The Hardy family came to Utah in either 1854 or 1855. They likely came in 1854, the year they sailed to America on the ship Winderemere. This information is further ratified by their placement on the PEF ledger, which is around other persons travelling in 1854. The first documentation to place them in Utah is a church ordinance performed in August 1855, prior to the arrival of that season's emigration. Further research is needed to narrow the company in which they traveled.