Thomas Clayton, Jr. was born 19 February 1793 in Penwortham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom to Thomas Clayton (1754-1829) and Ellen Mayor (1754-1836) and died 16 June 1849 in St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, United States of unspecified causes. He married Ann Critchely (1793-1848) 6 August 1814 in St Leonard Church, Walton le Dale, Lancashire, England.
Marriage and Family
About 1838-1839, the Clayton Family met Mormon missionaries from America and joined the young LDS Church. Evidence of their new son born in 1839 was named Joseph Hyrum in honor of the Mormon Prophet and his brother.
- William Clayton (1814-1879) - notable Mormon Pioneer, famous as the songwriter of the LDS Hymn Come, Come Ye Saints. Held many important duties in Utah and the CHurch
- Alice Clayton (1816-1859) - wife of handcart leader Edward Martin.
- David Clayton (1818-1852)
- Lucy Caroline Clayton (1820-1879)
- Ellen Clayton (1822-1888)
- James Clayton (1824-1847)
- John Clayton (1826-1850) - married the widow of his brother James.
- Mary Ann Clayton (1828-1829)
- Eliza Clayton (1830-1901)
- Thomas Clayton (1834-1914)
- Dinah Ann Clayton (1835-1913)
- Mary Jane Clayton (1836-1837) - died very young in England
- Joseph Hyrum Clayton (1839-1870)
- Matthew Henry Clayton (1840-1841) - died very young in England