He came with his wife Fanny and children Alvin, Austin and Harriet. He appears twice the 1850 federal census of Utah, once in Great Salt Lake county and again in Iron county. At the time of the 1852 Bishop's Report he was in South Cottonwood in the Great Salt Lake valley and his surname was spelled "Greene."
Around 1850, Robert, one of his wives and some of his children traveled to the States to serve a mission in the Eastern States. They returned in 1857, as a young daughter, Emeretta, is documented as having died en route. Further research is needed to identify the name of the company they traveled with.