In the sixth year of my life my parents, who were Presbyterians, heard the gospel of Jesus Christ preached, by an Elder John Ander; and they were baptized by him in 1848, and in April 1850, my father got the spirit of the gathering and left his native land to come to Zion, to prepare a place for my mother and me to come too. He left us in Scotland. He sent for us in 1852. On Feb. 10th, 1852, we left our native land in the good ship Ellen Maria, with 369 other Saints. Our captain, was Isaac C. Haight, with George B. Walace as assistance. We landed in New Orleans on the 6th of April after being eight weeks on the sea in a sailing vessel. We had a severe storm of three days and we steerage passengers were fastened down under the hatches and not one allowed on deck until it was over. My 10th birthday was spent on the sea. After arriving at New Orleans we took a steamboat and sailed up the Mississippi River and a week later landed at St. Louis where we changed steamers and went up the Missouri River to Kansas City which took a week. Here were remained until the captain bought our tents and wagons. . . . [p.1]
A. O. Smoot was our captain and Christopher Langton his assistant . . .
. . .We arrived in Salt Lake City, the 3rd of Sept. 1852, with 31 wagons. . . . [p.2]
BIB: Sant, Margaret. Autobiography [LDS Church Archives, Ms 8237, reel 4, item #97, pp. 1- 2; Acc. #33439] (CHL)