Redd, Lemuel Hardison, Autobiographical sketch, 1902, In Farozine R. Bryner collection.
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- Lemuel Hardison Redd
The family moved to the Great Salt Lake in 1850. Lemuel, who was now fourteen years of age, drove an ox team across the plains from St. Joe, Missouri. At this time the saints were visited with the cholera plague, Lemuel and his father both being attacked, but fortunately survived the dread disease.
The history of this well known exodus is familiar to all readers of history so it is unnecessary to tell details yet the impressions gained by seeing hundreds of the company buried along the roadside, by fearing the attack of the Indians, and by witnessing the stampeding of
millions thousands of excited buffalo which then covered the great plains, ever remained fresh in his memory, and served as charming stories for his children and grandchildren.
Captain Sessions' in whose company he travelled [Richard Sessions was a captain of fifty in the James Pace Company] arrived in Salt Lake in October of the same year.