- Birth Date
- 3 May 1844
- Death Date
- 8 January 1926
He was traveling with his mother, Anne, and siblings, Elsie Marie and Jens (James). Their mother died shortly before the overland journey. According to James' obituary, all three children crossed the plains with the 1855 Secrist/Guymon Company and, upon their arrival, were cared for by different families.
- Age at Departure: 11
- "Early Pioneer of 1855 Dies at Family Home at Fairview," Mt. Pleasant Pyramid, 15 January 1926, 1.
- "Funeral Services for J. C. Peterson," Mt. Pleasant Pyramid, 14 March 1919, 1.
- Lever, W. H. History of Sanpete and Emery Counties, Utah: With Sketches of Cities, Towns, and Villages; Chronology of Important Events; Records of Indian Wars; Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Representative Citizens (Salt Lake City: Tribune Job Printing Co, 1898), 382