Brigham Y. Perkins autobiography, circa 1921.
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They made their home in South Bountiful for over twenty-five years. My father [Jesse N. Perkins] filled a mission to Carson Valley Nevada in 1855, being in the employ of the government and doing missionary work for the church.
In the fall of 1856 he went with William Atkinson, making the trip with team and wagon to help bring in belated hand cart companies, and in a later season he made a second trip with Robert Ure, on a similar mission with team and wagon.