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(Unknown first wife of John Hampton

Female - Bef 1675


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  (Unknown first wife of John Hampton died before 1675.

    Family/Spouse: John Hampton. John was born in 1643 in East Lothian, Scotland; died between 23 Jan 1702 and 26 Feb 1702 in Monmouth, New Jersey; was buried in Old Scots Cemetery, Wickatunk, Monmouth County, New Jersey. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 2. Janet Hampton  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1668 in East Lothian, Scotland; died on 15 Jan 1761 in Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey; was buried in Old Tennent Churchyard, Tennent, Monmouth, New Jersey.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Janet Hampton Descendancy chart to this point (1.(Unknown1) was born in 1668 in East Lothian, Scotland; died on 15 Jan 1761 in Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey; was buried in Old Tennent Churchyard, Tennent, Monmouth, New Jersey.

    Notes:

    After her husband died, she became a Presbyterian, and was part of the community that founded the Old Tennant Church in Monmouth County.

    Going Up to the House of the Lord, at the site of the Old Tennent Presbyterian Church:

    By 1731, the hardy group of Scottish Covenanters who worshipped on Free Hill in present-day Marlboro had outgrown their small log cabin church. Because the congregation's growth was fed by new settlements in the Freehold-Manalapan area, an acre of land was purchased five miles to the south to build a new house of worship here on White Hill (said to be named for its white oak trees).

    There is a tradition that the builders planned to locate the new church on a lower part of the property and had gathered there to begin work. Whereupon a woman from the congregation named Janet Rhea seized the small cornerstone in her apron and, toiling to the top of the hill, set it down there, saying to the astonished onlookers: "Wha ever heard o' ganging doon to the Hoose o' the Lord, an no o' ganging oop to the Hoose o' the Lord?" Janet's point was made and that church, as well as the present larger sanctuary which replaced it 20 years later, was built on top of the hill.

    In Rev. Symmes' history of the church, he described Janet Rhea as a woman of strong mind and scriptural application and a devout worker in the Presbyterian community that built Old Tennent. The wife of Robert Rhea, a carpenter by profession, who came from Scotland in 1688, Janet was also newly arrived from Scotland when they were married in 1689 at Shrewsbury in the Quaker Meeting House.

    The old Rhea farm, which Robert had purchased, is now the site of the Visitors Center at Monmouth Battleground State Park. Janet Rhea Road, named in Janet's honor, is just west of the intersection of Routes 9 and 33. There is reportedly a family burial ground on the farm's property and that is where Janet and members of her family were buried. She died in 1761 at the age of 93.

    A wonderful piece of furniture from the Rhea family home is on display in Freehold. A chair crafted by Robert Rhea was donated to the Monmouth County Historical Society and is on display at the main museum. The massive chair with very detailed carving was fashioned after chairs Robert remembered in Scotland. It dates from 1695 and is thought to be one of the oldest documented chairs crafted in America.

    Janet married Robert Rhea on 9 Jan 1690 in Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey. Robert was born in 1664 in East Lothian, Scotland; died on 18 Jan 1719 in Monmouth, New Jersey; was buried in Old Tennent Churchyard, Tennent, Monmouth, New Jersey. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 3. Mary Rhea  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1708 in Monmouth, New Jersey.


Generation: 3

  1. 3.  Mary Rhea Descendancy chart to this point (2.Janet2, 1.(Unknown1) was born about 1708 in Monmouth, New Jersey.

    Family/Spouse: David Parker. David was born in 1704 in Monmouth, New Jersey. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 4. Thomas Parker  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 21 Sep 1737 in of Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey; died on 31 Jul 1822 in Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey; was buried in Old Tennant Churchyard, Tennent, Monmouth, New Jersey.


Generation: 4

  1. 4.  Thomas Parker Descendancy chart to this point (3.Mary3, 2.Janet2, 1.(Unknown1) was born on 21 Sep 1737 in of Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey; died on 31 Jul 1822 in Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey; was buried in Old Tennant Churchyard, Tennent, Monmouth, New Jersey.

