In the spring of 1852, Commodore Perry with his wife Elizabeth Reeves, and children William Albert, Rufus Benson, and Perry Martindale traveled to the Salt Lake Valley with the John S. Higbee/James W. Bay Company. He was captain of the guard. They also traveled with Laura Farnsworth, and her son William Martindale Frampton. Laura would later become his second wife.
Coonville Branch record verifies birth date.