- Born: abt 1836 (of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA)
- 1850 Census, page 176 Ephraim Hanks . 25 . M . Laborer . Ohio; Harriet . 25 . F . NY; George Little . 7 . M . Ill; Mardellus Hanks 2 M Des; Yodes 14 , M . Des.
- Sketch of Harriet Amelia Decker by Mary Ann Canfield. Presented to the descendants of Ephraim Knowlton Hanks at the 150th anniversary rescue of the Martin & Willie Handcart Companies.
- Scouting for the Mormons (PDF format, about 1.2M, exported from RTF using OpenOffice, provided by Sherry Smith). (For quick browsing do a word search of Yodes in document).