. . . Father and mother saved enough money to take us to Utah so on April 10, 1861, along with about 500 other Saints we sailed from England on the ship Manchester. The trip was very rough on account of stormy weather and we were on the water 27 days. One of my older sisters was so very sick all the way across the ocean, they thought sure that she would die and have to be buried at sea. However, she lived and after she came to Utah was married and raised a large family.
We arrived in Williamsburg where we stayed for 5 weeks, father working in a knitting factory while we were there. We then took [p.111] a train for Florence, Nebraska or what was then known as Winter Quarters. Here there were sixty-one wagons with ox teams that President Brigham Young had sent to meet us and bring us to Utah. Captain Horn was placed at the head of the company. . . . [p.112]
. . . When we arrived at Ogden, a brass band led by Mr. Sprague met us at Riverdale and played some lively tunes to cheer us up. We reached Ogden on September 15, 1861. At that time there were only three shingled houses in Ogden, Mr. Brown's, Walter Thompson's and the tabernacle. . . . [p.113]
BIB: Horsepool, Eliza Burdett, [Autobiography], Utah Pioneer Biographies, vol. 13, pp. 111-113. (FHL)