Eleanor Junkin (1825-1854)

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Eleanor Junkin (1825-1854) - first wife of Confederate General Thomas Thomas (Stonewall) Jackson (1824-1863)
Eleanor Junkin
Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson
D4 Eleanor Junkin, born March 6, 1825. First wife of Confederate General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, (collection overview - Stonewall Jackson Papers) married August 4, 1853. Elinor (Ellie) died in childbirth on October 22, 1854. Their child, a son, was stillborn. All three are buried in Stonewall Jackson Cemetery, Lexington, Virginia. Click here to read a letter written on November 14, 1854, by Stonewall Jackson to his sister Laura informing her of Eleanor's recent death.

My Dear Ellie thought to pass over the stage route from here to Beverly was a hard undertaking for her. After she returned home she was pleased with her visit. She has now gone on a glorious visit though through a gloomy portal. Her companion are of the glorified Host. I look forward with delight to the day when I shall join her. Religion is all that I desire it to be. I am reconciled to my loss and have joy in hope of a future reunion where the wicked cease from troubling and the weary are at rest. I am much obliged to you for you kind desire to come and stay with Ellie.

Your affectionate brother, Thomas.

Obituary of Eleanor Junkin  (1825-1854)

The Junkins had been surprised that their "beloved Ellie" had chosen such a grave, somber mate, but after Ellie's death, he continued to make his home with Dr. George Junkin for three years until his remarriage to Mary Anna Morrison on July 16, 1857.

Original color sketches by Eleanor Rebecca Junkin, held in Special Collections, James Graham Leyburn Library, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia.

One child:

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