Kelleys Island Ancestry

Alexander Clemons

Alexander ClemonsAge: 92 years17941886

Name
Alexander Clemons
Birth February 11, 1794 30 28
Birth of a brotherJohn Clemons
April 1, 1796 (Age 2 years)

Birth of a sisterEunice Clemons
May 12, 1799 (Age 5 years)

Birth of a brotherAi Clemons
June 1, 1801 (Age 7 years)

Birth of a brotherElijah Clemons
February 22, 1803 (Age 9 years)

Death of a maternal grandmotherMary Eunice McLellan
October 15, 1804 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a sisterNancy Clemons
February 7, 1805 (Age 10 years)

Birth of a brotherSamuel Clemons
April 2, 1808 (Age 14 years)

Death of a brotherSamuel Clemons
April 1, 1809 (Age 15 years)

Birth of a brotherWilliam Clemons
February 11, 1810 (Age 16 years)

Death of a sisterNancy Clemons
February 15, 1820 (Age 26 years)

Death of a maternal grandfatherJoseph Cary McLellan
July 25, 1820 (Age 26 years)
Death of a brotherAi Clemons
October 27, 1821 (Age 27 years)

Death of a brotherAndrew Clemons
July 3, 1823 (Age 29 years)
Cause: Drowned while building a wharf
MarriageAlmira Angeline HollisterView this family
February 11, 1824 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a son
#1
Winslow H Clemons
December 29, 1824 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a son
#2
Milo Herbert Clemons
April 6, 1827 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a son
#3
William Alexander “Uncle Judge” Clemons
December 15, 1829 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a son
#4
Phineas Harrison MD Clemons
February 16, 1832 (Age 38 years)
Death of a motherMary Beth McLellan
April 6, 1832 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5
Sarah Webb Clemons
March 4, 1834 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6
Frances “Aunt Frank” Clemons
April 15, 1836 (Age 42 years)
Death of a brotherElijah Clemons
December 27, 1836 (Age 42 years)

Birth of a son
#7
Myron Elijah “Uncle Bony” Clemons
February 25, 1838 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a son
#8
Albert Alonzo “Uncle Ab” Clemons
April 9, 1840 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a son
#9
Capt Lucien Monroe “Dick” Clemons
November 28, 1841 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a son
#10
Lester Nolan Clemons
1843 (Age 48 years)
Death of a sisterCarrie Clemons
July 9, 1844 (Age 50 years)

Birth of a daughter
#11
Lucia Louise Clemons
December 1844 (Age 50 years)
Death of a fatherJohn Clemons
March 5, 1845 (Age 51 years)
Death of a sonLester Nolan Clemons
March 5, 1846 (Age 52 years)

Death of a brotherJohn Clemons
February 13, 1848 (Age 54 years)

Birth of a son
#12
Hubbard Mortimer Clemons
March 22, 1848 (Age 54 years)
Death of a daughterLucia Louise Clemons
November 20, 1849 (Age 55 years)

Death of a paternal grandmotherAbigail Weatherbee
1849 (Age 54 years)

Birth of a son
#13
Ai Jay Clemons
June 17, 1850 (Age 56 years)
Marriage of a childWinslow H ClemonsAdeline M “Addy” NapierView this family
December 18, 1850 (Age 56 years)
Residence 1850 (Age 55 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam Alexander “Uncle Judge” ClemonsElvira Vialda KeysView this family
January 7, 1856 (Age 61 years)
Residence 1860 (Age 65 years)
Death of a wifeAlmira Angeline Hollister
March 24, 1861 (Age 67 years)
Marriage of a childCapt Lucien Monroe “Dick” ClemonsMary A RiedemierView this family
January 1, 1867 (Age 72 years)
Marriage of a childMyron Elijah “Uncle Bony” ClemonsRena E FoxView this family
December 16, 1868 (Age 74 years)
Residence 1870 (Age 75 years)
Marriage of a childPhineas Harrison MD ClemonsAlice Eugenia DouglasView this family
January 11, 1872 (Age 77 years)
Residence 1880 (Age 85 years)
Residence
Death March 12, 1886 (Age 92 years)
Family with parents - View this family
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Marriage: February 6, 1789
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elder brother
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younger brother
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younger sister
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younger brother
21 months
younger brother
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younger sister
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younger brother
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Family with Almira Angeline Hollister - View this family
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Marriage: February 11, 1824Sandusky, Erie, Ohio, USA
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Alexander Clemons' Biography by H.M. Clemens http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=document&guid=aa0487dc-c36a-4300-8680-6b8a072c51e2&tid=12006783&pid=-135823105 Alexander Clemons http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=image&guid=be3fa1af-ed78-4a85-a6e0-6e1c2413a8be&tid=12006783&pid=-135823105 Alexander Clemons' House, Marblehead, Ohio- National Historic Register http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=image&guid=b3217ec2-47aa-4159-a77f-ba557c1054b7&tid=12006783&pid=-135823105 Tombstone of Alexander Clemons http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=image&guid=283f773f-427d-46c7-a85b-c6b4e672a4d6&tid=12006783&pid=-135823105 Alexander Clemons-Biographical Sketch http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=document&guid=74fb4e41-7dd3-467f-9d79-cb94defbc1d4&tid=12006783&pid=-135823105 Alexander 4 th Clemons http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=image&guid=afb24148-8180-4e70-958f-f261d1bae0cc&tid=12006783&pid=-135823105
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Samuel L. Clemons AKA, Mark Twain.

I have, over time, conversed with severl descendents of Alexander Clemons.  In those discussions, there is one common theme, our relationship with Samuel L. Clemens, AKA "Mark Twain".

It took me a while, but I finally found the connection I was (wasn't) looking for. 

 

For starters, I will say, there is NO relationship between the descendents of Alexander Clemons and Mark Twain.  I say this was certainty.

 

Alexander wrote a fairly detailed history of the Clemons family, these accounts were published in the book "Pioneer Recollections of the Early 30's and 40's in Sandusky County, Ohio" by James Mitchell Bowland.  In Alexander's words, "...two little boys, Isaac and and Jacob Clemons, were stolen and placed onboard a Britsh Man-O-War and brought to this country.... (Isaac) had two son's, Edward and John and Edward became the father of four sons, Jock, Samuel, Jabez, and Frank.... David, a son of Jabez, is, I believe, the father of Samuel L. Clemons better known by the nom de'plume Mark Twain"

 

This account by Alexander is the source of the "rumor" of his descendents being related to Mark Twain.  However, it is well documented that Samuel Clemons' fathers name was not David.  His parent's names were John Marshall Clemons and Jane Lampton.  Further more, his grandfather's name was Samuel Clemons, not Jabez.