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THE SHADDOX FAMILY CLAN...
Hebrew Heritage, Lineage, and Dynasty of these Messianic Families
GREETINGS! Welcome to Our MiShPoCha or Family Clan! The Shaddox
KoNSVaRa (or Viking Clan) has a very colorful history and heritage.
We hope that this collection of facts, figures, and trivia will help
you get to know us better. (Come on in! And make yourself at home!)
Shaddox Clan History in America
According to Family Legend, the Shaddox Clan or ZDK KoNSVaRa (Viking
Clan) arrived on the shores of America in the area around Virginia or
the Carolinas in the early 1600s from their former home in Scotland.
From there, under the leadership of Ezekiel Shaddox (1794), most of
the Clan relocated to Arkansas and the Ozarks, where they were among
the first whitemen to settle there. And, from this base, they have
extensively spread throughout the Mid-West and Central States.
Then, from Arkansas, under the leadership of L.V (Lehmuel Victor)
Shaddox a major trunk of the Clan was moved out West to America's
Southwest and California areas in the late 1930s and early 40s.
At about this time, and also from Arkansas, under the leadership of
Leonard H. Shaddox the main branch of the Clan trunk was moved out
West (to California)--and then up North, to America's Fjord (the
Columbia River Gorge). And, this in a trek that Leonard always said
was just like the book: GRAPES OF WRATH.
There, in the Regions of America's Fjord, the Clan began to
develop into a more official structure and organization with the
establishment of the ZDK (Shaddox) Foundation in the late 1980s by
Daniel E. Shaddox (Leonard's son). In 1997, the beginnings of Our Web
Site was put on the Net and it has rapidly grown into the complex that
you now find here!
Shaddox Clan Genealogy
The Shaddox Clan claims to be able to trace its genealogy all the way
back to the dawn of recorded history!
But, for those of you who like a more well established family
genealogy, our recent descent of strong PATRIARCHS runs like this:
Now, if you'd like meet some of those individuals of Our Clan (and
see their faces), use the KoNSVaRa (or
Viking Clan) Page.
- Ezekiel Shaddox (Arkansas)
- William Elijah Shaddox
- Francis Marion (FM) Shaddox
- Lehmuel Victor (LV) Shaddox
- Leonard H. Shaddox
- Daniel E. Shaddox (Founder)
The Viking blood in the Family (?) seemes to draw many of us of the
local Clan to the sleepy and peaceful area of the globe known as
America's Fjord. This beautiful location is now an official National
Scenic Area, though it is more properly called the Columbia River
Gorge. And, in case you are curious about what it looks like around
here, we have put together a Photo Tour that you can take on the Net.
Just click on AMERICA'S FJORD.
You won't believe it until you see it for yourself! For, with the
high Cascade Mountains and the broad Columbia River cutting through
them, it really does look like a Norwegian Fjord here.
SHADDOX CLAN HEBREW HERITAGE...
One of the Main Recorded Messianic Families in History!
So, where did the religious thread of the Family come from? According
to the legend, (and what facts we can piece together), the Family
was in Scotland (a Viking colony for centuries) and Britain before
they came to America. Thus, when the Edict of the Expulsions of Jews
from England was issue in 1372, one either had to convert and become
a member of the Church of England (then Catholic), or leave the British
Isles (or get executed). Consequently, the Family became Anglican
(and later, Episcopalian in America). However, while they were good
church goers in public, in private (and at home) they tended to keep
up much of their earlier Hebrew Life-style and Jewish teachings. (As
did many conversio!) These were handed down quietly, from father to
sons, for generation after generation. And, thus, the Family has been
secretly Messianic (Jewish-Christian) for centuries.
However, today, when the Messianic Movement is spreading and it is
more socially acceptable now to be both Jewish and Christian, much
of the Family has taken up its stand here (as you can see from what
we support and teach at the Foundation).
SHADDOX FAMILY JEWISH LEGENDS???
Following this Jewish thread back a bit farther, the legends weave
a charming and delightful tale! For, as handed down, father to son,
for generation after generation, the Family Name of Shaddox is held
to come from the Hebrew TsaDoQ or Zadok (though in Greek it is often
written Sadoc or Sadduk). Consequently, Our Family asserts that it
is descended from the Children of the Jewish High-Priest under King
Solomon, whose name was Zadok or TsaDoQ (in Hebrew). The name was
apparently Anglicized to Shaddox when the Family settle in Scotland,
in about the Viking Era. Hence, HOLY HOUSE.
LEGEND OF HOLY HOUSE
Thus, as mindbending as it may seem, according to the wild Family
Legends, Our Clan is of the Holy House or Dynasty of the Jewish
High-Priest of Israel--as from the lineage of Zadokites or Cohanim!
Consequently, it is a fact (?) that we are proud of and intend for
the rest of the Family to realize it and recognize it. And, if you
bother to look around the Web Site, you will see that the Power and
Presence of God is indeed, strong, with Our Family.
(Yes, the Real FORCE is with us, Luke!) So, we want to be sure to
always acknowledge HIM and HIS Strong Hand in Helping us--BLESSED
BE HIS HOLY NAME!
