An early Robert PADDOCK family history from 1858.I thought it interesting that The PADDOCK line was pretty well researched on this side of the Atlantic well before the additional early alleged French ancestry of Robert
began surfacing around the turn of the Century.The contribution was submitted by Zachariah or Zechariah EDDY.I have not checked this against Curfman's book;just thought I would share in case someone else finds it
useful. Posted on rootsweb as well.
THE NEW ENGLAND HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL REGISTER
PUBLISHED QUARTERLY, UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF THE
NewEngland Historical and Genealogical Society.
FOR THE YEAR 1858.
SAMUEL G. DRAKE, PUBLISHER,
13 BROM FIELD S TREET .
THE FAMILY OF PADDOCK. [Communicated by Z. EDDY, Esq.]
I. Robert Paddock, the Pilgrim ancestor, was settled in Plymouth in 1634,
and probably several years before and after that time. He afterwards settled
in Duxbury, and is noticed in Windsor's history of that town. He died in
1650. See Reg., vol. 8, p. 316. He had a son Robert, who lived in Dartmouth;
and John Eddy, son of Samuel, the Pilgrim, married his daughter, Susanna,
Nov. 30, 1665. He had also a son John, and there are families of his descent
now in that region. Also, Zcchariah, brother of said Julm Eddy, married "
Alice Paddock, daughter of Robert Paddock of Duxbury, May 7, 1663. It is
probable she was the daughter of the first Robert, who also left a son,
Zechariah, born in the " fore part of the year," May, 1636 ; also George and
John. George married Sarah Ricard in 1657. John married Anna Jones; he was
born in 1643. Mary, his daughter, m. Thomas Roberts, 1656 ; she was born in
1638. Alice was born March 7, 1640.
II. Zechariah Paddock, son of the first Robert, lived in Yarmouth, (Cape Cod
) and died there May 1, 1727. A very full and favorable account is given of
him in the Register, vol. 8, p. 251, taken from the N. E. Weekly Journal, of
June 5, 1727. He married Deborah Sears, (1659,) who survived him, and left
of his own posterity, forty-eight grandchildren and thirty-eight
great-grandchildren. " He obtained the character of a righteous man." The
most of his descendants were through his son Zechariah, born in 1664.
III. Zechariah Paddock. Of his personal history little is known. Two of his
sons emigrated to the town of Middleborough, — Ichabod and
Thomas. No doubt the records and graveyard, at Yarmouth, afford the account
of his birth, death, and those of his children.
IV. So, of his son, Thomas Paddock of Middleborough ; there are records and
grave stones which give an account of his numerous family.Two of his sons,
Thomas and Adino, are remembered. Thomas lived in Middleborough, and was
distinguished, physically, as the most powerful and robust man in town.
Adino lived in Boston, and had a store in Tremont Street, and planted the
large elm trees in that street, near Park Street Meeting-house; was captain
of a company then called " the Train Artillery;" was a loyalist, and left
Boston with the British troops, when evacuated by them in 1776. He was
called Col. Paddock.
Of Ichabod, son of Zechariah, jr., we have a more full account. He was born
in Yarmouth, June 1, 1687; married Joanna Faunce, daughter
of Elder Faunce, son of the Pilgrim John Faunce, and had born to him, in
Yarmouth, Bethiah, b. Sept. 21, 1713, d. same year; Priscilla, b. O«t.
1, 1715; Jane, b. Aug. 1717; Joanna, b. June 15, 1719; Ephraim, b. April 15,
1721. He removed to Middleborough in 1722, and had born
to him there, Thomas, May 5, 1723 ; Zechariah, b. Feb. 20, 1725 ; Patience,
b. Nov. 6, 1727, and James, b. April 11, 1730. He was unfortunate in his
removal, having the sole money of his farm stolen from the vessel in which
he sailed to Plymouth ; and having driven all his neat cattle to his new
farm, and feeding them with fresh meadow hay, they all died, having before
been kept upon hay from the salt marsh ; * He lived in Plymouth, 1643 ; he
also d. there. See Reg., vol. 4, p. 955.
and English hay at that time was very little cultivated. He and his wife
were both active and respectable members of the First Church in
Middleborough. He died August 5, 1750, aged 63 ; and she died May, 1758,
1. Priscilla, daughter of Ichabod, married Thomas Savery, by whom she had a
large family of sons and daughters. One, Dea. Thomas Savery, is remembered
as a man of sound sense and shrewdness, and of eminent piety. One daughter
married a Burbank, and another, Capt. William Stephens of Plymouth.
2. Jane, married Gideon Bradford, Esq., of Plympton,a descendant of Gov.
Bradford, of whose genealogy there is a full account in the Register,
vol. 4, p. 337, and the names of her seven children are there given.
They were all heads of numerous families.
3. Joanna married Lewis Harlow, and lived in Woodstock, Vt., and had a large
family of children. . .
4. James, son of Ichabod, had a family and lived in Holland and in Brimfield
5. Thomas, son of Ichabod, lived in Middleborough ; m. Hannah, dau. of
William Thomas. Had sons, William and Stephen, and daughters, Mary and Sally
Mary m. Holmes Cushman, and Sally m. Samuel Eddy.
They all had large families in the State of Vermont.
6. Ephraim, son of Ichabod, m. Sarah Bradford, sister of Gideon, who m. his
sister. They lived in Pembroke. See Reg., vol. 4, p. 49.
7. Zechariah, son of said Ichabod, and great-grandson of said Zechariah,
first named, m. Martha Washburn, lived in Middleborough, and was an
extensive manufacturer of fishermen's hooks and women's glow-shoes. She was
a descendant of the Pilgrim, Joshua Pratt. He lived on the
ancestral lands inherited through his mother from Elder Faunce. He d. June 4
1795, aged 70 years. He was a well read and well informed man, and had a
good report in the church to which he belonged. She d. April 10, 1819, aged
87, long well reported and distinguished for her piety. They were married in
1748, and had a family of ten children.
These are their names.
1. Jane, b. July 20, 1752. She m. John Faunce of Duxbury, a descendant of
the Elder, and d. young, leaving one or two children. '
2. Elisha, b. May 5, 1754. He enlisted in the revolutionary army, and died
in the retreat from Ticonderoga.
3. Lydia, b. July 22, 1756. She m. Capt. Joshua Eddy, of the army of the
revolution, April 10, 1778. An account of ther family is given in
The Register, vol. 8, p. 203. He died in 1833 ; she d. in 1838. He was 85
years of age ; she was 82. 4. Gains, b. Nov. 2, 1758, He was a revolutionary
soldier, and d. on his farm in the State of Illinois, aged about 70 years,
leaving a numerous family. His wife's name was Polly Wood.
5. Apollos, b. Sept. 8, 1760, also a revolutionary soldier ; he lived in the
State of Vermont, and died at the age of 77, leaving a number of
children.John, b. June 3, 1763 ; m. Lydia Cushing of Plympton, daughter of
Col. Cushing; lived in Middleborough and had eight children, all daughters,
some of whom have large families. He was a carpenter and died at the age of
about 70. Distinguished for his practical jokes.
7. Peter, b. July 3, 1765 ; d. at the age of two years of accidental death.
8. Joanna, b. July 21, 1767 ; m. Oliver Cushman of Plympton ; lived in
Plainfield, Conn., and in Brookfield ; removed to the Stale of Illinois,
where she died, leaving two sons and two daughters.
9. Joanna, ; was betrothed to Isaac Thompson, Esq., but died unmarried. She
was born in the year 1750, being the eldest of the
10. Zechariah, a bachelor, who died about 40 years of age.