A. H. Patterson Emigrating Company, Journal, 1863 June-Sept.
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Journal of an Independent Emigration Company bound for Utah Territory organized at Florence N. T. by Elder F. Little superintendent of the Church emigration at the before mentioned Place.
June 28th 1863 The number of teams &c. will be given in this at a future time as several are expected to be added before we reach Fremont.
The officers of the company are as follows,
Elder A. H. Patterson from Payson city Captain
Elder John Stock from G. S. Lake City, Chaplain
Elder Warren Hancock from Payson City Sergt. of the guard
Elder Martin Zyderlaan from G. S. Lake City Clerk
Mon June 29th Started from Florence, then, numbering 33 teams, traveled 5 miles and camped at Little Pappillion, good feed, little wood, weather fair
Tue 30th Had a severe Thunder Storm accompanied by much rain in the morning, Started in the afternoon, traveled 8 miles and camped at Ranche No. 1, good feed, no wood, weather damp.
Wed July 1st Started, traveled 8 miles and camped half a mile beyond Elkhorn bridge, good camping place.
Thurs 2nd Traveled 14 miles and camped one mile beyond Fremont along Platt[e] river, a good camping place. Weather Warm. 17 more teams had joined which makes its total number 50. At this camping place I made out the required list which was sent by mail to President F. Little, to be forwarded to President B. Young. to be published in the Deseret News which was as follows. [blank space] fifthy teams as before mentioned and the officers, then the rest of the people belonging to the company which are as follows.
Joseph Zundal [Zundell]
F. M. Keel
W[illia]m Cloward from Payson City, Utah.
Ann Fotheringham, and two children
David M. Taylor, and two, children
Magaret [Margaret Kirkman] Green, and five children
James Green, Emelia [Amelia Jane Stewart Legg Green] his wife, and one child
Richard Legg [or Legt]
Ann [Toan] Swift, and Eight children
Elizabeth [Curtis] Short, and four
David [Alexander] Mitchell [II], Christiana [Gertruijda Cornelia Clagnette], his wife, and three children, from the Eastern Province, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.
Amasa Scovill, Sarah [Comstock Ballon], his wife
Leroy Scovill[,] Aduline [Adaline Ballou], his wife, and four children, from Washtinam co. Michigan.
James Grey, Sarah, his wife, and two children
John Woodhead, from Canada (West) British America
Alfred Bennet[t], Lucy, his wife, and two children
Wm. Phipps, Lidia [Lydia] Ann, his wife, and one child
Jefferson Cop[e]land, Louisa, his wife, and two children
Andrew J. Hall, Nancy, his wife, and five children
Albert Brown, Sarah [Campbell], his wife, and six children
Jane [Copeland] Howell, James, her son, and Rosina [Rosannah Monk]
J. W. [Garrett Walls] Mikesell, Ruth [Cunningham], his wife, and six childrenJohn [Cunningham] Mikesell, Sarah [Elizabeth Skinner], his wife and one child, from Pottawattamie Co. Iowa.
Joseph Taylor, Elizabeth [Mary Collier], his wife, and three children
Henry Greyham, from Johnson Co. Iowa.
Wm. Oglesby from Cook Co. Ills [Illinois].
Wm. [William Parker] Brown, Mary [Ann Blanchard], his wife, and seven children
Charles [Rogers] Morgan, Ann [Maria Delahay], his wife, and One child, [Mary] from St. Louis, MO.
John Burrows, from Nottingham Shire, England.
Ester [Horton] Del[a]hay, from St. Louis Mo.
John R. King, Hannah, his wife, and five children, from Portage Co. Ohio.
Elothe Jane his wife and one child from Pottawattamie,
John Williams, Arminta [Elizabeth Griffith], his wife, and One child from Calhoun Co. Ills.
Adam Lightner, Mary E. [Mary Elizabeth Rollins] his wife, and five children, from Dacota [Dakota] Co. Min[n]isota.
Edwin Bingham, from Minersville, Be[a]ver Co. Utah
Elizabeth [or Eliza] Gilbert, from Dacota Co. Minisota [Minnesota].
Roberts Chatrine [Catherine]. from Calhoun Co Ills. [Illinois]
Bensemin [Benjamin] R. H[o]ulse. from Pinto Creek, Iron Co. Ut[ah].
