|Birth: ||Jun. 11, 1768|
New London County
|Death: ||Jul. 18, 1849|
Rev. Zadock Darrow lived originally in Lyme, New London, CT and then moved to Norwich and Butternuts, NY. He then moved to St. Louis, MO. Around 1820, he then moved to the Rock Spring area, where he preached at Rock Spring Seminary, founded by John Mason Peck. For one year, he had a church at Horse Prairie, Randolph Co., IL (near Red Bud). In addition to being a Baptist preacher, he was a farmer and a carpenter. His name appears in the probate records of several Bridges descendants who needed coffins made for them, for which he charged the estates $5.00. In the 1840 census, Zadock is living in St. Clair Co. next to Sarah Darrow (wife of Charles Brown Darrow) and Lemuel Darrow.
In 1810 census, Zadock is living in the Town of Butternuts with an adult female, three male children, and four female children. "The History of Buttnernuts"(1883) by J. S. Masters states "We find a few contracts for land to various persons from Joseph Pearsall, viz:...To...Zaddock Darrow, south west quarter lot 39 Nov 5, 1808..." In the county clerk's office in Cooperstown, NY Book T Page 107, 1815: "Zadock Darrow of the town of Hartwick FROM James Stowell; property in the town of Hartwick." Similar entries exist in 1815, Book U, page 147 between James Stowell and Jehiel Todd; 1817 Book W page 245; and 1817 Book W page 245 E. Pike. In 1824 Book HH Page 132: "Zadock Darrow of the town of Hartwick to D. Carr; all of above property in town of Hartwick." No entry could be found for Zadock in the federal 1820 census of Otsego county, NY.
His move from St. Louis, Missouri to Illinois was prompted by Missouri being a "slave state."
The "Combined History of Randolph, Monroe, and Perry Counties, Illinois" (1883), reporting on a county census undertaken in 1825, lists Zadock Darrow as living in the Williamsburg township of Randolph county (p. 115).
The O'Fallon Illinois Centennial (1954) publication notes that he died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Horace Look, in Collinsville, IL. The notes of Naomi Bridges Evans notes that he died from cholera.
He was received into the Rock Spring Baptist Church on October 1831 by letter. He is mentioned in the minutes of that church as early as July 11, 1829, being listed together with Rev. John Mason Peck and Rev. J. Pulliam.
His name appears in the oldest extant tax roll for St. Clair co., in 1826, as owning 160 acres of land in the Ogle Road District.
Zadock Darrow (1728 - 1827)
Hester Lee Darrow (1735 - 1814)
Sarah Pearce Peach Darrow (1778 - 1857)
Lucy Lord Darrow (1768 - 1823)*
Emma Corbette Darrow Look (1797 - 1836)*
Charles B. Darrow (1806 - 1839)*
Joseph Lee Darrow (1809 - 1855)*
Specifically: He presumably was buried in Collinsville, but no tombstone has ever been found.
Created by: James Bridges
Record added: Feb 25, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 105808032