Martha Clay (b1829)


Martha was born in New Jersey, one of ten children of Thomas A. Clay (1790-1877) and Rebecca Rose ( - 1859) We know nothing else of her parents.

She had relocated to Ohio with her parents where she married Shepard Packard recently discharged from the US Army. Shepard and Martha were married in Vermillion, Ohio by J. C. Angel, Minister of God on 26 Jun 1847. They were the parents of eight children;  Charles Thomas,  Henry Shepard, Martha, Melvin, John W, Emily, Minnie, and Edward.