Missionary Database

    William Clayton


    • Departed From Home: 1838
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Married
    • Priesthood office: High Priest
    • Notes: When Heber C. Kimball and Orson Hyde returned to the United States in March 1838, they left Joseph Fielding in charge of the mission with Clayton as second counselor.

    St. Louis, Missouri

    • 1848–Unknown
    • Age Called: Unknown
    • St. Louis, Missouri
    • Departed From Home: 1848
    • Mission type: Other
    • Marital Status: Plurally Married
    • Priesthood office: High Priest
    • Notes: He was appointed to publish the Latter-day Saints Emigrants Guide at St. Louis, Missouri.


    • Arrived In Field: 3 January 1853
    • Departed From Field: 6 April 1853
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Plurally Married
    • Priesthood office: High Priest
    • Called From: Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States

    Stories and Documents

    Mormon Missionary Diaries, Brigham Young University.

    Single volume spanning 1840 to 1842.

    British Mission history, 1841-1971, Church History Library.

    See the index above for entries on his service.

    The Latter-day Saints' Millennial Star, 15:58-59.

    Arrivals. --- The following Elders, from the Salt Lake Valley, arrived at Liverpool on the 3rd instant, via New York, per ship Columbia:--- Richard Cook, William Clayton, William Glover, Levi E. Riter, William Woodward, and John A. Hunt, on missions to England;

    "William Clayton," Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel.

    He traveled with the John Brown Company in 1853 while returning from a mission.

    Temple Records Index Bureau, comp., Nauvoo Temple endowment register: 10 December 1845 to 8 February 1846 (Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1974), 3.

    Copies available at the Church History and Family History Libraries.

    Early Church Information File, FamilySearch, cards 457.

    Born 17 July 1814 @ Penwortham, Lancaster, England1847 Pioneer (crossing the plains)20 Apr 1846: Wrote "Come, Come Ye Saints"Father: Thomas ClaytonMother: Ann CritchleyMember of presidency of the British Mission, voyage to Nauvoo 1840-1842Death: 1879 @ Salt Lake City, UtahMission: October, 1838Baptized 1837Set Apart: 1848To High Council: 24 Apr 1841Set Apart: 1852Baptized: 7 Aug 1847 @ SLC by H C Kimball