Orson Hyde[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15]

Male 1805 - 1878  (73 years)


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  • Name Orson Hyde 
    Born 8 Jan 1805  Oxford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptized (LDS) 30 Oct 1831  Kirtland, Lake, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Endowed (LDS) 2 Dec 1843 Red Brick Store 
    Patriarchal Blessing 29 Dec 1835 
    Calling Before 6 Apr 1849 - After 6 Apr 1851  Pottawattamie (Stake), Pottawattamie, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    President 
    Residence Pottawattamie, Pottawattamie, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Died 28 Nov 1878  Spring City, Sanpete, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I23235  Early Latter-day Saints
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2015 

    Father Nathan Hyde,   b. 1835, Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1835, Kirtland, Lake, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years) 
    Mother Sarah Thorpe 
    Family ID F20113  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Marinda Nancy Johnson,   b. 28 Jun 1815, Pomfret, Windsor, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1886  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 4 Sep 1834  , Geauga, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [18, 19
    Sealed S (LDS) 11 Jan 1846  NAUVO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Comments: Hyde, Orson (male)Orson, a member of the council of the Twelve Apostles from 1835 to 1878, and president of the quorum from 1847 to 1875, was born January 8, 1805, in Oxford, New Haven county, CT. His father, who was an athletic witty and talented man, fought, and was several times wounded in the U.S. Army, serving in Canada, under General Brown, and on the frontier in the war of 1812. His mother having died when he was seven years old, Orson and his eight brothers and three sisters were scattered, and he was placed under the care of a gentleman named Nathan Wheeler, with whom he stayed till eighteen years of age. Mr. Wheeler moving from Derby, CT, to Kirtland, Ohio, when Orson was fourteen years old, the boy had to walk the whole distance, six hundred miles, carrying his knapsack. On striking out into the world for himself he worked at several occupations, and part of the time served as clerk in the store of Gilbert & Whitney, in Kirtland. In 1827 a religious revival made quite a stir in the neighborhood of Kirtland, and he became converted to the Methodist faith, and was appointed as class leader. Subsequently, under the preaching of Sidney Rigdon, he embraced the doctrine of the Campbellites and was baptized by immersion. He then took up his abode in the town of Mentor, Ohio, and commenced to study under the care o+f Sidney Rigdon and others, becoming proficient in several branches of education. He then began to preach, assisting in the formation of several Campbellite branches in Lorain and Huron counties, Ohio, over which he was appointed pastor in 1830. In the fall of the year several "Mormons" visited that neighborhood bringing the called "golden Bible," of which he read a portion, and by request he preached against it. But feeling that he had done wrong, he determined to oppose it no more until he had made further investigation. He accordingly went to Kirtland to see the Prophet Joseph, and there found that Sidney Rigdon and others of his former friends had embraced the "new gospel." After diligent inquiry he became himself convinced of its truth.
    • Comments: #21
      Orson, born at Oxford, New Haven, Connecticut, 1805. Death of mother, 1812. Death of father, c. 1817. Lived with Wheeler family until 1823. Wheeler moved to Kirtland, c. 1819. Worked in iron foundry. Carded wool. Clerk in Gilbert and Whitney store, c. 1825-27, when not carding wool. Converted to Methodism, 1827. Vague reports of "golden Bible" found in western New York, c. 1827. Converted to Campbellite congregation of Sidney Rigdon, c. 1827. Lived in Rigdon home at Mentor while studying grammar. Entered Burton Academy. Ordained elder and went on mission with Rigdon, 1829. Pastor of churches at Elyria and Florence, 1830. Taught school, 31. Arrival of Mormon missionaries in Kirtland. Read Book of Mormon and concluded it fiction. Visited Kirtland, 1831. Examined Mormonism while working in Gilbert-Whitney store. Heard both Joseph Smith and his opponents. Baptized by Sidney Rigdon, October 1831. Ordained elder. Ordained High Priest at Orange conference. Missionary with Hyrum Smith to towns where he had been pastor. Mission to New York with Samuel H. Smith 1832. Organized branches in Massachusetts, Maine, and Rhode Island. Hardships of mission. Missouri, 1833. Mission to Pennsylvania and New York with Orson Pratt, 1834. Collected money for Zion's Camp, 1834. Visited governor Dunklin with Parley Pratt. Returned to Kirtland. Married Marinda M. Johnson, 1834. Chosen as apostle. Mission to New England, 1835. Mission to New York and Canada, 1836. Joined by wife. Mission to England with Heber C. Kimball and others, 1837-38. Moved to Far West, 1838. Sick until 1839. Foolish apostasy, October 1838. Moved to Commerce. Appointed to go to Jerusalem, 1840. Gone three years. Returned to nauvoo, December 1842.
    • Comments: #31. Orson Hyde, president of the British Mission died November 28, 1878.
    • Comments: #41. Orson, according to appointment, visited some of the branches of the Church in Ohio for the purpose of setting things in order generally, traveling with Hyrum Smith as a missionary companion. Orson was baptized by Sidney Rigdon in the fall of 1831 and soon afterwards was ordained an Elder. He was ordained a High Priest October 25, 1831. He made several missionary trips between Ohio and Missouri and was chosen one of the Twelve Apostles in 1835. He died in Spring City, Sanpete county, Utah, November 28, 1878. Orson traveled as a missionary in New York and the Eastern States, together with Samuel H. Smith. Orson traveled in New York, principally for the purpose of getting volunteers for Zion's Camp. Orson filled a special mission to Missouri, together with John Gold in behalf of the persecuted Saints in Jackson county. Orson traveled through Pennsylvania, New York, Canada and the Eastern States, preaching the Gospel and holding conferences with his fellow Apostles. Orson, who has expected to accompany others of the Apostles to England was prevented from going through sickness, and he labored as a missionary in Illinois, and Indiana. Orson Hyde labored in Ohio. Orson filled an important mission to England, together with Heber C. Kimball and others and preached also in several states as he traveled to and from the Atlantic seaboard. Orson, after laboring in the number of States and Great Britain, filled an important mission to Palestine, where he dedicated the land for the gathering of the Jews.
    • Comments: #61. In 1860, Orson had a household of 15, a real wealth of $40,000, and a personal wealth of $1500. 2. In 1870, Orson had a household of 15, a real wealth of $3000, and a personal wealth of $2000.
    • Comments: #71. Orson attended the Nauvoo, Illinois 4th ward. 2. Orson was listed on the continuing Church Record.
    • Comments: #81. Orson was a member of Zion's Camp in 1834. 2. Orson fell into apostasy during the Missouri persecutions 3. Orson was an apostle.
    • Comments: #91. Orson recorded the minutes of the first High Council.
    Children 
     1. Nathan Hyde,   b. 1835, Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1835, Kirtland, Lake, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Laura Miranda Hyde,   b. 21 Mar 1837, Kirtland, Lake, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1909, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     3. Emily Matilda Hyde,   b. 13 Dec 1839, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Dec 1909  (Age 69 years)
     4. Orson Washington Hyde,   b. 13 Nov 1843, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1843, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. Frank Henry Hyde,   b. 23 Jan 1846, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1908, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     6. Alonzo Eugene Hyde,   b. 28 Feb 1848, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1910, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     7. Delia Annnnette Hyde,   b. 28 Dec 1849, Kanesville, Pottawattamie, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1907  (Age 57 years)
     8. Heber Hyde,   b. 10 Nov 1852, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1853, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     9. Mary Lavinia Hyde,   b. 10 Jul 1854, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1855, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     10. Zina Virginia Hyde,   b. 23 Apr 1858, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1939  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 6 Aug 2009 
    Family ID F8717  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Mary Ann Price,   b. 5 Jun 1816, Leigh, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1901, Manti, Sanpete, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married Apr 1843 
    Last Modified 6 Aug 2009 
    Family ID F14867  Group Sheet

