John E. Tullidge Royaume-Uni John Elliott Tullidge, Sr. (November 29, 1806 – January 17, 1873) was the first music critic in Utah Territory and was a Latter Day Saint musician and hymnwriter.
Tullidge was born in Weymouth, England. His family was wealthy and he received early education from a tutor, and eventually graduated from Eton. He then became the principal tenor and one of the conductors of the York Harmonic Society. Later he moved to Wales where he became the conductor of St. Mary's Cathedral choir in Newport. He founded the Newport Harmonic Society in 1843.
Tullidge married Elizabeth Jane Dawe(s) in 1826. They had several children, including Edward W. Tullidge and John Tullidge Jr.. Starting in 1850 with Edward, many of Tullidge's children joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). In 1856 Tullidge founded a school of music in Liverpool aimed primarily at Latter-day Saints. Although not a member himself, Tullidge traveled with his wife and his son John and John's wife and child to Utah Territory in 1863. (Hide extended text) ... (Read all) Source : Wikipedia