- Birth Date
- 13 August 1837
- Death Date
- 22 June 1922
The family sailed to America in 1856 on the ship Thornton.
- Age at Departure: 18
- Dangerfield, Mary Ann James, Autobiographical sketch, in Mormon biographical sketches collection [ca. 1900-1975], reel 4, box 4, fd. 10, item 1, 2-3.
- Dixon, Loleta Wiscombe, [Willie Handcart Company and William James].
- Handcart Veterans Association. Handcart Veterans Association scrapbook, 1906-1914, folder 6.
- Handcart Veterans Association. Handcart Veterans Association scrapbook, 1906-1914, folder 7.
- Jeffery, Rondo, e-mail communication, 24 Dec. 2004
- Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, November 1856, 24.
- Perpetual Emigrating Fund, Financial Accounts 1849-1886, Ledger B, p. 216.