- Birth Date
- 18 September 1827
- Death Date
- 18 October 1915
He sailed to America in 1851 on the ship Ellen. No family members accompanied him.
- Age at Departure: 24
- Andrew Jenson, "Copley, Thomas," Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia: A Compilation of Biographical Sketches of Prominent Men and Women in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Volume 2 (Salt Lake City, Utah: The Andrew Jenson History Company, 1971), 260.
- Council Point Emigrating Company journal, 1851 November-1852 September.
- Find a Grave (Website)
- Index to LDS Members in Early Iowa 1839-1860 [electronic database].
- Utah, Territorial Militia Records, 1849-1877.
- Utah Death Certificates.