- Birth Date
- 13 October 1827
- Death Date
- 25 December 1914
William Henderson Smith
Evidence from emigration and genealogical records suggests the Smith family first traveled to Utah in 1852. Further research is needed to determine the name of the company they traveled with.
William later participated as one of the rescuers that were sent out in the winter of 1856 to assist the members of the Church stranded in Wyoming.
When returning from a mission, William served as Captain of the Guard in the John W. Berry Company in 1858. There were two gentlemen in this company both named William Smith. A "William Smith" is mentioned in the Bullock Journal and a "W. Smith" is mentioned in the Goddard account.
- Age at Departure: 28
- Age at Departure: 30
- Age at Departure: 24
- Head of Household
- 1900 Utah Census.
- "6th Company," Deseret News, 18 September 1852, 90.
- Brinton, David, to Brigham Young, 20 June 1858, in Brigham Young, Office Files 1832-1878, reel 36, box 26, fd. 5.
- George Goddard papers, 1855-1899, Journals, Volume 2, 1857 April-1858 July.
- Historical Department journal history of the Church, 1830-2008, Supplement after 31 December 1852, 40.
- Isaiah M. Coombs collection, 1835-1938, Diaries, Volume 8, 1858 April 13-1858 September 1, 16-66.
- Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, June 1858, 31.
- "Names of Persons Who Volunteer to Go as Teamsters" in Offerings for the assistance of the P. E. F. immigrants, 1856 October in Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company general files, 1850-1887.
- "Registry of Names of Persons Residing in the Various Wards as to Bishops' Reports, Great Salt Lake City, Dec. 28th, A.D. 1852" in Key to Migration Sources, Great Britain and North America: A Manual for Students Attending the Second Annual Priesthood Genealogical Research Seminar, June 19-23, 1967 (Provo: Brigham Young University Division of Continuing Education, 1967), edited by Norman Edgar Wright.
- Thomas Bullock, letter, 22 July 1858.
- Thomas Bullock journal, 1858 May-June.
- Welchman, Arthur P., Reminiscences and diary, [ca.1854-1917], fd. 1, 93-94.