Humpherys, George, Autobiographical sketch, 9.
In the Spring of 1864 I was Called to go to the Mousoura [Missouri] River for Emegrants, we went to a Small place Called Wyoming[.] There
next day we see them going around with a big smile and whistleng. We stayed there for about 6 weeks waiting for the saints to come up the River, the next morning after they came I saw one that I thought I knew, and ask her if her name was not Eaton? she [Zillah Wain Eaton] said it was, and when I told her I was the son of Thomas Humpherys from Mansfield, and I had been to her home many times, I thought she would hug me to deth (if it had been her youngest Daughter I would of liked it much better).
We soon left Wyoming for home, I injoyed the trip first rate, Bro. Joseph Rollins [Rawlins] of Draper was our Captin, and I would not care to work under a better man. he was loved by all both teamsters & Emegrants, We had a lovely time coming home, maby it was on account of knowing Sister Eaton's youngest Daughter that I had so good a time.
We arrived in Salt Lake 20 September and left for Springville the same day, we arrived there on the 23rd. Before leaving for Wyoming I wanted to go to Bear Lake Valley, for I had heard that was a fine place, but when I got home I'd forgotten all about Bear Lake but the Folks were all ready to go, so My Brother John, Wife & two Children, My Brother Samuel, My Wife, and I, in Company with John Bird left for Bear Lake (I forgot to say I was married to Sarah Ann Eaton 9 October 1864) When I saw the Valley I wanted to go back, but John didn't, Sam was willing to do ether go, or stay, so we finaly concluded to stay.
The following Spring I left for Springville with a Brother from Benington, on Snow shoes, we arrived at Logan, the 2nd day, Ogden, the 4th and at my Sister Sarah Burbage in Salt Lake the next day, tired out. I remained there 4 or 5 days then went to Springville. this was in 1865 the far part of March. Mother was pleased to see me.