And, may all the Clan Members remember and heed Our Ancient
Calling! (Lest they dishonor the memory of Our Faithful fore-fathers.)
GOD'S SCRIPTURAL PROMISE
Thou has made me the Head of the Heathen! A People whom I have not
known shall serve me. As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey
me! Yes, these strangers shall submit themselves unto me! ...for it
is the LORD that subdues the People under me! (Psalms 18:43-44, 47)
And such is the Promise to the Missionaries of our Family!
CLAN SIZE - NUMBERS???
With the publishing of this Article on the Net, one of the questions
that seems to come up a lot is exactly how BIG is the Shaddox KoNSVaRa
or Viking Clan? Well, that is difficult to say exactly. A nose count
is not easy, as many in the Family are quite mobile and move around
a lot. Others, though bonifide blooline members, simply refuse to have
anything to do with the KoNSVaRa. And some, who seem to have no
directly traceable blood link that we know of, are as active and
accepted into the Clan as if they were real Family members. So, any
kind of a figure that we come up with is going to be debateable and
you will have to allow for pluses and minuses.
However, rather than being totally vague, let me put forward a
ball park figure, reported to us by one of the Shaddox Historians who
claims that they have a registry of about 5,000 names--scattered all
across the U.S. However, another branch of the Family disputes this
and says that there are only about 3500! (Apparenlty, one of the
branhces of the Family is not considered totally legitiamte?) So,
while we may not be as big as the Smiths or Jones, we aren't exactly
the new kids on the block, either.
(Moreover, while we had thought that our European branch was wiped
out in the Purge of England, recent reports from the Holocaust assests
re-acquistion project have come to us of relatives over there!)
Now, is that definative enough on numbers for you?
SHADDOX CLAN HUMOR???
Well, yes, as you can see from cruising around Our Web, many of us are
full of a bit of Mediavel merriment and humor (or Space happy?). But,
then, we are almost always in a good mood and ready for a good laugh
(or some frivalities)--to enjoy life (and the blessings that God has
So, come on in, and join the fun, with us! And get to know us all
STILL CURIOUS? DIDN'T GET ALL YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED?
Well, don't give up. We have just put forth some of the details and
triva here. For more concrete and recent info, take a good look at
Our Administration Page! (And, the ZDK Library is to hold many
materials that are noteworthy.) So, look these up and see what
they have to say.
*NOTE: Some members may have models or facsimilies standing in for
them (to give you a reasonable representation of what they may look
like, but without actually displaying them or showing them on the Net).
- To get The SHADDOX KoNSVaRa (Viking Clan) PAGE (Click Here):
Now, don't stop here! You have only just begun to explore Our
Realm. There is a lot more within! So, keep on looking. For,
you are not going to find it, unless you seek it!
WANT MORE BIOGRAPHIES?
As ZDK Expands, we will have more and more Biographies about those
who work for or help us. You can find these scattered thoughout the
various Ministries and Departments. Or, you can use the handy central
directory, below, to link up with many of these:
To get Our BIOGRAPHY DIRECTORY (Click Here):
*** NOTE ON DIVISIONS AND DISTINCTIONS ***
While Our organization is complex (and perhaps confusing to some),
let us set forth some clarity here. In the beginning, when we were
small, and all smashed together, the lines were rather blurred. But,
now that we have grown (and are expanding considerably), it is good
to realize where the lines do actually go.
SHADDOX KONSVARA (Viking Clan) or Shaddox Clan Trust:
The KoNSVaRa is mainly for the Shaddox Family, to support them and
provide for their various Family needs (in accordance with Our own
beliefs in HOLY HOUSE. Correspondingly,
also with Our firm belief in a Partnership (Matthew 17:24-27 and Luke
19:8) or Spiritual Marriage (Covenant) with God, monies collected in
their name are usually put in a kind of General Fund and divided so
that about half goes to support the Family (through the Shaddox Clan
Trust) and the other half is given to the ZDK Foundation, for
supporting the ministries and workers of God that express Our Family's
ZDK.F or The ZDK (Shaddox) Foundation:
ZDK.F is a Spiritual Society and Religious Realm (non-profit
organization) set up to organize, administer, and support the
Ministries and Works of God that up-hold the beliefs and teachings of
Our HOLY HOUSE. Consequently, donations in the Name of a particular
Ministry or Outreach are allocated directly to them (with, usually,
a tithe or 10% taken as an administrative fee and given to Our HOLY
HOUSE, through the Shaddox Clan Trust, above).
Please keep this in mind when making donations.
NAVIGATION BAR (Portals or Round Shields):
Copyright 1999, 2000, 2001 (Net) by Daniel Shaddox (All Rights
TRADENAMES: Appiru, Astaria, D'Stridium, D'Stronics, F.A.R.,
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Nordanity, Nordesel, TAD, TDPT, Variant Math, and ZDK are all
trademarks of Daniel Shaddox.
GRAPHICS: Shields, buttons, and artworks in this Web Site are all
also copyrighted logos of Daniel Shaddox.
No unauthorized duplication!
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The Media Division of the ZDK (Shaddox) Foundation, P.O. Box 44,
Underwood, WA 98651 U.S.A.
Filed: 12-17-99 . . . Updated 06-08-01