This family was numbered with the 1229 pioneers in 397 wagons make the 1,031 mile trek in 86 days (May 26 to Sept 24) and would be amongst the first of hundred plus wagon trains that would make the same journey over the next 24 years.
A convert, he worked as a carpenter of major contribution for the Kirtland Temple soon after joining the Church, appointed superintendent of joiner work under the Chief Architect of the Nauvoo Temple, designer and Chief Architect for the Salt Lake Temple, Manti Temple, St. George Temple, and Logan Temple in Utah.
Working with President John Taylor as he had with Presidents Joseph Smith and Brigham Young, fate did not permit Truman to live to see the Salt Lake Temple finished. For more than thirty-five years he had toiled and labored on this one great structure. It was said that he knew every stone in its walls.