Black, Susan Easton. Pioneers of 1847: A Sesquicentennial Remembrance. Provo, Utah: © 1980. Private donor.
Black, Susan Easton. Members of the Ellsworth and McArthur Handcart Companies of 1856. © 1982. Private donor.
Black, Susan Easton. Members of the Willie and Martin Handcart Companies of 1856: A Sesquicentennial Remembrance. Provo, Utah: © 1980. Private donor.
About LDS Pioneer and Handcart Companies, 1847-1856
This database contains an index of names and other details for groups of Mormon pioneers who traveled to Utah primarily in handcart companies.
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints first arrived in Utah in 1847 as they migrated west to escape persecution. As more immigrants came, the church turned to handcarts as a less expensive way for members to travel. Between 1856 and 1860, almost 3,000 people came to Utah in ten handcart companies. This database contains lists of handcart pioneers from four companies, as well as some immigrants who came to Utah earlier.
What You Can Find in These Records
This database contains an index of details on Utah pioneer immigrants extracted from various sources. Details on individuals vary, but you may find the following information:
- birth date and place
- christening date and place
- father’s name
- mother’s name
- marriage date and place
- spouse’s name
- death date and place