It is now sixteen years since this biography was written. At that time my sources of information were easily available, and any matter needing to be verified, modified or supplemented, could have been attended with no trouble. The account could no doubt be edited to advantage, but that for me at this time is quite out of the question. I was delighted to write about "Uncle Marion" who, as my father's older and much-respected brother, had stood high in my estimation from childhood. I looked to him for safe counsel after the death of my father, and contacted him often by letter or by personal visits. In 1908, I traveled with him by team from Thompson's in Utah, through the San Juan country in Utah, New Mexico, and Colorado, and during every one of these important days, he taught many good things to remember. I was much interested in all that he had time and opportunity to tell me about; his experiences from the days of Winter Quarters through to Utah, to San Bernardino and back to Utah. Some of the items in this account are from what he told me. From his journals, most of them rather heavy books, I spent many of days taking huge stacks of notes. I went also through the forty-three volumes of his father's journals. He had written very much more than his father, although in fewer books. It would be unfair to him, and to the people of the Church, if his contributions to the building of Latter-day Zion were not published. That this will, at least to a degree, do justice to him and be an inspiration to others, is my sincere wish. Albert R. Lyman.