- Birth Date
- 26 May 1826
- Death Date
- 3 August 1865
James sailed to America in 1843 on the ship Metoka.
He traveled to Utah as a returning Mormon Battalion veteran in the Mormon Battalion Sick Detachments in 1847. 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 death date is confirmed by the Deseret New article.
- Age at Departure: 20
- Age at Departure: 30
- "Home Items. Sudden Death," Deseret News [Weekly], 9 August 1865, p. 357.
- Huntington, Oliver Boardman, Diary and reminiscences, 1843 June-1900 January [transcript], 105-107.
- Ricketts, Norma Baldwin. The Mormon Battalion: U.S. Army of the West, 1846-1848, Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press, 1996, 23.
- Utah State History Cemeteries and Burials Database.