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Pamela (Goggin) Clemens (1775 - 1844)

Pamela Clemens formerly Goggin aka Hancock
Born in Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 29 Oct 1797 in Bedford, Virginia, United Statesmap
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Died at about age 68 in Kentucky, United Statesmap
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Profile last modified | Created 6 Jan 2009 | Last significant change: 19 Jan 2023
20:43: BJ Secrest edited the Death Place, Status Indicators, Father Status Indicator and Data Status (Father) for Pamela (Goggin) Clemens (1775-1844). (Minor edits.) [Thank BJ for this]
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Pamela is the grandmother of Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain).

After Pamela's husband's death in 1805, she took her five young children to join members of the Goggin family who had settled in Adair County, Kentucky. There, she married Simon Hancock and together they raised the Clemens children to adulthood .


  • 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

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Goggin-1 and Goggin-29 appear to represent the same person because: A series of merges in the Clemens family ought to be queued up to review. Here is start.
posted by Sandy Culver

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