Daniel Paddock, who is now a citizen of Marion County, was formerly a citizen of Johnson County, Ind., where he lived nearly forty years. He was born in Preble County, Ohio, December 29, 1825, and is the son of Ebenezer and Susanna (Swain) Paddock. The father was born in Kentucky in 1801, and was the son of Henry Paddock, a native of Virginia, born in 1775, who immigrated to Kentucky in an early day, and later immigrated to, and settled near Vincennes, Ind. In 1838, our subject’s father and family came to Johnson County and bought land, remaining until 1841, and then went back to Ohio, where he had previously lived. Mr. Paddock is of English origin, his ancestors being early immigrants from England. His father died in Ohio in the year 1887. The mother of our subject was of Pennsylvania and Massachusetts origin, perhaps; she was born in Ohio. She was the mother of seven children, four girls and three boys. When our subject was in his twentieth year he came to Johnson County, and lived here until 1887, when he located in Marion County. He has followed farming and stock-raising, and commenced with 170 acres, worth about $2,000, and at one time owned over 1,300 acres of land, and was the most extensive cattle raiser in Johnson County. In 1848, he married Nancy C. Denny, who was born in Ohio in 1828, and died in Johnson County in 1878. The children were as follows: Susanna, deceased, Thomas, Alice and Martha. In 1882, he married for a second wife, Melsena Orme. Mr. Paddock has been a member of the Christian Church since 1854; he is a democrat.

Transcribed by Cheryl Zufall Parker

Banta, D. D. History of Johnson County, Indiana. Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1888, page 905.