Packard, Nathaniel

Packard, Nathaniel

Male 1657 - 1720  (63 years)

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  • Name Packard, Nathaniel  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 1657  Weymouth, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 May 1720  Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Person ID I1336  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2018 

    Father Packard, Samuel,   b. 17 Sep 1612, Wymondham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1684  (Age 71 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother (Packard), Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1614, Wymondham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1694, Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 1632  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F105  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Smith, Lydia,   b. 10 Apr 1660, Dedham, Ma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1720  (Age 60 years) 
    Married Abt 1682  [2, 5
    Children 
     1. Packard, Samuel  [Natural]
     2. Packard, George  [Natural]
     3. Packard, Fearnot  [Natural]
     4. Packard, Sarah  [Natural]
     5. Packard, Lydia  [Natural]
     6. Packard, Faithful  [Natural]
     7. Packard, Hannah  [Natural]
     8. Packard, Deliverance,   d. 1 Jan 1776, S. Bridgewater, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     9. Packard, Elizabeth  [Natural]
     10. Packard, Mary  [Natural]
     11. Packard, Deborah  [Natural]
     12. Packard, Samuel  [Natural]
     13. Packard, George Sr,   b. Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     14. Packard, Deborah  [Natural]
     15. Packard, Elizabeth  [Natural]
     16. Packard, Sarah  [Natural]
     17. Packard, Margaret,   b. 1683  [Natural]
     18. Packard, Mary,   b. 1696, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     19. Packard, Zachariah,   b. 1697,   d. 1771  (Age 74 years)  [Natural]
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F632  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1657 - Weymouth, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 May 1720 - Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 


    • Nathaniel Packard's Will:

      In the name of God Amen; Aprill ye twenty fourth 1720. I Nathaniel Packard of Bridgewater in ye County of Plymouth in New England Yeoman being very sick and weak of body but of perfect mind & memory, thanks be unto God; therefore Calling unto ye mortality of my Body; and knowing that It is appointed unto man once to dye, do make and ordain this my last Will and testement that is to say; Principally & first of all I give and recommen my soul into ye hands of God that gave it; & my body I recommend to ye earth to be buried in decent Christian Buriall at ye descretion of my Executors; nothing doubting but at ye great and general resurrection I shall Recieve ye same again by ye mighty Power of God; and as touching my worldly Estate not otherwise disposed of I give demise & dispose of ye same in ye following manner and forme. Imprimis; I give & bequeth to my four Beloved sons; Sci: Samuel, Zachariah, George & fearnstl Packard all my husbandry Tools & utensils together with my martiall weapons to be Equally divided among them. Item. I give & bequeath to my beloved daughter Sarah Eight pounds. Item. To my beloved daughter Faithful five pounds.Item. I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Deborh eight pounds. Item. my will is that ye Remainder of my Estate be Equally divided among my nine Beloved daughters Sci; Margarett, Sarah, Lydiah, Faithful, Hanna, Deliverance, Elisebeth, Mary, Deborah att that time, that my youngest child becomes of age and not till then. It is also understood to be my will; That if Either ofentioned daughters dye before my youngest child comes of age; then her Part or portion to be divided among her children; but if either of them dye and leave no child my will is that Her Part return to my Male Heirs and I do by these Presents Constitute, make & ordain my Two sons Zachariah & George Executors of this my Last Will & Testament & I do hereby Disanull & Revoke all other & former Wills Testaments whatsoever Ratifying & Confirming this & no other to be my last Will & Testament. In Witness Whereof I have hereunto Set my Hand and Seal ye day & Year above written." The will was signed with a mark and witnessed by Benjamin Webb Jr., Thomas Washburn and David Turner.

      Recorded in the Plymouth County Registry of Probate, Vol. 4, page 412

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      There has been a long standing written and oral tradiation in the Packard and Kingman families that Nathaniel Packard was married to Lydia Kingman, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Edson) Kingman. There is considerable evidence that Nathaniel Packard was to married Lydia Smith, not Lydia Kingman. Lydia Smith's mother was a niece of Rev. John Eliot, apostle to the indians of Massachusetts Bay.Her father's second wife was Jael Packard, Samuels tenth child:

      Nathaniel & Lydia Packard received deed of land in Taunton, North Purchase recorded 17 June dated 1703, from the estate of John Smith, father of Lydia. (Taunton Reg. Deeds)

      John Smith signed a petition, to grant them a township. (Chaffin, History of Easton, pp 73-74) Will dated 24 Apr. 1720, probated 6 June 1722. (Plymouth Probate)

      A recent Kingman Genealogy, The Kingman Family, 1964, Sidney Kingman Eastwood, does not list a Lydia Kingman, daughter of John Kingman.

