Proctor, Jonathon-War of 1812

 

Jonathon A. Proctor was born circa 1784, presumably in Edgecombe County, NC. There are several Proctors in Edgecombe County in 1790. Most likely this is where Jonathon Proctor was born. His father-in-law, Samuel Cutchin(s) was from Edgecombe County and Jonathon and Sarah married there.[1],[2],[3],[4],[5]

Jonathon A. Proctor married Sarah Cutchin, daughter of Samuel Cutchin(s) and Mourning Hudnall, on 08 MAR 1808 in Edgecombe County, NC.[6]

Jonathon and Sarah became the parents of Martha Proctor circa 1810 in Edgecombe County, NC.[7],[8]

Jonathon A. Proctor was enumerated in 1810 as the head of a family on the 1810 census in the Bullock’s District of Edgecombe County, NC. Based on ages, it is possible that the following were also living in the household:, Martha Proctor, a free white female, age newborn to ten years of age, Sarah Proctor, a free white female, age sixteen to twenty-six years of age.[9]

Jonathon and Sarah became the parents of Nancy Proctor circa 1811 in Davidson County, TN. On the 1850 census, Nancy is enumerated as having been born in TN.  If she was, then this would pinpoint the time that Jonathon moved to TN as around 1811.[10],[11],[12],[13]

John A. Prockter paid taxes in 1812 in Davidson County, TN. He paid taxes on 45 1/2 acres and one white pole.  I have not found the deed for this land yet. It is possible that the deed from Adam Carper that was recorded later is for this land and he purchased it much earlier than it was finally recorded.  If so, then he was living on Indian Camp Creek at the time he paid taxes in Davidson County, TN in 1812.[14]

During the War of 1812, Jonathon A. Proctor enlisted as a Private between SEP 1814 and APR 1815 in the 2nd Regiment West Tennessee Militia. Jonathon was in Col. Lowry’s regiment under Lieutenant Col. Leroy Hammonds.  I have not found any indication that Jonathon Proctor filed for a pension for his war service, although it is possible he filed for one due to a disability.  Those records are not online at this time.  He does not have any Warrants filed at the Bureau of Land Management office.  Since we know from the census and the fact that he does not have a probate, that he was not a wealthy man, my guess is that he did not file for a pension due to not having the money to file with a lawyer to do the paperwork.  But that cannot be ruled out until I am able to check the Pension files for Old War service members at the National Archives. It is also possible that he did not file because his length of service was not long enough for him to qualify.  According to the Tennessee State Library and Archives, this unit was “Part of General Nathaniel Taylor’s brigade, this regiment was scattered throughout the Creek territory and the vicinity of Mobile to man the various forts in the region: Forts Jackson, Montgomery, Claiborne, and Pierce. Some of the companies participated in the taking of Pensacola (7 November 1814) from Spanish authorities that were accused by Jackson of supporting British troops there. Loury resigned on 20 November 1814 and Lieutenant Colonel Leroy Hammonds took over as commander. The regiment was plagued by disease during its tenure in the Mississippi Territory. For example, a morning report of Captain Asahel Rains on 6 January 1815 shows twenty-seven on the sick list and twenty-seven additional men required to take care of the sick (totaling half the company)”~https://sos.tn.gov/products/tsla/regimental-histories-tennessee-units-during-war-1812.

Jonathon and Sarah became the parents of Unknown female Proctor circa 1820 in Davidson County, TN.[15],[16]

Jonathon and Sarah became the parents of Elizabeth Proctor in 1820 in Davidson County, TN.[17]

Adam Carper sold land to Jonathon A. Proctor on 17 FEB 1820 on the banks of Indian Camp Creek located in Davidson County, TN. This deed book is not yet online.  The deed is mentioned in a mortgage to Samuel Cutchens as having been dated Feb 1820.  It’s possible that Jonathon purchased this land much earlier and didn’t record the deed until 1820.[18]

Beginning on 07 August 1820, the 1820 census enumeration was the first to ask about naturalization status. Jonathon A. Proctor was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 census of Davidson County, TN.  Based on ages, it is possible that the following were also living in the household:, Nancy Proctor, a free white female, age newborn to ten years of age, Martha Proctor, a free white female, age ten to sixteen years of age, Sarah Proctor, a free white female, ages twenty-six to forty-five years of age. Jonathon did not own any slaves.[19]

Jonathon and Sarah became the parents of Unknown male Proctor between 1821 and 1825 in Davidson County, TN.

Jonathon and Sarah became the parents of John Alexander Proctor in 1828 in Davidson County, TN.[20]

John A. Prockter paid taxes in 1829 in Davidson County, TN. He paid taxes on 45 1/2 acres and one white pole.  This land would be the 45 1/2 acres he purchased from Adam Carper.

