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James sailed to America in 1853 on the ship Golconda. No family members accompanied him. The ship manifest shows that he was from Cambridgeshire, England, his occupation was listed as a "hawker," and he was 43 years old, making his birth about 1810. The ship left Liverpool, England on 23 January 1853 and arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana on 26 March 1853, so we know from immigration and church records that he came to Utah between 1853 and 1855. Further research is needed to determine the year of his arrival and the name of the pioneer company with which he traveled to Utah.
In 1855, 1856, and at the time of the 1860 Utah census he was living in the Salt Lake City 12th Ward.
We are aware that, for various reasons, some ship passengers gave an incorrect year of their birth, so we are using 1803 as his year of birth, which he gave at the time of the 1860 Utah Census.
- Age at Departure: 44