Martha Elizabeth <I>Sumner</I> Shadden

Martha Elizabeth Sumner Shadden

Mississippi, USA
Death 16 Aug 1899 (aged 84)
Oregon, USA
Burial McMinnville, Yamhill County, Oregon, USA
Memorial ID 28100187 · View Source
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Martha's parents were Owen Sumner, Sr. and Lucy Prestridge.

She was a pioneer woman who traveled with her husband, Thomas Jefferson Shadden, and her children, in 1842 on the Oregon Trail, before it was even much of a trail, and then, in 1843, by mule-back and when pregnant, from Oregon to California on the "Trapper's Trail". In 1850 she returned with her husband and family to Oregon.

Martha was reported to have given birth to 13 children.

Native Daughters of the Golden West list her on their California Pioneer Roster.

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  • Created by: Ghost Town Gal
  • Added: 7 Jul 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 28100187
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Martha Elizabeth Sumner Shadden (25 Dec 1814–16 Aug 1899), Find A Grave Memorial no. 28100187, citing Masonic Cemetery, McMinnville, Yamhill County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Ghost Town Gal (contributor 46616557) .