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Robert Paddock (patriarch of the Paddock family in America)
b. 16 Sept 1583 in Stephenstown, Balrothery parish, County Dublin, Ireland
Son of John Paddock, a blacksmith, and Jane Jennings and grandson of Paul Paddoc and Francoise Traillour of Le Cateau, Nord France. Robert inherited his father’s blacksmith shop in Killany, Barony of Ardee, county Louth, Ireland before immigrating to the colonies in 1632. Served as a blacksmith to the Plymouth Colony. In 1643 was a non-commissioned officer in the Plymouth Company led by Capt. Miles Standish. Appointed Constable of the town of Plymouth 2 June 1646.
m. 1603 Mary Ball; b. 1582, d. 1627; daughter of Zachery and Margaret Ball of Stephenstown
m. 12 October 1630 Mary Holmes; daughter of Peter Holmes and Elizabeth Ireland
m. 1645 Mary (Trine) Palmer
d. 25 July 1650 (age 67) in Plymouth
1. Robert Jr. b. 1633
2. Elizabeth b. 1635, m. William Palmer
3. Zachariah (Zechariah) b. 1636, m. 1659 Deborah Sears, d. 1727
4. Mary b. 1638
5. Alice b. 1640, m. 1663 Zachariah Eddy, d. 1692
6. John b. 1643, m. Anna Jones
7. Susanna b. 1649, m. 1665 John Eddy, d. 1670
(Footnote: Robert Paddock was born 1583 according to American records. He is recorded as being born in Stephenstown, Balrothery Parish, County Dublin, Ireland, younger son of John Paddock, blacksmith of Stephenstown and later of Tullygovan near Killany, Barony of Ardee, Couth Louth, Ireland by his wife Jane Jennings. Robert inherited the blacksmith shop of his father in Kallany in the will of his mother made at Killany, May 15, 1607.
Robert Paddock was a blacksmith in Plymouth, Mass. And died intestate there, July 25, 1650 according to Plymouth Colony Records. Though he made no will, his widow Mary confirmed in November 1650 that on his death bed Robert had granted the guardianship of his son John to Captain Thomas Willet, who was later Mayor of New York. "Whereas Robert Padduk of Plym: lately decease did on his death bed give and dispose his sonne John Paddock aged about (F)give years unto Captaine Tho: Willet to bee att his desposing and under his guidance as his own child: These presents doe therefore wittness that Mary Padduck the wife of said Robert Padduck doth condesend unto and allow of the said acte of her Said husband in the disposing of her Said sonne John to Captain Willet as aforesaid In Witness of the promises shee the Said Mary hath hereunto sett her hand and given way to have this present said writing entered upon publick Record." Mary Paddock then signed this by making her mark (an M).
Robert’s son Zeckariah was born in 1636 and married Deborah Sears, daughter of Richard Sears and Dorothy Thatcher. It is recorded that in 1667 Zeckariah served on a jury to view the corpse lately deceased viz. A child of Nicholas Nickerson the verdict of the jury was that "they have found the windpipe of the child a piece of pumpkin shell, the which being all and every one of us agreed do judge it was the cause of its death". Zeckariah was a deputy in 1706 and was appointed on a committee to seat people in the New Meeting House.
The old Paddock house built in 1720 still stands in Nantucket and is occupied.
Zachariah (Zechariah) Paddock
b. 20 March 1636 in Plymouth MA
Was a surveyor and held representative positions on the Plymouth general court and in the Quaker pilgrim community.
m. 1659 Deborah Sears b. 1639, d. 1732, daughter of Richard and Dorothy Sears
d. 1 May 1727 (age 91) in Yarmouth (Dennis, Cape Cod) MA
1. Capt. Ichabod b. 1661, m. 1707 Elizabeth Brown, 1690, d. 1748. In 1690 Capt. Paddock, a renown whaler on the mainland, was contracted to teach whaling on Nantucket Island from which the famous Nantucket whaling industry sprung. Stayed on Nantucket until 1710 when he returned to Yarmouth.
