Pam have you looked in Nelson, New Hampshire? "History of Nelson, New Hampshire, 1767--1967" edited by Parke Hardy Struthers. Page 40-1The first Packersfield Town Record Book lists both John Proutee and Johnson Proutee as attending the Proprietors Meeting of March 3, 1773, when the town was known as Monadnock No. 6. The book does not have an index, but there are no Prouty listings in the church membership rolls, nor buried in the cemetery, nor as serving as town officers. John Proute is however shown as owning homestead designated as P in the C-2 square of the map which accompanied the book.I tried to get some idea of when John Proute would have lived on that homestead, by reading the bio sketches of the other owners of that same piece of property.One complication is that the owners appear to be listed alphabetically, rather than chronologically.My working hypothesis is that John Proute left very early, selling out to Benjamin Day.But that is based solely on the information provided about other owners of that same piece of property, and I might have drawn an erroneous conclusion.Here's a summary of what the History said about the owners of that piece of property.
p. 183: Benjamin Day, who fought in the Revolution, had purchased property in Monadnock No. 6, C-2-P, several years before coming to Packersfield in 1777.Benjamin settled in the northeast quarter [which is where C-P is] and built the house still standing--one of the oldest in town; died in 1786.