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234301 Zelma was buried at the Toquerville Cemetery. Batty, Zelma (I160208)
 
234302 Zenas went to Ganesborough, Canada. He was a shoe manufacturer.

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Alger, Zenas (I396)
 
234303 Zenda was buried at the Tonaquint Cemetery. Harrison, Zenda (I158485)
 
234304 Zeneta was buried at the Enterprise Cemetery. Adams, Zeneta (I108737)
 
234305 Zenetta was buried at the Enterprise Cemetery. Adams, Zenetta (I74214)
 
234306 Zenna was buried at the Evergreen Cemetery. Houtz, Zenna (I13671)
 
234307 Zeonia served as a missionary for the Mormon Church in Chile.

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Mecham, Zeonia (I11874)
 
234308 Zephaniah left Vermont and moved to Ohio possibly with his brother, Leonard.

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Snow, Zephaniah (I68309)
 
234309 Zephaniah was born in Cussewago Township. Clawson, Zephaniah (I54039)
 
234310 Zera (or Zerah) was born and raised in Vermont. At one time he worked a farm at Bellows Falls, Vermont near the Connecticut River. His first wife died shortly after giving birth to their first child, and Zera believed that he had a vision about her after her death.

He moved to Susquahannah County, Pennsylvania where he built a mill, cleared a farm and remarried. He stayed in that area for about eight years working as a raft handler on the Susquahannah River, and then moved to Onondaga County, New York. It was there that his son was killed when a tree fell on him.

In New York, he bought a farm and built another mill and a meeting house for the Baptist Church. In 1831 he heard about the newly organized Mormon Church and after receiving a vision of angels holding the Book of Mormon, he joined the new religion. He was the local minister at the time and many of his congregation followed him into Mormonism.

He began preaching the Mormon doctrine and on 31 Dec 1833, he baptized Wilford Woodruff, who later became the head of the Mormon Church.

The following paragraph is from a biography of Wilford Woodruff:

"In Richland, Oswego County, New York, on December 29, 1833, two "mormon" Elders, Zera Pulsipher and Elijah Cheeney, came to that section of country preaching that an angel had visited the earth, restored the everlasting gospel and that Joseph Smith was a prophet of the Lord. Wilford Woodruff, who went to hear them preach, immediately received a testimony of the genuineness of their message, and offered themselves for baptism. Wilford was baptized December 31, 1833 by Zera Pulsipher."

In 1835, he moved to Kirtland, Ohio and helped build the first Mormon Temple where he received his endowments in 1836.

In the fall of 1837, Zera went to Canada on a mission for the Church and started a branch of 29 new members. He returned to Kirtland on 29 Jan 1838 and was ordained to the Council of the First Presidency of Seventies by Joseph Smith, the Mormon leader.

Zera was among the last of the Mormons to leave Kirtland because of the persecution there against the Mormon people. In 1838 he led a large contingent of Mormons from Kirtland to Far West, Missouri. The trip was made under many hardships and perils from nature and anti-Mormon mobs. In Missouri the persecution continued and Zera and his family were often in peril of their lives. After Zera moved with the Mormons to Illinois he and his family had become destitute because of all their losses at the hands of mobs and because of the many moves they had made. Zera and his family kept themselves fed during the winter by building boxes and making baskets to sell until they could raise a crop on their farm. One year Zera was paid to take care of a man "possessed by the Devil" because he was somehow able to control him.

After living at Bear Creek, Illinois for two years, Zera was asked by Joseph Smith, the Mormon leader, to move to Nauvoo, Illinois, the headquarters of the Church. He again started a farm and also helped build the Nauvoo Temple. The anti-Mormon persecution continued to increase causing much hardship and many deaths including that of Joseph Smith. Finally the new leader, Brigham Young, decided to move the Church west. In Jan 1846, Zera was told to be ready to depart with three days notice.

On 2 Feb 1846, Zera and his family crossed the Mississippi River and started west with a large company of Mormons. They spent the winter in Sugar Creek and continued the trek the next spring. Zera frequently went ahead of the main company to find suitable camping places. He helped establish Winter Quarters, where for several years, Mormons spent the winter on their way to Utah.

