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.
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.
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On 5 Jun 2016 at 04:01 GMT Deena (Smith) Cross wrote:
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