He was initially appointed assistant captain of the Samuel Woolley company, but the second division of that company separated after a few days travel and the company traveled independently with Porter as captain.
Joseph Porter Company (1861)Approximate age at departure: Unknown
- Journal History, 22 Sep. 1861, p. 2
- Nielson, Peter, [Diary], in Andrus, Elizabeth Emma Nielson,comp., Ancestors of Elizabeth Emma Nielson Andrus [197-?], 204-8.
- Trail Excerpt
- Source Location
- Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
- Church History Library, Salt Lake City