Brooklyn, New York Shaddocks

I would like to thank Patreena Parsons, a descendant of the Brooklyn, New York Shaddocks, for supplying information on this tree, as well as the photographs.

The Brooklyn Shaddocks are a branch of the Bristol - Birmingham Shaddocks, profiled in the master page to this one. The other branch of the Birmingham Shaddocks, the Australian Dennington Shaddocks, has been shown through DNA testing not to be descended from the male common ancestor of all Shattockes, Parrishs and Byars. Since we have not been able to test male descendants of the Brooklyn Shaddocks, we do not know if they are descended from the common Shattocke ancestor. It is possible the closest relative of the Brooklyn Shaddocks is a Webb descendant.

Patreena Parsons traces her ancestors back to Frederick Shaddock, born 1819 in England.

Frederick Shaddock was born to Richard (1801-1856) and Mary Shaddock on Feb 15, 1819. He was baptized in Birmingham, Warwickshire. But in the 1841 census he tells the census taker he was not born in Warwickshire. Ten years later, in the 1851 census, Frederick reported to the census taker that he was born in Bristol. That's pretty amazing because this appears to be the same case for John Shaddock (1807-1878), the founder of the Dennington, Australia Shaddocks. There is another point of similarity. Frederick Shaddock was a shoemaker. So was John Shaddock of the Dennington Shaddocks. So was Frederick Shaddock's father. Should I be calling the Birmingham Shaddocks the "Birmingham Shoemakers," because Robert Shaddock (1763-1854) who lived in Birmingham was also a shoemaker. So was his son after his father died.

I have not worked out how exactly all the Birmingham Shaddocks are related to each other, although I know they are. It is very likely the first Shaddock who moved from the English West Country to Birmingham was a shoemaker.

Marriage and Emigration to America

Frederick married Elizabeth Haywood (1819-) in 1843 in Leamington, a spa town in central Warwickshire. He was 24. By the 1851 census at age 32 he already have four children, three boys and a girl. He had moved 60 km (37 miles) south east to Banbury, Oxfordshire where he was a shoe maker. Banbury is a commercial and retail centre for the area around it. I think the Birmingham Shaddocks were entrepreneurial because the sons who grew up in the shoe business seemed to move to other towns to pursue business opportunities there. And some of them took ships to British colonies to serve new markets for their shoes.

Brooklyn in 1850

Broadway, New York City, 1860

If you were an ambitious shoemaker in the 1850s, where would you go to find a ready market for your shoes? John Shaddock had a son who chose the wilderness frontier of south east Australia. He followed him there. Frederick Shaddock chose New York.

Frederick's fifth child, William, was born in April of 1852 in nearby Rugby, Warwickshire. Eight and a half months later Elizabeth and her five children left Liverpool by ship, arriving in New York in January, 1853. There were on the clipper ship "Siddons," owned by Collins, the mail and passenger service that plied between Liverpool and New York. Frederick was waiting for his family. He had gone ahead to establish his business.

In the New York State census of 1855, the family is living in Brooklyn, with a newborn son Charles. Frederick describes his occupation as shoemaker. Sometime after that, tragedy struck. His wife Elizabeth died. He had a busy business and young children. He married Sarah J. Walker, who apparently was born in Portugal. She was ten years his junior.

By 1865, at the age of 46, Frederick shows up on a tax assessment document as a "retail dealer." He was adapting to the way shoes were being made and sold, making shoes as well as selling shoes from other shoemakers, including factories. His shop or store was at 550 Broadway, at the site where a Banana Republic store exists today. In the 1875 census we find him in the Flatlands, which was a town independent of Brooklyn until 1896. He is living in a wood frame house that was worth $1500, a lot of money in those days. He had two children by Sarah, Annie born in 1863 and John William born in 1868. He had raised eight children and bought a house.

Children by Elizabeth

Frederick's oldest son, James Shaddock (1845-1879), born in England, found himself serving his new country in its civil war in the navy. After the war he found work as a painter and married Eliza J. Patterson. The age of 34 he had a heart attack and died, leaving his wife a young widow and two boys age six and eight. His wife sought and was granted a civil war pension.

Many of Frederick's descendants and their spouses would find work in New York's publishing industry. His daughter Ellen Elizabeth Shaddock (1846-1931) married James Ferguson Clark (1844-1906), who worked as a book binder. They had six children and lived in New York all their lives.

His son Henry (1848-1926) also lived all his life in New York and was a typesetter. In 1881 he married Mary Ann French (1859-) and had three children.