James Low. from Bever Co. Utah
Joseph Wrigley, from American fork Utah Co. Utah
James Brooks, Mathilda his wife and six children, from Story Co. Iowa.
Delorama [or Delorma] Parish
Lucinda [Rosinda] Landon from Pottawattamie Co. Iowa
Alfred Beebe, from Farmington, Utah
Charlotte Evans, from Shropshire[,] England.
A.C. Dufrander [Dufvander or Dufuander]
A[Anders]. Lindberg, Bengta his wife, and two children
A[nders]. [Nilsson] Transtrom
A[Anders]. Bergren [or Berggreen], Han[n]a[h], his wife, and three children
N[ils]. Nillson [Nilsson], Karna [Hansson], his wife, and four children
P[ehr]. Nillson [Nelson], Bengta his wife and four children
P[ehr]. Lars[s]on, Suilja [Cecelia Martenson], his wife, and four children from Sweden. Europe
G[eorge]. Frandsen, from Mount Pleasant, Sanpete [San Pete], Utah
A. Hansen from G.S. Lake City, Utah.
Fri July 3rd Traveled 12 miles and camped for noon at the North Bend of the Platt[e] River, again Started, traveled 6 miles and camped on the Platt again[.] good feed. little wood, Weather fair.
Sat 4th Started at 7 A M. traveled 10 Miles camped for noon, good feed, but no water for the cattle, Again started traveled 8 miles and camped on Balding's Ranche alongside the Platt river, a good camping place, weather fair.
Sun 5th Traveled 9 miles then crossed the Loup Fork with the ferryboat at $0.55 per wagon, camped for the night on the other side of the stream, good feed, weather fair.
Mon 6th Traveled 10 miles and camped for noon at the Platt River, good feed. Again started, traveled miles and camped at the Platt again, a good camping place, weather warm.
Tue 7th Traveled 9 miles and camped for noon at the Platt river. again started traveled 4 miles and camped at the Platt again, good feed, Weather very warm during the day.
Wed 8th Traveled 12 miles
Thur July 9th Traveled 12 miles, camped for noon on Shoemaker's Ranche. Again Started traveled 4 miles and camped at the Platt river—good camping place, weather was very warm during the day.
Fri 10th Traveled 8 miles and camped for noon at a Fork of the Platt river, good feed. Again started traveled 8 miles and camped at Wood River, good camping place. Weather fair
Sat 11th Traveled 16 miles and camped for night at Wood River Centre, grass rather short, weather pleasant.
Sun 12th traveled 7 miles, camped for noon at Nebraska centre. Again started traveled 13 miles and camped at the Platt river, good feed, little wood, weather fair.
13th Before starting every accountable person was called by the captain to assemble at the centre of the corrall, which call was obeyed. the business of this meeting was to get up a collection to get the Captain a horse for the Use of the Company, this matter was put to a vote by the Chaplain and was carried Unanimously, it was to be collected by myself. After this meeting we started, traveled <10 miles> and camped for noon at a Slough, good feed, wood, and water. Again started, traveled 8 miles and camped for night at Elm Creek, good feed, wood plentiful, Weather fair. Twelve more teams had joined the company since we left Fremont. The individuals belonging to this wagon's are as follows.
R[ichard]. A[lexander]. Beard [Baird] from G.S. Lake City, Utah. Mathilda his mother, and two more of her sons from Doniphan Co. Kansas
Frederick Rich from G. S. Lake City Utah[.] Margaret Rich, his wife, and Eight children, and John Knoble, his father in law, from Lafeyet [Lafayette] Co. Wisconsin.
Loren [Elias] Bassett, Huldah [Dimrus Vaughn], his wife, and 3 children, Harmon his son, Magaret, his wife, and two children from Mills Co. Iowa.
James and Henry, Chamberlain from Centreville [Centerville] Davis Co. Utah
W[illia]m D. Johnson Sr. and W[illia]m D [Jr.] his son
W[illia]m. [Waldemar] Selck, from Copenhagen, Denemark [Denmark].
John, Bottomly, from Lafeyet Co. Wisco
14th Took Elder Joseph W Youngs cutt off, traveled 16 miles, and camped at the Platt River for night, good feed, Weather cool and pleasant.
