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Transcript for Hale, Alma Helaman, Journal, 1862 May-Oct

A[lma].H[elaman]. Hale journal from Grantsville to florren [Florence] in 1862.

May 14 left Grantsville[.] camped at big canyon.

15 traveled on[.] camped in G.S.L. City.

16 traveled on up to B[righam]. Youngs[.] camped all nite.

Saterday the 17 traveled on over the little mountain & camped

Sunday the 18 laid in camp all day & organized the company & Joseph Horn[e] Capt of the company. James Curl [Carl] Capt of the Knight hurders. A H. Hale Capt of the Comp Gard. [-]. Edwin [Edward] Bird [as] Chaplin.

Monday the 19 roled on[.] camped in Parleys park

Tuesday 20 roled on 2 miles & camped at Wm Kimbles

Wednesday 21 roled on over to Weaber [Weber] & camped

Thursday the 22 Roled on down the Weaber 12 miles & camped,

Friday the 23 roled on up echo 4 miles & camped

Saturday 24 roled on up to the top of Echo & camped

Sunday 25 roled on over to yelow crick & camped

Monday 26 roled on over to Bair [Bear] river & Camped

Tuesday 27 roled on over to the big muddy & Camped

Wednesday the 28 roled over to Bridger & Camped

Thursday the 29 roled on over to the little muddy & Camped

Friday the 30 roled on over to Hams fork & camped

Saturday 31 layed by all day wayting for Dunkin [Homer Duncan] to cross Hams fork

Sunday the 1 of May [June] looking up & down Hams fork for to find a place to get a cross for it is higher than it was ever nown to be before by the Mountineers before.

Monday the 2 the whole camp worked hard all day & got 1600 [16] wagons across

Tuesday the 3 worked hard all day & got 15 more wagons across the river

Wednesday the 4 worked hard all day & got the hole train across & lost 1 herse [horse] in the river

Thursday the 5 roled on 20 miles to Grenriver [Green River] & camped

Friday the 6 roled on 8 miles up big sandy & camped

Saturday the 7 roled on 16 miles & nooned & crossed big sandy & roled on 8 miles & camped on little [sentence unfinished]

Sunday the 8 roled on 12 miles to dry sandy & nooned & roled on 4 miles and camped.

Monday the 9 roled on over to Swetwater [Sweet Water] & camped

Tuesday the 10 roled on 18 miles & camped

Wednesday the 11. roled on over to the warm spring station & camped

Thursday the 12 roled on 17 miles & camped on the Sweetwater

Friday the 13 roled on 19 miles & camped on the sweetwater & camped

Saturday the 14 roled on over to the Devils Gate & crosed the sweet water and camped.

Sunday the 15 roled on 18 miles & camped on greesewood creek [Greasewood Creek]

Monday the 16 roled on 22 miles & camped

Tuesday the 17 roled on 16 miles & camped on the Sweetwater plat [Platte]

Wednesday the 18. roled on 19 miles down the plat & camped 2 miles above deercrick [Deer Creek]

Thursday the 19 roled on down the plat 12 miles & camped

Friday the 20 roled on 18 miles & camped in the black hiles [Black Hills] on the plat[te]

Saturday the 21 roled on 20 miles & camped on the plat

Sunday the 22 roled on 17 miles & made a dry camp

Monday the 23 roled on 16 miles & camped on the plat

Tuesday the 24 roled on 22 miles & camped on the plat oposite to Larima [Laramie]

Wednesday the 25 roled on 20 miles & camped on the plat

Thursday the 26 roled on 18 miles & camped on the plat

Friday the 27 roled on 20 miles & camped on the plat

Saturday the 28 roled on 14 miles & nooned oposite the chimney rock[.] roled on 10 miles & camped on the plat

Sunday the 29. roled on 18 miles & camped on the plat

Monday the 30. roled on 20 miles & camped on the plat

Tuesday the 1 of July roled on 21 miles & camped on Rattlesnake creek,

Wednesday the 2 roled on 19 miles and camped on camp crick [Camp Creek]

