Henry left his partner, Henry Gregory in charge and went to get his wife in TN. He of course had to go back through Panama to get to her.
Miraculously, Sarah Ann had decided to join Henry in California and their paths crossed accidentally on the Isthmus of Panama. They turned around together and went back to Saugus to visit Henry’s family.
From there they went on to New York to visit Merchants to arrange for them to export goods to CA for Henry’s business. Done with their family and business travels, they traveled together to their new home in San Francisco.