- Birth Date
- 22 March 1849
- Death Date
An obituary for Edward Buys (Joseph's brother) states, "With his father's family he crossed the plains in Capt. David Evans' Company of ox teams in 1850."
Birth date listed above reflects family tradition from Family Tree at FamilySearch.org.
- Age at Departure: 1
- 1850 United States Census
- 1860 United States Census
- "Demise of Edward Buys," Wasatch Wave, 9 January 1914, 4.
- "Local and Other Matters: From Thursday's Daily; A Davis County Man Murdered in White Pine," Deseret News, 11 August 1869, 5.
- "Local and Other Matters: From Tuesday's Daily; Dead," Deseret News, 18 August 1869, 12.