- Birth Date
- 9 July 1858
- Death Date
- 29 April 1925
The Bates family arrived in New York on 6 July 1866 via the ship Arkwright. The records for the overland company list only heads of household, but it also records that Joseph purchased 5 adult food rations for the journey, indicating that his family accompanied him on the overland journey as well.
- Age at Departure: 8
- “Captain Daniel Thompson, memorandum book 1, 1866.” In Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company church trains accounts 1861-1868, Captains’ accounts 1862-1868.
- Daughters of Utah Pioneers. History of Utah's Tooele County: From the Edge of the Great Basin Frontier (Tooele, UT: Transcript Bulletin Publishing, Inc., 2012).
- New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957.
- Perpetual Emigrating Fund, Financial Accounts 1849-1886, Ledger B, p. 345.