Transcribed and contributed by Jean Wells
Photos and inscriptions made 14 June 2012 by Joetta Brown, DeWayne and Kathy Brown and Jean Wells.
The Heltsley Cemetery is located in southern Muhlenberg County on property now owned by Ronald and Rodney Welborn.
From Greenville take Highway 62W to Highway 171. Follow Highway 171 through Weir to Highway 831. Turn left on Highway 831 and go about ¼ mile. The cemetery is about 70 yards off the road across a field in a clump of trees.
Thanks to Mr. Welborn and his son who have worked to clean up the old cemtery and have installed a road that we now can use to drive up to the cemetery.
01 November 1890 - 12 October 1918
Clarence is the son of Mose and Nancy Jane Segars.
Died 24 August 1859, age 84 years
Ben C., husband of Nancy Hale
10 March 1846 - 01 June 1900
Muhlenberg County Heritage, December 1979, Vol. 1, #5: “Ben C. Hale committed suicide by drowning on June 1, 1900, found in pond on the farm”
Nancy E. Hale
01 February 1848 - 03 March 1910
Nancy was the wife of Ben C. Hale.
Mary J. Hale
24 March 1831 -
Mary Heltsley was the daughter of William Heltsley and Mary Ann Elkins. She married 31 December 1858 to William B. Hale.
William B. Hale
10 August 1835 - 18 September 1897
William was the son of Thomas Hale of North Carolina. He married 31 December 1858 to Mary Jane Heltsley.
28 November 1805 - 07 August 1871
Susan was married to William Walker.
Cordelia Florence, the daughter of W.B. and Mary J. Hale
26 December 1874 - 02 August 1875
Cordelia Hale was the daughter of William B. Hale and Mary Jane Heltsley.
28 May 1831 - 28 December 1891
Isaac was the son of William and Susan Walker. He married 31 March 1857 to Elizabeth Heltsley.
10 January 1825 - 16 October 1908
Elizabeth was the daughter of William Heltsley and Mary Nancy Elkins. She married 31 March 1857 to Isaac Walker.
Mary Ann Heltsley
31 May 1851 - 01 August 1855
Mary Ann was the daughter of Jacob Heltsley and Elizabeth Caroline Grace.
Nancy, wife of William Heltsley
Died 22 August 1855, aged 54 years
Muhlenberg County Vital Statistics (1855) gave her age at death as 54 years. Nancy was the daughter of Joshua Elkins, mother's name was not given, and her parents were both born in Logan Co., Kentucky.
10 January 1804 - 04 February 1879
William married 15 March 1824 to Mary Nancy Elkins.
- James Marion, son of Jacob and Elizabeth Heltsley
18 October 1856 - 04 November 1856
James was the son of Jacob Harrison Heltsley and Elizabeth Caroline Grace.
Jacob Harrison Heltsley
08 January 1826 - 03 October 1865
Jacob was the son of William Heltsley and Mary Nancy Elkins. He married 21 December 1848 to Elizabeth Caroline Grace.
Priscilla Malinda Coombs
25 October 1823 - 19 December 1892
Born in Virginia, Priscilla was the daughter of David Dillman and Mary Ann Smith. She was the third wife of Asa combs. They were married 21 September 1851.
Asa, husband of P.M. Coombs
11 July 1796 - 04 December 1877
Asa was married three times, first wife has not been proven. He married (2) 02 November 1829 in Nelson Co., Ky., to Nancy Ann Welsh Stewart. Nancy (1813-1851) was the daughter of John Welsh and Sarah Withers, and the widow of William Stewart. Asa and Nancy had four children all born in Nelson Co., Ky. They moved to Muhlenberg County about 1848, where Nancy died June 1851.
Asa married (3) 21 September 1851 in Muhlenberg Co., Ky., to Priscilla Malinda Dillman.
Nancy, wife of Howard Duvall
03 March 1826 - 23 March 1872
Nancy Grace was the daughter of Samuel Grace and Elizabeth McMahan. She married 18 August 1846 to Howard Duvall, who was born about 1821, the son of Benjamin and Mary Duvall.
Willie B., daughter of J.C. and M.A. Dukes
20 September 1882 - 05 February 1884
William T., son of W.B. and Mary Jane Hale
[stone unreadable] 186[?] - [stone unreadable] 186[?]
William was the son of William B. Hale and Mary Jane Heltsley. This stone is eroded and the dates could not be read.
Died September 1880, age 19 years
William Henry Coombs was born 30 May 1860, the son of Asa Combs and Priscilla Malinda Dillman.
Cordie Jane, daughter of W.B. and Mary J. Hale
27 August 1867 - 18 September 1867
Cordie Jane Hale was the daughter of William B. Hale and Mary Jane Heltsley.