Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Schuyler Hulett 1826 - 1908

  • D: I180881
  • Name: Schuyler HULETT
  • Given Name: Schuyler
  • Surname: HULETT
  • Suffix: , U.S. Mormon Battalion
  • Sex: M
  • _UID: 738F13BB3A0F4145B9ACC65E4EBAAFEBCA13
  • Change Date: 16 Feb 2011
  • Note:

    Schuyler Hulett enlisted as a private in Company A of the U.S. Mormon Battalion. He was a member of Capt. Brown's Pueblo detachment. He entered the Salt Lake Valley, Utah July 29, 1847. His Uncle was USMB Sylvester Hulet. ~Vern Taylor
    The Forgotten Pioneers, Part II by Norma B. Ricketts

    When Philip St. George Cooke assumed command of the battalion in Santa Fe, he thought there were too many women, children, and sick soldiers and decided to send a second detachment to Pueblo. This group left Santa Fe October 18 under James Brown, captain. They arrived in Pueblo November 17 with 92 men, 19 women and 10 children. This was the Brown Sick Detachment (Santa Fe Detachment).

    (This included Schuyler Hulet.)

    This Mississippi-battalion contingent (about 300 men, women and children) spent the winter in Pueblo. The soldiers built additional cabins plus a larger building for church and social purposes. A few men worked for the trappers, while others found employment at Bent’s Fort. As spring approached the Crow family grew impatient and decided to start west without waiting for the others. Because of this early start the Crows were waiting at Fort Laramie when Young and the Pioneer Company arrived June 1 and traveled with them on the last part of the journey for the historic 1847 entrance into the valley.

    The Pueblo detachments and remaining Mississippi Saints, under Captain James Brown, left Pueblo May 24. They gradually gained on the vanguard company until they were only a day behind at the ferry on the Platte River. Finding a blacksmith, they decided to stop to get their animals shod. Next they followed the Platte River to the Sweetwater River on to Independence Rock. After they passed Devil’s Gate, they celebrated the anniversary of their enlistment, July 16: "At daylight there was a salute of small arms in honor of our enlistment and more especially the finishing of our one year’s service to Uncle Sam, and to let every one of Uncle Sam’s officers know we were our own men once more."—John Steele7

    Although their period of service was up, there was no one to discharge them. They believed they had to go to California to be discharged and receive their mustering-out pay.

    On July 28 they had their first view of Salt Lake Valley. Abner Blackburn and several others climbed a mountain crest and were impressed by "the grandest view that ever mortal beheld, the air was clear and perfect for a great view, the great Salt Lake glistening under the sun’s rays, range after range of mountains in every direction, the great desert to the west and Utah lake to the south east and the mountains beyond. A more sublime view was seldom seen from a mountain top."8

    On July 29, 1847, President Brigham Young, Heber C. Kimball, Willard Richards, George Albert Smith, Amasa Lyman, Wilford Woodruff, Ezra T. Benson and five other authorities rode on horseback to the mouth of Emigration Canyon, where they met the incoming Pueblo colonists. A violent thunderstorm prevented a grand welcome, but a fife and drum corps greeted the new arrivals. Thomas Bullock described the formation: "Council & Officers first, Infantry next with Martial Music, then followed the Cavalry—with baggage wagons bringing up the rear."9

    Captain Brown led 29 wagons filled with soldiers, their families, and Mississippi Saints to a campsite about one half mile north of the temple lot. The next morning, July 30, Brigham Young and the Council of Twelve Apostles met with the battalion officers and told them, "Your going into the army has saved the lives of thousands of people." 10

    Since their enlistment period had expired, Brigham Young and the church authorities decided to disband the three detachments and not have them continue to California for severance pay as originally planned. That evening in a general meeting for the Saints Brigham Young spoke until he was hoarse. He expressed a warm feeling toward the soldiers and requested that the men build a bowery on the temple lot so they could hold their meetings in the shade.11

    On July 31 Brigham Young assumed command and assigned the soldiers to gather brush for the bowery. They built a comfortable shelter forty by twenty-eight feet in size. During that week the soldiers continued to work under church direction, cultivating the soil and making adobe bricks for both living quarters and the fort. The addition of the men from Pueblo greatly aided in the heavy work in the valley during those early months.