2. Zachariah Jr. b. 1664, m. Bethiah Hall, m. Mary Thatcher, d. 1718
3. Elizabeth b. 1666, m. 1689 John Howes, d. 1690
4. Capt. John b. 1669, m. Priscilla Hall
5. Robert b. 1670, m. Martha Hall
6. Joseph b. 1674, m. Sara Gardner
7. Nathaniel b. 1677, m. 1706 Ann Bunker, d. 1756
8. Capt. Judah b. 1681, m. Alice Alden
Nathaniel Paddock (also Paddack was the surname used for families living on Nantucket Island)
b. 22 Sept 1677 in Yarmouth MA
Moved from Cape Cod to Nantucket Island about 1690. Started a whaling business with brothers Ichabod and Joseph and was a weaver. Bought the famous Coffin House, built in 1686, that was the home for several generations of Paddocks and is preserved as the oldest house on Nantucket.
m. 15 Oct 1706 Ann Bunker b. 1686, daughter William and Mary Bunker of Nantucket, d. 1767
d. 8 Aug 1756 (age 79) in Nantucket MA
1. Capt. Daniel b. 1707, m. 1726 Susanna Gorham, d. 1743
2. Deborah b. 1709, m. 1728 Theophilus Pinkham, d. 1758
3. Love b. 1711, m. 1729 George Swain, d. 1792
4. Lydia b. 1713, m. 1731 Jethro Coleman, d. 1747
5. Paul b. 1714, m. Anna Coffin, d. 1799
6. Barnabus b. 1716, d. 1804
7. Mary b. 1718, m. 1736 Francis Swain, d. 1775
8. Dinah b. 1720, m. 1738 Christopher Worth, d. 1776
9. Priscilla b. 1722, m. 1740 William Coffin, d. 1803
10. Anna b. 1724, d. 1741
[Nathaniel Paddock relationships to Richard Gilmore Paddock:
Capt. Daniel Paddock b. 1707, m. 1726 Susanna Gorham, d. 1743
Stephen Paddock b. 1729, m. 1751 Eunice Coffin, d. 1814
Capt. Laban Paddock b. 1769, m. Elizabeth Hussey, m. Lydia Coleman, d. 1861
George Hussey Paddock b. 1794, m. 1822 Rebecca Maria Bolles, d. 1851
Stephen Gorham Paddock b. 1828, m. 1855 Margaret Leggett Seaman, d. 1921
James Valentine Seaman Paddock b. 1856, m. 1880 Annie Gilmore, d. 1907
James Gilmore Paddock b. 1881, m. Viola Quinn, d. 1948
Stephen Gorham Paddock b. 1914, m. 1940 Helene McNally, d. 1994
Richard Gilmore Paddock b. 1946 (living in Colleyville, TX)
Daniel Paddock (Paddack)
b. 12 Sept 1707 in Nantucket MA
Whaling ship captain who was lost at sea at a young age.
m. 1 Dec 1726 Susanna Gorham b. 1707, daughter of Stephen and Elizabeth Gorham (descendent of John Howland, 1620 Mayflower passenger), d. 1777. Susanna remarried Jonathan Folger, b. 1696
d. 12 July 1742
1. Elizabeth b. 1727, m. 1745 Joseph Swain, d. 1805
2. Stephen b. 1729, m. 1751 Eunice Coffin, d. 1814
3. Lydia b. 1732, m. 1750 Shubael Bunker, d. 1784
4. Susanna b. 1734, m. 1752 Matthew Gardner, d. 1802
5. Eunice b. 1736, m. 1756 Joseph Coffin, d. 1813
6. Deborah b. 1739, m. 1757 George Hussey, d. 1815
7. Barnabus b. 1741, m. 1764 Abigail Gardner, d. 1804
Stephen Paddock (Paddack)
b. 26 Dec 1729 in Nantucket MA
Whaler captain based on Nantucket. In 1765 the British Governor of the island of Newfoundland and Labradore issued a declaration that whalers from the colonies were restricted from using the local offshore waters. This greatly reduced the Nantucket whaler’s production and forced them to take chances on violating the decree. Once while transporting whale oil from the restricted area, Capt. Paddock was captured by a British man-o-war ship and he was detained in Boston for three months. There was great unrest on Nantucket during the Revolutionary War. The population was split between those opposed to the war due to loyalty to Britain or on religious grounds as Quakers and those wanting freedom from British rule. In 1784 Capt. Paddock was elected as Nantucket representative to the Great General court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. In June 1785, Capt. Paddock was one of 18 families of whalemen, artisans, and businessmen called the Nantucket Navigators who moved to Claverack Landing (later renamed Hudson NY) about 100 miles from the mouth of the Hudson River. These first settlers of Hudson could make a living with little risk of a British invasion. Capt. Paddock was a selectman and committeeman who loaned money to the Colonies during the Revolutionary War. He was licensed to sell spirits as Stephen Paddock and Son in 1786 and was identified as Overseer of the poor in 1791.
