Transcript for George C. Lambert diaries, 1866-1912, 7

My mother [Mary Alice Cannon Lambert] and children [George Cannon and Charles John] accordingly journeyed back to Missouri, where, at St. Joseph, she rejoined father [Charles Lambert] and remained until the early spring of 1849. Then, with two yoke of oxen and two yoke of cows to draw their wagon they repaired to Winter Quarters and joined a company which was preparing to start West, of which Allen Taylor was Captain. It consisted of 100 wagons, in two divisions of 50 wagons each. One division was under command of Reddick N. Allred, and my father had charge of ten of the wagons in that division. I learned to walk while on the plains, and was about eighteen months old when we arrived in Salt Lake Valley.