Serviah Lovisa Packer

15 September 1767–7 October 1806 (Age 39)
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Serviah Lovisa

When Serviah Lovisa Packer was born on 15 September 1767, in Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Deacon James Packer, was 33 and her mother, Rebecca Walworth, was 31. She married Joseph Shepardson on 24 October 1787, in Guilford, Windham, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 7 October 1806, in Leyden, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Groll Cemetery, Guilford, Windham, Vermont, United States.

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Joseph Shepardson
Serviah Lovisa Packer
Marriage: 24 October 1787
Jared Shepardson
Rebecca Packer Shephardson
Serviah Shepardson
Joseph Shepardson
Lucinda Shepardson
William Henry Shepardson
James Packer Shepardson
Horatio Jefferson Shepardson
Salome Shepardson

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24 October 1787
Guilford, Windham, Vermont, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 9

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 9

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 14

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a wool-packer, from an agent derivative of Middle English pack(en) ‘to pack’.2 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from an agent derivative of Middle Low German pak, German Pack ‘package’, hence an occupational name for a wholesale trader, especially in the wool trade, one who sold goods in large packages rather than broken down into smaller quantities, or alternatively one who rode or drove pack animals to transport goods.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Surora Backer in entry for Horatio J. Shephards, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Zurvier Shepardson, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Zurvier Packer, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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