Hi, I'm just starting with the Baucom line of my research.I'd like to know if anyone has any further information on Baucom's Grant -- details below.
My confirmed BAUCOM is Mary BAUCOM (no dates) who married George BEAVERS (b. 11 SEP 1802), they had at least three children: Rufus Henry BEAVERS, James S. BEAVERS, and Charles E. BEAVERS.(All of Wake Co, NC)
Mary's parents, unconfirmed were Asa BAUCOM and Elizabeth.I'm pretty sure that Asa's father was John BAUCOM.At least, an Asa is listed as one of John's sons in John Baucom's will of 1800.
Any help, suggestions, etc, would be appreciated.Also, if anyone knows how to get a copy of the book cited below, please let me know. Suzannesuzanne_robbins@yahoo.com
Here is the text of what I know of the BAUCOMs/van BAKUM's historically:
In 1711, to escape oppression and live in freedom, four brouthers of the noble house of Otto van Bakum (born in Landsburg on the Rhine, Prussia) emigrated to America in their own boat and proceeded to PA.In 1715 two of the brothers went to MASS.In 1730 the other two went south and bought 32,000 acres of land between the Neuse and Pee Dee Rivers in NC.This land was in dispute, as the Lords Proprietors had also sold this land to other people.Lenghty lawsuits begun in 1738 were settled in court in 1783 in favor of the heirs of the van Bakums.By this time they had changed their name to Baucom and the property became known as "Baucoms Grant".From "The Descendents of William and Sarah (Poe) Herndon of Caroline Co., VA, and Chatham Co., NC" by Ruth Herndon Shields.Privately printed 1956 by The Orange Print Shop, Chapel Hilll, NC.