Samuel Cutchin wrote a mortgage for land to Jonathon A. Proctor on 14 JAN 1829 on the banks of Mill Creek located in Davidson County, TN. It is unclear why Jonathon was mortgaging the property at this time.  It is possible that Samuel Cutchin wrote him a mortgage, then he and Mourning moved in with the Proctors and then paid Jonathon to live there, at which time he could have repaid the mortgage.  However, the records do not state the reason that the mortgage was created, and that would just be speculation on my part[21] The following is a transcription of that deed:

Registered February 25, 1829

This Indenture made and concluded on the fourteenth day of January one thousand  and eight hundred twenty nine between John A. Procktor of the County of Davidson  and State of Tennessee of the one part and Samuel Cutchens of the same county  and state aforesaid of the other part witnesseth that the said John A Procktor for  and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars in hand paid by the  said Samuel Cutchens before the ensealing and delivering of these presents receipt  whereof is hereby acknowledged and the said Samuel acquitted and discharged  hath granted bargained and sold unto the said Samuel Cutchens his heirs and  assigns forever a certain ? or parcel of land contain forty four and 1/8 acres being  and lying in the said Davidson County on the waters of Mill Creek it being the place  whereon the said J. A Procktor now lives. Beginning at a red oak Joseph Moore’s  northwest corner and running South to a white oak and hickory in Edwin Austin’s line  thence west to a cedar thence north to a cedar thence to the beginning To Have and  to Hold the above land and premises with all the appurtenances  thereunto belonging  unto the said Cutchens his heirs and assigns forever Provided always and upon  conditions that if the said John A. Procktor his heirs and assigns shall will and  truly pay or cause to be paid unto the said Samuel Cutchens his heirs and  assigns the full sum of one hundred and fifty dollars with interest from this date then  and in such case and at all times from thenceforth these presents and all the estate  hereby granted bargained and sold and every clause and sentence herein  contained shall cease determine and be utterly void to all intents and purposes  anything herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding. In testimony thereof, I the said John A. Proctor have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal the day and  date above written.

John A. Procktor (seal)

Signed Sealed and delivered in presence of us

Benajah Gray, James Haley, Thomas Cutchens

 State of Tennessee Davidson County Court January Sessions 1829

This Indenture of bargain and sale in Mortgage John A Procktor of the one part and  Samuel Cutchins of the other part was acknowledged in open Court by the said  John A. Proctor to be his act and deed and ordered to be registered. Tax Paid.

Test Nathan Ewing Clerk of Said Court. 

     According to the Land Law Act of 1806, Jonathon A. Proctor had the land he owned processioned on the banks of Indian Camp Creek on Mill Creek located in Davidson County, TN, 18 AUG 1829. Not sure why Jonathon was Processioning the land at this time unless it was needed to mortgage the property[22] The following is a transcription of that deed procession:

Registered November 13, 1830

Plotted to a scale of 50 poles to an inch

State of Tennessee

Davidson County

Agreeable to the 21st section of an act of the assembly passed at Knoxville in 1806 commonly called the land Law after the ? of the law being complied with I have  surveyed and caused to be ? the lines of a tract of land which Johnathon Proctor  holds by Deed of Conveyance bearing date February 17, 1820 from Adam Carper  for 45 ?/8 acres lying in said County on Indian Camp Creek waters of Mill Creek.  Beginning at a Spanish oak John McCrory’s northwest corner thence running north  eighty eight and a half degrees west eight seven and seven tenths poles to a cedar  dead and down from cedar a hickory marked as pointers thence south eighty nine  and four tenths poles to a cedar stump thence north eighty nine degrees east eighty  seven poles to a white oak dead and down Joseph Moore corner thence with said  Moore’s line north eighty four and eight tenths poles to the beginning containing forty  seven and a half acres as represented by the above plot. Surveyed August 18,  1829.

William Weakley D. S.

Sam Weakley S. D. c

John H. Harris S. C. C.

David P. Harris S. C. C. 

     Jonathon A. Proctor was enumerated in 1830 as the head of a family on the 1830 census of Davidson County, TN.  Based on ages, it is possible that the following were also living in the household:, Elizabeth Proctor and Unknown female Proctor, free white females age ten to fifteen years old, Martha Proctor and Nancy Proctor, free white females age fifteen to twenty years old. John Proctor was enumerated in Davidson County, TN in 1830. He is 30-39 years old. He has one male 20-29, and 3 males under 5 living in his household. Sarah is 30-39 and they have 2 females 15-19, 2 10-14 living in the household. He does not own any slaves.  I feel like the male 20-29 is either a brother or a brother-in-law, since John did not have a son in 1830.[23]

Samuel Cutchin, father-in-law of John A. Prockter died between 01 JUN 1830 and 09 NOV 1830 in Davidson County, TN.