    Notes:

    Some sources, including his Find a Grave page, claim him as a veteran of the American Revolution. In the graveyard in which he is buried, a modern stone lists inhabitants of Tennant who fought in that war, and that list includes a "Thos. Parker." But our Thomas Parker would have been 39 when the Declaration was signed. Parker in America (citation details below), citing Salter's 1890 history of Monmouth County, says that the third son of this Thomas Parker and Amy James was another Thomas, and it seems to us likelier that he's the "Thos. Parker" referred to on the stone.

    DNA testing by the Parker Family DNA Project suggests that this Thomas Parker was a descendant of Elisha Parker, born in England about 1630, who married Elizabeth Hinckley and died either in Barnstable, MA or Perth Amboy, NJ. Several unsourced family trees say that Thomas's father David was son of Thomas, son of another Thomas (wife, Mary Mott; he is said to have left the Plymouth colony and settled in or near Staten Island), son of Elisha Parker and Elizabeth Hinckley. Elizabeth Hinckley was a sister of Thomas Hinckley (1618-1706), the last governor of the Plymouth colony.

    The DNA results also suggest that this Elisha Parker was closely related to Robert Parker, also born around 1630, who emigrated to the Plymouth colony and lived in Barnstable.

    Family/Spouse: Sarah Stout. Sarah (daughter of Richard Stout and Hannah Wooley) was born on 3 Oct 1757; died on 20 Mar 1829; was buried in Old Tennent Churchyard, Tennent, Monmouth, New Jersey. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 5. Charles Parker  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 27 Apr 1787 in Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey; died about 1813 in Forked River, Ocean, New Jersey.

    Thomas married Amy James on 31 Oct 1761. Amy (daughter of Robert James) was born on 14 Jun 1749 in Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey; died in Mar 1778 in Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 6. Robert James Parker  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 7 Jan 1762 in Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey; died on 17 Oct 1829 in Sorel, Le Bas-Richelieu, Québec.


Generation: 5

  1. 5.  Charles Parker Descendancy chart to this point (4.Thomas4, 3.Mary3, 2.Janet2, 1.(Unknown1) was born on 27 Apr 1787 in Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey; died about 1813 in Forked River, Ocean, New Jersey.

    Notes:

    "He was a member of the Legislature, sheriff of the county, and State Treasurer for many years." [Parker in America, citation details below.]

    Family/Spouse: Sarah Coward. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 7. Joel Parker, Governor of New Jersey  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 24 Nov 1816 in Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey; died on 2 Jan 1888 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; was buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey.

  2. 6.  Robert James Parker Descendancy chart to this point (4.Thomas4, 3.Mary3, 2.Janet2, 1.(Unknown1) was born on 7 Jan 1762 in Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey; died on 17 Oct 1829 in Sorel, Le Bas-Richelieu, Québec.

    Notes:

    Arrived in Canada, 1796, where he took the Loyalist oath of allegiance. [Ontario People: 1796-1803 by E. Keith Fitzgerald. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1993.]

    Family/Spouse: Providence Miller. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 8. John Parker  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 10 Oct 1785 in Elizabethtown, Leeds, Ontario; died in 1875 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.
    2. 9. William Parker  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1787 in Dundas, Ontario; died on 3 Feb 1864 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois.
    3. 10. James Parker  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 14 Feb 1792 in Edwardsburgh, Greenville, Ontario; died on 12 Apr 1852 in Ontario.
    4. 11. Charles Parker  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1793 in Southampton, New Brunswick.
    5. 12. Joseph Parker  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 18 Feb 1795 in Johnstown, Leeds, Ontario; died on 5 Jul 1870 in Cedar Fort, Utah, Utah.
    6. 13. Joshua Parker  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 23 Mar 1798 in Dundas, Ontario.
    7. 14. Catherine Parker  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 23 Mar 1798 in Johnstown, Leeds, Ontario.
    8. 15. Hannah Parker  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 20 Aug 1801 in Dundas, Ontario.
    9. 16. Robert Parker  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 8 May 1803 in Williamsburgh, Dumas, Ontario.
    10. 17. Solomon Parker  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 25 Aug 1804 in Edwardsburgh, Grenville, Ontario; died on 8 May 1884 in Anaconda, Deer Lodge, Montana.
    11. 18. Lydia Ann Parker  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1805 in Dundas, Ontario; died on 16 Jul 1887 in Dundas, Ontario.
    12. 19. Thomas Parker  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 24 Aug 1806 in Mountain, Dundas, Ontario; died in 1880.


