John Pack, Sr (1809 - 1885) MP

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Birthplace: St. John, New Brunswick, Canada
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, USA
Occupation: Nauvoo Resident, Utah Pioneer
Managed by: Peter Breed
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About John Pack, Sr

"...Pack, John – (10th Ten) Born in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, on May 20, 1809, to George and Phylotte Green Pack. He moved to Watertown, N.Y., and was baptized there March 8, 1836. A year later he and his family moved to Kirtland, Ohio, and the following year to Missouri. In 1840 he settled in Nauvoo, and was commissioned a major in the Nauvoo Legion. He was designated a major in the original company. A member of the advance party that entered Salt Lake Valley July 22, 1847, he was chosen to ride back and report their progress to an ailing President Brigham Young. He returned to Winter Quarters that fall and returned to Salt Lake Valley in 1848 where he established a home in the Seventeenth Ward. There he opened his home for classes, the beginning of the University of Utah. Classes were held in his parlor. Orson Pratt, Cyrus W. Collins and Orson Spencer (chancellor), formed the first faculty. In 1856, he was called to assist in the settling of a colony in Carson Valley, Nev., and remained there until being recalled in 1858. He died in Salt Lake City, on April 4, 1885, at age 75..."

SOURCE: -------------------- Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel 1847–1868 Brigham Young Pioneer Company (1847)

Approximate age at departure: 37

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John Pack, Sr's Timeline

May 20, 1809
St. John, New Brunswick, Canada
October 10, 1832
Age 23
Watertown, Jffrsn, NY
April 17, 1834
Age 24
Watertown, Jefferson, New York
March 8, 1836
Age 26
June 24, 1837
Age 28
Kirtland, Geauga (now Lake), Ohio
November 6, 1840
Age 31
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, USA
October 5, 1843
Age 34
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois
March 1845
Age 35
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois
October 5, 1845
Age 36
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois
December 16, 1845
Age 36