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View Tree for Jacob HelmickJacob Helmick (b. 1748, d. June 13, 1815)

Jacob Helmick (son of Jacob A. Helmick and Sarah A. Schotts) was born 1748 in Hampshire County, Colony of Virgina668, and died June 13, 1815 in Pendleton Co., (W)VA669, 670, 671. He married Barbara Boer on 1770 in Randolph County, Va.671, daughter of Jacob Borer and Barbary Tschudi.

 Includes NotesNotes for Jacob Helmick:
Jacob was a prosperous farmer who settled in Hampshire County,(now Pendleton Co., WV) in Tygarts Valley.

In the will he made dated June 13, 1815, he leaves the bulk of his estate to
his two sons, Adam and our ancestor Abraham.

During the Revolutionary War he served in Captain Stump's Company,
Lafayette's Command.

In "The Henckel Genealogy" it states that Jacob was probably the son of Jacob
A. Helmick born 1712 of Richmond County, Virginia who in turn was the son of
John Helmick son of John Helmick born 1682 in Jamestown, Virginia.

The Helmick History continues: "The name Helmick has been traced in a history of the Pennsylvania Dutch to near the city of Strasbourg in Alsace, Germany. It is supposed they came over with the large emigration about 1700 to l730 and landed at Philadelphia, PA. Authentic history of our immediate ancestors begins with four brothers who lived on Red Stone Creek near where Uniontown, PA now stands. They all fought in the Revolutionary War."

"Early Records of Hampshire Co." contains a will dated 10/19/1778 made by Jacob Borer and probated 11/10/1778. This will lists his wife, Barbary and eight children: Barbary, Charles, Mary Jacob, Elizabeth, Thomas, Martin and Rosanna. Executors are his wife, Jacob Hankel and John Wilson. Sec. are Christopher Ermintrout and Henry Judy. Witnesses are: Jacob Helmick, Jaco Ross and Chrles Bower (Borer). I am inclined to believe that this was our ancestor Jacob Helmick, father of our Abraham, and the Barbary was his wife.

There is also a record in the Hampshire Co. "Index to Land Deeds" showing that Jacob Helmick purchased 100 acres of land from Thomas Lord Fairfax on 3/6/1780, recorded 3/14/1780. The land was located on South Branch. Witnesses were: Robert Stephens, G. Iones, Andrew Wodrow, Job Bacorn and John Bacorn.

COPY OF THE WILL OF JACOB HELMICK (executed June 13, 1815) (Referred to in "History of Randolph County, West Virginia, by Mr. Maxwell, 1898, page 231. Randolph County before 1837.)


I, Jacob Helmick of the County of Randolph and the State of Virgina, being in perfect memory and knowing that it is ordained for all men once to die, have thought proper to dispose of all the worldly estate with which it has pleased God to bless me with, in the following manner:

FIRST: I give, bequeath to my son Abraham Helmick, that part of the tract of land on which I now live, commencing at a corner halfway between the fords of the river and running thence with a straight line along past back of the barn to the chestnut near the road, thence a straight line across the bottom so as to divide the bottom, as nearly equal with the river to Thomas Phillip's line, thence with Philip's line to the river, thence up the river to the beginning; to have and to hold to him, the said Abraham Helmick to him and his heirs and assigns forever.

SECOND: I give and bequeath to my son Adam Helmick, his heirs and assigns forever, the residue of the tract of land whereon I now live, after deducting there from the part I devised to my son Abraham.

THIRD: I give and bequeath to my sons, Abraham and Adam Helmick, to them and their assigns forever, that tract or parcel of land containing about forty acres, lying on the opposite side of the river from the tract on which I now live.

FOURTH: I give and bequeath to my daughter, Hannah Helmick, one cow to be chosen by her from those which I may die possessed; also I devise to my said daughter Hannah, two sheep to be chosen by her from out of those I may die possessed; also one spinning wheel, one reel, the third part of all private utensils and the bed and bedding now occupied by her.

FIFTH: I give and bequeath to my grandson, Jesse Wilson, son of my late daughter Mary, the wife of Jacob Wilson, deceased, the sum of twenty dollars to be paid to the said Jesse Wilson when he shall have arrived to the age of twenty one years.

SIXTH: I give and bequeath to my son, Abraham Helmick, all the personal property not herein otherwise disposed of, of which I may die possessed.

SEVENTH: I give and devise to my son, John Helmick, one shilling.

EIGHTH: I give and devise to my daughter Elizabeth Westfall, wife of Corneluis Westfall and to Sarah Borer, wife of Jacob Borer, and to Mollie Buffington, wife of Jonathan Buffinton, and to my daughter, Barbara Clark, wife of William Clark, the sum of One dollar each.

NINTH: I give and devise to my son Jacob Helmick*, the sum of one dollar.

It is also desired that my sons, Abraham Helmick and Adam Helmick do pay all the debts that I shall be owing and unpaid at my decease, and also the legacies herein devised out of the estate herein bequeathed to them. lastly, I do herein constitute and appoint my son Abraham, the Executor of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking and disannuls all former and other will or wills by me made.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I hereunto set my hand and seal, this 13th day of June, 1815.

