Record and History of the Green Family Compiled by John H. F. Green, son of George William Green who was a brother of James K. Green (my great grandfather). Address Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
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As there is no written or printed record of our family in existence that I know of, none having been kept or written I am going to commence a history and record of the family from such information as have been able to obtain from various sources which members of the family of the present generation have gathered. Some from what my father told during his lifetime.
Some from Uncle John Green, some of Which Olive Peterson Lester, a cousin got from Salt Lake City and from the records in south Africa and among the most important and perhaps authentic is given in three letters which George W. Green, my brother, received from Alfred J. Green of South Africa about January or February of 1924. These letters I am copying in this record as they are written.
One of the letters was written by Ann Romney (or Romney) Green, the wife of John Green, my great grandfather, who was born in England and about 1779 and went to South Africa in 1820 and died in South Africa in 1834 at the age of 55.
One letters is from Mary Ann Green Robertson, sister of my father. This letter is written to her Uncle George Green. This letter is written on a Friday March 27, but no year is given. She died in about 1884 or 1885 so the letter was written some time prior to that time.
One from Alfred James Green, a son of George Green, who was the youngest son of John and Ann Green, who came out England to South Africa in 1820. Alfred James Green is the third son and child of George Green and Maria Taylor who were married in 1857, so I would presume him to have been born about 1861 or 62 about one or two years before grandmother and her children left Africa for Utah.
This history commences with Richard Green, who was born at Wellingborough, Northamptonshire (or County), England about 1755 or1757, date unknown at present. He died sometime prior to 1808 as will be seen by referring to the letter from Ann Green, my great grandmother given later in this history. His wife’s name was Hannah, maiden name not know. She died about 1815 to 1820 from the information given by Ann Green in letter.
Richard Green’s father was also born at Wellingborough. So we may be able to get from the church records there some dates and more names of the family back of this. I am going to ask the Genealogical Society of Utah to try and get further information and if prepared it can be added to this or the history rewritten to correct.
Wellingborough, England is located in the midland. At the last census of which I have seen, had a population of a little over 10,000, this was in 1912. John Green, my great grandfather (son of Richard Green and Ann Ronney (or Romney) were married in St. Paul’s Church at Bedford, England, about 20 miles south east of Wellingborough, going from there to Deal, near Dover, about 1815 or 1816 and from Deal they went to South Africa and 1820 on January 7, in a ship called the “Weymouth”. They had a voyage of 120 days.
Grandmother Green and children, all except Mary Ann came to Utah in 1863. Grandfather remaining to dispose of the property and settle an estate in the courts for which he was the solicitor when he was to come to Utah the next year. But he never came for some reason or other not known to me.
Father kept up correspondence for several years until the time of grandfather’s death in 1883. I don’t think he ever wrote after about 1885. I never heard anything in a direct way through the family from that time till 1924 when we got in touch with Alfred James Green and got the letters which will be given later and how we came to get the name and address.
In the year 1923, the following advertisement appeared in the Deseret News from Alfred James Green of Balfour, South Africa. Which was sent by brother Albert K. Green of Layton, Utah to George W. Green of Lethbridge, Alberta Canada. Both George W. Green and myself also J. Walter Green of Tremonton, Utah wrote to Alfred J. Green and he answered them all in a letter to George W. Green, which will be given in this record.
The Deseret News add follows:
Alfred Green of Balfour, C.P. of South Africa desires to communicate with the descendants of Margaret Kirkman Green, wife of John Green who left Balfour for Salt Lake City about 1863; having with her the following children: James, George, John, Henry, Margaret, Hannah, and a child named Joseph Brigham. Please send information to President J. Wyley Sessions, “Cummorah” Main road, Mowbray, C.P. South Africa.
The letter of Alfred J. Green is as follows;
5 November, 1923
George W. Green, Esq.
It is no good being formal and add dressing you as “Dear Sir”, as I know without any doubt that we are related. I was pleased to get you letter. Two of your brothers have also written to me, please thank them (John H. R and James Walter (NOTE: JHF brother and James Walter cousin). I know this letter to you will give them as much information as they require and I can tell them no more than I am telling you. They must not take it unkindly, my not writing to them, as I know you will show them this letter. I could tell by looking at the family group that you sent me that they were Greens and that we are of the same stock.
My name is Alfred James and I am the third son of George Green, who was the youngest son of John Green who came out to South Africa in 1820. I never say my grandparents as they died before I was born, I only remember all the Uncles, including your grandfather who was the eldest, and I carry a sixpence he gave me to buy sweets with when I was a boy. He died at Alice in 1883 in his daughter’s house. The daughter was named Mary Ann and married to John Robertson, both are now dead. Robertson died at Aleival North and Mary Ann died at Alice not long after her father.
(From records by Olive Peterson Lester it shows, John Robertson to have been born at Perth, January 20, 1842 and died July 11, 1905. Mary Ann Green born at Elephant Hook, South Africa, November 2, 1843 and died about 1888, this record is taken from the temple record in Salt Lake City, (but I am quite sure it was about 1884 when Aunt Mary Ann Green died). Other records I have shown her death at about 1884 or 5. J.H.F.G.)
The letter continues
Both are buried at Alice. There were five children, three girls and two boys. They two boys are dead, having died from fever in Rhodesia. The girls are still living and are in the Transvaal.
Now coming back to the original “Greens”. The statement your grandfather made to me was as follows. John Green married Ann Ronney or Romney in St. Paul’s church at Bedford, England. They lived in England for some years. They afterwards came to South Africa in a ship called the “Weymouth” landed at Algoa Bay, now Port Elizabeth, after a voyage of 120 days and were then sent to near Grahamstown. Some years later they came to Balfour where grandfather died.
Grandmother went back to Grahamstown and resided with her son, Joseph. She lived to a great age, married three times: first husband, John Green; Second, Bowker; and third Bowles. She outlived them all. (Father said she was past 70 years of age when she married the third husband, Bowles JHFG).
I cannot give now much information regarding the other Greens as they are all dead, and strange to say, every one left a widow and a large family.
Now Uncle John you know about died at Alice 1883. Uncle James died at Balfour in 1884; Uncle Thomas died at East London in 1890, Uncle William died at Balfour in 1874, Uncle Joseph died at Grahamstown in 1872; Uncle Benjamin died at Kimberly in 1894; my father George died at Balfour in 1891.
The children of these uncles are all over South Africa. We have never been very intimate.
