- Birth Date
- 21 July 1836
- Death Date
- 28 November 1919
James sailed to America in 1860 on the ship Underwriter with his brother William Bell Barton. He crossed the plains with the William H. Hooper Freight Train, according to the Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia and was rebaptized on 18 Oct. 1860, according to the Salt Lake13th Ward record of members.
- Age at Departure: 23
- 1870 Utah Census, Davis County.
- 1900 Utah Census, Salt Lake County.
- Rebaptisms in Great Salt Lake Valley: 1847-1854 : index.
- Saints By Sea: Latter-day Saint Immigration to America
- Salt Lake County, Utah Death Records, 1908-1949.
- Thirteenth Ward record of members, 1841-1890
- Utah Cemetery Inventory
- Utah Death Certificate Index, 1905-1967.
- Utah Death Registers, 1847-1966.
- Utah State History Cemeteries and Burials Database.