J. F. BAUCOM, citizen and farmer of the Tenth District, was worn in Maury County, Tenn., August 30, 1826, being one of six children born to Brittain and Elizabeth Baucom. The father was of English origin, born in Rockingham County, N. C., in 1796, and moved to Tennessee in 1814, locating in East Tennessee, but two years later moved to Maury County, and in 1829 to Illinois, where he engaged in farming and died in 1831. The mother was a Miss BARKER, born in Caswell County, N. C., in 1798, and died in 1874. H. F. Baucom was raised and educated at home.
In 1853 he married Catharine T., daughter of James and Sarah BOND. She was born in Williamson County in 1829, and died in July, 1883. Mr. Baucom has seven children living: —-, now teaching in the collegiate institute at Princeton, KY.; Dr. James B., living near Fort Worth, Tex.; John F., a merchant at Gates, Tenn.; Maggie, wife of A. S. WELLS; Josephine, wife of A. ALLEN; Hogue and Katie.
In January, 1856, Mr. Baucom came to Haywood County and located where he now resides, four miles north of Woodville. April 14, 1862, he enlisted in Company L. Seventh Tennessee Cavalry, under Capt. Alex DUCKWORTH, and held the rank of sergeant, being with this company fifteen months; then went into Company G, Fifteenth Tennessee Cavalry, under Capt. Bruce SANDERS, and was in the battles of Corinth, Lafayette (Ga.), Harrisburg, Bolivar and Britton’s Lane, and returned home in September, 1864. Mr. Baucom is a Democrat and a Mason, and belongs to the Presbyterian Church, having been an elder in it for thirty years. He is a kind man, and has been quite successful in business.
Goodspeed Pub. Co. History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present; Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of Lauderdale, Tipton, Haywood and Crockett Counties, Besides a Valuable Fund of Notes, Original Observations, Reminiscences, Etc., Etc. Nashville: Goodspeed Pub. Co, 1887.