Members of the Willie and Martin Handcart Companies of 1856
The database presents vital records of the Willie and Martin Handcart Companies of 1856. It is alphabetically organized by surname. The method of emigrating the Saints to the Salt Lake Valley was marred by the tragedy that occurred to the Willie and Martin Handcart Companies. It has been by purpose in preparing this sesquicentennial compilation of vital statistical information to show my appreciation to the Willie and Martin Handcart Companies. Unfortunately, some of the statistical information recorded by the members and their posterity was inaccurate, conflicting, or incomplete. Where possible, research was done to alleviate this problem.

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Compiled by Susan Easton Black. Appreciation is extended to Dean Blaine Porter of the College of Family Living at the Brigham Young University for securing capable secretarial assistance and necessary funding for this compilation. A special thanks is extended to Jane Carpenter and the many other friends who assisted in the research.