- Birth Date
- 13 March 1843
- Death Date
- 7 July 1907
James arrived in New York on 13 June 1862 via the ship Manchester, traveling with his parents, John and Jane Thomson, and his sister Lois. He is listed on the roster of the James Brown company as part of "and family" with his father.
The family sailed to America in 1862 on the ship Manchester.
- Age at Departure: 19
- 1870 Utah Census, Salt Lake City.
- "City's Pioneer Real Estate Dealer Dies of Heart Trouble," Salt Lake Evening Telegram , 8 July 1907, 6.
- England Census 1861.
- Saints By Sea: Latter-day Saint Immigration to America
- Salt Lake City, Utah Cemetery Records, 1848-1992.
- "Third Independent Company," Deseret News, 8 October 1862, 113.
- Utah Cemetery Inventory
- Utah State History Cemeteries and Burials Database.