The Helvie and Mock Families

These two families emigrated to Ohio in the early days of settlement, locating in Clark County and nearby. The Helvies came from Pennsylvania by way of Virginia. The Mocks were from Pennsylvania, but I haven't been able to trace their route to Ohio yet.

These two families were joined by the marriage of Frederick Mock and Nancy Helvie on February 22, 1852 in Clark County. They had 12 children, including Margaret J. Mock, who married James Thomas Boone and gave birth to my grandmother, Belle Boone Green.

The Helvie Family

This family has been traced by other researchers back to Carlen Helwig. He emigrated to this country from the Palatine region in Germany, arriving in Philadelphia on August 24, 1749 in the ship Elliot, Captain James Adams, from Rotterdam via Cowes. He settled in Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Here is the lineage from Nancy Helvie back to Carlen Helwig:
A.num  Name                           Birth date      Died            
1      Helvie, Nancy                   7-May-1830      8-Jul-1916     
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2      Helvie, Samuel                 ??-___-1799     16-Apr-1862     
3      ----, Mary                      7-Sep-1796      7-Mar-1840     
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4      Helvey, Johann Frederick        9-Oct-1769     ??-Sep-1840     
5      Cane, Nancy                    
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8      Helvey, Peter                  Bef 1764        ??-Sep-1835     
9      Hesson, Maria Magdalena        10-Nov-1750                     
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16     Helwig, Carlen                                 Abt Mar 1764    

There is an active research group for the Helvie/Helvey family. To subscribe to this group's mailing list, send a message to HELVEY-L-request@rootsweb.com and put the word subscribe in the body of the message.

The Mock Family

Frederick Mock was born in Pennsylvania about 1787, according to the 1850 Ohio Census of Clark County. He was married to Barsheba Priest, daughter of Jeremiah Priest and Emelia Gardner, in Miami County, Ohio on September 5, 1811. They had the following children:

                             Family Group Sheet

 Husband: Frederick Mock   
    Born: ??-___-1787     in: Pennsylvania                              
    Died: ??-___-1832     in: Ohio                                      

 Wife: Barsheba Priest   
 Married:  5-Sep-1811     in: Miami County, Ohio                        
    Born: 17-Mar-1789     in: Virginia                                  
    Died: ??-___-1866     in: Clark County, Ohio                        
  Father: Jeremiah Priest  
  Mother: Emelia Gardner  

M Child 1 Esrom Mock  
    Born: 27-Aug-1814                                    
    Died: 25-Feb-1898     in: Clark County, Ohio                        
  Spouse: Catherine Oatewart  
 Married:  1-Aug-1839     in: Clark County, Ohio                        
M Child 2 Samuel Mock  
    Born: ??-___-1820     in: Pike Twp, Clark County, Ohio              
    Died: ??-___-1877     in: Pike Twp, Clark County, Ohio              
  Spouse: Mary Ann Botkin  
 Married: ??-___-1848     in: Clark County, Ohio                        
M Child 3 Frederick Mock  
    Born: 15-Apr-1826     in: Clark County, Ohio                        
    Died: 22-May-1877     in: Salem Twp, Delaware County, Indiana       
  Buried:                 in: Salem Twp, Delaware County, Indiana       
  Spouse: Nancy Helvie  
 Married: 22-Feb-1852     in: Clark County, Ohio                        

Frederick Mock, son of Frederick, married Nancy Helvie in Clark County, Ohio and had the following children:

                             Family Group Sheet

 Husband: Frederick Mock   
    Born: 15-Apr-1826     in: Clark County, Ohio                        
    Died: 22-May-1877     in: Salem Twp, Delaware County, Indiana       
  Buried:                 in: Salem Twp, Delaware County, Indiana       
  Father: Frederick Mock  
  Mother: Barsheba Priest  