Generation: 6

  1. 7.  Joel Parker, Governor of New Jersey Descendancy chart to this point (5.Charles5, 4.Thomas4, 3.Mary3, 2.Janet2, 1.(Unknown1) was born on 24 Nov 1816 in Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey; died on 2 Jan 1888 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; was buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey.

    Notes:

    20th Governor of New Jersey, 1863 to 1866 and 1872 to 1875. A "War Democrat." Later Attorney General of New Jersey, 1875, and justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court, 1880-1888.


  2. 8.  John Parker Descendancy chart to this point (6.Robert5, 4.Thomas4, 3.Mary3, 2.Janet2, 1.(Unknown1) was born on 10 Oct 1785 in Elizabethtown, Leeds, Ontario; died in 1875 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.

  3. 9.  William Parker Descendancy chart to this point (6.Robert5, 4.Thomas4, 3.Mary3, 2.Janet2, 1.(Unknown1) was born in 1787 in Dundas, Ontario; died on 3 Feb 1864 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois.

  4. 10.  James Parker Descendancy chart to this point (6.Robert5, 4.Thomas4, 3.Mary3, 2.Janet2, 1.(Unknown1) was born on 14 Feb 1792 in Edwardsburgh, Greenville, Ontario; died on 12 Apr 1852 in Ontario.

  5. 11.  Charles Parker Descendancy chart to this point (6.Robert5, 4.Thomas4, 3.Mary3, 2.Janet2, 1.(Unknown1) was born in 1793 in Southampton, New Brunswick.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1793, Edwardsburg, Leeds, Ontario


  6. 12.  Joseph Parker Descendancy chart to this point (6.Robert5, 4.Thomas4, 3.Mary3, 2.Janet2, 1.(Unknown1) was born on 18 Feb 1795 in Johnstown, Leeds, Ontario; died on 5 Jul 1870 in Cedar Fort, Utah, Utah.

  7. 13.  Joshua Parker Descendancy chart to this point (6.Robert5, 4.Thomas4, 3.Mary3, 2.Janet2, 1.(Unknown1) was born on 23 Mar 1798 in Dundas, Ontario.

  8. 14.  Catherine Parker Descendancy chart to this point (6.Robert5, 4.Thomas4, 3.Mary3, 2.Janet2, 1.(Unknown1) was born on 23 Mar 1798 in Johnstown, Leeds, Ontario.

  9. 15.  Hannah Parker Descendancy chart to this point (6.Robert5, 4.Thomas4, 3.Mary3, 2.Janet2, 1.(Unknown1) was born on 20 Aug 1801 in Dundas, Ontario.

  10. 16.  Robert Parker Descendancy chart to this point (6.Robert5, 4.Thomas4, 3.Mary3, 2.Janet2, 1.(Unknown1) was born on 8 May 1803 in Williamsburgh, Dumas, Ontario.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 8 May 1803, Dumas City, Desha, Arkansas


  11. 17.  Solomon ParkerSolomon Parker Descendancy chart to this point (6.Robert5, 4.Thomas4, 3.Mary3, 2.Janet2, 1.(Unknown1) was born on 25 Aug 1804 in Edwardsburgh, Grenville, Ontario; died on 8 May 1884 in Anaconda, Deer Lodge, Montana.

    Notes:

    He was a sawmill operator. The 1880 census shows him in Deer Lodge, Montana.

    Notes provided by John Ira Parker of Elko, Nevada to Laura Greene, 1999, from his family records:

    Solomon Parker was born August 25, 1804 in Edwardsburg, Johnston, Ontario, Canada. He was the eighth child of Robert James Parker and Providence Miller. He married first Ann Custin of Preston, second Nancy Welch, and third Mary Catherine Green. Solomon Parker immigrated from Canada to Utah in 1856 and recorded in Journal Histories October 15, 1856 and September 20, 1856 (pages 1-8), "Solomon Parker and family came from Canada as passengers on Capt. Knud Peterson's ox train, which arrived in Great Salt Lake on September 1856. (250 Scandinavians), 14 wagon English emigrants. Left Florence, Nebraska about June 10, 1856. Joseph Parker was also a passenger. While in Canada, Solomon Parker bought on March 5, 1851 100 acres of land from George T. Goodhue in Middlesex. Paid 7 pounds (N 1/2 lot N. Con) Solomon sold on April 28, 1856 100 acres of land to Thomas Cook for 312 pounds 10 shillings. The sale of the land was immediately before his departure for Utah. Solomon Parker spent the last years of his life with a couple of his sons from his marriage to Nancy Welch in Deer Lodge, Montana, and died there May 8, 1884.