My father George Green, married Maria Taylor in 1854. The following are their children: Charles died at East London in May, 1923; George Henry living at Balfour, Alfred James (self) living at Balfour; Sarah Jane (widowed) living a Balfour, Marchant living at Balfour; William J. living at Balfour; Thomas I living at Balfour; Albert D. B. living at Balfour.
I am married. My wife’s maiden name was Ethel Hatten. We had 13 children of which 11 are living, four are married, two boys and two girls.
My mother is still living, aged 66 years. She knew your grandmother and loved her very dearly. Only a few days ago she showed me this spot in the river where they were baptized before they left for America. I am enclosing a letter which I am sure will interest you, written by your Aunt Mary Ann, to my father, years ago. I am also enclosing a statement made by my grandmother. This was evidently written by one of Uncle James’ daughters. I was always supposed that the Green family would one one day inherit a great amount of money. You will see by the old lady’s statement that they lived at Wellingborough, near Wilby, in Northampton, England. And that the family was the only one, named Green living there.
I would be very glad to know more of the family and if you or your brothers can get any further particulars of Grandfather John Green’s grandparents.
I am a Justice of Peace of this district and have been one for twenty two years.
I would be very glad to hear from you again. And if I can answer any questions or give more particulars will only be too pleased to do so. I know Present Sessions, having met him at East London about six months ago. He is at Cape Town while I am at Balfour, just 60 miles away.
Your letter took just three months to reach me.
With kind regards and all good wishes.
Yours Very Sincerely (Signed) A. J. green
The following letter was written by Mary Ann Green Robertson to her Uncle George Green on a Friday March 27, (no year given). She died about 1884 so it was evidently several years before that date (JREG).
My Dear Uncle;
I am very glad to hear from you again and to know you were getting better. I hope your health will continue to know you were getting better. I hope your health will continue to improve and I am so happy to know that your illness has been to the Glory of God and of benefit to your soul. I have often heard my mother say what a good and pious young man you were; a teacher in the Sabbath School, and a teacher of prayer in the prayer meetings. I also met a Mrs. Whitfield who was a Miss Wallace down in Reddie and she was asking me about you, as she said you were such a good and handsome young man.
I know, too, your mother prayed for you and expressed a hope that you would yet return to the Lord and be numbered among his jewels. And Oh! My dear Uncle, only those who have experienced it can realize what the love of God is. And testify to his power and Grace to uphold and support us in times of trouble and woe.
If it had not been for the Love of God and my firm faith in his goodness and wisdom, I could not have lived through all the troubles that have assailed me. Perhaps God sent you this illness to five you time to think of him and understand his patience and forbearance. You must excuse me saying so much to you, but it is because I am so glad and being older in the Christian life than you, I know how tempted and discouraged you will be when you get out in the world again. But remember “He that endureth to the end shall receive the reward”.
It is all trouble and worry just now everywhere in the world and I am sorry for you if you are in the hands of the Philistines again. For as you say man shows no mercy. You know what Shakespeare says, “Man’s inhumanity to man makes even the Angels to weep.’ But evil deeds get rewarded by God.
We had 175 pounds Sterling to get for the repairing of the Hogshead road two weeks ago and today I have not a penny left, as we owed people here for goods, food, etc. which we got while in distress and I tell you they came round us like a parcel of wolves and never rested till we paid all we owed them. I thought they might be satisfied with half, and let us have some to get a few knives and a cup or two with but nothing would appease the hard hearted wretches but all.
I was deeply grieved to hear of Lenie’s death. Do you remember I told Jimmie to remember when trouble came to him what he did to me and mine. But I am very sorry for him and the poor children. She was such a nice person and I liked her very much. It won’t do James any harm though to have some trouble as he has never knows any and has been very indifferent to other people’s woes.
Do you know I believe in that fortune a little, as I told you before. Father used to talk about a rich Uncle Richard Green, the ship owner. But all he seemed to remember of his early life was living in Northampton and that his father was a Sargeant Major, fought under the Dukes of York and Wellington, received a sabre our when his regiment was charged by the French Cavalry and got his discharge in consequence. Father used to say he often played with his father’s sword.
I used to ask him often about his pedigree but you see the old settlers had enough to get food and run away from the Kaffirs to think of anything else. I suggested to Uncle Ben that you should get Messrs. Thompson and Reed to identify you as the son of old John Green. So try and get it done. Let us all try to do something. It is worth trying for but if we are unbelieving and set still nothing can come of it. Write again, dear Uncle, we look to you somehow.
Give my love to Aunt Maria, Sarah and all the rest, I could not write before as we have been taking the thatch off and putting a roof on our house.
Goodbye, Love from All,
I remain, as ever, M.A.R.
(G. G. G. F.) Richard Green, was born at Wellingborough, Northampton, England about 1754. He was a plasterer by trade. But kept a public house, the sign of the “Red Cow”. His wife’s name was Hannah (maiden name not known). To them were born two sons only, John and Thomas, they were born at Wellingborough, John the eldest about 1779 and Thomas about two years later or about 1781. John and Thomas were both shoemakers by trade. Wellingborough being a shoe manufacturing town. Richard Green died perhaps about 1805, at any rate prior to 1808 (see letter of Ann Ronney in this history page following). Nothing more known of him at the present time of writing.
John Green was married to Ann Ronney in St Paul’s church at Bedford, England in 1808. They lived after their marriage at Wellingborough for about seven years. John working at his trade as a shoemaker. About 1815 they moved to Deal, near Dover, where they lived until 1820, when they moved to South Africa. John Green was a soldier in the British Army and took part in the Peninsular War. He was a Sargeant Major and fought under the Dukes of Wellington and York. He was badly wounded by a sabre cut in the head when his regiment was charged by the French Cavalry; and received his discharge in consequence thereof.
He moved to South Africa in 1820, sailing from England, April 7, 1820 in a chip called the “Weymouth” and landed at Algoa Bay, now Port Elizabeth, South Africa after a voyage of 120 days. Just why they went to South Africa is not known by me at this time but I presume that they government gave him tract of land there as a reward for his services in the British Army. He lost all his property in the wars of the Kaffirs. After arriving at Port Elizabeth they were sent to Grahamstown, where they located and lived for several years. Later to Balfour where John Green died in 1834, the age of 55 years.
After the death of John Green his wife married a man by the name of Bowker at which time she was over 70 years of age. She outlived Bowles.
To John Green and Ann Ronney were born 11 children as follows:
Name Approximate date of birth Place of birth Died Place of death
Hannah about 1809 Wellingborough, Eng.
Mary about 1811 Wellingborough, Eng.
