Eunice Rawson Packard


Eunice Rawson was the wife of Yankee newcomer Isaac Packard. Family-based resources tell us that she had been born in December 1744 and was an older daughter in the large family of David and Martha Dyer Packard of Milton, Massachusetts.

In March 1768, she married Isaac Packard - also of Milton. The marriage produced at least ten children.

By 1790, these Packards had settled in Albany where Isaac Packard died in 1795.

In 1800, the household of "Eunis Packard" was configured on the second ward census. At that time, her household included two adolescent girls, and two adult women. In 1799 and in 1802, her personal property was valued within another second ward dwelling probably on Pearl Street.

In 1813, she probably was living with one of her three sons identified as first ward householders in the first city directory.

Eunice Rawson Packard died in November 1824 and was buried in the First Presbyterian burying ground. Later, her remains relocated to Albany Rural Cemetery. This long-time Albany resident had lived almost eigthy-nine years.

biography in-progress - 2017


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Eunice Rawson Packard has no CAP biography number. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted 3/10/18