Hyde Family Lines

Paper trail family lines are organized by the name of the oldest known Hyde ancestor.

Don’t see your line? You can send us an email, or enter it in a comment below. Please enter the full name of your furthest confirmed Hyde ancestor, including their middle name if you have it, and the dates and places they were born and lived. Spouse and sibling names are a big help in placing them. Ask the questions you would like answers for, i.e. Who are their parents? Where did they move to or from? What happened to this particular brother or sister? Please include your name and email address so we can contact you.

Hyde Family Lines added:

Hyde Lines in England

de Hyde Matthew (c1164-?) – Hyde, Cheshire, England

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

Hyde, Thomas (1818-?) – Ardwick, Manchester, England

Hyde Lines in America

Hyde, Henry (abt 1788-1860) – Tuscumbia, AL

Hyde, Humphrey (abt. 1620-1684) – Fairfield, CT

Hyde, James (abt 1740-1810) – New Jersey to Hacker’s Creek, Harrison Co, WV

Hyde, Jonathan (1626-1711) – Newton, MA

Hyde, Jonathan (1727-1802) – New Windsor, MD

Hyde, Micajah (1797-1875) – Hall Co., GA
Hyde, Samuel (1610 – 1689) – Newton, MA

Hyde, Squire (abt 1762-1847) Plainsfield, CT

Hyde/Hide, William (??-1681) – Norwich, CT

Hyde, William (1780-?) – Breckinridge Co., KY

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  • I AM LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON THE FAMILY OF PERRY HYDE, BORN IN LAUREL COUNTY, KY IN 1825. HE MARRIED ELIZA TYLER AROUND 1849 OR 1850 AND THEIR FIRST SON, FRANCIS MARION, WAS BORN IN MISSOURI. THEY LEFT MISSOURI IN 1851 ON A WAGON TRAIN BOUND FOR THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY IN OREGON.

    • Colleen, I’m about to send you an email, if you don’t receive it today 2/19 please contact me (contact info on website). I believe he was Oliver Perry Hyde, son of Oliver Perry Hyde and cousin to Richard Starkey Hyde, who was b VA, d Chariton County, MO. Naming convention of Revolutionary War or naval heroes. Perry and Liza eloped without her parents consent and there was a bit of a coverup that resulted in some erroneous genealogy.

  • To the author of this website I really need to thank you now, I can trace back my ancestors. Thank you my name is Ryan Hyde and I am honored that you took the time to do this.

      • hello me and my aunt are doing a family tree and we are tracing back our heritage we have traced so far back to Canada and Scotland

        • Ryan, my name is Michael Hyde. My Great-great-grandfather was James Hyde (1814-1861). He and his wife, Agnes Clark (1824-1889) emigrated from Glasgow, Scotland to Montreal, Quebec in June 1853. They had twelve children – – nine surviving infancy. I have a large family tree on Ancestry.com called “Hyde Boronow Irvine Shaw”. I have many Hyde family relatives in Canada. I would like to compare notes if you want to get in touch.

        • Ryan, we’re happy to assist. Please let us know your furthest, confirmed on paper, Hide/Hyde ancestor, their spouse’s name – even a first name is helpful – and approximate dates and location. You can email us directly if you prefer.

  • Hi
    I’m trying to trace 3 generations of Onesiphorous Hyde who was from Dorset in England and said to have travelled to the US in 16th or 17 th century . Onesiphorous Hyde no . 1 born in 1690 married Elizabeth Horwell . Their son Onesiphorous born 1720 . His son Onesiphorous born 1749 . They may have been from Milborne Port in Sherborne, Dorset or surrounding area. I’m trying to confirm if any of them travelled to the US . This is the family rumour . My Great grandmother was Agnes Hyde daughter of William Hyde . All from the same area and struggling to link them to Onesiphorous Hyde family . Any help would be very much appreciated.

    • Sarah, you have a wonderful genealogical situation here in that Onesiphorus/Onesephorus/Onisiphony Heyde/Hide/Hyde turns up quite a bit, but needs to be untangled. The America story might have come about as a result of generation 3 or 4, of Abbas Combe, Somerset. This Onisiphorus spent some time in the Ilchester, Somerset gaol but was not transported. I’m coming up with different parents for generation 1, although Roger Hide/Hyde and Ann Chiles did spend time in Cerne Abbas, Dorset. A professional genealogist could have this sorted in about 2-3 hours, because the records are all there, but it’s painstaking work to capture and sort them all, and the online trees have entries that don’t match the records. My recommendation is to hire a professional, because there are records that go back further than 1st gen Onesiphorus, so I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. If you want to provide more information about Agnes, daughter of William, I can see if she ties into this line. Feel free to email me, it’s on our contact page.

