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Cyrus Packard
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Birth: Feb. 26, 1771
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jul. 9, 1825
Monroe County
New York, USA

Cyrus Packard was born the in northern part of Bridgewater in the area that is now Brockton, Massachusetts. His parents were Barnabas Packard, revolutionary patriot and town clerk at Cummington, Massachusetts, and Sarah Ford, who was the great great granddaughter of Francis Cooke of the Mayflower. Both the Ford and the Packard families arrived to Plymouth County from England in the 1630s. Cyrus Packard was christened 14 Apr 1771 at Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

In 1792, Cyrus and his brothers Bartimeus and John Ford Packard, Sr., migrated from Massachusetts to New York State to settle land their father Barnabas Packard, Sr. had purchased near Macedon. These three pioneering young men said goodbye to their parents and five other siblings and set off for what was considered at the time to be the "Wild West." Their journey from Bridgewater to Macedon took about six weeks. They brought ox teams and supplies to set up farms. Cyrus did not stay in Macedon long; the eastern portion of his father's land purchase was designated to him. In 1800, Cyrus was farming east of Macedon in an area then called Northampton which was renamed Boyle in 1808.

In 1807, Cyrus opened a popular tavern in the hamlet of Egypt along the stagecoach route between Canadaigua and Rochester. He and Thomas Ramsdell were the largest landowners in the Egypt vicinity. Cyrus later owned and operated a general store and grist mill in partnership with his son in law, Andrew Watson, in what is now Perinton, New York.

Cyrus also took a leading role in local politics. On April 6, 1813, the first Perinton town meeting was held at his tavern and he was elected the first town supervisor of Perinton. He also held several smaller civil positions such as Justice of Peace, School Inspector, and Highway Inspector.

After Cyrus Packard's death in 1825, his children purchased land north of Detroit in Plymouth Township, Michigan. All of Cyrus's children except for Betsey and Lucretia raised their families and died in Michigan. His widow, Leah, also moved to Michigan, where she died in 1844.

Cyrus's daughter, Lucretia, and his son-in-law, James Hannan, are also interred in the Perinton Center Cemetery.

Wives and Children:

Wife #2: Leah Beal 1765 1844, Plymouth, Michigan
Children with Leah Beal:
Rosamond Packard (Everett) 1794 1866
Mary Polly Packard (Ramsdell) 1797 1885
Betsey M Packard (Andrews) 1798 1856
William Packard 1801 1875
Sally Packard (Watson) 1803 1880
Diantha Packard (Waterman) 1805 1851
Cyrus B Packard 1808 1875
James M. Packard 1816-1856 (not sure if james is his child)

1st wife:
Sarah Sally Pullin b. 1768 d. ?
Child w/Sarah Sally Pullin:
Lucretia Packard (Hannan)
1789 1870

Family links: 
  Barnabas Packard (1738 - 1824)
  Sarah Ford Packard (1739 - 1813)
  Lucretia Packard Hannan (1789 - 1870)*
  Rosamond Packard Everett (1793 - 1866)*
  Mary Packard Ramsdell (1797 - 1885)*
  Betsey M. Packard Andrews (1798 - 1856)*
  Diantha Packard Waterman (1805 - 1851)*
  Cyrus B. Packard (1808 - 1875)*
  James Monroe Packard (1818 - 1856)*
  Barnabas Packard (1764 - 1847)*
  Polley Packard Gloyd (1766 - 1846)*
  Carpus Packard (1767 - 1836)*
  Bartimeus Packard (1769 - 1854)*
  Cyrus Packard (1771 - 1825)
  Silva Packard Smith (1774 - 1840)*
  John Ford Packard (1776 - 1849)*
  Philander Packard (1778 - 1861)*
*Calculated relationship
In memory of
who died July 9,
1825, in the 55th year
of his age.

Remember me as you pass by
As you are now so once was I
As I am now so you will be
Prepare for death and follow me
Perinton Center Cemetery
Monroe County
New York, USA
Maintained by: M.E. Packard
Originally Created by: Mount Hope NY
Record added: Jan 15, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13030462
Cyrus Packard
Added by: Mount Hope NY
Cyrus Packard
Added by: M.E. Packard
Cyrus Packard
Added by: M.E. Packard
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