- Birth Date
- 25 March 1830
- Death Date
- 17 November 1893
The first documentation to place Eliza in Utah is an LDS church ordinance performed for her and her husband on 20 June 1862 in Salt Lake City. She likely came to Utah as a single woman. Further research is needed to determine the year of her arrival and the name of the pioneer company she traveled to Utah with.
Eliza's husband, Reuben Atkins, was baptized into the RLDS church in Salt Lake City on 7 February 1869, and Eliza joined the RLDS church on 8 August 1869. Their family appears in the 1880 Illinois census.
Her gravestone in Aurora, Kane County, Illinois confirms the years of her birth and death and shows her name as "Eliza Atkins." The Find a Grave index lists her name as "Eliza H. Bolton Atkins."
RLDS church records confirm her birth and death dates.
- Age at Departure: 16