John Dec. 23, 1813 Wellingborough, Eng. 1883 Alice, S.A.
James about 1815 Wellingborough, Eng. 1884 Belfour, S.A.
Thomas about 1817 Deal, England 1890 East London, S.A.
William about 1819 Deal, England 1974 Balfour, S.A.
Joseph about 1821 Grahamstown, S. A. 1872 Grahamstown, S.A.
Caroline about 1823 Grahamstown, S. A.
Benjamin about 1825 Balfour, S. A. 1894 Kimberly, S. A.
Matilda about 1827 Balfour, S. A.
George about 1829 Balfour, S. A. 1894 Balfour, S. A.
Nothing is known of the lives or whereabouts, marriages, or deaths of the daughters of John and Ann Green at this time of writing and not much of the sons except that they all married and had large families. The wives all survived them. Some of the boys according to father’s account were quite well to do. Some of them were in the sheep business, and one at least, likely Benjamin was engaged in mining. I remember father speaking of his uncles, James, Thomas, William, Joseph, Benjamin and George, but do not know about the aunts only the names of Caroline and Matilda. I don’t think father had any correspondence with them after the death of his father and sister Mary Ann in 1884.
An effort will be made to get in touch with members of the family in South Africa to try and find out more of the history of the family in South Africa. A missionary who labored in S. A. about 1905 or 6 said he saw an account in the papers of a reunion of the Green family being held at Grahamstown or Fort Beaufort and there were estimated to have been over a thousand of Greens by birth and marriage.
Following will be given a copy of a letter dictated by Ann Ronney Green. The letter was evidently written by a daughter of James Green. It gives the birthplace of Richard and John Green as Wellingborough, England.
Letter written by Ann Ronney Green, wife of John Green, to her children, giving some history and information of the family. The original of the letter was sent to George W. Green of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada by Alfred James Green of Balfour South Africa, November 5th, 1923.
At the request of my sons, I give this statement of their father’s family and own as far as I can recollect now at this distant period.
Your Grandfather’s name was Richard Green. His wife’s name was Hannah (maiden name unknown). He had two sons, John, my husband, was the oldest and Thomas who was married first of the two.
Your grandfather was a plasterer by trade but kept a public house, “The Sign of the Red Cow”. They lived at Wellingborough. He was born there and his father before him. They were the only family of the name living there that I know of. There was a cousin William Green, a butcher, also living there. He must have been about 30 or 40 year of age as near as I could judge. He was well to do. Your father and Thomas were both shoemakers.
I was married to your father in 1808 in St. Paul’s Church at Bedford. We lived after our marriage at Wellingborough. Your father still working at his trade. After a time, we went to live at Deal, near Dover where we lived for some time till we came out to Africa in 1820. I should think it was in 1815 or 16 that we left Wellingborough to go to Deal, as I had four children” Hannah, Mary, John and James when we left. Thomas had four children a son the first born. He must have been five years old or more. His name was Richard after his grandfather. The other were girls, I think. I don’t know their names. He may have had more after we left the place.
Your grandfather Green died before we were married. Your grandmother Green died when we lived at Deal. At the time of her death she lived at Thomas’. When we lived at Wellingborough she lived at Welby near Wellingborough. I have never heard of Thomas Green’s death as there was no correspondence kept up. Your father was 55 years old when he died in September 1834 and there was about three years between them. (This would make John Green’s birth about 1779 and Thomas 1782. (JMEGT)
My father’s name was George Ronney. He was a Freeman of Bedford. He was foreman on a farm belonging to a Mr. Sharp of Bedford. He had worked for him for about 30 years. My mother’s name was Hannah and so was your father’s mother’s name. this is why I called my daughter Hannah after the two grandmothers. I don’t know my mother’s maiden name.
My father died shortly after I was married. My mother died in or about 1831 or 32, when George was away. I never had a letter to say so, but one night when in bed, and apparition came and drew aside the bed curtain, I said to your father, “Oh, there is mother, come to me,” and it vanished immediately, so I have always concluded that was the time she died.
I had five brothers. Thomas was the oldest. He ran away from his trade and listed in the 20 Light Dragoons. William a cabinet maker, apprenticed in London. He went to America when out of his time. James a blacksmith at Grovesent. George, a tailor in Bedford. They were younger than I. Thomas was the oldest of all.
Mr. James Green
This letter was evidently written by a daughter of James Green according to letter of Alfred Green, (JHFG).
(Note the letter states she had five brothers but she only mentions the names of four. One perhaps died in childhood or youth, or she may have forgotten to mention his name.
John Green died at Balfour in 1834. After his death his wife Ann Ronney Green married a man by the name of Bowker and after the death of Bowker she married another man by the name of Bowles. At the time of letter marriage she was over 70 years of age. She survived Bowles. Date and place of her death not know at this writing.
John Green, the third child and first son of John Green and Ann Ronney Green, married Margaret Kirkman, daughter of John Kirkman and Mary Ashworth on December 23, 1835. John Kirkman and family came from Manchester, England to Africa in the year 1820, in the same year and about the same time as John Green and family. Very little is known of them either in England or Africa at this time.
To John Green and Margaret Kirkman Green were born nine children as follows:
Name Date of birth Place of birth Date of death Place of death
John Albert Jan. 7, 1837 Grahamstown, S. A. Jan. 21, 1838 Grahamstown, S. A.
James K. Sept 25, 1838 Grahamstown, S. A. Jan. 25, 1903 Elwood, UT
George W. May 18, 1841 Elephant Hood, S. A. Feb. 11, 1908 Layton, UT
Mary Ann Nov. 2, 1843 Elephant Hook, S. A. 1884 Alice, S. A.
John May 24, 1846 Grahamstown, S. A. Sept. 1930 Enterprise, UT
Henry B. Feb. 22, 1851 Phillipstown, S. A. Aug. 12, 1875 Enterprise, UT
Margaret Nov. 1, 1853 Ft. Beaufort, S. A. Nov. 28, 1919 Lovell, Wyo.
Hannah B. Ft. Beaufort, S. A. Ogden UT
Joseph B. Sept 2, 1859 Ft. Beaufort, S. A. Jan 22, 1916
John Green was a scholar and student acquiring his education in the schools of South Africa and by reading good books and by practical experience. The country being new and thickly populated by the Kaffirs who were continually on the war path with the white settlers, kept the people continually on the defense to guard their families and property. John Green, the first and father of John Green lost all his property in the wars with the Kaffirs. This deprived the family of the comforts and necessities of life and much of the training in the schools which they might otherwise might had had. John Green however was able to get, by study in school and at home and with experience from associations with men an education which enabled him to teach school and while doing this he studied law and was admitted to the bar to practice in this profession and became a lawyer of high rank.
