The Dumas & Morris Family Repository


The Dumas & Morris Family Repository


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picture Frances PROCTOR

      Sex: F

Individual Information
          Birth: 1686 1
    Christening: 
          Death: 1732 1
         Burial: 


Parents
         Father: John PROCTOR 2
         Mother: Elizabeth BASSETT 3 4


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Living

      Sex: M


Parents
         Father: Living
         Mother: Living

Spouses and Children
1. Living
       Children:
                1. Living


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Hannah PROCTOR

      Sex: F

Individual Information
          Birth: Abt 1647 - Salem Village, Essex, Massachusetts, USA 5
    Christening: 
          Death: 
         Burial: 


Parents
         Father: John PROCTOR Sr. 2 6
         Mother: Martha 7

Spouses and Children
1. *Thomas WEEDEN 5 7 
       Marriage: 
         Status: 


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Harry Milton PROCTOR

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 29 Apr 1867 - Barlow, OH 8
    Christening: 
          Death: 10 Aug 1948 - Barlow, OH 8
         Burial: 


Parents
         Father: Joseph H. PROCTOR 8
         Mother: Ellen E. SEELY 8

Spouses and Children
1. *Blanche Malinda RIGGS 8 
       Marriage: 
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Lucile Marie PROCTOR 8


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John PROCTOR Sr.

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: Abt 1595 - , , Yorkshire, England 5 7
    Christening: 
          Death: 11 Oct 1672 - Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, USA 6 7 9 10
         Burial: 

Events
He immigrated saled on the ship "Susan and Ellen" from England in 1635 to Ipswich, Massachusetts Bay Colony. 11 12


Spouses and Children
1. Martha HARPER 6 10 
       Marriage: 1 Jun 1630 - Grotton, Suffolk Co., Eng 10 13
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. John PROCTOR 2
                2. Mary PROCTOR 5
                3. Martha PROCTOR 5

2. *Martha 7 
       Marriage: After Jun 1635 7
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Joseph PROCTOR 5
                2. Benjamin PROCTOR 5
                3. Abigail PROCTOR 14
                4. Sarah PROCTOR 5
                5. Hannah PROCTOR 5


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John PROCTOR

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 1632 - London, , Greater London, England 4 5
    Christening: 
          Death: 19 Aug 1692 - Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA 3 4 5 15 16
         Burial: Aug 1692 - The Old Burying Point, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA 15

Events
He was Puritan.


Parents
         Father: John PROCTOR Sr. 2 6
         Mother: Martha HARPER 6 10

Spouses and Children
1. *Martha GIDDONS 5 1 16 
       Marriage: 
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. John PROCTOR 1
                2. Martha PROCTOR 1
                3. Mary PROCTOR 1
                4. Benjamin PROCTOR 16

2. Elizabeth THORNDIKE 5 
       Marriage: Dec 1662 1 5
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Elizabeth PROCTOR 1
                2. Martha PROCTOR 1
                3. Martha PROCTOR 1
                4. Mary PROCTOR 1
                5. John PROCTOR 1
                6. Mary PROCTOR 1
                7. Thorndike PROCTOR 1

3. Elizabeth BASSETT 3 4 
       Marriage: 1 Apr 1674 4 1 5
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Sarah PROCTOR 1
                2. William PROCTOR 1
                3. Sarah PROCTOR 1
                4. Samuel PROCTOR 1
                5. Frances PROCTOR 1
                6. Elisha PROCTOR 1
                7. Abigail PROCTOR 1
                8. Jonathan PROCTOR 1

Notes
Burial Notes:
Body is not actually buried there. Cenotaph on a bench outside of cemetery.
General:
John Proctor was hung on the gallows in Massachusetts for being a wizard.

From the Discovery Channel Online

Not everyone in Salem supported the witch trials. Wealthy farmer John Proctor sternly denounced the proceedings and warned against listening to the young girls. When his maidservant, Mary Warren, began to have fits, he sat her down at her sewing wheel and threatened to beat her unless she stopped. But as the hysteria grew, Mary's fits returned.