After going forward and backward many times during the trek to help make the trip easier for many Mormons, Zera finally arrived in Salt Lake Valley, Utah on 23 Sep 1847. He immediately started a farm and a mill. He was also appointed one of the first City Councillors of Great Salt Lake City on 11 Jan.

In 1850, he built a house on the corner of block 82 on Jordan Street and the next year raised a large barn on his farm on the other side of the Jordan River. By 1856, he was "growing rich and careless", but realized his errors and "repented". He became a polygamist by marrying two other wives. During most of his stay in the Salt Lake Valley, he served on the City Council.

In 1862, he was asked by Brigham Young to move 300 miles south to help settle the southern desert. He moved to Shoal Creek at that time. He later was instrumental in building the town of Hebron, Utah.

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As a child, Zera had several memorable religious experiences which influenced his life. After his first wife died, she returned to him in a vision to comfort him.

In 1814, Zera rented a farm at Bellows Falls on the Connecticut River and worked it with his brother, John. Soon after, he moved to Susquehannah County, Pennsylvania. There he built a mill, cleared a farm and married Mary Brown. He stayed there about eight years working very hard rafting on the Susquehannah River. He then moved to Onondaga County, New York.

In New York, he bought a farm and built a mill and a meeting house for the Baptist Church. In 1831, he heard about the Book of Mormon and read it. After attending a meeting the following winter where the Mormon missionery, Jerod Carter preached, he began praying about Mormonism. In his barn, he received a vision that converted him to Mormonism. Because he was a minister of the local Baptist Church, a large number of the congregation followed him. He then began to preach Mormonism and on 31 Dec 1833, he baptized Wilford Woodruff who later became president of the Mormon Church.

In 1835, he led his congregation of Latter Day Saints to Kirtland, Ohio. There he helped build the Temple and received his first endowments in 1836.

In the fall of 1837 he went to Canada on a mission and raised a branch of 29 members. He returned to Kirtland on 29 Jan 1838 and was ordained to the Council of the First Presidency of Seventies. He also served a mission south of the Susquehannah and Delaware Rivers and established a branch of the church there but suffered some persecution.

As persecution increased in Ohio, most of the church members moved to Missouri. Zera was among the last to leave the area and led a large group out under heavy persecution. They left on 5 Jul 1838 and arrived at Far West, Missouri on 1 Oct 1838. They were instructed to travel on for about 25 miles to Diemmon, Davies County where they settled in what they thought was their permanent home.

But, if anything, the persecution was greater than before with mobs threatening the Mormons and stealing everything they could get their hands on. The Governor of Missouri pronounced an edict that the Mormons should never raise any more crops in that state. So again the Church geared up to move west.

They went to Illinois where Zera settled in Lyma, Illinois, but after two years there, Joseph Smith asked the church leaders to move to Nauvoo, so Zera moved there. He helped build the temple and was there when Joseph Smith was killed.

On 2 Feb 1846, Zera left Illinois with the main body of Mormons who crossed the Mississippi River on the frozen ice. Zera often went ahead of the main body to find camping places and provisions. They stayed the winter of 1846-47 in Winter Quarters. The times were extremely difficult because of lack of supplies, bad weather and Indians.

The following paragraph is from "A Sketch of the Life of William Burgess St. (1794-1880)" by William Burgess Sr.

"President Young and the 12 apostles gave orders for the Saints to prepare to go to the valley of the mountains where the Lord wanted them to go. President Young asked men to come forward with teams and provisions to go ahead and build roads and prepare the way for the Saints to follow. I was one of the first to accept the call, so on the second day of February 1846 with Zera Pulsipher and other dear friends we formed the first company. With President Young and the twelve apostles we were out all that cold, stormy winter working our way westward, making roads through what later became the state of Iowa."

He arrived in the Salt Lake valley on 23 Sep 1847 (another reference says 20 Sep 1848) and immediately began to settle in. He built a grist mill and a saw mill and used income from them to provide for his family and some other families that had no support. He often sold his Indian meal for $1.00 a bushel to poor families when he could easily have gotten $5.00 a bushel from those traveling to California. Zera prospered by hard work in the Salt Lake valley, away from the persecutions which had kept him from accumulating anything of value. In the fall of 1862, Zera was asked by Brigham Young to move to southern Utah and help build up the settlements there. He immediately moved to Shoal Creek. He helped found the town of Hebron, Utah.

