Mary Helm 18
- Born: Abt 1845, Kentucky 18
Noted events in her life were:
• Residence, 6 Aug 1860, Elizabethtown, Hardin, KY. 18 Living here are John L. Helm as head, wife Lucinda B., daughter Lucinda, and other children Sarah, Emily, Mary, John, Jas., and Thomas. Also living here is Polly Huffman, age 59, no occupation listed.
• Residence, 28 Jul 1870, Elizabethtown, Hardin, KY. 24 Living here in 1870 are Lucinda as head, daughter Lucinda, and other children Mary, James P., and Thomas. Also living here are two farm workers, and four servants, ages 7 to 30. Value of the real estate was $18,000. Value of personal property was $10,000.
• Residence, 12 Jun 1880, 62nd Enumeration District, Hardin, KY. 25 Living here are Lucinda as head, and children Lucinda, Mary, Emma, John, and Martin. Also living here are three servants and a child of one of the servants. Next door live more servants and the family of one of the servants. Then the next door down from that lives Betsey Helm, a washerwoman and housekeeper, then Betsey's daughter who is also a washerwoman. (How could a family as wealthy as the Helms have washerwomen in the family? Is Betsey an illegitimate daughter of one of the servants?!)