The Saxey family arrived in New Orleans on 18 March 1854 via the ship Golconda. The obituary of John's son, Alfred, as well as correspondence in 1902, confirms that the family continued on to Utah in that same year. With the exception of Alfred, the the family stayed in the area for only a short time before returning to England. Further research is needed to identify the name of the company they traveled with. Death records are under the married name of Goit.