John Packard

1741–1794 (Age 52)
Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of John

When John Packard was born on 13 September 1741, in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Joseph Packard, was 42 and his mother, Susanna Mitchell, was 38. He married Anna Pratt on 7 October 1760, in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 7 daughters. He died in 1794, in Saratoga, New York, United States, at the age of 53.

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John Packard
Anna Pratt
Marriage: 7 October 1760
Sarah Packard
Sarah Packard
Sarah Packard
Jonathan Packard
Betty Packard
Martha Packard
Olive Packard
Olive Packard

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7 October 1760
Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America


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World Events (4)


Age 35

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 35

New York is the 11th state.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 45

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English pa(c)k ‘pack’, ‘bundle’ + the Anglo-Norman French pejorative suffix -ard, hence a derogatory occupational name for a peddler.2 English: pejorative derivative of the Middle English personal name Pack .3 English: from a Norman personal name, Pachard, Baghard, composed of the Germanic elements pac, bag ‘fight’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Packard in entry for Galen Packard and Emily Paul, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"
  • John Packard in entry for Sarah Packard, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • John Packard, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"

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