We traded my place for a yoke of oxen and lived the winter and the next summer in a house owned by John R. Robison and used my oxen in helping to farm some land near. The next winter I returned to St. Louis and found employment with Mr. Kidd, a bachelor. In the spring returned to the Bluffs where Jacob Morris, a lone man having a good wagon, a yoke of oxen and two cows joined us and we fitted ourselves up comfortably and started for the Salt Lake Valley.
. . . . Capt. Woods had charge of our company (Co. No. 6) About a hundred wagons formed this company. I had a yoke of oxen and two cows when we reached Salt Lake Valley.