    [Found on rootsweb] This note written by Lillian Millett on the back of an old family group sheet. This was written to Alfred and Orva Freestone when they were on a mission in Canada where this family originally came from:

    "When Solomon Parker died he was in Montana, with a daughter who was not a member of the church. He left his genealogy on these names under his pillow and asked that they be given to Grandma (Lydia Ann Parker his daughter). He said 'Annie will know what to do with these names'. So when Grandma Packer (Lydia Ann) died they were all assembled in the front room at Grandma's house and there some miraculous way, the names fell into Aunt Clara's lap. When they examined them, they were these same names, which she and Aunt Janie then went to Salt Lake temple and did the work. I have had a hard time trying to connect them, as very little explanation was given, but we know they are close relatives, because of what Grandpa Solomon Parker said about them. You can understand my feeling about location and mission in that area.

    "I have a record of a land grant to William and Margaret Welch for 400 acres of land. It was petitioned for in New Johnstown (now Cornwall) in 15 May 1797. It was granted on 17 May 1802 in Mountain Dundas. (Lots 24 and 22). This Margaret was the daughter of John Rudeback (a Loyalist). I think we have two Margarets who married Williams but it is not proven. I wonder if it ever will be?"

    Solomon married Nancy Jane Welch in Dec 1826. Nancy was born on 7 Jan 1811 in Mountain, Dundas, Ontario; died on 16 Dec 1850 in Ekfrid, Middlesex, Ontario. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 20. Amy Parker  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 2 Sep 1827 in Mountain, Dundas, Ontario; died on 9 Oct 1871 in Sands Beach, Huron, Michigan.
    2. 21. William Henry Parker  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 11 Jul 1828 in Canada; died on 14 Jan 1911 in Ft. Gratoit, St. Clair, Michigan.
    3. 22. Margaret Parker  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 24 Nov 1832 in Ekfrid, Middlesex, Ontario; died on 7 Mar 1918 in Harbor Beach, Huron, Michigan.
    4. 23. James Parker  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 25 Mar 1836 in Ekfrid, Middlesex, Ontario; died on 4 Mar 1914 in Montesano, Grays Harbor, Washington.
    5. 24. John Parker  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 24 Feb 1838 in Ekfrid, Middlesex, Ontario.
    6. 25. Robert George Parker  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 14 Jul 1841 in Ekfrid, Middlesex, Ontario; died on 18 Feb 1894 in Chesterfield, Bannock, Idaho.
    7. 26. Providence Jane Parker  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 24 Mar 1844 in Ekfrid, Middlesex, Ontario; died on 3 Jan 1915 in Grantsdale, Ravalli, Montana.
    8. 27. Lydia Ann Parker  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 19 Nov 1847 in Ekfrid, Middlesex, Ontario; died on 8 Oct 1918 in Safford, Graham, Arizona; was buried on 10 Oct 1918 in Safford Cemetery, Graham, Arizona.
    9. 28. Thomas Parker  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 14 Dec 1850 in Ekfrid, Middlesex, Ontario; died on 17 Mar 1923 in Grantsdale, Ravalli, Montana.

  12. 18.  Lydia Ann Parker Descendancy chart to this point (6.Robert5, 4.Thomas4, 3.Mary3, 2.Janet2, 1.(Unknown1) was born in 1805 in Dundas, Ontario; died on 16 Jul 1887 in Dundas, Ontario.

  13. 19.  Thomas Parker Descendancy chart to this point (6.Robert5, 4.Thomas4, 3.Mary3, 2.Janet2, 1.(Unknown1) was born on 24 Aug 1806 in Mountain, Dundas, Ontario; died in 1880.


