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Junkin, Elinor, 1825-1854



Elinor "Ellie" Junkin was born March 6, 1825 in Pennsylvania to Julia Rush Miller Junkin and Reverend George Junkin. She married Thomas Jonathan Jackson in Lexington, Virginia in August 1853 and died during childbirth in October 1854. She moved to Lexington, Virginia in 1848 with her family - her father being the newly elected president of Washington College. They lived on the campus of the college.

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Elinor Junkin letter

 Collection — Box 1, Folder: 1-2
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0641
Scope and Contents Elinor Junkin, daughter of Washington College's president George Junkin and future first wife of Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson details to her first cousin Helen Dickey, of Oxford, Chester County, Pa., her family's move to and first weeks living in Lexington, Virginia, after her father's apppointment at the college. The letter mentions her siblings and shared family, describes the college and its former president Henry Ruffner, the journey from Pennsylvania to Lexington, and the...
Dates: 1848-12-14