Thursday the 3 roled on 10 miles & camped on Rattlesnake creek for noon, then roled on 10 miles & camped on the plat for night

Friday the 4 roled on 21 miles & camped on the north fork of the plat

Saturday the 5 roled on 19 miles & camped on the plat

Sunday the 6. roled on 8 miles to the paunee springs [Pawnee Spring] & then 13 miles & camped on the plat

Monday the 7 roled on 20 miles & camped on the plat

Tuesday the 8 roled on 20 miles & camped on the plat

Wednesday the 9 roled on 10 miles & nooned on the Buffalo creek. Then roled on 10 miles & camped on the plat

Thursday the 10 roled on 22 miles & camped on the plat at the crosing of the Teligraph wier

Friday the 11 roled on 12 miles & nooned at wood river, then roled on 6 miles & camped on Woodriver [Wood River], We left [.amel] on the plat July the 11

Saturday the 12 roled on 20 miles & camped on the plat

Sunday the 13 roled on 20 & camped on the plat

Monday the 14 roled on 20 miles & camp on the plat

Tuesday the 15 roled on 16 miles to the luke [Loup] fork & nooned, then roled on 7 miles & camped on the plat

Wednesday the 16 roled on 18 miles to Shellcrick [Shell Creek] then roled on 10 miles & camped on the plat.

Thursday the 17 roled on 27 miles & camped on the Elk horn river

Friday the 18 roled on 22 miles & camped With in 3 miles of Florrance [Florence]

Saturday the 19 in Florronce all day

Sonday [Sunday] the 20 laid in camp all day

Monday the 21 went to Omahaw [Omaha] & done my trading

Tuesday the 22 loaded up with pasingers for Salt lak [Salt Lake]

Wednesday the 23 in florrance all day Aloadinl [a loading] the train with the pasingers

Thursday the 24 went to visit the differant camps & rode out with the girls & did adance [had a dance] at night, we also moved camp, abot 3000 yds,

Friday the 25 in camp all day[.] the company was organised[.] Joseph Horn[e] Capt, Aaron Nelson Chaplin[,] A.H. Hale Comisary[,] Orsen Pulsifer [Orson Pulsipher] & Sanuel Gillit [Samuel Gillet] assistant comisary[,] Charles R[obert]. Jones clerk[,] A H Hale Capt of the camp gard[,] James Carl Capt of the cattle guard[,] Aaron Nelson Bishop of the camp

Saturday the 26 in camp all day

Sunday the 27 in the fore noon had a meeting[.] Bros Lyman & Ritch preached in the after noon[.] roled out 5 miles & camped

Monday the 28 roled on 13 miles & camped on the horne river

Tuesday the 29 burried 1 girl age 17 years, then roled on 14 miles & camped with[in] 2 miles of the plat[te] & burried a boy aged 12 years

Wednesday the 30 roled on 19 miles & camped on the plat

Thursday the 31 roled on 6 miles & nooned on the shell creek then roled on 9 miles & camped

Friday the 1st day of August[.] roled on 12 miles & camped on Luke [Loup] Fork

Saturday the 2 ferried the Luke fork & roled on 7 miles & camped on the plat

Sunday the 3 roled on 17 miles & camped on the plat at Bakers ranch,

Monday the 4 roled on 18½ miles & camped on the plat at the lone tree

Tuesday the 5 roled on 17 miles & camped on the plat,

Wednesday the 6 roled on 10 miles & nooned at Woodriver ford thence 9 miles & camped on wood river[.] <1 child died the 6>

Thursday the 7 roled on 8 miles to woodriver scenter & nooned & got our cattle that we left & roled on 4 miles & camped on wood river

Friday the 8 roled on 9 miles & no[o]ned at the station oposite carny [Kearney] thence 9 miles & camped on the plat

Saturday the 9 burried 1 child, roled on 14 miles & crosed Elm Crick [Creek]2½ miles camped on a slue [slough]