He was courteous and polite and had the courage of his convictions to stand for the right as he was given the light to see the right.
He became well known through his practice. His counsel and advice was sought in legal matters, especially in drawing and probating wills, the settling of estates, corporations, etc. He was a gifted and fluent speaker. It was a custom in those days at public gatherings, churches and in court to have read important messages, or addresses of educated men on subjects through to be of interest and benefit to the public. On many such occasions John Green was called on by the Judge, or the Minister or the Presiding Office at the gathering to read such messages, as he was considered to be among the best of readers. He could hold an audience at attention when reading such messages or delivering an address. His pleadings at the court of laws were listened to with marked attention by the judge, the jurors, and spectators. He was witty, with a keen active mind, wise in council, sound in judgment and kind of hear. His manner of gathering and sifting evidence, arranging material and preparing.
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To every principle of truth and taught her children a faith in Jesus Christ, to be obedient and submissive to law and authority and to earn their living by honorable means. She was charitable and forgiving but could not look upon sin with any degree of tolerance. Shortly after the opening of the mission for the preaching of the Gospel in South Africa by the Elders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, as referred to on page ?. Margaret Kirkman Green met the only Mormon Elder who came tin to part from the time of the opening of the mission in 1853 to the time of their departure in 1863. She heard his messages, listened to at attentively and conversed with him. Read the doctrine as taught and was soon converted and baptized in the Church, being among the early converts in Africa. She was baptized by Elder William H. Walker writes “Sister Margaret Kirkman Green was baptized into the Church, Feb. 18, 1854 by William. H. Walker. After a meeting March 10, 1854 john Green informed me that his wife had been restored to health through the power of God under my administration”.
Friday September 29, 1854 Elder W. H Walker who had prosecuted his labors in Grahamstown for some time without meeting with much success baptized John Green. Bro. Walker writes “I had concluded that the Lord did not require me to stay in Grahamstown any longer but I felt that I wanted to leave the people without excuse, and Now I could leave them and fell that my garments would be clean from their blood in the day of judgment. With these convictions I returned to Fort Beaufort, where the saints spared no pains in providing for my comforts and wants, everything that I could desire. A few days before leaving Grahamstown, I had dreamed that I was traveling under a great load, but in a short time I would baptize a Mr. John Green. Who would be the first. At that time he was up in the Cat River Country, and at the time it seemed that prospects were more favorable that several should be baptized before Mr. Trent (Date of the above writing by Bro. Walker is April 17, 1854).
In a few days after arriving at Fort Beaufort elder Walker continues “I went farther up the country to the borders of the Kaffir land to extend my labors. I found John Green, the one of my dream on Cat River. His Wife had been baptized some time before and he was favorably impressed. I had lost my horse which Brother parker had given me which left me on foot. A few days later as I was about to start on my regular circuit, Mr. Green came to me and tried to persuade
Record ends here.
Pioneers, James Kirkman Green
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JAMES KIRKMAN GREEN
A. H. Patterson Emigrating Company, Journal, 1863 June-Sept.Trail Excerpt
Alvus H. Patterson Company (1863)
Brigham Young Baird
Elizabeth Mary Collier Taylor
Joseph Ezra Taylor
Sarah Jane Howell
Emily Kate Scovill
Mary Lorana Scoville
Christiana Gertruijda Cornelia Clagnette Mitchell
Ann Maria Delhay Morgan
Nancy Melvina Howell
William Derby Johnson
William Waldemar Selck
Sarah Campbell Brown
Elizabeth Hester Mitchell
F. M. Keel
Elizabeth Curtis Short
William Mathew Brown
A. C. Dufvander [or Dufuander]
Huldah Dimrus Vaughn Bassett
John Russell King
Samuel Joseph Short
Ann Toan Swift
Amelia Jane Stewart Legg Green
Loren Elias Bassett
Richard Alexander Baird
Henry A. Swift
Hannah Martha Green
Joseph Brigham Green
Jane Elizabeth [or Ida] Swift
David Moses Taylor
Bengta Pehrsson Nelson
James Kirkman Green
Margaret Kirkman Green
Charles Washington Lightner
Joseph Hyrum Swift
Hannah Olsen Berggren
Mary Ann Taylor
John Horace Lightner
Lydia Ann Phipps
Mary Elizabeth Rollins Lightner
James Washington Tidd
Ellen Ann Brown
Bengta Pehrson Lindberg
Andrew Jackson Mikesell
Mary Ann Blanchard Brown
Benjamin Robinson Hulse
Rosannah Monk Howell
Maria Louisianna Scoville
Samuel James Brown
Jane Copeland Howell
Thomas Jefferson Howell
Helen Jane Scovill
Sarah Comstock Ballou Scovill
Sarah Ann Brown
David Alexander II Mitchell
Charles Rogers Morgan
William Derby Johnson
Thomas James Brown
Marion Elizabeth Mitchell
Esther Horton Delahay
Harriet Cordelia Bassett
Hannah Amelia Montgomery King
Mary Ann Short
Ann Frances Swift
William Parker Brown
Elizabeth [or Eliza] Gilbert
Cecelia Martenson Larsson
William Steven Short
Heber Alfred Swift
Karna Hansson Nilsson
George William Green
James Owen Swift
Henry Benjamin Green
Matilda Rutledge Baird
Algernon Sidney Lightner
John Daniel Swift
Nils Pehr Nelson
Margaret Matilda Green
Alvus Houston Patterson
Mary Rollins Lightner
Elitha Jane Hall Parish
Andrew J. Hall
Don Carlos Brown
G. H. Williams
Garrett Walls Mikesell
Pehr Johan Lundberg
Emma Sarah Brown
Ruth Cunningham Mikesell
Arminta Elizabeth Griffith Williams
Adaline Elmira Ballou Scoville
Elizabeth Dobney Short
Leroy Ansel Scoville
Francis Marion Brown
Milo Andrew Brown
Alexander William Millar
Elizabeth Mary Taylor
James Hyrum Baird
Sarah Jane Taylor
Church History Library, Salt Lake City
Journal of an Independent Emigration Company bound for Utah Territory organized at Florence N. T. by Elder F. Little superintendent of the Church emigration at the before mentioned Place.
June 28thÂ 1863 The number of teams &c. will be given in this at a future time as several are expected to be added before we reach Fremont.