  • Hi Ann, I am also a GOONS member but haven’t yet got far along with my intended study. I recently broke down a brick wall and find I have Hydes ancestors in Leicestershire and possibly Lincolnshire. You don’t seem to have any lines for that area. Would be happy to supply further details if you’d care to contact me.

    • Julie, sending you an email. We don’t have many lines for England although I am working on one now that goes back to Anglo-Saxon times and involves the earliest Hydes.

  • I do not see information on my 7th great grandfather, Richard Hartwell, who I believe was born 1717 Surry, Virginia and died 1762 in Edgecombe, North Carolina. He was married to Mildred Hartwell (1720 Edgecombe, North Carolina and died 1795 Halifax, North Carolina. His will names sons Henry, Hartwell, and Lucas. Daughters named were, Anne, Letitia, Sophia, and Cheyney.

    I descend from Richard through his son Hartwell who I believe married Mary Reavis. Their children were Letitia (my 5th great grandmother), Mary, Mildred, Sophia, Priscilla, Jincy Jane, Pheriba, Elizabeth and Hartwell Blount.

    Letitia married William Spann before 1800 in North Carolina. Their children were Polly, Hartwell B. and William. They lived in the Spanntown Road area of Williamson County, Tennessee. I descend from Hartwell B. through his son, Benjamin Franklin “Roy” Spann who married Hiley Ann Decker in Wayne County, Kentucky in 1852. Their daughter, Margaret Jane Spann and Henry Granville Bryant were my 2nd great grandparents through their daughter, Eliza Jane Bryant, who married in 1905 in Menard Co., IL. Their son, Auburn Edward King was my grandfather.

    • Jeanette, this is the Richard Hyde “The Pirate” line. We’ve been discussing putting this in the next newsletter. Almost caught up with queries and ready to move forward on the newsletter.

      • I am also a descendant of the Richard Hyde “The Pirate” line, through Richard b 1717’s son Henry. Henry went to (what became) Middle Tennessee. There are cool pictures of his headstone online from the Hyde Cemetery in Davidson County, Tennessee. The Hydes established and ran a ferry over the Cumberland River that was called Hyde’s Ferry. There is a historical marker about Hyde’s Ferry Turnpike nearby. I am very interested in this family. One of Henry’s sons, Tazewell, had seven or so children, including my 3G grandmother, Ellen. At her widowhood, Ellen was probably the wealthiest woman in Middle Tennessee, from what I have heard. What I know so far is in my tree on ancestry.com at REESESPIECES2019. –Cathy

    • Millie Hartwell (1720-1795) married Richard Hyde IV (1717-1762). They are my 5GG.
      I have their 8 children as
      Anne Avent Hyde (1745-1803), Sophia (1747-?), Letitia (1750-1792), John Henry Hyde (1750-1812), Lucas Hyde (1755-?),
      Cherry Hyde (1758-?), Hartwell Blount Hyde (1759-1833 and my 4GG). Hartwell Blount Hyde,s daughter Haley Jane “Jincy” Hyde 1792-1855) is my 3GG.

