Thursday, March 26  - Took train for Liverpool. Arrived at one-half past 3. Embarked for Boston on board the packet ship George Washington in company with 816 passengers presided over by Elder James Parks [Park] with Brothers Dana and Martin his counselors. We had a pleasant voyage of 23 days, after which we landed at Boston. My little son was blessed by President Parks [Park] and named Josepth [Joseph]. Took train for New York and arrived there on 23rd of April in good health and spirits.
____, July 7 - Appointed by President Appleby and Clinton to preside over the New York Branch.
____, November 6 - Elder Stenhouse received an appointment from President Young to take charge of the Eastern Mission as Elders Appleby and Clinton were released and on their way to Utah.
Tuesday, April 26, 1859 - My wife, Mary, was safely delivered of a daughter.
May 17 - Left New York for Florence - arrived in Albany on the next day.
May 28 - Arrived in Florence.
June 5 - My daughter was blessed by Elder Cannon and called Eliza.
July 31 - My daughter, Mary, being eight years old was baptized by Elder Hodges.
July 6 - Had the privilege to emigrate with the handcart company [Oscar O. Stoddard according to Genealogical Society Records] through Brothers Coward and De LaMere using their influence with Brother G. [George Q.] Cannon.
September 24 - Arrived in Salt Lake City after a pleasant journey across the plains. [p.18]
BIB: Kerby, Francis. Journal (Microfilm transcript, Ms 8058), p. 18. (CHL)