Evidence from genealogical and census records proves that the Radford/Ross family came to Utah in 1850. Catherine Elizabeth Radford died en route. The first evidence to place the family in Utah is the 1850 Utah census, which was taken in the Spring of 1851, prior to the arrival of that season's emigration. Her birth date is confirmed by the Provo 2nd Ward records at the time of a rebaptism on 22 September 1852.
She later married Frederick Francis Rysert.