Transcript for White, Eliza Brown, Autobiographical sketch, in Genealogical Charts and Biographical Sketches of Members of the L.D.S. Church, Ogden Stake, 26 vols., 26:79-80

From St Joseph she went up the Mis[s]ouri River on a Steamer to Florence Nebraska, six miles from Omaha, where they met the Oxteams from Utah, sent out by the Church to assist them across the plains, but had some difficulty in getting in with the right train and not knowing, got in with the Dixey Train and finaly had to transfer at considerable difficulty to the Ogden Train, which was directed by Thomas Ricks, a thoroughly competent and kind hearted Captain.

Here in mingling with this company, she formed an acquaintance wit one of the Teamsters, a hansome young man, several years her Senior, who became her future husband, John White, having also been born in England June 24, 1835 of Isaac and Mary White and was baptized in his native Land by Levi Jeffries in his 9th Year and emigrated in due and located in North Ogden where he Married Eliza Brown, who bore him 3 children, Mary Eliza, Nov. 3, 1864; Sarah Jane, Dec. 5, 1866 and Ann L, June 10, 1869, the latter being born 4 months after her Fathers death which occurred at North Ogden, Feb. 11, 1869.

Hense her other wise arduous travels across the plains were made pleasurable by the joys that come to one in the experiences of love making, she being more or less associated with him during the journey, riding upon his wagon and partaking of his hospitality.

The company consisted of 75 heavily loaded wagons, each drawn by 6 steady oxen, carrying hundreds of light hearted Saints filled with fond anticipations upon reaching the "Promised Land," now only a thousand miles away, Instructions and propper rules of Order were regularly enforced, evening and morning devotions engaged in at the sound of the bugle and the order and system of circleing the wagons for protection was adhered to and when appropriate Dances and various other amusements were indulged in to break the monotony of the arduous days travel, which on the average only meant about 25 miles nearer their "haven of rest"

The line of travel lay for 300 miles along the Platt[e] River, which abounded with plenty of fish in the shallow pools as the river at that time was so low that they traveled much of the time in the River Bed, but for lack of salt and the hot weather but little of the fish could be used

Our Rations were one pound of meat per week and one pound of flour each day, with nothing else except River water, while great herds of buffalo were seen in the distance, providence did not favor us with any of their meat. Just prior to commencing the journey on the East slope of the Rocky Mountains, some sickness from Cholera was encountered, but through the blessings of the Lord and kind and attentive nursing, only one death occurred from that dread disease and the trip through the Mountains was greatly enjoyed, seeing many soldiers at Fort Laramie and Fort Bridger and numerous Indians along the rout and saw much Attractive scenery in the Mountains.

October 4, 1863 she reached Salt lake City, with the whole Company