Orson Hyde

Jan 8, 1805
Oxford, Connecticut
Nov 28, 1878
Sring City, Utah

Orson Hyde, born in 1805 in Oxford, Connecticut, joined the Church in Kirtland, Ohio, and became a high priest. He preached with Samuel Smith in the eastern United States, participated in the School of the Prophets, and served in various leadership roles. In 1835, he was ordained as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. He went on missions to New York, Upper Canada, England, and Palestine, and settled in Nauvoo, Illinois. Later, he served another mission to Great Britain before migrating to Utah Territory in 1852.

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