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Zachariah Paddock, I

Birthplace: Yarmouth, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
Death: Died in Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts, (Present USA)
Place of Burial: Dennis, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Paddock of Plymouth Colony and Mary Trine Paddock
Husband of Deborah Paddock (Sears)
Father of Elizabeth Paddock; Ichabod Paddock; Zachariah Paddock, Jr.; Elizabeth Paddock; Capt. John Paddock and 8 others
Brother of George Paddock; Elizabeth Palmer; Robert Paddock, Jr.; Susannah Eddy; Alice Eddy and 5 others
Half brother of William "the younger" Palmer

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About Zachariah Paddock, I

Zachariah Paddock was born in Plymouth, Massachusetts, 20 Mar 1636, died in Yarmouth, Massachusetts, 1 May 1727, aged 91. However his obituary stated he was "born in the beginning of the year 1640" and died "in the 88th year of his age" having "retained his Reason to an uncommon degree, until his last Sickness, which lasted but a few Days."

He married at Yarmouth in 1659, to Deborah Sears who was born in Yarmouth, Sep 1639. Deborah was the daughter of Richard Sears and Dorothy Jones. Zachary Padock and his wife were mentioned in the will of her father, 10 Mar 1667.

Zachary served on a coroner's jury to investigate the death of a child of Nicholas Nickerson 24 Oct 1667. He was assessed for King Phillip's War, Yarmouth 1676. He was granted 50 acres at Seaconnet, part of Tatamanuck's land 7 Jul 1680, and later that year he was again on the grand jury.

Of his sons, Ichabod, Joseph and Nathaniel moved to Nantucket Island where there name often appeared as Paddack. Of these sons and their sons, many were mariners and whaling ship captains.

"Yarmouth, co. Barnstable, 1 May 1727. This day died here Mr Zachariah Paddock, in the 88th year of his age, was born in Plymouth in the beginning of year 1640. He retained his reason to an uncommon degree, until his last illness, which lasted but a few days. He was married in 1659 to Mrs. Deborah Sears, born in this town, and now survives him, having lived together about 68 years, and by her, God blest him with a numerous offspring, especially in the third and fourth generations, having left behind him of his own posterity, 48 grand-children and 38 great grand-children, and of this latter sort no less than 30 descendants from his second son. The old gentleman, his wife, one of his sons and his wife lived for a considerable time in a house by themselves, without any other person, when their ages computed together, amounted to over 300 years. Mr. Paddock had obtained the character of a righteous man, and his widow, now near fourscore and eight years old, is well reputed for good works." ("N.E. Weekly News Letter)

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Zachariah Paddock, I's Timeline

March 20, 1635
Yarmouth, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
May 1, 1659
Age 24
Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
Age 24
February 2, 1661
Age 25
Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States
April 14, 1664
Age 29
Yarmouth, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
August 1, 1666
Age 31
Of, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts
May 5, 1669
Age 34
Yarmouth, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
January 16, 1671
Age 35
Yarmouth, (Presen Barnstable County, Plymouth Colony, (Present USA)
September 12, 1674
Age 39
Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts
January 16, 1676
Age 40
Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA