Alma Zabriskie was born on August 18 1835, in Eugene, Vermillion, Indiana, United States, to Henry Christian Zabriskie and Nancy Zabriskie (born Newgin).
Henry was born on August 11 1788, in Northampton, Monroe, Pennsylvania, United States.
Nancy was born on March 14 1800, in Dansville, Lincoln, Kentucky, USA.
Alma had 12 siblings: , Susanna Barney (born Zabriskie), Zeno Zabriskie, Charles Zabriskie, Napoleon Bonaparte Zabriskie, Jerome Zabriskie, Lewis Curtis Zabriskie, Sarah Elizabeth Allred (born Zabriskie), Huldah Mitchel (born Zabriskie), Matilda Hamphier (born Zabriskie), Cynthia King (born Zabriskie) and Abraham Zabriskie.
Alma married Mamie Margaret Zabriskie (born Tidwell) on May 19 1860, at age 24 in Mt. Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, USA.
Mamie was born on June 9 1844, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States.
Her occupation was Keeping House.
They had 13 children: Margaret Bristol (born Zabriskie), Martha Jane Jeffs (born Zabriskie), James Franklin Zabriskie, Rose Zabriskie,Jerome Zabriskie, William Alma Zabriskie, Mary Elizabeth Coates (born Zabriskie), John Henry Zabriskie, Anna Eliza Halverson (born Zabriskie), George Albert Zabriskie, Charles Abram Zabriskie, Nancy Elzina Romero (born Zabriskie) and Anna Eliza Halversen (Halverson) (born Zabriskie).
Alma married Mamie Margaret Zabriskie (born Tidwell) in May 1860, at age 24.
Mamie was born on June 19 1844, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States.
Alma lived in 1850, in Utah county, Utah, Utah Territory, USA.
He lived in 1900, in Mt. Pleasant Precinct (excl. Mt. Pleasant), San Pete, Utah, USA.
Alma passed away of Dropsy on June 16 1913, at age 77 in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States.
He was buried on June 19 1913, in Mt. Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, USA.
The following are snippets about Alma Zabriskie in "History of Mt. Pleasant' by Hilda Madsen Longsdorf: pp31-32
About the middle of February, Mads Madsen, Peter Madsen, Andrew Madsen, Niels Madsen, Christian Madsen, George Frandsen, Rasmus Frandsen, Christian Jensen 1st, Mortin Rasmussen, Peter Monsen, James Larsen Sr., Niels Johansen 1st, Alma Allred, Peter Johansen, Niels Widergren Anderson, Christian Widergren Anderson, Mickel Christensen, Soren Jacobsen, James C. Meiling, and Hans Y. Simpson moved north until they were just west of where the settlement was to be located.They pitched their camp in a ravine in the cedar hills on the west side of San pitch River and began cutting posts which were
to be used, as soon as spring opened, for fencing the
farm land. The snow then being about two feet deep at the town site,
they did not move over the river until later. They were joined by
Alma Zabriskie, James Allred, and Sidney Allred, who had prior to
this time come north with cattle and horses to winter. They were the
first to move towards the new settlement. After remaining in camp a
short time, they, with five yoke of oxen, their wagons and seed
wheat, drove through the deep snow to the present site of Mount
Pleasant. March 20th, the company broke camp and through snow and mud
moved their wagons and tents to where the fort wall was to be built;
many pitched their camps on the bank of the creek, now known as
Pleasant Creek. Some of the party remained there while others made a
trip to Ephraim, among whom were Hans Y. Simpson, Mortin Rasmussen,
and Andrew Madsen.
The following account copied from an old church record
book which cannot now be located, shows the number of men, teams, and
wagons employed, (a boy counted for one-half man) :
First ten, North
Line Time Teams Wagons
John A. Allred, Captain 11 ½ 2
Sidney Allred……………..……. …..9 ½ 3 3
Reuben Allred 8 ½ 3 3
Isaac M. Allred 8 ½ 3 3
Billingsley 7 ½ 4 4
Warren P. Brady 7 ¼ 2 2
Benjamin Jones .12 2 2
David H. Jones .12 2 2
John Cox ………………………………..10
½ 2 2
Issiah Cox ………………………………10
½ 2 2
¼ 31 27
Black Hawk War
During the past years, the Indians had committed many
unfriendly acts; they had stolen the settlers' horses and had
killed and stolen their cattle. The Indians camped south of Manti,
when in the presence of the colonists, were quarrelsome, insulting,
and threatening, indicating a desire for some excuse for war. During
the winter of 1863 and 1864, a small band of Indians camping near
Gunnison, had contracted the Smallpox and a number of them had died.
The Indians, being naturally superstitious, and having many
traditions, seemingly thought the white people were the cause of
their misfortune and many threats to kill the settlers and steal
their cattle were made by them. The Indians had killed some cattle
belonging to John Lowry. After trying to get this affair settled, a
meeting was set for April 9th, and a council, consisting of a number
of the prominent colonists and Indians, was held at Jerome Kempton's
place in Manti. For awhile it seemed all would be settled peacefully,
but a young Indian Chief, Yene-wood, also known as Jake Arropine,
whose father had died during the winter, could not be quieted and
kept agitating the other Indians. Lowry demanded that he should keep
quiet. During the argument someone called out to Lowry to look out as
Yene-wontl was getting his arrows. Lowry then went to the Indian, and
in the skirmish that followed, pulled him off his horse. When
Yene-wood struck Lowry, others interfered. With the evident desire or
the Indians for open hostilities, this was all that was needed, and
whether or not this was the real and only cause of the Black Hawk Hawk War, as many conflicting stories have been told, is
not known. However, Indian Joe, at once mounted his horse and swiftly
rude to an Indian camp at Shumway Springs near Moroni and evidently
told the Indians camped there what had happened, for there was much
excitement. Runners were at once sent to the distant Indian camps,
and almost all the Indian camps were moved to the mountains. The
Indian Chief, Black Hawk, gathered his warriors for a conflict. The
day after the Lowry affair, a small party of men from Manti were sent
out to gather the cattle, as they had been told that the Indians were
going to take them. Near Twelve Mile Creek (Mayfield), the party was
fired upon by Chief Black Hawk and other Indians, and young Peter
Ludvigson was killed. The Indians continued to move towards the
south. That same evening, Elijah B. Ward, a prominent mountaineer,
who had greatly assisted President Brigham Young in interpreting the
Indian language, and James Anderson were killed by the Indians in
Salina Canyon. They had both been shot with bullets and arrows, and
the condition of their bodies suggested they had been tortured; they
had been scalped and most of their clothing had been taken. Word was
received in Mount Pleasant that the Indians were committing
depredations on the Sevier River by killing people and driving away
stock belonging to the settlers. A call was made for Mount Pleasant
to send twenty-three men to the defense of the inhabitants of Sevier
Valley. A few days later, a group of well-armed men responded to the
call, according to Andrew Madsen's Journal, "A party of about
twenty men, John Ivie, Dolph Bennett (R. N.), Orange Seeley, George
Frandsen, Christian Jensen, Alma Zabriskie, Peter Fredricksen, N.
Peter Madsen. Mortin Rasmussen, myself and others, with three baggage
wagons driven by Rasmus Frandsen, Jacob Christensen and Peter Y.
Jensen, started out at daybreak. At our arrival at Manti, we were
told what had transpired at Salina Canyon and of the killing of Ward
and Anderson. We were ordered to hurry on at once. We arrived in
Salina early in the evening where we were joined by a number of men
from other settlements. Preparations were made during the night, and
early the following morning, Colonel Reddick Allred with eighty-four
armed men started up Salina Canyon in pursuit of the Indians.
p 181:About 1899, Floyd, two-year old son of Will and Annie
Omenn, was drowned in Twin Creek channel. At about this same time,
Rose, three-year old daughter of Al Zabriskie and Margaret Zabriskie.
was drowned in the same channel.