|“||A little winter chill never hurt anyone, Sheriff Forbes.||”|
— Zachariah in 1912
Zachariah was a member of the Salvatore Family.
He was born to an unknown woman and the half brother of Damon and Stefan Salvatore , thus making him their nephew. He was a member of the Town Council until his murder by the hands by Samantha Gilbert, who was under the influence of the Gilbert ring, in 1912. He was not the first Council member to have been murdered that year, and the killer wasn't caught until ten years later. He had an unknown son who continued the Salvatore line. Stefan and Damon went to his funeral; it was the first time that the brothers had seen each other since Damon left Mystic Falls shortly after they were turned in 1864. Damon grimly asked Stefan if he had "eaten" Zachariah, which Stefan denied. Damon references his death and funeral in Season 3 while trying to discover who is murdering Council members in the present day.
- 1912 (flashback)
- Zachariah is a Hebrew name and it means "The Lord remembers".
- One of his descendants is named Zach, probably after him.