Handcart Pioneers

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Many families have a tradition that their ancestry came to Utah in a handcart company. However, mormon handcart companies were only used between 1856 and 1860.

Handcart Company Captain Left
Florence
Individuals Died en route Arrived
 Salt Lake City
First Edmund Ellsworth 20 July 1856 274 13 26 Sep 1856
Second Daniel D. McArthur Jul 24 1856 221 7 26 Sep1856
Third
(Welsh)
Edward
Bunker
30 Jul 1856 320 < 7 2 Oct 1857
Fourth/Willie Company James G. Willie 17 Aug 1856 ~404
left Florence
68 9 Nov 1856
Fifth/Martin Edward Martin 27 Aug 1856 576 >145 30 Nov 1856
Sixth Israel Evans 20 Jun 1857 149 (0) 11 Sep1857
Seventh
Scandinavian
Christian Christiansen 7 Jul 1859 ~330 ~6 12 Sep 1859
Eighth George Rowley 9 Jun 1859 235 ~5 4 Sep 1859
Ninth Daniel Robinson 6 Jun 1860 233 1 27 Aug 1860
Tenth Oscar O. Stoddard 6 Jul 1860 124 0 24 Sep 1860