NameZachariah EDDY
Birth1639, Plymouth, Plymouth, MA [574]
Birth MemoTestified in 1710 that he was about 70.
Freeman29 May 1670, Swansea, Bristol, MA [574]
Death4 Sep 1718, (will) Swansea, Bristol, MA [574]
FatherSamuel EDDY (ch. 1608-1687)
MotherElizabeth Savery? (1606-1689)
Other spousesAlice PADDOCK
SpouseAbigail (Smith)
Birthabt 1650
Will2 Jan 1720, Swansea, Bristol, MA [574]
Death13 Sep 1720, Swansea, Bristol, MA [211]
Notes for Zachariah EDDY
Bound at the age of 7 to John Brown of Rehoboth. After Brown died, when Zachariah was about 22, he moved to Middleboro. Eight years later, he was among those who signed the original Swansea agreement in 1669.

He was active in church life at First Baptist.

During King Phillip's War, he probably moved his family to Plymouth, but returned by 1678. While in Plymouth, he was one of the former Middleboro residents who gathered to resettle that town. Zachariah bought land there, but did not move, instead returning to Swansea. Over the years, he acquired most of present-day Swansea Village as his property. He deeded his homestead to son Caleb on 27 Jan 1710/11.

His will names wife Abigail, sons, and daughter Elizabeth Whipple.

Savage's: ZECHARIAH, Plymouth, s. of the preced. rem. to Swanzey, but prob. first at Middleborough, m. 7 May 1663, Alice, d. of Robert Paddock, had Zechariah, b. 10 Apr. 1664; John, 10 Oct. 1666; Elizabeth 3 Aug. 1670; Samuel, 4 June 1673; Ebenezer, 8 Feb. 1676; Caleb, 21 Sept. 1678; Joshua, 21 Feb. 1681; and Obadiah, 2 Sept. 1683; all of wh. exc. Samuel, had fams.; and d. 4 Sept. 1718. Elizabeth m. 26 Feb. 1691, Samuel Whipple of Providence. Alice and Elinor, ds. of Zechariah jun. appear on the rec. as does his m. [574]
Notes for Abigail (Smith)
Will names daughter Abigail Hatch, Bethia Eddy, Hannah wife of Remebrance Simmons, and Hopestill Kelly. Also, a John Smith m. Abigail Simmons in 1704 in Taunton.
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