A small group of 89 individuals and 38 wagons traveled to Atchison, Kansas on their way to Salt Lake. At the outfitting post at Mormon Grove, their traveling group was augmented by returning missionaries and a number of additional families bringing the number of people to over a hundred with close to 46 wagons. The company was officially organized with Blair as captain before they left the outfitting post on 14 June 1855. Shortly into the journey, Blair became ill and was succeeded by Edward Stevenson.
Members of the company arrived in the Salt Lake Valley from 10-13 September 1855.