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Re: Proctor Family Tree
In Response To: Re: Proctor Family Tree ()

Thanks for all your replies. As like most, I pick up my research and put it down when life circumstances permit.
I have located the Washington Post article.
I have read all the Proctor search articles on the web.
I have connected with other Proctor cousins researching who have helped immensely.
But, I am still stuck.

Most of my ancestors stayed in the Charles County region. It seems that my extended family circle broke off and lived apart, perhaps forsaking their kin. It saddens me that this is the reality but none of the grandchildren have been told anything of our heritage.

I have the following ancestors in my list:

My surnames also include: Linkins, Thompson, Butler, Proctor, Harley and Swann
I am familiar with the theory that these are tribal surnames as well.

Thomas Proctor (b. 1798) marrying Eliza (b.1803) on grandfather's side AND William Joseph Proctor (b. 1845) marrying Sarah Elsie Thompson (b. 1843).

Thomas Proctor's line is where I am stuck as well as William Joseph Proctor Sr.'s line.

I believe Eliza (might be a Butler) but I haven't found anything to confirm. I found a FIL Butler living with Thomas Proctor in a later census.

Most desired for me is to understand the "flesh" of the bones of these families. Why they made the choice they did; why they turned their back on their kin.
Why none of the oral heritage has been passed on.

I understand this might be a sensitive topic to some but I do want to hear it: good or bad.
Please email me.

I will be happy to share what I have with other Proctor researchers.


TRB "my roots"

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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