Elizabeth was the widow of Robert Moyes. She and some of her children (John, Stewart, Margaret, and William) traveled from Scotland, arriving in New York on the ship Arkwright on 6 July 1866. Though only the heads of household are listed on the overland company's record, the number of adult rations of food purchased by Elizabeth is a good indication that all of the family members that made the trip by sea, also traveled together in the overland company. The roster indicates she purchased 6 adult rations. It is uncertain who the 6th adult was that was traveling with them.