m. 31 Oct 1751 Eunice Coffin b. 1732, daughter of Zaccheus and Mary (Pinkham) Coffin, d. 1800
d. 13 Feb 1814 (age 85) in Hudson, Columbia county, NY
1. Daniel b. 1752, m. Hephzibah Barnard, d. 1795
2. Susanna b. 1754, m. 1772 Abishai Barnard, d. 1835
3. Reuben b. 1755, d. 1772 lost at sea in the West Indies
4. Stephen b. 1758, d. 1782
5. Ichabod b. 1761, m. 1781 Priscilla Clark, d. 1795
6. Zachariah b. 1763, d. 1782
7. Robert b. 1765, d. 1766
8. Capt. Judah b. 1767, m. 1792 Mary Clark, d. 1823. Seaman and trader in the West Indies, England and Russia. Presented with a sword by Empress of Russia, Catherine the Great, for relieving a distressed Russian man-o-war.
9. Capt. Laban b. 1769, m. Elizabeth Hussey, m. Lydia Coleman, d. 1861
10. Ann b. 1771, m. 1820 Frederick Bunker, d. 1861
b. 11 June 1769 in Nantucket MA
Part owner of a line of passenger sloops and Captain of one between Hudson and New York NY, amassing considerable wealth in property acquired around Hudson NY. Wrote a letter to son George Hussey listing the genealogy of the Paddock family (original letter available).
m. Elizabeth Hussey b. 1771, daughter of Paul and Margaret (Barker) Hussey of Hudson NY, d. 1838
m. Lydia Coleman b. 1791, daughter of Seth and Deborah (Swain) Coleman, d. 1842
d. 12 April 1861 (age 92) in Hudson NY
1. Thomas b. 1792, d. 1792
2. George Hussey b. 1794, m. 1822 Rebecca Maria Bolles, d. 1851
3. Charles Coffin b. 1797, d. 1825
4. Edward b. 1800, d. 1803
5. Emeline b. 1802, d. 1883
6. Mary b. 1805, m. Willian Curry
7. William b. 1808, d. 1809
8. Ann b. 1811, d. 1861
9. Susanna Coffin b. 1814, m. 1835 James Storm. d. 1843
George Hussey Paddock
b. 10 Jan 1794 in Hudson NY
Was a banker and farmer. Lived in August GA 1830, Hudson NY 1837, and later on a farm near Princeton IL. Was a clerk on Fulton’s first historic steamboat, “Clermont”.
m. 16 Oct 1822 Rebecca Maria Bolles b. 1802, daughter of Richard Bolles of Hudson NY, d. 1863
d. 5 June 1851 (age 57) in Peoria IL while there on business
1. Solomon Allen b. 1823, m. Angelica Hamilton Boyd
2. Stephen Gorham b. 1828, m. 1855 Margaret Leggett Seaman, d. 1921
3. Richard Bolles b. 1829, d. 1852 lost in the Pacific during a whaling voyage
4. George Laban b. 1832, m. Caroline Bolles
5. Sarah Elizabeth b. 1835
6. Sgt. Charles Barnard b. 1842, d. 1863 in a Confederate prison during the Civil War
7. Henry Goodrich b. 1844, m. Achsah Mosley
Stephen Gorham Paddock
b. 22 April 1828 in Hudson NY
Spent early years with family in Augusta GA before returning to NY to attend New York University. Settled in Princeton IL where his father had bought farmland. Elected sheriff of Bureau county IL in 1854 and was county court clerk and supervisor. Was a member of the Board of Education in Princeton and started the Princeton fire dept. Aided in arranging 4 July 1856 Abe Lincoln speech in Princeton prior to presidential election.
