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William Hyde

1818– 1874

Born in York, New York; baptized in 1834; served four missions in eastern U.S., 1839–43; joined Mormon Battalion in 1846; reunited with his family at Winter Quarters, Nebraska, in December 1847; immigrated to Salt Lake Valley in 1849; called on mission to Australia in 1852; led company of sixty-three Australian Saints to Utah in 1854, their vessel stopping in Hawai‘i while en route; lived in Salt Lake City and Lehi, Utah; moved to Cache Valley in 1864; helped settle Hyde Park, where he died. (See Jenson, BE, 1:759–63; Tullidge, Tullidge’s Histories, 2:122–28; Larson, Database of the Mormon Battalion, 144; Ricketts, Mormon Battalion, 365; Kirby, History of Hyde Park, 353; GQC journal, May 26, 1854.)