|Birth: ||Jan. 31, 1841|
|Death: ||Apr. 16, 1918|
MM- 2nd. Lieut. Co.F. 8 Mo. Vols.
Married Tabitha Agnes McKinney on Oct. 26, 1861. They had 9 children.
Proctor was my gg grandfather. Proctor served in the Civil War on the Union side. He ranked in as a private and ranked out as a Second Lieutenant. His military unit was the 8th regiment, Missouri Cavalry.
In the photograph to the right are Tabitha and Proctor. Proctor at the time was 29 years old and was a deputy circuit court clerk. At another time Proctor was a surveyor in Bolivar, Polk County, Missouri.
Proctor was "married" three different times but only one of his marriages was legal and that was his marriage to my gg grandmother, Tabitha, his first and only legal wife. Proctor and Tabitha were never divorced. Around the turn of the 20th century, Tabitha moved from Missouri to California with their minor children. Some of their adult children already lived in California. Proctor was supposed to follow her to California but never did.
Proctor stayed in Missouri and "married" two other women. I do not believe that either woman realized that he was already married to someone else. Proctors' two other "wives" were named Martha Elam and Rena Gideon. He had married one of his "wives" but she had "run off". Proctor "married" Martha J. Elam on October 5th, 1906. Apparently, Martha was the one the that "ran off". Proctor then "married" Rena Gideon on August 13, 191?. Rena remained with Proctor until the time of his death.
There is record of Proctor obtaining a divorce from Martha Elam in Forsythe, Mo. but there is no record of him ever obtaining a divorce from Tabitha.
At the time of his death it came time to collect his military pension. As Tabitha was still legally married to Proctor, Tabitha was the recipient of his military pension.
Proctor was part Cherokee Indian. Proctors' grandmother was full blooded Cherokee Indian and her name is believed to have been Jellica Jane Burns.
Proctor died of 'Apoplexy"
William Holcomb Burns (1814 - 1858)
Levenia aka:Wilkinson Wilkerson Burns (1821 - ____)
Tabitha Agnes McKinney Burns (1844 - 1938)*
Levenia Burns Dowel (1866 - 1900)*
James Holcomb Burns (1867 - 1953)*
Waldo Porter Burns (1871 - 1960)*
Elizabeth Rachel Burns Egan (1873 - 1900)*
Proctor Reuben Burns (1876 - 1955)*
Martha Ann F Burns (1879 - 1884)*
Robert Kennedy Burns (1881 - 1884)*
Jesse Eberly Burns (1884 - 1966)*
Bertha A. Burns Williams (1889 - 1917)*
Israel Whittington Burns (1839 - 1879)*
Proctor Mandeville Burns (1841 - 1918)
Richard R. Burns (1843 - 1914)*
Eberle C. Burns (1845 - 1857)*
Lavina Burns Epley (1847 - ____)*
William P Burns (1849 - ____)*
Florence B Burns Mccullough (1855 - ____)*
on back= Husband of Tabitha Agnes McKinney
Maintained by: sharon duffin
Originally Created by: WRVHS
Record added: Jun 15, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38375486
My GG Grandpa. You were a bit of a scoundrel! :) Thank You for your service to our country. XOXOXO|
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Janet de la Peņa
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