Why would you think that if you saw a census head of household listing with the name Packard in 1850; Pechaw in 1860; Pekoy in 1870; Rucor in 1880 and Pecor in 1900 to be the same man?
It was, and his name was actually Picard! He was French living in a non-French area and he probably had a good thick accent since he had come from Quebec. Really had to think “outside of the box” on this one. It took some time and good detective work to find this one.
Brenda Bourgoine, archivist