Evidence from emigration, church and newspaper records proves that Mary Browne and her children, Charles and James, traveled to Utah in 1851. Further research is needed to determine the name of the company they traveled with.
The family sailed to America in 1851 on the ship Ellen Maria.
While working as a teamster in the Daniel D. McArthur (1868) Company, Charles met his wife Margaret Ann Boak. They married after the company's arrival in the Salt Lake Valley in 1868.