- Birth Date
- 1 March 1810
- Death Date
His arrival in Utah is confirmed by his rebaptism which took place 8 August 1847 in Salt Lake City.
His rebaptism record in the Salt Lake Stake Record of Members lists his name as "Thomas Cairns."
- Age at Departure: 36
- Black, Susan Easton. Membership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: 1830-1848 (Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, [1984-1988]).
- Bullock, Thomas, The Pioneer Camp of the Saints: The 1846 and 1847 Mormon Trail Journals of Thomas Bullock, ed. Will Bagley , 312.
- Index to LDS Members in Early Iowa 1839-1860 [electronic database].
- Nauvoo Community Project
- Salt Lake Stake, Record of members collection, 1836-1970.
- Utah, FamilySearch, Early Church Information File, 1830-1900