Samuel L. Clemens - Mark Twain Genealogy

The genealogy of Samuel L. Clemens, Mark Twain, brings many inquiries to the Mark Twain Museum.

Sam and Livy had four children. Only one of them, Clara, married. She had only one child, a daughter named Nina. Nina died in 1966 without having children. Thus, there are no direct descendants of Mark Twain.

There are people living today descended from Samuel L. Clemens’ siblings and ancestors.

Provided below is some general information that answers many inquiries made at the Mark Twain Museum.

“It is a wise child that knows its own father, and an unusual one that unreservedly approves of him."

- More Maxims of Mark, Johnson, 1927