Transcript for Alston, Thomas, [Life Sketch], "Genealogical Surveys of L.D.S. Members," 35 vols., 1:211

Left my Native Home in Spring of 1865 for Zion crossed the Ozian [Ocean] on Sail Boat [.......] arived in New York 3 July from their Nabraska [Nebraska] City from where I was hired out by Bro. Thomas Taylor and Scherman in Mr. Streets Merchant Train for the benefit of the Poor Saints drifing [driving] 5-6 yoke Oxen arival on 6 Octob 1865.