The Howarth family arrived in New York on 6 July 1866 via the ship Arkwright. John's niece, Ann Kay, accompanied the Howarth family. The overland company records only list John as head of household. However, the notation that shows that John purchased 3 1/2 adult food rations indicates that the others were with him on this portion of the journey as well. The PEF record also confirms they all made the overland trip.