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Elizabeth Pack

Posted: 1347718959000
Classification: Query
I’m looking for information on Elizabeth Pack. She was a Cherokee woman who lived in Jasper, Tennessee before being removed to Oklahoma during the Trail of Tears. Particularly any information on her children and other family members. Her father’s name was John Lowery, he was a Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation. According to an article published by the Patrick County, VA Historical Society, Elizabeth Pack lived in Patrick County for a time and then returned to Tennessee around 1835. It was reported that she left in Virginia two sons (Isham and Greenville) and a daughter. My wife is related to Rachel Pack of Patrick County, VA (daughter of Isham Pack) and we would like information that might show that Rachel Pack and Elizabeth Pack were related. We would appreciate any information on Elizabeth Pack.

Re: Elizabeth Pack

Posted: 1347754292000
Classification: Query
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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.

Re: Elizabeth Pack

Posted: 1347768083000
Classification: Query
Thank you - that's some good information

Re: Elizabeth Pack

Posted: 1362797973000
Classification: Query

Elizabeth owned 29 Slaves in Jackson County Alabama in the 1835 Census. P. 184, and 192 of

Red over Black: Black Slavery Among the Cherokee Indians (Contributions in Afro-American and African Studies) by R. Halliburton (Apr 14, 1977)

She is listed as an Eastern Cherokee owning more than 20 slaves in the 1835 census.

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