- Birth Date
- 4 July 1819
- Death Date
- 19 November 1895
The family sailed to America in 1856 on the ship Thornton.
- Age at Departure: 37
- Cemetery records of Wasatch County, Utah
- Josiah Rogerson, "Captain J. G. Willie's Or, the Fourth Handcart Company of 1856," Salt Lake Herald-Republican, 5 January 1908.
- Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 9 November 1856, 21.
- Marilyn Austin Smith, Faithful Stewards--the Life of James Gray Willie and Elizabeth Ann Pettit, 95-120.
- Perpetual Emigrating Fund, Financial Accounts 1849-1886, Ledger B, p. 208.