List of the donations towards purchasing a horse for the use of the company
James Brooks $2.00
John R. King 1.25
James Howell .50
Leroy Scovill 2.00
R. A. Beard [Baird] 1.00
C. Morgan 1.00
A. Scovill 10.00
A. Millar 1.00
Wm. Phipps 2.00
L. Bassett 1.00
J. Copland 2.00
James Grey 2.00
Sarah Grey 3.00
Elizabeth Grey 1.00
Harriette Grey 1.00
J. Hall 6.00
Ann Fotheringham 7.00
Wm. Oglesby 0.65
J. Parish 0.50
Wm. Brown 6.00
Geo. Green $0.50
Margaret Green 1.00
Ann Swift 0.75
H. Greyham 0.25
James Green 1.00
P. Nillson 1.00
N. Nillson 1.60
P. Larsson 0.50
P. Lindberg 2.50
Wm. Johnson 5.00
J. Chamberlain 0.70
H. Chamberlain 0.55
A. Transtrom 2.00
G. H. Williams 0.50
Elizabeth Gilbert 1.00
A. Bergren 0.20
Total Amt. $ 69.95
Edwin Bingham 3.50
Total Amt $ 73.45
July 15th Traveled 12 miles, nooned along side of the Platt river. Again started, traveled 7 miles and camped for night at the Platt river again, good feed, and wood, Weather cold and cloudy.
Thur 16th Traveled 12 miles, and nooned at the Platt river. Again started, traveled 8 miles, and camped for night at the Platt again, good feed, weather cloudy
17th Traveled 8 miles and camped at Skunck [Skunk] Creek, Staid at this place over night on account of having to make a new axle tree in Bro. Brooks wagon which got broke, which was accomplished by Bro. Rich the wagonmaker for the company, which calling exempted him from all campe duties except asembling for prayer, the job being done in time caused us to start again and traveled an other 8 miles, and camped at the Pawnee's [Pawnee] Spring[.] had a light thunderstorm during the night.
18th Traveled 10 miles, and nooned at the Platt River, good feed, no wood. Again started traveled 8 miles, and camped for night at the Platt again, good feed, wood scarce. Weather showery during the night.
19th Traveled 10 miles, and nooned on the other side of the North Bluff Fork of the Platt river. Again Started, and traveled over the Bluffs, 4 miles and camped
July 20th Traveled 5 miles, and nooned at Bluff Creek
Again Started, traveled 7½ miles, and camped at the Platt river, good feed, had a light thunderstorm in the day time.
21st Traveled 8 miles over considerable sandy road, nooned at the Platt river, good feed. Again started, traveled 10 miles, and camped at the Platt again, good feed, weather fair.
22nd traveled 10 miles
July 23rd Traveled 5 miles, passed over the heaviest Sandy ridge. Emelia [Amelia] daughter of David and Christiana Mitchell, age One year, two months, and eleven days, died of inflamation in the bowells. died at 7½ O Clock A.M. This babe was buried 5 miles from last camping place, and about 7 miles below Ash Hollow, on the north side of the Platt river, Close to the two forks of the road, one leads to the river, and the other along the foot of the Bluff to avoid the Slough, Camped at this place over night on account of a thunder storm, good feed.
24th Traveled 9 miles, and camped for noon at Castle or quicksand Creek. At this place were some of the Valley teamsters Stationed, taking care of Cattle[,] flour &c &c from the different companies that started from Utah last spring, except Captain Murdock's whose company is about 30 miles ahead of us on their return to Utah. Again Started and traveled 6 miles, and camped for night at the Platt river. It being the 24th of July a Social party was held after supper was over, and all that felt like it enjoyed themselves in the dance till about midnight, the best of order was observed.
July 25 Traveled 11 miles on Elder Joseph W. Youngs Cutoff, and camped for night at the Platt river. Brother Richs wagon had an thimble skein axle tree broke[.] a new one was put in in the afternoon[.] had a thunder Storm in the afternoon, good feed.
Sun 26th Traveled a half mile beyond Crabb Creek Crossing[.] distance, 10 miles, feed poorly, Again Started, traveled 9
27th Traveled 10
The third one is a Black and white, line back, white tail, and a brand on the left side similar to a heart. The fourth is a brindle, marked J.S.M. on the left horn
28th Traveled 8 miles and nooned at the Platt river, good feed. Again Started, and traveled 11 miles, camped for night along the Platt again, two miles below Chimney rock, feed good, weather fair.
