I Nephi having been born of goodly parents, therefore I make a record of my proceedings in my days. And it came to pass that the Lord commanded my father, even in a dream, that he should take his family and depart into the wilderness. And he departed into the wilderness, and traveled in the wilderness in the borders which are nearer the Red sea. (See Light From The Dust, Scott Facer Proctor & Maurine Jensen Proctor, Deseret Book 1993; Chapter 1)
And we did take our tents and depart across the river Laman and traveled for the space of four days, nearly a south-southeast direction keeping in the most fertile parts of the wilderness for the space of many days. 1st Nephi 1:1-2, 2:5
And we did again take our journey nearly eastward from that time forth.
And we did sojourn for the space of many, yea, even eight years in the wilderness.
And we did come to the land which we called Bountiful. And the Lord spake unto me, saying: Thou shalt construct a ship that I may carry thy people across these waters.1st Nephi 17:1-5
After I had finished the ship, according to the word of the Lord, after we had all gone down into the ship, we did put forth into the sea and were driven forth before the wind towards the promised land. And after we had sailed for the space of many days we did arrive at the promised land; and we went forth upon the land, and did pitch our tents; and we did call it the promised land. 1st Nephi 18:4-23
And it came to pass that he (Lehi) died, and was buried.
Behold, it came to pass that I, Nephi, did cry much unto the Lord my God, because of the anger of my brethren, for they did seek to take away my life.
And it came to pass that the Lord did warn me, that I, Nephi, should depart from them and flee into the wilderness, and all those who would go with me. And all those who would go with me were those who believed in the warnings and the revelations of God; wherefore, they did hearken unto my words.
And we did take our tents and whatsoever things were possible for us, and did journey in the wilderness for the space of many days. And after we had journeyed for the space of many days we did pitch our tents. And my people would that we should call the name of the place Nephi; wherefore, we did call it Nephi. 2nd Nephi 4:12, 5:1-7 (Naming cities after the name of the person who first possessed them was a Nephite custom – see Alma 8:7)
And thirty years had passed away from the time we left Jerusalem. And it came to pass that Nephi died. Jacob 1:12
Behold, I am Amaleki, the son of Abinadom. Behold, I will speak unto you somewhat concerning Mosiah, who was make king over the land of Zarahemla; for behold, he being warned of the Lord that he should flee out of the land of Nephi, and as many as would hearken unto the voice of the Lord should also depart out of the land with him, into the wilderness. (Abinadom was the son of Chemish who was the brother of Amoron who was the son of Omni who was the son of Jarom who was the son of Enos who was the son of Jacob who was the son of Lehi)
And it came to pass that he did according as the Lord had commanded him. And they departed out of the land into the wilderness, as many as would hearken unto the voice of the Lord; and they were led by many preachings and prophesyings. And they were admonished continually by the word of God; and they were led by the power of his arm, through the wilderness, until they came down into the land which is called the land of Zarahemla.
And they discovered a people, who were called the people of Zarahemla. Now, there was great rejoicing among the people of Zarahemla; and also Zarahemla did rejoice exceedingly, because the Lord had sent the people of Mosiah with the plates of brass which contained the record of the Jews. Behold, it came to pass that Mosiah discovered that the people of Zarahemla came out from Jerusalem at the time that Zedekiah, king of Judah, was carried away captive into Babylon.
And they journeyed in the wilderness, and were brought by the hand of the Lord across the great waters, into the land where Mosiah discovered them; and they had dwelt there from that time forth. Omni 1:12-16 (The Mulekites settled and stayed generally where they had landed)
Behold, I Amaleki was born in the days of Mosiah; and I have lived to see his death; and Benjamin, his son, reigneth in his stead.
And behold, I have seen, in the days of King Benjamin, a serious war and much bloodshed between the Nephites and the Lamanites. But behold, the Nephites did obtain much advantage over them; yea, insomuch that King Benjamin did drive them out of the land of Zarahemla.
And now I would speak somewhat concerning a certain number who went up into the wilderness to return to the land of Nephi; for there was a large number who were desirous to possess the land of their inheritance and I, Amaleki, had a brother, who also went with them; and I have not since known concerning them. Omni: 23, 27