- Birth Date
- 3 October 1842
- Death Date
- 27 January 1922
James Anderson Sr.
He came from Scotland on the ship, Enoch Train in 1856 with his mother, Agnes and brothers, John and Archibald, Jr. His father Archibald came a year earlier.
- Age at Departure: 13
- 1860 Utah Census.
- 1870 Utah Census.
- 1880 Utah Census.
- 1900 Utah Census.
- 1910 Utah Census.
- 1920 Utah Census.
- Handcart Veterans Association. Handcart Veterans Association scrapbook, 1906-1914, folder 6.
- Handcart Veterans Association. Handcart Veterans Association scrapbook, 1906-1914, folder 7.
- History of Sanpete and Emery Counties, Utah: With Sketches of Cities, Towns, and Villages; Chronology of Important Events; Records of Indian Wars; Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Representative Citizens (Ogden: W. H. Lever, 1898), 358.
- Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 26 September 1856, 33.
- Perpetual Emigrating Fund, Financial Accounts 1849-1886, Ledger B, p. 156.
- United States Index to Indian Wars Pension Files, 1892-1926.
- Utah, Veterans with Federal Service Buried in Utah, Territorial to 1966.
- Utah Death Certificate Index, 1905-1967.