Person:Nicholas Proctor (3)

Capt. Nicholas Proctor, III
m. 1753
  1. Rev. Joseph Proctorest 1750 - 1844
  2. Capt. Nicholas Proctor, IIIest 1756/58 - 1835
  3. Little Page Proctor1760 - 1852
  4. Benjamin Proctorabt 1761/62 - 1850
  • HCapt. Nicholas Proctor, IIIest 1756/58 - 1835
  • WRachel Wright1755 - bef 1820
m. abt 1782
  • HCapt. Nicholas Proctor, IIIest 1756/58 - 1835
  • WCatherineabt 1785 - aft 1868
m. 27 Jan 1820
Facts and Events
Name Capt. Nicholas Proctor, III
Gender Male
Birth[1][7] est 1756/58 Brunswick County, Virginia[est based on depositions]
Residence[1] abt 1761 Rowan County, North Carolina
Military[1] 1778 VirginiaRev War -
Residence[1] Madison County, Kentucky
Residence[1] Butler County, Kentucky
Residence[4][7] 1778 Kentucky, Virginia, United Statescame to Fort Boonesborough, Kentucky ; also at Strode's Station
Marriage abt 1782 likely Fort Boonesboro[she is the widow Estill]
to Rachel Wright
Other[7] 1811 Clark, Kentucky, United Statesage 53 - gives deposition
Marriage 27 Jan 1820 Boonesborough, Madison, Kentucky, United Statesto Catherine
Other[1] 19 Mar 1834 Hamilton, Illinois, United Statesfiles for Rev War pension
Will[5] 16 Jul 1835 Hamilton, Illinois, United States
Death[1] 26 Jul 1835 Hamilton County, Illinois[per widow's deposition]
Burial[3][6] Concord Cemetery, McLeansboro, Hamilton County, Illinois[supposedly buried in an unmarked grave with brother Little Page Proctor.]

Military Service

American Revolutionary War Veteran

Kentucky Land Records

(Note: in progress - those without citation need verification)

1780 - Lincoln County, VA - 400 ac on Silver Creek

1782 - Fayette County, VA - 1000 ac along Licking Creek

???? - Jefferson County, VA/KY - 500 ac on South Fork of Hingston's Creek

???? - Jefferson County, VA/KY - 400 ac on Silver Creek

Research Notes

  • Capt. Nicholas Proctor married (pos as a 2nd wife) Mrs. Rachel (Wright) Estill, widow of Capt. James Estill who was killed by Indians at Fort Boonesboro. More research is needed to support a first marriage.
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Pension application of Nicholas Proctor W8537, in Graves, William T. Southern Campaign Revolutionary War Pension Statements & Rosters, Secondary quality.


  2.   Rev War Pension Application Abstract, in Wardell, Patrick G. Virginia/West Virginia genealogical data from Revolutionary War pension and bounty land warrant records. (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, c1988-1998), Secondary quality.

    Proctor, Nicholas - born 1756 in Brunswick County, Virginia; moved at age 5-6 to Rowan County, North Carolina; entered service 1777-8 on Holston River, Virginia, in Virginia regiment against Indians in Kentucky Territory; resided after Revolutionary War in Madison County, Kentucky, then to Butler County, Kentucky, then to Hamilton County, Illinois, where he was granted Pension in 1834; clergyman Joseph Proctor (no kinship given) made affidavit 1833 in Estill County, Kentucky; affidavit in 1834 in Hamilton County, Illinois by Little Page Proctor (no kinship given); Mary & John Proctor Jr. made joint affidavits there in 1835 that they were at soldier's wedding; soldier died 7/20/1835; married 1/27/1820 to Catharine, who was granted Pension age 69 in Hamilton County, Illinois in 1854; granted Bounty Land Warrant #26634 there in 1855; resided in 1868 in McLeansboro, Hamilton County, Illinois. F-W8537, R1980.

  3. Grave recorded, in Find A Grave, Questionable quality.

    [No headstone photo as of Dec 2015.]
    [states, "Family history states that Nicholas Proctor III and his brothers were friends of Daniel Boone. They marched to Boonesboro, Kentucky in 1778. It is reported that all the Proctor brothers who served in the "Revolutionary War" were men over six feet tall; very thin bodied, and could "Bark A Squirrel." In the pensions applications of the brothers, it was noted they all reported to be "Scouting and Spying."]