Jonathon and Sarah became the parents of Thomas F. Proctor in 1831 in TN.[24]

Samuel Cutchin’s estate was sold in JAN 1831 in Davidson County, TN. When Samuel Cutchin died in 1831, John A Proctor purchased 3 weeding hoes, for .31 1/4, 1 pickling tub for .50, 1 lot of old books, .18 3/4, 5 bushels of rye at 30 for 1.50, 1 lot of split baskets for .81.5, 1 pot and hooks and gridiron for 1.25, 1 negro boy Peter, a slave for $550.00.[25]

Jonathon A. Proctor bought a slave, Peter Unknown from Samuel Cutchin in 1832 in Davidson County, TN. John A. Proctor purchased Peter from Samuel Cutchin’s estate for $550.00. Peter was a male, age 10-23 in 1840.[26]

Jonathon A. Proctor’s daughter, Martha Proctor married David P. Harris on 05 JAN 1833 in Davidson County, TN.

Jonathon A. Proctor’s daughter, Martha Proctor married Peter Mayfield on 18 OCT 1834 in Davidson County, TN.[27]

Jonathon A. Proctor witnessed the will of Phillip Wolf on 02 MAY 1836 in Davidson County, TN. A paper purporting to be the last will and testament of Philip Wolf decd was produced in open court for probate and proved thus: John A Proctor and B B Williams two of the subscribing witnesses thereto being duly sworn depose and say that they became such the subscribing witnesses to said paper writing being duly sworn depose and say that they became such in the presence of said decedent and at his request and in the presence of each other and that they verily believe that he was of sound mind and memory at the time of executing said paper writing. It is therefore ordered that said paper writing be admitted to record as the last will and testament of the said Philip Wolf decd. Whereupon Enoch Ensley one of the executors named in said will came into court and renounced acting as such, & George Wolf the other executor mentioned in said will also appeared in court and gave bond in the sum of five thousand dollars with Joel A Battle, John B Hodges & John A Proctor his securities and qualified according to law. Ordered that he have letters testamentary granted him. ~http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nashvillearchives/minbookbapr36.html.

John A. Prockter paid taxes in 1839 in Davidson County, TN. He paid taxes on either 48 acres or .48 acres.  In 1843, he will sell 45 1/2 of these acres to Alvah Gilman.

Jonathon A. Proctor’s daughter, Nancy Proctor married John W. McAlpin on 12 DEC 1839 in Davidson County, TN. by Josiah C. Nance, MG.[28],[29]

Article I, section 2, of the U.S. Constitution requires that a decennial population census, a nationwide enumeration or count of the population, be taken every 10 years. The 1840 census included a special inquiry regarding pensioners for Revolutionary or military service. This section named persons who were either family heads or members and specified the pensioner’s age, not just a range of ages.  Jonathon A. Proctor was listed as a head of a family on the 1840 census in the 6th Civil District of Davidson County, TN.  Based on ages, it is possible that the following were also living in the household: Thomas F. Proctor and Alexander Proctor, free white males, age ten to fifteen years old, Unknown male Proctor, a free white male, age fifteen to twenty years old, Elizabeth Proctor and Unknown female Proctor, free white females age fifteen to twenty years old, Sarah Cutchin, a free white female age forty to fifty years old. John Proctor is the only Proctor in Davidson County in 1840. He was 50-59. He had two males 10-14 and 1 15-19. Sarah was 40-49. They had two females 15-19. By this time he also owned one slave, a male age 10-23. This is the slave, Peter that he bought from Samuel Cutchin’s estate in 1831.[30]

Stephen H. Rash sold land to Jonathon A. Proctor between 1842 and 1844 in Davidson County, TN. This deed is not online yet.[31]

Jonathon A. Proctor sold land to Alvah Gilman on 20 FEB 1843 in the 6th District of Davidson County, TN[32] The following is a transcription of that deed:

Registered April 21, 1845

State of Tennessee Davidson County

Know all men by these presents that I John A. Proctor have this day bargained and sold and do hereby transfer and convey to Alva Gilman and his heirs forever for the consideration of two hundred and fifty dollars to me paid and on tract of land in the state of Tennessee Davidson County and District No six containing by estimation forty five and 1/2 acres be the same more of less and bounded as follows Beginning at a spanish oak formerly John McCrorey’s northwest corner, running west eight seven poles to a cedar and ? thence south eight three poles to a cedar formerly the northwest corner of Peter A. Turner’s six hundred and forty acre survey, thence east with said Turner’s line eight seven poles to siad John M. Crorey’s, Joseph Moores Courner and white oak thence north with said Moore’s line to hte Beginning.  To have and to hold the same to the said A. Gilman his heirs and assigns forever. I do covenant with the said A. Gilman that I am lawfully seized of said land and have a good right to convey it and that the same is unencumbered and I do further covenant and bond myself my heirs and representatives to warrant and forever defend this title to the said land and any part thereof to the said A. Gilman his heirs and assigns against the lawful claims of all other person’s whatever. Given under my hand and seal this the 20th day of February, 1843

