Hulet, Sylvester 

Biography

1 Mar. 1800–17 Nov. 1885. Born in Lee, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of Sylvanus Hulet and Mary. Moved to Nelson Township, Portage Co., Ohio, 1814. Baptized into LDS church, Mar. 1830. Moved to Jackson Co., Missouri, by Nov. 1833. Participated in the Battle of the Big Blue, near Independence, Jackson Co., Missouri, 4 Nov. 1833. Moved to Clay Co., Missouri, by July 1834. Ordained an elder, by July 1834. Married Anna Schott Whitmer in Clay Co., Missouri. Moved to Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, by 1842. Ordained a high priest, 8 Oct. 1844, in Nauvoo. Served as second lieutenant in Mormon Battalion, 1846. Migrated to Salt Lake Valley, Oct. 1847. Briefly settled in Bountiful, Davis Co., Utah Territory, spring 1848. Moved to Manti, Sanpete Co., Utah Territory, 1849. Assisted in the exploration of area near what is now part of the Arizona and Nevada border, 1849–1850. Worked in California gold mines, May 1850–ca. 1853. Helped establish what is now Las Vegas, June 1855. Returned to Sanpete Co. Died at Fairview, Sanpete Co.