In 1850, the Gilletts lived in Neversink, Sullivan County, New York, according to the 1850 census. The Gillett family initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley with the William Field Company in 1854. The Gillett family included Horace and Sarah Collins Moore, and their children, John Acley, Granville, Collins Moore, Carlos Newton, and Sarah Elizabeth and her family. Horace, a captain of ten, died en route from cholera, on 26 June, according to Newton Tuttle’s journal.
Horace and Sarah’s son, Horace Eaton, traveled to the Salt Lake Valley with his family in the John D. Chase Company in 1864. Horace’s family included, his wife, Almira Mead, and their children Granville, Sarah Jane, Fred B., and Horace James, who was born en route on 2 September.