Greenhalgh, Thomas, Journal, in Corris Cram Brooksby, Journals of Thomas Greenhalgh Sr. (200-?), 129-30.
August 2nd. This morning we got ready to commence to cross the plains [from Wyoming, Nebraska]. We went about five miles the first day. We continued to increase till some days we went twenty miles or over. I was sick about one month. Our Mary was sick about a week. Margret Alice was sick for some time but all got well again. There were about twelve died on the way. A man was sick in the wagon next to us. He got killed. The wagon wheels ran over his body and burst him.[Note: Thomas Greenhalgh’s journal is too fragmented to follow so this account of his daughter, Mary Ann Greenhalgh, is used to describe the entry of the Greenhalgh family into Utah]
After reaching Utah, the first settlement we came to was Coalville at Silver Creek, a small village with a few buildings. We did not stop here, however, as our destination was Salt Lake City, where we arrived October 4, 1866.