Thorndike Proctor

Thorndike Proctor (1672 - 1759) was the son of John Proctor, who was hanged as a witch during the Salem witch trials.
Thorndike was born on July 15, 1672 in Salem, Massachusetts, U.S. He was the son of John and his second wife, Elizabeth Proctor. Thorndike assisted his half-brother Benjamin Proctor in urging the government in making reparations to the family, as everything the family had owned was confiscated upon their father's arrest. This left them little to nothing to support their family.
He purchased Groton Farm from the Downings of London, following the hanging of his father. He also bought the land in which his father, along with 18 others, where executed; today, it's referred to as Proctor's Ledge. The farm was renamed Downing Farm. Thorndike subsequently sold nearly half of the Downing Farm to his half-brother Benjamin Proctor. Eight generations of Proctors resided here until 1851.
On December 7, 1697, he married Hannah Felton, widow of Samuel Endecott, the grandson of John Endecott, the first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Hannah died in 1737.
Thorndike and Hannah's son Nathan Proctor is the father of Jacob and Nathan Proctor, some of the first settlers of present day Ohio
On March 31, 1739, he married Sarah Allen.
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