Tallahassee in Leon County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Antonio Proctor, George Proctor, John Proctor
Antonio (Toney) Proctor, born Antonio Propinos circa 1743 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, was enslaved as a child. During the American Revolution, he was a body servant to a British army officer. He later worked in St. Augustine for Panton, Leslie, and Co., and served in St. Augustine’s black militia. During the War of 1812, Antonio aided Spain and for his service, was granted his freedom and 185 acres of land by virtue of a royal order from the king of Spain in 1816. Following the United States’ acquisition of Florida, he worked as an Indian interpreter for the United States Government. After Antonio helped negotiate the Treaty of Moultrie Creek and the Treaty of Payne’s Landing, Territorial Governor William DuVal stated, “Proctor’s skills proved indispensable. His services were invaluable to the United States at a period when no other person could have preserved the peace of the country.” Born circa 1805, Antonio’s son George was an architect, and began his career in Tallahassee in 1829. He left a tangible legacy as an entrepreneur and home builder for prominent Tallahassee citizens, including the Rutgers
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Government & Politics • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 30° 26.572′ N, 84° 17.207′ W. Marker is in Tallahassee, Florida, in Leon County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West Park Avenue and North Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located in the Old City Cemetery. Entrance is off North Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 West Park Avenue, Tallahassee FL 32301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Major General David Lang (within shouting distance of this marker); Prince And Princess Murat (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old City Cemetery (about 500 feet away); Trinity United Methodist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Trinity United Methodist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); The Florida State University Campus (approx. 0.3 miles away); USS Tallahassee (approx. 0.3 miles away); Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tallahassee.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 20, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 512 times since then and 160 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 20, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.