Young, Anna Ross, [Autobiography], in Eleanor McAllister Hall,comp., The Book of Jared , 53.
My mother baked a lot of crackers before we started and we had some of them when we got in Salt Lake. They were made out of just flour, salt, and lard. They were rolled out and the dough pounded to make them light. We had never heard of baking powder or soda. We had yeast cakes that mother made before we left and she would make bread and bake it on step stones that had belonged to Jeff (McCullough).
When we had traveled about 100 miles, my father took the cholera and died. He was buried at Woodriver [Wood River] without a coffin. He was wrapped in a heavy quilt. His death occurred July 5, 1852. On the 8th of the same month my oldest brother died.
He said, "I want to be baptized before I die." Jeff McCullough baptized him. He died and was buried the next morning.
Our trip from then on was uneventful. We were about three months making the trip and arrived in Salt Lake the 23rd of Sept. 1852.