"THE ELLEN MARIA cleared on the seventh, but owing to adverse winds did not put to sea until the tenth, of February. Her entire complement was made up of the Saints' company, and consisted of three hundred and sixty-nine souls, one of which was born during the detention; both mother and child were remarkably comfortable at the date of departure. . . .
. . . With this company we are called upon to part with Elders J. D. Ross, Glaud Rodger, Haden W. Church, J. W. Johnson, Henry Evans, and Lewis Robbins -- all presidents of conferences from this important field. . . ."
MS, 14:5 (March 1, 1852), p.72
"By letter from Elder Isaac C. Haight, we learn that the Ellen Maria arrived at New Orleans on the 7th of April, after a very pleasant and prosperous voyage. There were three births, four marriages, and one death, (Sister Rolph, aged 89 years, of diarrhea,) during the voyage. Captain Whitmore is spoken of as a very kindhearted and considerate man."
MS, 14:13 (May 22, 1852), p.202
"FIFTY-SEVENTH COMPANY. -- Ellen Maria, 369 souls. The ship Ellen Maria which the year previous had brought a company of Saints safely across the Atlantic, was again chartered by the presidency at Liverpool to bring another company to New Orleans; and on the seventh of February, 1852, she cleared, but owing to adverse winds, did not put to sea until the tenth of February. Her entire complement was made up of Saints, numbering three hundred and sixty-nine souls; one of which was born during the detention. (Both mother and child were remarkably comfortable at the date of departure.) Among those who sailed with this company were a number of prominent Americans and native elders who had performed efficient missionary work in the British Isles, such as James D. Ross, Gland Rodger, Haden W. Church, J. W. Johnson, Henry Evans and Louis Robbins; these brethren had all acted as presidents of the conferences.
Elder Isaac C. Haight, an American elder, was an appointed president of the company, which included one hundred and eighty-two P. [Perpetual] E. [Emigration] Fund emigrants.
After a very pleasant and prosperous voyage, the Ellen Maria arrived at New Orleans on the seventh of April. There were three births, four marriages and one death during the voyage. The person who died was a Sister Rolph, aged eighty nine years.
Captain Whitmore, as a very kind and considerate man, treated the emigrants with all due respect and consideration.
From New Orleans the journey was continued by a river steamer to St. Louis, Missouri, where the company was met by Abraham O. Smoot, who acted as agent for the P. E. Fund Company, and who purchased supplies for the Saints who emigrated to Utah through the agency of that company, to make the overland journey with.
After co-operating with Elder Smoot in this connection according to instructions, Elder Issac C. Haight, who had led the company to St. Louis, returned to England, and
Elder Smoot conducted the emigrants to Council Bluffs, and subsequently lead the first British company of P. E. Fund emigrants across the plains, consisting of those who had crossed the Atlantic in both the Kennebec and Ellen Maria."
Cont., 13:9 (July 1892), pp.414-15
"Tues. 10. [Feb. 1852] . . . The ship Ellen Maria sailed from Liverpool, England, with 369 Saints, under the direction of Isaac C. Haight. It arrived in New Orleans April 6th."