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Proctor, Joseph

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Proctor, Joseph
March 15, 2007 11:47AM
Historical Sketches of Kentucky by Lewis Collins, Maysville, KY. and J. A.
& U. P. James, Cincinnati, 1847. Reprinted 1968. Estill County.

The REV. JOSEPH PROCTOR, of this county, was one of the intrepid band of
Captain Estill, in the bloody battle noticed under the Montgomery head.
His coolness and bravery throughout the battle, were unsurpassed. A
savage warrior having buried his knife in Captain Estill's breast, Proctor
instantly sent a ball from his rifle through the Wyandott's heart. His
conduct after the battle, elicited the warmest appreciation. He brought
off the field of battle his wounded friend, the late Colonel William
Irvine, of Madison, who is noticed under the head of that county.
In an engagement with the Indians at Pickaway towns, on the Great
Miami, Proctor killed an Indian chief. He was a brave soldier, a stranger
to fear, and an ardent friend to the institutions of the country. He made
three campaigns into Ohio, with the view of suppressing Indian
hostilities; and fought side by side with Boone, Calloway and Logan. He
joined the Methodist Episcopal church in a fort in Madison county, and
under the preaching of the Rev. James Hawkes; and was ordained in 1809, by
Bishop Asbury. He was an exemplary member of the church for sixty-five
years, and a local preacher upwards of half a century. He died at his
residence on the 2d of December, 1844, and was buried with military

Proctor Estill Irvine Boone Calloway Logan Hawkes Asbury
Madison-KY OH

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