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Descendants of

Shadrach Helton, Sr.

Mary (Brock) Helton


Shadrach Helton, Sr.
son of
John &Unknown Helton
(not be be confused with John & his 2nd wife, Barbara{Shephard} Helton)
b: 1785 Cumberland Co, VA
d: Aug 1866 Harlan Co, KY
Mary "Polly" Brock,
on 24 May 1809, in Knox Co, KY
daughter of
Jesse &Rebecca(Howard) Brock
paternal grandparents: Aaron &Susan Caroline(LNU) Brock
maternal grandparents: Samuel &Frances(Dryden) Howard
Brock g-grandparents: Aaron &Susan(LNU) Brock
gg-grandparents: Reuben &Christian(Place) Brock
William &unknown Brock
b: 1793 NC
d: Aug 1866 Harlan Co, KY

Polly's father, Jesse Brock,
was a Revolutionary War soldier.
Doris (Ross-Brock) Johnston
maintains a webpage about Jesse that includes
a quote of his Revolutionary Pension Application,
a photo of his military tombstone, a list of his children
and more. To visit the page,
(Clicking on will open a separate browser window.)
Doris's website also provides info on the surnames
Brock, Howard, Osborn, Shepherd and more.

(Shadrach's & Polly's List of Descendants is further down this page.)
~a Biblical name from the~
Old Testament
Book of Daniel, Chapter 1
The following excerpts are reprints/renditions from
"The Living Bible - Paraphrased"
by Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois 60187

~The Story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego~
Three years after King Jehoiakim began to rule in Judah, Babylon's King
Nebuchadnezzar attacked Jerusalem with his armies, and the Lord gave him
victory over Jehoiakim. When he returned to Babylon, he took along some
of the sacred cups from the Temple of God, and placed them in the treasury
of his god in the land of Shinar. Then he ordered Ashpenaz, who was in
charge of his palace personnel, to select some of the Jewish youths brought
back as captives - young men of the royal family and nobility of Judah - and
to teach them the Chaldean language and literature. "Pick strong, healthy,
good-looking lads," he said; "those who have read widely in many fields,
are well informed, alert and sensible, and have enough poise to look good
around the palace." The kind assigned them the best of food and wine from
his own kitchen during their three-year training period, planning to make
them his counselors when they graduated. Daniel, Hananiah, Misha-el, and
Azariah were four of the young men chosen, all from the tribe of Judah.
However, their superintendent gave them Babylonian names, as follows:
Daniel was called Belteshazzar;
Hananiah was called Shadrach;
Misha-el was called Abednego.
When the three-year training period was completed, . . .
. . . King Nebuchadnezzar had long talks with each of them, . . .
. . .they were put on his regular staff of advisors . . .
and in all matters requiring information and balanced judgement, the king
found these young men's advice ten times better than that of all the
skilled magicians and wise astrologers in his realm.
Later in time, the king commanded that all in his empire were to worship a
golden statue that he'd had built, or they would be thrown into a flaming
furnace. The king learned that Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego had refused
to do so, and he had them brought before him. He gave them one more chance
to fall down and worship the statue, telling them, ". . . if you refuse,
you will be thrown into a flaming furnace within the hour. And what god can
deliver you out of my hands then?" Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied,
"O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not worried about what will happen to us. If we
are thrown into the flaming furnace, our God is able to deliver us . . ."
The king commanded that the furnace be heated up seven times hotter than
usual, and that the three men be bound tight with ropes and then thrown
into the fire, fully clothed. The fire was so hot in the furnace that the
flames leaped out and killed the soldiers as they threw the three men in.
The three men fell down bound into the flames.
Soon, Nebuchadnezzar shouted, "Look! I see four men, unbound, walking
around in the fire, and they aren't even hurt by the flames!" Then he came
as close as he could to the open door of the flaming furnace and yelled for
them to come out. They stepped out of the fire totally untouched by it. The
king then said, "Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego,
for He sent His angel to deliver His trusting servants when they defied the
king's commandment, and were willing to die rather than serve or worship any
god except their own . . . no other God can do what this one does." Then the
king gave promotions to the three, so that they prospered greatly . . .

The Shadrach Helton Family
(each individual in photo not yet identified)

photo provided by
William Edward "Bill" Smith, Sr.

Shadrach's & Mary's
List of Descendants
  • (1) Sarah Helton
    b: 1810
    d: 1890 Kansas City, KS
    m: ZACHARIAH BENJAMIN SAYLOR, on 04 Dec 1828, in Harlan Co, KY
    son of John &Mary Wilder(Hoskins) Saylor
    grandson of Joseph Solomon &Hannah(LNU) Saylor
    Sarah's sister, Mary, married Zacharia's brother, Levi.

