Sometimes appears in records as "Eliza." In her obituary, it indicates that she came to Utah in 1852. The first documentation to place her in Utah is her rebaptism 10 June 1854 in the 19th Ward records which was prior to the arrival of that season's emigration. Further research is needed to narrow the year of her travel.
In the 1880 census her name is E. J. Townsend.