      • For the most part, this is correct. Richard Hide married Mildred Hartwell. Richard’s brother David Hide/Hyde was the one who married Mary Wilkins. I seem to recall that Richard’s daughter Anne married an Avent, rather than it being her middle name. Daughter “Cherry” is Cheney/Chaney, var spellings. Son Henry Hyde was the one who moved to Nashville, TN.
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        Will of Richard Hyde, 15 May 1762 Northampton County Wills
        To my son Henry Hyde my land in Northampton Co. on Cedar run containing 320 acres…son Lucas Hyde 250 acres in Brunswick Co. (Va.) on the Middle Fork creek, joining James Williams, David Hyde and Jonas Williams beginning where my sd. brother’s line Crosses the Cabbin branch…lend wife Mildred Hyde several negroes for her widowhood and at her Marriage or death sd. negroes to go to sons Henry and Lucas and should they die without issue negroes to go to unborn child and son Hartwell Hyde….lend wife also cattle, horses, household goods etc. and one feather bed…sons Henry, Hartwell and Lucas bed and furniture each…to daughter Ann Avent my horse called Jumper…residue of my estate to go to my 3 sd. sons and the child my wife is now big with…to daughters Letitia, Sophia and Cheyney Hyde one negro each…to son Hartwell, the Plantation whereon I now live and all my other lands which I have not disposed of and one negro after wife’s death or marriage…to wife the money due me from her mother’s estate (name not given)
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        Extrs: wife Mildred and Henry Britt
        Wits.: David Hyde (X) his mark, Samuel MacCrew, Olive Day
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        Mildred Hartwell Hyde’s will:
        MILLY HYDE of Halifax Co. to her grandson John Hyde son of Henry Hyde. 11 Nov 1794. For “good will & affection.” 1 negro fellow Anthony about 16 years old; 1 negro woman Sue; 1 negro boy Ferril about 3 or 4 years old; 1 sorrell mare: 1 feather bed and furniture and other household furniture. To grandson Richard Hyde son of Henry Hyde: 1 negro boy Allen about 7 years old. To grandson Henry Hyde son of Henry Hyde: 1 negro boy Eaton about 5 years old. To son Henry Hyde: 1 negro fellow Abraham; 1 bay horse. To son Hartwell Hyde: 1 negro fellow Will; 1 ditto Ned; 1 negro girl Agg; 1 bay horse. To grandson Richard Hyde son of Hartwell Hyde: 1 negro woman Bett; 1 negro girl Lela; 1 negro boy Woodley, “children of the aforenamed wench.” To granddaughter Milly Hyde daughter of Hartwell Hyde: 1 negro woman Annica. To grandson Blount son of Hartwell Hyde “a child of late born”; 1 negro girl Priscilla. To daughter Sophy Huff 20 shillings. To Chany (Cheney) Parson 20 shillings. To my grandson Richard Hayley son of daughter Lititia Haley dec’d, 20 shillings, to be paid by Henry Hyde and Hartwell Hyde after grantor’s decease.
        Milley Hyde (X).
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        Wit: John Sullivant, Jesse Brown. May Ct 1795. CC: L. Long
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        Milly mentions only 5 of her 8 children. Missing is the unborn child of 1762, daughter Anne and son Lucas, all presumed to have predeceased her.

  • Hi! I am trying to find out any information you might have regarding my great, great grandfather, Patrick Hyde. He was born in Cork, Ireland September 29, 1839, and died February 10, 1920, in Ketchum, Idaho. He married Ann Greer March 18, 1886. They had 5 children — Mary Ellen, James, Florence, Thomas and William.

    Mary Ellen Hyde, born June 9, 1887, in Idaho, is my great grandmother.

    I believe Patrick Hyde arrived in America in 1852 and may have lived in Boston, MA. But I have no information about him until he married Ann Greer — he was 20 years older than she was. Unfortunately, Mary Ellen was the only one to have children. She only had one, Caroline Helen Smith, born March 4, 1908, who I believe was raised by Patrick and Ann. Mary Ellen died October 31, 1920.

    Any direction you could point me in or information you could share would be greatly appreciated!

  • There’s a baptism record for a Patrick Hyde on 5 October 1839, at Youghal, Cork, father Florence Hyde and mother Ellen Ahern. This may be the correct record as it aligns with his known birthday of 29 Sept 1839 (most of the surviving baptismal records for any Patrick Hyde in 1839 occur prior to Patrick’s accepted birthdate so can be ruled out). The thing is, Patrick Hyde is a very common name in Ireland, and the facts about this particular Patrick Hyde are conflicted. 

