Transcript for "A Short Sketch of the Life of Alonzo Knight", DUP Pioneer History Collection, Page 1-2.

. . .in the spring of 1850 took up our line of March for the Valley of the Great Salt Lake. We left Iowa in the month of June and arrived in the latter part of September.

We left Barnam B. Messinger behind and found a friend and helper in the family of Winslow Farr.

We traveled behind his wagon all the way across the plains, Joseph Young being Captain of the hundred and Snow the Captain of the fifty we traveled in.