- Birth Date
- 7 January 1819
- Death Date
- 14 April 1917
Prior to his death, Barney likely shared information about his coming to Utah from California in 1847 with other discharged Battalion veterans with the compilers of "Pioneers and Prominent Men."
A pension record, available on his FamilySearch memories page, indicates that Walter remained in California for approximately two years and reached Utah by 1849.
Birth date confirmed by Utah Stake City Ward records at the time of a rebaptism on 28 April 1855.
- Age at Departure: 30
- 1850 Utah Census.
- Frank Esshom, Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah (Salt Lake City: Utah Pioneers Book Publishing Company, 1913), 859.
- Provo Utah Central Stake general minutes, 1849-1977, Volume 9, 1849-1858, 1866-1872 (Utah Stake City Branch record of members).
- Utah Death Certificate Index, 1905-1967.