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William Clayton

Birthplace: Charnock Moss, Penwortham, Lancastershire, Englan\d
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Clayton and Ann Critchely
Husband of Ruth Moon; Jane Hardman; Margaret Clayton; Alice Hardman; Diantha Clayton and 5 others
Father of Sarah Lucretia Clayton; Margaret Normandy Clayton; Hannah Lucretia Clayton; William Heber Clayton; Adelbert Daniel Clayton and 45 others
Brother of Lucy Caroline Clayton; Mary Ann Clayton; Ellen Clayton; James Clayton; John Clayton and 4 others

Occupation: scribe to the Mormon religious leader Joseph Smith, Famous for 'Come, Come ye Saints'
Managed by: Caryn Barrett
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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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William Clayton's Timeline

July 17, 1814
Charnock Moss, Penwortham, Lancastershire, Englan\d
August 1, 1837
Age 23
Farrington, Penwortham, Lancaster, England
August 21, 1837
Age 23
Church Of England
October 21, 1837
Age 23
April 25, 1839
Age 24
Penwortham, Lancashire, England
May 6, 1841
Age 26
Lancashire, England
May 6, 1841
Age 26
Montrose, Lee County, Iowa, United States
February 28, 1843
Age 28
Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States