Re: Jahial Helton (SC, GA) War of 1812 Pension File
One more circumstantial piece of evidence to suggest that Jehial is related to Joseph Helton: the names of his children.
Names of Jehial's children from Kelly Robbins' research:
Elizabeth, b. 1837 in GA (no longer in household in 1860)
Nancy, b. 1839 in GA (no longer in household in 1860)
John, b. 1841 in GA (no longer in household in 1860)
George W., b. 1843 in GA (left household by 1870)
Joel, b. 1844 in GA (twin, left household by 1870)
Joseph, b. 1844 in GA (twin, left household by 1870)
Jehial McDonald, b. 1846 in GA (left household by 1870)
Caroline, b. 1848 in GA (age calculated per 1860 census, although she is not found in 1850 census nor 1870)
Milly A., b. 1854 in GA (left household by 1870)
Names of Joseph's children from my research:
The "Joel" in Jahial's family probably comes from Joel Davis, who lived near Hardys, Colvins, and McDaniels in Washington County, GA, in 1820. More on that anon.