John A. Proctor (Seal)

Test. J. G. Briley William Weatherly and John Shell

State of Tennessee

Davidson County Personally appeared before me Robert B. Castleman Clerk of county court of said county J. G. Briley, and John Shell subscribing witnesses to this ?deed who being sworn defend and say that they are acquainted with John A. Proctor the bargainer and the he acknowledged the same in their presence to be his act and deed in the day of its date. Witness my hands at office April 19, 1845 Ro. B. Castleman

Rec’d April 19, 1845 15/60 O’clock P. W.

By Phenias Garrett D. C,

     The 1850 Federal Population census was the first to record each person’s name, their specific age, and the occupation of those over age 15.  It gave their place of birth, and value of any real estate they owned. Enumeration began on 01 Jun 1850.  John A. Proctor (age 66) was listed as the head of the household on the 1850 Census in 1850 in the 6th Civil District of Davidson County, TN.  Residing in the same household was Sarah Proctor, Elizabeth Proctor (age 30), Alexander Proctor (age 22), Thomas Proctor (age 19). John was a farmer. He owned real estate valued at $600. John is the only Proctor living in Davidson County, TN.[33]

Joel A. Battle sold land to Jonathon A. Proctor on 19 MAR 1851 in the 6th Civil District of Davidson County, TN[34] The following is a transcription of that deed:

I Joel A. Battle have this day bargained and sold and do hereby transfer and convey  to John A. Proctor and his heirs forever for the consideration of the sum of forty five  dollars to me paid for a tract of land in the state of Tennessee Davidson County  District No. 6 containing four acres and one half to the same more or less and  bounded as follows.  Beginning at Mrs. Elizabeth Barnes N. E. corner and standing  stone and running north twenty four poles and eight links to a cedar stump thence  west thirty poles to a hickory and ironwood, thence south twenty four poles and 8  links to a stake, thence East thirty poles to the Beginning.  To have and to hold the same to the said J. A. Proctor, his heirs and assigns forever. I do covenant with the  said Proctor that I have a good right to convey the same and am lawfully seized of  the said land and have a good right to convey it, and that the same is  unencumbered. I do further covenant and bind myself my heirs and representatives to warrant and forever defend the title to the said land with the exception of all the cedar timber that is on said land to my use and benefit and to every other part of the  said land to the said Proctor his heirs and assigns against the lawful claims of all  persons whatsoever. Given under my hand and seal this 19th day of March 1851.

Joel A. Battle (seal)

State of Tennessee

Davidson County

Personally appeared before me F. R. Cheatham clerk of the county clerk of said  county the above named Joel A. Battle the bargainer with whom I am personally  acquainted and who is acknowledged hat he executed the above deed for the  purposes therein contained. Witness my hand and at office this 20th day of March 1851 Rec’d March 20, 1851 10:00 O’clock A. M.

F. R. Cheatham clerk By L. T. Cheatham D. C.

(Written in margin is the name J. W. McCalpin)

     Jonathon A. Proctor sold land to Nelson P. Carter on 03 FEB 1853 on the banks of Indian Camp Creek located in Davidson County, TN. Carter was a nearby neighbor in 1853[35] The following is a transcription of that deed:

Registered February 5, 1853

State of Tennessee

Davidson County

I, J. A. Proctor have this day bargained and do hereby transfer and convey to Nelson  P. Carter and his heirs forever for the consideration of four hundred and fifty dollars  to me paid, a tract of land in the State of Tennessee Davidson County and district  No 6 containing by estimation Twenty acres be the same more or less and bounded  as follows beginning at a rock on the bank of Indian Creek marked 1836 E. G. C  being John Morton’s North East corner, thence West 41 15 1/2/25 to a rock A. B. on  the Eastern face, thence North 62 poles to a rock marked A. B. on the Eastern face,  thence East 51 15 1/2/25 poles to a Sugar tree, thence South 62 poles to the  beginning. To have and to hold the same to the said N. P. Carter his heirs and assigns forever. I do covenant with the said N. P. Carter that I am lawfully seized of said land have a good right to convey it and that the same is unencumbered I do further covenant and bond myself, my heirs and representatives to warrant and  forever defend the title to the said land and every part thereof to the said N. P.  Carter, his heirs and assigns against the lawful claims of all and every part thereof to  the said N. P. Carter his heirs and assigns against the lawful claims of all persons  whatever this the 3rd day of February 1853

John A. Proctor (seal)

Test. Dudley Eastwood

John Alexander Proctor

State of Tennessee

Davidson County

Personally appeared before me G. R. Cheatham Clerk of the County Court of said  County Dudley Easterwood and John Alexander Proctor the subscribing witnesses to  the within deed and who being first duly sworn depose and say that they are  personally acquainted with the within named John A. Proctor the bargainer and that  he acknowledged said deed to be his act and deed in their presence for the  purpose therein contained and upon the day it bears date.