    On Patrick’s death record, W.H.R (name difficult to discern, but s/he provided the information on the certificate), stated that Patrick’s father’s name was also Patrick Hyde and his mother’s name was unknown. That may simply be that the person who provided the information did not know Patrick very well. It would be a good idea to find out who WHR was. 
    According to the (2nd) marriage record of his daughter, Florence A. Eby, to Harmon Stockdale, her father was born “near Dublin”. Since Youghal and Dublin are not exactly close, even if we go by counties, it’s not clear what’s going on. There are many possibilities as to why she might have said this, and these range from it being accurate to her not being comfortable spelling Youghal, as Dublin would be an instantly familiar city to the clerk. Having a daughter named Florence is also a point in favor of Patrick’s parents being Florence and Ellen, but that’s circumstantial. There are indications that his father Florence Hyde of Youghal went by his middle name, so without records or elderly relatives to verify information, it’s still a coin toss.  
    I see where Patrick is thought to have come through Boston. He may have. The problem with that is the naturalization record on many of the online trees. Patrick James Hyde was a printer who took the oath of allegiance in Boston 15 Nov 1859, when he was 29 years old. He seems to have married a Catherine and died in MA. Charles J McCarthy and John Riley vouched for him. This Patrick came over at age 13 on the ship “North America” with a 12 year old Margaret Hyde. He said that he was born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. So this would be unlikely to be Patrick Hyde of Idaho. There were many other Irish Hydes who came through Boston, so if Patrick had any other relatives who came to America, we could triangulate. His religion and his profession are equally important. I need to learn more about Idaho as a migration place, because it doesn’t fit what I know at the present time (although it’s gorgeous, one of my high school friends and one of my husband’s friends both chose to move there with their families in the past few years).  
    One final thought. Something that few professional genealogists in Ireland realize is that the surname “Hyde/Hide” is not exclusively a Northern plantation name nor a “Cork people” name. It’s one of the oldest surnames in Ireland, stretching back nearly a thousand years. Catholic records for Youghal Hydes go back quite a ways.

  • There are quite a few people near Crossville, TN with the name Hyder; also a Hyder Cemetery. Is this another form of the Hyde name or no connection to any of us Hyde’s?

    • Darlene, Hyder is a proto-Germanic topographical surname similar to Hyde but it evolved entirely independently in a number of different locations. It’s most common in Germany but I’m also seeing Elizabethan era references in England. TN has the largest concentration of Hyders in the US, and many descend from one of the earliest settlers, a Michael Hyder, son of German immigrant Hans Michael Heider/Hyder.

  • I am trying to continue my Hyde family heritage. I have come to a cross roads at my GG grandfather. #1, Is Jesse Hyde @ born 1800/02 per 1850, 1860 census township of Freinship, Allegany NY. Census info fits the age time line and name of James Hyde (my confirmed G Grand) born in either Maple town, Monongahela township, Hyde Greene County PA or Mapleton, Huntington County, PA. Census mentioned states birth place in NY, for Jesse and James. Later census for James states , father born PA, no name. Unknown is relationship father, son. #2 is Aaron Walters Hyde (1808/1893) born Greene County Township, Greene County, PA. My crossroad…….James Hyde married Hellen Medora Miner (Home in Vermillion, So. Dakota….children: Charles Nelson, David, Rosa E, Alice Cordelia, Francis Gates and my Granfather Fred James Hyde (son Oliver James Hyde, mother Alice Bessie Drapeau) and me Gerald (Jerry) Fred Hyde (mother Norberta (Bertha, Birdie) Reyna…….. I hope you can help. Thanks.

  • James Hyde was b 14 Apr 1842 in Monongahela, Greene County PA. Around 1870, in Iowa, he married Hellen Medora Miner, b 11 Aug 1851 Huron, Ohio, parents Nelson Preston Miner and Cordelia Gates. Newly married James and Hellen appear in the 1870 census in Subdivision 2, Clay Territory, State of Dakota. South Dakota Civil War pension application confirms James (and his older brother Aaron) Hyde enlisted 24th May 1862 by Capt Hanson in Lansing, Iowa. James served in the 16th Infantry, Company B, discharged 1865. 1856 Iowa state census shows James age 14 and his family at New Stand Post Office, Mallory Township, Clayton County, Iowa. The five or so Hyde families at New Stand PO are all part of the same extended family and migrated from Greene County, PA. There is a Jesse Hyde in the extended family. James’s father was Aaron Hyde, born 8 June 1808 in Greene County, PA, d 28 Nov 1893, Clayton County, Iowa. (Note that there are at least 4-6 Aaron Hydes in this extended family, one of whom b 1820 followed the Oregon Trail in 1848.) Aaron Hyde’s first wife, and James’s mother, was Phoebe Ann Harry, married PA about 1832, she died in Iowa 1847. Note that Aaron’s brother John Hansford Hyde (another overly repeated name in extended family), who went with him to Iowa, married Sara “Hannah” Harry in PA. James’s father Aaron’s second wife was Mary Ann Johnson, married 1847 in Iowa. Aaron Hyde’s father is James Hansford Hyde born PA approx 1775, who m 1805, Mary Walters (bc 1783 PA). James Hansford Hyde is the son of Samuel Hyde and Mary Rebecca Seaton of Greene County, PA.