Wed 29th Traveled 12 miles, nooned at the Platt river, Again Started traveled 6 miles and camped for night at the Platt again two miles below Scott's Bluffs [Scotts Bluff], good feed, weather warm during the day.
30th Traveled 10 miles, nooned at a Creek. Again started, traveled 6 miles and camped for night at the Platt river, good feed, weather fair.
July 31st Traveled 8 miles, nooned at Sloan's Point, feed rather dry. Again Started, traveled 6 mile's
Augst. 1rst Traveled 9 miles, nooned at the Platt river. Again started, traveled 5 miles and camped for night at the Platt again. feed dry, weather fair. A Strayed ox of Captain Murdock's train was redeemed by our captain of a mountaineer, Stationed oppesite Bovie Branch, by paying $10.00. Captain Murdock left word with this mountaineer for Capt. Patterson to redeem the ox if found. the description of the ox is a light red, branded H on the left side, fore head partly white, and a white belly
2nd traveled 4 miles, crossed the Platt river oppesite Ft. Laramie by fording, and nooned 5 miles beyond Laramie at the Platt river. Again started, traveled 6 miles and camped at the Platt again for the night, feed midling, weather Cloudy.
3rd Traveled 14 miles, and camped for night at the Cottonwood Spring, the cattle were drove 1½ below the camp on the other side of the Platt river where they done well. Weather fair.
4th Traveled 12 miles, nooned at Horse Shoe Creek, good feed, wood handy to get, weather fair. Again started, traveled 11 miles and camped at the Platt river for the night, midling feed, Weather Cloudy
5th Traveled 8 miles, crossed the Platt by fording it and camped for the night a little ways above the crossing. good feed, wood, weather fair
6th Traveled 13 miles, nooned at the Platt river[.] during this travel the little male Child called Heber about thirteen months old
Augst. 7th One ox of Bro. Wm. Brown and a cow of Mr. Andrew J. Hall died during the night[,] decease not known. traveled 10 miles[.] nooned at the Platt river. Again started[.] traveled 11 miles and camped for night at the Platt again[.] feed dry, weather fair.
8th Sr. Ann Fotheringham and bro. Wm. Phipps lost one ox each by the same unknown decease during the past night. In the morning before starting Mr, D[avid]. M. Taylor a fault finding disposition person especially when his turn came to guard the cattle which it fell his lot to be on
9th Traveled 9 miles[.] nooned at the Platt river. Again started[.] traveled 7 miles and camped for night at Big Island, good place for camping, Weather fair[.] Bro E[dwin]. Bingham, and Mr. Leroy Scovill lost an ox each by the same before mentioned decease.
10th Bro N[ils] Nillsson's [Nilsson's] cow died during the past night[.] Traveled 7 miles crossed
11th A cow of Bro Beard [Richard Alexander Baird], one ox of Bro [Frederick] Rich and one ox of Mr. Amasa Scovill were found dead this morning. Made one drive of 21 miles to get out of the way of a Gentile train bound for [Ban.ck] City. Camped at Fish Creek[.] feed midling[.] weather fair
12th Traveled 9 miles. nooned at Greeswood [Greasewood] Creek[.] good feed. Again started, traveled 4 miles and camped on Sweetwater, good feed, weather fair. A cow died this day of Bro. Albert Brown
Augst. 13th Traveled 10 miles, nooned at Devils Gate. Again started, traveled 10 miles and camped for night at Sweetwater, good feed across the river, weather fair[.] one ox of
14th Traveled 13 miles and camped at the Sweetwater[.] Laid by the remainder of the day to shoe oxen
15th Traveled 10 miles, nooned at Sweetwater[.] Again started, traveled 5 miles and camped for night at Sweetwater again. good feed. weather fair[.] One ox of Mr. A[lfred]. Bennett died during this day
16th Traveled 8 miles, nooned, had a dry camp. Again started[.] traveled 6 miles and camped for night at a spring[.] feed scant, weather windy.
17th Traveled 5 miles, watered cattle in Salaratus Creek after which drove 3 miles more and nooned[.] had a dry camp. Again started traveled 5 miles and camped for night in Antelope Hollow. feed midling[,] water Scarce[,] Weather Stormy[.] Bro. Wm. D. Johnson lost one ox by death and Mr. A[ndrew]. J. Hall lost a bull by straying off[.] This bull was sick at the time with the same Plague or decease of which the cattle died this Summer on the plains[.] This decease is something similar to the Bloody Murren, with the exception that they swell tremendious soon after death.
