- Birth Date
- 21 March 1828
- Death Date
- 17 September 1856
The Birch family sailed to America in 1856 on the Enoch Train.
e came with his wife and 3 children. Sugar House Ward records indicate he died "on Big Sandy Utah."
- Age at Departure: 28
- Died en Route
- Ann Ham Hickenlooper, Diary of Ann Ham Hickenlooper, wife of William Hanney Hickenlooper, crossed the plains with the first handcart co., arrived in Salt Lake City 26. Sept., 1856 and record of work done for the dead (Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1957).
- Edmund Ellsworth Emigrating Company papers, 1856, Folder contents: (1) Journal, 1856 June-September.
- "Emigrants for Utah," Deseret News, 6 August 1856, 176.
- Hanson, Frances Hiley Booth, Autobiography 1909, [2-3].
- John Oakley journal excerpt, 1856 June-August.
- Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 26 September 1856, 26.
- Perpetual Emigrating Fund, Financial Accounts 1849-1886, Ledger B, p. 154.
- Saints By Sea: Latter-day Saint Immigration to America
- Sugarhouse Ward, Record of members collection, 1836-1970.