- Birth Date
- 8 June 1855
- Death Date
- 11 February 1936
In some sources her surname is spelled "Burdsley" or "Birdsley." Listed in the company records as "William Birdsley." He was traveling with his mother, Ellen, under the surname of her first husband who died before Ellen came to the United States.
Ellen sailed to the U.S. on the ship, Germanicus in 1854. After arriving to the U.S. she became pregnant with her son, William. It is believed that his father was James Fergus. William was born in Missouri one month before the company left for Utah.
In 1857, Ellen married Thomas Davidson.
- Age at Departure: Infant