Hyde,  Samuel II

Hyde, Samuel II

Male 1665 - 1742  (77 years)

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  • Name Hyde, Samuel  [1
    Suffix II 
    Baptism May 1665  Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Born 5 May 1665  Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Find A Grave Memorial 15592172 
    Name Samuel Hide 
    Occupation Farmer 
    Buried Nov 1742  Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Old Cemetery AKA Trumbull Cemetery
    Died 6 Nov 1742  Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I6028  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree | Charlemagne I Descendant, Ancestors of Glenn Close, Ancestors of President Cleveland, The Hyde History, Ancestors of President Fillmore, Ancestors of President Hayes, William The Conqueror Descendent
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 

    Father Hyde, Samuel I,   b. 23 May 1636, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1677, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
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    Mother Lee, Jane,   b. 5 Sep 1640, Rusper, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1723, Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 4 Jun 1659  Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F2179  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Calkins, Elizabeth,   b. Apr 1673, Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1752, Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Married 10 Dec 1690  Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Hyde, Samuel III,   b. 10 Sep 1691, Windham, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1776, Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [natural]
    +2. Hyde, Daniel,   b. 16 Aug 1694, Windham, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1770, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [natural]
    +3. Hyde, David,   b. 16 Aug 1694, Windham, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1770, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [natural]
    +4. Hyde, Sarah,   b. 20 Dec 1696, Windham, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1797, Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 100 years)  [natural]
    +5. Hyde, Caleb,   b. 9 Apr 1699, Windham, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1764, Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)  [natural]
    +6. Hyde, Ebenezer,   b. 14 May 1700, Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1742, Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)  [natural]  [unknown]
    +7. Hyde, Elizabeth,   b. 12 Dec 1703, Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1763, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)  [natural]
    +8. Hyde, Anne,   b. 1704, Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1773, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)  [natural]
    +9. Hyde, Elijah I,   b. 1705, Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1783, Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [natural]
    +10. Hyde, Lydia,   b. 1710, Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1793, Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F2177  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - May 1665 - Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 May 1665 - Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Dec 1690 - Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Nov 1742 - Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Nov 1742 - Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Hyde, Samuel May 5, 1665 Grave Stone
    Hyde, Samuel May 5, 1665 Grave Stone

    Family Crest
    Hyde Family Crest
    Hyde Family Crest
    This most interesting surname is a variant of "Hide", which has two possible origins. Firstly, it may be a topographical surname for the "holder of a hide", which described someone who lived on and farmed a piece of land originally named as a "hide of land" from the Olde English pre 7th Century "hi(gi)d". A hide was quite a substantial amount for those days, varying from sixty to one hundred and twenty acres. It seems to have been originally fixed as the amount of land necessary to support one extended family, as the Olde English word for a household, "higan", would seem to suggest a common etymology with "hi(gi)d". The name may also be a variant of the personal feminine name "Ida", with the inorganic "h" usually added to names beginning with a vowel. Avice atte Hyde was recorded in 1296 in the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex. Interesting namebearers include Edward Hyde (1609 - 1674), first earl of Clarendon, who was a supporter of Charles 1 and became secretary of state, lord chancellor and chief advisor to Charles 11 at the Restoration. Edward Hyde, Esq. popularly known as Lord Cornbury, was appointed Captain General and Governor-in-Chief of New York in 1701. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Robert de la Hyda, which was dated 1188, in the "Pipe Rolls of Dorset", during the reign of King Henry 11, known as "The Builder of Churches", 1154 - 1189. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling
    Hyde Family Crest
    Hyde Family Crest

  • Notes 
    • See Hugh Calkins for The Patent of the Town of Norwich, A. D. 1685, Samuel Hide is mentioned.
      Samuel is described in an early entry in the Norwich records as being of Windham. But he removed from there to Lebanon, where he died. In the Hempstead Diary "his widow is still living at the homestead with her son" He lived first at West Farms, now Franklin, but removed to Windham and afterwards to Lebanon. At the first town meeting held at Windham, June 11, 1692, Samuel was chosen as one of the town officers.

      Samuel Hyde married Elizabeth, daughter of John Calkins, Dec. 16, 1690.

      He lived first at West Farms, now Franklin, but removed to Windham, and afterward to Lebanon, where he died in 1742, aged 77.

