- 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 Hall, and several of their sons: Benjamin, William Wallace, Harvey Harris, Samuel Sampson, Hyrum, Henry, Alfred Aaron, and Orson. Three of their sons, Moses, David Jr., and Joseph, traveled with the Blair company.
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: 28
- Returning Missionary
- Age at Departure: 22
- 1850 Utah Census.
- Albert Jones notes, circa 1906.
- Early Missionary Database
- 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.
- "Obituary," The Cluff Family Journal, 20 March 1903, 287.
- Saints By Sea: Latter-day Saint Immigration to America
- 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.