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Head of Maryland Mayflower Society, of Lutherville, traces roots to Pilgrims
Head of Maryland Mayflower Society, of Lutherville, traces roots to Pilgrims

Benjamin Proctor Jr. has records. He's got documents. He flips through a loose-leaf notebook filled with genealogy charts and historical data about the Mayflower, the Compact, the Native American Indians. The genial retiree from Lutherville with blue eyes and cropped gray hair is an encyclopedia of information about all things Plymouth. And no wonder. Proctor is descended from no less than 11 of the original 102 Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower when it landed in New England territory in 1620. They include William Bradford, governor of Plymouth Colony; William Brewster, religious leader of the "separatists," as they were known at the time; and William Mullins, whose...

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