FLOR500, Garden 136 George Proctor, Builder (?–1868) George Proctor moved with his elderly father to Tallahassee in the 1820s. They were free African Americans in a time of slavery. Proctor became a carpenter and builder, and built some of the finest homes in Tallahassee, probably including the Knott House, now an historic house museum. He became heavily in debt due to a national financial crisis in the 1840s, and joined the California Gold Rush of 1849 to earn money. He never returned to Tallahassee.
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George Proctor, Builder

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George Proctor, Builder

(?–1868)

George Proctor moved with his elderly father to Tallahassee in the 1820s. They were free African Americans in a time of slavery. Proctor became a carpenter and builder, and built some of the finest homes in Tallahassee, probably including the Knott House, now an historic house museum. He became heavily in debt due to a national financial crisis in the 1840s, and joined the California Gold Rush of 1849 to earn money. He never returned to Tallahassee.     





 




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