Hulda Charlotte Zabriskie Sanders, Lewis Curtis Zabriskie Moses Martin Sanders
Last Revised April 2005
Hulda Charlotte Zabriskie
Jan 1844 Ambrosia, Lee, Iowa, daughter of Lewis Curtis Zabriskie,
and mother of Nettie Ann Sanders Spendlove. Hulda
Charlotte was the wife of Joseph Moroni Sanders.
Written By Her Daughter
HISTORY OF HULDA CHARLOTTE ZABRISKIE SANDERS
Nettie Ann Sanders Spendlove
The following copied from Nettie Ann’s own handwriting.
Margaret Spendlove Pratt, May 8, 1963.
My mother, Hulda Charlotte Zabriskie was born January 30, 1844, at
Ambrosia, Lee County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Lewis Curtis
Zabriskie and Mary Higbee. Her mother died before they came west,
and her father soon married Ann Park, a girl who was taking care of the
children, and she proved to be a very kind and capable
stepmother. I have heard my mother say many times that she could
not have loved her own mother more than she did her.
They came to Utah in 1851 with the Garden Grove Company, settling first
as Provo, then Salem, then Fairview and finally at Spring City where
they remained permanently.
While they were crossing the plains the Indians saw mother and were
very much attracted to her on account of her long white hair and tried
to buy her. They followed them for several days and offered them
horses, guns, meat and whatever they had for her. After this they kept
her hid whenever they were in Indian territory.
Mother was married to my father, Joseph Moroni Sanders, August 20, 1860
at Fairview, Utah. Their first child, Mary Amanda, was born at
Fairview, September 10, 1861, and on February 26, 1864 a son was born
which lived only two days.
In 1865 my grandfather, Moses Martin Sanders, and his family were
called to the Dixie Cotton Mission. It was found that cotton could be
raised quite successfully here, and there had
been a factory built at Washington where the cotton could be turned
into yard goods, some ready made clothing, and blankets which could be
exchanged for other products throughout the state.
Father and his brothers obtained land in the Washington fields, and
grandfather bought the Middleton Ranch and built a house there
just east of the bridge, which still stands in good condition.