Archive | October 4, 2017

Today in History…Eliza Johnson was Born

Today in American history…Eliza McCardle Johnson was born on October 4, 1810 in Leesburg, Tennessee. Her husband, Andrew, assumed the role of President after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in 1865.

Mrs Johnson’s thoughts on her new duties as First Lady, “We are plain people from the mountains of Tennessee, brought here through a national calamity.”