- Birth Date
- 11 February 1828
- Death Date
- 30 January 1903
The Cluff family traveled to the Salt Lake Valley with the Edward Hunter Company in 1850. The family included David and his wife Elizabeth Betsy Hall, and their eleven sons: David Jr., Moses, Benjamin, William Wallace, Joseph, Harvey Harris, Samuel Sampson, Hyrum, Henry, Alfred Aaron, and Orson.
The 1850 Utah census incorrectly shows the family's surname as "Celiff."
Moses Cluff traveled with the Hodgetts company as a returning missionary. According to the John Jacques journal, Moses helped Captain Hodgetts and Nathan T. Porter bring a dead buffalo to the Martin company.
His birth date and death date are confirmed by the inscriptions on his gravestone.
He returned to America from his mission in Prussia on the ship Thornton.
- Age at Departure: 22
- David Cluff Sr. (Age: 55)
- Elizabeth Betsy Cluff (Age: 44)
- David Cluff Jr. (Age: 23)
- Benjamin Cluff (Age: 20)
- William Wallace Cluff (Age: 18)
- Joseph Cluff (Age: 16)
- Harvey Harris Cluff (Age: 14)
- Samuel Sampson Cluff (Age: 12)
- Hyrum Cluff (Age: 9)
- Henry Cluff (Age: 7)
- Alfred Aaron Cluff (Age: 5)
- Orson Cluff (Age: 2)
- Age at Departure: 28
- Returning Missionary
- 1850 Utah Census.
- Albert Jones notes, circa 1906.
- Edward Hunter and Robert Campbell letter to Brigham Young, 17 July 1850.
- Find a Grave (Website)
- Harvey H. Cluff autobiography, journals, and scrapbook, 1868-1916, Autobiography, 1868-1888,18-25.
- John Bond, Handcarts West in '56.
- Stella Jaques Bell, Life History and Writings of John Jaques: Including a Diary of the Martin Handcart Company (Rexburg, Idaho: Ricks College Press, 1978), 118-22, 129, 134-37, 140-41, 143-44, 150.
- Turner, Lynne S., Emigrating Journals of the Willie and Martin Handcart Companies and the Hunt and Hodgett Wagon Trains , John Jacques, 23 Sep. 1856.
- Utah, Territorial Militia Records, 1849-1877.