Witness my hand at office this 4th day of February 1852

Rec’d Feby 4 1852 40/60 o’clock P. M.

R. F. Cheatham.

     Jonathon A. Proctor sold land to Joel A. Battle on 19 MAR 1853 in the 6th District of Davidson County, TN. This is the same 4.5 acres he had bought from Battle in 1851.  My guess is that he moved soon thereafter to Williamson County[36] The following is a transcription of that deed:

I Jonathon Proctor have this day bargained and sold and do hereby transfer and  convey to Joel A. Battle and his heirs forever for the consideration of the sum of  fifty five dollars to me paid for a tract of land in the State of Tennessee Davidson  County and District No. 6 Containing four and a half acres be the same more or less  and bounded as follows. Beginning at Mrs. Elisabeth Barris N. E. Conner, a Standing  Stone, and running North Twenty four poles and eight links to a cedar stump, thence  west thirty poles to a hickory and iron wood, thence South Twenty four poles and  Eight links to a Stake thence East thirty poles to the beginning. To have and to hold the same to the said Joel A. Battle his heirs and assigns forever. I do covenant with the said Joel A. Battle that I am lawfully seized of said land and have a good right to  convey it and the same is unencumbered. I do further covenant and bind myself my heirs and representatives to warrant and forever defend the title to the said land to the said Joel A. Battle his heirs and assigns against the lawful claims of all persons  whatsoever. Given under my hand and seal this the 19th day of March 1853

John A. Proctor (seal)

attest. W. M. Clark Frank Battle

State of Tennessee

Davidson County

Personally appeared before me F. R. Cheatham Clerk of the County Court of said County W. M. Clark and Frank Battle Subscribing witnesses to the attached deed  and being first duly sworn ? and say that they are personally acquainted with the  above named John A. Proctor the bargainer and that he acknowledged the same in  their presence to be his act and deed for the purposes therein contained. Witness my hand at office this 29th day of Augt 1860.

Rec’d Aug 29 1860 2 15/60 o’clock PM

F. R. Cheatham Clerk by B. P. Nichol D C.

     The 1860 Federal population census schedules were almost identical to those for 1850, but the 1860 census was the first to inquire about the value of each free person’s personal estate. Enumeration for this census began on 01 Jun 1860.  Jonathon A. Proctor was listed as the head of the household on the 1860 Census in 1860 in the East Division of Williamson County, TN. Residing in the same household was Sarah Proctor, Thomas F. Proctor, Elizabeth Proctor. He was a farmer. He owned real estate valued at $275. He owned personal property valued at $200.[37]

Jonathon A. Proctor died between 1860 and 1870 in TN. The state of Tennessee did not require registrations of deaths until 1914, so Jonathon does not have a death certificate.  I have not been able to find where the Proctors were buried at, so I do not have an exact date of death.  Thomas, Jonathon’s son, is the head of household in Davidson County, with Elizabeth, his sister living with the family in 1870.  They are living next to John McAlpine, who married Nancy Proctor in 1870 and their parents have not been found.  It is assumed that John and Sally Proctor both died between 1860 and 1870.

Jonathon A. Proctor son, Thomas F. Proctor married Elizabeth A. Young on 20 FEB 1861 in Davidson County, TN.

Jonathon A. Proctor died without leaving a will in Davidson County, TN. In 1860, John is living with his wife, son Thomas and daughter Elizabeth in Williamson County, TN.  In 1870, Thomas and Elizabeth are living together in Davidson County, TN. Samuel’s real and personal property was valued at $475 in 1860.  My guess is that he died while living with Thomas and Elizabeth Proctor and since there was very little personal property that could be determined to be his, there was no probate of his estate.[38],[39]

Jonathon A. Proctor died without leaving a will in Williamson County, TN. Although John lived in Davidson County, his property was close to the county line and in 1860, he was enumerated in Williamson County, TN, so a search of will books there were necessary to prove he died intestate. He is not found in Will Books 12-14.[40],[41],[42]

 

 

Endnotes

[1]Jonathon Proctor household, Edgecombe County, NC Federal Population Census:  Page 724.  Viewed online 29 Dec 2016 at http://www.FamilySearch.org.  Microfilmed copy of original record can be found in 1810 Federal Population Census, Duplin, Edgecombe, Franklin, Gates, Granville, Guilford, Haywood, Hertford, Hyde, Iredell, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, and Lincoln Counties, NC, (National Archives Microfilm M252, Roll 40), National Archives, Washington,, D. C..  Photocopy in possession of author.  Estimated date(s) of birth: between 1786 and 1794.  Hereinafter cited as 1810 Edgecombe County, NC-Proctor, Jonathon:  #3932.

