Cyrus Hubbard Wheelock

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About Cyrus Hubbard Wheelock

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

"...Cyrus Hubbard Wheelock (February 28, 1813 – October 11, 1894) was an early leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Among other positions he was the first president of the Northern States Mission. He also wrote the words to the Latter-day Saint hymn "Ye Elders of Israel."..."

"...Wheelock was born at Henderson, Jefferson County, New York..."

"...In1844, Wheelock tried to convince Governor Thomas Ford of Illinois to release Joseph Smith, Jr. from Carthage Jail. Wheelock had given Smith the gun which he had when the mob attacked the jail at Carthage..."

"...In the early 1850s, Wheelock served a mission in England and presided over the Manchester, Liverpool and Preston Conferences.."

"...He died in Mount Pleasant, Utah Territory..."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Cyrus H. Wheelock', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 13 November 2010, 21:24 UTC, <> [accessed 9 June 2011]


1: Married Mary Ann Broomhead, West Bromwich, England.

Daughter - Kate Wheelock who died on sea, 1852.

Married Louisa Godsall, 1 Jan 1857.

2 Married Olive Parrish.

Children - Asa Nathan Wheelock, Brittanicus Wheelock, Henry Alphonzo Wheelock.

3: Married Desdemona Jemima Rose, 11 Dec 1853.

Children - Lucy Anthea Wheelock, Julian Russell Wheelock, Cyrus Alberto Wheelock, Marion Ella Wheelock, Maud W. Wheelock, Erminia May Wheelock, Byron Grandville Wheelock.

  1. 4 Married Mary Ann Dallin, 10 Dec 1853, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.

Married Elizabeth Burgess Neslen, 21 Apr 1854.

Biographical Summary:

Wheelock, Cyrus Hubbard, president of the Northern States Mission from 1878 to 1879, was born Feb. 28, 1813, in Henderson, Jefferson Co., N. Y., a son of Asa Wheelock and Lucy Hubbard. He was baptized Sept. 1, 1839, filled a mission to Vermont, and other missions to the States in early days. His labor with Governor Ford in behalf of the Prophet Joseph Smith and others, while they were incarcerated in Carthage jail, is a matter of history. He was a gifted orator, and was set apart May 6, 1878, as president of the Northern States Mission, then comprising Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois. He returned in August, 1879, and died Oct. 11, 1894, in Mt. Pleasant, Utah.

"...Wheelock settled in Mount Pleasant, Utah Territory. He wrote several hymns while living here..."

SOURCE: Possible source for the above biographical summary is: LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Andrew Jenson, Vol. 4, p. 363


Mount Pleasant City Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Sanpete County, Utah, USA

Plot: A_ms_109_6

SOURCE: Find A Grave Memorial# 140107

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Cyrus Hubbard Wheelock's Timeline

February 28, 1813
Jefferson, NY, USA
Age 29
October 16, 1854
Age 41
Lehi, Utah, UT
Age 53
October 11, 1894
Age 81