Biography of Carlton S. Proctor
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Proctor, Carlton S., was born in Barre July 3, 1826, and was the son of Gershom Proctor by his marriage with Emily Holland. Gershom Proctor came to this region a. few years after the settlement made by his pioneer brother, John Proctor, who came and settled in Gaines in 1811. The children of Gershom and Emily were as follows: Carlton S.; Emily, who married Walter Balcom and died in Murray; Maria, who was the second wife of Walter Balcom; John N.; Elvira S., wife of Delphi Thompson; and Milton G., who met an accidental death in Michigan. Gershom Proctor was a tanner in Gaines for ab9ut fifteen years. He died in the town about 1844. Carlton S. Proctor, our subject, was brought up in the family of his grandfather, his own father having died when Carlton was a boy. At the age of fourteen he began for himself, working at whatever employment he could find. In 1852 he married Jane M. Beebe, the latter dying one year after their marriage. On August 26, 1858, Mr. Proctor married Mary Achor, who was a native of Albany county, and who came to Fairhaven with the Tyler family. Of his second marriage three children were born, viz: Emily May, wife of Fred Wells, of Albion; Julia M., a teacher in the Albion district school, and John C., who died in infancy. Carlton S. Proctor came to his present farm in 1872. At the beginning of his business life he had some small assistance from John Proctor, but generally his success has been the result of his own personal efforts. When a young man he had a thrashing machine and with it worked all through this region of the country. In politics he was formerly a Whig but now is a Republican. He takes no active part in public affairs yet has held the office of pathmaster in the town of Albion for the past twenty years.


From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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