      He was the Grandfather of Captain Walter Hyde, whose monumental inscription in the Lebanon Cemetery states that he joined the American army in 1776, with an independent company of which he had command, and died at Greenwich, Sept. 18, 1776, aged 41.

      He was also the ancestor of Col. Elijah Hyde, a neighbor and friend of Gov. Trumbull, who commanded a regiment of light horse during the war for liberty, and was on duty with the northern army at the surrender of Burgoyne; and of Gen. Caleb Hyde, who at the period of the Revolution was a sheriff in Berkshire, Mass., but afterward settled in western New York.

      The five sons of the Proprietor Samuel had forty children, of whom twenty-three were sons, and twenty-one married and reared families of children. This may account for the rapidity with which the name spread.

      source: Extracted from History of Norwich, Connecticut: from its possession by the Indians, to the year 1866, (Google eBook) Frances Manwaring Caulkins, 1866 - History - 704 pages

      New England marriages prior to 1700 By Clarence Almon Torrey, Elizabeth Petty Bentley

      Samuel Hyde, 1665 - 1755, married Elizabeth Caulkins, (--1775) 16 DECEMBER 1690. He lived first at West Farms, now Franklin, but removed to Windham, and afterward to Lebanon, where he died in 1742, aged 77. (?? LDC)

      He was the Grandfather of Captain Walter Hyde, whose monumental inscription in the Lebanon Cemetery states that he joined the American army in 1776, with an independent company of which he had command, and died at Greenwich, Sept. 18, 1776, aged 41.

      He was also the ancestor of Col. Elijah Hyde, a neighbor and friend of Gov. Trumbull, who commanded a regiment of light horse during the war for liberty, and was on duty with the northern army at the surrender of Burgoyne; and of Gen. Caleb Hyde, who at the period of the Revolution was a sheriff in Berkshire, Mass., but afterward settled in western New York.

      Some notes on his family, his Grandfather William Hyde, and his Father Samuel Hyde:

      William Hide, or Hyde-the first mode of spelling being the most ancient-is found at Hartford before 1640, a resident and Proprietor. The period of his emigration is not known. He removed to Saybrook, perhaps as early as 1648. His daughter Hester, who married John Post in 1652, probably came with her parents from the old world, but his son Samuel, born about 1636, may have been a native of Hartford. No other children are known.

      On his removal to Norwich, William Hyde sold his house and home-Lot to Francis Bushnell, and other property to Robert Lay. * He died Jan. 6, 1681-2. His age is not known, but he was styled "old Goodman Hide" in 1679. His will was proved in the court, June, 1682, and distribution ordered to the heirs of his son Samuel, and to his daughter Hester, Wife of John Post.

      Samuel Hyde, Father of Samuel Hyde. "The marriage of Samuel Hyde with Jane Lee, daughter of Thomas and Phebe, was in June, 1659."- [Norwich Records.] Thomas Lee, an emigrant, coming from England with his family to settle in America, died on the passage. His Wife, whose maiden name was Phebe Brown, with her three children, Thomas, Sarah, and Jane, completed the voyage; they are afterward found at Saybrook, or Lyme, where the widow married Greenfield Larrabee. Samuel Hyde's Wife Jane Lee was the step-daughter of Larrabee.

      After the removal to Norwich, the younger Hyde appears to have formed at first but one family with his Father William, though he afterward settled at the West Farms.

      The sales are registered at Saybrook, with the following receipt:

      I William Hide of Mohegan do acknowledge to have received of Robert Lay of Six Mile Island the full and just sum of forty pounds which was the first payment specified in the agreement made 25th day of January 1659 for all the lands I had at Potapauge. Witness my hand 5th of May 1660.

      William C C Hide. his mark.

      In August, 1660, on the Hyde home-Lot, in a newly erected habitation, standing upon the border of the wilderness, with a heavy forest growth in the rear, a new member, a welcome addition to the settlement, made her appearance. This was Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel and Jane (Lee) Hyde, -The first child born of English parentage in Norwich.

      We may imagine that this little God-gift was fostered with tender care, and regarded with peculiar interest and favor by the community, as a token of prosperous import, -the herald of a new generation, -the prombe and pledge of multiplied descendants. In due time this first-born daughter of the town married Richard Lord, and removed to the sea-coast. "Elizabeth the daughter of Richard and Elizabeth Lord was born Oct 28, 1683."- [Lyme Records.]

