William Clayton

Brief Life History of William

When William Clayton was born on 17 July 1814, in Penwortham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Clayton, was 22 and his mother, Ann Critchley, was 20. He married Margaret Moon on 27 April 1843, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Brampton, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom in 1891. In 1860, at the age of 46, his occupation is listed as age 45; auditor, public acct u.t.; persons in household: ruth, 44; margaret, 41; william a, 16; violate r, 15; newrey h, 13; david h, 10; rachel a, 9; lydia a, 7; algenia m, 5; brigham j, 3; margaret, 40; joseph t, 12; lydia, 11; james l, 7; lavinina p, 5; don carlos, 2; augusta, 26; etc. salt lake city, salt lake, utah territory, united states in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He died on 4 December 1879, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

Photos and Memories (97)

Do you know William? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

William Clayton
Sarah Ann Walters
Marriage: 30 November 1856
Archer Walters Clayton
Athalia Rose Clayton
Mary Adelaide Clayton
Harriet Lily Clayton
Julia Clayton
Victoria Helena Clayton
Charles William Clayton
Sarah Walters Clayton
Lucy Loretta Clayton
Alma Carlos Clayton
Irene Clayton

Sources (200)

  • William Clayton, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Clayton, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Copy of William Clayton, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1908-1949"

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1825 · Museum of Lancashire

The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of numerous places, in Yorkshire, Lancashire, Staffordshire, and Sussex, named Clayton, from Old English clǣg ‘clay’ + tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Story Highlight

Descendants of Great Men

While my husband and I were dating we had the chance to take a religion class at BYU about Joseph Smith. While we were in the class we found that we had two great men in common among our ancestors. Th …

Discover Even More

As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a FREE Account

Search for Another Deceased Ancestor

Share this with your family and friends.