- Birth Date
- Between January and March 1854
- Death Date
- 7 November 1868
William was indirectly listed in the company roster in William Chipman's notebook under his father Thomas Dowding.
More research is needed to confirm William's dates of birth and death. However, it is believed that William was born sometime between January and March 1854 based on data from a possible entry for William in the collection "England and Wales, Civil Registration." Death date listed reflects family tradition from Family Tree at FamilySearch.org.
- Age at Departure: Unknown
- 1861 England and Wales Census.
- England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915.
- Frank Esshom, Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah (Salt Lake City: Utah Pioneers Book Publishing Company, 1913), 846-847.
- "Passenger List: of Cap. W. Chipman's Train," Deseret News, 26 September 1866, 5.
- Perpetual Emigrating Fund, Financial Accounts 1849-1886, Ledger B, p. 312.
- William H. Chipman notebook, 1866.