m. 5 Nov 1855 Margaret Leggett Seaman b. 1826, d. 1912 in Princeton IL; daughter of James Valentine and Maria Bogart Seaman. James Valentine of New York was the first physician to introduce vaccination in America in 1798.
d. 19 Jan 1921 (age 93) in Princeton IL
1. James Valentine Seaman b. 1856, m. 1880 Annie Gilmore, d. 1907
2. Richard Bolles b. 1859, m. 1890 Grace Pershing sister of General John Pershing, d. 1901 in Peking China as a US Army captain during the Boxer Rebellion; previously fought in Cuba during Spanish America War combat at San Juan Hill with Theodore Roosevelt.
3. Stephen Wright b. 1863, d. 1863
4. Margaret Seaman b. 1866, m. 1893 Dr. Herbert KcKee DDS, had a daughter Marianna b. 1894. Marianna moved to Dallas TX late in life and had frequent visits with cousin Stephen Gorham Paddock also a Dallas resident.
James Valentine Seaman Paddock
b. 18 Aug 1856 in Princeton IL
Graduated West Point 1877. Served in the Indian wars with the 5th Cavalry stationed at Fort D.A. Russell WY. Severely wounded 29 Sept.1879 during 6-day battle of Milk Creek with Ute Indians near Meeker Colorado. Discharged and retired in 1891 due to wound disabilities. Returned to Chicago and became a journalist and was the author of western novels. Was a traveling coordinator for the Buffalo Bill wild west show.
m. 15 May 1880 Annie Gilmore in St. Marks church, Cheyenne WY, b. 25 Sept. 1857, daughter of James Gilmore.
d. 8 Aug 1907 (age 51) in Chicago IL
1. James Gilmore b. 1881, m. Viola Quinn, d. 1948
2. Richard Blair b. 1884
3. Margaret m. Anthony Hunt
James (Jack) Gilmore Paddock
b. 16 March 1881 in Niabrara NE where father was stationed for the Army Cavalry.
Settled in Chicago IL and worked in the steel mills for US Steel and Youngstown Steel.
m. Viola Quinn, daughter Jack and Bernice Quinn
d. 1948 (age 67) in Chicago IL
1. James (Gil) Gilmore b. 1909 d. 1998
2. Annette, m. Richard Schmitt, d. 1995
3. Stephen Gorham b. 1914, m. 1940 Helene McNally, d. 1994
Stephen Gorham Paddock
b. 28 August 1914 in Chicago IL
Lived in Chicago IL and attended the University of Chicago. Was an expert in industrial sound engineering and silencer equipment manufacturing rising to President of Burgess-Manning Company. During a 40-year career, worked in Madison WI, New York NY, Lakewood OH, Arlington Heights IL, and Dallas TX. Elected Councilman Highland Village TX. Was Board Chairman for the Denton TX State School for the Disabled.
m. 12 Oct 1940 Helene McNally in Tulsa OK b. 1909, d. 2002
d. 15 Oct 1994 (age 80) in Highland Village TX
1. Stephen Gorham b. 1941
2. Robert John b. 1944
3. Richard Gilmore b. 1946
Richard Gilmore Paddock
b. 28 October 1946 in Evanston IL
Lived in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area. Employed by the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Board, November, 1974, retired June, 2006, as Operations Manager. Was a pioneer in modern aviation and airport/runway safety protocols. Also served as an aviation safety consultant. Appointed Parks Board for the Cities of Lewisville and Keller, TX.
m. 3 June 1967 Wanda Gamble in Denton TX b. 1949, d. ----
m. 17 May 1986 Leslie Webber in Fort Worth TX b. 3 Dec 1958, d. ----
d. ---- (age --) in ---
1. Melissa Suzanne b. 18 July 1969
2. Jennifer Marie b. 10 October 1971
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