- Birth Date
- 19 March 1802
- Death Date
- 25 June 1889
William Reed Orton
The Orton family came to Utah in either 1851 or 1852. They likely came in 1851. But the first documentation to place them in Utah are church ordinances performed in Feburary 1853 which was prior to the arrival of that season's emigration. Further research is needed to narrow the year of their travel.
- Age at Departure: 44
- 1851 Iowa Census, Pottawattamie County
- 1856 Utah Census.
- 1860 Utah Census.
- Historical Department journal history of the Church, 1830-2008, 26 May 1852.
- "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.