- Birth Date
- 7 April 1827
- Death Date
- 14 December 1915
James initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley in the Allen Taylor Company in 1849. However, he later participated as one of the rescuers that were sent out in the winter of 1856 to assist the members of the Church stranded in Wyoming.
His birth and death dates are confirmed by his death certificate.
- Age at Departure: 22
- Age at Departure: 29
- Chase, Harriett Barker, Autobiographical sketch, in Genealogical Charts and Biographical Sketches of Members of the L.D.S. Church, Ogden Stake , 26 vols., 14:104.
- David Moore writings, circa 1860, 45-54.
- Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint, Supplement after 31 December 1849, 3.
- Utah Death Certificates.