Son of William and Elizabeth Booth. He traveled with his parents and siblings. The Booth family emigrated from England by way of the ship General McClellan. They continued their westward journey as part of the 1864 Rawlins company. William Booth was included on the company roster published in Deseret News.
Willard's birth date and death date come from a personal, online family history record without accompanying documentation. Additional evidence is needed to confirm their accuracy. The Wellsville Ward financial records confirm that he was traveling in the same company with his parents.