Elizabeth, with her husband Robert and daughter Charlotte, left Nauvoo in 1846 heeding the counsel to prepare to head for the west. They made it to Council Bluffs, Iowa, where her husband joined the Mormon Battalion. She stayed behind with her daughter in Council Bluffs until 1848. She traveled to the Salt Lake Valley in the Brigham Young Company in 1848, where they were reunited with her husband.
Her birth and death dates are confirmed by her death certificate.