Mr. Toombs' father came with his wife, 10 children and a brother's child from England. Mr. Toombs was a lad of 10 years. The name of the ship that they came in was Great Colorado. They were 14 days crossing, and during their trip over, they encountered a severe storm. The fury of the storm drove the ship back 100 miles. Finally the fires were put out in the boilers and sails were hoisted. The ship was driven by steam. Mr. Toombs was never seasick on the way over. Mr. Toombs' family met the company at Omaha, Nebraska and traveled by ox team across the plains. The family's destination was somewhere in Utah. The family were converts to the Mormon Church.
The leader of the company was John Doddle, who later moved up to Cache Valley, Utah. The company arrived in Salt Lake on Oct. 20, 1868. . . . [p.166]
BIB: Toombs, Joseph Moroni, [Interview], Utah Pioneer Biographies, vol. 28, p. 166. (FHL)