Transcript for Barbara Ann Eawell Evans autobiographical sketch, circa 1896, 2, in Daughters of Utah Pioneers collection, 1828-1963
We stayed there three years had plenty of work made a good out fit and started for Utah May 15, 1850. My baby was ten days old when we started.
After the Company got together Bishop Evans was appointed captian[.] they were organized and on June 15th we made a start for Utah.
The cholera broke out in camp[.] people were striken down on evry side.
There were five deaths in our company.
My husbands oldsts daughter. Mrs Ira Hinckley was one among them. That was a trying time.
I had six small children none of them had the horrilbe deasease. Had it not been for that we would have had a pleasant journey.
After we arriaved at Larima [Laramie] we all enjoyed good health.
In the year 1850 Sept. 15—we arriaved at Salt Lake Valley and lived there until Feb. 15th, 1851.