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Rosel Hyde, Sr.

Birthplace: York, Livingston, New York, United States
Death: Died in Kaysville, Davis, Utah, USA
Place of Burial: Kaysville, Davis, Utah, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Heman Hyde and Polly Wyman Hyde
Husband of Hannah Maria Simmons (Symons) and Mary Ann Hyde
Father of Samuel Symons Hyde; Henry S. Hyde; George Tilton Hyde; Clara Maria Hyde; John Simmons Hyde and 18 others
Brother of Mary Ann Grant; Sgt William Hyde; Elizabeth Kramer; Heman TILTON Hyde; Charles WALKER Hyde and 1 other
Half brother of Heman G. Hyde and Henry G. Hyde

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About Rosel Hyde, Sr.

Rosel was born to Heman and Polly Hyde in York, New York. When the family moved to Freedom, New York Polly was converted to Mormonism by Joseph Smith himself. The entire family was privileged to "hear the Gospel in its purity." Though most of the family members were baptized Rosel took more time gaining a strong conviction of the Restored Gospel.

When the family moved to Kirtland, Ohio, in 1836 the Kirtland Temple was dedicated. Because Rosel wasn't yet baptized he wasn't in attendance during the dedication. While he was working on the farm during the event he "witnessed the cloud and pillar of light that rested on the temple." That spiritual experience helped him secure his testimony and Rosel was baptized shortly after.

Rosel moved with his father's family to Huntsville, Missouri, then to Quincy, Illinois, where he married Mary Ann Cowles. He again moved, this time to Bear Creek, Illinois which is between Nauvoo and Carthage. His property was right next to some owned by the Prophet Joseph and the two became good friends. Mary Ann worked in the Prophets home, the children sat on his knee. When Rosel was informed of the Prophets death he exclaimed, "They just killed one of the greatest men that ever lived."

Before the saints where driven from Nauvoo Rosel was ordained a Seventy and he and his wife received their endowment in the Nauvoo temple. They joined the driven saints from Nauvoo to Council Bluffs in 1846.

Rosel and his family loaded a wagon and joined the Gully/Spencer Company to cross the plains in 1849. They lived in Salt Lake for a few years before they moved north just a bit to Kays Ward, currently Kaysville, Utah. He had 65 acres of farm land right in Kaysville. Their first home there had a sod covered roof that leaked when it rained. Over the years, with hard work Rosel built a very nice home for his family. His home was often the resting place for General Authorities and others visiting Kays Ward.

Rosel and Mary Ann where sealed by Wilford Woodruff in 1855. Rosel served a mission in New York and had many opportunities to help other saints reach the Salt Lake Valley. In 1863 Rosel took one of those opportunities in person and led the Rosel Hyde Company of 300 people to Utah.

Rosel was often described as a very logical thinker, shy, a man of good judgment, slow to anger, had good business sense, prudent and thrifty. He would often suffer wrong rather than create a fuss with other people.

Rosel served as the County Commissioner for nearly 20 years. He was well loved in the community. He was very generous and kind to others. He donated some of his land to the Union Pacific for the railroad and his land was often the home of his Native American friends that traveled throughout the valley.

Rosel and his wife Mary Ann celebrated 60 years of marriage in 1899 with their family from near and far joining them in tribute. Joseph F. Smith spoke at Rosel's funeral and, pointing at the casket, said "Their lies a man without guile; I envy him his reward." Both Rosel and his wife are buried in the Kaysville cemetery.


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Son of Heman Hyde and Polly Wyman Tilton. Married Mary Ann Cowles, 12 Dec 1839, Payson, Adams, Illinois

Children - Martha Ann Hyde, Sarah Maria Hyde, Rosel James Hyde, Mary Louisa Hyde, Helen Elvira Hyde Heman Hyde, Austin Cowles Hyde, Charles Corydon Hyde, David Hyde, Wesley Hyde, William Alonzo Hyde, Polly Hyde

Married Hannah Maria Simmons, 22 Feb 1862, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Children - Samuel Simmons Hyde, Henry S. Hyde, George Tilton Hyde, Clara Maria Hyde, John Simmons Hyde, Mary Ann Hyde, Mabel Hyde, Rosel Hyde, Frank Hyde, Ida Hyde, Polly Hyde

LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Andrew Jenson, Vol. 1, p. 466

Hyde, Rosel, counselor in the Kaysville Ward bishopric from 1858 to 1877, is a son of Heman Hyde and Polly W. Tilton, and was born at York, Livingston county, N.Y., May 20, 1816. He was baptized May 8, 1836, by Joel H. Johnson at Kirtland, Ohio, and confirmed the same day. He moved from Kirtland with his father's family to Missouri, where, within two days' drive of Far West, they were met by a mob and forced to leave the State. They fled to Quincy, Ill., where they wintered.

Rosel was married Dec. 12, 1839, and in 1843 he moved to Bear creek settlement, Hancock county, Ill. He was driven from the State in 1846, along with the rest of the Saints. He settled near the Missouri river, a short distance below Winter Quarters, at a place called Council Point, and remained there till May 20, 1849, when he took up the march for the Rocky Mountains. He arrived in Salt Lake City in September, of the same year, where he first settled, but moved to Kaysville in the spring of 1853. Here he built a house on the farm on which he now resides.

He joined with the Saints in their exodus south in 1858, but returned the same year. In the fall of 1858 he was set apart as first counselor to Bishop Allen Taylor of Kaysville and held that position during that Bishop's administration. Christopher Layton succeeded Bishop Taylor as Bishop, and Bro. Hyde served as his first counselor until 1877, when Christopher Layton was chosen as a member of the Stake presidency.

He was ordained a Patriarch by Franklin D. Richards Jan. 13, 1878. As captain of a Church train he went to Winter Quarters in 1863, and returned the same season with a company of emigrants. He filled a mission to New York State in the winter of 1859-60: served in Territorial legislature in the session of 1858-59, and served as county selectman in Davis county five successive terms of three years each. He has been mayor of Kaysville, and held several other important civil positions there. Bro. Hyde has been a very energetic and thrifty man, has labored hard and accomplished much good in the developments of the resources of the country.



Heman Hyde (1788 - 1869)


Polly Wayman Tilton Hyde (1786 - 1862)



Mary Ann Cowles Hyde (1820 - 1901)


Hannah Maria Simmons Hyde (1843 - 1892)



Martha Ann Hyde Hunter (1841 - 1924)


Sarah Mariah Hyde Taylor (1843 - 1926)


Helen Elvira Hyde Stayner (1852 - 1937)


Heman Hyde (1855 - 1943)


Austin Cowles Hyde (1858 - 1941)


Charles Corydon Hyde (1860 - 1887)


William Alonzo Hyde (1863 - 1934)


Samuel Simmons Hyde (1863 - 1863)


Henry Hyde (1864 - 1866)


Mabel Hyde Flint (1875 - 1924)


Rosel Hyde (1877 - 1970)


Frank Hyde (1881 - 1947)


Polly Hyde (1886 - 1886)

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Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society

Record added: Feb 02, 2000

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Rosel Hyde, Sr.'s Timeline

May 20, 1816
York, Livingston, New York, United States
May 6, 1836
Age 19
May 6, 1836
Age 19
May 8, 1836
Age 19
March 20, 1841
Age 24
Payson, Adams, Illinois, United States
April 30, 1843
Age 26
Payson, Adams, Missouri, USA
May 25, 1845
Age 29
Council Point, Pottawattomie, Iowa
January 7, 1846
Age 29
January 7, 1846
Age 29