Dec. 16, 1906 San Francisco San Francisco County California, USA
Survivor of the 1846-47 Donner Party.
Daughter of Levinah W. Jackson Murphy and Jeremiah Burns Murphy. Sarah married William McFadden Foster on December 29, 1842 in Clark County, Missouri. Mr. Foster also survived the terrible winter, but their infant son, Jeremiah George Foster, perished in the tragedy at Donner Lake along with her mother and two brothers.
Sarah and William later had six more children: Alice E. Foster, Georgiana C. Foster, William Budd Foster, Minnesota "Minnie" Foster Markle, Harriet "Hattie" Foster and Frances S. Foster.