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John Pack, Sr

Birthdate: (75)
Birthplace: St John, St John County, NB, Canada
Death: April 4, 1885 (75)
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 Mary Jane Pack (Walker); Ruth Pack; Eliza Jane Graham; Lucy Jane Pack; Julia Pack and 3 others
Father of Geneva Harriett Buckland (Pack); Kamelia Luella Buckland; Quince Rufus Pack; Walker Xenophon Pack; Annie Jane Roberts and 38 others
Brother of George Pack, Jr; Phebe Wood; Rufus J Pack; Harriet Farman; Eleanor Bosley-Lawrence and 6 others
Half brother of Norton Jacob; Rev Prosper Hubbard Jacob; Elisha Pelham Jacob; Mary Jane Hamilton; Eliza Ann Andrews and 3 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

Inscription: John Pack – Born May 20, 1805, New Brunswick, Dominion of Canada. Died Apr. 4, 1885. Baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Mar. 8, 1836. Appointed Senior President of the 8th Quorum of Seventy Oct. 8, 1844 at Nauvoo, Ill. Commissioned Mayor in Nauvoo Legion Oct. 28, 1844 by Governor Ford of Illinois. He was a Captain of Fifty in the Utah Pioneer Band. Entered Salt Lake Valley July 22, 1847. Assisted Pres. John Taylor in opening the French Mission 1849-52. Performed four other Missions. He was the Father of forty three children.

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John Pack, Sr's Timeline

May 20, 1809
St John, St John County, NB, Canada
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
December 16, 1845
Age 36