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Moses Packer

Male 1764 - 1830  (66 years)


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  • Name Moses Packer 
    Born 1764  Uwchlan, Chester, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Sep 1830  Middlebury, Knox, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Person ID I4357  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 24 Aug 2017 

    Father Aaron Packer,   b. Abt 1732 
    Family ID F4718  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eve Williams,   d. Aft 9 Jul 1837 
    Married Abt 1791  Fayette, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 7
    Children 
    +1. Jonathan Taylor Packer,   b. 26 Jul 1817, Perry Township, Richland, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1889, Safford, Graham, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 7 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F2770  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Both John A. Freestone and Donna Smith Packer give Moses Packer's mother as Ann Phipps, but Packer researcher Warren Packer says: "In a paper left by Jonathan Taylor Packer, the name of the mother of Moses Packer is given as Margaret. Descendants of Jesse Packer, a brother of Moses, say that the mother of Jesse was Mary Ann Phipps. Records show that Aaron Packer, father of Moses, married Ann Phipps; but we have not been able to find out with certainty the name of Moses' mother."

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      There's a photograph of a man in a large top hat that is in wide circulation on the internet as an image of Moses Packer. Dozens of copies of it can be found attached to Moses Packer on ancestry.com, geni.com, etc. It also appears in at least one Packer family history volume published by a relative of TNH. Do a Google image search on "Moses Packer" and you'll find it immediately.

      Those who believe that this man is Moses Packer should contemplate the fact that the first photographic portraits of human beings were made in 1839. Moses Packer died in 1830.

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      Common ancestor of TNH and Arizona senator Jeff Flake:

      Moses Packer (1764-1830) = Eve Williams (d. ~1837)
      William Hamilton Packer (1815-1875) = Sarah Briggs Allen (1835-1920)
      William Ezra Packer (1868-1932) = Emma Elizabeth Foutz (1869-1947)
      Joseph Alma Packer (1890-1954) = Blanche Standing (1892-1954)
      Wilma Packer (1915-1974) = Leon Almond Hock (1913-1973)
      Nerita Hock (b. 1937) = Dean Maeser Flake (b. 1931)
      Jeffry Lane Flake (b. 1962)

  • Sources 
    1. [S229] On Footings From the Past: The Packers in England by Donna Smith Packer. 1988. Mostly reliable on this side of the Atlantic.

    2. [S1015] The Life and Times of Alonzo Hamilton Packer and His Wife Lydia Ann Parker by John A. Freestone, 1999.

    3. [S1017] Warren Packer, "Story of Moses Packer." 12 Nov 2014., year and county only.

    4. [S229] On Footings From the Past: The Packers in England by Donna Smith Packer. 1988. Mostly reliable on this side of the Atlantic., year only.

    5. [S1015] The Life and Times of Alonzo Hamilton Packer and His Wife Lydia Ann Parker by John A. Freestone, 1999., date only.

    6. [S1017] Warren Packer, "Story of Moses Packer." 12 Nov 2014.

    7. [S1017] Warren Packer, "Story of Moses Packer." 12 Nov 2014., year only.