The officers of the company are as follows,
Elder A. H. Patterson from Payson city CaptainÂ
Elder John Stock from G. S. Lake City, ChaplainÂ
Elder Warren Hancock from Payson City Sergt. of the guardÂ
Elder Martin Zyderlaan from G. S. Lake City Clerk
Mon June 29thÂ Started from Florence, then, numbering 33 teams, traveled 5 miles and camped at Little Pappillion, good feed, little wood, weather fair
Tue 30thÂ Had a severe Thunder Storm accompanied by much rain in the morning, Started in the afternoon, traveled 8 miles and camped at Ranche No. 1, good feed, no wood, weather damp.
Wed July 1stÂ Started, traveled 8 miles and camped half a mile beyond Elkhorn bridge, good camping place.
Thurs 2ndÂ Traveled 14 miles and camped one mile beyond Fremont along Platt[e] river, a good camping place. Weather Warm. 17 more teams had joined which makes its total number 50. At this camping place I made out the required list which was sent by mail to President F. Little, to be forwarded to President B. Young. to be published in the Deseret News which was as follows. [blank space] fifthy teams as before mentioned and the officers, then the rest of the people belonging to the company which are as follows.
Joseph Zundal [Zundell]
F. M. Keel
W[illia]m Cloward from Payson City, Utah.
Ann Fotheringham, andÂ twoÂ children
David M. Taylor, andÂ two,Â children
Magaret [Margaret Kirkman] Green, andÂ fiveÂ children
James Green, Emelia [Amelia Jane Stewart Legg Green] his wife, andÂ oneÂ child
Richard Legg [or Legt]
Ann [Toan] Swift, andÂ EightÂ children
Elizabeth [Curtis] Short, andÂ fourÂ Â
David [Alexander] Mitchell [II], Christiana [Gertruijda Cornelia Clagnette], his wife, andÂ threeÂ children, from the Eastern Province, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.
Amasa Scovill, Sarah [Comstock Ballon], his wife
Leroy Scovill[,] Aduline [Adaline Ballou], his wife, andÂ fourÂ children, from Washtinam co. Michigan.
James Grey, Sarah, his wife, andÂ twoÂ children
John Woodhead, from Canada (West) British America
Alfred Bennet[t], Lucy, his wife, andÂ twoÂ children
Wm. Phipps, Lidia [Lydia] Ann, his wife, andÂ oneÂ child
Jefferson Cop[e]land, Louisa, his wife, andÂ twoÂ children
Andrew J. Hall, Nancy, his wife, andÂ fiveÂ children
Albert Brown, Sarah [Campbell], his wife, andÂ sixÂ children
Jane [Copeland] Howell, James, her son, and Rosina [Rosannah Monk] andthreeÂ children
J. W. [Garrett Walls] Mikesell, Ruth [Cunningham], his wife, andÂ sixÂ childrenJohn [Cunningham] Mikesell, Sarah [Elizabeth Skinner], his wife andÂ oneÂ child, from Pottawattamie Co. Iowa.
Joseph Taylor, Elizabeth [Mary Collier], his wife, andÂ threeÂ children
Henry Greyham, from Johnson Co. Iowa.
Wm. Oglesby from Cook Co. Ills [Illinois].
Wm. [William Parker] Brown, Mary [Ann Blanchard], his wife, andÂ sevenÂ children
Charles [Rogers] Morgan, Ann [Maria Delahay], his wife, andÂ OneÂ child, [Mary] from St. Louis, MO.
John Burrows, from Nottingham Shire, England.
Ester [Horton] Del[a]hay, from St. Louis Mo.
John R. King, Hannah, his wife, andÂ fiveÂ children, from Portage Co. Ohio.
Azzirah Moss,Â Elothe Jane his wife and one childÂ from Pottawattamie, , Iowa
John Williams, Arminta [Elizabeth Griffith], his wife, andÂ OneÂ child from Calhoun Co. Ills.
Adam Lightner, Mary E. [Mary Elizabeth Rollins] his wife, andÂ fiveÂ children, from Dacota [Dakota] Co. Min[n]isota.
Edwin Bingham, from Minersville, Be[a]ver Co. Utah
Elizabeth [or Eliza] Gilbert, from Dacota Co. Minisota [Minnesota].
Roberts Chatrine [Catherine]. from Calhoun Co Ills. [Illinois]
Bensemin [Benjamin] R. H[o]ulse. from Pinto Creek, Iron Co. Ut[ah].
James Low. from Bever Co. Utah
Joseph Wrigley, from American fork Utah Co. Utah
James Brooks, Mathilda his wife andÂ sixÂ children, from Story Co. Iowa.
Delorama [or Delorma] Parish OneÂ child>
Lucinda [Rosinda] Landon from Pottawattamie Co. Iowa
Alfred Beebe, from Farmington, Utah
Charlotte Evans, from Shropshire[,] England.
A.C. Dufrander [Dufvander or Dufuander]Â
A[Anders]. Lindberg, Bengta his wife, andÂ twoÂ children
A[nders]. [Nilsson] Transtrom
A[Anders]. Bergren [or Berggreen], Han[n]a[h], his wife, andÂ threeÂ children
N[ils]. Nillson [Nilsson], Karna [Hansson], his wife, and four children
P[ehr]. Nillson [Nelson], Bengta his wife and four children
P[ehr]. Lars[s]on, Suilja [Cecelia Martenson], his wife, and four childrenÂ from Sweden. Europe
G[eorge]. Frandsen, from Mount Pleasant, Sanpete [San Pete], Utah
A. Hansen from G.S. Lake City, Utah.
Fri July 3rdÂ Traveled 12 miles and camped for noon at the North Bend of the Platt[e] River, again Started, traveled 6 miles and camped on the Platt again[.] good feed. little wood, Weather fair.
Sat 4thÂ Started at 7 A M. traveled 10 Miles camped for noon, good feed, but no water for the cattle, Again started traveled 8 miles and camped on Balding's Ranche alongside the Platt river, a good camping place, weather fair.
Sun 5thÂ Traveled 9 miles then crossed the Loup Fork with the ferryboat at $0.55 per wagon, camped for the night on the other side of the stream, good feed, weather fair.
Mon 6thÂ Traveled 10 miles and camped for noon at the Platt River, good feed. Again started, traveled miles and camped at the Platt again, a good camping place, weather warm.
Tue 7thÂ Traveled 9 miles and camped for noon at the Platt river. again started traveled 4 miles and camped at the Platt again, good feed, Weather very warm during the day.
Wed 8thÂ Traveled 12 miles at the Platt river, good feed, Again started, traveled 7 miles and camped alongside of the Platt again, good feed, weather fair.
