Originally from Ipswich, Massachusetts, John Proctor moved to Salem Town in 1666. He inheirited part of a profitable estate after his father's death, and was also the owner of a tavern and a wealthy landowner. Proctor was the first man to be accused, and his hot temper helped him not during his trials. His wife Elizabeth was also accused of witchcraft. He was 60 years old at the time of his arrest. At his execution on August 19,1692, he pleaded for more time because he was not fit to die, believing that he had not yet made peace with others and God.


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