January 29, 1854 to January 7, 1860. Starley records the baptism of himself, his wife and his elder daughter into the LDS Church in England. He preaches the gospel in neighboring communities before arriving in London. In 1854, the family sails to America on the Clara Wheeler, after several false starts due to the weather. Starley records the troubles of the journey, illnesses and many deaths, mainly among the children as well as religious meetings and activities. He also writes of the deaths of his wife and younger daughter while sailing up the Mississippi River. Starley stays in St. Louis in 1855 and farms while saving money for the journey west. He journeys from Atchison, Kansas to the Salt Lake Valley the following year. In 1858, he writes of his remarriage and organizing against Johnston's Army. As part of the organizations against Johnston's Army, Starley performs guard duty in Echo Canyon, Summit County, Utah. He later moves to Fillmore, Utah on a colonizing mission. |Journal entries starting at author's baptism, 29 January 1854, in Bolney, England, to Jan. 1860, at Fillmore, Utah. Author's genealogy (descendants) is listed.