- Birth Date
- 12 December 1828
- Death Date
- 17 November 1907
William Whitehead Taylor
William was the son of Samuel Taylor and his wife Sarah Whitehead. He was born in Lancashire, England and crossed the Atlantic on the ship Berlin in 1849. At the time of the 1850 United States census he was living in Pottawattamie County, Iowa in the household of William Scott together with James, Hannah and Sarah Fisher who had sailed to America on the same ship. William was re-baptized at Salt Lake City on 21 October 1852 by Thomas Taylor and he received a Patriarchal Blessing from John Smith at Lehi, Utah on 15 April 1853. William was a member of the 6th Quorum of Seventy and served a mission to England beginning in 1869. His birth and death dates are confirmed by his death certificate, the Utah State History Cemeteries and Burials Database, and the inscription on his gravestone.
- Age at Departure: 23
- "17th Company," Deseret News [Weekly], 18 Sep. 1852, 2.
- Find a Grave (Website)
- Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Supplement after 31 December 1852, 109.
- Orson F. Whitey, History of Utah: in Four Volumes, Volume 4 (Salt Lake City, Utah: George Q. Cannon & Sons Co., Publishers, 1904), 425-26.
- Utah Death Certificates.
- Utah State History Cemeteries and Burials Database.
- Watt, Ronald G., Consecration Deeds Index, 1854-1868.