- Birth Date
- 7 July 1826
- Death Date
- 23 March 1897
Evidence from church records proves that William traveled to Utah by 1852 when his rebaptism ordinance was performed on 11 September 1852. His name also appears on the 1852 Bishop's Report. His parents and siblings came to Utah with the 1850 James Pace Company, but further research is needed to confirm the year William came to Utah and the name of the company he traveled with.
- Age at Departure: 20
- Provo Utah Central Stake general minutes, 1849-1977, Volume 9, 1849-1858, 1866-1872 (Utah Stake City Branch record of members).
- "Registry of Names of Persons Residing in the Various Wards as to Bishops' Reports, Great Salt Lake City, Dec. 28th, A.D. 1852" in Key to Migration Sources, Great Britain and North America: A Manual for Students Attending the Second Annual Priesthood Genealogical Research Seminar, June 19-23, 1967 (Provo: Brigham Young University Division of Continuing Education, 1967), edited by Norman Edgar Wright.