  4. Mentioned, in Kentucky Historical Society (Frankfort, Kentucky). The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society. (Frankfort: Kentucky Historical Society), 23:page needed, Secondary quality.

    [A partial list of those at Fort Boonesboro from depositions given in Richmond, Kentucky. Rachel Wright states that Nicholas Proctor III is her second husband. Nicholas Proctor is shown as a Captain who arrived at Boonesboro in 1778. ]

  5. Will Recorded, in Hamilton County, Illinois Will Book, A:12, Secondary quality.

    [source = OLT, verification needed. Nicholas Proctor's will states his estate is to be divided equally to John, Isaac, and William Proctor.]

  6. Mentioned, in Felty, Harold G. Legacy of kin, Hamilton County, Illinois: relationships, vital statistics, marriages, abstracted from obituaries and notices in Hamilton County newspapers, 1858-1992. (Champaign, Illinois: AIBA Pub., c1994), Vol:pg needed, Secondary quality.

    [Believes that Nicholas Proctor is buried with his brother, Little Page Proctor in an unmarked grave. Note: by M.J. Glover, "I found the grave of Little Page Proctor in Concord Cemetery, in Hamilton Co., Illinois. NO grave Nicholas Proctor III was found."]

  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Ardery, Julia Hoge Spencer. Kentucky records: early wills and marriages, copied from court house records by regents, historians and the state historian; old bible records and tombstone inscriptions; records from Barren, Bath, Bourbon, Clark, Daviess, Fayette, Harrison, Jessamine, Lincoln, Madison, Mason, Montgomery, Nelson, Nicholas, Ohio, Scott, and Shelby counties. (Lexington, Kentucky: Keystone Printery, Inc., c1932), 2:114, Secondary quality.


    Patty Harris vs. Pollock, Box 490

    In this suit some of the depositions were taken 1805, others in Clark Co., 1811.
    - Joseph McGuer states he came to Ky., 1779.
    - Leonard K. Bradley came 1783.
    - Joseph Procter aged 55 yrs. to Ky., 1778.
    - Nathaniel Bullock came to Ky., 1777, had been captured by the Indians at Blue Licks, 1778, his age abt. 51 yrs.
    - William Suddeth to Ky., 1783 and stopped at McGee's and Strode's Stations.
    - Stephen Boyle to Ky., 1779, settled at Strode's Station, 1780.
    - Jesse Coffee to Ky., 1781, settled at Boonsborough.
    - James Morgan of Farquier Co., Va., surveyor, makes statement.
    - David Linch to Ky., 1779.
    - William Clinkenbeard aged abt. 44 yrs., to Ky., 1779, was at Strode's Station.
    - Roger Clements, (Montgomery Co.), to Ky., 1781, was at McGee's Station.
    - Oswell Townsin to Ky., 1775, settled at Boonsborough.
    - Joseph Berry to Ky., 1782.
    - James Duncan aged 55 yrs. (deposition taken 1805) came to Ky., 1779, was at Boonesborough, returned to old settlement same year and came out to Ky., again in the fall of that yr. and assisted Benedict Couchman and his brother to build the first house at Strode's Station, which was on a fork. That he was to and from Va. several times and when in Ky. he generally resided at Strode's Station, that he moved his family to Ky. in the spring of 1784.
    - Benedict Couchman aged 49 yrs. (1805), came to Ky., 1779.
    - William Cradlebough came to Ky., 1776 and lived with Daniel Boone.
    - James Berry came to Ky., 1779.
    - Benjamin Dunaway to Ky., 1779 and settled at Boonesborough:
    - Zacheriah Easton, deposition.
    - Aquilla White to Ky., 1779, settled at Boonesborough.
    - Frederick Couchman to Ky., 1779, settled at Boonesborough and was at Strode's.
    - James Sodowsky to Ky., 1779.
    - Nicholas Proctor aged 53, (1811), to Ky., 1788, was at Boonesborough and at Strode's.
    - Joshua Stamper aged 58 yrs. (1811), was at Strodes, 1779-1784.
    - Charles Morgan, deposition.
    - Deed filed in suit, 1813, Richard Ratcliff of Fairfax Co., Va., to Humphrey Marshall. Isaac Halbert and Elizabeth mentioned.