Newest New Bern Chapter Member

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At 10AM Friday, June 23rd, in front of Tryon Palace in New Bern, , Kevin Helmick was inducted into the New Bern Chapter of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.  Rolf Maris, President of the New Bern Chapter conducted the ceremony.  Also in attendance was Kevin’s wife Sheryl and 5 of their 6 children.  Kevin’s 9th Generation Great Grandfather Nicholas Helmick was born in 1760, and enlisted in the Virginia Militia in Winchester, VA during September, 1777.  He served three years and nine months under General George CLARK, as a private in Captain John CHAPMAN’s company in Colonel CROCKETT’s Virginia regiment.  He marched from the Allemarle, Virginia to Fredericktown, Maryland; thence to Shepherdstown on the Potomac; to the Newstone, within about twelve miles of Pittsburgh, Penna.; down the Ohio River to Wheeling; thence to the falls of the Ohio River; and on to a mudfort at Fall River, Kentucky, where Ensign BULLOCK gave him a written discharge from the Army of the United States.