The family sailed to America in 1849 on the ship Henry Ware, and the ship manifest shows an infant, Israel, with them. However, he died in 1850 before the family came to Utah. The ship record shows their surname as "Furnace."
Evidence from emigration and church records proves that the Furniss family traveled to Utah in 1854 or 1855. Further research is needed to determine the year they came to Utah and the name of the company they traveled with.