William Proctor (1747 - 1846)

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Birthplace: Chelmsford, MA, USA
Death: Died in Washington, NH, USA
Occupation: farmer, Revolutionary War
Managed by: Fay Elizabeth Baldwin
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About William Proctor

A Patriot of the American Revolution for NEW HAMPSHIRE with the rank of PRIVATE. DAR Ancestor #: A091780

William Proctor, son of Israel Proctor and Sarah Raymond, was b. in Chelmsford, Mass. on Feb. 20,1747. He married MARY PROCTOR, dau. of Oliver & Mary Proctor on May 11,1769. They removed from Chelmsford to Washington NH in 1775 and settled on a farm near Millen Pond. After making home improvements he found his title to the land worthless, which led to his removal to the farm near by, which is, at present (1886) the property of Cyrus K. Farnsworth. Here he continued to reside for many years. The last years of his life were spent with his children at the east part of the town, where he died Feb. 19,1846. He is said to have been a soldier during the Revolution and was generally known as "Capt. Proctor." His wife died Sept. 22,1845, aged 96 years.

Children were: Mary (4/6/1770), Sarah (2/6/1772), Israel (1/30/1774), Jesse (3/8/1887; d. childhood), Raymond (10/2/1778), Isaac (10/2/1780), Lucy (2/2/1783), Martha (3/19/1785), Abigail (6/3/1787), and William Jr. (5/24/1789). First 3 b. Chelmsford, rest b. Washington NH.

  • History of Washington, New Hampshire 1768-1886, by Committee Chosen by the Town (1886). Pg. 170-177
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Capt. William Proctor's Timeline

1747
February 20, 1747
Chelmsford, MA, USA
1769
May 11, 1769
Age 22
Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
1770
April 6, 1770
Age 23
Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
1772
February 6, 1772
Age 24
Chelmsford, MA, USA
1774
January 30, 1774
Age 26
Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
1776
March 8, 1776
Age 29
Washington, NH, USA
1778
October 2, 1778
Age 31
Washington, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States
1780
October 2, 1780
Age 33
Washington, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States
1783
February 2, 1783
Age 35
Washington, NH, USA
1785
March 19, 1785
Age 38
Washington, NH, USA