- Birth Date
- 24 August 1854
- Death Date
- 23 June 1923
James Christian Petersen
The family sailed to America in 1856 on the ship Thornton. His death certificate shows his name as "James Christian Peterson," but his surname is "Petersen" on his gravestone.
- Age at Departure: 1
- Handcart Veterans Association. Handcart Veterans Association scrapbook, 1906-1914, folder 6.
- Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 9 November 1856, 27.
- Perpetual Emigrating Fund, Financial Accounts 1849-1886, Ledger B, p. 226.
- Saints By Sea: Latter-day Saint Immigration to America
- Utah Death Certificate Index, 1905-1967.