- Birth Date
- 5 November 1798
- Death Date
- 6 April 1869
Evidence from emigration and land records proves that William traveled to Utah between 1850 and 1852. His name appears on the 1850 Sheffield ship manifest, and the first documentation to place him in Utah is his purchase of land in Salt Lake City 31 August 1852.
His wife and two of his children came to Utah in the 1853 Appleton Harmon Company. William does not appear on the Harmon company roster with his family or on the 1853 Falcon ship manifest with his wife and children.
His name appears as "William K. Perks" on his gravestone, but the grave marker was created in the 1980's and may not be correct. We have not found a middle name for him in any of our research.
He initially lived in the 6th Ward in Salt Lake City.
- Age at Departure: Unknown
- 1856 Utah Census.
- Black, Susan Easton. Membership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: 1830-1848 (Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, [1984-1988]).
- Find a Grave (Website)
- General Tithing Office, Tithing reports, 1855-1887.
- High Priests of Nauvoo and early Salt Lake City.
- Jackson, Ronald Vern, Salt Lake City, Utah, Tax List 1854-61, Salt Lake City, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems, Inc.
- Salt Lake County Recorder's Office, Deed book A, 1850-1859.
- Watt, Ronald G., Public Works Accounts Books Index , .
- Watt, Ronald G., Consecration Deeds Index, 1854-1868.