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Samuel B Clemens (1773 - 1805)

Samuel B Clemens
Born in Macon, Powhatan, Virginiamap
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Husband of — married 29 Oct 1797 in Bedford, Virginia, United Statesmap
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Died at about age 32 in Mason County, West Virginia, United Statesmap
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Grandfather of Mark Twain

1.Samuel B. Clemens (1770-1805) M. Parmelia Goggins (1775-1844)

2. John Marshall Clemens (1798-1847) M. Jane Lampton (1803-1890)

3. Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910)

2. Elizabeth Moore Clemens (1801-1887) m. John Nichols Pollard (1792-1875)

3, Sarah Pleasant Pollard (1843-1881) m. Henry Clay Ballard (1840-c.1900)

4. Ella Mortimer Ballard (1865-1926) m. Thomas Reade Corr (1863-1950)

5. Helen Pleasant Corr (1905-1995) m. Franklin Demetrius Peters (1899-1930)

6. Helen Elizabeth Peters (1924- ) m. George Brandon Emerson (1918- )

7. George Franklin (Frank) Emerson


  • Essex Genealogist, August 1999, pg. 139-142
  • MARK TWAIN and his Connection to the Clemens and Emersons of Haverhill

By Frank Emerson (67 Webster Street, Haverhill, MA

  • Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, 1750 - 1930, William Wade Hinshaw, Vol. VI, Page 894, Marriage Bonds of Bedford Co., Virginia, 1797, 10, 23. Samuel [Clemens] & Pamelia Goggin. Samuel Hancock, Surety. Married by John Ayers, Oct. 29, 1797

Samuel was a father of five children with wife, Pamela. Samuel was a grandfather to Samuel L. Clemens, who was his namesake. In 1805, he died young, in an accident while a house was being constructed.

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Clemens-1265 and Clemens-10 appear to represent the same person because: Duplicate.

If you agree, let's merge. some good connections here.

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Clemens-10 and Clemens-194 appear to represent the same person because: These profile appear aligned.
posted by Sandy Culver

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