    During this same time, Young was organizing two groups to go east to help the Saints come west. These groups were known as the "Ox train of returning pioneers" and the "Horse and mule train."12

    The ox company left Salt Lake Valley August 17, 1847, and consisted of sixty-nine men, forty-two of whom were ex-battalion. There were 107 men (thirty-two ex-battalion men) in the horse and mule company that left the Salt Lake Valley August 26. In addition to Brigham Young, seven of the Twelve Apostles were in this group. It had been only thirty-three days since the Pioneer Company arrived. As they traveled east, they met the westbound Big Company, which reached Salt Lake Valley in early October 1847.

    LDS Vital Records/Pioneer Heritage Library from Ancestry LDS FH Suite 2 CD:
    Hulett, Schuyler (Male)
    Birth: Hulett, Schuyler (Male) Date: August 24, 1826 Place: Nelson, Portage, OH, USA
    Parents: Father: Hulett, Francis Mother: Barber, Percey
    Death: Date: March 16, 1908 Place: Bloomfield, IA, USA
    Temple Ordinance Data: Hulett, Schuyler (Male) Baptism Date: June 29, 1925
    Endowment Date: April 29, 1926 Temple: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT, USA
    Sealed to Parents Date: June 19, 1981 Temple: Provo, Utah, UT, USA
    Comments: Hulett, Schuyler (Male)Schuyler was a private in Company "A" of the Mormon Battalion.

    He is also mentioned in:
    Hulett, Schuyler
    History of Arizona, 1958 edited by Richard E. Sloan. [Phoenix: Record Publishing Company, 1930.] v.1, p.152 v.1. p.145 Photo v.1, p.145

    Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah compiled by Frank Esshom. [Salt Lake City: Western Epics, Inc., 1966.] p.43

    Wiggins, Marvin E. Mormons and Their Neighbors (Supplement)

    Hulett, Schuyler 24 Aug 1826 - 16 Mar 1908
    Members of The Mormon Battalion by Susan Ward Easton. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University, 1980. @ p.36 MEMM @ p.36

    Missouri period:

    Members of the extended Hulet family known to have moved to Jackson County in 1832 include the following: Mary Lewis Hulet (b. 1763), widow of Sylvanus Hulet; Charles Hulet (b. 1790), son of Mary Lewis Hulet; Margaret Ann Noah Hulet (b. 1794),
    wife of Charles Hulet; Catherine Hulet (b. 1820), twin daughter of Charles and Margaret; Melvina Hulet (b. 1820), twin, daughter of Charles and Margaret; Electa Fidelia Hulet (b. 1823), daughter of Charles and Margaret; Sylvanus Cyrus Hulet (b. 1824 [1826]), son of Charles and Margaret; Sylvester Hulet (b. 1800), son of Mary Lewis Hulet; Francis Hulet (b. 1803 [1802]), son of Mary Lewis Hulet; Schuyler Hulet (b. 1824 [1826]), son of Francis Hulet; Mary Hulet West (b. 1804), daughter of Mary Lewis Hulet; Nathan Ayers West (b. 1801), son-in-law of Mary Lewis Hulet; Rhoda hulet Mills (b. 1795), daughter of Mary Lewis Hulet; Elvira Pamela Mills (b. 1820), daughter of Rhoda Hulet Mills; Robert Frederick Mills (b. 1825), son of Rhoda Hulet Mills; Orrin Taylor Hulet (b. 1815), son of Charles and Ann Taylor Hulet; possibly William and Lydia Whiting. See Simmonds, “John34
    Noah and the Hulets,” 24. Mormon Historical Studies
  • Birth: 24 AUG 1826 in Nelson, Portage, Ohio
  • Death: 16 MAR 1908 in Bloomfield, Davis, Iowa
  • Ancestral File #: L6XT-9W
  • Event: as a PVT in Company A Military 1846

  • "When his sister Rhoda's husband, Robert Mills died, he took charge of Rhoda and her two children.  He cared for them as a provider and kind relative until the children were mature, long after their mother's death. He also practically raised his brother Frances's son because his mother also died. This boy was called Schuyler."

