"First Man Married in Utah Passes Away," Washington County News, 6 Nov. 1919, 1.
Charles Westover, Sr. was born at Licking, Ohio, Nov. 25, 1827, a son of Alexander and Electa Westover. His mother and brother joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and went to Winter Quarters, Charles accompanying them and being baptized into the Church at Winter Quarters by Apostle Erastus Snow in the spring of 1848. He crossed the plains in Capt Brigham Young's company and it was while crossing the plains that he met his first wife, Eliza Ann Haven, who was leading oxen when he first met her.
Mrs. Westover, whose memory is still very keen, relates what she considered the most exciting incident during the long toilsome journey, as follows. The company were encamped near the Platte river when a very large herd of buffalo, estimated at between four and five thousand came to the river to drink. The whole company were afraid that this vast number of animals might stamped in their direction and felt considerably relieved when they left. On arriving in Utah Mr. Westover settled in Great Salt Lake City.