- Birth Date
- 18 January 1818
- Death Date
- 8 August 1907
James initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley with five others in the William Snow/Joseph Young Company in 1850. He later participated as one of the rescuers that were sent out in the winter of 1856 to assist the members of the Church stranded in Wyoming.
His surname is "Rabins" on the William Snow/Joseph Young Company roster. His birth and death dates are confirmed by the inscription on his gravestone.
- Age at Departure: 32
- Head of Household
- Age at Departure: 38
- 1850 Utah Census.
- 1900 Utah Census.
- “Dies at Eighty-Nine." Davis County Clipper, 16 August 1907, 1.
- Find a Grave (Website)
- Luke W. Gallup reminiscences and diary, 1842 May-1891 March, 122-41.
- "Names of Persons Who Volunteer to Go as Teamsters." Offerings for the assistance of the P. E. F. immigrants, 1856 October. Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company general files, 1850-1887.
- Nauvoo Community Project
- Utah Death Certificates.
- William Snow journal, 1832-1833 and 1850, 3-8.