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Biographical Summary:

"...Packer, Nathan W. (1811-1872) (son of Moses and Eva Packer of Pennsylvania). Born Jan. 2, 1811, In Jefferson Co., Ohio. Came to Utah In 1848, David Evans company.

Married Elizabeth Taylor, who was born 1812, and came to Utah with husband. Their children: Lewis W. b. March 15, 1831; James b. Oct. 10, 1833, m. Polly Mecham; Isaac H. b. April 27, 1835, m. Lucy Bird; Samuel b. April 29, 1837; William b. May 22, 1838; Nathan T. b. Aug. 8, 1848, m. Mary E. Mecham; Walter M. b. April 23, 1850, m. Elizabeth Ames; Moses b. July 9, 1852; Jonathan b. Jan. 20, 1854; Edson W. b. May 14, 1857, m. Vilda Mecham. Family resided Salt Lake City, American Fork and Lehi, Utah, and Franklin, Idaho.

Married Jane Win. Their children: John and Marrion.

Built grist mill at American Fork 1850; built ferryboat on Bear river and later built first bridge across Bear river In Cache Valley. Millwright..."

SOURCE: Esshom, Frank Elwood; Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah; Utah Pioneer Book Publishing Company; Salt Lake City, Utah; 1913.

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Nathan Williams Packer's Timeline

1811
January 2, 1811
Belmont, Jefferson, OH
1831
March 15, 1831
Age 20
Perry, Richland, Ohio, United States
1832
April 15, 1832
Age 21
Perry, Richland, Ohio, United States
1833
October 10, 1833
Age 22
Perry, Belmont, Ohio, United States
1835
April 27, 1835
Age 24
Mansfield, Richland, Ohio, United States
1837
April 29, 1837
Age 26
Perry, Richland, Ohio, USA
1838
May 22, 1838
Age 27
Vigo, Indiana, USA
1839
October 18, 1839
Age 28
Sangamon, Illinois, United States
1842
May 25, 1842
Age 31
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States