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“History of Kentucky,” by S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, Chicago, 1928, pp. 123-124. Vol. III or IV.


Dr. John Emerson Pack, the oldest physician in Scott county, has practiced in Georgetown for nearly forty years and during this period has rendered valuable service to his community, county and state. He was born May 11, 1849, in that part of Scott county in which the town of Sadieville is now situated, and the district was then a wilderness. His parents, Richard F. And Sarah (Emerson) Pack, were also natives of that county and their ancestors were Virginians. Dr. Pack was reared on his father’s farm and attended the country school near his home. He completed a course in the Agricultural & Mechanical College in Lexington, now a part of the University of Kentucky, and in 1873 was graduated from the medical school of Bellevue Hospital in New York city. In 1873 he returned to Scott county, locating at Little Eagle, where he followed his profession until 1888, and has since been a resident of Georgetown. He was county physician for a quarter of a century and although he has reached the age of seventy-seven years still conducts a large practice, being exceptionally well preserved. He is deeply interested in the scientific and humanitarian phases of his profession and time has broadened his knowledge and ripened his ability. In the early days his work was most arduous as he ministered to the settlers in the outlying districts and he has ever manifested deep sympathy for those in affliction and distress. On November 27, 1879, Dr. Pack married Miss Laura Stevenson, of Benton, Indiana, and their union was severed by her death on August 4, 1896. Dr. Pack’s second union was with Miss Caroline Richards, of Georgetown, to whom he was married July 14, 1898. The Doctor maintains an independent attitude in politics and is liberal and broad-minded in his views on all subjects. He was Georgetown’s first mayor and represented Scott county in the state legislature during the session of 1887-88. His admirable qualities of heart and mind have endeared him to all who have been brought within the sphere of his influence and judged by the standard of usefulness, his life has been notable successful.

"Kentucky Biographies," p. 252 --


"JOHN E. PACK, M. D., Mayor of Georgetown and one of the leading physicians of that city, is a son of Richard F. Pack and Sallie M. Emison, his wife, and was born in Scott County, Kentucky, May 11, 1849. Richard F. Pack was also a native of Scott County, where he was an industrious and extensive farmer nearly all his life. He was a very successful breeder of saddle horses and other high bred stock, and was an honorable and enterprising citizen. He died in his native county, March 4, 1892. John Pack (grandfather), also a native farmer of Scott County, served as a soldier in the Mexican war, lived to a good old age and died a few years ago, near the scene of his birth. The Packs were of Irish descent, the first of whom in America settled in Virginia, from which state the great-grandfather of Dr. Pack came to Kentucky and settled in Scott County, about the time Kentucky was admitted to the Union. Sallie M. Emison Pack (mother) was born in Scott County, and died in 1895, aged sixty-eight years. William Emison (maternal grandfather) was also a native of Scott County, and was a leading farmer until the time of his death in 1875, when he was seventy-nine years of age. The Emisons were of Scotch-Irish descent and were among the early settlers of Scott County, coming to this state from Virginia. Dr. John Pack spent his youthful days in the usual routine of the farmer boy, attending school and helping his father on the farm. He received his collegiate education in the Kentucky University; read medicine with Dr. W. O. Sweeney of Lexington and attended the Belleview Medical College of New York City, graduating in 1873. He began his professional career in the northern part of Scott County, which was the field of his labors until 1888, when he removed to Georgetown, where he has enjoyed a very extensive practice and has found a wider field of usefulness. He was elected to the legislature in 1887, and was a most able and efficient member of that body; was a member of the City Council of Georgetown from 1891 until the fall of 1893, when he was elected mayor of the city for a term of four years, taking charge of the office January 1, 1894. He is a member of the Kentucky State Medical Society, and other associations for the advancement of medical science; is an enterprising citizen and a man and physician in whom the people have great confidence. Dr. Pack was married in 1879 to Laura Stevenson, daugther of Reverend Evan Stevenson, formerly of Georgetown, now of Oxford, Maryland."

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