Francis Webster: The Unique Story of One Handcart Pioneer's Faith and Sacrifice

Articles
Author: Chad M. Orton
Categories: Pioneer Period
Journal: 45:2

One of the best-known and best-loved stories of the Mormon pioneers is the testimony of Francis Webster, a member of the Martin Handcart Company. Although his name has increasingly become associated with his statement, he is still better known as the unnamed old man in the corner of a Sunday School class who arose to silence criticism directed toward those who allowed that company to come west. . .