This is a historical reenactment of the Martin Handcart Company. In this scene the pioneers meet the advance party of rescuers sent from Salt Lake. This relates the true story of Elizabeth Jackson being visited by her husband who had passed away more than a week before. He reassured her that help would find them.
The relationship between Thomas Bailey and Betsy is fictional as we do not have any of what family took in the girls after their father left the company.