John and his wife Hannah came from England in 1854 on the ship Marshfield.
Evidence from emigration, census, local church financial records and genealogical records proves that the John and Hannah traveled to Utah in 1854 or 1855. Further research is needed to confirm the year they came to Utah and the name of the company they traveled with. His birth date is confirmed by the Lehi Ward, Record of Rebaptism.
His birth and death dates are confirmed by the inscription on his gravestone.