Transcript for Smith, William G., [Interview], in "Utah Pioneer Biographies," 44 vols., 26:106-7

"Captain Miller of Farmington met the company of L.D.S. converts with fifty wagons and teams. We waited three weeks to let the weary oxen rest up for there [their] return journey and then we started over the prairies in July. We experienced no trouble on the plains with Indians. The men who night herded the cattle used to hunt in the daytimes and often they would kill buffalo and deer for the camp.

"When we camped by streams we used to catch suckers and trout to eat. Edward Rushton was our teamster. Besides my parents those in our family were my brothers Isaac, Thomas, Joseph and John and my sisters Julia, Mary Ann, Elizabeth Jane and Mathilda Ann. We slept in a tent at night on the plains.

"When we got to South Pass where the elevation is about 8000 feet above sea level in the mountains of Wyoming the nights were very cold and snow fell, as it was getting late in the autumn. We arrived in Salt Lake City October 10, 1862.