- Birth Date
- 16 January 1826
- Death Date
- 30 June 1890
Joseph William Bates
Birth date is confirmed by his head stone.
- Age at Departure: 22
- Biographical sketch of Joseph W. Bates, undated by Harriet May Bates Francom.
- Find a Grave (Website)
- Ricketts, Norma Baldwin, The Mormon Battalion: U.S. Army of the West, 1846-1848, , 223-25.
- Ricketts, Norma Baldwin. The Mormon Battalion: U.S. Army of the West, 1846-1848, Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press, 1996, 23.