    Here’s where the disconnect occurs: Samuel Hyde of Greene County, PA is believed to be the eldest or more likely 2nd son of John Hyde and Lucy Hansford of York County, VA, who were married sometime before 1761. John only lists his six youngest children in his 1774 will, Elizabeth, Mary, Lucy, Charles, Robert and Rebecca. The immigrant ancestor for this line is generally thought to be Robert Hyde (d 1718) of Fellgate’s Creek, York County, VA although it was actually his father John who came over from England. There’s quite a bit of information about this family online, but the records that are necessary to tie Samuel of Greene PA to John of York VA are not online (although the Virginia Genealogical Society does have files on this family). Information may be available in several places in Virginia. Research needs be done (in order of most promising material) at the Rockefeller Library in Williamsburg, the Augusta County Genealogical Society Library, the Harrisonburg – Rockingham Historical Society, Swem Library at the College of William and Mary and the University of Virginia Library. It’s going to be a while before I get a chance to do a writeup but there are several descendants working on making the PA – VA connection and it would be great to hear of their progress.

  • I am looking for information on the parents of Mary Ann Hyde, b. 1815 in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire. Her parents were Thomas Hyde (b. about 1783 Stonehouse), and Ann Cratchly (b. about 1783 Stonehouse). Thomas and Ann were married in 1802 in Stroud, Gloucestershire.

    • Thomas, a clothworker, formerly a mill man, and wife Ann, both approx age 55, appear in the 1841 census at Stonehouse with children Sophia (30), Emilia (15), Thomas (13) and Eliza (5). Thomas and Ann were married 22 Aug 1802, #1962 at St Lawrence, Stroud by minister Benjamin Heming, witnesses John Butcher and Stephen Howell. Their twin daughters, Frances and Elizabeth, were bap at Stonehouse 17 July 1803. MaryAnn’s mother, Ann/e Cratchley was bap 1 May 1785 at St Lawrence, Stroud, parents Richard Cratchley/Catchley and Anne Hewett. Thomas Hyde was bap 11 July 1784 at Stonehouse, presumably St Cyril in Stroud, “base born son of Anne Hyde”, annotation she was of Stroud parish. At Stonehouse 17 June, 1791, bap of Robert, base born son of Anne Hyde. From here, the information may or may not be relevant and further research is needed. There was an Ann/e Hyde bap 4 Feb 1770 at St Lawrence, daughter of James Hyde and Sarah Pincott. On 11 Feb 1802, “Francis, son of Francis Hyde by his wife Anne Hyde, daughter of Littleton/Lyttleton Lowe”, was baptised in a private ceremony at St Lawrence. According to church records, he was rebaptised 2 October 1803. Littleton Lowe and his family were not of that parish and there seems to be nothing recorded for anyone similarly named in Gloucestershire. There was a Littleton Lowe/s in Aymestrey, Herefordshire who had a wife Ann Durand born 1770, and there is a christening record for their daughter Anne born 1800. Noted 1st June 1806, death of Francis Hyde of Stroud, aged 38 (born approx 1768). He was the first proprietor of the three horse Stroud to Bristol Coach. His widow Ann died approx 1 Dec 1807, aged 37. There is an obituary recorded for her that might or might not clarify her origins, citation here: “British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QLSH-PC23 : 19 April 2019), Francis Hyde, Late Of Stroud Proprietor Of The Bristol Coach in entry for Mrs Hyde, United Kingdom; records extracted FamilySearch and images digitized by FindMyPast; citing United Kingdom, 16 Dec 1807, The British Newspaper Archive.

  • Looking for my great-great grandfather William Hyde. Wanting to know where he was born/his parents as all I have heard is that he was an orphan. Born around 10/1893 in possibly Oxford, England or perhaps Ireland. Married Constance Russell (Born 8/1892) and raised 3 children in Oxford, England (Mary, G, Celia). Thanks!

