The PACKER Family

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JOHN PACKER m. Lydia Latham
ELIZABETH PACKER (abt 1680 - 1758) m. Christopher Darrow

First Generation



John Packer married the widow Lydia (Latham) Lockwood.

Children of Unknown Packer:

  1. Elizabeth Packer was born about 1680. She died in Feb 1758 in New London. She married Christopher Darrow.

Second Generation

ELIZABETH PACKER (abt 1680 - 1758)

Parents: John Packer and Lydia Latham [Ref][Ref]

Elizabeth Packer [Ref, d. John, Jr. and Lydia (Latham)] was born about 1680. She died in Feb 1758, age 78, in New London. [Ref] She is buried on the Old Darrow Farm in Waterford. Click here to see a photo of her gravestone. She married Christopher Darrow [Ref] on 22 Oct 1701 in New London. [Ref]

The gravestone erected to her memory on the Old Darrow Farm in Waterford says: "In memory of Mrs. Elizabeth Darrow, wife of Christopher Darrow, who died in February, 1758, aged 78 years. She was mother to eight children, forty-three grandchildren, and thirty great grandchildren. Has had 100 [descendants]." [Ref]

She had 11 children but three died young. [Ref]


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Caulkins, Frances Manwaring, History of New London, Connecticut: From the first survey of the coast in 1612 to 1852, New London, F.M. Caulkins, 1852.

Jacobus, Donald Lines, "Zadrock Darrow of Waterfield," The American Genealogist 39, 191-192, 1963.

White, Lorraine Cook, ed., The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records, Vol. 1-55, Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994-2002.