a. President Joseph F. Smith
b. Tennessee Mission President Ben E. Rich
c. BrighamYoung’s daughter, Susa Young Gates
d. Apostle Brigham Young Jr.
(D) Elders heading east on a mission in 1857
Most are familiar with the fact that there were ten handcart companies that found their way to Utah from 1856-1860. What many people do not realize was there was an eleventh handcart company.
In the spring of 1857 a handcart company was organized to head east out of Salt Lake City. This company was comprised of missionaries leaving to their field of labor.
LeRoy R. Hafen and Ann W. Hafen, Handcarts to Zion: The Story of a Unique Western Migration, 1856-1860 (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1992).