[2]Johnathon Proctor household, Davidson County, TN Federal Population Census:  Page 121.  Viewed online 30 Dec 2016 at http://www.FamilySearch.org.  Microfilmed copy of original record can be found in 1820 Federal Population Census, Bedford, Davidson, Hardin, Hickman, Humphreys, Montgomery, Overton, Perry, Warren, Wayne, White, and Wilson Counties, TN, (National Archives Microfilm M33, Roll No. 122), National Archives, Washington, D. C., Family History Library Film 193684.  Estimated date(s) of birth: between 1776-1794.  Hereinafter cited as 1820 Davidson Co., TN-Johnathon Proctor:  #3580.

[3]John Proctor household, Davidson County, TN Federal Population Census:  Page 250.  Viewed online 30 Dec 2016 at http://www.FamilySearch.org.  Microfilmed copy of original record can be found in 1830 Federal Population Census, Bedford, Carroll, Davidson, Dickson, & Dyer Counties, TN, (National Archives Microfilm M19, Roll No. 174), National Archives, Washington, D. C..  Estimated date(s) of birth: between 1790 and 1800.  Hereinafter cited as 1830 Davidson Co., TN-John Proctor:  #3581.

[4]John Proctor household, Davidson County, TN Federal Population Census:  Page: 322; Image: 664.  Viewed online 30 Dec 2016 at http://www.FamilySearch.org.  Microfilmed copy of original record can be found in 1840 Federal Population Census, Dickson, DeKalb, & Davidson Counties, TN, (National Archives Microfilm M704, Roll No. 520), National Archives, Washington, D. C..  Photocopy in possession of author.  Estimated date(s) of birth: between 1780 and 1790.  Hereinafter cited as 1840 Davidson Co., TN-John Proctor:  #3571.

[5]John A. Proctor household, Davidson County, TN Federal Population Census:  Civil District 6, Page 16, Dwelling 115, Family 115, Lines 24-28.  Viewed online 16 Dec 2014 at http://www.FamilySearch.org.  Microfilmed copy of original record can be found in 1850 Federal Populatin Census, Coffee & Davidson Counties, TN, (National Archives Microfilm M432, Roll No. 875), National Archives, Washington, D. C., Family History Library Film 24566.  Photocopy in possession of author.  Estimated date(s) of birth: He was enumerated as 66 years of age.  Hereinafter cited as 1850 Davidson Co., TN-John A. Proctor:  #3570.

[6]Jonathon Proctor and Sally Cutchin Marriage License: (08 Mar 1808). Edgecomb County, NC. Viewed online on 29 Dec 2016 searching North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 at http://www.FamilySearch.org.  Microfilmed copy of original record can be found in Edgecomb County, NC, Marriage Bonds 1741-1868 (N-W), North Carolina Division of Archives and History, Raleigh North Carolina, Family History Library Film 296817.  Photocopy in possession of author. Hereinafter cited as Marriage, Proctor-Cutchin, #2983.

[7]1810 Edgecombe County, NC-Proctor, Jonathon:  #3932.  Estimated date(s) of birth:  This child was 0-10 years old in 1810.

[8]1820 Davidson Co., TN-Johnathon Proctor:  #3580.  Estimated date(s) of birth:  This child was 10-15 in 1820.

[9]1810 Edgecombe County, NC-Proctor, Jonathon:  #3932.

[10]1820 Davidson Co., TN-Johnathon Proctor:  #3580.  Estimated date(s) of birth:  between 1810 and 1820.

[11]1830 Davidson Co., TN-John Proctor:  #3581.  Estimated date(s) of birth:  between 1811 and 1815.

[12]J. H. Hubbard household, Davidson County, TN Federal Population Census:  Supervisor’s District 6, Enumeration District 121, Civil District 6, Sheet 8 A, Dwelling 125, Family 126, Lines 45-49.  Viewed online 31 Aug 2015 at http://www.FamilySearch.org.  Microfilmed copy of original record can be found in 1900 Federal Population Census, Davidson County (part), TN, (National Archives Microfilm T623, Roll No. 1565), National Archives, Washington, D. C., Family History Library Film 1241565  Photocopy in possession of author.  Hereinafter cited as 1900 Davidson Co., TN-J. H. Hubbard.

