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