Capt. Nicholas Proctor, III
- H. Capt. Nicholas Proctor, III1756 - 1835
- W. Rachel Wright1755 - 1845
Facts and Events
- American Revolutionary War Veteran
Revolutionary War Pension Information
Information from “Virginia/West Virginia Genealogical Data from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Records”, Vol. 4, compiled by Patrick G. Wardell, Lt. Col. U.S. Army Ret. :
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.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Find A Grave.
Capt Nicholas Proctor
Death: Jul. 26, 1835
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."
- Register of Kentucky State Historical Society, Volume 23.... "A parial list of those at Fort Boonesboro from depositions given in Richmond, Kentucky." Rachel Wright states that Nicholas Proctor III, to be her second husband. Nicholas Proctor is shown as a Captain who arrived at Boonesboro in 1778.
- Death: WILL BOOK A, Page 12 of Hamilton County, Illinois Records, dated July 16, 1835. Believes that Nicholas Proctor is buried with his brother, Little Page Proctor in an unmarked grave. Information is from Legacy of Kin, by Harold Felty. Nicholas Proctor's will states his estate is to be divided equally to John, Isaac, and William Proctor.
Note: by M.J. Glover, "I found the grave of Little Page Proctor in Concord Cemetery, in Hamilton Co., Illinois. NO grave Nicholas ProctorIII was found. "
- MARRIAGE AFFIDAVIT, signed by resident of Fort Boonesboro, Kentucky in 1778 states that Rachel Estill is the wife of Captain Nicholas Proctor III. [Strong evidence that Nicholas Proctor III was married prior to his marriage to Rachel Wright Estill, widow of James Estill.]
- Early residents of Fort Boonesboro include the names of Captain Nicholas Proctor and his wife Rachel Wright Estill. Their names also listed on the "Monument" in front of the fort. [Also listed on the monument are the names of his brothers, Benjamin, James, Joseph, and Reuben Proctor]
- Captain Nicholas Proctor III who married the Widow Rachel Wright Estill about 1782, raised the Estill children from her marriage to "Captain John Estill," who was killed by Indians at Fort Boonesboro per account in "A Brief History Of Daniel Boone." Known children were: Benjamin Estill, 1772, Wallace Estill, 1774, James Estill, 1776, Jonathan Estill, 1778, and Sarah Ann Estill, October 19, 1782.
- Ancestry.com/Ancestry Family Trees: Public Members Trees.