Helmer Family Cemetery
( Town of Brutus NY) #22
Family Cemetery located on old "Shel" Bibbens farm, north-west side of Cottle Road, Brutus NY Township.
Helmer Adam* Rev. Soldier 1754-1830 Lieut. Anna Bellinger his w. 1757-1841
|The 2 headstones that formerly resided at this burial place of Adam and Anna (Bellinger) Helmer have now been removed to the ROBILLARD plot in the Weedsport Rural Cemetery (Town of Brutus). This information was provided in conversations with the Town of Brutus Historian in January 1999.|
|*Adam was a famous Mohawk Valley Scout Levies under Gen. Herkimer 6th
Dutchess Co. Militia (See E-mail footnote below). The
story of Adam Helmer's run to warn settlers near Herkimer of an Indian attack
is told in Walter Edmund's "Drums Along the Mohawk". For some additional
information about Adam Helmer, see website:
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=25772458 (Courtesy of Dawn Roe)
Also check out the website: Drums Along The Mohawk: the American Revolution on the New York Frontier
Thanks to Archie Davies for providing the photo images of the Historic Marker and Burial Site.
Thanks to Susan Corcoran for transcribing the information on this page into a digital format.
Bernie Corcoran, Cayuga County
Copyright 1997-2010 Susan Corcoran