- Birth Date
- 15 June 1811
- Death Date
- 6 April 1888
James was a member of the Mormon Battalion, along with his son William Byram. After his service, he was chosen as a captain that led a group back to Winter Quarters from California. He traveled with the Levi W. Hancock/Jefferson Hunt/James Pace/Andrew Lytle Company in 1847. He stayed in Winter Quarters for three years until he had the finances needed to take his family to the Salt Lake Valley.
He traveled with his family as Captain of the James Pace Company in 1850. The Pace family consisted of James and his wife, Lucinda Gibson Strickland, and their seven children, William Byram, Mary Ann, Warren Sidney, Martha Elmina, Margaret Angelina, John Ezra, and Amanda Lucinda.
On 28 August 1852, he was called on a mission to England, and left on 9 September. He served in England for three years, and then traveled home with the Isaac Allred Freight Train in 1855.
- Age at Departure: 36
- Company Captain
- Age at Departure: 38
- Company Captain
- Head of Household
- Age at Departure: 44
- 1850 Utah Census.
- 7th Company of 50 report, 1855 July.
- Andrew Jenson, "Oakley, James DeGroot," "Pace, James," and "Peck, Edwin," Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia, Volume 4 (Salt Lake City, Utah: The Andrew Jenson History Company, 1971), 758-759.
- Brigham Young Hampton autobiography, 71-73, in Brigham Young Hampton, Papers, 1870-1901.
- Charles R. Dana papers, 1847, 1859, 82-86.
- "Dixie Pioneer Dies at Home in St. George Day Before Thanksgiving," The Richfield Reapeer , 1 Dec. 1932, 1.
- Duke, Jonathan Oldham vol 1.
- "Emigration," Latter-day Saints' Millennial Star, 15 August 1850, 252-53.
- "Immigration List," Deseret News, 12 September 1855, 214.
- James Pace papers, 1846-1861, Autobiographical sketch, circa 1861, 7-8.
- James Pace papers, 1846-1861, Autobiographical sketch, circa 1861, 9.
- James Pace papers, 1846-1861, Diary, 1846 July-1847 October, 53-66.
- John H. Redd diary, 1850 June-August.
- Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Supplement after 31 December 1850, 5.
- Levi W. Hancock papers, 1832-1878, Journal, 1846 September-1847 October.
- Margetts, Phil, "One Man in His Time Plays Many Parts: His Acts Being Seven Ages," Juvenile Instructor, 1 Aug. 1903, 472-74.
- Norma Baldwin Ricketts, The Mormon Battalion: U.S. Army of the West, 1846-1848 (Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press, 1996), 180.
- Norma Baldwin Ricketts, The Mormon Battalion: U.S. Army of the West, 1846-1848 (Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press, 1996), 23.
- Perpetual Emigrating Fund, Financial Accounts 1849-1886, Ledger A, p. 277.
- Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company general files, 1850-1887.
- Robert S. Bliss diary, 1846 August-1848 January.
- William B. Pace autobiography, 1904, 12.