Hyde, Charles (1740-abt.1810) – London, England

Charles Hyde (b. 1740 London, England, d. abt 1810), was a native of England, and settled in North Carolina after serving through the Revolutionary War. He was married twice. By his first marriage with Nancy [Unknown], he had the following children:


1. Ansel Hyde, born 1770, died 1844. buried in Perry County, Indiana. Ansel’s first wife, Hannah Barclay, died in childbirth with Hiram, [Dan G. Hyde’s 3rd g-grandfather]. Ansel remarried Mary Miller, daughter of Henry and Phebe Miller, and had 12 children! Ansel settled in Breckinridge Co., Ky., then moved to Indiana territory in 1808 on the Ohio River 5 miles below Rome. Later he moved to Ky. back of Cloverport, and 1815 moved to what is now Spencer Co. Ind.


Ansel’s son Hiram married Rachel Totten Irvin in 1815, Roane County, Tenn., and had 17 children! 3 died as infants, 1 on the way to Missouri in 1844.


2. Ezekial Hyde, born 1780, died 1842 in Chicot County, Arkansas. Ezekial married Mary Morris in Christian County, Ky. in 1800. They had 7 known children. He owned land in Arkansas and across the Mississippi River in Washington County, Miss.


3. Joseph Hyde, born abt. 1775, died unknown. Joseph settled in Tennessee.


We are searching for answers to the following questions:


1. What was Charles’s wife Nancy’s maiden name? How many kids?


2. When did Charles come to America? What other family members came over as well?


3. Who were Charles’s parents?


Associated Website


“The Hyde Sides” – website managed by Daniel G. Hyde, Cedar Hill, MO


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  • I descend from Noel Francis Hyde b. SC 1835. But I Have read on a familtreemaker site that Hiram Hyde was of Irish descent. Has anyone heard this?

  • Donna, I suggest discussing this with Dan. We know from NC records that Charles Hide was born about 1739. A variety of sources suggest that he was born in England. The St Sepulchre reference shows a birth date of 29 Aug 1740 and baptism 10 Sept 1740, parents William and Margret. Other family trees wrongly reference Charles’s parents as Thomas Hyde and Elizabeth Bishop of MD – this is incorrect as the two known sons of Thomas were born in 1750 and 1768. A few trees suggest Thomas Hyde b 1700 and Eleanor, but I’m unable to locate any evidence that they had a son Charles circa 1739-40 and would welcome reviewing anything put forward. So, the short answer is that we are not sure that Charles came from London although the St Sepulchre reference cannot be ruled out at this time. We hope that more evidence concerning Charles’s parentage becomes available.

    • I am also very interested in finding out more about Ansel Hyde’s father Charles…his parents, where exactly was he born, when did he come to the US and did he fight in the Revolutionary War, if so, in what capacity…which side? Any information on any of this would be greatly appreciated. This is a fascinating website!

  • Looking for documentation that Charles Hyde b.1740 d.1810 was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. Want documentation for DAR purposes. Any help would be appreciated

    • Gisele, did you ever get any documentation on Charles Hyde’s Revolutionary War involvement? I am hoping to become a member of DAR also. Thanks.

      • Never did find anything out, but I am a member of the DAR and would be happy to try and find another patriot that may be in your family. you can write to me at giseledeangelis150@gmail.com

        If you want me to try and find someone for you, let me know and I will try and help you. I am the Vice-Regent for the Ponce De Leon Chapter in Winter Haven Florida

        • Hello Gisele,
          Thank you for the offer to help me find an ancestor from the Revolutionary War. 🙂 I am very excited! I am sorry I did not see this message until now. For some reason I did not see an announcement of your message, but it is easy to lose messages anymore in my email due to my getting so much spam. I will e-mail you about this. Thanks so much!

  • The only reference to suggest that Charles Hyde b circa 1740 came from England and served in the Revolutionary War is an unsourced document concerning the O’Connor family. Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be any evidence to back the claim up.

    At the present time, what we do know is that there were several Charles Hide/Hydes who leave a paper trail in the US in the latter part of the 18th century. Some were born in MA and CT, one was born in VA/WV, one in NC and another in SC. Of these, only two can be identified as serving in the Revolutionary War, one in MA and the other in VA. Neither of those can be Ansel’s father.

    We’re still sorting through the information that was collected during the North Carolina Project, and it looks like there may be a limited South Carolina project launching soon that will help to clarify the listing for the Charles Hyde above, as well as Ansel, Austin and several related families.

    There’s a partial transcript of the probate papers of Jacob Black of Greenville SC available on IGI and Ancestry, and I would like to see if a more detailed transcript may be obtained as it relates to the Hide family. More about upcoming project soon, including a plan in development for England.

  • Ansel Hyde and Mary Miller are my 5th great-grandparents. I descend from them through their son William who married Margaret Critchelow. Their daughter Nancy Jane married Daniel Van Winkle of Perry Co, IN. They are my 3rd great-grandparents.

  • Hi Bonita,

    Ansel Hyde is my 3rd great-grandfather. His son, Samuel, is my 2nd great-grandfather. His son John Riggs Hyde had a son named Ralph Logan Hyde, who was my grandfather. Do you have any information on Ansel’s father? Was he Charles? Do you know if he was in the Revolutionary War, and if so, on which side? It is nice to “meet” you here. 🙂

    Joan Goble

    • Hi Joan! All I know is Ansel’s father was suppose to be named Charles, born in Englan and settled in NC. It’s been said that he served in the Revolutionary War but I’ve not found anything so far to support that. The man is a mystery. Sorry I couldn’t help more. 🙁 It’s always nice to “meet” new cousins.

  • I am looking for the parents of Noel Hyde b. 1776 in Greenville county, NC. He died 1860 Gilmer, GA. Married to Elizabeth Black, daughter of Jacob Black and Hannah Hollingsworth. I have found a Charles Hyde that could possibly be his father but I am unsure if it is him or not. Any help would be appreciated.
    I am working on my husbands family tree.
    Thank you in advance for helping.

    • Noel Hyde became a minister in the Pickens County area of Georgia. In his last census, he was listed as a
      basketmaker, a skill he passed on to a grand daughter. This Noel’s parents are Stephen Hyde b. 1750 and Mary “Mollie” Lucille Waddell. Noel’s son was Charles William Waddell Hyde b. 1812 who married Marry Williams and they hd a son, Charles William Hyde. They are buried in the Berean Baptist Cemetery in Gilmer County, Georgia, Ellijay.

  • I am also a descendent of Ansel Hyde & Mary Miller. I’d love to know more about their heritage and ancestry! This is so amazing!

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