JACOB HELMICK (His mark) (seal)
Signed, sealed and acknowledged by the said Jacob Helmick in the presence of us,
Edwin S. Dunkin Thomas Scott Richard Kittle

MARCH 4, 1786
Hardy County, Virginia

From Deed Book No. 1, page 72, Hardy County Clerk's Office, Moorfield, West Virginia, Copy prepared August 20, 1940 by C. C. Wise, Hardy County Clerk.

THIS INDENTURE, made this the 4th day of March in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and eighty six, between JACOB HELMICK and BARBARA, his wife, of the County of Hardy, and the state of Virginia, of the one part, and Casper Hite of the same place, of the other. Whereas the Right Honorable Lord Thomas Fairfax, now deceased, by a certain Indenture of Lease bearing date the Sixth day of March in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and eighty, and made between the said Lord Thomas Fairfax on the one part and the said Jacob Helmick of the other part for in consideration of the rents and covenants therein reserved and expressed did Demise, Grant and to farm let unto the said Jacob Helmick a certain lot of land on the west side of the south branch of the Potomac, in the said County (formerly Hampshire) and part of his Lordships South Branch Manor, containing one pine and white oak in the Manor line, in a ridge, and running thence North 34 degrees East 148 poles to two white Oakes to the foot of a hill thence North 76 degrees West 185 poles to the Beginning.

"TO HAVE AND TO HOLD unto the said JACOB HELMICK, JACOB HELMICK, JUNIOR AND JOHN HELMICK, sons of him the said JACOB HELMICK and his heirs and assigns forever, subject to a provision or condition therein expressed as by the said Indenture of Lease may more fully appear, now the Indenture Witnessed that the said JACOB HELMICK and BARBARA, his wife, for and in consideration of the sum of Five and Twenty Pounds, currently Money of Virginia to them in hand paid by the said Casper Hite at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged Have Granted, bargained, Sold, Aliened and Confirmed unto the said Casper Hite all the Tract or lot of land afore said all houses, buildings, orchards, ways, waters, watercourses, provings, commodities, Hereitaments, Privileges and Appurtenances whatsoever to the same belongings or in any wise appertaining and also all the Estate Right Title, interest property Claim and Demand whatsoever of them the said JACOB HELMICK and BARBARA his wife of, in and to the said Premises and also the said Indenture and all other Deeds, Evidence and writings touching or in any wise concerning the same."

"TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said Tract or lot of land and all singular other the premises hereby Granted with their and every Appurtenance unto lives of the said Casper Hite, his heirs and assigns, for and during the natural lives of the said JACOB HELMICK, JACOB HELMICK, JR., and JOHN HELMICK and the longest liver of them all, yielding and paying unto the heirs and assigns of the said Lord Thomas Fairfax, Ded'd the rent according to the true intent and meaning of the Same Indenture the said JACOB HELMICK ought to perform and the Said JACOB HELMICK and BARBARA, his wife, for themselves, their heirs, executors, and administrators Do Covenants and Conditions in the said Indenture of Lease Contained and expressed he the said Casper Hite, his heirs and assigns shall and may from time to time and at all times hereafter during the natural lives of the said JACOB HELMICK, JUNIOR and JOHN HELMICK and the longest liver of them, hold occupy, possess and enjoy the said lot of Land and without the lot trouble hindrance, molestation interruption or the Denial of the said JACOB HELMICK and BARBARA, his wife, or any other person or persons whatsoever and shall also have full power and enjoy the Liberty of renewing the Said Lease is expressed and every other benefit and ASSIGNS BY VIRTUE THEREOF.

"In witness where of the Said JACOB HELMICK and BARBARA, his wife have here unto Set their hands and seals the day and year above mentioned.

Sealed and Delivered in the Presence of JACOB HELMICK (Seal)

"At a court held for Hardy County on the 9th day of April 1787. this Indenture of Bargain and Sale from Jacob and Barbara Helmick his wife, to Casper Hite was acknowledged by the said JACOB HELMICK, and also be the Said Barbary she being first privately examined as the law directs."

TESTO Edward Williams. C. H. C.

__________________________________________________________________________ ___________


1. "Early Records, Hampshire County, Virginia" (now W. Va.). Privately printed by Clara Mc Cormack Sago and Laura Lago Jones, Delavan, Wisconsin, 1939. Copy in Los Angeles Genealogical Library. p. 17 March 6, 1780, Thomas Lord Fairfax to Jacob Helmick, of Hampshire County, Northern Neck of Virginia (lease) 100 acres on South Branch of the Potomac; Re. March 14, 1780. Witness: Robert Stephen, G. Jones, Andrew Woodrow , Job Bacorn, and John Bacorn.
p. 71 1790 Jacob Helmick from Lord Thomas Fairfax
p.92 Helmick, John (AR),, 1782, 7 free whites, 1 building.
p. 109 Synopsis of Wills, borer, Jacob (of Commonwealth of Va.),
Oct. 19, 1778: presented to Court, November 10, 1778. Wife Barbara, 8 children: Barbara, Cahrles, Mary, Jacob, Elizabeth, Thomas, Martin, Rosanne. Executor, wife and Jacob Hinkle and John Wilson. Security, Christopher Ermintrout and Henry Judy. Witness: Jacob Helmick, Jacob Moss and Charles Bower (Borer?)
p. 56, October 7, 1765, 39 references to Stump family; Michael Stump, Sr., (wife Catherine) to Michael, Jr., 300 acres on South branch. (Jacob Helmick, according to family tradition, fought in Captain Stump's Company in the Revolutionary War).