    Michael Hulet  1679 - 1774 wife, Experience Newton 1683 -1774.  
    John Hulet 1716-1763 wife, Sarah Searles 1723 -1797.   
    Sylvanus Hulet 1758 -1824 wife, Mary Lewis 1761- 1835.   
    Francis Louis Hulet 1802 -1882 wife, Persis Barber  1806- 1828.    
    Schuyler Hulett 1826 -1908 wife,  Jane Waddle 1833 -1909 . 
    Frederick Wadell Hulett 1864-1943 wife, Bertha Smith 1901- 1943.

    Mormon Battalion:

    Hulet, Schuyler of Co A
    Hewlitt [Hulet], Schuyler - non-member of LDS church

    The soldiers of the battalion who arrived in Pueblo, Colorado in 1846 included: Joshua Abbott, Orson B. Adams, Franklin Allen, James T. Allred, Reuben W. Allred, Jeduthan Averett, Lorenzo Babcock, Samuel Badham, William E. Beckstead, James Bevan, Erastus Bingham Jr. Thomas Bingham Sr., William Bird, Abner Blackburn, Richard Brazier, John Brimhall, Alexander Brown, Daniel Brown, James Brown, James P. Brown, Jesse S. Brown, John Buchannan, Thomas R. Burns, William Burt, Montgomery Button, John M. Bybee, Alva C. Calkins, James W. Calkins, John H. Calvert, James G. Camp, Isaac Carpenter, William H. Carpenter, William W. Casto, James Cazier, John D. Chase, Haden W. Church, Albert Clark, George S. Clark, Allen Compton, George W. Cummings, Josiah Curtis, Edward Dalton, Harry Dalton, James Davis, Ralph Douglas, James Dunn, Francillo Durphee, James C. Earl, Marcus N. Eastman, David I. Frederick, David Garner, Philip Garner, William W. Gifford, Luther W. Glazier, James H. Glines, John C. Gould, Samuel J. Gould, William Gribble, Ebenezer Hanks, James Hendrickson, John W. Hess, Eli B. Hewitt, Alfred Higgins, Nelson Higgins, Azra E. Hinckley, James P. Hirons, Lucas Hoagland, Elijah E. Holden, Charles A. Hopkins, Henry Hoskins, Schuyler Hulet,

    Brown Detachment
    Company A—28
    Captain James Brown............George David Black
    Mary McCree Black Brown...Alexander Brown
    Jesse Sowel Brown.................James Tillman Sanford Allred
    Eliza Bridget Manwaring Allred...Rueben Warren Allred
    Elzadie Emeline Ford Allred..Melvin Simeon Blanchard
    James Wood Calkins...............Eli Dodson
    David Garner Jr......................Phillip Garner Co. B brothers
    James Harvey Glines.............Elijah E. Holden
    Charles A. Jackson..................Schuyler Hulet


    Don't know why Waddle , Wadell.  It is Waddle on Schuyler & Jane's marriage license. On my Grandfather Fred's it says Jane Wadell.  And it went from one T in Hulet - Hulett.  Ancestry goes back further than 1679.   Let me know what you need . I'll try to find for you. M

    Birth: Aug. 24, 1826
    Portage County
    Ohio, USA
    Death: Mar. 16, 1908
    Davis County
    Iowa, USA

    Son of Francis Hulet & Percey "Persis" Barber

    Mormon Battalion members

    Family links:
      Jane Waddle Hulett (1833 - 1909)

      Percie E Hulett (1858 - 1860)*

    *Calculated relationship
    Bloomfield South Cemetery
    Davis County
    Iowa, USA
    Plot: CEM. LOT 29;