Second Generation


5. Whitmel "Whit" PROCTOR1,12,13,14,15 was born in 1829 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina.1,12,15 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 1862.16,17 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 County, North Carolina.14 He died on 12 May 1884 at the age of 55 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina.1,12,15 He was buried at Whitmel Proctor Cemetery (halfway between Rocky Mount and Pinetops) in Edgecombe County, North Carolina.13,15 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 "Betsey" WILLIAMS12 were married on 8 June 1853 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina.1,7,15,18,19 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) According to information entered in the John William Proctor / Elizabeth Proctor family Bible, Whitmel and Elizabeth were married 7 January 1852.
They1,7,15,18,19 appeared in the census in 1880 in Cokey Township 13, Edgecombe County, North Carolina.20 Elizabeth "Betsey" WILLIAMS1,19, daughter of Wiley (or Willie) WILLIAMS and Susan PITT, was born in 1838 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina.1,12,13 She died on 15 June 1895 at the age of 57 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina.1,12,13

Whitmel "Whit" PROCTOR and Elizabeth "Betsey" WILLIAMS had the following children:

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Mary Jane PROCTOR1 was born about 1855 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina.1,21 She died in 1890 at the age of 35 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina.1

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Rufus Marion PROCTOR.

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Thomas Daniel PROCTOR.

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John William PROCTOR.

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Wylie (Wiley?) PROCTOR.

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Francey Hattie PROCTOR.

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Van D. PROCTOR.

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Annie Ida PROCTOR4 was born in 1870 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina.4

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Maggie PROCTOR.

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Bettie PROCTOR.

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Alice PROCTOR.

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