Polly Mecham

15 March 1833–17 November 1920 (Age 87)
Delaware Township, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Polly

When Polly Mecham was born on 15 March 1833, in Delaware Township, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Leonidas Moses Worthen Mecham, was 29 and her mother, Elvira Derby, was 21. She married James Dalton Packer on 14 February 1854, in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. She died on 17 November 1920, in Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, Franklin, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Dalton Packer
Polly Mecham
Marriage: 14 February 1854
Samuel Lewis Packer
James Packer Jr.
Elvira Elizabeth Packer
Orpha Maria Packer
Ossian Leonidas Packer
Anna Eliza Packer
Albert Taylor Packer
Wilford Packer
Polly Sameda Packer
Walter M Packer
Josiah George Packer

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 February 1854Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 3
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 6
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    Age 30
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Meacham .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Polly Mae Mecham

    Polly Mae Mecham The following statements are written by Polly’s grandson, Philando Packer, as she gave them. The earliest ancestors of Polly’s came to America in 1613, they settled in …

    Sources (46)

    • Polly Packer in household of Jas Packer, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Olive Mecham in entry for James Packer, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Polly Mincum in household of Moses Mincum, "United States Census, 1850"

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