    Family 3 Martha R. Browett,   b. 22 Jun 1819, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1904, , , Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 1 Apr 1843  Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 6 Aug 2009 
    Family ID F2887  Group Sheet

    Family 4 Ann Eliza Vickers,   b. 26 Jan 1841, Big Neck Prairie, Madison, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1923  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 1 Mar 1857  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Charles Albert Hyde
     2. George Lyman Hyde
     3. Joseph Smith Hyde
     4. Maria Louisa Hyde
     5. Melvina Augustus Hyde
     6. Flora Geneva Hyde
    Last Modified 6 Aug 2009 
    Family ID F14868  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBaptized (LDS) - 30 Oct 1831 - Kirtland, Lake, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Apr 1843 - Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Mar 1857 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Nov 1878 - Spring City, Sanpete, Utah, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • PROPERTY:
      Nauvoo : Block 103, Lot 3 N 3/4
      Nauvoo : Block 150, Lot 3 or 4 Tenant
      Nauvoo : Block 101, Lots 1 and 4 Historic Dwelling on Lot 4
      Kimball 2: Block 20, Lot 4

      NAUVOO RECORDS:
      Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register, p 1
      Members, LDS, 1830-1848, by Susan Easton Black, Vol 24, pp 957-964
      Nauvoo Legion

      HISTORY:
      "Autobiography of Orson Hyde,"
      (1804-1842) in Millennial Star 26 (1864), p 7
      "Orson Hyde". A Cry from the Wilderness (1842) in Jessee, Papers of JS (1989), p 6
      The Orson Hyde Home
      "Orson Hyde" from An Enduring Legacy, Vol , pp 148-151
      "Orson Hyde" from the Utah Genealogical and Historical Magazine 4 (April 19130: 53-58)

      NOTES:
      O. Hyde and G. J. Adams appointed to go on a mission to Russia, in the Wed, June 28, 1843
      edition of the NAUVOO NEIGHBOR.

      Name transcribed from the Iowa Branches Members Index 1839 - 1859, Volumes I & II by Ronald G. Watt. Historical Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1991. Copyright by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

      Note: Stated in record above, "V. 1 p. 103"

    Baptized (LDS):
    • Officiator: Sidney Rigdon

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