Thur July 9thÂ Traveled 12 miles, camped for noon on Shoemaker's Ranche. Again Started traveled 4 miles and camped at the Platt riverâ€”good camping place, weather was very warm during the day.
Fri 10thÂ Traveled 8 miles and camped for noon at a Fork of the Platt river, good feed. Again started traveled 8 miles and camped at Wood River, good camping place. Weather fair
Sat 11thÂ Traveled 16 miles and camped for night at Wood River Centre, grass rather short, weather pleasant.
Sun 12thÂ traveled 7 miles, camped for noon at Nebraska centre. Again started traveled 13 miles and camped at the Platt river, good feed, little wood, weather fair.
13thÂ Before starting every accountable person was called by the captain to assemble at the centre of the corrall, which call was obeyed. the business of this meeting was to get up a collection to get the Captain a horse for the Use of the Company, this matter was put to a vote by the Chaplain and was carried Unanimously, it was to be collected by myself. After this meeting we started, traveled <10 miles> and camped for noon at a Slough, good feed, wood, and water. Again started, traveled 8 miles and camped for night at Elm Creek, good feed, wood plentiful, Weather fair. Twelve more teams had joined the company since we left Fremont. The individuals belonging to this wagon's are as follows.
R[ichard]. A[lexander]. Beard [Baird] from G.S. Lake City, Utah. Mathilda his mother, and two more of her sons from Doniphan Co. Kansas
Frederick Rich from G. S. Lake City Utah[.] Margaret Rich, his wife, andÂ EightÂ children, and John Knoble, his father in law, from Lafeyet [Lafayette] Co. Wisconsin.
Loren [Elias] Bassett, Huldah [Dimrus Vaughn], his wife, and 3 children, Harmon his son, Magaret, his wife, and two children from Mills Co. Iowa.
James and Henry, Chamberlain from Centreville [Centerville] Davis Co. Utah
W[illia]m D. Johnson Sr. and W[illia]m D [Jr.] his son
W[illia]m. [Waldemar] Selck, from Copenhagen, Denemark [Denmark].
John, Bottomly, from Lafeyet Co. Wiscosin.
14th Took Elder Joseph W Youngs cutt off, traveled 16 miles, and camped at the Platt River for night, good feed, Weather cool and pleasant.
List of the donations towards purchasing a horse for the use of the company
James Brooks $2.00
John R. King 1.25
James Howell .50
Leroy Scovill 2.00
R. A. Beard [Baird] 1.00
C. Morgan 1.00
A. Scovill 10.00
A. Millar 1.00
Wm. Phipps 2.00
L. Bassett 1.00
J. Copland 2.00
James Grey 2.00
Sarah Grey 3.00
Elizabeth Grey 1.00
Harriette Grey 1.00
J. Hall 6.00
Ann Fotheringham 7.00
Wm. Oglesby 0.65
J. Parish 0.50
Wm. Brown 6.00
Geo. Green $0.50
Margaret Green 1.00
Ann Swift 0.75
H. Greyham 0.25
James Green 1.00
P. Nillson 1.00
N. Nillson 1.60
P. Larsson 0.50
P. Lindberg 2.50
Wm. Johnson 5.00
J. Chamberlain 0.70
H. Chamberlain 0.55
A. Transtrom 2.00
G. H. Williams 0.50
Elizabeth Gilbert 1.00
A. Bergren 0.20
Total Amt. $ 69.95
Edwin Bingham 3.50
Total Amt $ 73.45
July 15thÂ Traveled 12 miles, nooned along side of the Platt river. Again started, traveled 7 miles and camped for night at the Platt river again, good feed, and wood, Weather cold and cloudy.
Thur 16thÂ Traveled 12 miles, and nooned at the Platt river. Again started, traveled 8 miles, and camped for night at the Platt again, good feed, weather cloudy
17thÂ Traveled 8 miles and camped at Skunck [Skunk] Creek, Staid at this place over night on account of having to make a new axle tree in Bro. Brooks wagon which got broke, which was accomplished by Bro. Rich the wagonmaker for the company, which calling exempted him from all campe duties except asembling for prayer, the job being done in time caused us to start again and traveled an other 8 miles, and camped at the Pawnee's [Pawnee] Spring[.] had a light thunderstorm during the night.
18thÂ Traveled 10 miles, and nooned at the Platt River, good feed, no wood. Again started traveled 8 miles, and camped for night at the Platt again, good feed, wood scarce. Weather showery during the night.
19thÂ Traveled 10 miles, and nooned on the other side of the North Bluff Fork of the Platt river. Again Started, and traveled over the Bluffs, 4 miles and camped at the Platt river again, good feed, weather fair
July 20thÂ Traveled 5 miles, and nooned at Bluff Creek [.] had some very heavy sandy road that forenoon. Bro Oglesby Cached a marble bureau top, some fire bricks for a cooking stove, some sofa, and bed springs, and a heavy black walnut box, in order to lighten his load as his team was about to give out being insufficient to draw the load. these articles were cached in the shape of a grave, at the north side of the road. the headboard had the following inscription ingraved with a knife, Elizabeth, wife of Thos Brown, died July 20th 1863.
Again Started, traveled 7Â½ miles, and camped at the Platt river, good feed, had a light thunderstorm in the day time.
21stÂ Traveled 8 miles over considerable sandy road, nooned at the Platt river, good feed. Again started, traveled 10 miles, and camped at the Platt again, good feed, weather fair.
22ndÂ traveled 10 miles at Camp Spring, good feed. Again started, traveled 7 miles, and camped for night , good feed, weather fair.
July 23rdÂ Traveled 5 miles, passed over the heaviest Sandy ridge. Emelia [Amelia] daughter of David and Christiana Mitchell, age One year, two months, and eleven days, died of inflamation in the bowells. died at 7Â½ O Clock A.M. This babe was buried 5 miles from last camping place, and about 7 miles below Ash Hollow, on the north side of the Platt river, Close to the two forks of the road, one leads to the river, and the other along the foot of the Bluff to avoid the Slough, Camped at this place over night on account of a thunder storm, good feed.
24thÂ Traveled 9 miles, and camped for noon at Castle or quicksand Creek. At this place were some of the Valley teamsters Stationed, taking care of Cattle[,] flour &c &c from the different companies that started from Utah last spring, except Captain Murdock's whose company is about 30 miles ahead of us on their return to Utah. Again Started and traveled 6 miles, and camped for night at the Platt river. It being the 24thÂ of July a Social party was held after supper was over, and all that felt like it enjoyed themselves in the dance till about midnight, the best of order was observed.
