Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Interred in this church yard are the mortal remains of General Thomas Proctor
1775—Commissioned Captain of an artillery company
1776—Major of a Batallion of Artillery
1777—Colonel of a Regiment of Artillery
Fought under General Anthony Wayne at Brandywine and at Chadd's Ford had a horse shot from under him.
1778—His command became part of the Continental Army
1779—Served in the Wyoming Campaign under General Sullivan against the British and Indians
1781—April 10, Resigned his commission in the army
1782—By commission of Congress, served as Major Artillery from December 25, 1782 to October 22, 1783
1783 to 1785 High Sheriff of Philadelphia
1790—City Lieutenant of Philadelphia
1792 to 1798 Served the city and liberties of Philadelphia
1793—Appointed Brigadier General by the Governor of Pennsylvania
1795—In command of the First Regiment marched under General Wayne to suppress the Whiskey Rebellion
1796—June 7, Commissioned Major General of Militia
Died at his home Arch St., Between 4th & 5th Sts., March 16, 1806
Buried with military honors in this church yard.
Was twice Worshipful Master of Colonial Lodge No. 2, prior to the Revolution, Worshipful Master of Military Lodge No. 19, and became the first Worshipful Master of Lodge No. 19. F. & A. M. of Pennsylvania, now Montgomery Lodge No. 19. Jan. 13. 1787
Erected 1936 by Montgomery Lodge No. 19, F. & A. M. of Pennsylvania.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary.
Location. 39° 56.771′ N, 75° 8.79′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of South Third Street and Willings Alley on South Third Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 225, Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “Common Sense” (within shouting distance of this marker); The Home of Juan de Miralles (within shouting distance of this marker); The Home of John Penn (within shouting distance of this marker); Powel House (within shouting Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks (within shouting distance of this marker); The House of Samuel Powel (within shouting distance of this marker); House Where Lived in 1791 Alexander Hamilton (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); “Evangeline” (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
Also see . . .
1. Outline of the history of Old St. Paul's Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Submitted on August 11, 2019.)
2. Thomas Proctor, RevWarTalk. (Submitted on August 11, 2019.)
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