This is the 2nd in a series of articles which serializes my family history, which I wrote in November 2017, titled “From Samuel to Cyrus: A fresh look at the History of the Packard Family.” This has been updated thanks to helpful comments from Dale Cook.
Below is the “family tree chart for reference (progenitors underlined)” section from that history:
Generation 1 (in England): Richard Packard and Katherine who reportedly had four children: Thomas, Jane, Margaret and John, all with the last name of Packard.
Generation 2 (in England): John who (as claimed by family lore) married Joan Bryde and had one son named Moses (with the last name of Packard).
Generation 3 (in England): Moses who married Joan and had 1 son, named
George P. Packard. No other information is known.
Generation 4 (in England): George P. who married Mary Whither and had 7 children: Frances, John, George, Margaret, Samuel, Nathan, and Mary.
Generation 5 (started in England, came to English America in 1638): Samuel Packard (d. 1684) (also spelled Packer, Packerde, Packeard, and varied other spellings) married Elizabeth (died aft. 1702) [maiden name is not Stream] and had 14 children (with the last name of Packard): Mary (d. 1697) Samuel (d. 1697), Israel (d. 1699), Hannah (d. 1727), Deborah (d. 1725), Zaccheus (d. 1723), Deliverance (d. 1708), John (d. 1741), Nathaniel (d. 1726), and Elizabeth (d. 1729). As Dale Cook noted, there were three other daughters of Samuel and Elizabeth: Jael, Jane, and Abigail.
Generation 6 (in Bridgewater, MA, within English America): Zaccheus Packard (d. 1723) married Sarah Howard (d. 1703) and had 9 children (with the last name of Packard): Israel (d. 1725), Sarah (d. 1754), Jonathan (1684-1746), David (d. 1755), Solomon (d. 1782), James (d. 1765), Zaccheus II (d. 1775), John (1695-1738), and Abiel (1699-1774)
Generation 7 (in Bridgewater, MA, within English America): John Packard (1695-1738) married Lydia Thompson (1703-1789) and had 6 children (all with the last name of Packard): Lydia (d. 1762), Abel (1729-1804), Abigail (b. 1733), John (1725-1807), Barnabas I (1738-1824), and Abiah (birth and death dates not
Generation 8 (in Bridgewater and Cummington, MA, within English America): Barnabas Packard I (1738-1824) married Sarah Ford (1739-1813) and had 7 children (all with the last name of Packard): Barnabas II (1764-1847), Polly (1766-1846), Pollicarpus “Carpus” (1768-1836), Bartimeas (1769-1854), Cyrus (1771-1825), John Ford (1776-1849), and Philander (1778-1861)
Generation 9 (in Bridgewater, Cummington, and Plainfield, MA, within English America, then the US):
Barnabas Packard II (1764-1847) married Mary Nash (1767-1837) and had 8 children (all with the last name of Packard): Achsah (1790-1791), Sally (1792-1868),
Barnabas III (1795-1871), Patty (d. 1797), Ruby (1799-1871), Norton (1802-1898), Milton (1805-1875), and Roswell (b. 1808)
Generation 10 (in Cummington, Windsor, and Plainfield, MA):
Barnabas Packard III (1795-1871) who married Ruth Snow (1799-1879) and 10 children (all with the last name of Packard): Polly Neth (1819-1868), Cynthia Cordelia (1820-1863), William Henry (1822-1896), Patty Martha (1824-1903), Irene (b. 1826), Mary Jane (b. 1828), Roswell Clifford (1831-1919), Ossmus (1834-1907), Charles Edwin (1838-1933), and Harrison Clark (1840-1899).
Generation 11 (in Plainfield, Windsor, and Cummington, MA):
William Henry Packard (1822-1896) married Rachel Bartlett Tillson (1825-1881) and had 10 children (all with the last name of Packard): Alice Cornelia (b. 1850), Welcome Tillson (1850-1888), Cyrus Winfield (1852-1924), William Luther (1854-1941),
Joseph A. (b. 1855), Benjamin Franklin “Frank” (b. 1858), Fred R. (1860-1884), Mary M. (1862-1887), Charles (1866-1924), and Henry Clark (1866-1924). William Henry later married a woman named Mary Ann Dyer in 1887, six years after Rachel’s death.
Generation 12 (in Plainfield, Windsor, and Cummington, MA): Cyrus Winfield Packard (1852-1924) who first married Nellie Mason (1861-1881) who died in childbirth, married Dorothy “Dora” Ann Mills (1849-1895) and had 7 children (all with the last name of Packard): John Henry (1882-1950), Margaret Alice (1885-1976), Joseph Winfield (1885-1910), Charles Edward (1887-1960), Marion Estelle (1889-1965), Robert Barnabas (1891-1956), and Mabel Hattie (1892-1961).
After her death, Cyrus would marry a third time to Clemenina Cheney (1874-1926) and would have 5 children (all with the last name of Packard): Olive Martha (1896-1969), Herbert Miles (1898-1966), Rachel May (1900-1933), Thomas “Tom” Theodore (1902-1974), and Harold Cyrus (1907-1975).
There are other generations beyond this, which are noted in specific chapters, but this is a good guide to the rest of this book.  Take note: the first three generations listed are based on family lore and sketchy records. Their conclusions could be incorrect. As one Packard descendant, Richard Packard, told me on Find A Grave, “anything beyond George is pure speculation as many have searched and found no original proof records.” He also sent me a narrative involving Samuel Packard and other Packards.
 The Packard family file at the Cummington Historical Museum notes the following: Cummington sent 11 to fight in revolutionary war; they had an original land deed involving John Packard; lands were bought and sold in Cummington by Abel Packard (1772, 1773); Adam Packard (1795, 1811); the Adam Packard tavern reportedly started in 1803 reportedly, became legislative rep. on state level; people wrote about Packard family lineage in letters to the Cummington Historical Society in 1982, 1983, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2004, and 2005; Hope Packard was part of Ashfield Historical Society in 1974; the Old Bridgewater Historical Society has Packard family index which was compiled by Alan D. Packard in Kansas (Sep. 1982); Barnabas Packard’s house was still standing in 1987; Abel Packard wills and land records within file; R.R. Packard had relationship with Bisbee family; and probate of Abel Packard within the file.