2. Will Book No. 2 at Elkins, Randolph County, West Virginia (then Virginia) gives WILL OF JACOB HELMICK, dated June 13th, 1815. Will lists children: Adam, Abraham, Jacob, John, Elizabeth, Hannah, Barbara, Sarah, Mary, Madeline (Mollie) and Margaret.

JACOB HELMICK who was born in 1748, in the Colony of Virginia, probably in Hampshire County (now West Virginia). Jacob was the son of Jacob A. Helmick (born 1712 in Richmond County, Virginia); and the great grandson of JOHN HELMICK (born 1682, in Jamestown, Virginia. JACOB HELMICK was listed as a taxpayer in Hampshire County, Virginia, in 1782 ("First Census of Virginia, Heads of Families", page 24) and again in 1784 in "First Census of Virginia" p. 72, from a list compiled by census taker Abel Randall) at which time 8 free white souls and 2 dwellings were listed. Lord Thomas Fairfax leased 100 Acres of land to JACOB HELMICK on March 6, 1780. (Northern Neck of Virginia, Hampshire County). JACOB HELMICK, Hampshire County, Va., witnessed the Will of Jacob Borer on October 19, 1778. (Previous two records mentioned in "Early Records, Hampshire County, Virginia, 1939). (Note from "Beacon Lights of American History", 1896, p. 35: "Lord Fairfax engaged George Washington in 1748, at the age of sixteen, to survey his vast holdings, which extended far away, over the Blue Ridge Mountains. It was property embracing rivers and mountains, forests and prairies, and wealth unexplored...pathless wilds, a large portion of which was then ranged only by wild beasts and savage men..." Note by C.N.H. -"It is quite possible that George Washington surveyed the land that later was leased to Jacob Helmick). The Deed of JACOB HELMICK in 1786 is found in Deed Book No. 1, page 72, Moorefield, Hardy County, West Virginia. JACOB HELMICK served in the Revolutionary War.
Jacob Helmick according to the first census of the US in 1790 settled in Hampshire Co., Virginia. He had 7 living in the household. He had land in Hardy Co., in the years 1782 through 1787. He received a land grant for 40 acres on the Waters of the Tygart valley River in 1804 (book 2, pg 367 Sims Index Land Grants)
1790 Census shows:
Jacob Helmick 8 in household, 2 dwellings, Mongalia County tp

Jacob Helmick according to the first census of the US in 1790 settled in Hampshire Co., Virginia. He had seven living in the household. He had land in Hardy county in the years 1782 through 1787. He received a land grant for forty acres on the Waters of the Tygart Valley River in 1804 (book 2, pg. 367 Sims Index Land Grants)
He had the following childen: Abraham, Adam, John, Jacob, Hannah. John married Joan Ryan, daughter of Soloman Ryan, by Robert Maxwell in 1805.

State: VA
County: Hampshire County
Township: 07 00
Year: 1782
Record Type: Continental Census
Page: 24
Database: VA Early Census Index
JACOB HELMICK VA Hampshire County 07 00 1782

A Jacob HELMICK was born, 1748, in Hardy County, Virginia; son of Jacob H. HELMICK, b.1712, Richmond Va.; son of John HELMICK, b.1682, Jamestown, Va.; son of --?-- HELMICK, a Prussian Huguenot who came to Jamestown, Va. in 1650, in the reign of Sir William BERKELEY.
Information from Edward Clark HELMICK, Ponca City, Oklahoma.

More About Jacob Helmick and Barbara Boer:
Marriage 1: 1770, Randolph County, Va..671
Marriage 2: By Robert Maxwell.672, 673, 674

 Includes NotesMarriage Notes for Jacob Helmick and Barbara Boer:
U.S./International Marriage Records, 1340-1980
Marriage Year: 1776
Marriage Location Code: VA
Gender: The gender of Jacob Helmick is male.
Birth Year: 1748
Birth Location Code: VA

Spouse: Barbara Burrours Borers
Birth Year: 1750
Birth Location Code: VA

Source Number: 13640.000
Source Type: Electronic Database
Number of Pages: 1
Submitter Code: JJ2

Children of Jacob Helmick and Barbara Boer are:
  1. +John Wesley Helmick, b. May 06, 1784, Hardy County, Va674, 675, d. 1862, Georgetown, Lewis Co., Virginia676, 677.
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