About Ana Eliza Brannan (Corwin)
Birth: Apr. 1, 1823
Death: Dec. 7, 1916
Born at Litchfield, Connecticut. Married Sam Brannan in 1844; divorced 1868. Passenger aboard Ship Brooklyn with group of Mormon emigrants being led by her husband. Her last known residence was "The Old Ralston Mansion" on 2nd Street, San Francisco, CA. about 1888. She lost all the money she received from Sam Brannan through the divorce settlement by investing in Comstock Lode stocks. Died penniless in San Francisco.
San Francisco Examiner, Tuesday, December 12, 1916
Widow of Sam Brannan, Dead at 93, Is Laid Away
Mrs. Ann Eliza Brannan, at one time the wife of the famous Sam Brannan, after whom Brannan street was named, was buried yesterday from St. James Episcopal Church in the presence of a few relatives and friends. She died Thursday, 93 years old. Sam Brannan and Mrs. Ann Eliza Brannan were divorced in 1868, at which time Brannan settled more than a half million dollars upon her. She lived in Paris for many years, and their children were educated there. Before her marriage she was Ann Eliza Cowan. [sic] Sam Brannan's spectacular career in Utah, California and Mexico is still a topic of interest. He came here before the gold rush and was one of the largest realty owners in early San Francisco. He died about fifteen years ago in Escondido, San Diego county. Mrs. Brannan leaves a son, Sam Brannan, who is now in Mexico, and a daughter, Mrs. L. A. Gjessing, with whom she lived at 257 Seventh avenue.
- Samuel Brannan (1845 - 1931)*
Burial: Body lost or destroyed Specifically: In San Francisco