- Birth Date
- 25 February 1796
- Death Date
- 29 September 1856
James Sheen Sr.
James and his wife Maria with other family members sailed to America in 1856 on the ship Enoch Train. His wife Maria died in Iowa before traveling to Utah.
Surname is spelled "Shinn" in Journal History.
- Age at Departure: 60
- Head of Household
- Cantwell, James to S. S. Jones, Handcart Veterans Association, 28 Sep. 1906. Handcart Veterans Association, Scrapbook, 1906-1914f, fd 2.
- Edmund Ellsworth Emigrating Company papers, 1856, Folder contents: (1) Journal, 1856 June-September.
- "Emigrants for Utah," Deseret News, 6 August 1856, 176.
- Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 26 September 1856, 23.
- Perpetual Emigrating Fund, Financial Accounts 1849-1886, Ledger A, p. 254.
- Perpetual Emigrating Fund, Financial Accounts 1849-1886, Ledger B, p. 162.