Comfort crossed the Atlantic on the ship Windermere in 1854 with her parents (William and Comfort) and a sister (Jane.) On the ship manifest the family surname is spelled "Jelly" as it is in the records of the Perpetual Emigrating Fund. Comfort's father died of cholera on 14 May 1854, before the family embarked across the plains so the remaining family members traveled on without him. Secondary sources say they traveled with the Daniel Garn Company but this must be verified by a primary source. The first documentation to place Comfort in Utah is the re-baptism of her sister at Salt Lake City on 22 October 1854. At the time of the 1856 Utah Territorial Census Comfort as living at Union, Utah. She married Adam Sharp Fife in Utah. Further research is needed to determine the name of the company with which she crossed the plains.