Henderson, Samuel Newton, Autobiographical sketch [n.d.], 1.
In the spring of 1847 we started with a company of Saints to the Great Salt Lake Valley. (Came with Daniel Spencer Company). I walked most of the way and drove loose cattle. I was barefooted and my feet got full of prickley pears and they were all of the next summer working out. Lots of them worked out of the tops of my feet. We arrived in Salt Lake City 12 Nov. 1847. I was nine years old then.