Paddock, Zacariah, Dd
Paddock, Zacariah, D.D.
a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Northampton, N.Y., December 20, 1798. He was converted at the age of eighteen, licensed to preach in 1818, and the same year entered the Genesee Conference. His most responsible appointments were: Ridgeway, Clarence, Batavia, French Creek, Westmoreland, Buffalo, Rochester, Auburn, Cazenovia, New York Mills, Sauquoit, Ithica, Binghamton, Oxford, Utica, Wilkesbarre, Honesdale, and Chenango; upon most of which he was eminently successful. He took a superannuated relation in 1870, and died, a member of the Wyoming Conference, at his home in Binghamton, N.Y., July 4, 1879. Dr. Paddock's name in American Methodism in his declining years became a synonym for gentleness, sweetness, and purity. He published several small volumes, and wrote quite extensively for the Church papers and periodicals. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1880, page 86.