[13]John McCalpin household, Davidson County, TN Federal Population Census:  Civil District 6, Page 277, Dwelling 93, Family 99, Lines 38-40.  Microfilmed copy of original record can be found in 1870 Federal Populatin Census, Davidson County, districts 2 – 16, (National Archives Microfilm M593, Roll No. 1521), National Archives, Washington, D. C., Family History Library Film 553020.  Photocopy in possession of author..  Estimated date(s) of birth: She is 51.  Hereinafter cited as 1870 Davidson Co., TN-John McCalpin:  #1700.

[14]John Proctor, 1812 tax entry:  Davidson County, TN. Hereinafter cited as Taxroll-John Proctor, #3784.

[15]1830 Davidson Co., TN-John Proctor:  #3581.

[16]1840 Davidson Co., TN-John Proctor:  #3571.

[17]1850 Davidson Co., TN-John A. Proctor:  #3570.  Estimated date(s) of birth:  She was enumerated as 30 years of age.

[18]Adam Carper to John A. Proctor, Deed:  Davidson County, TN, Deed Book O, Page  89..  Microfilmed copy of original record can be found in Davidson County, TN, Deed Books N-P 1818-1820, 1822, Roll 0005, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville TN, Family History Library Film 332663. Hereinafter cited as Carper-Proctor, Deed, #4168.

[19]1820 Davidson Co., TN-Johnathon Proctor:  #3580.

[20]1850 Davidson Co., TN-John A. Proctor:  #3570.  Estimated date(s) of birth:  He was enumerated as 22 years of age.

[21]John A . Proctor to Samuel Crutchens, Mortgage:  Davidson County, TN, Deed Book S, Page 46. Written on 14 Jan 1829.  Filed on 25 Feb 1829.  Viewed online at http://www.FamilySearch.org on  30 Dec 2016.  Microfilmed copy of original record can be found in Davidson County, TN, Deed Books S-T 1829-1833, Roll 0007, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville TN, Family History Library Film 332665. Hereinafter cited as Proctor-Crutchens, Deed, #3975.

[22]John A. Proctor Land Processioned, unknown record type:  Davidson County, TN, Deed Book S, Page 645. Written on 17 Feb 1820.  Filed on 13 Nov 1830.  Viewed online at http://www.FamilySearch.org on  30 Dec 2016 (index only).  Microfilmed copy of original record can be found in Davidson County, TN, Deed Books S-T 1829-1833, Roll 0007, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville TN, Family History Library Film 332665. Hereinafter cited as Proctor, Land Processioned, #3976.

[23]1830 Davidson Co., TN-John Proctor:  #3581.

[24]1850 Davidson Co., TN-John A. Proctor:  #3570.  Estimated date(s) of birth:  He was enumerated as 19 years of age.

[25]Samuel Cutchin, Estate Sale: (January 1831), Davidson County, TN Will Book 9, Page 508-09. Viewed online on 30 Dec 2016 at http://www.familysearch.org.  Microfilmed copy of original record can be found in Davidson County, TN, Will Books 8-9 (1821-1832), Roll 0429, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville TN. Hereinafter cited as Samuel Cutchin, Estate Sale, #3980.

[26]Ibid.

[27]Peter Mayfield to Martha Proctor Marriage Certificate: (Issued 18 Oct 1834). Davidson County, TN Book 1, Pages 462. Viewed online on  at http://www.FamilySearch.org.  Microfilmed copy of original record can be found in Davidson County, TN, Marriage Book 1 1789-1837, Roll 0469, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville TN, Family History Library Film 200294.  Photocopy in possession of author. Hereinafter cited as Marriage,Mayfield-Proctor: MCALPINE (1), #3783.

[28]Nancy Proctor and John W. McAlpin Marriage Certificate: (Issued 11 Dec. 1839, Solemized 12 Dec 1839). Davidson County, TN Book 2, Pages 45. Viewed online on  at http://www.FamilySearch.org.  Microfilmed copy of original record can be found in Davidson County, TN, Marriage Books 2-4 1837-1863, Roll 0470, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville TN, Family History Library Film 200295.  Photocopy in possession of author. Hereinafter cited as Marriage, McAlpin-Proctor: MCALPINE (1), #1712.

[29]Byron and Barbara Sistler, Early Middle Tennessee Marriages V. 1 Grooms (1712 Natchez Trace, PO Box 120934, Nashville, TN. 37212: Byron Sistler and Associates, 1988), Page 34, vol. 1. Hereinafter cited as Middle TN Marriages, Volume 1, #840.

[30]1840 Davidson Co., TN-John Proctor:  #3571.

[31]Stephen H. Rash to John A. Proctor, Deed:  Davidson County, TN, Deed Book 9, Page 106.  Viewed online at http://www.FamilySearch.org on  14 Jan 2018.  Microfilmed copy of original record can be found in Davidson County, TN, Deed Books 7-9 1844-1847, Roll 0013, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville TN, Family History Library Film 332671. Hereinafter cited as Rash-Proctor, Deed, #4170.

