- Birth Date
- 28 June 1813
- Death Date
- 1 January 1858
William is not explicitly listed on the Outhouse Company roster. However, his brother Alexander is listed as a head of household with a notation that indicates his traveling group consisted of three adults and two children. One of the adults would have been Alexander's wife, Fidelia, but the second was likely William. William was with his siblings Alexander and Catherine in the 1850 Iowa census (enumerated 25 October 1850 and then his presence in Utah is documented by the West Jordan Ward records on 27 March 1853 for a rebaptism, which was prior to that year's emigration season. His name also appears in the Utah Territorial Militia records at West Jordan in 1853 and 1854.
Death date listed was found in a personal, online family history record (such as Family Tree, Ancestry, or My Heritage), without any accompanying documentation. Further research is needed to verify its accuracy.
- Age at Departure: 38
- 1850 Iowa Census, Pottawattamie County.
- Utah, Territorial Militia Records, 1849-1877.
- West Jordan Ward, Record of members collection, 1836-1970.
- Youngberg, Florence C., ed., Conquerors of the West: Stalwart Mormon Pioneers (Salt Lake City: National Society of the Sons of Utah Pioneers, 1999), 2: 1342.