Person:Joseph Proctor (8)

m. 25 Jun 1761
  1. Lydia Proctor1762 - 1763
  2. Peter Proctor1764 - Bet 1810 & 1822
  3. Joseph Proctor1766 - 1822
  4. Lydia Proctor1768 -
  5. Josiah Proctor1777 - 1842
m. 15 Jan 1811
  1. Anne Maria Proctor1812 - 1828
  2. Harriet Humphrey Proctor1814 -
  3. Charles Proctor1815 - 1816
  4. Maria Sophia Proctor1817 -
  5. Infant Proctor1819 - 1819
  6. Frances Jane Proctor1820 - 1872
  7. Joseph Henry Proctor1822 -
Facts and Events
Name[2] Joseph Proctor
Gender Male
Birth[1] 11 Feb 1766 Warwick, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 15 Jan 1811 Templeton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United Statesto Mary Humphrey Orcutt
Death[3] 6 Aug 1822 Athol, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
  1. Warwick (Massachusetts). Town Clerk. Vital records, 1739-1900
    Vol. 1, p. 9.

    Joseph Procter Son to Peter Procter and Mary Procter was Born February the : 11 : 1766.

  2. Proctor, William Lawrence, and Dolly Pauline Howard Proctor. A genealogy of descendants of Robert Proctor of Concord and Chelmsford, Mass: with notes of some connected families. (Ogdensburg)
    p. 39.

    Joseph Proctor, s/o Peter, b. Littleton Feb 1760 [sic, see following comment], d. Athol 6 Aug 1822, had 4 daughters and one son [no marriage information given].
    [Note: the date 1760 is prior to the recorded marriage of his parents, and does not match his age at death. Given the Warwick record for Feb 1766, which fixes both problems, this error would appear to be a transcription error, either by the author or his source. It is not known if the location of his birth has been incorrectly assumed based on the mistaken date, or if his birth was actually in Littleton, and only recorded in Warwick after the family moved there. No births forany children of Peter and Mary are to be found in the Littleton records.]

  3. Athol, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. Vital records of Athol, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849. (Worcester, Massachusetts: Franklin P. Rice, 1910)
    p. 216.

    PROCTOR, Joseph, h. Mary H., [died] ----. [Perhaps the same as next below.]
    PROCTOR, Joseph Esq., [died] Aug. 6, 1822, a. 56. GS3
    [Birth about 1766. GS3=Old Cemetery]

  4.   Caswell, Lilley Brewer. Athol, Massachusetts, past and present. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1985)
    p. 180.

    "Another lawyer who commenced practice in Athol early in the century, was Joseph Proctor. He was born in Littleton, Mass., Feb. 11, 1766, and graduated at Dartmouth College in 1791. In 1811, he married Mary Orcutt of Templeton. His house stood in the corner of the roads at the junction of what is now Main and School streets, near the lot now owned by Mrs. F. C, Parmenterm and his office was a small building located on what is now the Music hall lot at the Highlands, About 1812, there seemed to be more enterprise starting in town, and the town offered to give Mr. Proctor that spot of land where his office was located, and which was then a ledge of rocks, if he would build a residence upon it. Accordingly, he began the task of clearing this ledge away, at a great expense, and built a substantial, square, brick house, which was removed to make room for the erection of Music Hall. Mr. Proctor was a man of strict integrity, of few words, but sound judgment, and his counsel was considered of great worth in his profession, and was sought by the people from all the surrounding towns. He was prominent in town and political affairs; was one of the committee chosen by the town in 1808, to draw up a petition to the President of the United States for the repealing of the laws laying an embargo, served as moderator at town meetings, was one of the selectmen. Representative to the Legislature in 1819, and postmaster from 1809 to 1822. He died in August, 1822, of paralysis."