Elizabeth Proctor

Female9 May 1762–23 July 1851

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Proctor was born on 9 May 1762, in Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Ezekiel Proctor Jr., was 26 and her mother, Elisabeth Proctor, was 26. She married Jesse Perkins on 10 March 1781, in Carlisle, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 23 July 1851, in Brookline, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Brookline, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States.

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Jesse Perkins
Elizabeth Proctor
Marriage: 10 March 1781
Samuel Perkins
Elisabeth Perkins
Esther Perkins
Leonard Perkins
Abijah Perkins
Esther Perkins
Stephen Perkins
Betsey Perkins

Sources (45)

  • Elizabeth Perkins in household of Stephen Perkins, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elizabeth Proctor, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Elisabeth Proctor Perkins, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 March 1781Carlisle, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 14

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    Age 14

    New Hampshire is 9th state.

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion

    Age 24

    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

    Name Meaning

    English (northern): occupational name from Middle English prok(e)tour ‘steward’ (shortened from Old French procurateour, Latin procurator ‘agent’, from procurare ‘to manage’). The term was used most commonly of an attorney in a spiritual court, but also of other officials such as collectors of taxes and agents licensed to collect alms on behalf of lepers and enclosed orders of monks.

    History: John Proctor (died 1757) was a prominent citizen of Boston, MA, and is buried in the King's Chapel Burying Ground there.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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