9. Rufus M. PROCTOR1,17 was born about 1859 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina.1,16 The 1960 Census shows a boy born to Whit and Elizabeth Proctor named George, at age 2 in that year. In the 1870 and 1880 Censuses, a boy named Rufus appears at ages 11 and 21, respectively. It is almost certain that this child was the "Rufus M. Proctor" whose life is listed here. Rufus Proctor's death certificate (1937) listed him as age 66 at the time of his death. This seems impossible, as his oldest daughter Mary Lena was age 53 at the time of his death. The earlier date, around 1859, seems to fit all other known facts. He died on 5 May 1937 at the age of 78 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina.18 At the time of his death, Rufus was living at 515 Edgecombe Street, Rocky Mount, NC, in the home of his granddaughter Mrs. Clyde C. (Bessie) Britt. He was buried on 7 May 1937 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina.18
Rufus M. PROCTOR and Amanda ALBRITTON were married on 26 March 1882 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina.19,20,21 Amanda ALBRITTON was born in July 1860.19,22 Earlier documents (including the record of her marriage to Rufus Proctor) show Amanda's maiden name as "Albritton." However, documents from later in her life (e.g., the death certificate of her daughter in 1970) show her maiden name as "Warbritton." As there were both Albrittons and Warbrittons in Edgecombe County in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, there is no clear indication which is correct for Amanda, though the contemporary marriage listing seems to weigh in favor of Albritton.
Rufus M. PROCTOR and Amanda ALBRITTON had the following children: