The John Sidney and Mary Jones Proctor Family, 1872 – 1994

THE JOHN SIDNEY “Sid” PROCTOR [1872 - 1934] and MARY ELIZABETH JONES [1882 - 1955] FAMILY, 1872 – 1994.

Submitted by:  Earl P. Bell, Jr.

Date:  28 January 2010; Richard Proctor added on 16 February 2010; as of this date there are four first cousins left and none of us had every heard of a Richard Proctor; it was a shocking discovery.

Comments to:  earl.bell3@gmail.com

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HUSBAND’S NAME: JOHN SIDNEY [SID] PROCTOR

When Born: 23 September 1872

Where: Cooper’s Township, Nash County, North Carolina

When Married: 1 February 1899

Where: Cooper’s Township, Nash County, North Carolina

When Died: 4 May 1934

Where: Rocky Mt., Edgecombe, North Carolina

Where Buried: Pineview Cemetery, Rocky Mt., NC

Occupations: Merchant, Farmer, Land Speculator. Tobaccoist

HIS FATHER: HANSEL “Harry” HARRISON PROCTOR, JR.

HIS MOTHER [By Maiden Name]: SARA JANE VAUGHN, sister of ELIZABETH VAUGHN who married HARRY PROCTOR’s brother GRANDBERRY PROCTOR.

Names of Other Wives[if any]: NONE

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WIFE’S MAIDEN NAME: MARY ELIZABETH JONES

When Born: 26 May 1882

Where: Cooper’s Twp., Nash County, North Carolina

When Died: 17 June 1957

Where: Rutledge Road, Newport News, Virginia

Where Buried: Pineview Cemetery, Rocky Mt., NC

Occupation: Housewife

HER FATHER: JOHN [JACK] DANIEL JONES

HER MOTHER [By Maiden Name]: BEADY TREVATHAN [1853 - 1882]

Names of Other Wives[if any]: MARTHA ANN PEEBLES [1861 - 1940]

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CHILDREN OF JOHN SIDNEY PROCTOR [1872 – 1934] and MARY ELIZABETH JONES [1882 – 1957]:

1. MATTIE LEE PROCTOR. Female.

Born: 16 Nov. 1900.

Where: Oak Level Twp., Nash County, NC.

Died: 13 January 1978

Where: Ahoskie, Hertford County, NC

Husband: GEORGE FRANKLIN COWAN

Born: 10 March 1899.

Where: Red Springs, Robeson County, NC.

Died: 11 June 1935.

Where: Lakeland, Polk County, Florida

Buried: GEORGE FRANKLIN and MATTIE LEE PROCTOR COWAN are buried in Pineview Cemetery, Rocky Mt., Edgecombe County, NC.

2. EULA LEE PROCTOR. Female

Born: 1902.

Where: Oak Level Twp., Nash County, NC

Died: ca. 1908

Where: Oak Level Twp., Nash County, NC

Burial:  Unknown.  Probably the Proctor Graveyard in Cooper’s Township, on the western service road, just off Interstate 95, north of Sandy Cross Road, where HANSEL HARRISON PROCTOR, JR. owned a farm amd is buried.

3. SIDNEY  DANIEL PROCTOR. Male [Middle Name from his grandfather JOHN DANIEL JONES [1856 – 1925]

Born: 7 Oct.1905

Where: Oak Level Twp., Nash County, NC

Died: March 1985

Where: Norfolk, Virginia

Wife: RUTH BROWN

Born: 25 January 1918

Where: Norfolk, Virginia

Died: September 1981

Where: Norfolk, VA

Buried: SIDNEY DANIEL AND RUTH BROWN PROCTOR are both buried in Norfolk, Virginia.

4. INFANT [SIDNEY'S TWIN]. Male

Born: 7 Oct. 1905

Where: Oak Level Twp., Nash County, NC

Died: 7 Oct. 1905

Where: Oak Level Twp., Nash County, NC

Burial:  Unknown

5. WILLIAM “Bill”  HANSEL PROCTOR

Born: 29 October 1906.

Where: Oak Level Twp., Nash County, NC

Died: 5 July 1960

Where: Roanoke Rapids, Halifax County, NC

Buried: Cedarwood Cemetery, Roanoke Rapids, Halifax County, NC on 8 July 1960.

Address at the Time of Death: 609 Henry Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC

Wife: EVELYN BRIDGER

Born: 7 June 1902

Where: Bertie County, North Carolina

Died: 4 August 1999

Where: Raleigh, Wake County, NC [Nursing Home]

Buried: Cedarwood Cemetery, Roanoke Rapids, Halifax County, NC.

6. ALICE LEE PROCTOR. Female

Born: 2 Feb. 1909

Where: Oak Level Twp., Nash County, NC

Married: 11 April 1936.

Where: First Methodist Church, Rocky Mt., Edgecombe County, NC.

Died: 11 March 1994

Where: Elon College, Alamance County, NC

Husband: EARL P. BELL, SR. [born and raised in Nashville Twp., Nash County, North Carolina]

Born: 8 September 1910

Where: Nashville Twp., Nash County, NC

Died: 11 August 1971

Where: Aulander, Bertie County, NC

Buried: Both are buried in the Aulander Cemetery, Aulander, Bertie County, NC

7. ETTA LEE PROCTOR

Born: 16 Sept. 1910

Where: Oak Level Twp., Nash County, NC.

Married: 24 July 1940

Where: Myrtle Beach, SC

Died: August 1987

Where: 12 Rutledge Road, Newport News, Virginia

Husband: JAMES “Jimmy” H. JENKINS, JR. [Jimmy was raised in Gates County, North Carolina]

Born: 28 March 1900

Where: Gates County, North Carolina

Died: November 1983

Where: Yorktown, York County, Virginia

Buried: JIMMY AND ETTA PROCTOR JENKINS are buried in Peninsula Memorial Cemetery in Newport News, Virginia.

8.  RICHARD PROCTOR

Born:  March, 1914

Where:  Oak Level Township, Nash County, NC

Died:  9 November 1914 at 7 P.M. of Cholera

Where:  Oak Level Township, Nash County, NC

Buried:  Unknown; he was buried on: 10 November 1914

Other information: on his NC Death Certificate, which was filed on 8 December 1914, it is states that he was nine months old, the Doctor D. Russell Dixon of Rocky Mount was attending to him and his mother Mary Jones Proctor since 7 November 1914; the informant is listed as:  J. S. Proctor, Route #2, Rocky Mount, Nash County, NC; his father is listed as:  J. S. Proctor of Nash County and his mother is listed as Mary Jones of Nash County, NC

9. ANNABELLE LEE PROCTOR [in her grade school books her name is written “Annie Belle.”

Born: 21 May 1918

Oak Level Twp., Nash County, NC

Married: ca. 1942

Died: 22 March 1966

Where: Yorktown, York County, NC

First Husband: WARREN DOW

Born: 25 October 1919

Where: Malden, Middlesex County, MA

Died: 7 November 1988

Where: Seattle, WA

Second Husband: LEWIS DAVIS [1919 - 1961]

The documentation for the above information comes from census, birth and death records and the knowledge of family members

JOHN SIDNEY AND MARY ELIZABETH JONES PROCTOR are the grandparents of:  BARRETT BRIDGER PROCTOR McCANDLESS (deceased) of Hawaii; SAUNDERS PROCTOR BLACK of Stanley, NC; EARL P. BELL, JR. of Olympia Fields, IL; MARY ALICE BELL BRAGG of Elon College, NC; WILLIAM HANSEL BELL (deceased) of Benicia, CA; and BETH JENKINS STILLWELL of Yorktown, VA.