Samuel L. Clemens is born in Florida Missouri to his parents John Marshall Clemens and Jane Clemens.
Samuel L. Clemens moves to Hannible MO
Samuel and his family move to Hannibal Missouri when he is just four years old.
Samuel spends summers at his uncles farm
1842 - 1847
Between the ages of seven and twelve Samuel L. Clemens would spend his summers at his uncle Johns farm. Interestingly, it was here that gave him inspiration for some of the characters and settings for his books.
Samuel's father dies
Samuel's father dies when he was only eleven years old.
Samuel L. Clemens starts calling himself Mark Twain
Samuel L. Clemens starts calling himself Mark Twain while working for a news paper company.
Abraham Lincoln is assassinated
April 14, 1865
Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth in the Ford's Theater in Washington DC.
Twain meets General Grant
Mark Twain meets General Ulysses S. Grant
Mark Twain publishes his first book
Mark Twain publishes his first book, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Sketches."
Mark Twain marries Olivia Langdon.
Mark Twain marries his wife Olivia Langdon.
Mark Twain's son was born
Mark Twain's first and only son Langdon Clemens is born.