CS Johnston, Eliza Griffin

Eliza Griffin Johnston


Born: December 26, 1821

Birthplace: Fincastle, Virginia

Father: John Caswell Griffin 1775 – 1826

Mother: Mary Hancock 1783 – 1826

Grandmother: Margaret Strother Hancock

Uncle: Colonel George Hancock

Husband: General Albert Sidney Johnston 1803 – 1862
(Buried: Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Texas)​

Married: October 3, 1843


Albert Sidney Johnston Jr. 1845 – 1863​
(Buried: Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, California)​
Hancock McClung Johnston 1847 – 1904​
(Buried: Evergreen Cemetery, Los Angeles, California)​
Margaret Strother Johnston Pritchard 1851 – 1922​
(Buried: Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, California)​
Griffin “Griff” Johnston 1857 – 1895​
(Buried: Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, California)​
Alberta Johnston Denis 1861 – 1947​
(Buried: Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, California)​


Completed her education in Philadelphia at a Prestigious school​

Occupation before War:
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Artist and Accomplished Musician​
Known to have been familiar with several different languages​
She was able to speak and read French very well​
1843: Married her Cousin Albert Sidney Johnston​
1843 – 1862: Wife of General Albert Sidney Johnston​
Painter of Plants and Flowers in Texas​
Helped her husband receive command of 2nd​ U.S. Cavalry Regiment​
1855 – 1856: Known to have kept a diary during Fall and Winter​
She Traveled with her husband more than 700 miles
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1860 – 1862: Lived in San Francisco, California​

Civil War Role:

1862 – 1896: Lived in Los Angeles, California, raising her children​
1862 – 1896: Widow of General Albert Sidney Johnston​

Life after the Civil War:

1894: Eliza donated relics of her husband to Daughters of Republic of Texas​

September 25, 1896

Place of Death: Los Angeles, California

Age at time of Death: 74 years old

Burial Place: Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, California
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