- Birth Date
- 10 February 1816
- Death Date
- 9 November 1894
William traveled back east with one of the sick detachments after being discharged from the Mormon Battalion. He traveled back across the planes with his family in 1851, as mentioned in his obituary. Further research is needed to determine which company they traveled with.
- Age at Departure: 31
- Age at Departure: 34
- Head of Household
- 1860 Utah Census, Salt Lake County.
- Find a Grave (Website)
- John Steele journal, 24 May-30 July 1847, John Steele reminiscences and journals, 1846-1898.
- Norma Baldwin Ricketts, The Mormon Battalion: U.S. Army of the West, 1846-1848 (Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press, 1996), 23.
- "Obituary Notes," Deseret News [Weekly], 23 Nov. 1894, 31.
- "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.