Generation: 7

  1. 20.  Amy Parker Descendancy chart to this point (17.Solomon6, 6.Robert5, 4.Thomas4, 3.Mary3, 2.Janet2, 1.(Unknown1) was born on 2 Sep 1827 in Mountain, Dundas, Ontario; died on 9 Oct 1871 in Sands Beach, Huron, Michigan.

  2. 21.  William Henry Parker Descendancy chart to this point (17.Solomon6, 6.Robert5, 4.Thomas4, 3.Mary3, 2.Janet2, 1.(Unknown1) was born on 11 Jul 1828 in Canada; died on 14 Jan 1911 in Ft. Gratoit, St. Clair, Michigan.

  3. 22.  Margaret Parker Descendancy chart to this point (17.Solomon6, 6.Robert5, 4.Thomas4, 3.Mary3, 2.Janet2, 1.(Unknown1) was born on 24 Nov 1832 in Ekfrid, Middlesex, Ontario; died on 7 Mar 1918 in Harbor Beach, Huron, Michigan.

  4. 23.  James Parker Descendancy chart to this point (17.Solomon6, 6.Robert5, 4.Thomas4, 3.Mary3, 2.Janet2, 1.(Unknown1) was born on 25 Mar 1836 in Ekfrid, Middlesex, Ontario; died on 4 Mar 1914 in Montesano, Grays Harbor, Washington.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 25 Mar 1836, Mountain, Dundas, Ontario

    Notes:

    Died:
    Age at Death: 77


  5. 24.  John Parker Descendancy chart to this point (17.Solomon6, 6.Robert5, 4.Thomas4, 3.Mary3, 2.Janet2, 1.(Unknown1) was born on 24 Feb 1838 in Ekfrid, Middlesex, Ontario.

  6. 25.  Robert George Parker Descendancy chart to this point (17.Solomon6, 6.Robert5, 4.Thomas4, 3.Mary3, 2.Janet2, 1.(Unknown1) was born on 14 Jul 1841 in Ekfrid, Middlesex, Ontario; died on 18 Feb 1894 in Chesterfield, Bannock, Idaho.

  7. 26.  Providence Jane Parker Descendancy chart to this point (17.Solomon6, 6.Robert5, 4.Thomas4, 3.Mary3, 2.Janet2, 1.(Unknown1) was born on 24 Mar 1844 in Ekfrid, Middlesex, Ontario; died on 3 Jan 1915 in Grantsdale, Ravalli, Montana.

  8. 27.  Lydia Ann ParkerLydia Ann Parker Descendancy chart to this point (17.Solomon6, 6.Robert5, 4.Thomas4, 3.Mary3, 2.Janet2, 1.(Unknown1) was born on 19 Nov 1847 in Ekfrid, Middlesex, Ontario; died on 8 Oct 1918 in Safford, Graham, Arizona; was buried on 10 Oct 1918 in Safford Cemetery, Graham, Arizona.

    Notes:

    Arrived in Salt Lake City on 20 Sep 1856. "Her family had traveled from Canada by oxen and wagon with a group of emigrants who were new members of the Church" [John A. Freestone, The Life and Times of Alonzo Hamilton Packer] -- a phrasing that does not settle the question of whether Lydia Ann Parker's father ever actually joined the Latter-day Saints. The same source does say that Lydia herself "became a member of the Church while living in Canada."

    First married, abt 1863, to Henry Levins Powell of Ekfrid, Ontario; by him, one son who died at six months and one daughter, Nancy Jane, b. 8 Apr 1866 in Deweyville, Box Elder, Utah. Henry Powell abandoned her. She was hired by Angelina (Chapman) Packer to work in the boarding house that Angelina and her husband Jonathan Taylor Packer ran in Brigham City; this led to her making the acquaintance of their son Alonzo, and ultimately marrying him. Alonzo adopted Nancy Jane as his own and she took the surname Packer.

    Lydia married Henry Levins Powell about 1863 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Lydia married Alonzo Hamilton Packer on 6 Jul 1869 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. Alonzo (son of Jonathan Taylor Packer and Angelina Avilda Champlin) was born on 14 Apr 1841 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois; died on 23 Mar 1917 in Safford, Graham, Arizona; was buried on 25 Mar 1917 in Safford Cemetery, Graham, Arizona. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 29. Clara Mabel Packer  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 26 Jun 1878 in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah; died on 30 Dec 1929 in Gilbert, Maricopa, Arizona; was buried on 1 Jan 1930 in Mesa City Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.

