Smith, Joseph Daniel, Autobiographical sketch, 5-6.
I well remember my reflections in the evening after we were married. I commenced to consider what I had done and went off alone and poured out my heart to God, my Eternal Father, that he might assist me in the journey of life and that should children be born to us, that they might be healthy and strong. This blessing was granted me, for when we had 4 children the eldest being 8 years we had not known sickness in our family.
We arrived in Utah Sept 29, 1866, laying my Father in the grave at Wanship at the mouth of Silver Creek Canyon feeling blessed indeed that we had got this far to lay his body away upon the land which had been set apart and held in reserve for God's people to locate on. Arrived in S.L. Valley and camped in the church pasture.