The Tippets family traveled to the Salt Lake Valley with the Heber C. Kimball Company in 1848. The family included John Harvey and his wife Caroline Fidelia Calkins and their son John Harvey, Jr., Caroline’s two children from a previous marriage, Hyrum William Pew and Sariah Fedelia, John’s son from a previous marriage, John Austin, Caroline’s sister, Nancy Calkins, and John’s uncle Alvah. Also traveling with the family was Sariah Lewis.
Nancy divorced John Harvey Tippets on 20 November 1848, soon after arriving in Salt Lake City.
Her name is listed as "Nancy Harmon" on the 1860 and 1870 Utah Census.
The Salt Lake Stake Record of Members lists her rebaptism as taking place 1 November 1848. In that record, her name is listed as "Nancy Calkins," so apparently she reverted to using her maiden name before the divorce to John Harvey Tippets was finalized.