5. Whitmel "Whit" PROCTOR1,9,10,11 was born in 1829 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina.1,9 He appeared in the census in 1860 in Tarboro, Edgecombe County, North Carolina. He served in the military in the CSA Army's 17th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry (2nd Organization) in 1862.12,13 His "date and place of enlistment [are] not known," and he was "discharged on or about May 24, 1862 for unknown reason." (source: NC Troops, 1861-1865, Vol. VI, Infantry) Whit was living in 1870 in Cokey Township 13, Edgecombe, North Carolina.11 He died on 12 May 1884 at the age of 55 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina.1 He was buried at Whitnell Proctor Cemetery (halfway between Rocky Mount and Pinetops) in Edgecombe County, North Carolina.10 Various sources spell his name "Whitmel" or "Whitmell." The family Bible of his grandson, John Whitman Proctor, lists his name as "Whitman." His grave marker spells it "Whitnell."
Whitmel "Whit" PROCTOR and Elizabeth "Betsy" WILLIAMS were married on 8 June 1853 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina.1,5,14 The marriage was performed by William F Mercer, Justice of the Peace. The bondsman was listed as Baker S. Brown, and the witness was John Norfleet. (source: North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868)
Whitmel "Whit" PROCTOR and Elizabeth "Betsy" WILLIAMS had the following children: