- Birth Date
- 25 February 1817
- Death Date
- 9 March 1898
The family sailed in America in 1856 on the ship Horizon. He came to Utah with his wife and six children. Fanny, another daughter who was born 1854, died 19 July 1856 in Iowa before the company departed. His birth date is confirmed by the inscription on his gravestone.
- Age at Departure: 39
- Head of Household
- Dan Jones Emigrating Company journal, 1856 May-December.
- "Death of William Goble," Salt Lake Tribune , 10 Mar. 1898, 7.
- "Immigration to Utah," Deseret News, 15 October 1856, 254.
- John A. Hunt Company report, 1856, Brigham Young office emigrating companies reports, 1850-1862.
- Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 15 December 1856, 8.
- Pay, Mary G. to S. S. Jones,Handcart Veterans Association, 18 Oct. 1908. Handcart Veterans Association, Scrapbook, 1906-1914, fd. 5.
- Pay, Mary Goble, Autobiographical sketch 1896-1909, 2-5.