Isaac Packard
by
Stefan Bielinski


Isaac Packard was born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts in 1737. By the late 1760s, he married Eunice Rawson of Milton, Massachusetts. The marriage produced ten children as these Packards migrated across the Commonwealth during the 1770s and 80s.

By 1790, he had relocated to Albany and settled in the first ward. He was a house carpenter who worked on re-building Philip Van Rensselaer's Cherry Hill.

In 1793, his daughter, Sarah, married their wealthy, older neighbor, Philip Wendell.

Isaac Packard died in Albany on March 3, 1795. A month later, letters of administration were issued on his estate.

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notes

the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of NAME is CAP biography number 1998. This profile is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. Chief among the family resources is "Family Records of Isaac Packard of Albany," contributed by Robert F. Gibson III and published in NYGBR 127:1 (January 1996), pp. 16-21.



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first posted: 6/10/03