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Need DNA Markers for Mark Twain Lineage
Posted by: Ronald Clemons (ID *****4540) Date: May 16, 2011 at 00:44:02
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I will try this again. I have reviewed all the descendants of the James Clemens line of Buffalo Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania using Dr. Raymond Bell's book as a start point.

Below will be my exact findings. It would nice and a wonderful day for someone [a male Clemens] that is actually related to a Mark Twain ancestor to bravely step forward and provide a simple and painless, male, mouth cheek-swab, to collect the sample for the modern DNA Y-chromosome test. This test does not identify you as a person. This chromosome is simply passed from father to son. If your father or grandfather is listed below, then I am looking for you. My email address is: Contact me there, if you don't want to go public. Perhaps, if you confirm you relationship, we can get funding help. Normally, we need two from different branches to match each other before we can be sure the code has been identified correctly. I realize you have nothing to prove, since you know already your ancestry. However, just perhaps there are some lost family members who have not found their ancestry. We don't look to claim lineage to Mark Twain, we only are trying to find our own place in the world. And we would like to rule in or rule out this large lineage. Thanks for your time.

Possible Connection Points [for male DNA testing] on the Mark Twain Ancestor Lines, James Clemens branch, a gg uncle.

Jeptha W. Clemens, d. Jan 1987 in Macon, Noxubee County, Mississippi

Cyril Coniston Clemens, d. 16 May 1999, St Louis, St Louis County, Missouri

Sherrard Clemens III, d. 1961, famous line...

Hillard Dawson Clemens Sr., d. Feb 1973, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee

Hillard Dawson Clemens Jr., d. 30 Aug 2008, Claremont, Los Angeles County, California

Thomas Breckenridge Clemens Jr., d. 3 Oct 1934, Playa del Rey, Los Angeles County, California

Jere J. Clemens, d. 7 Feb 1942, Los Angeles County, California

Abraham Walton Clemens Jr./III, b. abt 1908, prob Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, cannot find death data.

Russell W. Clemens, d. 1 Oct 1999, Washington County, Pennsylvania

Joseph P. Clemens, d. 25 Oct 1990, West Palm Beach County, Florida

Willis E. Clemens, d. 31 Jan 1989, prob Washington County, Pennsylvania

William Alonzo Clemens, d. 26 Jan 1977, Ormond Beach, Volusia County, Florida [from New York]

Kenneth Robert Clemens, b. 11 Aug 1906, Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado

Paul T. Clemens, d. Feb 1973, Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado

Buster Douglas Clemens,       b. 1926, lives Nevada

The others did not have a son or appeared not to have a son.

Again, thanks for your time and interest.

Ronald A. Clemons Sr.

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