New information on maiden name of Ransom Baucom's 2nd wife (1847, Union, North Carolina)

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The profiles for William Ransom Baucom and Martha Patsy Holmes Baucom, married July 1847, already existed with no sources when I joined WikiTree. He is said to be my 3xgreat-grandfather (still looking for proof between him and my 2xgreat-grandfather Alvis). 

Today while going through old North Carolina Genealogical Society periodicals, I found an article full of chronological abstracts of death and marriage notices from the Raleigh Register. It includes an entry for Saturday, 31 July 1847, p3, column 5 which says "In Union County, Mr. Ransom Baucom to Miss Patsy Helms."

Winslow, Raymond A Jr, "Marriages and Deaths From the Raleigh Register, 1847," ''North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal'', (The, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, : accessed 18 May 2018), 2004, v30 no 2, pg 152; citing ''Raleigh Register'', The (Raleigh, North Carolina, USA: Weston R Gales, editor and proprietor), 31 July 1847, pg 3, column 5, Marriage Notice, Ransom Baucom and Miss Patsy Helms, Union County; North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, microfilm reel RaRRsw-15.

I've searched for a digitized copy of the paper to no avail. I did find another abstract by a different person which gives the same information but in alphabetic order.

Broughton, Carrie L, State Librarian and compiler, ''[ Marriage and Death Notices in Raleigh Register and North Carolina State Gazette 1846-1855]'', 1948; ''State Library of North Carolina'', database with images, "North Carolina Digital Collections - Family Records Collection" ( : accessed 18 May 2018).

Would you consider two derivative sources, which appear to be created by different people at different times but from the same newspaper, to be sufficient evidence to change the LNAB?

I did check the book by Gerald Helms and found that there are a couple of Martha Helms, born in that area in the right age range, who are unaccounted for.

WikiTree profile: Patsy Baucom
in Genealogy Help by Debi Hoag G2G6 Pilot (348k points)

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We are kin! I am a Baucum descendant through my Great Grandmother,Josie P Baucum. William Ransom Baucum Sr.(1802-1881) is my 3rd great uncle. (He has a son named Alvis Baucum Sr.,(1833-1912). Is this your great grandfather? )His parents are my 4th ggparents,Isham Penuel Baucom and Ally Penny. I have them all in a large dna tree on ancestry. I would  like to share and exchange info with you! My gedmatch # is A806670. Ive tested on both ancestry,and on 23andMe. My email is [redacted for privacy]. Hope to hear from you,and will gladly help if I can. (Oh,also,I have a Harriet Crawford,married Isaac S Watson,they are my 3rd great grandparents,she was born abt 1827 in Alabama. Their daughter Mary Elizabeth Watson married Reuben R Baucum,they are Josie P Baucums parents..)

Best Regards,Jenny Belger Bragg.
by Jenny Bragg G2G Crew (910 points)
edited by Debi Hoag

Hi Jenny! Well, I don't know *grin* For instance, you and I share no DNA ... but then I don't share any DNA with the people on the profile for Josiah Baucom either. He is the man I was always told was the father of William Ransom Baucom. Of course, I don't have any documentation for the Alvis to William Ransom to Josiah relationships.

At this point, I can say for sure that Alvis Baucom is my 2nd great-grandfather on paper. I'd love to share research with you. I'm sending you an email and I have edited your post to redact the email address cause nobody needs the spam that can happen form posting email in public forums.

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