- Birth Date
- 1 January 1810
- Death Date
- 5 February 1876
William was from England but came to Utah by way of Canada. In 1847 he crossed the plains with his daughters Mary and Elizabeth. John Taylor was captain of their hundred in the Hunter-Horn Company. Mary and Elizabeth were re-baptized at Salt Lake City, February 1848, but they and their father were back in St Louis at the time of the 1850 federal census. William led a pioneer company to Utah in 1854 but was in California by 1860.
- Age at Departure: 37
- Head of Household
- Age at Departure: 44
- Company Captain
- 1850 Census, St. Louis (Independent City), Missouri.
- 1860 California Census, San Francisco.
- Alder, Lydia D., "Reminiscences of the Pioneers of 1854," Improvement Era, July 1908, 708-13.
- Deseret Evening News, 3 Dec. 1913, p. 2
- "Died," Deseret News [Weekly], 23 February 1876, 51.
- Groo, Isaac, Diary, 1854 Apr.-[Sept]. MS 1003 fd 2, p. 5.
- Hodgert, Robert, [Journal], in Robert Hodgert: Pioneer Ancestor [198-?], 30-32.
- Neil, Sarah Charlotte, Reminiscence.
- Parkinson, Samuel R., quoted in "The Massacre at Fort Laramie," Improvement Era, vol. 12, no. 8 (June, 1909), p. 637, 738.
- Pioneer emigration list 1847-1848, 82, in Docket book 1844 Feb.-1845 May.
- Tuttle, Newton, Journal, 1854 Apr.-July.