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Zabriskie, David Demarest

DAVID DEMAREST ZABRISKIE, Law Judge of the County of Bergen, is a direct descendant in the eighth generation from the Polish emigrant, Albert Zabriskie (see sketch on page 49).

Jacob A. Zabriskie (2), eldest son of the Polish emigrant, born about April 22, 1677, at Pembrepoch, Bergen County, married (1), September 20, 1706, Ann (daughter of Albert Alberts Terhune and Hendricke Voorhis), born in 1678 on Long Island. He resided at Upper Paramus on part of his father's large estate, where he died in 1858, having had issue ten children of the third generation: Hendricke, Sophia, Maritie, Albert A., Peter, Jannetje, Rachel, Matilda, Stephen and Jacob.

Albert A. (third generation) was baptized February 1, 1708, and married May 8, 1739, Maritie Hopper. He resided at Paramus, and had at least two children, Ann, born 1740, and Andrew.

Andrew Zabriskie (4), born in 1746, died about 1805, also resided at Paramus, where he married Jannetje Lozier, and had issue of the firth generation at least three children, John A., Christina, and Andrew.

John A. Zabriskie (5) was born at Paramus, November 11, 1768, and died there. One of his children of the sixth generation was Casper J. Zabriskie (6), born at Paramus, April 27, 1799; died there June 4, 1849. He married Catharine Post, who died in February, 1871. They lived at Paramus and had issue of the seventh generation: Andrew C., Robert, Catharine J., Mary M., Alletta L., Sophia, and John C.

John C. Zabriskie (7), born September 20, 1822, married (1) Maria Hopper, (2) Jane Demarest, and (3) Maria C. Bogert. He resided at Paramus, and was a farmer by occupation. His children of the eighth generation were Andrew J., Maria J., Catharine, Emma, David D., Ida, Simon, John, and Alletta.

David D. Zabriskie (8) was born at Paramus, N. J., November 27, 1856, and received his preparatory education at Erasmus Hall Academy in Flatbush, Long Island. He was graduated with honor from Rutgers College in the class of 1879, and then entered Columbia College Law School, from which he was graduated with the degree of LL.B. in 1881. He was admitted to the New Jersey bar as an attorney at the November term of the Supreme Court, 1882, and at once began active practice. In June, 1889, he was admitted as a counselor. Judge Zabriskie has for many years maintained law offices in both Hackensack and Jersey City. Soon after entering upon his professional career he came into prominence as a lawyer of unusual ability, and steadily won recognition for those eminent legal and judicial qualifications which he has since displayed both at the bar and on the bench. He was uniformly successful, and as an all-round advocate and counselor achieved a high reputation.

His law practice, however, though constantly growing in volume and importance, did not prevent him from taking an active interest in public and political affairs. As a Republican from boyhood he has contributed much to the success of the party as well as to the government of his town and county. In 1894 and 1895 he represented his district in the State Legislature, serving on some of the most important committees, and taking a prominent part in shaping legislation. In 1896 and 1897 he was County Counsel for the County of Bergen, and from 1894 to 1898 he was Chairman of the Republican County Committee of Bergen County. In January, 1898, Governor Griggs appointed him Law Judge of Bergen County for a term of five years, and since April 1 of that year he has served on the bench with conspicuous ability and universal satisfaction.

Judge Zabriskie was married in October, 1883, to Lizzie R. Suydam, of New Brunswick, N. J. They have one daughter, Ethelind S., of the ninth generation, and reside in Ridgewood.


Source: Genealogical History of Hudson and Bergen Counties, New Jersey, Editor, Cornelius Burnham Harvey, The New Jersey Genealogical Publishing Company, 1900, page 137-138.