The Graves Pack Line
(The VA-WV-KY Packs)

Original Immigrant:  Graves Pack ca. 1700.

This line has been traced back to Thomas PACK, Req., of Ballynakill, Queens County, England, born about 1560.

.Other Old World surnames connected to this line are thought to be:
Rev. Thomas PACK
Major-General Sir. Dennis PACK, K.C.B, K.T.S.
Col. Arthur John Reynolds PACK of Haisford, England
Sir Christopher PACK
Graves PACK, born about 1680, England
Graves PACK had at least three sons:
Simon PACK, b 1715
Jopseph PACK, b about 1718
(Simon and Joseph are believed to have settled in the Carolinas)
Samuel PACK, b about 1720
Samuel, b about 1720, had at least two sons both born in VA:
Samuel PACK, b about 1755
George PACK, b about 1757
Samuel and George spent their early years together, eventually settling in the New River area of VA, where both married and began families.

Samuel married Mary FARLEY, the daughter of Frances FARLEY, Sr, and Elizabeth CROSTIC.  Samuel and Mary remained in VA, and most of their descendants spent one or more generations in VA before moving into the Carolines, Tennesse, Oklahoma, and points west.

George left VA around 1805, and migrated into the Floyd/Lawrence County area of KY with his second wife, Elizabeth BROWN, and the children from his first marriage to Mary BROWN.

Most descendants of George PACK remained in KY, but several migrated into Wayne and Lincoln County in today's WV, in about 1850.  An appreciable number of descendants still live in KY and WV.

Major sources:  Ray Pack, Early Pack's In America;  Greenbrier Historical Society, Appalachian Springs, Vol. 3, No. 2, April, 1995;  John F. Vallentine, Genealogical Journal, Vol, 12, No. 4, Winter, 1983-84, The Samuel Pack Family.

.Descendants of Graves PACK Researchers
Ellen Pack
Kathy Jones
Add your name to Graves Pack Family Researchers

Joshua PACK b 08 Mar 1854 Wayne Co, WV
Son of Samuel PACK and Elizabeth NELSON
(Direct descendant of Graves PACK)
Elizabeth "Betty" MARCUM b August 1852 in WV
Daughter of  Moses MARCUM & Susanah COLLINS

Photo courtesy of of Anice (Ramey) Curry
Submitted by Sue Witeof

Two Generation Chart of CATHERINE PACK

Five Generation Chart of GEORGE PACK

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