Henry Walsh emigrated from England with his family in 1853. They crossed the Atlantic on the ship, Falcon. They arrived in New Orleans on May 18, 1853. From there they traveled north to Iowa, and joined the Appleton Harmon Company.
They appear again, crossing the plains, in 1862, with the surname of "Welch" on the Homer Duncan Company roster. They were returning from a trip to England to visit his mother-in-law before she passed away. They sailed on the ship the John J. Boyd and arrived in New York on June 1, 1962.