Sunday the 10 roled on 13 miles the uper road & crosed Buffalo creek thence 1 mile & camped on Buffalo creek

Monday the 11 roled on 19 miles & camped on the plat,

Tuesday the 12 roled on 10 miles & nooned on the plat & burried 1 child 9 years old, thence 6½ miles & camped on the plat

Wednesday the 13 roled on 9 miles to Skunk creek thence 6 miles to Pawnee Spring & camped

Thursday the 14 roled 17 miles & camped on the plat,

Friday the 15 roled on 10 miles to the north fork & laid by the afternoon & night

Saturday the 16 roled on 14 miles & camped on a little crick

Sunday the 17 roled on 15 to some springs & camped,

Monday the 18 roled on 3½ miles & crosed rattlesnake crick & thence 13 miles to camp crick & camped,

Tuesday the 19 roled on 6 miles to Wolf creek thence 8 miles & camped on the plat,

Wednesday the 20 roled on 18 miles & camped on the plat, the 20ith we burried 1 girl, age 27 yrs

Thursday the 21 roled on 17 miles & camped on the plat

Friday the 22 roled on 17 miles & camped on the plat[.] I was sick all day

Saturday the 23 roled on 18 miles & camped on the plat oposite the chimney rock[.] I was sick all day

Sunday the 24 roled on 14 miles & camped on the plat, buried 2 children,

Monday the 25 roled on 17 miles & camped on the plat[.] sick all day

Tuesday the 26 roled on 16 miles & camped on the plat, a little better

Wanesday the 27 roled on 16 miles & camped on the plat[.] 1 women died this evening

Thursday the 28 roled on 8 miles & nooned at larima [Laramie] then crossed over & traveled up 4 miles & camped on the plat & had adance,

Friday the 29 roled on 17 miles & camped on biter cotonwood crick [Bitter Cottonwood Creek]

Saturday the 30 roled on 15 miles & camped on Horseshoe crick,

Sunday the 31 roled on 2 miles to a small brook[.] not very good catter [water.] thence 9 miles to a brook & old station[.] very little watter & nooned[.] thence 7 miles to a little spring crick & camped[.] good grass wood & watter[.] we had a good dance last night at the station in the haus[.] the mail is moved & the station are broken up.

[September] Monday the 1 roled on 10 miles & nooned at a crick[.] thence 5 miles to a little crick & camped[.] a very little water

Tuesday the 2 roled on 15 miles & camped for night,

Wednesday the 2 roled on 6 miles to a nice crick[.] plenty of watter & nooned[.] thence 14 miles to dear crick [Deer Creek] & camped, loaded in our flour in the morning

Thursday the 4 very stormy all day, roled on 4 miles & camped on the plat, we burried 1 girl this morning at deercrick [Deer Creek]

Friday the 5 roled on 9 miles & nooned on the plat thence 11 miles & camped 2½ miles below the uper plat bridge,

Saturday the 6 Joseph pased us this morning[.] I recieved a letter from home & wrote one home[.] we roled 5 miles above the bridge & nooned on the plat, we buried a child this morning thence 6 miles & camped on the plat for the last time

Sunday the 7 roled on 15 miles & nooned at the willow spring then 6 miles & camped on greesewed crick [Greasewood Creek]

Monday the 8 roled on 8 miles & camped on little horseshoe crick [Horseshoe Creek], had bad luck in getting our cattle this morning

Tuesday the 9 roled on 10 miles & nooned 1 mile below the independance rock [Independence Rock] thence 6 miles a little above the Devils gate

Wednesday the 10 roled on 18 miles & camped on the Sweetwatter [Sweetwater]

Thursday the 11 roled on 13 miles & camped on the sweetwatter

Friday the 12 roled on 23 miles & camped on the sweetwater

Saturday the 13 roled on 8 miles to rockeyridg [Rocky Ridge] station & got our flour[.] thence 5 miles up on the ridge & camped & chaned up our cattle[.] it was a very stormy night