After the examination of Rebecca Nurse_the pious grandmother accused of witchcraft_Proctor was enraged, saying: "If they [the afflicted girls] were let alone, so we should all be devils and witches." Such comments were eventually used against him. Some townspeople believed that someone with so little concern for the afflicted girls must be guilty himself.

But Proctor's wife Elizabeth was accused first. As John staunchly defended her innocence at the trials, the girls suddenly pointed their fingers at him_the first man to be named a wizard. Mary Warren confirmed the accusations against him. The only evidence against them was spectral_the afflicted girls claimed the Proctor's apparitions, or specters, were tormenting them. Their hysterics proved enough for the court, and both John and Elizabeth were imprisoned.

Proctor wrote an impassioned letter to the Boston clergy, claiming "we are all innocent persons." He described the unfairness of the court proceedings and how torture was used to extract confessions. His letter may have made an impact on the clergy, but it was not in time to affect the trials. On August 5, both John and Elizabeth were found guilty. Elizabeth's life would be spared because she was pregnant. But John was hanged on August 19, 1692. 2 3

picture John PROCTOR

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: Abt 1658 1
    Christening: 
          Death: Oct 1658 1
         Burial: 


Parents
         Father: John PROCTOR 2
         Mother: Martha GIDDONS 5 1 16


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John PROCTOR

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 28 Oct 1668 1
    Christening: 
          Death: 1745 1
         Burial: 


Parents
         Father: John PROCTOR 2
         Mother: Elizabeth THORNDIKE 5


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John Milton PROCTOR

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 1808 8
    Christening: 
          Death: 14 Jun 1845 8
         Burial: 


Parents
         Father: Nathan PROCTOR 8
         Mother: Abigail PROCTOR 8

Spouses and Children
1. Living
       Children:
                1. Joseph H. PROCTOR 8
                2. Living


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Jonathan PROCTOR

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 27 Jan 1693 1
    Christening: 
          Death: 1745 1
         Burial: 


Parents
         Father: John PROCTOR 2
         Mother: Elizabeth BASSETT 3 4
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Sources


1 Genealogy.com, Proctor Family Forum (URL: http://www.genforum.com/proctor/messages/1249.html).

2 The Burnham Clan, Burnham's in defense of Witches (URL: http://www.burnhamclan.org/html/witchcraft.html).

3 Discovery.com, Salem Witch Trials (URL: http://school.discovery.com/schooladventures/salemwitchtrials/people/proctor.html).

4 Smokey Mountain Ancestral Quest, David L. Beckwith (URL: http://www.smokykin.com/ged/f003/f70/a0037081.htm).

5 Kindred Konnections Inc, Family Group Sheet of John Proctor Sr. (URL: http://www.kindredkonnections.com).

6 Pat Hamp and Claren Bryson, The Burnham Clan (URL: http://www.burnhamclan.org/html/main.html).

7 Genealogy.com, Proctor Family Forum (URL: http://www.genforum.com/proctor/messages/345.html).

8 Genealogy.com, Proctor Family Forum (URL: http://www.genforum.com/proctor/messages/1331.html).

9 Kindred Konnections Inc, Family Group Sheet of John Proctor Sr. (URL: http://www.kindredkonnections.com), Died 1672.

10 Genealogy.com, Proctor Family Forum (URL: http://www.genforum.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?witch::proctor::1496.html).

11 Genealogy.com, Proctor Family Forum (URL: http://www.genforum.com/proctor/messages/1208.html).

12 John Farmer, Genealogical Register of the First Settlers of New England, 10th ed. (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1998); Original published in 1829 in Lancaster, Massachusetts

13 Pat Hamp and Claren Bryson, The Burnham Clan (URL: http://www.burnhamclan.org/html/main.html), before 1632 in England.

14 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Family Search (URL: http://www.familysearch.org), Searched under James Burnham and Fannie Hibbard.

15 Find-A-Grave (URL: http://www.findagrave.com).

16 Marion L. Starkey, The Devil in Massachusetts (Anchor Books, A Division of Random House, Inc. New York).


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