The Gillies family crossed the Atlantic on the ship S. Curling in 1856 and started for Utah that year in the Hodgetts company, but they halted somewhere along the way. In 1857 they joined the Jesse B. Martin company in another effort to get to Utah. Between July 11 and July 17, they decided to stop traveling with this company and turn back. A child, John Moroni, died 17 Nov. 1857; but the rest of the family eventually made it to Utah by 1859 as they were enumerated in the 1860 July census at Beaver. Christina's married surname, as inscribed on her gravestone, was "Levi."