Born: July 17, 1814, Penwortham, Lancashire, England.
Died: December 4, 1879, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Buried: 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.
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