Adair, Florence Ellen Fowler, History of Florence Ellen Fowler Adair. (Trail excerpt transcribed from "Pioneer History Collection" available at Pioneer Memorial Museum [Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum], Salt Lake City, Utah. Some restrictions apply.)
Oh how well I remember standing by the fire one night, father had just made to keep us warm, when in some way I stumbled and fell laying both of my little hands on the live coals, you can imagine how painful they were not having any modern ways to overcome pain. It made me very weak and I was carried or rode many a day in the wagon while the other little ones trudged along beside Mother and Aunt Martha.
There were fifty wagons in Bro. McArthur's Company. My Mother, Aunt Martha and all the children had to sleep in the wagon. Father and the driver slept on the ground regardless of the weather. Father contracted a severe cold which later developed into tuberculosis.
We arrived in Salt Lake City on Oct. 3rd, 1863 . . .