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Zera Pulsipher was one of the First Seven Presidents of Seventies from 1838 to 1862, was born 24 Jun 1789 in Rockingham, Windham County, Vermont. In his youth he served in the wars of his country and heard the fulness of the gospel preached in the State of New York. He was baptized and ordained to the ministry in Jan 1832, after which he traveled and preached extensively through the Eastern States and Canada. Among those baptized by him was the late Wilford Woodruff, President of the Mormon Church.

He moved to Kirtland, Ohio in 1835. In 1838, when the bulk of the Saints moved from Ohio to Missouri in the famous Kirtland Camp, Elder Pulsipher was one of the commissioners appointed to lead the camp, having previously (6 Mar 1838) been ordained and set apart as one of the First Seven Presidents of Seventies, under the hands of Joseph Young and James Foster.

After passing through the Missouri persecutions, he became a resident of Nauvoo, and is mentioned in the famous revelation given through the Mormon leader, Joseph Smith on 19 Jan 1841.

(D&C 124: 138-140) "And again, I give unto you Joseph Young, Josiah Butterfield, Daniel Miles, Henry Herriman, Zera Pulsopher, Levi Hancock, James Foster, to preside over the quorum of seventies, which quorum is instituted for traveling elders to bear record of my name in all the world wherever the traveling High Council, my apostles, shall send them to prepare a way before my face. The difference between this quorum and the quorum of elders is, that one is to travel continually, and the other is to preside over the churches from time to time; the one has the responsibility of residing from time to time and the other has no responsibility of residing, saith the Lord your God."

After the exodus of the Mormons from Illinois, he shared in all the hardships endured by his people on the plains and mountains and arrived in Great Salt Lake Valley in 1847 or 1848. For 24 years after that he was a resident of the valleys of Utah, and thoroughly learned the hardships of pioneer life. He transcended the bounds of the Priesthood in the ordinance of sealing, for which he was cited to appear before the First Presidency of the Church 12 Apr 1862. It was there voted that he be rebaptized, reconfirmed and ordained to the office of a High Priest, or go into the ranks of the Seventies. Subsequently he was ordained a Patriarch. Elder John Van Cott was chosen as his successor in the First Council of Seventies.

Elder Pulsipher was the father of 17 children, 8 of whom came to the mountains with him. At the time of his death, which occurred at Hebron, Washington County, Utah, 1 Jan 1872, his posterity included 65 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren. He died as a member in full fellowship in the Mormon Church.

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(The following is from the Find A Grave website - findagrave.com - Hebron, Utah Cemetery - accessed 28 Dec 2016)

?i?Zerah (Zera) Pulsipher was born 24 Jun 1788 in Rockingham, Windham, Vermont, the son of John & Elizabeth Dutton Pulsipher. He married Mary Randall 6 Nov 1810 in VT with whom he had a daughter, Harriet. Mary died in 1811. (Harriet married Hiram Pickett, and died in WI). Zera then married Mary Ann Brown 18 Aug 1815 in Sesquehannah, Pennsylvania. They were the parents of eleven children: Mary Ann, Iona Almira, Nelson, Mariah, Sarah Ann, John, Charles, Mary Ann, William, Eliza Jane & Fidelia Pulsipher.

Zera practiced polygamy, marrying Prudence McNamara 8 Jul 1854, with whom he had no children. He married Martha Ann Hughes 18 Ma 1857 in Salt Lake City, with whom he had five children: Martha Ann, Mary Elizabeth, Zera James, Sarah Jane & Andrew Milton Pulsipher.

