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Wheelock, Cyrus H.


28 Feb. 1813–11 Oct. 1894. Steamboat captain, farmer, lawyer, minister. Born in Henderson, Jefferson Co., New York. Son of Asa Wheelock and Lucy Hibbard. Lived in Ellisburg, Jefferson Co., 1820. Moved to Lyme, Jefferson Co., by 1830. Married Olive Parrish, ca. 1835. Baptized into Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1 Sept. 1839. Moved to Quincy, Adams Co., Illinois, by 1840. Moved to Nashville (later Galland), Lee Co., Iowa Territory, by 1843. Ordained a seventy, by 3 Feb. 1846. Served missions to England, 1846–1848, 1849–1853. Served as assistant editor of Millennial Star, 1851–1852, in England. Led pioneer company from Keokuk, Lee Co., to Salt Lake Valley, June–Oct. 1853. Appointed one of several presidents of Thirty-Seventh Quorum of the Seventy, 12 Jan. 1854, in Salt Lake City. Served mission to England, 1 May 1854–4 Oct. 1856. Moved to Lehi, Utah Co., Utah Territory, by 1856. Served as chaplain for Utah territorial legislature, 1856–1858. Moved to Springville, Utah Co., by 1859. Appointed member of Springville city council, 1859. Served as acting bishop in Springville for several months while bishop was away, 1859. Moved to Mount Pleasant, Sanpete Co., Utah Territory, 1863. Presided over northern states mission, 1878–1879. Died in Mount Pleasant.