- Birth Date
- 3 September 1831
- Death Date
- 24 September 1911
His death date is confirmed by his death certificate and the inscription on his gravestone.
His name is shown as "William D. Smith" on the 1850 Utah Census, and the accompanying text on Find a Grave shows his name as "William Deets Smith." However, we have not found a primary source that confirms this. His death certificate shows his name as "William Smith," as does the inscription on his gravestone.
- Age at Departure: 18
- Head of Household
- 1850 Utah Census.
- Find a Grave (Website)
- Historical Department journal history of the Church, 1830-2008, Supplement after 31 December 1850, 6.
- "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.