- Birth Date
- 13 October 1802
- Death Date
- 8 March 1883
Some secondary sources say that the family started for Utah with the 1850 Benjamin Hawkins pioneer company, but that after the death of James, Sarah and her children continued toward Salt Lake with the 1850 Aaron Johnson Company. A primary source is needed to confirm this information.
- Age at Departure: 47
- Excerpts from Important Events in the History of the James McDonald Family, 1841-1850 in Biographical information relating to Mormon pioneer overland travel database, 2003-2017, 10-12.
- Find a Grave (Website)
- McDonald, John, "Personal Reminiscences of Early Days in Nauvoo and Utah," Deseret Evening News, 20 Aug. 1910, 20.