I was born April 16, 1858 in the Clarmont Buildings, Bathe, England, the daughter of John and Ellen Bailey Lamborn and the granddaughter of Ann Smith Bailey who was responsible for our coming to Utah and in whose home we resided for several years after our arrival.
My father, who was a mason by trade, died when I was six weeks old, leaving my widowed mother to care for her three remaining children, Edwin, Joseph, and me. Grandmother Bailey had come to Utah in 1854 or 1855 and she took my oldest brother, William, with her.
Our family continued to reside in Bathe until 1864, when plans were completed for us to join grandmother in Utah.
We left Bathe and traveled to Liverpool where we boarded the Hudson, the boat on which we came to America. We spent seven long weeks on the ocean, and several times the water was so rough that the dishes were scattered about the vessel. The ship was overloaded, and Mother was forced to throw many of her belongings that she was bringing with her, overboard.[p.193]
Our first serious mishap occurred to us while we were on a boat on the Missouri River. It was Sunday morning, and mother and I were attending Sabbath school, when the word came to us that my youngest brother Joseph, who was then eight years old, had gone to the kitchen on the boat and had fallen into a barrel of hot water. He was so seriously burned that when the ox team and covered wagon train left Omaha, Nebraska a few days later, mother had to walk and carry him on her back because he could not stand the pain incurred by the jolting wagons.
When we arrived in Salt Lake City, in October, mother's shoes were worn out and her feet were sore and bleeding from the endless days of walking. . . .[p. 194]
BIB: Murphy, Eliza Ann Lamborn, [Autobiographical Sketch], "Utah Pioneer Biographies," vol. 20, p. 193-194. (FHL)