|Birth: ||Jan. 19, 1827|
|Death: ||Jun. 9, 1899|
Troy Baucom was born 1827 in Johnston or Wake County, NC, 2nd of of 6 known surviving children (2 boy/4 girls) born to wealthy planter, Urias Baucom and his (1st) wife, Elizabeth Lee. His father's plantation straddled both Wake & Johnston Counties.
He was the paternal grandson of John Baucom Jr. & Frances Jordan; and gr-grandson of John Baucom & Rachel Barker all of Wake County, NC. He was gr-gr-grandson of Nicholas Vandergrift Baucom who came to Wake County from St. Georges Parish, MD came to Craven County, NC ca. 1742, later settling in Wake County.
Troy was 25 on February 18, 1852 when married 16-year old Elizabeth Ann Rand, daughter of wealthy planter, Nathaniel Greene Rand and Pherabee Parker, Wake County.
The couple farmed in the Auburn (St. Mary's) area of Wake County, and would become parents to 8 known children: Mary Adeline "Addie" (1853-1917), who married Joseph Adolphus Stallings; John "Milton" (1855-1932), who married Rena Penny; Infant (1857-1857); George Urias (1859-1929), who married Lillian Irene Allen; Victoria Amelia (1861-1948) who married Nathan Pool; Annie E. (c. 1866); Eva M. (1872-1968), who married Hardy Brittain Poole III; and Eliza W. (1874-1882)
When Civil War broke out, Troy (then 34 years old and father of 4 children), enlisted as a Private in the NC 31st, Company D. The 31st was stationed at Roanoke Island, where the unit was captured in February, 1862. After being exchanged, it was assigned to General Clingman's Brigade and remained under his command for the duration of the war. The 31st fought at White Hall, then moved to the Charleston area where it was engaged in various conflicts including the fight at Battery Wagner. Ordered north, it took an active part in the battles at Drewry's Bluff and Cold Harbor, and later endured the hardships of the Petersburg siege north and south of the James River. In 1865 it fought its last battle at Bentonville. The unit had 456 effectives at Roanoke Island and lost 7 killed, 31 wounded, and 1 missing defending Battery Wagner on July 18, 1863. Few surrendered with the Army of Tennessee.
Following the war, Troy returned to St. Mary's and resumed farming with his family.
Troy was widowed in 1898 when his bride of 46 years died at age 62. He died the following year, at age 72. They are both buried in Mount Moriah along with several children and grandchildren.
Elizabeth Ann Rand Baucom (1835 - 1898)*
Mary Adeline Baucom Stallings (1853 - 1917)*
John Milton Baucom (1855 - 1932)*
Infant Baucom (1857 - 1857)*
George Urias Baucom (1859 - 1929)*
Victoria Amelia Baucom Pool (1861 - 1948)*
Amelia Victoria Baucom Pool (1861 - 1948)*
Eva Baucom Poole (1872 - 1968)*
Eliza W. Baucom (1874 - 1882)*
Mount Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery
North Carolina, USA
Created by: pbfries
Record added: Apr 03, 2009
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