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Re: Samuel Pack's Watery Grave
Posted by: Barbara Adair Bauer (ID *****1798) Date: December 11, 2011 at 08:37:56
In Reply to: Re: Samuel Pack's Watery Grave by Ted Pack of 1807

Don't know if I'm related to you Packs, but I keep running into Samuel and George Pack while researching my Addair and Payne families. Do you know if these are your guys?

Captain Robertson's company, Lord Dunmore's War pay records, Fincastle County (1774):

In the company on the same page: Samuel Walker, Frederick Oats, Andrew Stoback, Ninian Cloyd, James Smith, David Crouch, Henry patton Ensign, Alexander Mars Secy?, Jno Dinton, Holton Muncey, Thomas Shannon, Absalom Mouncy, Jno Corder, Michael Stump, Joseph Mairs, Jno. Shannon, William Neal, James Adair, Peter Dingus, William Day, Jno. Smith, Joseph Farler, Francis Farler, Lawrece Stephens, Hezekiah Philips, Henry O'Hara, Charles Hayes, George Pack, Samuel Pack, Joseph Butcher, Samuel Esdale, James Millikan, Nicholas Brodway, Jno Estep?, William McKee, Thomas Shannon, Thomas Shannon, Capt. James Robertson, Michael Woods lieut, Thomas Inglis, Ensign,Archibald Woods Sergt,Owen O'Daniel

May 29, 1774: Letter from Michael Woods at Rich Creek to Col. William Preston "there is in that Bounds from Rich Creek Mountain to where the County line strikes the river thirty men Also is a few men that lives in a string on the other side of the River that ever will be unconvenient to any other place to Muster at for they would not have above 7 or 8 Miles to a Muster here... and the names of these is: Charles Cavanough, Philimon Cavanough, James Odear, Wm. Cavanough Sr., Samuel Pack, George Pack, Charles Hays, Thos. Farlor, Francis Farlor, John Farlor, Mitchie Clay Also I must acquaint you that most of these men is bad off for arms and ammunition and I believe cannot get them. Thwaites, Reuben Gold and Kellog, Louise Phelps. Documentary History of Dunmore's War, 1774. Madison. Wisconsin Historical Society, 1905. P. 397-398.

My note: Rich Creek is about 2 miles upstream New River from the mouth of the East River, in present Giles County.

also page 201 in that book George is drafted and refuses.

Samuel and George Pack swore allegiance in 1777 on James Robertson's List, Samuel Sept 30, George Oct 13, the same day as James Adair. Many of the men on the earlier list also appear. Early Adventurers on Western Waters, Mary B. Kegley and F. B. Kegley, p. 149.

Then there are these, maybe earlier Packs, in a post from Carol Urban:

"Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck's book "Virginia's Colonial Soldiers" mentions our
George Pack and Samuel Pack. (1998 edition)

Page 351: Frederick County, VA Court Marials (documents must still be held
in the Frederick Co., VA courthouse; Carol's note).

At a Court Martial held 9 October 1761. The following were present:

Col. John Hite, Maj. Lewis Stephens and Captains Van Sweringen, Thomas Caton,
John Funk, Robert Pearis, Thomas Sweringen, Lewis Moore, Thomas Speak, John
Allen, John Greenfield, Joseph McDowell, Marquis Calmese, John Denton, and
John Schene.

From Capt. Thomas Caton's Company: The following fines were levied.
Fined 10 shillings for being absent from 1 general muster: William Cherry,
John Mercer, Josiah Hultz, Adam Pain, James Jack, Jacob Johnston, John
Cherry, James Llogan, Thomas Applegate, George Pack, Samuel Pack, Thomas
Pack, William Noble, Felix Hughes, Joseph Dunn, Frederick Unsult, Jacob
Brown, James Morgan, John Morgan, Matthias Swin, John Swin, Matthias Swin Jr,
Robert Caton, William Jackson, John Stewart, John McCoy, David Shaine,
Richard Smith, Job Harrington and Thomas Copely."

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