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John Pack, Sr

Birthplace: St. John, New Brunswick, Canada
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, USA
Place of Burial: Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah
Immediate Family:

Son of George Pack and Phylotte Pack
Husband of Jessie Bell Stirling; Amy Ann Ives; Mary Jane Pack (Walker); Ruth Pack; Eliza Jane Graham and 4 others
Father of William Elmer Pack; Elizabeth Nettie Pack; David Thomas Pack; Hyrum Osmer Pack; Leroy Greenleaf Pack and 39 others
Brother of George Pack, Jr; Mary Pack; Phebe Wood; Nancy Pack; Sarah Nickerson and 6 others

Occupation: Nauvoo Resident, Utah Pioneer
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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..."


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
April 17, 1834
Age 24
Watertown, Jefferson, New York
April 17, 1834
Age 24
Watertown, Jefferson, NY, USA
March 8, 1836
Age 26
June 24, 1837
Age 28
Kirtland, Lake County, Ohio, United States
November 6, 1840
Age 31
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, USA
October 5, 1843
Age 34
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois
October 5, 1845
Age 36
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois