- Birth Date
- 17 April 1809
- Death Date
- 13 June 1883
Alva served as a Captain of Ten in the pioneer company.
He was rebaptized in Salt Lake City on 9 June 1850.
- Age at Departure: 38
- Head of Household
- 1850 Utah Census.
- Bigler, Nancy Ann Keller, Golden Jubilee Acceptance Letter, 26 March 1897.
- Edward Hunter and Jacob Foutz letter to Brigham Young in Historical Department journal history of the Church, 1830-2008, 17 August 1847, 5-6.
- Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 21 June 1847, 24.
- Nauvoo Community Project
- Salt Lake Stake, Record of members collection, 1836-1970.
- Utah, Territorial Militia Records, 1849-1877.