Biography of Cyrus A. Packard

Cyrus A. Packard, who was First Selectman of Blanchard, Piscataquis County, for twenty-five years and Town Clerk for sixteen years, was born in Hebron, Maine, December 22, 1822. A son of Reuel K. and Patience (Bowker) Packard, he was a descendant of Samuel Packard, who came from England in the ship “Diligence” in 1638, and settled in what is now the city of Brockton, Massachusetts. From Samuel Packard the line is traced through Zaccheus, who married Sarah Howard; James, who married Jemima Keith; Reuben, who married Anna Perkins; and Ichabod, Cyrus A. Packard’s grandfather, who married Rachel Cole. Reuben Packard, …

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