His son George Frederick Shaddock (1850-1916) was a "type dresser" and later a "type founder." He married twice and had two boys by his second wife. He died of cirrhosis of the liver at age 67. There may have been diabetes in this family.

William Shaddock (1852-1894) was a "type moulder." He married Emma Pierce (1855-). He would also die young at the age of 42, leaving behind a son and a daughter. I have to single out William's grandson Ronald Edwin Shaddock (1931-1951) for special mention. (Ronald's father was Frederick Edwin Shaddock 1892-1957). Ronald fought in the Korean War. On the Korean War Veterans Honor Roll we find this: "Private First Class Shaddock was a member of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in Korea on May 17, 1951. Private First Class Shaddock was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal." So far in my research this is the first time I have come across a Shaddock, Shattuck or Shaddick receiving the purple heart. Ronald's battalion participated in one of the Korean War's most famous battles:

The battalion was in Yudam-ni on the evening of 27–28 November 1950 when the Battle of Chosin Reservoir began. On the first evening, the Marines of "How Company" were overwhelmed on Hill 1403 by waves of Chinese attackers and were eventually ordered to pull back by the commanding officer (CO), Lieutenant Colonel William Harris. The battalion continued to fight on the hills around Yudam-ni for the next few days until 1 December when the 5th Marines and 7th Marines were ordered to fight their way back to the 1st Marine Division’s main perimeter at Hagaru-ri. The 300+ remaining members of 3/7 provided the rearguard for the two regiments as they brokeout to Hagaru-ri and were the last Marines to leave the perimeter at Yudam-ni as it was being overrun by Chinese forces 3/7 consolidated with the rest of the division at Hagaru-ri and took part in the fighting breakout towards Koto-ri where, on 7 December, all of the 1st Marine Division’s regiments were together for the first time since the landing at Wonsan in October. Of note during the battle, on the morning before their arrival at the Koto-ri perimeter, the battalion’s CO, who during the battle was described as “coming apart” and having an “emotional breakdown and collapse”, disappeared and was never seen again.

During the rest of the war 3/7 took part in the fighting on the East Central Front. In October 1951 it performed the first battalion sized combat helicopter air assault in history in Operation Bumblebee.

Ronald was twenty years old when he died. His military papers says he was a ground casualty due to an explosive device (grenade, mine, booby trap, etc.). My father, Conrad Watson Shaddock, was in that war and survived it.

The last son of Frederick and his wife Elizabeth, Charles (1855-) was born in New York. I could not find any information about him. It is possible he died as an infant.

I don't have a death date for Frederick or Sarah J. The last we see of him is at age 74 in an 1892 census. His occupation is still listed as shoemaker. He is living in Oyster Bay, Queens, New York. His last born son John, is living with them at age 23.

Children by Sarah J.

Annie Shaddock (1863-) married Elisha Wansor (1855-), who was a farm laborer when he was young. He was probably of Dutch heritage as he came from Oyster Bay on Long Island, settled by Dutch. (The original Dutch spelling of Wansor was "Wanshaer.") They had five children.

John and Della Shaddock.

Frederick Shaddock's last born son, John William Shaddock (1868-1953) we know most about and have great pictures of his descendants because Patreena is descended from him.

John was living with his parents in 1892. Four years later he married Della Sacre (1873-). In the 1900 census he is working as a milk dealer and has had two sons, Frederick and George. Ten years later he is working as a "wage earner" and a farmer. He owns his own home. It is mortgaged. We have a picture:

The farm house is on the right. What you see on the left is a small gas station with a pump in front of it. (The gas station actually won an award for being so attractively decked out.) The gas company name on the sign in front, "Socony," is an acronym for "Standard Oil Company of New York." Did I not say that the descendants of the Birmingham Shaddocks inherited a family culture of entrepreneurial endeavor? To be a successful shoe retailer in New York you had to have an ease with people and good service attitudes. It looks like John William Shaddock inherited these qualities from his father.

John Shaddock would live to the age of 85, dying in 1953.

John's son Frederick A. Shaddock (1897-1969) was inducted into the army during the first world war but never served overseas. He was a plumber. He married Maud Adelaide Shaddock (1921-1990) and had two children.

George and Jennie

John's son George Harry Shaddock (1899-1965) was Patreena's grandfather. He was also a plumber. Sometime around 1923 he married Jennie Marguerite Ankel Johnson (1903-1968). They had three boys and a girl. Janice Lillian Shaddock (1931-) is Patreena's mother. Patreena"s note: "Jennie was very proud to have received a certificate from the School of Household Science and Arts at Pratt Institute."