Augst. 18th traveled 12 miles and camped at Sweetwater P.M. Shoeing of cattle, hunting and repairing of wagons took place[.] Bro. W[arren]. Hancock killed an Antelope[.] Mr. D[avic].M. Taylor and Bro Joseph Zundal [Zundell] killed one yesterday[.] Bro. Wm. Cloward, A[lexander]. Millar.[,]Geo. Cunningham and Joseph Wrigley left the company and went ahead anxious to get home. the two former, had an ox team each, and the two latter ones, One in partnership, which they took with them.
19th Traveled 10 miles[.] nooned at Sweetwater. Again started, traveled 8 miles, and camped for night at the Sweetwater again, good feed, weather pleasant. one ox died of Bro Cop[e]land
Augst. 21st Traveled 10 miles, nooned at the little Sandy[.] Sr. Ann Swift, a woman weighing about 250 lbs tried to get out of the front of the wagon without asking her driver to stop
t the team. She fell, the front wheel runned over her head and back, the driver stopt the team at the moment, and reproved her for not telling him to stop the team while she get out of the wagon. her head and back were slightly injured nothing seriously.
22nd Traveled 10 miles, nooned at the Big Sandy. Again Started, traveled 8 miles and camped for night at the same creek, feed midling, weather pleasant, Bro. J Copland's cow died
23rd Traveled 9 miles, nooned at the Bigg [Big] Sandy. Again Started[.] traveled 7 miles[.] crossed Green river, and camped for night[.] feed midling, weather cold and stormy
24th traveled 11 miles, nooned, dry camp, Again started[.] traveled 13 miles and camped for night at Granger's Station, at Ham's Fork, feed midling, weather fair
25th A.M. before starting every male native or foreign from the age of 18 year's and upwards took the Oath of alegiance to the Government of the U. S. of America, as per General Order No. 25 (current series,) before Lieut. Cornall Commander of the U.S. troops stationed there[.] this officer acted very gentlemanly. Before we took the oath we gived three cheers for the Constitution of the U S. of America. Traveled 13 miles and camped for night at Black's Fork[.] good feed weather fair.
26th traveled 7 miles[.] nooned on Black's Fork. Again started, traveled 8 miles and camped for night at Black's Fork again, feed midling, weather fair.
27th Traveled 10 miles[.] nooned about 4 miles beyond Ft. Bridger, where we had to show our certificate who had taking the oath &c at Granger's Station. Again started, traveled 6 miles and camped for night at Little Muddy. good feed, weather fair. Sr. Swift got entirely well
28th Traveled 11 miles and camped for night on Quacking [Quaking] Asp[en] Hill, good feed, water, weather fair
29th traveled 8 miles[.] nooned at Sulpher [Sulphur] Creek. Again Started, traveled 6 miles and camped at a Branch of Yellow Creek, good feed, weather
30 made one drive of 11 miles and camped at Cache Cave Creek, oppesite the Cave, good feed, weather pleasant, At the usual evening meeting I read the Donation list of horse at which meeting without an oppesite vote the horse was giving to the Captain
August 31st Traveled 12 miles, nooned in Echo Kanyon [Canyon]. Again Started, traveled 7 miles and camped for night in the same, good feed, weather fair
Sept. 1rst Traveled 9 miles[.] nooned at Grass Creek[.] Again Started, traveled 6 miles and camped for night at Weber Settlement, two miles beyond Hoit's Mill, good feed[.] weather showery during the night
2nd Traveled 8 miles, nooned in Silver creek Kanyon [Canyon]. Again Started, traveled 6 miles and camped for night on Parley's Park, good feed[.] weather rainy during the night
3rd made one drive of 13 miles and camped in Parley's Kanyon [Canyon]. good feed. At this camp the captain made a settlement with the individuals who paid in the blankets for the four oxen that were bought of the indians. (for particulars see July 27th.) except with Elizabeth Short who was willing to wait until she got into the city.
Augst. [September] 4th. traveled about 12 mile's which brought us safely on the Eight Ward Square, where an other settlement took place between Captain Patterson and the parties that paid the blankets for the before mentioned oxen before Bishop Hunter and Elder J.C. Little where any requisite information can be obtained, as I was not present when this settlement took place
Clerk of the Company