His name does not appear in the 1850 Utah census, and the only documentation that confirms his arrival in Utah is his rebaptism which took place in Salt Lake City on 13 January 1854. Therefore, it is assumed that he arrived in Utah between 1851 and 1853. Further research is needed to determine the year of his arrival and the name of the pioneer company with which he traveled to Utah.
The Record of Members rebaptism record confirms his birth date and place of birth as Lancashire, England. The Early Church Information file only contains information from his rebaptism.