Baum Family Papers: OB History Center

Finding Aid of the Baum Family Papers, 1700 – 1984

Outer Banks History Center


Descriptive Summary

Repository: Outer Banks History Center.
Creator: Baum Family
Title: Baum Family Papers, 1700 – 1984
Language of Materials: Materials in English
Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Outer Banks History Center.
Abstract: The Baum family has a long history of living on the Outer Banks; it is likely it is one of the oldest families that settled there. The family can trace roots back to the early 1700s and owned extensive property in Currituck and surrounding counties.
The materials in this collection primarily relate to the genealogy/family history of the Baum family of Currituck County. The collection includes correspondence, financial records, genealogical material, deeds, wills, publications and photographs. Many of the materials are photocopies and not original.
Extent: .15 cubic feet,
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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Available for research.

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Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the authors of these materials, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law (Title 17 US Code). Individual researchers are responsible for using these materials in conformance with copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], 33MSS-66, Baum Family Papers, Outer Banks History Center, Manteo, NC, USA.

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Acquisitions Information

Donated by Elizabeth Hanbury in January, 2003.

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Processing Information

Processed by Christine A. Dumoulin, 2006

Encoded by Stuart Parks II, October, 2008

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Biographical Note

The Baum family has a long history of living on the Outer Banks; it is likely that it is one of the oldest families that settled there. The family can trace roots back to the early 1700s and owned extensive property in Currituck and the surrounding counties. Some of the better known family members include Josepheus Baum and Washington Franklin Baum. Josepheus had a windmill located between Poyner’s and Paul Gamiels Hills. Washington Franklin Baum, a native of Wanchese, was a Dare County Recorders court judge for twenty-six years. The bridge that connects Manteo to south Nags Head was named for him and was dedicated in 1962.

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Collection Overview

The materials in this collection primarily relate to genealogy and family history of the Baum family of Currituck County. The genealogical charts and family Bible records, as well as the 1840 and 1850 census for Currituck County, trace multiple family members. There are also photocopies of individual wills and deeds pertaining to property owned by different family members, including a photocopy of a deed for the Caffey’s Inlet Lifesaving Station. Local history publications include Captain James Wimble, His Maps, and the Colonial Cartography of the North Carolina Coast by William P. Cumming and booklets marking Currituck County’s Bicentennial and Tricentennial celebrations.

Collection Arrangement

The Baum Family Papers are arranged by subject and by document type. They are arranged into the following series: Correspondence, Financial Records, Genealogy, Deeds, Wills, Publications and Photographs.

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Online Catalog Headings

These and related materials may be found under the following headings in online catalogs.

Subject Terms

Baum, A.W.
Baum, Caroline
Baum, Joseph
Baum, Josephus
Baum, Matilda
Baum family
Bridges–North Carolina–Dare County
Caffey’s Inlet Lifesaving Station
Deeds–North Carolina–Currituck County
Shipwrecks
White, Joseph
Wills

Geographic Locations

Camden County (N.C.)–Genealogy
Currituck County (N.C.)–Genealogy
Currituck County (N.C.)–History
Currituck Sound (N.C.)
Dare County (N.C.)–Genealogy
Pasquotank County (N.C.)
Poplar Branch Township (N.C.)
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Related Collections

Additional information on topics found in this collection may be found in the Manuscript and Archives Reference System (MARS) http://www.ncarchives.dcr.state.nc.us.

See also:

33MSS-4, Lillie Jacob Baum Baum diaries

Container List

Papers, 1700-1984 (1 box, 20 folders)
Folder 1:1.1 Finding Aid
Correspondence
Folder 1:2.1 George G. Sears to Mrs. Baum, May 13, 1935
Financial Records
Folder 1:3.1 Pension Distribution
Folder 1:3.2 Sales Log of Property on Vessels found on Body’s Island
Genealogy
Folder 1:4.1 1840 Census, Camden County (N.C.)
Folder 1:4.2 1850 Census, Camden County (N.C.)
Folder 1:4.3 Genealogical Table
Folder 1:4.4 Relationship Deed Books
Pasquotank County (N.C.), 1700-1777
Camden County (N.C.), 1777-1828
Deeds
Folder 1:5.1 Caffey’s Inlet LSS, April 28, 1870
Folder 1:5.2 Narrow Shore, Poplar Branch Township
Folder 1:5.3 Islands in the Currituck Sound
Wills
Folder 1:6.1 Joseph Baum
Folder 1:6.2 Joseph White
Folder 1:6.3 Matilda “Polly” Baum
Publications
Folder 1:7.1 Captain James Wimble, His Maps, and the Colonial Cartography of the North Carolina Coast by William P. Cumming
Folder 1:7.2 Currituck County Bicentennial Celebration Booklet
Folder 1:7.3 Currituck County Tricentennial Booklet
Folder 1:7.4 Clippings
Photographs
Folder 1:8.1 Daniel Baum Family Reunion
Folder 1:8.2 Washington Baum Bridge
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