  • (2) Elisha A. Helton
    b: 09 Apr 1812 Harlan Co, KY
    d: 1861 Wallins Creek, Harlan Co, KY
    m: JULIA ANN JACKSON, on 23 Dec 1835, in Harlan Co, KY
    b: 16 Mar 1817 Harlan Co, KY
    d: 21 Mar 1900

  • (3) Susan Helton
    b: 1814 Harlan Co, KY
    son of James &Elizabeth(Howard) Napier
    paternal grandparents: Patrick &Frances(Brunfield) Napier
    maternal grandparents: Samuel &Chloe(Osborne) Howard
    b: 1813 VA
    d: Bef 1870 KY

  • (4) John Helton
    b: 1817 Harlan Co, KY
    b: 1833 Harlan Co, KY

  • (5) Shadrach Helton, Jr.
    b: 1820 Harlan Co, KY
    daughter of Hiram/James &Elizabeth(Saylor)Brock
    paternal grandparents: Jesse &Rebecca(Howard) Brock
    maternal grandparents: Joseph Solomon &Hannah(LNU) Saylor
    Shadrach's brother, Jesse, married Hester's sister, Catherine.

  • (6) Mary Helton
    b: 1820 Harlan Co, KY
    son of John &Mary(Hoskins) Saylor
    grandson of Joseph Solomon &Hannah(LNU) Saylor
    Mary's sister, Sarah, married Levi's brother, Zacharia.

  • (7) Happie Helton
    b: 1821
    d: 23 Mar 1892 Harlan Co, KY
    m: #1= SAMUEL B. HOWARD
    m: #2=ANDREW JACKSON HENSLEY, on 30 Jul 1839, in Harlan Co, KY
    son of Henry Halen &Mary W.(Howard) Hensley
    paternal grandparents: Henry "Harry" &MaryElizabeth(Halen) Hensley
    maternal grandparents: Samuel &Cloe(Osborne) Howard
    b: 1810 Buncombe Co, NC
    d: 1909 Harlan Co, KY
    Andrew's 1st wife was Nancy Whitson.

  • (8) Jesse Helton
    b: 1823 Harlan Co, KY
    d: Aft 1868 Pineville, Bell Co, KY
    daughter of Hiram/James &Elizabeth(Saylor) Brock
    paternal grandparents: Jesse &Rebecca(Howard) Brock
    maternal grandparents: Joseph Solomon &Hannah(LNU) Saylor
    b: 1820
    d: Aft 1880
    daughter of Elizabeth Jackson
    b: 1842 Harlan Co, KY
    ~~Catherine's sister, Hester, married Jesse's brother Shadrach.
    ~~Rebecca was previously married to Ephriam Simpson,
    son of Samuel &Sarah(Simmons) Simpson

  • (9) Delia Helton
    b: 1825
    m: PLEASANT JONES, in 1837
    b: 1805 Scott Co, VA

  • (10) Hetty Helton
    b: 1825 Harlan Co, KY
    d: Bef 1890
    b: 1821 KY
    d: Bef 1870
    m: #2=GEORGE McQUEEN

  • (11) Stokley Helton
    b: 1827 KY
    daughter of Jesse &Elender(Bowman) Johnson
    granddaughter of Robert &Rachel(Helton) Johnson
    b: 1829 KY

  • (12) Elijah Helton
    b: 07 Mar 1829 Harlan Co, KY
    d: 20 Sep 1904 KY
    daughter of Robert &Rachel(Beddingfield) Stepp
    b: 18 Nov 1822 NC
    d: 01 Dec 1900
    daughter of Hiram Brock &Alice(Jennings) Howard
    paternal grandparents: John Covey &Matilda(Brock) Howard
    maternal grandparents: Hezikiah &Elizabeth(Coldiron) Jennings
    g-grandparents: James &Elizabeth(Osborne) Brock
    gg-grandparents: Jesse &Rebecca(Howard) Brock
    ggg-grandparents: Aaron &Susan Caroline(LNU) Brock
    b: 1868 KY
    d: 27 Mar 1934
    Elizabeth's gg-grandfather, Jesse Brock, is a brother to
    Elijah's mother, Mary (Brock) Helton; thus,
    Elizabeth & Elijah are Brock-side 4th cousins-3 times removed.
    Other inter-connections not yet determined.

  • (13) Robert Helton
    b: Apr 1831 Harlan Co, KY
    m: LUCRETIA SLUSHER, on 01 Sep 1854, in Harlan Co, KY
    daughter of William &Mary "Polly"(Jackson) Slusher
    granddaughter of Phillip &Judith(Howard) Slusher
    b: May 1833 Harlan Co, KY

  • (14) James Helton
    b: 1834 KY
    m: JEMIMA BRUMMETT, on 12 May 1855, in Harlan Co, KY
    daughter of John &Mahala(Brock) Brummett
    paternal grandparents: William &Rebecca(Simpson) Brummett
    maternal grandparents: Amon &Marcy(Osborne) Brock
    b: Apr 1837
    Jemima's 2nd husband was David Alvey Stepp.
    Clickon William/Rebecca to find Jemima's & David's descendants.

  • (15) Elizabeth Helton
    b: 1837 KY
    d: 1911 Harlan Co, KY
    m: JOHN A. HOWARD, on 23 Nov 1852, in Harlan Co, KY

  • (16) Polly Helton

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