- Birth Date
- 21 July 1816
- Death Date
- 22 December 1868
David initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley in the Brigham Young Pioneer Company in 1847 and was part of the 8th Company of Ten led by Seth Taft.
In 1848, he traveled again to the Valley with the Brigham Young Company.
He served a mission in the British Isles 1853-1856 and sailed back to America on the ship S. Curling. At the end of a mission, David traveled home with the Edward Bunker Company in 1856. He was a counselor to Captain Edward Bunker, and was a Captain of a Hundred.
His birth date and death date are confirmed by his gravestone and by Salt Lake County death records.
- Age at Departure: 30
- Age at Departure: 31
- Head of Household
- Age at Departure: 39
- 1850 Utah Census.
- Albert P. Rockwood journals, 1847-1853, Journal, 1847 April-July.
- Bunker, Edward, Autobiography, 1894, 22-23.
- Daniel Spencer letter to Franklin D. Richards printed in "Foreign Correspondence," Millennial Star, 2 August 1856, 489-90.
- First 100, report, 1848 June.
- George W. Turner autobiography and minutebook, 1871-1887, 121-23.
- Grant, D[avid] to William G. Noble, 30 Aug. 1856, "Foreign Correspondence," Latter-day Saints' Millennial Star , 29 Nov. 1856, 767.
- Grant, David, to George A. Smith, 13 Feb. 1859, [2-3], in Missionary reports, 1831-1900.
- Heber C. Kimball journal in Heber C. Kimball papers, 1837-1866.
- Hyde, Elizabeth Lane, "Autobiagraphy [sic] of Elizabeth L. Hyde," Woman's Exponent , 15 Aug. 1896, 29.
- "Immigration to Utah," Deseret News, 15 October 1856, 254.
- Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Supplement after 31 December 1848, 5.
- Parry, John, Reminiscences and diary, 1857 Mar.-1867 Sept., 55-60.
- Perpetual Emigrating Fund, Financial Accounts 1849-1886, Ledger B, p. 198.
- Pioneering the West, 1846 to 1878: Major Howard Egan's Diary, edited and compiled by William M. Egan (1917), 21-105.
- Smith, Job, Autobiography, [ca. 1902], 41-42.
- "The Utah Pioneers," Deseret Weekly, 25 August 1894, 294.
- Thomas Bullock correspondence and papers, 1837-1857.
- Thomas Bullock journals, 1843-1849, Journal, 1847 April-June.
- Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949.
- William Clayton diaries, 1846-1853, Folder contents: (2) Volume 2, 1847.
- William Woodward letter to Joseph F. Smith, 1907, in Utah State Historical Society Cache Valley Chapter in Historical resource materials for Cache Valley, Utah-Idaho, 1955-1956.
- Woodward, W., to Albert Jones, Handcart Veterans Association, 12 Sep. 1906. Handcart Veterans Association, Scrapbook, 1906-1914, fd. 2.