- Birth Date
- 11 December 1828
- Death Date
- 6 April 1906
James McKnight traveled home at the end of a mission with the Isaac A. Canfield Company in 1862. He was the Chaplain and Clerk of the company. He came on the John J. Boyd in 1862.
"late residence, G. S. L. City" (Great Salt Lake City)
- Age at Departure: 33
- 1860 Utah Census.
- "Arrival of Trains," Deseret News [Weekly], 22 Oct. 1862, 132.
- Douglass, Emma Jane Dixon, Autobiographical sketch, in [Collected information concerning the Charles Dixon family, ca. 1931-1984], item 3.
- Isaac A. Canfield Emigrating Company, Journal, 1862 July-Oct.
- James McKnight journal entry in Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 16 Oct. 1862, 1-12.
- Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 16 October 1862, 1, 2, 13.
- Margetts, Lucy Marie Canfield, Diary, 1862 July-Oct.
- Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company general files, 1850-1887.
- "Rosalthe Canfield," In Biographical Information Relating to Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel database.