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Re: Elizabeth Pack

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There are several references in the Index of VII Keepsake Memories Calendar of Events 1700'-1925 Marion County TN by Nonie Webb; of Elizabeth "Betsy" Pack.

There is a Historical Marker on the Courthouse Lawn "Betsy Pack" Born Elizabeth Lowery, daughter of Chief John Lowery of the Cherokee, she lived in a house about 60 yards southeast after her marriage. She donated the ground on which the town of Jasper was laid out in 1820, when the county seat was moved here from Cheekville, near Whitwell about 12 miles northeast.

1819 August. Cherokee Indian Elizabeth (Betsy) Pack gave 40 acres of land including a "Town Spring" from her Reservation to the County of Marion to build a Court House & a County Seat the city of Jasper.

From: Land Records 1831-1840 : Pack, Elizabeth (Heirs of ) 1850 W.H. RUTLEDGE, G.W. CAMPBELL, & Wm. PACK.

From: 1st Families Marion Co TN 1809-1836+ 1840 Census
PACKS listed: Betsy PACK, Elizabeth, John Stone, Johnston, Joseph, Moses, Robert, Thomas. many of these appear to have lived in the 1836 Tax Dist #10.

Elizabeth Pack was a wealthy Ferry owner in the vicinity of Nickajack Cave. Elizabeth's parents , John and Elizabeth Lowery also owned a well known and highly profitable ferry at the mouth of Battle Creek (& TN River at different times.
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