A man who crossed the plains as a pioneer in the Martin handcart company of 1856 lived in Utah for many years. One day he was in a group of people who began sharply criticizing the Church leaders for ever allowing the Saints to cross the plains with.
Jane Manning James: An Independent Mind by Margaret Blair Young. "I want to say right here that my faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is as strong today—nay it is if possible stronger—than it was the day I was first baptized.
Mormon Pioneers 1846 ship Brooklyn Project - This page covers the Mormon Pioneers of 1846 on the Ship Brooklyn only. This dangerous trek of nearly miles km) would claim 10 lives of the ship's 238 passengers, nine of which were buried at sea.