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Hiriam Thomas Baucom

  • Birth 5 Feb 1848 Union County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 5 May 1917 Union County, North Carolina, USA
  • Burial Union County, North Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 24629807


Ex-County Commissioner, Prominent Church Man, and All-
Around Good Citizen Had Been Ill Only Six Days--Funeral Held Sunday.

Esq. H.T. Baucom, often referred to as "New Salem's first citizen," died Saturday afternoon at 3:20 o'clock at his home near Olive Branch after being ill only six days with pneumonia. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at the Olive Branch Baptist church by Rev. Mr. marsh and Rev. Mr. Willhout, and interment was at the cemetery there.

The news of Mr. Baucom's death came to many as a distinct shock. He has always possessed good health, a strong body, and a hard constitution. He was in Monroe Saturday before last, but was taken ill the next morning He battled bravely for life, but the disease was too much for a man of his years.

Mr. Baucom was born Feb. 5, 1848, in New Salem township. He was the son o the late Henry Baucom, who was a prominent figure in the county during his day. In his native section he was a leader. Ever since the war he has served in some official capacity, either as a Magistrate or as a member of the township board of road supervisors. It is said that with the exception of some Magistrates in Monroe, Esq. Baucom has done more Magisterial work than any other in the county.

In 1908 Mr. Baucom was elected one of the County Commissioners. He was defeated a the next election in
1910, but was again chosen by the people as one of their Commissioners in 1912. He was re-elected in 1914. As Commissioner, he won the confidence of his fellow citizens, as attested by the votes he received at each election. He guarded the interest of the county well. Yet he was progressive, and any plea for the betterment of Union county was heard attentively by Mr. Baucom. If he thought that such and such a step should be made for the good of the county, he cast his vote in favor of it. If not, he never hesitated to say no.

Having joined the Olive Branch church at an early age, he was made Clerk about thirty-five years ago. He has filled that position with ability and credit ever since. He was a leader in his community; a model. Everybody had respect for Mr. Baucom, as he was a citizen that reflected credit on his community. He never turned a deaf ear to the pleas of the poor, but gave them a helping hand.

The deceased was twice married. He first married Miss Laura Tanner of Anson county, about forty-two years ago. To this union the following children survive: Mr. A.V. Baucom of Marshville, Mr. Fulton Baucom of Lanes Creek; Mr. W.A. Baucom of Greensboro; Mrs. G.W. Davis of Monroe township; Mrs. J.T. Fowler of Monroe Township. Mrs. J.W. Fowler, who died about four weeks ago, was also a daughter of Mr. Baucom and Mrs. Laura Baucom.

His second wife, who survives, was Miss Ella Allen, whom he married about twenty-five years ago. Five children survive this union. They are: Mr. Robert Baucom of Marshville, Mr. Edward Baucom, Miss Clayton Baucom, Mr. Bascom Baucom and Miss Gladys Baucom of Lanes Creek.

The following brothers also survive: Mr. Wilson Baucom of Anson county; Mr. C.T. Baucom of Lanes Creek township, and Mr. Henry Baucom of Olive Branch.

The Monroe Journal
Monroe, NC
Tuesday, May 8, 1917
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