Jane  (Lampton) Clemens

Jane (Lampton) Clemens (1803 - 1890)

Privacy Level: Open (White)
Jane Clemens formerly Lampton
Born in Adair County, KYmap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Died in Keokuk, Lee, IAmap
Profile manager: Deena Cross private message [send private message]
Lampton-1 created 6 Jan 2009 | Last modified
This page has been accessed 7,711 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.



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]


  • "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



  1. 1850 U. S. Federal Census
  • Ancestry.com

More: Family Tree & Genealogy Tools

Sponsored by MyHeritage

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).

Sponsored by MyHeritage

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? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Family Tree DNA.

Images: 1
Jane Lampton Clemens
Jane Lampton Clemens


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

Lampton-67 and Lampton-1 appear to represent the same person because: Appear to be the same person.

Jane is 18 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 32 degrees from Charlotte Brontë, 20 degrees from Bob Keniston, 21 degrees from Ben Kingsley and 18 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

L  >  Lampton  |  C  >  Clemens  >  Jane (Lampton) Clemens