The Hulse family traveled to Utah in either 1849 or 1850. They had a child born in Missouri in October 1848 and the next child was born in October 1850 in Utah. According to his biography, he was the captain of a company of three wagons in 1849. However, there are some discrepancies within this text.
He served a number of missions for the Church. He was a returning missionary in 1863.