William Clayton

17 July 1814–4 December 1879 (Age 65)
Penwortham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary 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 Ruth Moon on 9 October 1836, in Penwortham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 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.

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Family Time Line

William Clayton
1814–1879
Sarah Ann Walters
1838–1915
Marriage: 30 November 1856
Archer Walters Clayton
1858–1947
Athalia Rose Clayton
1860–1925
Mary Adelaide Clayton
1862–1935
Harriet Lily Clayton
1863–1944
Julia Clayton
1866–1866
Victoria Helena Clayton
1867–1931
Charles William Clayton
1869–1910
Sarah Walters Clayton
1871–1878
Lucy Loretta Clayton
1874–1947
Alma Carlos Clayton
1877–1957
Irene Clayton
1879–1947

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 November 1856Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (11)

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    Siblings

    (14)

    +9 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1815
    Age 1
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    1825 · Museum of Lancashire
    Age 11
    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
    Age 18
    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

    (1997: 18684;2007: 41978; 2010: 56638)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

    Cleeton
    Cleaton

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    Sources (193)

    • William Clayton in entry for Amasa Marion Clayton, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • William Clayton, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Wm. Clayton in entry for John M. Pepper and Lucy C. Riser, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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