- Birth Date
- 25 January 1796
- Death Date
- 25 September 1860
William Banks Sr.
The Banks family sailed to America in 1849 on the ship The Emblem.
His birth and death dates are confirmed by the inscription on his gravestone.
- Age at Departure: 56
- Head of Household
- "3rd Company," Deseret News, 18 September 1852, 90.
- Condie, Gibson, Reminiscences and diary, 1865-1910, 33-35.
- Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Supplement after 31 December 1852, 16.
- Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company general files, 1850-1887.
- Saints By Sea: Latter-day Saint Immigration to America