The Hardy family came to Utah in either 1854 or 1855. They likely came in 1854, the year they sailed to America on the ship Winderemere. This information is further ratified by their placement with others who traveled in 1854 on the PEF ledger. The first documentation to place them in Utah is a church ordinance performed in August 1855, prior to the arrival of that season's emigration. Further research is needed to narrow the year of their travel. John is in the PEF ledger surrounded by confirmed members of the William Empey (1854) Company. It is likely he and his family traveled within this company, however further research is needed to verify.