Thomas Poulson Cloward (1823 - 1909) MP

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Birthplace: Potts Town, Chester, PA, US
Death: Died in Payson, Utah, UT, US
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About Thomas Poulson Cloward

"...Cloward, Thomas Poulson – (9th Ten) Born in Chester Co., Pa., on Dec. 10, 1823, to Jacob and Anne Pluck Coward. He was apprenticed to a shoemaker at age 15, with whom he remained for five years. He joined the Church about this time and moved to Nauvoo. He married Mary Page in 1847. After crossing the plains, he made the first pair of shoes in the Salt Lake Valley. He took an old pair of boot tops and made shoes fro Ellen Kimball, Heber C. Kimball's wife. He returned to Winter Quarters with Brigham Young. He settled for two years on the east side of the Missouri River until 1852, when he brought his family west. He lived in Provo and then moved to Payson, where he started a shoemaker's shop. He later helped in construction of the Salem Canal. He died Jan. 16, 1909, at age 85 in Payson, Utah..."

SOURCE: http://www.ldschurchnews.com/articles/58061/Biographies-of-the-original-1847-pioneer-company.html

SOURCE: http://www.eancestry.org/getperson.php?personID=I1411&tree=nichols

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Thomas Cloward's Timeline

1823
December 10, 1823
Potts Town, Chester, PA, US
1842
August 1, 1842
Age 18
1847
March 25, 1847
Age 23
Winter Quarters, Mo
1853
September 1, 1853
Age 29
Provo, Utah, Utah
1854
August 27, 1854
Age 30
Provo, Utah, Utah
1857
April 4, 1857
Age 33
Provo, Utah, Utah
1859
February 2, 1859
Age 35
Provo, Utah, Utah
1861
October 27, 1861
Age 37
Provo, Utah, Utah
1863
February 7, 1863
Age 39
Payson, Utah, Utah
July 18, 1863
Age 39