  9. 28.  Thomas Parker Descendancy chart to this point (17.Solomon6, 6.Robert5, 4.Thomas4, 3.Mary3, 2.Janet2, 1.(Unknown1) was born on 14 Dec 1850 in Ekfrid, Middlesex, Ontario; died on 17 Mar 1923 in Grantsdale, Ravalli, Montana.


Generation: 8

  1. 29.  Clara Mabel PackerClara Mabel Packer Descendancy chart to this point (27.Lydia7, 17.Solomon6, 6.Robert5, 4.Thomas4, 3.Mary3, 2.Janet2, 1.(Unknown1) was born on 26 Jun 1878 in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah; died on 30 Dec 1929 in Gilbert, Maricopa, Arizona; was buried on 1 Jan 1930 in Mesa City Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.

    Notes:

    Died of injuries sustained in a car accident.

    Author unknown -- the Relief Society president referred to is Clara Mabel Packer, and the "Lee Crandall" mentioned is her son Lee Alonzo Crandall:

    "Grandma Nichols was on the way to the temple for the wedding of her son Lee in the Mesa Temple, when the accident occurred at the corner of Main and Gilbert Road, which was way out in the desert. She was serving as a counselor in the ward Relief Society at the time and she and the Relief Society President were on the way to the temple for the wedding. The RS President was driving the car then they were hit and killed. The wedding had to be postponed until after the funeral. One of the older gentlemen in our ward who became a great friend of mine because he was always studying the gospel and knew the latest discoveries about the Book of Mormon, etc. His name was Lee Crandall, and he was always giving firesides etc. He was awesome. We shared books back and forth and one day we were talking family history and I related mine and he about fell out of his chair -- his mother was the Relief Society President that was driving the car when she and Grandma were hit and killed. Small world isn't it."

    According to an account of the life of Clara Packer written by her daughter Zelma (b. 1904), in papers of Paul Leslie Crandall now held by P & T Nielsen Hayden, the accident happened on 10 Oct 1929, and while Viola Nichols died in the hospital three hours after the accident, Clara "was seriously injured and never fully recovered, but was able to come to [the Gilbert Relief Society] meeting on Nov. 5, and did not miss a meeting until the end of the year. She presided for the last time on December 17, 1929."

    According to the same account, on 17 Jan 1928 Clara Packer succeeded Barbara Allen as president of the Gilbert Relief Society. Barbara Allen had herself been elected on 13 Jul 1927, but moved to Mesa in January 1928. We believe this Barbara Allen to be, in fact, Clara Packer's daughter-in-law, TNH's grandmother.

    Clara married Myron Marcellus Crandall on 22 Dec 1896 in Safford, Graham, Arizona. Myron (son of Hyrum Oscar Crandall and Harriet Guymon) was born on 2 Oct 1875 in Springville, Utah, Utah; died on 11 May 1951 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; was buried in Mesa City Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 30. Myron Hamilton Crandall  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 28 Nov 1897 in Safford, Graham, Arizona; died on 22 Nov 1962 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
    2. 31. Floyd Oscar Crandall  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 18 Dec 1899 in Safford, Graham, Arizona; died on 4 Nov 1962 in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona.
    3. 32. Paul Leslie Crandall  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 28 Nov 1901 in Safford, Graham, Arizona; died on 26 Aug 1987 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; was buried in Mesa City Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
    4. 33. Zelma Crandall  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1904 in Arizona.
    5. 34. Loise Crandall  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1906 in Arizona.
    6. 35. Loree Mary Crandall  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 6 Apr 1906 in Bisbee, Cochise, Arizona; died on 31 Dec 1978 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
    7. 36. Louis Packer Crandall  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 7 Nov 1909 in Safford, Graham, Arizona; died on 11 Oct 1974 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
    8. 37. Genevieve Crandall  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 13 Nov 1911 in Safford, Graham, Arizona; died on 15 Jul 1988 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
    9. 38. Lee Alonzo Crandall  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1914 in Arizona.
    10. 39. James Clarence Crandall  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 31 Aug 1922 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; died on 22 Sep 2002 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.