Married Eliza Ann Bickmore (daughter of William and Christina Bickmore), who was born Jan. 29, 1830. Their children: Elijah b. Feb. 24, 1850; William b. April 17, 1854; Eliza Ann b. June 1, 1856, m. Manassah Barnes; James Carson b. March 21, 1858, m. Betsy Lowe March 1, 1883; Andrew b. Dec. 23, 1859, m. Susie Preece; Henry Heber b. March 11, 1862, m. Algena Poulsen; Joseph Smith b. Oct. 20, 1863, m. Phoebe Andersen Dec. 9, 1885. Family home Fort Herriman, Utah.
Served in Co. B, Mormon Battalion.
Holograph. 8 pp. 24.8 cm. HDC [LDS Church Archives] (d 5)
Born in 1826. Joined LDS Church, 1836. Teamster for Brigham Young, 1846. Served in Mormon Battalion, 1846-47. Account of trip to California, 1846. Spent time in hospital in San Diego, 1846-47. Worked at San Gabriel Mission, 1847-48. Relocated in Salt Lake Valley. After short time at farming, traveled east with herd of horses. Met Brigham Young on plains. Returned to Iowa to see family. ("After being gone over two years I felt I had landed once more on the shores of america.")