Twain Family Connection to Lucia Family

This is the Clemens/Lucia connection that was handed down through eight generations of Lucias and was obviously believed by Clara Clemens as she claimed them as her cousins.

Mark Twain's Relationship to Lucia Family

Obit of Mrs. Ira Clemens Lucia


  • Her husband was Mark Twain's first cousin and it was said that they looked just alike.

Wyandotte Herald, Michigan - January 30, 1903

Young relative of Mark Twain writes story

  • Master Ira Charles Husted, 12 1/2 was praised for a story he wrote. "The Story give evidence of the possession of remarkable degree of imaginative and constructive skill." They attributed this to his being a relative of Mark Twain.