- Birth Date
- 12 July 1844
- Death Date
- 3 November 1927
The Edwards family arrived in New York on 23 June 1864 via the ship The General McClellan. William was traveling with his mother and siblings.
- Age at Departure: 20
- Captain William S. Warren Company (third ox train), manifests, 1864.
- Edwards, Elizabeth. "Biography" in Biographies of Elizabeth Edwards Hanks, Pioneer of 1864, Sarah and Morgan Edwards, Pioneer of 1864, and George William Hanks, Pioneer of 1857, Ilene Hanks Kingsbury (Salt Lake City, Utah: privately printed, ).
- New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957.
- Saints By Sea: Latter-day Saint Immigration to America
- Utah Death Certificate Index, 1905-1967.