Book of the generations of Jacob Gibson, 1849-1881, 43-45, 76-77.
I got one yoke of cattle one yoke of cows[.] Hyerd [hired] a good yoke from Bishop Hunter[.] Starting with abt 20 Hundred or in the company of capt Morcon in the ten of capt [George Bryant] Gar[d]ner traveling till past ft Kerny [Kearney.] my team falling in consequence of my ten Leaving the company and traveling farther than we aught[.] I concluded if the ten continued to run ahead I would have to hold up[.] spoke abt it to no affect finely I held up the Ballance of the company with friend foster with them whome I had to help over the river as he had Lost his money and othe[r] thing[s] that I have not time to mention[.] So f[o]r me on the Planes to do the best I could or Perish he having a good team and to Spair if rightly managed I held up ontill Elder Woodruff company came along[.] I wea..to Join Elder [Edson] Whipples division[.] Br. W.[oodruff] requested me to travle with him or in his division[.] I aggreed to do so but had a hard time as thay traveled as much to Slow as the others to fast for me[.] he had a train of Goods green cattle and Green drivers[.] made slow work [- - - - -] so many Brake down[.] all on the road Behind cot [caught] up and past us and we ware abt 17 weeks When 13 was plenty[.] our provisions wore Just out[.] the Last morning our Breckfast being all we had[.] we got in to the vally on 14 of Octobr glad and thankfull to God
Bo[ugh]t a wagon and 2 [...] horses[.] we made a start from florence[.] some 13 teams under the predecy [Presidency] of Br Horace Eldr[ed]ge. got threw safe after a hard tug travling late and early walkin all the way ovler [over] some one hund[r]ed and 50 mile[.] Got home poor in health worn out Pennyless[.] found Salt Lake deserted but the war ove[r] and the people about to return home[.] my famly had gone to Sanpite [Sanpete] South