- Birth Date
- 16 September 1836
- Death Date
- 12 December 1861
The Bradshaws were in Missouri at the time of the 1850 federal census (enumerated on 2 September 1850) and are first seen in the Valley in December of 1852, according to the bishops' reports of members that year. So, they must have traveled in either 1851 or 1852. Further research is needed to narrow the year of travel and identify the name of the company they traveled with.
He came on the ship, Berlin in 1849 with his siblings: Ann, Harriet, Myra, and Eliza. He came across the plains with his mother, Harriet and step-father John Bradshaw.
William's death date is confirmed by his obituary.
- Age at Departure: Unknown
- 1850 Missouri Census, Buchanan County.
- 1860 Utah Census, Beaver County.
- “Death by Freezing,” Deseret News, 1 January 1862, 213.
- England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
- "Registry of Names of Persons Residing in the Various Wards as to Bishops' Reports, Great Salt Lake City, Dec. 28th, A.D. 1852" in Key to Migration Sources, Great Britain and North America: A Manual for Students Attending the Second Annual Priesthood Genealogical Research Seminar, June 19-23, 1967 (Provo: Brigham Young University Division of Continuing Education, 1967), edited by Norman Edgar Wright.
- Saints By Sea: Latter-day Saint Immigration to America