In some sources her given name is "Rebecca." Her birth certificate shows that she was given the name of "Mary Hanna Sanderson" when she was born, but changer her name to "Rhoda Sanderson" when she came to the United States. Her death certificate shows her name as "Rhoda Sanderson Groesbeck," and her name on her gravestone inscription is "Rhoda S. Groesbeck."
She left the company at Florence on 24 July and then traveled to Utah in 1861.