- Birth Date
- 23 January 1827
- Death Date
- 26 April 1903
William Nelson Spafford
William initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley in the Warren Foote Company in 1850. Some secondary sources (Finley's A History of Springville) indicate that he was part of the 1856 rescue effort to assist those stranded on the plains of Wyoming, but additional documentation is needed to confirm that.
- Age at Departure: 23
- 1900 Utah Census.
- Finley, Mary Jane Chase, A History of Springville. (Springville, Utah : Art City Publishing, [1989?]), 24-25.
- Gilbert Belnap autobiography, 1856.
- Jones and Taylor family histories, undated.
- Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint, Supplement after 31 December 1850, 16.
- Utah Death Registers, 1847-1966.
- "Wm. N. Spafford Dead," Deseret Evening News, 29 April 1903, 7.