July 25 Traveled 11 miles on Elder Joseph W. Youngs Cutoff, and camped for night at the Platt river. Brother Richs wagon had an thimble skein axle tree broke[.] a new one was put in in the afternoon[.] had a thunder Storm in the afternoon, good feed.
Sun 26thÂ Traveled a half mile beyond Crabb Creek Crossing[.] distance, 10 miles, feed poorly, Again Started, traveled 9 and camped for night opesite the Ancient bluffs ruings, good feed, weather fair.
27thÂ Traveled 10 [.] nooned at the Platt river, good camping place. Again Started, and traveled 2 miles and camped for night at the Platt again, Bro J. R. King broke the hind axle tree of his horse wagon which was repaired during the afternoon. Four Che[y]enne indians drove 4 head of oxen in the camp, which they had found about 20 miles back, amongst the hills, these cattle were offered for sale, the captain almost feeling sure that they were church property bought them of those indians for 4 double blankets cutt in two, making eight pieces. Geo Green givedÂ twoÂ white coulered, Mary Lightner gived two blue ones[.] Ann Swift two white coulered, and Elizabeth Short jr. two white ones, these blankets were to be returned or their value thereoff by the lawfull owner in Utah. The description of those oxen are. One light red, horn mark is,Â M. COÂ and had a brand mark on the left hind quarter similar to thisÂ V.Â An other. mark on the left horn,Â T. TAÂ the next letter not distinct enough to tell. then anET.Â aÂ MÂ on the hind quarter and a mark similar to this [illustration] on the left side. its colour, red and white
The third one is a Black and white, line back, white tail, and a brand on the left side similar to a heart. The fourth is a brindle, markedÂ J.S.M.Â on the left horn
28thÂ Traveled 8 miles and nooned at the Platt river, good feed. Again Started, and traveled 11 miles, camped for night along the Platt again, two miles below Chimney rock, feed good, weather fair.
Wed 29thÂ Traveled 12 miles, nooned at the Platt river, Again Started traveled 6 miles and camped for night at the Platt again two miles below Scott's Bluffs [Scotts Bluff], good feed, weather warm during the day.
30thÂ Traveled 10 miles, nooned at a Creek. Again started, traveled 6 miles and camped for night at the Platt river, good feed, weather fair.
July 31stÂ Traveled 8 miles, nooned at Sloan's Point, feed rather dry. Again Started, traveled 6 mile's at the Platt again feed rather dry, weather fair. The captain bought a horse suitable for the trip of a mountaineer Stationed a little ways below the camp on the same side of the river, for $77.50. there being not enough money collected he paid the deficiency out off his own pocket.
Augst. 1rstÂ Traveled 9 miles, nooned at the Platt river. Again started, traveled 5 miles and camped for night at the Platt again. feed dry, weather fair. A Strayed ox of Captain Murdock's train was redeemed by our captain of a mountaineer, Stationed oppesite Bovie Branch, by paying $10.00. Captain Murdock left word with this mountaineer for Capt. Patterson to redeem the ox if found. the description of the ox is a light red, brandedÂ HÂ on the left side, fore head partly white, and a white belly
2ndÂ traveled 4 miles, crossed the Platt river oppesite Ft. Laramie by fording, and nooned 5 miles beyond Laramie at the Platt river. Again started, traveled 6 miles and camped at the Platt again for the night, feed midling, weather Cloudy.
3rdÂ Traveled 14 miles, and camped for night at the Cottonwood Spring, the cattle were drove 1Â½ below the camp on the other side of the Platt river where they done well. Weather fair.
4thÂ Traveled 12 miles, nooned at Horse Shoe Creek, good feed, wood handy to get, weather fair. Again started, traveled 11 miles and camped at the Platt river for the night, midling feed, Weather Cloudy
5thÂ Traveled 8 miles, crossed the Platt by fording it and camped for the night a little ways above the crossing. good feed, wood, weather fair
6thÂ Traveled 13 miles, nooned at the Platt river[.] during this travel the little male Child called Heber about thirteen months old fell Out off the front of her wagon, the mother being in it at the time, the hind wheel runned over both leggs of this infant, it was anointed immediately after it got hurt[.] the prospect was that it would soon recover without a blemish of any kind. Again started as usual and traveled 6 miles[.] Crossed the Platt by fording and camped for night Â½ mile beyond the Crossing, little Heber is getting on fine
Augst. 7thÂ One ox of Bro. Wm. Brown and a cow of Mr. Andrew J. Hall died during the night[,] decease not known. traveled 10 miles[.] nooned at the Platt river. Again started[.] traveled 11 miles and camped for night at the Platt again[.] feed dry, weather fair.
8thÂ Sr. Ann Fotheringham and bro. Wm. Phipps lost one ox each by the same unknown decease during the past night. In the morning before starting Mr, D[avid]. M. Taylor a fault finding disposition person especially when his turn came to guard the cattle which it fell his lot to be on the following night. Bro Warren Hancock upon hearing his grumbling tried to satisfy him by showing him the guard list which only resulted in Bro. W Hancock receiving insults from Mr. D.M. Taylor[.] Mr. Taylor prepared a small bundle of Clothes on purpose to go back to the states. went back a little ways and then returned again and drove Sr Ann Fotheringham's team again being her teamster[.] Bro Hancock Sergt. of the guard took his name of[f] the guard list with the intention of letting him severely alone rather than to be bothered with him any more. Traveled 8 miles nooned one mile beyond Deer Creek Station. Again started traveled 7 miles and camped for night at the muddy, good feed wood & water
9thÂ Traveled 9 miles[.] nooned at the Platt river. Again started[.] traveled 7 miles and camped for night at Big Island, good place for camping, Weather fair[.] Bro E[dwin]. Bingham, and Mr. Leroy Scovill lost an ox each by the same before mentioned decease.
10thÂ Bro N[ils] Nillsson's [Nilsson's] cow died during the past night[.] Traveled 7 miles crossed on the new bridge. then traveled 3 miles more and nooned at the Platt river. Again started[.] traveled 6 miles and camped for night at the Platt again[.] place called Redbute [Red Butte.] good feed, weather fair. Bro. Wm. Phipps lost one ox by death.
