Transcript for Jex, Eliza Goodson, [Reminiscences], in William Jex: Pioneer and Patriarch [1927?], 20-21
Our trip across the plains to Salt Lake Valley was also marked by very hard times. Many died of cholera. Some children were left fatherless and motherless and were dependent on the care of strangers. I was sick most of the way, owing no doubt to the severity of the journey. We put our trust in our Heavenly Father, and finally arrived in the valley of Salt Lake in the latter part of September, 1854.