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Hannah Sessions

Female 1665 - Abt 1689  (23 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Hannah Sessions was born on 11 Jun 1665 in Witney, Oxfordshire, England; died about 1689.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 11 Jun 1665, Milton, Oxfordshire, England

    Notes:

    "Philip married Hannah Sessions, a member of the Society of Friends, at the [Joseph] Fisher home in Philadelphia." [On Footings From the Past: The Packers in England]

    From "Certificates of Removal Received at Philadelphia Monthly Meetings of Friends, 1682-1750," in The Literary Era: A Monthly Repository of Literary and Miscellaneous Information, volume 7, 1900, pp. 52-53:

    James Sessions, from Mo. Mtg. at Witney [England], dated 5 mo. 10, 1682.

    Hannah Sessions, from Witney, dated 2 mo. 10, 1682.

    Hannah married Philip Packer on 10 Nov 1685. Philip died in 1739 in Burlington, Burlington, New Jersey. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 2. Philip Packer  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1686 in Pennsauken, Camden, New Jersey; died in 1764 in Pikeland, Chester, Pennsylvania.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Philip Packer Descendancy chart to this point (1.Hannah1) was born about 1686 in Pennsauken, Camden, New Jersey; died in 1764 in Pikeland, Chester, Pennsylvania.

    Notes:

    He was a miller. "When Philip approached eighty he had white hair and walked with two staves, having had his back injured in a fall in a sawmill." [On Footings From the Past]

    Philip married Anne Coates in 1724 in Chester, Pennsylvania. Anne (daughter of Peter Coates) was born in 1699 in Dublin, Ireland; died in 1785 in Pikeland, Chester, Pennsylvania. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 3. Aaron Packer  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1732.


Generation: 3

  1. 3.  Aaron Packer Descendancy chart to this point (2.Philip2, 1.Hannah1) was born about 1732.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1732, Uwchlan, Chester, Pennsylvania

    Notes:

    Revolutionary War, enlisted 13 Mar 1776, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in Captain John Reed's Company of the Fourth Battalion, commanded by Col. James Burd, Esq.

    "'On the 15th of June 1752, an item in the minutes of the Uwchlan Monthly Meeting complained about Aaron Packer imitating, singing and dancing in public for which he made acknowledgement.' The Pikeland Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, tax list for 1756 has Aaron Packer as a single freeman. He is also on the tax lists for 1757 and 1758. Aaron continued to attend the Friends meetings four miles south in Uwchlan Township. We find 'on 7 March 1760 in the Uwchlan Monthly Meeting Aaron was disowned by the Society of Friends.' The record did not state why he was disowned -- could he have been singing and dancing again? In 1762 and 1763 Aaron paid taxes in Uwchlan." [On Footings From the Past: The Packers in England]

    Family/Spouse: Unknown. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 4. Moses Packer  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1764 in Uwchlan, Chester, Pennsylvania; died on 10 Sep 1830 in Middlebury, Knox, Ohio.


Generation: 4

  1. 4.  Moses Packer Descendancy chart to this point (3.Aaron3, 2.Philip2, 1.Hannah1) was born in 1764 in Uwchlan, Chester, Pennsylvania; died on 10 Sep 1830 in Middlebury, Knox, Ohio.

    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."

    *****

    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.

    *****

    Common ancestor of TNH and Jeff Flake, former senator from Arizona and Ambassador-to-Turkey-designate, making then fifth cousins:

    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)

    Moses married Eve Williams about 1791 in Fayette, Pennsylvania. Eve (daughter of Abraham Williams and Sarah) died after 9 Jul 1837. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 5. Jonathan Taylor Packer  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 26 Jul 1817 in Perry Township, Richland, Ohio; died on 29 Jan 1889 in Safford, Graham, Arizona; was buried in Safford Cemetery, Graham, Arizona.


Generation: 5

  1. 5.  Jonathan Taylor PackerJonathan Taylor Packer Descendancy chart to this point (4.Moses4, 3.Aaron3, 2.Philip2, 1.Hannah1) was born on 26 Jul 1817 in Perry Township, Richland, Ohio; died on 29 Jan 1889 in Safford, Graham, Arizona; was buried in Safford Cemetery, Graham, Arizona.

    Notes:

    Joined the LDS in 1836. [On Footings From the Past, citation details below.]



