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Captain Nicholas Proctor, III

Birthplace: Brunswick County, Virginia, United States
Death: July 26, 1835 (78-79)
Hamilton, Hancock County, Illinois, United States
Place of Burial: Hamilton County , Illinois, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Nicholas Proctor, Jr. and Nancy "Nannie" Proctor
Husband of Rachel Proctor
Brother of Reuben Proctor; Rev. Joseph Proctor; Rev. Benjamin Proctor; Little Page Proctor; Sgt. John Proctor and 3 others

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About Nicholas Proctor

Nicholas Proctor was born in 1758 in Brunswick County, Virginia.

His family left Virginia when he was aged 5 or 6 moving to Rowan County, North Carolina,
then moving again when he was around 19 years of age.

Nicholas, volunteered to serve in the American rebellion under the command of Captain Cornelius Riddle
as he was moving to Kentucky along the Virginia frontier.
This was in the latter part of 1777 or the spring of 1778, near the Holston River in Virginia.
Lead by Lieutenant Hargrave they traveled through the wilderness to defend the Virginia frontier via the garrison at Boonsborough, Kentucky. There they were jolned Captain Benjamin Logan's company

He served there two or three months then volunteered under Captain John Holder.
(Captaln Logan having been promoted commander of the 1st Regiment)
The Proctor brothers kept vigil at the garrlson day and night, during the ten day siege in September, of 1778, at Fort Boonsborough. The British, French and Indians were all involved in the fighting. He was discharged in September, 1778, after having served a tour of six months.

Nicholas immediately volunteered and served as private in Captain Holder's A company.
In Colonel Boran's Virginia regiment. On July, 1779, he went on a campaign
to Old Chilocothe against the Shawnee Indians. He his brothers engaged primarily in ranging and spying. Fighting the enemy occasionally. They fought two battles with the regiment, one lasting 4 and the next 2 hours.

In September, 1779, after having served a tour one year.
He returned to Boonsborough. Subsequently serving on campaigns
as a spy under Captain James Battle at Est111 Station, in a severe battle with the Indians,
also, at MoGee's Station under Captain Dulin, In the summer or fall of 1782 he went on General
Clark's Expedition to the Pickaway Towns on the Scioto River, against
the Miami, Sanduaky and Saloto Indians, destroying their towns, killing seventeen Indians
and taking thirty prisoners during this campaign which lasted sixty-three days.

He served till the close of the war in 1783, amounting to five years six month in
all. At the close of the war he was a private in Captain Proctor's
compery (relationahip not stated) and in Colonel Logan's Virginia
After the Revolution, Nicholas lived in the counties of Madison and Butler Kentucky, then in the latter half of his life he moved Hamilton County, Illinois.

Information compiled by Robert William Moon


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Nicholas Proctor's Timeline

Brunswick County, Virginia, United States
July 26, 1835
Age 79
Hamilton, Hancock County, Illinois, United States
Concord Cemetery, Hamilton County , Illinois, United States