- Birth Date
- About 1864
- Death Date
William and his mother, Jane, arrived in New York on 6 July 1866 via the ship Arkwright. The British Mission Record (found in Mormon Migration) indicates they came from Scotland. Though William was only two, overland company records list him as head of household. His mother purchased 1 1/2 adult food rations for the overland journey. PEF records are under the name of the mother. The balance is also consistent with one adult and one small child traveling. Further research is needed to identify exactly who these individuals were. It is likely that Jane remarried and they both took on the name of the new husband. PEF records indicate they settled in Clarkston, in Cache County.
- Age at Departure: 2
- “Captain Daniel Thompson, memorandum book 1, 1866.” In Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company church trains accounts 1861-1868, Captains’ accounts 1862-1868.
- New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957.
- Perpetual Emigrating Fund, Financial Account 1849-1886, Ledger B, p. 363.
- Saints By Sea: Latter-Day Saint Immigration to America