11thÂ A cow of Bro Beard [Richard Alexander Baird], one ox of Bro [Frederick] Rich and one ox of Mr. Amasa Scovill were found dead this morning. Made one drive of 21 miles to get out of the way of a Gentile train bound for [Ban.ck] City. Camped at Fish Creek[.] feed midling[.] weather fair
12thÂ Traveled 9 miles. nooned at Greeswood [Greasewood] Creek[.] good feed. Again started, traveled 4 miles and camped on Sweetwater, good feed, weather fair. A cow died this day of Bro. Albert Brown
Augst. 13thÂ Traveled 10 miles, nooned at Devils Gate. Again started, traveled 10 miles and camped for night at Sweetwater, good feed across the river, weather fair[.] one ox of Wm. Brown died this day
14thÂ Traveled 13 miles and camped at the Sweetwater[.] Laid by the remainder of the day to shoe oxen
15thÂ Traveled 10 miles, nooned at Sweetwater[.] Again started, traveled 5 miles and camped for night at Sweetwater again. good feed. weather fair[.] One ox of Mr. A[lfred]. Bennett died during this day
16thÂ Traveled 8 miles, nooned, had a dry camp. Again started[.] traveled 6 miles and camped for night at a spring[.] feed scant, weather windy.
17thÂ Traveled 5 miles, watered cattle in Salaratus Creek after which drove 3 miles more and nooned[.] had a dry camp. Again started traveled 5 miles and camped for night in Antelope Hollow. feed midling[,] water Scarce[,] Weather Stormy[.] Bro. Wm. D. Johnson lost one ox by death and Mr. A[ndrew]. J. Hall lost a bull by straying off[.] This bull was sick at the time with the same Plague or decease of which the cattle died this Summer on the plains[.] This decease is something similar to the Bloody Murren, with the exception that they swell tremendious soon after death.
Augst. 18thÂ traveled 12 miles and camped at Sweetwater P.M. Shoeing of cattle, hunting and repairing of wagons took place[.] Bro. W[arren]. Hancock killed an Antelope[.] Mr. D[avic].M. Taylor and Bro Joseph Zundal [Zundell] killed one yesterday[.] Bro. Wm. Cloward, A[lexander]. Millar.[,]Geo. Cunningham and Joseph Wrigley left the company and went ahead anxious to get home. the two former, had an ox team each, and the two latter ones, One in partnership, which they took with them.
19thÂ Traveled 10 miles[.] nooned at Sweetwater. Again started, traveled 8 miles, and camped for night at the Sweetwater again, good feed, weather pleasant. one ox died of Bro Cop[e]land
20thÂ The ox of Capt. Murdock's train (for particulars see Augst 1rst) died during the past night. Traveled 7 miles[.] nooned at a branch of the Pacific Spring[s]. Again started[.] traveled 10 miles and camped for night. Which was a dry camp. Bro W[arren]. Hancock wounded a Brown bear in the forenoon about 4 miles from where we nooned, left the animal, came to camp where we nooned[.] In the afternoon Bro J[ohn]. R. King with his light horse. team, James Brooks[,] Mr. James Tidd and Harmon Bassett accompanied Bro. Hancock, they conquered the bear and brought him in camp a little after sundown
Augst. 21stÂ Traveled 10 miles, nooned at the little Sandy[.] Sr. Ann Swift, a woman weighing about 250 lbs tried to get out of the front of the wagon without asking her driver to stoptÂ the team. She fell, the front wheel runned over her head and back, the driver stopt the team at the moment, and reproved her for not telling him to stop the team while she get out of the wagon. her head and back were slightly injured nothing seriously.
22ndÂ Traveled 10 miles, nooned at the Big Sandy. Again Started, traveled 8 miles and camped for night at the same creek, feed midling, weather pleasant, Bro. J Copland's cow died
23rdÂ Traveled 9 miles, nooned at the Bigg [Big] Sandy. Again Started[.] traveled 7 miles[.] crossed Green river, and camped for night[.] feed midling, weather cold and stormy
24thÂ traveled 11 miles, nooned, dry camp, Again started[.] traveled 13 miles and camped for night at Granger's Station, at Ham's Fork, feed midling, weather fair
25thÂ A.M. before starting every male native or foreign from the age of 18 year's and upwards took the Oath of alegiance to the Government of the U. S. of America, as per General Order No. 25 (current series,) before Lieut. Cornall Commander of the U.S. troops stationed there[.] this officer acted very gentlemanly. Before we took the oath we gived three cheers for the Constitution of the U S. of America. Traveled 13 miles and camped for night at Black's Fork[.] good feed weather fair.
26thÂ traveled 7 miles[.] nooned on Black's Fork. Again started, traveled 8 miles and camped for night at Black's Fork again, feed midling, weather fair.
27thÂ Traveled 10 miles[.] nooned about 4 miles beyond Ft. Bridger, where we had to show our certificate who had taking the oath &c at Granger's Station. Again started, traveled 6 miles and camped for night at Little Muddy. good feed, weather fair. Sr. Swift got entirely well
28thÂ Traveled 11 miles and camped for night on Quacking [Quaking] Asp[en] Hill, good feed, water, weather fair
29thÂ traveled 8 miles[.] nooned at Sulpher [Sulphur] Creek. Again Started, traveled 6 miles and camped at a Branch of Yellow Creek, good feed, weather
30 made one drive of 11 miles and camped at Cache Cave Creek, oppesite the Cave, good feed, weather pleasant, At the usual evening meeting I read the Donation list of horse at which meeting without an oppesite vote the horse was giving to the Captain
August 31stÂ Traveled 12 miles, nooned in Echo Kanyon [Canyon]. Again Started, traveled 7 miles and camped for night in the same, good feed, weather fair
Sept. 1rstÂ Traveled 9 miles[.] nooned at Grass Creek[.] Again Started, traveled 6 miles and camped for night at Weber Settlement, two miles beyond Hoit's Mill, good feed[.] weather showery during the night
2ndÂ Traveled 8 miles, nooned in Silver creek Kanyon [Canyon]. Again Started, traveled 6 miles and camped for night on Parley's Park, good feed[.] weather rainy during the night
3rdÂ made one drive of 13 miles and camped in Parley's Kanyon [Canyon]. good feed. At this camp the captain made a settlement with the individuals who paid in the blankets for the four oxen that were bought of the indians. (for particulars see July 27th.) except with Elizabeth Short who was willing to wait until she got into the city.
Augst. [September] 4th. traveled about 12 mile's which brought us safely on the Eight Ward Square, where an other settlement took place between Captain Patterson and the parties that paid the blankets for the before mentioned oxen before Bishop Hunter and Elder J.C. Little where any requisite information can be obtained, as I was not present when this settlement took place
Clerk of the Company