William and Hannah arrived in New Orleans on 25 April 1853 via the ship International. They probably continued across the plains that same year.
Birth date confirmed by West Jordan Ward records at the time of a rebaptism on 28 May 1854.
This William and Hannah should not be confused with the William and Hannah Williams who were members of the Wheelock Company, who traveled with Caroline Smith. This William and Hannah were from Herefordshire, England, and this William was a mason by trade. The William and Hannah who traveled with the Wheelock company were from Bromwhich (Broomwhich), England, and William was a sawyer.