|Her siblings were:
Unknown Daughter Helton - 1836
Barbara Ellen Helton - b: 1838 in Ky - d: 1916 in Doniphan County, Kansas - Spouses: Lewis H. Blanton
George Washington Helton - 1841 in Ky
Mary Anne Helton in 1843
Jemima Helton - b: 1843 in Harlan Co., Ky - d: 1911 in Harlan Co., Kentucky
Ephraim Helton - b: 1843 in Harlan Co., Ky - d: 1866 at: Harlan Co., Kentucky - m: Sarah Taylor in 1864 at: Harlan Co., Kentucky
Lucy Helton - 1845
Aberry Helton - 1850
John Jefferson Helton - 1847 in Ky
Jacob J. Helton - 1849 in Knox Co., Ky
Jessie Helton - 1851 in Knox Co., Ky
Parks Helton - 1853 in Knox Co., Ky
Mahala Helton - 1854
Joseph M. Helton - 1855 in Knox Co., Ky
William Helton - 1859 in Knox Co., Ky
Malinda Jane Helton
Castle - The castle is still to this day believed to be haunted by
the Cauld Lad of Hylton.- The chaple of St Catherine, some members
of the Hylton family were buried there.
On the Washington coat of arms were three stars and two bars and it is believed that George Washington adapted the coat of arms to design the stars and stripes flag for the United States. The castle does not stand alone, just to the north east stands the remains of the Chaple of St Catherine, in which some members of the Hylton family were buried.
Remains of the Chaple.
Hylton castle is now more famously known for its ghost the Cauld Lad of Hylton who is said to haunt the castle. In the 1500's a stable boy Robert Skelton was said to have been caught sleeping instead of working by the Baron Robert Hylton, and in a fit of rage the Baron picked up a pitch fork struck the boys head and killed him.
The baron was granted a full pardon in 1609. The staff of Hylton Castle would sometimes say they had seen or heard the Cauld Lad, some even said he carried his head around under his arm. Being a young boy and a ghost he was mischievous and enjoyed throwing dishes around, but he would only do this if the servants had left the kitchen tidy.
If they had left it untidy the ghost would clean up for them, so naturally the servants would more often than not leave the kitchen untidy. It is also said that sometimes the Cauld Lad would get bored with the castle and go down to the river and sail the Hylton ferry by impersonating the boatman. After taking the passengers fares he would leave them stranded in the middle of the river.
It was said that the ghost of the Cauld Lad was put to rest when the Hylton Castle servants gave him a green cloak and a hood which they lay before the kitchen fire. The servants sat waiting and at midnight the ghost appeared took the cloak and hood and as he started disappearing his last words could be heard:
"Here's a cloak and here's a hood The Cauld Lad o' Hylton will do no more good"