William PROCTOR / Elizabeth MELTON


Husband: William PROCTOR (Descendant Chart)
Born: ABT 1801 in: Married: in: Died: ABT 1851 in: Father: Mother:
Wife: Elizabeth MELTON (Ancestor Chart, Descendant Chart)
Born: ABT 1805 in: Died: ABT 1860 in: Father: Silas MELTON Mother: Margaret MCCURRY
Children:
1 Name: Silas PROCTOR M Born: in: Died: in:
2 Name: Margaret PROCTOR F Born: in: Died: in: Married: in: Spouse: John LEDFORD
3 Name: Mahalla PROCTOR F Born: in: Died: in: Married: in: Spouse: Benjamin O. NEWTON
4 Name: Sarah PROCTOR F Born: in: Died: in: Married: in: Spouse: E. M. CROW
5 Name: Samuel A. PROCTOR M Born: JUL 1828 in: Died: 25 JAN 1908 in: Cleveland County, NC Married: 27 MAR 1851 in: Cleveland County, NC Spouse: Susanna PARKER
6 Name: William PROCTOR M Born: in: Died: in:
7 Name: Franey Elizabeth PROCTOR F Born: in: Died: in:

William Proctor


Will of William Proctor

The following is a transcription of the original will of William Proctor that is on file in the North Carolina State Archives6:

State of North Carolina
Cleveland County

This June the 14th 1851
Being in a very low state of health but considering my self in proper mind I leave this my last will and testamony it is my wish that my wife Elisabeth have the plantation that I now live upon during her lifetime or widow hood exception the parts that I have settled my two sons Silas & Samuel A. Proctor upon my son William I wish to have the part of my plantation that I leave to my wife at her marage or death the plantation being divided equaly into three parts & if they cannot agree among themselves they are to chose three disinterested men to divide it I wish my three sons as soon as practable to make up equaly and give to my daughters Mahalla and Sarah [? __] each [? shares] worth sixty dollars my youngest daughter Franey I wish to have as her [? _______] share worth sixty dollars a cow & calf & yearling two beads [? wheel & cards] but if she never marays she is to have her support off of the plantation a peas of land that I own on Duncans creek I wish to be sold & the proceed to go to pay my debts I wish my wife to have all my stocks of all sorts house hold and kitchen furnature if they debts that is coming to me & the proceeds of the land that is to be sold does not satisfy my debts my wife is to settle the balance of my debts I leve my wife Elisabeth [? executeress] to this my last will and testamony sined in the presance of
William his mark Proctor {Seal}
Henry Wortman
William his mark Ledford

Executor sworn S. Williams clerk

[The following is written on the back of the will:]
William Proctor's Will

Page 123
Recorded August
Court 1851
Certified S. Willaims Clk


Will of Elizabeth Proctor

The following is a transcription of the original will of Elizabeth Proctor that is on file in the North Carolina State Archives7:

State of North Carolina
Cleveland

To all whom it may concern that I Eilzabeth Proctor widow of William Proctor deceased for diverse causes and good considerations make this my last will and testament
1. I give and bequeath to my eldest son Silas one dollar
2. I give and bequeath to my eldest daughter Margaret wife of John Ledford one dollar
3. I give and bequeath to my daughter Mahaley wife of Benjamin O. Newton one dollar
4. I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah wife of E. M. Crow one dollar
5. I give and bequeath to my son Samuel one dollar
6. I give and bequeath to my son William one dollar
7. I give and bequeath to my daughter Franey Elizabeth one tract of land containing one hundred and two acres this is the land that I bought of my son Silas also I give and bequeath to my daughter Frany E two bedstids and furniture and one chest and all my cloathing
I now appoint my son Samuel Executor to my will at my death I warrant my Ex to sell one sorrel horse one cow and calf one still and cap and worme and one cross cut saw and two pare of stilards and one loom and all the balance of my property
This property is all to be put up and sold at publick [?______] and then pay of all my debts and pay each one their dollar I also want my Executors to rent out the land that I left to my daughter Franey yearley and take the rent and put so much as she needs for her soport and if their is any over plus and their should be any debts remaining unpaid let [? sand over plus gow to that use]
I also want my Executor to have me decently berryed at my death and to be paid out of my estate this the 2 day of March 1860 signed and sealed in the presents of [? vis]
Elizabeth her mark Proctor

P. Peeler
Thomas Ledford

Exer sworn June 12th 1860

[The following is written on the back of the will:]
Elizabeth Proctor's Will

Recorded in Will
Docket Book
A. page 253
[? Jun] Court 1860


Notes:

I haven't actively researched this branch of my family, but here are some notes I have collected:

Sources:

  1. Downs, Posey E. The Captain Benjamin Newton - William Downs and Other Lineage History. Salemburg, NC: Privately Printed. 1954. 374 pages. [ pp.178-195: Contains an extensive listing of the descendants of William Proctor and Betsey (Elizabeth) Melton. ]
  2. [Estate Papers of William Proctor (1862)]. Cleveland County loose estate papers, file C.R.026.508.45, North Carolina Department of Archives and History, Raleigh. 11 p. (Photographs of originals made 12 Nov 2010 (7.7 Mbytes)).
  3. "Notes on a Proctor Family of Northeastern Rutherford Co., N.C", Bulletin of The Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, Forest City, NC. August 2010, p.102-110. [ p.105-107: Lists the wife and children of William Proctor, born ca. 1801, died 1851 in Cleveland County, N.C. ]
  4. Oliver, F. Duane. "The Children of Thomas & Agnes Alexander Welch of Rutherford County", Bulletin of The Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, Forest City, NC. Aug 1990, p.119-123. [ References a Jane Welch who married a William Proctor in Rutherford Co., N. C. on 4 July 1789. They are listed as the parents of eight children: William, James, Luvina, Moses, Reuben, Ransom, Thomas, and John. ]
  5. Rollins, Harold W. "The Melton Family", Bulletin of The Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, Forest City, NC. Feb 2010, p.2-15 and May 2010, p.76-81. [ Feb 2010, p.13: Elizabeth Melton (b. ca. 1805) is listed as a possible daughter of Silas Melton and Margaret "Peggy" McCurry, and the wife of William Proctor. ]
  6. [Will of William Proctor (1851)]. Cleveland County loose wills, file C.R.026.801.9, North Carolina Department of Archives and History, Raleigh. 2 p. (Scanned copy of original will made 16 Aug 2006 (1.9 Mbytes)).
  7. [Will of Elizabeth Proctor (1860)]. Cleveland County loose wills, file C.R.026.801.9, North Carolina Department of Archives and History, Raleigh. 3 p. (Scanned copy of original made 16 Aug 2006 (1.5 Mbytes)).


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