Gibson, William. Journals, 1841-1874, fd. 2, p. 42.
. . . .after staying a day or two [in New York] the company went on to Florence,
where the teams & waggons were to start from to cross the Plains, here I parted from Sister Hazell who crossed in Captain Duncans Company while I after a day or two started in the company of Captain John Murdock now Bishop of Beaver[.] he was very kind to me on the journey & we had a very pleasant time in crossing the plains & got to Salt Lake City about the middle of September 1862