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Stephen Packard, son of Daniel, b. Jan. 21, 1788, m. in 1813 Eleanor M. Robinson of Monmouth. He died in 1863. She m. 2d Stephen Estes. She died July, 1875. Children:
I. Henry H., b. Nov. 28, 1813; m. Abigail Cole.
II. Joseph H., b. Apr. 1, 1815; d. Apr. 15, 1829.
III. Stephen, Jr., b. Apr. 1, 1818; m. Louisa Penley.
IV. Eleanor, b. Apr. 18, 1820; m. Lorenzo Davis.
V. John R., b. Mar. 24, 1822; d. Apr. 15, 1829.
VI. Frederick R., b. Dec. 17, 1823; d. Feb. 25, 1827.
VIII. Martha, b. June 2, 1827; m. Zebulon R. Wright.
IX. Joseph H., b. Aug. 11, 1831; d. Jan. 24, 1856.
X. Abbie R., b. Nov. 25, 1833; d. young.
XI. Fred R., b. Nov. 17, 1834; s. in California.
Stephen Packard, Jr., born in Woodstock, Apr. 1, 1818, m. Louisa Penley and settled in Paris. He died in 1898. She died in 1907. The following tribute is from their son, Stephen G. Packard:
Stephen Packard while yet a young man harkened to the call of the Gospel to walk with God's people. This choice had upon his life as it may upon any life, a moulding power for good. For many years he was a member of the Baptist church. Selfeducated, his mind was clear and strong, quick to grasp and comprehend, was a school teacher while a young man; afterwards a thoroughly good and successful farmer so that nature answered liberally to his toil. His oldest son, Joseph Penley Packard, was a volunteer soldier in the war of the Rebellion. A letter came that he was seriously ill with relapsed typhoid fever. Mr. Packard at once started for the front, procured his son's discharge and brought him home in time to save his life. Stephen Packard's life was one of hard labor. The best tribute a father can receive as he passes away from this world is children standing over a tear bedewed grave. This children's tribute to the memory of an honored father Stephen Packard received as his mortal remains were laid at rest in the cemetery at North Paris, his manly strength and dignity he was ever the head of the family and their example in industry, energy and perseverance. He died at a good old age nearly the last of a lion-like race. The age of the deceased was eighty years and four months. He lived to see his children's children to the third generation.
Fourteen children, born to Stephen and Louisa B. Packard, grew up to have memories stored and enriched with all the recollections that cling around the name of Mother. Stories of a beautiful girl were heard by the large brood of boys and girls, who, in after years as a mother full well won her children's love and devotion. This woman came of good old English stock, days of the home loom, wool and flax spinning and weaving. Her father, Joseph Penley, was a soldier of the 1812 war. He was taken prisoner and held for some time and saw the brutality and cruelties incident to English prison ship life. His farm he took up from the wilderness in the days of the building of the Grand Trunk Railroad and made it one of the best farms in the town of Paris. This is now owned by the family of a grandson, Charles R. Penley, himself now deceased. There are things of interest, lessons to be learned about any life, 'tis said: Some people put in a Garden of Eden will soon make of it a desert; others placed in a desert will as soon make of it an Eden Garden. It is well to note the qualities that lead to these results. Whether we would or not we are here, ahead is 'the way, opportunity leading on over the hills of heroic achievement to the city of success.' The material for building grandly is all on the job. Shall it be the best, clean, strong and for eternity?
The Penley family of children inherited from their sturdy sire not the waiting wish bone, but the backbone, go qualities of character that generally make good."
I. Joseph Policy, b. May 27, 1841 ; d. Oct. 17. 1867. A brilliant young man, a scholar and teacher of note. He was severely injured in a riot while attending the Norway Liberal Institute, probable cause of ultimate death. The following obituary notice from a local newspaper is appropriately reproduced here:
"It is the glory of our democratic country that its citizens are not dependent on ancestral fame and wealth, but may carve their own fortune and win for themselves renown. Our self-educated men have been the bone and sinew of our land and have arisen to fill its most important posts of honor and responsibility. We can ill afford to spare such, yet the fell destroyer, Death, heeds not our necessities, nor our prayers. Joseph Penley Packard has thus passed out of our midst after a brief but not uneventful life. Possessing high aims and cherishing noble aspirations, we deemed him ambitious, but his ambition was never allowed to interfere with his conscientious adherence to right, irrespective of consequences. This sense of duty led him to heed his country's call in 1862 and he enlisted with our brave boys in the 23d Maine Regiment and went to share the hardships and exposure of army life, until he was prostrated with fever, and consigned to the hospital. Here he was found by his father, who obtained his discharge, and returned with him to a northern clime, where amid healthful breezes he regained his wonted vigor. The public are familiar with the details of the sad occurrence at Norway, April, 1864, when he was severely injured by a blow from a cowardly assailant, endangering reason, and even life, and from the effects of whicch he never fully recovered.
Still, however, he prosecuted his studies, resolved to know no such word as failure in his chosen pathway of life. But while teaching High school at North Paris, he was suddenly attacked by that fatal scourge, diptheria, and in one short week sickened, died, and was buried. He died Oct. 17th at the age of 26 years.
Thus has fallen in the vigor of early manhood one who had gained a large place, not only in the affections of his pupils, but in the esteem of the public. Parents, brothers, sisters and one dearer, and prospectively nearer than all, are deeply afflicted in their loss, yet can rejoice that he had not neglected to secure the Christian's hope, which sustained him in his terrible sufferings, and enabled him to record his dying request, that they would meet him in that better land. c. A. P."
II. Mary Esther, b. Nov. 26, 1842; d. 1868; m. Charles Bean.
III. Evelyn L., b. June 21. 1844; taught 70 terms of school; d. 1896.
IV. Ellen L., b. Oct. 9, 1845; m. Mason Kimball.
V. Stephen Grcenlcaf, b. July 1, 1847 in Woodstock. Twice married and has three children by first wife, Harold C, Ivan R., and Mary Louisa (Brown) and two grandchildren, Stephen Packard Brown and Frank Stephen Packard. No children by 2d wife, Mrs. Lena M. Brown. Moved to Paris with parents when about 4 years old. He writes to the compiler of these statistics thus:
"The memories of the home life on this splendid farm with its bountiful crops, apple orchards, wooded haunts, berry fields, the cattle, sheep and swine, the fine views from the buildings of valley and hill with old Streaked and Singepole in the distance— father and mother, brothers and sisters—my schoolmates are