Burbank, Daniel M., Autobiography, 1863, 47-48.
. . .so we started into the Wilderness West leaving our farms houses[,] orchids [orchards] and Temple and got Nothing for all our Labors[.] many vary Poor and destitute for the Cumferts of life yet We must go on or Be Killed[.] yes utterly Distroyed as Trusting in God we Draged a long till we got into the Valley of the Grate [Great] Salt Lake the lard [Lord] Ruling and over Ruling for our Good and Safety in all things Both in spirit and temporal as our surcum Stance [circumstance] Stood in need. . . .then on to the Bluffs or a plase called Kanes Ville [Kanesville], heare I lived on Indian Creeke and Was Bishop for sum tim[.] then North 60 miles thare takeing Charg of the Church afares till in the yeare of 1852 started West for Salt Lake[.] When on the planes
My Wife Abigail dide leaveing me With 4 Children one Boy and three Gearls so in October the seventh in 1852 I landed With my famley in the City of Grate Salt Lake