Sunday the 14 hitched up at day brake & roled on 7 miles to Strawber[r]y crick & took our breakfast & burried a man[.] thence 12 miles the last crossing of the sweetwatter & camped in a snow storm,

Monday the 15 roled on 14 miles over the south pass & down to the parsific [Pacific] spring[s] crick crosing & camped

Tuesday the 16 burried 1 woman then roled on 10 miles to dry sandy & camped

Wednesday the 17 roled on 14 miles & camped on little sandy

Thursday the 18 roled on 16 miles & camped on big sandy

Friday the 19 roled on 16 miles & camped on big sandy 2½ miles from green river,

Saturday the 20 roled on & crosed Greene river [Green River] thence 14 miles & made a dry camp

Sunday the 21 roled on 6 miles to Ham[']s fork & camped, we burried 1 woman & 1 girl this morning

Monday the 22 burried 1 woman then roled on 16 miles & camped on black[s] fork

Tuesday the 23 roled on 13 miles & camped 2 miles below Bridger

Wednesday the 24 roled on 15 miles & camped on the mud[d]y

Thursday the 25 roled on 18 miles & camped on the sulpher crick [Sulphur Creek]

Friday the 26 roled on 2 miles & crosed bear river thence 14 miles & camped at cash cave [Cache Cave]

Saturday the 27 roled on down echo 22 miles & camped within 1 mile of the mouth[.] burried 1 woman in echo

Sunday the 28 roled on 14½ miles & camped in Silvercrick [Silver Creek]

Monday the 29 roled on 7 miles to Wm. Cimbolds [Kimball’s] by noon & the camp are setling

Tuesday the 30 Fimnikes settling then roled on 13 miles & camped at L Harys

Wednesday the 1 of Oct roled on 14 miles in to G S L City.

Thursday the 2 went home to Grants Ville [Grantsville]

Friday the 3 the teams arrived at home

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Hale's handwritten journal in the Church Archives also includes a typescript copy. The typescript copy contains the following note: ". . . .The lists which follow are evidently all a part of the company but may not necessarily list all who were in the company. As Alma H. Hale was in charge of the commissary these lists and the markings must have to do with the distribution of supplies to members of the company. . . . The first list follows the above part of the journal and the others all start in the back of the note book and come forward till they meet the others.”

The following lists are transcribed in the order they appear in the handwritten journal. The typescript lists are in a slightly different order.

]

Mill Creek
American Fork No 1
So Willow Cr
Center Vally
14th Wd
Webe Valy
Toullee, 21 lbs
C Peterson
H Peterson
H Nealson
CF Morteson [Carl Frederick Mortinsen]
O Yeantson
FC Yogenson [Fredric Christian Jorgansen]
Towson [or Tonson]
P. Polson [Peter Poulson]

Hendrik Pettersen
thomas Hanson
Jens Larson
Hans Larson
Hans C Madson
Loren Rasmusen
Christian Nilson
Nils Peterson
Chistan Larson
knud. Sorenson
Hans C. Peterson
Johan W. Winkelman
jorgen jorgenson
Yohan jorensen
Nils jorensen
Jakob Chistensen
Nils Jensen
Nils mortenson [[Niels Mortensen]
Carl F.C. Majer [Carl Frederick Meyer]
Jens Nilsson
Rasmus Hansen
Erik Erickson
Jens C. Larson
Christian Hanson
Ola Hanson
Hans Poulsen
Jens Polsen
A H Hale [Alma Helaman Hale]
Wm Crother
J McMurry
J More
O Cutler
J Turner
A Buterfield
John Hamilton
B Helm
J. Steward
H Thorinton
B Roadeback
F Wiles [or Wills]
B Raybold
B Gunn
C Husband
Wm Gibson
J Mc Field
C Thomson
D Clements
H Wilson
[part of page torn off]S. Jillet [Samuel Gillet]
J. Stonebraker
B Smith
J. McIntoch
L Steward
A Smith
J Greenwod
J Miller
O Pulsifer [Orson Pulsipher]
S Stanworth
R Oakden
A Butler
J Horton
Wm Crawford
[.ar.] Johnson
Anders Eri[c]kson
Yonhan F Mack [Johan Fred Mack]
Rasmus Hansen
Rasmus Yensen [Jensen]
Lars Olsen

