- Birth Date
- 9 February 1832
- Death Date
- 18 June 1907
William Byram Pace
William was a member of the Mormon Battalion with his father, James Pace. After their service, James was chosen as a captain that led a group back to Winter Quarters from California. They traveled with the Levi W. Hancock/Jefferson Hunt/James Pace/Andrew Lytle Company in 1847.
In 1848, William traveled with the Brigham Young Company to the Salt Lake Valley as a teamster for the John D. Lee Company. When the company arrived on the upper crossing of the Sweetwater near South Pass in September 1848, they met teams from Salt Lake Valley. They unloaded, and started back east.
The Pace family stayed in Winter Quarters for three years until they had the finances needed to travel to the Salt Lake Valley. The Pace family traveled with the James Pace Company in 1850, with their father as Captain. The Pace family consisted of James and his wife, Lucinda Gibson Strickland, and their seven children, William Byram, Mary Ann, Warren Sidney, Martha Elmina, Margaret Angelina, John Ezra, and Amanda Lucinda. William was appointed hunter for the camp.
William again traveled to the Salt Lake Valley from the west coast in the Alexander Williams Company in 1853. His autobiography recounts intense encounters with Native Americans on this trip.
- Age at Departure: 15
- Age at Departure: 16
- Age at Departure: 18
- Age at Departure: 21
- A Mormon chronicle: the Diaries of John D. Lee, 1848-1876 edited and annotated by Robert Glass Cleland and Juanita Brooks (1955), 1:30-79.
- "Death of General Pace," Salt Lake Herald, 20 June 1907, 2.
- Find a Grave (Website)
- "First 100, report, 1848 June" in Camp of Israel schedules and reports 1845-1849, Brigham Young's 1848 emigration division.
- Larson, Carl V. comp. A Database of the Mormon Battalion: An Identification of the Original Members of the Mormon Battalion (Salt Lake City: U.S. Mormon Battalion, 1997), 182.
- "Now And Then," Salt Lake Telegram, 29 July 1926, 8.
- Pace, William Byram, Autobiography 1904, [14-15].
- Perpetual Emigrating Fund, Financial Accounts 1849-1886, Ledger A, p. 7.
- "Provo Veteran Dead," Deseret News , 19 June 1907, 2.
- Utah, Early Mormon Missionary Database
- Utah Death Certificates.
- Utah Death Registers, 1847-1966
- Utah State History Cemeteries and Burials Database.
- William B. Pace autobiography, 1904, 10.
- William B. Pace autobiography, 1904, 12.
- William B. Pace autobiography, 1904, 8.