Jacob Harris Baum

Brief Life History of Jacob Harris

When Jacob Harris Baum was born on 29 May 1836, in Brandywine Manor, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Jacob Baum Jr, was 42 and his mother, Agnes "Nancy" Harris, was 42. He married Melinda Ann Cummings on 24 July 1864, in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. He died on 21 March 1912, in Gunnison, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Jacob Harris Baum
Melinda Ann Cummings
Marriage: 24 July 1864
Rachel Ann Baum
Thomas John Baum
John Edwin Baum
Elizabeth Agnes Baum
Melinda Baum
Mary Jane Baum
Harmon David Baum
William Harris Baum

Sources (28)

  • Jacob Baum, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jacob H. Baum, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
  • Jacob or Jakey Harris Baum, "Utah, FamilySearch, Early Church Information File, 1830-1900"

World Events (8)

1839 · Nauvoo is Settled

After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Historical Boundaries: 1859: Millard, Utah Territory, United States 1862: Sanpete, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Sanpete, Utah, United States

Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived by a tree that was particularly noticeable in some way, from Middle High German, Old High German boum ‘tree’, or else a nickname for a particularly tall person.

Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Baum ‘tree’, or a short form of any of the many artificial surnames containing this word as the final element, for example Feigenbaum ‘fig tree’ (see Feige ) and Mandelbaum ‘almond tree’ (see Mandel ).

English (Leicestershire): variant of Balme, a habitational name from Balne in Yorkshire, so named with Middle English balne ‘bath, bathing place’ (from Latin balneum ‘bathing place’). There is no early evidence suggesting possible derivation from Middle English balme, baume ‘balm, balsam’, though this word has probably influenced the name.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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