My wife’s Packer ancestors are Dorothy b 1911; Albert Earl b 1888; Irving James b 1860; Thaddeus b 1824; John Boyd Packer b 1797 d 1868 all in Saratoga or Schenectady Co., NY. Don’t have sources for JBP’s parents or where born. One undocumented possibility is William Satterlee Packer Sr b +/- 1766 m Nancy Boyd b 1779 d 1809, both in Knox, Albany, NY. WSP Sr
f Samuel Packer m Freelove Satterlee b +/- 1730. A well documented son of WSP Sr & NB is William Satterlee Packer Jr b 1801 in Knox d 1850, a founder of Brooklyn (NY) Female Academy, now Packer Collegiate Inst. The unusual name Freelove appears in both Saratoga and Albany Co. Also the Boyd name. Any help would be greatly appreciated.