Barnes, William, Autobiographical sketch [ca. 1890], .
they left Liverpool in the spring and landed at Boston United States[.] they then traveled to Omaha and lay over in camp untill they got ready to start on their jouney across the plains[.] they trav[e]led with hand Carts across the plains and over the Rockey [Rocky] Mountains[.] My Brother George died on the way [three] Hun[d]red miles from Salt Lake City and left a wife and six Children the youngest only two month old having been born on the journey
they arrived in Salt Lake about the last of November in peril[ou]s condition suffering great hardship in their travels across the plains[.] they were mere skelleton when they arrived in Salt Lake City[.] one of the daughters had her toes [frozen] of[f] both feet[.] I had got a ho[me] ready for their arrival and every thing comfortable for them [o]n their [arrival.] by the Blessing of God I employ[e]d a doctor to attend to the girl whose toes were froze[.] [He had] to [cut] the toes all off[.] in time she [got] well that you could scarcely notice her lamness.