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Photographs Taken Summer 2001.


Old St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, PA

A parish church 1761-1901
The headquarters of Episcopal Community Services
since 1904.


Gate of Old St. Paul's Episcopal Church


Thomas Proctor's Grave, St. Paul's Yard


Plaque on Proctor's Grave

In Memory of
General Thomas Proctor
Born 1739 - Died March 16, 1806.
Colonel Commanding the Artillery
Under General Washington Revolutionary War
the Worshipful Master of Lodge No. 19, F. & A. M. of Pennsylvania
Also Worshipful Master of Military Lodge No. 19 During the Revolution.
Also interred here are Francis Proctor, his father, March 12, 1792, aged 87 years
Anna Maria wife of Thomas Proctor, June 1, 1789
and Robert Charlton January 31, 1787, aged 36 years
- Erected by -
Montgomery Lodge No. 19, F. & A. M. of Pennsylvania, A. D. 1936.


Plaque on Wall at Entrance to Old St. Paul's

Interred in this church yard
are the mortal remains of
General Thomas Proctor

Elected a member of the Carpenter's Co. and was instrumental in obtaining the use of Carpenter Hall for the Continental Congress.
Commissioned Captain of an artillery company.
Major of a batallion of artillery.
Colonel of a regiment of artillery. Fought under Gen. Anthony Wayne at Brandywine and at Chadd's Ford had a horse shot from under him.
His command became part of the Continental Army.
May 18 Commissioned Colonel of Artillery in Continental Army.
Served in the Wyoming Campaign under Gen. Sullivan against the British and the Indians.
April 10, resigned his commission in the army.
By commission from Congress, served as Major of Artillery from Dec. 25, 1782-October 22, 1783.
1783-85 High Sheriff of Philadelphia.
City Lieutenant of Philadelphia.
Served the City and Liberties of Philadelphia as Major of a batallion of artillery.
Appointed Brigadier General by Governor of Pennsylvania.
In command of the First Regiment, marched under Gen. Wayne to suppress the Whiskey Rebellion.
June 7 commissioned Major General of Militia.

A founder of the Sons of St. Tammany of Philadelphia and original
member of the Society of the Cincinnati. Died at his home on Arch
Street, between 4th and 5th Streets, March 16, 1806.
Buried with military honors in the church yard.
Was twice Worshipful Master of Lodge No. 19. F. & A. M. of
Pennsylvania, (now Montgomery Lodge No. 19) January 13, 1787.
Erected to his memory by the Montgomery Lodge
No. 19, F. & A.M. of PA, A. D. 1936.

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Signatures of Thomas Proctor:

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Hog(g) Island in Delaware River, PA


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Various land holdings of Thomas Proctor and family
from History of Centre and Clinton County
by John Blair Linn, Pub. Louis H. Everts, Philadelphia,1883
p. 606

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Artillery and Uniform Illustrations:

Use of Artillery.
An Artillyman's Inventory List.
Loading and Firing the Cannon.
The Artillery in Action.
Drum Command.
Fife and Drum.
Colonial Army Uniforms.
Colonial Army Uniforms.
Colonial Army Uniforms.

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Excerpt from will of Col. Thomas Proctor.
from Register of Wills In and For the
County of Philadelphia in the Matter of the
Estate of Thomas Proctor, ADM 52, Year 1806, Book K, Page 236.


Proctor Table of Contents