I have included a gallery of this family's picture after the genealogy below.

Brooklyn, New York Shaddock Genealogy

Some day we may find out exactly how the New York Shaddocks are related to the other Birmingham Shaddocks. The connection will probably not be found in the records. We will have to wait until we find a descendant of the New York Shaddocks willing to do a Y-DNA test.

Richard Shaddock 1801-1856 (Mary)

Frederick Shaddock 1819-

First Wife: Elizabeth Haywood 1819–

1. James Shaddock 1845–1879 (Eliza J. Patterson 1851–1925)

1.1 James Oliver Shaddock 1871–1942 (Mary Margaret Schuladen 1874–1920)

1.1.1 Loretta M Shaddock 1894– (Albert G Feldmann 1896–)

1.1.2 Marion Katherine Shaddock 1903–1995 (Albert Edmund Patterson 1896–1957)

1.2 Edwin Shaddock 1873–

2. Ellen Elizabeth Shaddock 1846–1931 (James Ferguson Clark 1844–1906)

3. Henry Shaddock 1848–1926 (Mary Ann French 1859–)

3.1 Ann Elizabeth Shaddock 1882–

3.2 Lawrence Henry Shaddock 1883–1963 (Henrietta Gabrielle Kobesch 1886–1975)

3.3 John Frederick Shaddock 1894–1971 (Mary E McDonough 1890–)

3.3.1 Henry Joseph Shaddock 1918–2001 (Yvonne J. Rini 1921–2015)

3.3.2 Lawrence E Shaddock 1920–2004 (Kathleen M. ?)

4. George Frederick Shaddock 1850–1916

First Wife: Mary A. ? 1846-

Second Wife: Catherine ? 1851-

4.1 George W Shaddock 1876– (Edna K Adickes)

4.2 Charles W Shaddock 1880– (wife ?)

Charles W Shaddock Jr 1917–

Robert G Shaddock 1922–

5. William Shaddock 1852–1894 (Emma Pierce 1855–)

5.1 Nellie Shaddock 1879–

5.2 Frederick Edwin Shaddock 1892–1957 (Clara E Hicks 1900–1974)

Ellen Shaddock 1930–

Ronald Edwin Shaddock 1931–1951

6. Charles Shaddock 1855-

Second Wife: Sarah J. Walker 1829-

7. Annie Shaddock 1863– (Elisha Wansor 1855-)

8. John William Shaddock 1868–1953 (Della Sacre 1873–)

8.1 Frederick A. Shaddock 1897–1969 (Anna Jones 1893–)

Maud Adelaide Shaddock 1921–1990 (Oakes)

Frederick A Shaddock 1923–1973

8.2 George Harry Shaddock 1899–1965 (Jennie Marguerite Ankel Johnson 1903–1968)

8.2.1 Christopher Clifford "Chris" Shaddock Sr. 1924–1988 (Patricia Trainor)

John David Shaddock

Dale Patrick Shaddock

Glenn Scott Shaddock

Christopher Clifford Shaddock Jr.

8.2.2 George Shaddock Junior 1927–

8.2.3 Janice Lillian Shaddock 1931– (George Deegan)

Patreena Deegan

8.2.4 Robert Shaddock 1937–

Locust Valley Shaddocks Album Pictures

Janice, Patreena's mother, and Robert, her uncle, in an undated photo. A good guess is the early 1940s.

Janice Shaddock, Patreena's mother, at the age of eighteen. The picture is from a high school album. Here is the copy beside the picture in the album: "Oysterette; all girls' sports; never known to be on time for school; favors tight skirts and wide belts; blondie; likes a good time."

Janice Shaddock's father (Patreena's grandfather) George Harry Shaddock in the 1920s ice skating "at Beaver Dam."

George Harry Shaddock married Jennie Ankel.

Undated photo of Jennie.

Della Shaddock (née Sacre), George's mother. Patreena thinks the little boy beside her is her grandson, Chris (Christopher Clifford Shaddock, son of George).

The note beside this picture of George and a dog says: "Doubleday laid him off so he took a job working on St. Lawrence Seaway in Messina, NY. He rented a room. His son George also went up and worked there. He was there for several months and then a job came through with the Town of Oyster Bay and he was able to come back home." Doubleday is probably the book publisher. Shall we call the Brooklyn Shaddocks the "Bookish Birminghams?"

Thank you Patreena for sharing these family memories with the rest of the Shattocke family.

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