|Birthplace:||Campbell Co.,VA, Bedford, Campbell, Virginia, United States|
|Death:||Died in Adair Co, Kentucky, USA|
|Managed by:||Eric Yao|
About Pamela Clemens Hancock (Goggin)
My Family Tree
In tracing my family tree, so far I have worked back to Thomas Goggin born in Southwark in 1812, with a father of Thomas Goggin (possibly from Ireland born in the 1790s).
Many of my Goggin ancestors from London were Watermen and Lightermen, which is a trade that was often passed down the generations. More details on this with copies of the certificates can be found by following the link to the page on Charles Goggin and lightermen... Goggin family Lightermen.
The Goggin Name in Famous Trees - Mark Twain
Ancestry of Mark Twain:
Samuel Langhorne Clemens adopted the pseudonym Mark Twain after he spent two years as a steamboat pilot ("mark twain" being the term that means that the river is the minimum depth for safe navigation), and used the name when he joined a Nevada newspaper.
His Grandmother, on his father's side, was a Pamela Goggin (1775-1844). Her father was a Stephen Goggin (1752-1802), and, in turn, his father was also a Stephen Goggin (b. 1726). Pamela married Samuel Clemens on 29 October 1797 in Virginia, having a son John Marshall Clemens (1798-1847) - Mark Twain's father.
When Mark Twain's paternal grandfather's family came to America from England is unclear, though probably no later than the mid-eighteenth century. This Goggin family, whose ancestors were tradespeople in England in the sixteenth century, came to Virginia in the seventeenth century and married into a Quaker family, the Moormans. In 1773, the daughter of Charles Moorman, Rachel Moorman, Twain's great-grandmother, married a non-Quaker, Stephen Goggin, whose father, an Anglican, had emigrated from Queen's County, Ireland. Their daughter, Pamela Goggin, born in 1775, married Samuel B. Clemens in Bedford County in 1797.
Of their five children, John Marshall Clemens was the first.
Birth: 31 Oct 1775 in Virginia
Death: 1844 in Kentucky
Father: Stephen Goggin b. 1752 in Virginia
Mother: Rachel Moorman b. 1753
Spouses & Children
Samuel Clemens (Husband) b. 1770
Marriage: 29 OCT 1797
1. John Marshall Clemens b. 11 Aug 1798 in Virginia
2. Hannibal Clemens
3. Caroline Clemens
4. Elizabeth Clemens
Simon Hancock (Husband)
Marriage: 20 MAY 1809
Pamela Clemens Hancock's Timeline
October 31, 1775
Bedford, Campbell, Virginia, United States
October 29, 1797
Bedford, VA, USA
Pamela married Samuel Clemens on 29 October 1797 in Virginia, having a son John Marshall Clemens (1798-1847) - Mark Twain's father.
August 11, 1798
Lynchburg, Campbell, Virginia, USA
Campbell, Virginia, USA
September 6, 1801
Virginia, United States
November 6, 1803
Virginia, United States
March 27, 1805
Manson, West Virginia, United States
May 20, 1809
August 21, 1845
Adair Co, Kentucky, USA