Transcript for Brown, Austin Cravath, Autobiographical sketch, in Genealogical Charts and Biographical Sketches of Members of the L.D.S. Church, Ogden Stake, 26 vols., 18:53
Two weeks out from the Missouri River the cholera struck the camp, and my father was the first one to fall a victom to its ravages, and two days later my brother Rodolphus also died leaving my mother with her family of little ones to cross the plains.
The three older girls yoked up the team and drove the rest of the way to the Salt Lake Valley, where we arrived 17th. Sept 1850.