William Clayton (1814 - 1879) MP

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Birthplace: Charnock Moss, Penwortham, Lancastershire, Englan\d
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
Occupation: scribe to the Mormon religious leader Joseph Smith, Famous for 'Come, Come ye Saints'
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About William Clayton

Wikipedia Biographical Summary

"...William Clayton (July 17, 1814 – December 4, 1879) was an early leader in the Latter Day Saint movement and acted as a clerk and scribe to the Mormon religious leader Joseph Smith, Jr. Clayton, born in England, is recognized as an American pioneer journalist, scribe, inventor, lyricist and musician.

Clayton was born in Penwortham, Lancashire, England, the son of Thomas Clayton and Ann Critchley. He was the eldest of fourteen children. He married Ruth Moon on October 9, 1836..."

SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Clayton_%28Mormon%29

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http://www.boap.org/LDS/Early-Saints/clayton-diaries

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William Clayton's Timeline

1814
July 17, 1814
Charnock Moss, Penwortham, Lancastershire, Englan\d
1836
October 9, 1836
Age 22
Eccleston Parish, Lancashire, England, Uk
1837
August 1, 1837
Age 23
Farrington, Penwortham, Lancaster, England
August 21, 1837
Age 23
Church Of England
October 21, 1837
Age 23
1839
April 25, 1839
Age 24
Penwortham, Lancashire, England
1841
May 6, 1841
Age 26
Lancashire, England
1843
February 28, 1843
Age 28
Nauvoo, Hancock, Il
April 27, 1843
Age 28
Nauvoo, Hancock, Il
1844
February 18, 1844
Age 29
Nauvoo, Hancock, Il