- Birth Date
- 25 October 1835
- Death Date
- 12 November 1915
James initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley in the Richard Ballantyne Company in 1855. However, he later participated as one of the rescuers that were sent out in the winter of 1856 to assist the members of the Church stranded in Wyoming.
- Age at Departure: 19
- Age at Departure: 20
- 4th Company of 50 report, 1855 June, Brigham Young office emigrating companies reports, 1850-1862.
- Find a Grave (Website)
- "James M'Farland Dies," Deseret Evening News, 13 November 1915, 10.
- McFarland, Archibald, Reminiscences [ca. 1874-1912], 9-10.
- Perpetual Emigrating Fund, Financial Accounts 1849-1886, Ledger B, p. 72.
- Utah Death Certificates.