Larrabee, Caroline E. W. West, Autobiography of Caroline E. W. W. Larrabee a Utah Pioneer of 1862, 2-3. (Trail excerpt transcribed from "Pioneer History Collection" available at Pioneer Memorial Museum [Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum], Salt Lake City, Utah. Some restrictions apply.)
One night a little baby was born but did not live only a few hours and we laid her away by the wayside in a grave of rocks, and rocks piled on the top to keep the wolves off. The old lady King [Maria King] took care of her daughter-in-law. One night when they camped and went to the wagon the old lady had passed away, they laid her away, not long after that Sister King died and they laid her away on the plains. Bro. [James] King had no one only his sister left and we two little girls to care for. He sued [used] to take us to the creek and wash us all over when we got the cooties as the soldier's called them, on us, they said it was because we had camped where Indians had camped[.] I don't know if the grown people had them or not, I expect they did.
We left England in May and got to Utah in October.