- Birth Date
- 13 February 1845
- Death Date
- 24 October 1856
The family sailed to America in 1856 on the ship Thornton.
His journey toward Utah and his death en route is confirmed by the obituary of his brother Joseph.
- Age at Departure: 11
- Died en Route
- James G. Willie Emigrating Company journal, 1856 May-November, 16-53.
- Marilyn Austin Smith, Faithful Stewards--the Life of James Gray Willie and Elizabeth Ann Pettit, 95-120.
- Perpetual Emigrating Fund, Financial Accounts 1849-1886, Ledger B, p. 210.
- "Pioneer Farmer Goes to Final Reward," Pleasant Grove Review, 7 April 1933, 5.