Many of the wonderful stories we have about pioneers were recorded in their personal journals. Because William Clayton kept a journal, we are able to learn more about him, and the history of one of the most beloved pioneer hymns of all time...

Many of the wonderful stories we have about pioneers were recorded in their personal journals. Because William Clayton kept a journal, we are able to learn more about him, and the history of one of the most beloved pioneer hymns of all time...

William Clayton -  An excellent writer and poet. His hymn "Come, Come, Ye Saints," is deemed the "pioneer anthem".     He was appointed as a personal secretary to the Prophet Joseph Smith, and later to Brigham Young

William Clayton - An excellent writer and poet. His hymn "Come, Come, Ye Saints," is deemed the "pioneer anthem". He was appointed as a personal secretary to the Prophet Joseph Smith, and later to Brigham Young

In 1847, Mormon pioneer William Clayton invented the odometer while crossing the plains in a covered wagon.  Click through to read about how odometers work.

How Odometers Work

In 1847, Mormon pioneer William Clayton invented the odometer while crossing the plains in a covered wagon. Click through to read about how odometers work.

Early Halloween Witch Sheet Music Frolicky Rollicky Wind Coburn, William Clayton F Summy Witch Riding Broom Old Halloween Song by CollectionSelection on Etsy

Early Halloween Witch Sheet Music Frolicky Rollicky Wind Coburn, William Clayton F Summy Witch Riding Broom Old Halloween Song by CollectionSelection on Etsy

This scene was adorable, I think Ive already pinned this butboh well

This scene was adorable, I think Ive already pinned this butboh well

William Clayton and Prudence Lankford | Live as Free People

William Clayton and Prudence Lankford | Live as Free People

William Clayton 17 July 1814–4 Dec. 1879. Bookkeeper, clerk. Born at Charock Moss, Penwortham, Lancashire, England. Son of Thomas Clayton and Ann Critchley. Married Ruth Moon, 9 Oct. 1836, at Pen…

William Clayton

William Clayton 17 July 1814–4 Dec. 1879. Bookkeeper, clerk. Born at Charock Moss, Penwortham, Lancashire, England. Son of Thomas Clayton and Ann Critchley. Married Ruth Moon, 9 Oct. 1836, at Pen…

Steve Wightman ‏@stevewightman1 30m30 minutes ago California, USA  Honoring #USNavy SN William Clayton Hartgen, died 7/29/1967 on the #USSForrestal. Honor him so he is not forgotten.

Steve Wightman ‏@stevewightman1 30m30 minutes ago California, USA Honoring #USNavy SN William Clayton Hartgen, died 7/29/1967 on the #USSForrestal. Honor him so he is not forgotten.

On June 17, 1814, William Clayton was born in Lancashire, England.  He was taught the gospel by Heber C. Kimball and Orson Hyde and emigrated to the United States, leading a group of British converts to Zion. While in Nauvoo, Clayton served as a clerk and scribe to the prophet Joseph Smith. Clayton is best …

On June 17, 1814, William Clayton was born in Lancashire, England. He was taught the gospel by Heber C. Kimball and Orson Hyde and emigrated to the United States, leading a group of British converts to Zion. While in Nauvoo, Clayton served as a clerk and scribe to the prophet Joseph Smith. Clayton is best …

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