Sunday, September 15, 2013

How Am I Related to William Clayton (The Mormon Pioneer and Inventor of the Odometer)?

Are you a child, grandchild, or great-grandchild of Robert William Clayton and ever wonder how you are related to William Clayton? After doing some research on FamilySearch I have the answers.

Our relative, Hugh Clayton, was William Clayton's first cousin. If you follow the general accepted degrees of relationships as described on Wikipedia, then you will discover that William Clayton is your first cousin (either 4, 5, or 6) times removed.