Transcript for Kingsbury, Joseph Corrodon, Autobiography and journal, 1846-1864

We prepared in the Spring to journey to the Mountains in the West & I started with my family consisting of myself, two wives, Dorcas [Adelia Moore Kingsbury] & Loenza [Alcina Pond Kingsbury]. We left Winter Quarters the 12 June 1847 in Company with Thomas Moor & Family & Stillman Pond, and Elizabeth [Almira Pond] his daughter, & having a long & fatiguing journey of sand & dust, we arrived over the mountains & landed in the Valley of Salt Lake on 29 Sept. 1847.