He traveled from San Bernardino with John Robinson and Phillip B. Lewis for Utah, leaving that place on 15 Feb. 1856. He left his son, John, in the care of Caroline Barnes Crosby. Tait was among those who went from Salt Lake in fall 1856 to help rescue the belated handcart companies. His wife, Elizabeth, was traveling in the Willie handcart company.
- Lyman, Edward Leo, Susan Ward Payne, and S. George Ellsworth, eds., No Place to Call Home: The 1807-1857 Life Writings of Caroline Barnes Crosby, Chronicler of Outlying Mormon Communities , 390-91.
- Source Location
- Church History Library, Salt Lake City
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