- Born: 20 May 1724, South Kingston, Rhode Island 342
Noted events in his life were:
• Witness, 10 May 1751, South Kingston, Rhode Island. He was a witness at the hanging of Thomas Carter in South Kingston on May 10, 1751.
• Deed of land. 342 There is a “Silas Helmes” listed as one of the Rhode Island people on a 1754 deed of land in what was to eventually become Luzerne County, Pennsylvania from Indian Chiefs to Connecticut citizens. There are about 600 people on this list. This may be that Silas.