Sargent, George, [Court Testimony], Deseret Evening News, 18 Nov. 1889, 3.
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- William H. Dame Freight Train (1862)
testified—I reside at Hoytsville, Summit County; I crossed the plains in Wm. H. Dames company in 1862; we had 68 wagons; and left the Missouri River in August; Martin Wardell's team followed mine, his son and himself drove his team; never heard of any man of our train being killed; never heard of a man named Green in our train; never heard of Green being killed; there was a woman killed accidentally, by being run over with a wagon; there was no man killed, nor was there any robbery in our train while we were crossing. Never saw or heard of any men dressed in buckskin there, and I was one of the guards and took turns.
To Mr. Dickson—Our train was a goods train; there were not many passengers—probably 100 with the teamsters; Mark Surridge, Solomon Edwards, a man, named Bennett, and others whom I could name by thinking over the matter, were there; James Sanders, Reuben McBride, and John R. Young were there; never heard of one named Green; One man died shortly after we left the Missouri River; all but the woman who was killed and the man who died reached this city all right. The train was not divided during the last part of the trip; I am a Mormon.
To LeGrand Young—I do not remember the name of the man who died. He was sick when we started, and he died in a few days. He had some relatives with him.