Richfield, Sevier Co.
Dec. 27th, 1896

E G Rognon Esq

I am one that arrived in Salt Lake Valley, Sept 5th 1847, with my father, Parley P Pratt, and mother Sarah Houston Pratt, we crossed the Plains in Capt Peregrine Sessions Company of Emigrants. 

I became the wife of John Gardner in 1860, and have resided in Sevier County Utah, where my husband died last October, am now a widow with 12 children.

Julia Pratt Gardner

[Transcribed by Dick Grigg, Erin T. McAllister, Pat Bishop and Wally Parker; Feb. 2010]