Flour, 1 lbs
Bacon, 2 lbs
Sugar, ½ lbs
Aples, ½ lbs
Soap, ¼ lbs
Tea, one ounce
or coffy, ¼ lbs
For 1 Week
Wm Palmer 5
1 Paper of soda
B Roadaback , 3
E Buckwaltor, 2
J Horton, 2
Wm Jones Owen, 2
R M Carlile, 4
G Burgase, 4
James Hamilton, 4
Wm Bishop, 1
John Graham, 5
J More, 1

A.H. Hales expenses Across the plains
For Mogisons [moccasins], 75
1 Robe, 250
For Goggles, 30
For dinner, 2.5
For Goods, 28,75
For Dinner, 50
For Dinner, 60
For Dishes, 220
1 Kettle 50
For Goods<br. 1065
4650
450
4200

For Goods 700

Bengt Nilsen
Nils Larsen
Bjengren
Ola Petersen
Anders Okasen [Anders Akasson]
Paul Okasen
Petter Petersen
Pher Larsen
Pher [Peter] Hansen
Magnos [B…stom] [Magnus Bergstrom]
Isakson [Isackson]
Nils Holmsted[t]
Soren Simonsen
Carl F [Martens..] Carl Frederick Mortinsen
Olof Y Holmsted[t]
Hans P[eter]. Johansen
Anders Nelsen [Nilsen]
P[eter]. E[ric]. Bjarkman [Bjorkman]
Anders Nilsen
Anders Andersen
Anders F[rederick] Anderson
Johannes Andersen [Anderson]
Carl Andersen [Anderson]
[F .yberg] [.i.k]
Carl. [Dranger] Samuelson
Olof [Oluf Christian] Larsen
C. skanke
Yohan [John C.] skanke
Y H Dale
Yonas [Jonas Eliason] Lin[d]berg
Yohannes [Johannes Eliason] Lin[d]berg
Ahlstrand
Gustaf Yohansen
Hans Ni[e]lsen
Wm Wilsen [William Wilson]
C[harles] Raybold
W[illia]m Shires
B[enjamin] Shires
E[lmit] Dawson
T[homas George] Labron [Labrum]
T[homas] Henderson
W[illia]m Woodhead
W[illia]m Singleton
J Rogerson
T[homas] Oakey
Nils Lindall
Ni[e]ls Damm
Tryls Jentsen
Andreus [Anders] Jensen
Gens [Jens] Crisstofersen [Christofferson]
Peter Andersen [Anderson]
Ola Yensen
Ola Andersen [Owla Anderson]
Honek
Yohan [Johna] P[eter]. Anderson
Gustaf stromberg
Anders Swensen
J[oseph] B[radley] Griffin
H[enry] Soar[s]
H[erbert] Statton
W[illia]m Nelson
George Rowl[an]d
Samuel Rowland
P[hillip] Thomas
G Stephenson
G[eorge] Ainge
W[illia]m Dyer
W[illia]m Roberts
G[eorge] Burgin [Burgon]
W[illia]m Brown
John Mills
J[ohn] Livsey
W[illia]m Baker
J[ohn] Jacops [Jacobs]
J[ames] Hig[g]ins
W[illiam] Rowell
I[srael] Ball
B[enjamin] Bowen
S[amuel] Judd
J J Wallace [John J. Wallace]

A H Hale
W Crother
B Barrus
J McMurry
S W Campbell
Abert Smith
Wm Crawford
Y Stewart
J E McField
D S. clemment
H Wilson
C tomson
E bird
R Pickston
C Tayler

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