When Elizabeth A Heap was born on 10 August 1843, in Cedar Grove, Highland Township, Franklin, Indiana, United States, her father, William Heap Jr., was 29 and her mother, Margaret Beesley, was 33. She married George Washington Findlay on 16 April 1864, in Franklin, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She lived in Whitewater Township, Franklin, Indiana, United States in 1880 and Shawnee, Johnson, Kansas, United States in 1895. She died on 4 September 1898, in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States.
English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): usually a habitational name from Heap, a lost place in Bury (Lancashire), but sometimes also a topographic name for someone who lived by a small hill or rock pile, from Middle English hep, heip(e) ‘heap, pile’ (Old English hēap).