Jane (Lampton) Clemens

Jane (Lampton) Clemens

Privacy Level: Open (White)
Jane Clemens formerly Lampton
Born in Kentucky
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Died [location unknown]
Profile manager: Josh Varnado private message [send private message]
This page has been accessed 5,509 times.

Mother of Samuel L. Clemens aka 'Mark Twain'

Jane Lampton was considered the handsomest girl and the wittiest, as well as the best dancer, in all Kentucky.


Jane Lampton married John Clemens in 1823 and they moved to Tennessee.

She had a great gift of storytelling. A skill Samuel learned from her.

After her husband's death in 1847, she had to raise the children on her own.

In her later years, Jane was supported by Samuel and her other children.


Biography

In 1850, Jane was 45, living in Hannibal, Missouri with her children:
Orion, age 25, a printer, born in Tennessee;
Pamela A., age 23, born in Tennessee;
Samuel L. (later known as Mark Twain), born in Missouri.[1]

Sources

  • "United States Census, 1850," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MDZX-ZZJ : accessed 10 February 2015), Jane Clemens, Hannibal City, Marion, Missouri, United States; citing family 709, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  1. 1850 U. S. Federal Census




More: Family Tree & Genealogy Tools





Search
Searching for someone else?
First: Last:

Do you have a GEDCOM? Login to have every name in your tree searched. It's free (like everything on WikiTree).




DNA
No known carriers of Jane's mitochondrial DNA have taken an mtDNA test and no close relatives have taken a 23andMe, AncestryDNA, or Family Tree DNA "Family Finder" test.

Have you taken a DNA test for genealogy? Login to add it.



Images: 1
Jane Lampton Clemens
Jane Lampton Clemens


Collaboration

There are no public comments yet.



L  >  Lampton  |  C  >  Clemens  >  Jane Clemens