My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Proctor of Lowell, MA and Salem, MA -- Tombstone Tuesday

I noticed the first of the fall leaves falling on September 28, 2014, while in the Lowell Cemetery. As I entered the surname Proctor as a label (on the right side of this post), I saw I hadn't entered my own ancestor's surname John Proctor of Ipswich, Massachusetts. John was hanged as a witch on August 19, 1692. Unfortunately, I don't know if the family below was related to the one from Ipswich.
James Proctor
1795  --  1862
Joan Boynton
1796  --  1877
Thomas W. Proctor
1834  --  1850
Seward N. Proctor
1829  --  1910
Lydia M. Dinsmore
1830  --  1855
His Wife

Betsy A. Boynton
1837  --  1907
His Wife

Elvira B. Proctor
1857  --  1857
Emma J. Proctor
1869  --  1871
Arthur J. Proctor
1873  --  1874
Eva M. Proctor
1878  --  1938
This cemetery is called, Lowell Cemetery.

John Proctor
August 1692
Age 60

He was my 9th great-grandfather.

The Burying Point Cemetery
 Salem, Massachusetts

The Site of the Salem Witch Trial Hangings Finally Has a Memorial
From the Smithsonian magazine, July 13, 2017, by