Transcript for Brown, John Zimmerman, ed. Autobiography of Pioneer John Brown, 1820-1896. (Salt Lake City: Stevens & Wallis, Inc., 1941), 132

I landed at Chester, Illinois, and went out to Perry County. Saw my mother and friends and got the mules that I left with Mr. Crain in the fall. My relatives were glad to seeme and expressed rather more friendship than usual. They gave into my charge Isaac Alldredge, my oldest sister's youngest son, a lad near ten years old. His parents both being dead, I took him along to do what I could for him.