 Wife: Nancy Helvie   
 Married: 22-Feb-1852     in: Clark County, Ohio                          
    Born:  7-May-1830     in: Clark County, Ohio                        
    Died:  8-Jul-1916     in: Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana          
  Buried:                 in: Mt. Pleasant Twp, Delaware County, IN     
  Father: Samuel Helvie  
  Mother: Mary ----  

F Child 1 Minerva Mock  
    Born: 29-Nov-1852     in: Clark County, Ohio                        
    Died: 26-Apr-1924     
  Spouse: John Campbell  
 Married: Abt 1873        
M Child 2 Samuel B. Mock  
    Born:  2-Feb-1854     in: Clark County, Ohio                        
    Died: 20-Sep-1864     
M Child 3 James F. Mock  
    Born: 18-Aug-1855     in: Clark County, Ohio                        
    Died:  8-Aug-1907     
    Occupation: Engineer in Mill              
M Child 4 John W. Mock  
    Born: 17-Mar-1857     in: Clark County, Ohio                        
    Died: 11-Aug-1927     
    Occupation: Brick manufacturer            
  Spouse: Esther Moore  
 Married: 17-Dec-1882     in: Delaware County, Indiana                  
F Child 5 Julia Mock  
    Born: 11-Jan-1858     in: Delaware County, Indiana                  
    Died:  2-Feb-1899     
  Spouse: William Ribble  
 Married: 16-Mar-1880     in: Delaware County, Indiana                  
F Child 6 Margaret Jane Mock  
    Born: 29-Jan-1862     in: Clark County, Ohio                        
    Died:  4-Jan-1896     in: Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana          
  Buried:  5-Jan-1896     in: Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana          
  Spouse: James Thomas Boone  
 Married:  8-Mar-1883     
F Child 7 Barsheba M. Mock  
    Born: 22-Dec-1862     in: Champaign County, Ohio                    
    Died: 27-Nov-1949     
  Spouse: Lucas Coffee  
 Married: 30-May-1880     in: Delaware County, Indiana                  
M Child 8 Frederick McC. Mock  
    Born:  8-Nov-1864     in: Champaign County, Ohio                    
    Died: 27-Sep-1948     
  Spouse: Effie V. Myers  
 Married: 16-Nov-1889     in: Delaware County, Indiana                  
  Spouse: Abba Griffith  
 Married: 10-May-1915     in: Delaware County, Indiana                  
M Child 9 William Mock  
    Born: 12-Nov-1866     in: Champaign County, Ohio                    
    Occupation: Policeman                     
  Spouse: Lizzie Gray  
 Married: 23-May-1896     in: Delaware County, Indiana                  
  Spouse: Phoebe Elson  
 Married: 22-May-1920     in: Delaware County, Indiana                  
F Child 10 Mary Effie Mock  
    Born: 30-Nov-1868     in: Delaware County, Indiana                  
  Spouse: Abner Dragoo  
 Married: 27-Aug-1891     in: Delaware County, Indiana                  
F Child 11 Laura B. Mock  
    Born: 24-Nov-1870     in: Delaware County, Indiana                  
    Died: 23-Apr-1944     
  Spouse: Frank S. Allison  
 Married: 29-Oct-1889     in: Delaware County, Indiana                  
F Child 12 Sarah E. Mock  
    Born:  3-Jan-1874     in: Delaware County, Indiana                  
    Died:  1-Jun-1926
Their daughter, Margaret J. Mock, married James Thomas Boone in Delaware County, Indiana on March 8, 1883. For details for this family, see my Boone family page.

For more on the Mock families, there is a Mock list on Rootsweb, Mock-L-request@rootsweb.com, and some for spelling variations of the name: Mack-L-request@rootsweb.com, Mauk-L-request@rootsweb.com, and Mauck-L-request@rootsweb.com.

There are also several Mock family sites: Mock Family Archives
Mock Family Historian
Frederick Mock Family Working Chart


This file was last updated on 1/1/2000.

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