      So thickly the generations crowd upon each other, -mother, daughter, and grand-daughter, probably born within the compass of forty-five years.

      Phebe, the second daughter of Samuel and Jane (Lee) Hyde, born in January, 1663, married Matthew Griswold of Lyme. The two sisters were thus pleasantly settled in the old neighborhood of their mother, upon the border of the Sound. The Lees and Larrabees were at Giant's Neck, and the Griswolds at Black Hall, -two of the most conspicuous and eligible situations on that breezy portion of the coast.

      Samuel Hyde did not live to see the settlement of his daughters. He died in 1677, leaving seven children, the youngest an infant, and all sons but the two daughters above mentioned. From various incidental references, it appears that his widow, Mrs. Jane (Lee) Hyde, married John Birchard.

      The five sons of Samuel Hyde were speedily multiplied into a numerous body of descendants.

      1. Samuel married Elizabeth, daughter of John Calkins, Dec. 16, 1690.

      2. John Hyde, the second son of the Proprietor Samuel, married Experience Abel. He lived upon a Farm on Wawekus Hill. Though he himself died at the age of 6O, his relict lived to be near 90, and their family of nine children all lived to be heads of families, six of them ranging in age from 77 to 90 years at their decease.

      The longevity of this family is noticed as one illustration, out of many that might be brought, to show that life was not shortened by removal to a new country, but that the active, plain, frugal, and yet comfortable mode of living then prevalent, -the first hardships and hazards of a frontier life having passed away, -was favorable to health, strength, and long life.

      3. William Hyde, the third son of the Proprietor Samuel, inherited the homestead of his Grandfather William, in the town-Plot. The number of his days exceeded even those of his long-lived brothers. He died Aug. 8, 1759, in the 90th year of his age. His Wife was Ann, daughter of Richard Bushnell, and of their ten children, nine left descendants. William, their oldest son, born in 1702, was the first of the name of Hyde in this country to receive a collegiate education. He graduated at Yale in 1721, and entered immediately into a promising sphere of usefulness in his native town, but was early removed by death. *

      Two other sons of the second William built houses by the side of their Father, upon portions of the original Hyde home-Lot. Richard Hyde, who built and occupied the stone house near his Father, was a man in high local repute, as captain, justice, and judge. He was also popular as a social companion and a narrator of tradition lore.

      Jedidiah, the third son of William, 2d, became a Separatist in religion, and was ordained in 1746 as a minister of that denomination.

      Elisha, the fourth son of William, occupied the old homestead, and was the Father of Elisha Hyde, Esq., third Mayor of Norwich city.

      4 and 5. Thomas and Jabez, younger sons of Samuel the Proprietor, settled at the West Farms, (Franklin, ) where they died at the ages of 82 and 85 years. The late Judge Hyde of Norwich town, and Lewis Hyde of Yantic, are among the descendants of Jabez. Other branches of the same line are widely disseminated in western New York, Pennsylvania, and states yet Father west.

      The five sons of the Proprietor Samuel had forty children, of whom twenty-three were sons, and twenty-one married and reared families of children. This accounts for the rapidity with which the name spread through the country, -a rapidity that seems unexampled when considered in connection with the fact that all are derived from Samuel, whose first son was born in May, 1665.
      Hempstead's Diary has this notice:

      June 11, 1738. "Received news of the death of William Hide Jun. of Norwich aged 35. He had 150 convulsion fitts in two days. He was brought up at the College and hath been Captain and justice of the peaco many years." t Elihu, second son of Richard, removed to Lebanon, N. H., and was one of the first magistrates of that town.

      An enumeration made in 1779, showed upwards of twenty families of Hydes, numbering over 150 members, in the town-Plot and western part of Norwich. And notwithstanding the removals to other parts of the country, the census of 1791 records thirteen families of the name in Franklin, and eight others in Norwich or its immediate vicinity
      source: Extracted from History' of Norwich, Connecticut: from its possession by the Indians, to the year 1866 (Google eBook), Frances Manwaring Caulkins, 1866 - History - 704 pages. Some minor editing by L. D. Courtney

  • Sources 
    1. [S206] Hyde Genealogy Descendants in the Female as Well as in the Male Lines by Reuben Hyde Walworth, Reuben Hyde Walworth, (Date: 1864;).