From the Biography of the Mack Families as Compiled by Marguerite Olds - 1968
John Mack, who has an ancestry which has been traced in Scotland for several generations back of the immigrants, was born on March 6, 1653 in Inverness, Scotland. He died on February 24, 1721.
John came to America in 1680 when twenty seven years of age. In 1681, he settled in Salisbury, Massachusetts, where he met the daughter of Olando (Orlando ?) and Sarah (Colby) Bagley, and married her on April 5, 1681. She was born on March 2, 1663. After the birth of their first child, John and Sarah moved to Concord, Massachusetts, where five of their twelve children were born. In 1696, they removed to Lyme, Connecticut, which became the family home for many generations, and where some of the descendants live to this day. Among John and Sarah’s twelve children and their multitudes of descendants are to be found hundreds of loyal patriots and citizens of our country, many distinguished because of civil and military service.