Zera died 1 Jan 1872 in Hebron, Utah at 84 years of age.
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Ref: Pedigree chart - Thomas Elmer Hunt
"Doctrine and Covenants" 124:138-140
"Pulsipher Family History Book" by Terry and Nora Lund - p. 9-22
Family group record - Zerah Pulsipher
Letter from LaVell Dean Robinson - 6 May 1993
"History of Zerah Pulsipher 1789-1872 As Written By Himself"
Latter-Day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia
Volume I Biograhies - by Albert P. Rockwood
"A Sketch of the Life of William Burgess St. (1794-1880)" by William Burgess Sr.
The Frontier Guardian, Kanesville, Iowa, 13 Jun 1851
National Genealogical Society Quarterly
Volume I Biographies - Wilford Woodruff in 1852 
Pulsipher, Zera (I9286)
 
234311 Zera and Martha were married at the Endowment House in Salt Lake City, Utah. Family F3230
 
234312 Zera was buried at the Enterprise City Cemetery. Hunt, Zera Pulsipher Terry (I10050)
 
234313 Zera was buried at the Hebron Cemetery. Pulsipher, Zera (I9286)
 
234314 Zera was buried at the Hebron Cemetery. Pulsipher, Zera James (I9890)
 
234315 Zera was christened in the Mormon Panguitch Ward of the Panguitch Stake. Church, Zera Pulsipher (I9805)
 
234316 Zerah may be the same person as Zerah, the son of Reuel.

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Zerah of Bozrah (I40681)
 
234317 Zerah was a descendant of Judah.

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Zerah (I43265)
 
234318 Zerah was not married.

Ref: "Pulsipher Family History Book" compiled by Terry & Nora Lund - p. 100

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Leavitt, Zerah Royal (I10654)
 
234319 Ziba and Elizabeth were married in the spring of 1876.

Error alert: The Shreve reference says they were married in Bedford County, Kentucky, but there was never a Bedford County in Kentucky. 
Family F20844
 
234320 Ziba was a servant of King Saul of Israel. King David sought him out to see if he knew of anyone living who was of the house of Saul. Ziba told him where Jonathan's son, Mephibosheth was living. David summonded Mephibosheth and gave him all the lands of Saul because David and Jonathan had been good friends. David also commanded Ziba and his sons and servants to serve Mephibosheth and take care of his land.

Ziba had 15 sons and 20 servants.

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Ziba (I48587)
 
234321 Zillie died in a Natchitoches hospital. Conley, Zillie Ann (I117495)
 
234322 Zillie was buried in the Goldonna Cemetery. Conley, Zillie Ann (I117495)
 
234323 Zillie was the daughter of Steven and Alice (Rice) Conley. Her mother married (2) Mr. Moore and they had a daughter, Donnie (Donne) who married George W. Monroe.

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Conley, Zillie Ann (I117495)
 
234324 Zilpha was buried at the Jolley-Gifford Cemetery. Zilpha D. (I177143)
 
234325 Zilpha was buried at the Liberty Township Cemetery. Newman, Zilpha D. (I12053)
 
234326 Zipporah was the daughter of the priest of Midian. She and her sisters took care of the sheep but they had a hard time watering them because the other shepherds would not let them get water. Moses saw this and helped water the sheep. Zipporah's father invited Moses to stay with him and eventually gave him his daughter to marry.

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Zipporah (I41864)
 
234327 Zoe was buried in the Rock Creek Cemetery in Washington, D.C. Poole, Zoe Elizabeth (I10249)
 
234328 Zola collected old crystal and sold antiques.

Ref: Clan Munro files - Mann, Esther

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Monroe, Zola Limpus (I96824)
 
234329 Zola was born in Denison. Keith, Zola (I158057)
 
234330 Zola was buried at the Emery Cemetery. Burr, Zola Percinda (I10693)
 
234331 Zola was buried at the Hurricane City Cemetery. Keith, Zola (I158057)
 
234332 Zoreatha had two sons by her first husband. They were adopted by her second husband.

Ref: "The Hunt Family History" by J. Montgomery Seaver - 8.7.1

Ref: "Amos Hunt Descendants"

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Hall, Zoreatha (I9344)
 
234333 Zuar was a descendant of Issachar.

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Zuar (I43004)
 
234334 Zuph was an Ephrathite.

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Zuph (I44904)
 
234335 Zuriel was the chief of the house of Marari.

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Zuriel (I42304)
 
234336 Zurishaddai was a descendant of Simeon.

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Zurishaddai (I43002)
 
234337 \\ Pulsipher, Sarah Jane (I9891)
 

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