William traveled with his wife, Mary Ann, and their children. His birth and death dates are confirmed by his obituary.
William, Mary Ann, Ann, John, and Margaret sailed to America in 1848 on the ship Anglo American. Another John Bond, age 26, is listed with the family on the ships manifest. His connection to the family has yet to be determined. The Saints by Sea database incorrectly lists the family as having sailed on the Arkwright.