Evidence from genealogical records proves that the Williams family came to Utah in 1856. A daughter married in Utah in Mar. 1857, prior to that season's emigration. The obituary of another daughter says she was a handcart company led by Dan Jones in 1856 but no such company existed. Secondary sources say the family traveled with the Edward Bunker Company, however, none of their names appear on the published roster of this company (Deseret News [Weekly], 15 Oct. 1856, p. 254). Further research in primary sources is needed to verify this.