- Birth Date
- 30 July 1806
- Death Date
- 24 January 1894
The Deseret News roster indicates that William was traveling with his wife and three children.
- Age at Departure: 45
- Head of Household
- "17th Company," Deseret News [Weekly], 18 Sep. 1852, 2.
- 17th Company of 50 report, 1852, Brigham Young office emigrating companies reports, 1850-1862.
- Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Supplement after 31 December 1852, 109.
- Presiding Bishopric. Immigrant Location Committee Minutes, (20 September - 13 October 1852).
- "Sketch of the Life of William Capener," In Life Histories of Some Ancestors of Bud David Zollinger.