Parry, Joseph, Autobiography, in Merlin Jones Stone, Genealogy of the Stone Family, 1890, 221.
They ware to come in Hand Carts.
This order had a depresing effect on real Estate. For all wanted to sell, and no one wanted to buy. I made my arengment with Evan Morgan to take me, and family to Utah the coming sumer and leave my property.
But a few days before I left one of the many who came their to buy gave me an offer of about one fifth its value, and I let it go at its own price.
Emeg to Utah 1852[.] I left for Utah about 1st July 1852 in the 13 company of that season. William Morgan Captain of company during our travel we had few cases of Chlorey, and severall deaths.
The Indians got away with some of our Horses and Cattle. We ware three months on the plains. We saw several heards of Buffalo, and killed severall for our use.
This trip was no pleasure trip. But a hard road to travel.
The Company arived at Salt Lake City on or about the 3 of Oct we arived hear without a cent of meanes of any kind except our clothing.
My uncle John Parry received us kindly and took us into his house, we stayed their a short time. Afterwards We went to live with my causen Caleb in a <log> room 14 ft square <we ware> nine in number. The acomadation was not very ample nore very extravegant for us to live for the next 5 months.