When Robert and Elizabeth Burton returned to their home after the Johnston’s army situation, they discovered that their house had been occupied while they were gone. Who set up residence in their home?
a. The Donner Party
c. Soldiers from Johnston’s army
d. One of Brigham Young’s wife and family
From the life of Sarah Wilkinson Buchanan: Sarah was born at Mt. Pisgah, Iowa, October 16, 1847. Her parents started across the Plains in the Silas Richards Company Wagon Train, July 10, 1849. While crossing the Plains her mother died and was buried in her feather tick along the way. After her death Sarah was taken by a family named Taylor.
She lived through the famine. They lived on herbs, which was mainly pig weeds. Once they ground some oats and made bread. Sarah got one biscuit: it was the first bread she had tasted for months. She said she would never forget how that bead scratched as she swallowed it; but it was the best and the sweetest she had ever eaten.
Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude, Daughters of Utah Pioneers: (International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers: 1998), 1:408.