Adversities from cholera to wayward children ultimately yield to good fortune for Sayward and Portius (Hal Holbrook) in the conclusion of this 3-part miniseries. Filmed in New Salem, Ill. Genny: Jane Seymour. Chancey: Dennis Dimster. Rosa Tench: Katy Kurtzman. Huldah (adult): Devon Ericson. Jake Tench: Steven Keats. Mrs. Tench: Dorrie Kavanaugh. Worth Luckett: Tony Mockus. Aunt Cornelia: Joan Tompkins.
As the Wheeler family grows larger, Sayward and her husband (Hal Holbrook) grow apart. Genny: Jane Seymour. Mistress Bartram: Dorrie Kavanaugh. Will Beagle: W.H. Macy. Worth Luckett: Tony Mockus. Jake Tench: Steven Keats. Isaac Barker: Bert Remsen. Cora Barker: Sandra Wheeler. Resolve: Sean Frye.
In Part 1, the Wheeler family encounters Indians and the elder daughters attract would-be suitors. Elizabeth Montgomery. Portius Wheeler: Hal Holbrook. Worth Luckett: Tony Mockus. Genny: Jane Seymour. Jake Tench: Steven Keats. Jary: Louise Latham.