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      Memoirs of the Leonard, Thompson and Haskell Families, COPYRIGHT 1928,AURSEY WARD GOODENOUGH says:

      "1. Henry Smith, of Dedham.
      2. John Smith, m. Lydia Eliot of Roxbury, dau. of Philip Eliot.
      3. Lydia Smith, b. Dedham 1663, family moved to Taunton, m. Nathaniel Packard."

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      NEHG Register, Volume 59, January 1905, Notes & Queries, page 107-108 states:
      "Packard-SMITH: - Mitchell, in his History of Bridgewater, says of Nathaniel(2) Packard (Samuel(1)) that he married, probably, a daughter of John Kingman. Kingman's History of North Bridgewateer and the "Genealogy of Samuel Packard," 1871 repeat this statement as a fact.

      The settlement of the estate of John Kingman, made Mar. 13, 1690-1, names the eldest sone [John], second son, Henry, third son, Samuel, and "three daughters."* These were Elizabeth, who married, Jan. 1 1696, Thomas Mitchell, Deliverance, who married Jacob Mitchell, the dame date, and Susanna, sho married Dec. 6, 1699, Chilton Latham. The "three daughters" are therefore accounted for.

      Below are proofs that Nathaniel Packard's wife was daughter of John Smith of Taunton:

      "In Taunton January the twenty first in the year sixteen hundred ninety and five or six then I the subscriber Recieved of Thomas Leonard Executor to the Estate of my father in law John Smith deceased an Iron pot & hooks and a brase Kettle and a tramill all to the vallue of twenty four shillings towards my wives due out of said deceaseds Estate as witness my hand the day and year above written.

      ye Marke of Nathaniell T Packard"
      (Thomas Leonard Papers, now in the possession of Charles E. Goodespeed.)

      John Smith of Taunton, eldest surviving son of John Smith, late of Taunton, conveys to Nathaniel and Lydia Packard of Bridgewater, heirs to the estate of which is one half a right which originally belonged to John Smith deceased.
      Dated Mar. 9, 1702. (Bristol Co. Deeds, vol. 4, p.143)
      John Smith was son of Henry(1) Smith of Dedham. He married (1) Lydia, Daughter of Philip Eliot of Roxbury. They lived at Dedham, Medfield and church at Taunton, in 1666. There children were:
      Elizabeth, b. Dedham, Oct. 18, 1658
      Lydia, b. Dedham, Apr. 10 1660
      Elizabeth, b. Taunton, Sept. 7, 1663
      Henry, b. Taunton, May 27, 1666; d. Medfield, Aug. 30, 1673.
      Lydia, the mother, having died July 21, 1672, at Taunton, John Smith married (2) Nov. 15, 1672, Jael Packard (Samuel(1)), and had, b. at Taunton:
      Deborah, b. Mar. 7, 1676.
      Hannah, b. Mar. 22, 1678
      John, b. Dec. 6, 1680.
      John Smith, the father, made his will June 5, 1690, which was proved Jan. 12, 1691-2**, in which he named his son AAJohn, under 21, son Seth (probably younger than John, as the latter received a larger share of his father's estate), his wife's son Nicholas Jones and "four daughters." He appointed his brother Samuel Smith of Medfiled (who died Oct. 24, 1691), and Cazpt. Thomas Leonard of Taunton, his executors."

      * The Genealogical Advertiser, vol. 2, p. 60.
      **The Genealogical Advertiser, vol. 4, pp. 124-5

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      Packard's Progress says his will dated June 5, 1721 and probated March 12, 1723 devises only personalities----deeded to son, Samuel 1719----to sons Zachariah, George, and Fearnot April 25, 1720.[gpackard.ged]

      Packard's Progress says his will dated June 5, 1721 and probated March 12, 1723 devises only personalities----deeded to son, Samuel 1719----to sons Zachariah, George, and Fearnot April 25, 1720.

  • Sources 
    1. [S174] History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, MA, Mitchell, (Name: Kidder & Wright (printed for the author); Location: Boston, MA; Date: 1840, 400pp;), page 264.

    2. [S303] Robert Vernon Packard, (Name: Keeper Kard in Packard's Progress Vol 35, page 22;), vol 17.

    3. [S270] Paul J Macomber (S632 41a 762) of Brevard, NC, (Name: Keeper Kard in volume 36 of Packard's Progress, page 17;).

    4. [S101] Descendants of Samuel Packard, Charles Packard Wight of North Auburn, Maine.
      Date of Import: Nov 4, 2000

    5. [S257] My Packard & Hayden Ancestors, Elizabeth Corson, (Name: published on line by Elizabeth Corson, downloaded Nov. 2000;).
      Date of Import: Nov 4, 2000

    6. [S268] Packard's Progress (PAFA'S newsletter), vol. 39, page 21.