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Joseph Proctor

Birthplace: Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of John Proctor, Sr. and Martha Proctor
Husband of Martha Wainwright and Sarah Ingersoll
Father of Daniel Proctor; Jacob Proctor; Martha Proctor; Mary Proctor; Abigail Proctor and 7 others
Brother of John Proctor, Salem Witch Trials; Mary Hadley; Martha White; Abigail Proctor; Benjamin Proctor and 2 others

Occupation: Captain Lothrop's Company in King Philip's War
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About Joseph Proctor

Joseph was a brother of John Proctor II who was hung in Salem as a witch.


Joseph, second son and fifth child of John and Martha Proctor, was born in Ipswich and resided in that part of the town which was then called Chebacco, and is now Essex. He served in King Philip's war, and was one of the very few survivors of Captain Lothrop's company, known as the "Flower of Essex," nearly all of whom were slain in the famous Bloody Brook massacre, September 18, 1675. His will was made October 4, 1705, and proved November 12 of that year, showing that his death must have occurred some time during that interval. He married for his first wife Martha Wainwright, daughter of Francis Wainwright of Ipswich ; she died in 1683. His second wife was Sarah, widow of Richard Ingersoll, of Salem, the latter a son of John and Judith (Felton) Ingersoll, and of her first marriage there was one son, Richard Ingersoll, Jr. Joseph Proctor was the father of twelve children. Those of his first union were: Daniel, Joseph, Jacob, Martha, Mary, Abigail, Francis, Elizabeth, Simon and Jonathan. Those of his second marriage were: Thomas and Sarah.

Genealogical and Family History of the State of New Hampshire: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Founding of a Nation, Volume 3

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Joseph Proctor's Timeline

Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
Age 34
Surry Co., VA
Age 42
January 25, 1679
Age 43
Chebacco Parish-Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts
December 10, 1681
Age 45
July 28, 1683
Age 47
Age 47
April 13, 1685
Age 49
Age 50
April 15, 1693
Age 57