    TNH's common ancestor with Boyd K. Packer:

    Jonathan Taylor Packer (1817-1889) = Christina Petrina Sundby (1825-1892)
    Joseph Alma Packer (1859-1941) = Sarah Adeline Wight (1861-1934)
    Ira Wight Packer (1885-1958) = Emma Jensen (1888-1965)
    Boyd K. Packer (1924-2015)

    Jonathan married Sarah Ewell in 1837 in Ray, Missouri. Sarah (daughter of Pleasant Ewell and Barbara Fauber) was born on 25 Jul 1814 in Richfield, Albemarle, Virginia; died on 1 Jun 1839 in Hancock, Illinois. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Jonathan married Angelina Avilda Champlin on 4 Jan 1840 in Adams County, Illinois. Angelina (daughter of William Sisson Champlin and Mary Ring) was born on 8 Jan 1820 in Hartland, Windsor, Vermont; died on 7 Jan 1893 in Colonia, Juarez, Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico; was buried in New Colonia Juarez Cemetery, Colonia Juarez, Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 6. Alonzo Hamilton Packer  Descendancy chart to this point 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.
    2. 7. William Jefferson Packer  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 26 Oct 1848 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah; died on 30 Sep 1905 in Safford, Graham, Arizona; was buried in Safford Cemetery, Graham, Arizona.

    Jonathan married Christina Petrena Sundby on 13 Dec 1857 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. Christina (daughter of Andres Johansen Sundby and Caroline Marie Hansen) was born on 11 Dec 1825 in Copenhagen, Denmark; died on 17 Dec 1892 in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah; was buried on 18 Dec 1892 in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Jonathan married Helen Lindquist on 2 Sep 1872 in Safford, Graham, Arizona. Helen was born on 12 Apr 1843 in Hogannas, Mal Mal, Lan, Sweden; died in 1877 in Cannonville, Garfield, Utah. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]



Generation: 6

  1. 6.  Alonzo Hamilton PackerAlonzo Hamilton Packer Descendancy chart to this point (5.Jonathan5, 4.Moses4, 3.Aaron3, 2.Philip2, 1.Hannah1) 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.

    Notes:

    Posted to findagrave.com by "Sunflower Lady", 7/11/2011:

    "[The] Pioneer Band from Safford, Graham, Arizona played at many community events. It was organized in the early 1880's. Alonzo Packer, the bass drum player, who died Friday, March 23, 1917, was the first member of the band to die and his friend, James Fall Freestone, the second. Alonzo's daughter, Charlotte, married James's son, Leonard.

    "Alonzo and James lived close to each other. As Alonzo's life drew to a close it was hard to make him stay in bed. When he was urged to lie down and rest he would say, 'No, if I go to bed, I will never get up. When I give up to the bed, that is the end for me'.

    "Shortly before he died his old friend, James Freestone, came to see him. He had walked with the aid of his cane the distance of the 20 acre field that separated the two of them, to pay his respects to Alonzo. As he entered the room, he stood for a time looking down upon his friend in bed, then he said 'Well, Lonzo.' Alonzo replied, 'Well, James.' Two short words! That was the only exchange. That was all that needed to be said. A lifetime of meaning and emotion were packed within these few words. Ten days after Alonzo died James also died."

    Alonzo married Lydia Ann Parker on 6 Jul 1869 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. Lydia (daughter of Solomon Parker and Nancy Jane Welch) 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. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 8. 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.

  2. 7.  William Jefferson Packer Descendancy chart to this point (5.Jonathan5, 4.Moses4, 3.Aaron3, 2.Philip2, 1.Hannah1) was born on 26 Oct 1848 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah; died on 30 Sep 1905 in Safford, Graham, Arizona; was buried in Safford Cemetery, Graham, Arizona.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1849, Utah
    • Alternate birth: Abt 1850, Utah

    Family/Spouse: Mary Ann Aldred. Mary was born on 3 Nov 1853 in England; died on 20 Feb 1907 in Safford, Graham, Arizona; was buried in Safford Cemetery, Graham, Arizona. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 9. Maud Packer  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 3 Oct 1876 in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah; died on 10 Apr 1959 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; was buried in Mesa City Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.


Generation: 7

  1. 8.  Clara Mabel PackerClara Mabel Packer Descendancy chart to this point (6.Alonzo6, 5.Jonathan5, 4.Moses4, 3.Aaron3, 2.Philip2, 1.Hannah1) 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. 10. 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. 11. 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. 12. 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. 13. Zelma Crandall  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1904 in Arizona.
    5. 14. Loise Crandall  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1906 in Arizona.
    6. 15. 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. 16. 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. 17. 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. 18. Lee Alonzo Crandall  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1914 in Arizona.
    10. 19. 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.

  2. 9.  Maud Packer Descendancy chart to this point (7.William6, 5.Jonathan5, 4.Moses4, 3.Aaron3, 2.Philip2, 1.Hannah1) was born on 3 Oct 1876 in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah; died on 10 Apr 1959 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; was buried in Mesa City Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1877, Utah
    • Alternate birth: Abt 1878, Utah

    Maud married Ira Nathaniel Kempton on 4 Jan 1898 in Safford, Graham, Arizona. Ira (son of Ira Taylor Kempton and Elvina Marie Olson) was born on 9 Apr 1874 in Millard County, Utah; died on 10 Nov 1942 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; was buried in Mesa City Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 20. Rita Mae Kempton  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 8 Sep 1902 in Safford, Graham, Arizona; died on 9 Mar 1993 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; was buried in Mesa City Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.


