November 16, 1966
Mr. Pete Packett
% Fort Myers News-Press
Fort Myers, Fla.
Dear Mr. Packett:
Received your letter and hope I can be of some help.
I knew your father and mother; they lived across the street from
my family when their first child was born. They were living
with your Grandmother Webb.
Your dad came to see me in Knoxville about 1940. Some of you
were in the service then. He was pastor of a church in Lenoir
City at that time.
My father was Issac Henry Packett and my grandfather was Vinsent Packett.
Alvis Lee Packett’s father was Harbison Packett. All
of this family was born and raised in Union County, Tenn.
My sister, Mrs. Della Morrell, who lives in Sevierville, Tenn.
has the old family bible with the records in it. You can write
her: Route 3 Sevierville, Tenn. 37862.
I have three children, all living in Lakeland, Fla. My son Jack
Packett is with Publix – buyer for Gourmet Food and candy. He
lives at 510 Lone Palm Drive. My two daughters are Mrs. Roy Essary,
(Betty) and Mrs. Stephen Stith, (Barbara).
I hope this helps you in your search. My sister probably can
give you additional information.
PS My father, Issac Packett had only one brother, who was
Harbison Packett – A.L.Packett’s father. Issac Packett
died in Knoxville, Tenn. in 1938. I do not know who
John and Gaines Packett were.
Eston P. Packett
2180 Colonial Ave.
Lakeland, Fla. 33801
And the first child that was born to my grandparents James and Ruth Packett? That was my mother, Uncle Pete’s sister.