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John Marshall Clemens (1798 - 1847)

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John Marshall Clemens
Born in Campbell County, VAmap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died in Hannibal, Marion, MOmap
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John Marshall Clemens was born in Virginia and trained as a lawyer by 1822. John worked as the city clerk in Jamestown, Tennessee after marriage to Jane Lampton in 1823. By 1835, he and the family moved to Florida, Missouri. He ran a dry good store and was a property owner in Missouri.

Physically, John was a tall man, he had become thin and unusually pale; he looked older than his years. Every spring he suffered with what was called "sunpain," an acute form of headache, nerve-racking and painful experience.

In 1839, the family moved to Hannibal, Missouri, John thought being along the river would improve his dry goods store business. The store was on Main Street. He served as justice of the peace in Hannibal and served on a circuit court jury. The family’s home was on 206 Hill Street.

John tried to establish a library and an educational institute in Hannibal. He was part of the supporters for a railroad line from Hannibal to St. Joseph. John was thought of as “conscientious magistrate and a man of unusually good sense”. “He was quick to act and generally was in the right.”

With poor economic conditions in 1846, John moved the family to an upstairs place above Orville Grant’s Drug Store in Hannibal.

During a re-election campaign for justice of the peace,in the winter of 1847, John rode his horse during a storm and came down with pneumonia. John M. Clemens died of pneumonia on March 24, 1847, his son Samuel was age 11. John was age 49. John's early death may have caused great emotional trauma to the boy.






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On 28 Jul 2010 at 19:36 GMT Alice Luckhardt wrote:

Caroline Clemens, born March 25, 1805 to Samuel B. Clemens and Pamela Goggin.

Caroline married Isaac Withers Settle in 1824 n Louisville, KY. Isaac was born April 12, 1798 in N.C. Caroline and Isaac had 5 daughters and 5 sons. They lived in Barren County - a farm family. Caroline would have been the sister of John Marshall Clemens and aunt to Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twain). In 1850 census - Caroline was age 44 & Isaac age 52. Caroline died Nov. 12, 1853 in Barren Co. Isaac remained a widower in Barren, living at different times with his grown children and their family. By 1870s the surname was spelled 'Settles.' Isaac died July 7, 1886 in Barren Co.



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