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About Sylvester Hulet
Son of Sylvanus Hulet & Mary Lewis
Married Anna (Whitmer) Schott, aft 1835, Missouri
An Enduring Legacy, Volume Two, p.100 Elvira Pamela Mills was born March 2, 1820, in Nelson, Portage County, Ohio. Her father was Robert Mills, her mother Rhoda Hulet. She had one brother, Frederick Mills, who died when he was only one year old. Her father died in 1827 when she was seven. After his death, her mother's brother, Sylvester Hulet, helped his sister care for the farm and was almost like a father to the children. He also assumed the responsibility of another widowed (1835) sister (Anna Whitmer) and her child.
Sylvester heard about Joseph Smith and the Mormons, and after investigating the new religion, he and his two sisters accepted the gospel. By 1833 they had emigrated to Missouri and had settled with the Saints in Jackson County, but their happiness in this area was short-lived. When they were driven from Jackson County, they, like many others, suffered for want of food, clothing and shelter.
While Sylvester, his sisters, Rhoda and Charlotte, their three children and a little son of his brother whose wife had died, were living in Far West, Rhoda died, leaving "Uncle Vester" as he was affectionately called, the complete responsibility of her two children. The orphans were given his protection and guidance until their maturity.
Elvira became the wife of Orville Sutherland Cox (brother of USMB Amos Cox) on the third of October 1838, and went with her new husband to a home in Lima, Adams County, Illinois. -Orville Cox Day
Sylvester Hulet enlisted as 2nd Lieut. of Company D in the U.S. Mormon Battalion in 1846. He went with General Kearney's escort in 1847. He was discharged along the Sweetwater River by General Kearney, and because his wife had gone to live with relatives in New York, he returned to Utah with the C.C. Rich Company. ~Vern Taylor
- Updated from Find A Grave Memorial via brother Charles Hulet by SmartCopy: May 19 2015, 16:54:42 UTC
"...Sylvester Hulet enlisted as 2nd Lieut. of Company D in the U.S. Mormon Battalion in 1846. He went with General Kearney's escort in 1847. He was discharged along the Sweetwater River by General Kearney, and because his wife had gone to live with relatives in New York, he returned to Utah with the C.C. Rich Company..."
Sylvester Hulet's Timeline
March 1, 1800
Lee, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States
November 7, 1883
December 18, 1945
August 20, 1951
Fairview, Sanpete County, Utah, United States