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Sarah Ann Higbee (Voorhees)

Birthplace: Deercreek, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: Died in Mount Pisgah, Cooper, Missouri, USA
Place of Burial: Mount Pisgah, Cooper, Missouri, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Issac Voorhees and Sarah Ann Voorhees
Wife of John Somers Higbee
Mother of Silas Somers Higbee; John M. Higbee and Phoebe Johnson
Sister of Ralph Voorhees; Elisha Voorhees; William Voorhees and Mary Ann Dennis

Managed by: Randy Stebbing
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About Sarah Ann Higbee

Sarah Ann Voorhees was daughter of Isaac and Sarah Ann Mount Voorhees of

Batavia, Ohio.

She married John Somers Higbee, 16 February 1826 at Batavia where she was born,

10 April, 1805. She and her husband heard the gospel from Elders Calvin Wilson

and Lyman Wight who baptized and confirmed them about the 1st of May, 1832.

On February 20, 1833 they sold their possessions for $600.00 and moved to

Jackson County, Missouri. They enjoyed themselves here until they were driven

out in company with five other families. Sarah Ann was very ill and her life

was despaired of. They had no teams so could only take what they could carry on

their backs, building a shanty on the banks of the Missouri River for shelter.

Food was very limited and they hunted wild animals for meat. They were forced

to move 6 times. In many places they fished for a living.

Sarah Ann and her son, John Mount, crossed the Mississippi River, John driving,

29 March on their trip west. On the 19th, John S. Higbee went back to meet his

family and all arrived at Mount Pisgah the last of May.

Sarah Voorhees passed away at Mount Pisgah, Iowa, 15 June 1846, leaving four

children and her husband. The trials, ill health, lack of nourishing food were

hard to bear at times and she sealed her testimony to the truthfulness of the

Gospel with her life at the early age of forty-one years.

                   Patriarchal Blessing

A blessing on the head of Sarah Ann Higbee, daughter of Isaac and Sabra Voorhees

(and wife of John S. Higbee) born April 16, 1805, Deercreek Twp., Butler Co., State of Pennsylvania, under the hands of Isaac Morley. Sister Higbee, I lay my hands upon Thy head in the name of Jesus Thy Redeemer and I seal upon Thy head a father's blessing, for thou are a legitimate heir in the Kingdom of Thy Savior and notwithstanding the many trials and privations, thou hast been called to go through. Thy name is enrolled in the Lambs Book of Life and if thou are faithful to cultivate the principals that is implanted in Thy bosom. Thy name shall never be blotted out and the blessing of wisdom and intelligence shall be given to Thee and thou shalt ever be a blessing to Thy companion and Thy children and thou shalt have wisdom to bring them up for God and the spirit of meekness and long forbearance shall be given to Thee and the gathering of the Saints shall be accomplished in Thy day and thou shall get to see thousands and tens of thousands rejoice in the house of the Lord, and it will be the delight of your heart to pay Thy devotions to the Most High. Thou shall yet rejoice upon that land with Thy companion and with Thy children which shall flow with abundance of corn, wine, and oil, and where milk and honey shall flow and many of Thy acquaintances shall come inquiring for Thee, which will cause Thy heart to rejoice and enable Thee too sing praises to God, and I seal these blessings upon Thee in the name of Thy Redeemer, forever and ever Amen. Amen.

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Sarah Ann Higbee's Timeline

April 6, 1805
Deercreek, Pennsylvania, United States
February 26, 1826
Age 20
Batavia,, Clemont, Ohio, United States
May 6, 1827
Age 22
West Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, USA
Age 22
August 18, 1840
Age 35
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
June 15, 1846
Age 41
Mount Pisgah, Cooper, Missouri, USA
June 15, 1846
Age 41
Mount Pisgah, Cooper, Missouri, USA