helsley.
Fact 3: Buried at Green Mountain Cemetery.
More About TRACY JANE "TESSY" AUSTIN:
Fact 1: Buried at Green Mountain Cemetery.
ii.MALISA C. HELSLEY, b. March 1865, Missouri.
iii.MARY A. HELSLEY, b. 1868, Missouri.
iv.PETER J. H. HELSLEY, b. October 1872, Missouri; m. CORA B.; b. 1878.
v.MINNEY J. HELSLEY, b. 1874, Missouri.
vi.SUSAN C. HELSLEY, b. May 1876, Missouri.
vii.OMER E. HELSLEY, b. November 1880, Missouri.
viii.LYDIA A. HELSLEY, b. December 1884, Missouri.
ix.BERTHA HELSLEY, b. January 1887, Missouri.
Does any of this ring any bells? It is my hope that this information will assist you in your
research, and by assisting you, you will assist me, whereas if you can add to this information, or
see something that I can’t you will let me know. I have been looking for a long time now, and it is
my hope that we can assist each other. If you think you have any information please do not
hesitate to contact me directly at: email@example.com. Thank You Very Much for Your Time!
Berna David Hunter