Journey of Faith : Mid-Nineteenth Century Migration of Mississippi Mormons and Slaves
California State University, Fullerton
Narrative describing the journey made by a group of Mississippi converts to Mormonism, during the mid-nineteenth century. It traces their progress in response to the call for a 'gathering,' following their progress from their homes in Mississippi to their new home in Utah Territory and from there to answer another call to settle an outpost in California. These particular Mormons were unique from many others who chose to emigrate because so many were members of the same family and represented a large portion of the slaveowners who took their slaves with them to Utah and then to California. In California they helped to build a town of great promise only to be recalled in 1857. Once again they answered the summons only to take part in the settlement of other new areas, ever true to their faith.