- Birth Date
- About 1796
- Death Date
- 4 October 1856
His death date is confirmed by the Company journal.
The family sailed to America in 1856 on the ship Thornton.
- Age at Departure: 60
- Head of Household
- Died en Route
- "Immigration to Utah," Deseret News, 15 October 1856, 254.
- James G. Willie Emigrating Company, Journal 1856 May-Nov., 16-53.
- Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 9 November 1856, 20.
- Perpetual Emigrating Fund, Financial Accounts 1849-1886, Ledger B, p. 210.
- Rogerson, Josiah, Sr., "Strong Men, Brave Women and Sturdy Children Crossed the Wilderness Afoot," Salt Lake Tribune, 4 January 1914.
- Rogerson, Josiah. "Captain J. G. Willie's Or, the Fourth Handcart Company of 1856 [No. 1]," Salt Lake Herald, 15 December 1907, .
- Savage, Levi, Journal, 1855 Mar.-1858 Oct.
- Smith, Marilyn Austin, Faithful Stewards--the Life of James Gray Willie and Elizabeth Ann Pettit, 95-120.