Orson Washington Hyde[1, 2, 3, 4]

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  • Name Orson Washington Hyde 
    Born 13 Nov 1843  Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Nov 1843  Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I32889  Early Latter-day Saints
    Last Modified 30 Jul 2009 

    Father Orson Hyde,   b. 8 Jan 1805, Oxford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1878, Spring City, Sanpete, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother 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  [5, 6
    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.
    Family ID F8717  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Nov 1843 - Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Nov 1843 - Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois,USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • NAUVOO RECORDS:
      Nauvoo Death Record, Died at age 14 Days
      Old Nauvoo Burial Ground, Vol 8
      Sexton Record

  • Sources 
    1. [S21] LDS - List of Known Dead Buried in Old Nauvoo Burial Ground, , Vol 8.

    2. [S145] LDS - Nauvoo Death Records, , Died at age 14 Days.

    3. [S235] USA - Illinois - Nauvoo Sexton Record of Burials, 1839-1846.

    4. [S33099]

    5. [S14331] Book - Papers of Joseph Smith, Biographical Register, Jesse, Dean C., Editor, p. 492.

    6. [S6] LDS - Membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:1830-1848, 50 vols., Black, Susan Easton, Compiler, (LDS Church, Salt Lake City, 1990).