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Henry Zabriskie Family History
Picture of Hulda Charlotte Zabriskie
The following from:
Henry Zabriskie Jailed with Prophet Joseph Smith
(This comes from the History of Zabriskie Descendants by Leon Zabriskie)
"My (Betty's) great great grandfather Henry Zabriskie was born 11 Aug. 1788 in Pennsylvania. He served as a private in the NY State militia in the war of 1812. He moved with his parents to New York and then to Ohio, and then to Indiana. On 11 Aug. 1832, he became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and in about 1836 moved to Clay Co. Missouri. In the winter of 1838-39 he and the other Mormons were driven from Missouri to Illinois. However, for a while he was held in jail with Joseph Smith and the other Mormon leaders. He settled in Lee Co. Iowa across the Miss. River from Nauvoo, the Mormon settlement in Illinois. He was ordained a High Priest 10 Aug. 1845. When the Mormons were driven from Nauvoo in 1846 he moved westward across Iowa to the present Council Bluffs. He lived there until 1849 when he went to Utah, being one of the early settles of Provo, Utah. He died there 13 Dec. 1857. "
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Picture above of: Hulda Charlotte Zabriskie,   b.  30 Jan 1844  Ambrosia, Lee, Iowa   grand daughter of Henry Zabriskie, daughter of Lewis Curtis Zabriskie,
b. 1817, and  mother of Nettie Ann Sanders Spendlove.   Hulda Charlotte was the wife of Joseph Moroni Sanders.

L.D.S. Church History Volume 2, Chapter 15
Joseph Smith's account is as follows:-
"Saturday, 3d. We continued our march and arrived at the Missouri River, which separated us from Jackson County, where we were hurried across the ferry when but few troops had passed. The truth was General Clark had sent an express from Richmond to General Lucas to have the prisoners sent to him and thus prevent our going to Jackson County, both armies being competitors for the honor of possessing 'the royal prisoners.' Clark wanted the privilege of putting us to death himself, and Lucas and his troops were desirous of exhibiting us in the streets of Independence.
"General Clark informed us that he would turn us over to the civil authorities for trial. Joseph Smith, Jr., Hyrum Smith, Sidney Rigdon, Parley P. Pratt, Lyman Wight, Amasa Lyman, George W. Robinson, Caleb Baldwin, Alanson Ripley, Washington Voorhees, Sidney Turner, John Buchanan, Jacob Gates, Chandler Holbrook, George W. Harris, Jesse D. Hunter, Andrew Whitlock, Martin C. Allred, William Allred, George D. Grant, Darwin Chase, Elijah Newman, Alvin G. Tippets, Zedekiah Owens, Isaac Morley, Thomas Beck, Moses Clawson, John T. Tanner, Daniel Shearer, Daniel S. Thomas, Alexander McRae, Elisha Edwards, John S. Higbee, Ebenezer Page, Benjamin Covey, Ebenezer Robinson, Luman Gibbs, James M. Henderson, David Pettegrew, Edward Partridge. Francis Higbee, David Frampton, George Kimball, Joseph W. Younger, Henry Zabriski, Allen J. Stout, Sheffield Daniels, Silas Maynard, Anthony Head, Benjamin Jones, Daniel Carn, John T. Earl, and Norman Shearer, were brought before Austin A. King, at Richmond, for trial, charged with the several crimes of high treason against the State, murder, burglary, arson, robbery, and larceny.
"'Defendants against whom nothing is proven; viz., Amasa Lyman, John Buchanan, Andrew Whitlock, Alvah L. Tippets, Jedediah Owens, Isaac Morley, John T. Tanner, Daniel S. Thomas, Elisha Edwards, Benjamin Covey, David Frampton, Henry Zabriski, Allen J. Stout, Sheffield Daniels, Silas Maynard, Anthony Head, John T. Earl, Ebenezer Brown, James Newberry, Sylvester Hulet, Chandler Holbrook, Martin Allred, William Allred. The above defendants have been discharged by me, there being no evidence against them.
"'Austin A. King, Judge, etc.
"'November 24,1838.'
"Seeking Redress for Missouri Grievances"
"While the Prophet and others suffered in Liberty Jail in 1839, they had discussed how to obtain redress from the state of Missouri for the land and property lost by the Saints during the persecutions of 1833 and 1838-39.  In 1833, the Lord directed the brethren to petition the local and state governments.  If this failed they were to seek help from the federal government. ...
The members of the Church were charged to gather ‘up a knowledge of all the facts, and sufferings and abuses put upon them by the people of the State [Missouri].'  This would be the ‘the last effort which is enjoined on us by our Heavenly Father, before we can fully and completely claim that promise which shall call him forth from his hiding place' (D & C 123: 1,6). ...The brethren wrote home (Joseph Smith and Judge Elias Higbee from Washington, D. C. ) asking the Saints to gather and send as many certificates and affidavits as possible verifying the persecutions and proving their ownership of Missouri land.  In all the Prophet said he submitted the claims of about 491 individuals against the state of Missouri"
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  (2000.)  Church History In The Fulness of Times.  Salt Lake City, Utah:  Author.

Henry Zabrisky filed for Missouri Grievances:

This May the 6th AD 1839 Henry Zabrisky

"A bill of damages that I hold against Missouri:
for having to leave Clay Co. Missouri and loss of land
 80 acres 
not having the right of living on the Land

For fals Imprisonment and Sufferings $3000.00

For being drivrn from Colwell Co. Mo
for the loss of Lands

and property
$2000.00 Damages

I certify this to be a true copy of damage to the best of my knowlege "
Mormon Redress Petitions, Henry Zabrisky, pg. 388
[Sworn to before C.M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., Il, 6 May 1839]

Henry and his son Lewis Curtis Zabriskie joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints,  were driven from Missouri,  then to Nauvoo, Illinois..., next across the plains to Utah.  Henry died 13 Dec 1857 Provo, Utah, Utah, USA


Extermination Order
Following eight years of convergence and settlement by thousands of Latter-day Saint converts in northern Missouri, tensions with neighboring communities reached a climax. On 27 October 1838, Missouri Governor Lilburn W. Boggs signed one of the most heinous documents in American history, his Mormon "extermination order," declaring, "The Mormons must be treated as enemies, and must be exterminated, or driven from the State, if necessary for the public peace" (quoted in History of the Church, 3:175). This military directive called for the forced mid-winter exodus from Missouri of approximately 10,000 men, women and children from their own farms, homes, and lands.  
From February through September of 1846, thousands of Latter-day Saints abandoned Nauvoo, fleeing to the West in barges and ferries across the Mississippi River. Some of those who crossed in late February did so on ice, as the wide river froze solid in sub-zero temperatures. A number of diarists refer to the freezing as a miracle, even though, notes one commentator, "it was a miracle that nearly froze a couple of thousand Saints" (Wallace Stegner, The Gathering of Zion, 44). The majority, some 7,000 or more, left between March and May. By September only six or seven hundred remained in Nauvoo. Known as the "poor Saints," they were either physically or financially incapable of traveling west by themselves to join the main body of the Saints now near the western edge of Iowa. Mobs forced this last group from the city in mid September, 1846, in what came to be known as "the battle of Nauvoo."
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  (2000.)  Church History In The Fulness of Times.  Salt Lake City, Utah:  Author.