Born: Around 1828 in New York
Married: John Weller on June 20, 1854
Maiden Name: Brockelbank
Elizabeth “Lizzie” Brockelbank Staunton married John Weller on June 20, 1854 while he was serving in the United States Senate. The only known fact about Lizzie’s early life is that John was her second husband. She, in turn, was his fourth wife. John and Lizzie raised two children, Charles Weller, and John Weller Jr., and a son from one of John’s previous marriages. No information has survived regarding Lizzie’s activities as First Lady. In 1867, the family moved to New Orleans. Her time and place of death are unknown.
Husband: John Weller
Children: Charles, John and William
Cook and LaDue, The First Ladies of California, Xlibris Corporation, 2007