Taylor, Joseph E., [Interview], in "Utah Pioneer Biographies," 44 vols., 28:40-41.
Father bought a yoke of oxen and wagon to make the trip and we traveled alone going from Iowa to Council Bluffs and there we joined Captain Patterson's wagon train. Along the way we came to a bridge that had no side rails and mother wanted to get out of the wagon and walk across so she took my sister and I and we got out of the wagon, and all walked across the bridge. It was a good thing that we did too because the oxen decided to turn around right in the middle of the bridge and the wagon turned over and landed in the mud. It had to be taken all to pieces to get it upright again but there was no serious damage done. They put the mud side of the wagon cover on the outside and the next day it rained and washed all the mud off.
We arrived in Salt Lake City on September 4, 1863 and drove right to the tithing yard where we disbanded. The tithing yard was just south of the Salt Lake Theatre on the south west corner.