Biography of John T. Proctor
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John T. Proctor was born July 19, 1827, in Genesee Co., N. Y. He was the son of Benjamin and Lucy (Taylor) Proctor, both English descent. His father was born at Walpole, N. H., Dec. 22, 1796, and died at Alaska, Sept. 16, 1872. His mother was born in Covington, Genesee Co., N. Y., March 4, 1801, and died at Alaska, Jan. 7, 1879. In 1829 the senior Proctor settled in Macomb county, his son (of this sketch) being then but two years old. On reaching his majority, the latter was employed in a flouring mill, continuing five years, when he settled for life on 160 acres of land previously purchased. He was married July 4, 1853, to Mary Jane Corey, of Lenox, Macomb Co. They have two sons-Elmer George, born April 1, 1855, and Henry B., Feb. 4, 1860. Mr. P. is a Republican, and has performed the active duties of Magistrate 18 years. Mrs. Proctor was born March 5, 1827. Her father, Archibald J. Cory, was born at Pownal, Vt., in 1799, and died Sept. 13, 1877. Mrs. Corey was born in 1800, in Massachusetts, and is now living in Ridgeway, Macomb Co., where she has lived for the past 50 years.

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