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About Samuel Proctor

The following is quoted from Windham In The Past by Samuel Thomas Dole:

The ancestor of this family in Maine was Samuel Proctor, the son of John Proctor, who was executed for the supposed crime of witchcraft in Salem, Aug. 9, 1692 and whose wife was condemnned, but not executed. They had sustained excellent characters both in Ipswich and in Danvers, where they had lived previous to the witchcraft delusion.

Samuel was their eighth child. He was born in 1680 and came to Falmouth (now Portland) from Lynn, between Sept., 1717, and Nov., 1719. He built a house on Fore Street, where be lived. He died Mar., 10, 1765, aged 85 years. He was a man of umblemished character and a valuable citizen.

He married, previous to his settlement in Falmouth, Sarah, daughter of Anthony Brackett, by whom he had nine children

  • 1.John, born in Lynn, June 24, 1715; married, first, in 1743, Mary Tibbets; second, Mary Huston, in 1760: settled in Falmouth.
  • 2.Benjamin, born in Lynn, Sept. 6, 1717 married, in 1740, Sarah Favor.
  • 3.Samuel, born in Falmouth, Nov.24, 1719 married, in 1745, Eliza Johnson.
  • 4.Sarah, born in Falmouth, in 1723; married, in 1739, John Cox.
  • 5.William. born in Falmouth, ______ 1724.
  • 6.Keziah, born in Falmouth, ______ 1727.
  • 7.Karenhappuck, born in Falmouth, _______ 1729; married, first, Joseph Hicks; second her cousin, Anthony Brackett, in 1756.
  • 8.Jemima, married _______ 1755, William Gennis,
  • 9.Dorcas, married Jonathan Paine.

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Samuel Proctor's Timeline

1686
January 11, 1686
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
1712
November 15, 1712
Age 26
Lynn, Essex, MA
1714
1714
Age 27
Falmouth, Cumberland Co., ME, USA
1715
1715
Age 28
1717
1717
Age 30
1719
November 24, 1719
Age 33
1723
February 22, 1723
Age 37
1724
1724
Age 37
1725
1725
Age 38
1727
1727
Age 40