July 17, 1814, Penwortham, Lancashire, England.

December 4, 1879, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah.


Clayton worked as a missionary in England before moving to America in 1840. He was city treasurer in Nauvoo, Illinois; clerk of the Nauvoo Temple; member of the Nauvoo Brass Band; Joseph Smith’s private secretary until 1844; and one of the group that moved to Utah with Mormon leader Brigham Young. He later played second violin in the Salt Lake Theater orchestra.

  1. Come, Come, Ye Saints