Generation: 8

  1. 10.  Myron Hamilton Crandall Descendancy chart to this point (8.Clara7, 6.Alonzo6, 5.Jonathan5, 4.Moses4, 3.Aaron3, 2.Philip2, 1.Hannah1) was born on 28 Nov 1897 in Safford, Graham, Arizona; died on 22 Nov 1962 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.

  2. 11.  Floyd Oscar Crandall Descendancy chart to this point (8.Clara7, 6.Alonzo6, 5.Jonathan5, 4.Moses4, 3.Aaron3, 2.Philip2, 1.Hannah1) was born on 18 Dec 1899 in Safford, Graham, Arizona; died on 4 Nov 1962 in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona.

  3. 12.  Paul Leslie CrandallPaul Leslie Crandall Descendancy chart to this point (8.Clara7, 6.Alonzo6, 5.Jonathan5, 4.Moses4, 3.Aaron3, 2.Philip2, 1.Hannah1) 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.

    Paul married Barbara Allen on 6 Jun 1924 in Gilbert, Maricopa, Arizona. Barbara (daughter of John Seymour Allen and Barbara Ann Phelps) was born on 5 Oct 1903 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; died on 12 Feb 2003 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; was buried in Mesa City Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 21. Barbara Jean Crandall  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 3 Jun 1926 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; died on 16 Feb 2021 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; was buried on 2 Mar 2021 in Mesa City Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
    2. 22. Wilford Myron Crandall  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 21 Oct 1931 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; died on 5 May 2005 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
    3. 23. Don Ashael Crandall  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 31 Jul 1933 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; died on 7 Mar 1971 in Ramona, San Diego, California.
    4. 24. Charles Lee Crandall  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 21 Dec 1935 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; died on 7 Oct 1952 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.

  4. 13.  Zelma Crandall Descendancy chart to this point (8.Clara7, 6.Alonzo6, 5.Jonathan5, 4.Moses4, 3.Aaron3, 2.Philip2, 1.Hannah1) was born about 1904 in Arizona.

  5. 14.  Loise Crandall Descendancy chart to this point (8.Clara7, 6.Alonzo6, 5.Jonathan5, 4.Moses4, 3.Aaron3, 2.Philip2, 1.Hannah1) was born about 1906 in Arizona.

  6. 15.  Loree Mary Crandall Descendancy chart to this point (8.Clara7, 6.Alonzo6, 5.Jonathan5, 4.Moses4, 3.Aaron3, 2.Philip2, 1.Hannah1) was born on 6 Apr 1906 in Bisbee, Cochise, Arizona; died on 31 Dec 1978 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.

  7. 16.  Louis Packer Crandall Descendancy chart to this point (8.Clara7, 6.Alonzo6, 5.Jonathan5, 4.Moses4, 3.Aaron3, 2.Philip2, 1.Hannah1) was born on 7 Nov 1909 in Safford, Graham, Arizona; died on 11 Oct 1974 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.

  8. 17.  Genevieve Crandall Descendancy chart to this point (8.Clara7, 6.Alonzo6, 5.Jonathan5, 4.Moses4, 3.Aaron3, 2.Philip2, 1.Hannah1) was born on 13 Nov 1911 in Safford, Graham, Arizona; died on 15 Jul 1988 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.

  9. 18.  Lee Alonzo Crandall Descendancy chart to this point (8.Clara7, 6.Alonzo6, 5.Jonathan5, 4.Moses4, 3.Aaron3, 2.Philip2, 1.Hannah1) was born about 1914 in Arizona.

  10. 19.  James Clarence Crandall Descendancy chart to this point (8.Clara7, 6.Alonzo6, 5.Jonathan5, 4.Moses4, 3.Aaron3, 2.Philip2, 1.Hannah1) was born on 31 Aug 1922 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; died on 22 Sep 2002 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1923


  11. 20.  Rita Mae Kempton Descendancy chart to this point (9.Maud7, 7.William6, 5.Jonathan5, 4.Moses4, 3.Aaron3, 2.Philip2, 1.Hannah1) was born on 8 Sep 1902 in Safford, Graham, Arizona; died on 9 Mar 1993 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; was buried in Mesa City Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.

    Rita married Hyrum Loren Allen on 1 Jun 1929 in Florence, Pinal, Arizona. Hyrum (son of John Seymour Allen and Barbara Ann Phelps) was born on 7 Oct 1901 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; died on 9 Oct 1963 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; was buried in Mesa City Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]