      • Melissa, unfortunately, there’s no shortage of William Hydes or William George Hydes born in the UK in October sometime between 1893-96. All of the online trees that I’ve looked at (Family Search, My Heritage, Ancestry, etc.) show incorrect parents for William. There are 3-4  William George Hydes in Oxfordshire alone in that time period, and they all can be traced through military service and military/medical records, marriages, birth records and other documents that put them in particular locations. None, from what I’ve seen, are the correct William. None appear to be orphans or live in Wardington and that’s your starting point. Note that there was another William Hyde in Banbury, close to WGH but not related.      
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        There are only two records online that mention the correct WGH, and you most likely already have these: December 1920, #541 Church of England Banns for William George Hyde, bachelor of Wardington, Oxfordshire, and Constance Eveline D’Arcy Russell, spinster of Parish of Headington, Ox. One of the listings in the GRO has him listed as “Walter”. Constance’s parents were Frederick Charles Russell and Hannah Mary Cox, her family appears on 1901 census. Constance was in domestic service and appears on 1911 census as Constance Eveline “Daisy” Russell. The 1939 England and Wales Register DXBY shows schedule #308, address 21 Shotover Rd, Ox, William G Hyde, b 8 Oct 1894 or 1896, motor driver; wife Constance E born 29 Sep 1892/3, unpaid domestic; Gordon F Hyde born 18 Nov 1922, student. Celia M Hyde, “Russell” written in pencil, b 29 April 1926, at school. One travel document, a flight from London to NY in March of 1953, passenger Mrs Constance E D Hyde.
        *Collaborating with family members and reaching out to those who’ve put up online trees may help you fill in details but won’t necessarily bring in the correct information about WGH. This is recent enough that you should be able to get birth, marriage and death records for William. You will need to pay for these, and make sure that you specify that you are NOT looking for copies of the indexes (which contain no additional information and can be found online via Family Search, Free BMD, Find My Past, etc.) but the actual records themselves.
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        What I believe to be the correct death record for him appears to be not far from where his son was living at the time. (Too recent for me to provide details other than what is already mentioned.) England and Wales Death Index, William George Hyde, born 8 Oct 1893, death date 4th quarter (Oct-Nov-Dec) year 1976, Chelmsford, Essex. Vol 9 page 1758. This can be ordered from the Essex Record Office Website. For other records, I suggest contacting The Oxford Family History Center,  https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/residents/leisure-and-culture/history/oxfordshire-history-centre/start-researching/family-history-oxfordshire/first-steps 
         

  • Hello! I’m looking for a Hyde line from North Alabama. I have as far back as Henry Hyde who died in Tuscumbia 1860. He married Celia and had 2 children, Lewis and Harriet, followed by three Thomas Hydes then my dad and me.

    • Liz, I do have more information on Henry Hyde but don’t have time to write it up, other than to say that he did not come from England. He was in the War of 1812 for NC, not TN. He did not marry “Rebecca Celia Warren” – there was no such person. This is is a conflation of a different, completely unrelated Henry Hyde (Pirate line) of Northampton County, NC who married Rebecca Warren and moved to Nashville, Davidson County TN. We don’t know Celia’s last name at present. More when I can.

        • Liz, I have yours back to the immigrant ancestor, writing it up now. Henry of Tuscumbia needs a separate writeup because most of what’s been done to date confuses him with the other Henry. You’ll have to do a lot of filling in, because I believe Celia’s last name can be found in Onslow County records that are not available online, but possibly at one of the NC history/genealogy centers. The other thing that I would caution you about is that there are many assertions about this family that are based on Henry being confused with the other Henry Hyde of the pirate line. I don’t have evidence for marriages with the Miller family, so, for example William and Martha A’s daughter Annie Messenger Hyde might be related to Henry’s neighbor Asa Messenger. Which suggests that Martha A’s maiden name might not have been Miller. Rather than speculate, it’s best to keep it as unknown until evidence is found. Henry might have had a daughter named Caldonia, and she’s sometimes asserted to have married a Beasley. It’s not known where the evidence for her comes from, but when you look at the actual marriage record, that’s between Richard Beasley and Catharine Hyde, 16 Jan 1838 in Sumter County, AL, approx 150 miles away. There was an unrelated Hyde family in Sumter and Catherine is much more likely to have been a member of that family. More later today.

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