William Clayton

William Clayton (1814-1879) was born 17 Jul. 1814 in Charnock Moss, Penwortham, Lancashire, England. He was the son of Thomas Clayton and Ann Critchley. He married Ruth Moon on 9 Oct. 1836 at Penwortham; participated in plural marriage. He was baptized 21 Oct. 1837. He worked alongside Wilford Woodruff in various service and leadership callings from 1839 to 1879. He died 4 Dec. 1879 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory.

Footnotes

William Clayton (LHVW-CCX), "Family Tree," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 6 Feb. 2022). William Clayton, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/william-clayton, accessed 8 Feb. 2022). William Clayton, The Joseph Smith Papers (https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/william-clayton, accessed 12 Jan. 2022).

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  • Page 101

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    Moved by Elder Kimble & seconded by Elder Richards that 20 of the Seventies be sent for & that it be left discretionary with the president of the Twelve to send for more if he think proper Meeting closed by prayer by Elder Kimble At a general conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints held in the Temperance Hall Preston, Lancashire, England; on the fifteenth Day of April Eighteen hundred & forty. Elder Kimble was called to ...
  • Page 103

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    Er Thomas Smith rep the Church at Clithero 27 [M] 1 E. 3 P. Also the Church at Chatburn 84 M 1 E. 2 P. 2 T. 1 D. Also the Church at Dawnham ^Dunham^ 20 M 1 T. 1 D. Also the Church at Grindleton 5 M. Er Wm Clayton rep. the Church at Manchester 240 Members 2 E. 5 P. 4 T 1 D ...
  • Page 106

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    Mooved by Er Young & Secd by P P Pratt that this Conference be adjourned till the 6th Day of July next to be held in Preston at 10 oclok A.M. Carried The Meeting then Adjourned Heber C Kimble President Wm Clayton Clerk The whole Number of the Saints in England & Scotland including official members is Saints 1671 Elders 34 Priest ...
  • Page 9

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1841 – December 31, 1842)

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    January 3, 1842 ~ Monday Jan 3rd I spent the day drawing wood for Albert Smith from the Island across the Missisippi river on the Ice January 4, 1842 ~ Tuesday 4th I drew wood from the Island for myself. One man while crossing the river broke through the Ice & lost his whole esstablishment under the Ice ie horses harness & slay January 5, 1842 ~ Wednesday 5th I spent the day drawing wood ...
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    January 3, 1842 January 4, 1842 January 5, 1842 January 6, 1842 January 7, 1842 January 8, 1842 January 9, 1842 January 10, 1842
  • Page 1

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1845 – December 31, 1846)

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    February 25, 1845 ~ Tuesday 25th I took the parting hand with Elders Sheets & Ure & many saints & left Bradford in Coach & rode to Brighouse 8 miles then took cars & roade to Manchester 34 miles stoped at Elder Druce No 6 Sandford Street Broughton Road Salford, & took dinner From thence to Br Sheldens 43 Lombard street Deansgate Br Flint ...
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    February 25, 1845 February 26, 1845 February 27, 1845
  • Page 56

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    to Birmingham. & that Elder W Richards have the privilege of going whare the Spirit direct him (Carried) Mooved & seconded that Elder Wm Clayton as one of the Presidents rem ain in Manchester to preside over the affairs of the Church in that place & vicinity for the time being (Carried) It was moved & seconded that every Elder Communicate to the Church presidents of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at
  • Page 58

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    Manchester Lancashire whare I had the happy privilege of taking Elder William Clayton by the hand & many other Saints Elder Clayton is one of the presidents Council in England & a wise & worthy brother Manchester is the metropolis of the manifa cturing Districts in England it is a beau tiful borough Containing a Population of 320,000 inhabitants considerable larger on the ground than the City of N.Y. in the U.S.A. The Church of ...
  • Page 59

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    upon her & commanded the devil to Depart, & the fever to stand rebuked in the name of Jesus Christ & it was done though not without a great struggle & we left her came in her mind & prin ciply delivered of her pain. We took supper at Brother Thomas Millers their was 8 saints in the family & they looked good. I spent the night with Elder Clayton at Sister Elizabeth Hardmans I administered unto 6 sick persons & travled ...
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    January 19, 1840
  • Page 60

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    us. We Dined with Brother James Bewsher a Coachman. We met in the afternoon & after some obse rvations from Elder William Clayton I brake bread unto the Saints & preached unto them. I also met a large Congregation at the same place in the Evening & preached the gospel unto them. I had the spirit of God & they gave good attention one Sister said she saw by vision or Revelation Jesus pleading with the Father to spare
  • Page 63

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    We took the parting hand with Elder Wm Clayton ^{after blessing him}^ & the Saints in Manchester & took the Coach & road through Mackelsfield, Stockport, Congleton, Tunstell, & to Burslem in Staffordshire we spent the night in Burslem with Elder Alfred Cordon at Club buildings Navigation road. According to the Costum of the Country we rode upon the outside of the Coach & we had an ...
    Dates:
    January 22, 1840