It's one thing when the poor and meek accept the gospel because they risk little, but when the advantaged-in-life join the church under conditions of persecution, it is a much more impressive thing. Having been disowned, she came to Utah with 4 of her children. The trek from Laramie, Wyoming to the Salt Lake Valley was a 30 day walk. One of her children, Heber Orson died a couple of months after arriving in the Salt Lake Valley. In total she bore 13 children, several of whom died in infancy.
Elizabeth sacrificed a life of comfort in her verdant England to join the saints in Utah. It's easy to love Utah now, with its numerous recreational opportunities. The mountains/deserts of the Wasatch Front provide a recreational dream for those who like to bike, climb, hike and run. It was quite another to hack a life out of the wilderness desert that was the Great Salt Lake basin in the late 1800s. Elizabeth sacrificed much to accept the gospel, most notably her entire worldly inheritance. What she received in return was a much greater reward. She was endowed in 1872 in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City. One of her daughters explained that she easily could have associated with the elect in the pioneer community, but that instead she humbly raised her family and simply emphasized education in her home. The Smart family will forever be grateful to Elizabeth for the choices she made, and in particular, the decision to sacrifice all her parents offered her for a greater crown.
Above is a painting of Elizabeth Winsor Smart which hangs in the Springville Museum. It was painted by John Hafen.