- Birth Date
- 22 February 1809
- Death Date
- 18 June 1889
William Abbott's Salt Lake County death record states that he was born 22 February 1807. However, family tradition, secondary information and indirect evidence suggests he was born sometime between 1807 and 1811. More research is needed before a final conclusion concerning William's birth year can be made. William was christened 30 October 1811 in the Anglican Church. At this time, the birth date listed reflects family tradition from Family Tree at FamilySearch.org.
- Age at Departure: 57
- Head of Household
- 1851 England and Wales Census.
- 1880 United States Federal Census
- Chipman, William H., Notebook, 1866.
- Frank Esshom, Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, (Salt Lake City: Utah Pioneers Book Publishing Company, 1913), 707.
- Northamptonshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1532-1812
- "Passenger List: of Cap. W. Chipman's Train," Deseret News, 26 September 1866, 5.
- Perpetual Emigrating Fund, Financial Accounts 1849-1886, Ledger B, p. 309.
- Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949.