- Birth Date
- 27 February 1838
- Death Date
- 11 February 1920
Birth date is confirmed by his death certificate and Find A Grave website.
William came with his family in 1860 on the ship Underwriter.
Evidence from newspaper and genealogical records proves the Husbands family traveled to Utah in 1862. Secondary sources state that the Husbands came to Utah in 1861, but Sarah Husbands's obituary states the family came in 1862. That is more accurate because family genealogical records state that her son, William, was born in Philadelphia in mid-May 1861. If so, that late-in-season birth would have made it next to impossible for the family to travel after that birth to the Missouri River outfitting place in time to travel to Utah with 1861 emigration companies. They had to travel in 1862.
- Age at Departure: 23
- Head of Household