[32]John A . Proctor to Alvah Gilman, Deed:  Davidson County, TN, Deed Book 7, Page 406. Written on 20 Feb 1843.  Filed on 19 Apr 1845.  Viewed online at http://www.FamilySearch.org on  30 Dec 2016 (index only).  Microfilmed copy of original record can be found in Davidson County, TN, Deed Books 7-9 1844-1847, Roll 0013, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville TN, Family History Library Film 332671. Hereinafter cited as Proctor-Gilman, Deed, #3977.

[33]1850 Davidson Co., TN-John A. Proctor:  #3570.

[34]Joel A. Battle to John A. Proctor, Deed:  Davidson County, TN, Deed Book 14, Page 418. Written on 19 Mar 1851.  Filed on 20 Mar 1851.  Viewed online at http://www.FamilySearch.org on  14 Jan 2018.  Microfilmed copy of original record can be found in Davidson County, TN, Deed Books 14-15 1850-1852, Roll 0016, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville TN, Family History Library Film 332674. Hereinafter cited as Battle-Proctor, Deed, #4169.

[35]John A . Proctor to Nelson P. Carter, Deed:  Davidson County, TN, Deed Book 17, Page 22. Written on 03 Feb 1853.  Filed on 04 Feb 1854.  Viewed online at http://www.FamilySearch.org on  30 Dec 2016 (index only).  Microfilmed copy of original record can be found in Davidson County, TN, Deed Books 16-18 1852-1854, Roll 0017, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville TN, Family History Library Film 332675-6. Hereinafter cited as Proctor-Carter, Deed, #3978.

[36]John A . Proctor to Joel A. Battle, unknown record type:  Davidson County, TN, Deed Book 31, Page 180. Written on 19 Mar 1853.  Filed on 29 Apr 1860.  Viewed online at http://www.FamilySearch.org on  30 Dec 2016 (index only).  Microfilmed copy of original record can be found in Davidson County, TN, Deed Books 31-32 1860-1863, Roll 0022, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville TN, Family History Library Film 332681. Hereinafter cited as Proctor-Battle, Deed, #3979.

[37]J. A. Proctor household, Williamson County, TN Federal Population Census:  Eastern Division, Page 211, Dwelling 438, Family 426, Lines 22-25.  Microfilmed copy of original record can be found in 1860 Federal Populatin Census, White & Williamson Counties, TN, (National Archives Microfilm M653, Roll No. 1279), National Archives, Washington, D. C., Family History Library Film 805279.  Hereinafter cited as 1860 Williamson Co., TN-J. A. Proctor:  #3582.

[38]John Proctor died intestate (1859-1865), proven intestate after an exhaustive search of  Will Book 18-19. Viewed online on 20 Jun 2013 at http://www.familysearch.org.  Microfilmed copy of original record can be found in Davidson County, TN, Will Books 18-19 1859-1865, Roll 0434, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville TN. Hereinafter cited as John Proctor-Intestate, #3578.

[39]John Proctor died intestate (1861-1871), proven intestate after an exhaustive search of  Will Book 20-21. Viewed online on 20 Jun 2013 at http://www.familysearch.org.  Microfilmed copy of original record can be found in Davidson County, TN, Wills, Inventories and Settlements 19-21 1861-1871, Roll 0435, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville TN. Hereinafter cited as John Proctor-Intestate, #3578.

[40]John Proctor died intestate (1878-1888), proven intestate after an exhaustive search of  Will Book 12 and 13. Viewed online on 20 Jun 2013 at http://www.familysearch.org.  Microfilmed copy of original record can be found in Williamson County, TN, Will Books 12-13 Oct 1855-Jul 1864, Roll 092, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville TN. Hereinafter cited as John Proctor-Intestate, #3575.

[41]John Proctor died intestate (1864-1870), proven intestate after an exhaustive search of  Will Book 14 and 15. Viewed online on 20 Jun 2013 at http://www.familysearch.org.  Microfilmed copy of original record can be found in Williamson County, TN, Will Books 14-15 Jul 1864-Aug 1870, Roll 093, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville TN. Hereinafter cited as John Proctor-Intestate, #3576.

[42]John Proctor died intestate (1864-1870), proven intestate after an exhaustive search of  Will Book 16 and 17. Viewed online on 20 Jun 2013 at http://www.familysearch.org.  Microfilmed copy of original record can be found in Williamson County, TN, Will Books 16-17 Aug 1870-Feb 1878, Roll 094, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville TN. Hereinafter cited as John Proctor-Intestate, #3577.

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