The HYDE Family

HISTORY OF HANOVER TOWNSHIP AND WYOMING VALLEY

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
By: Henry Blackman Plumb, 1885, 498 pp.
Robert Baur, Printer and Stationer, Wilkes-Barre, PA

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THE HYDE FAMILY
CONTAINED IN THE HANOVER GENEALOGICAL TABLES TO 1830, pp. 424-425

This page last updated: 16 Jul 2009

Note: Additions to the information found in Plumb's History of Hanover are shown below in red text.

Uncle HYDE 1, so called, was born in New England; immigrated with his family to Wilkes-Barre before 1778; was in the fort at Wilkes-Barre during the the Wyoming Massacre of July 3, 1778; when the women and children and the old men left the fort for the Delaware River on July 4, the day after the Massacre, he, along with Elisha BLACKMAN, Sr., were the only persons left in the fort to receive the few returning fugitives that had escaped the massacre; he came to Hanover to reside previous to 1796; resided on the Middle Road on the farm long known afterwards as METCALF's; the Askam post office is now [about 1885] on the opposite side of Bennett's Creek from his house; he died there about 1810 or 1812.  His children, so far as known, were:

William HYDE 2 (Uncle 1) was born in New England; came with the family to Wilkes-Barre, then to Hanover about 1787; married Catharine HURLBUT; removed, it is thought, to Great Bend about 1806.  They had: Willis HYDE 2 (Uncle 1) was born in New England; came with the family to Wilkes-Barre; removed to Hanover previous to 1799; lived with his father; married Eunice GRIST; after his father's death in 1810-1812, he removed to Mauch Chunk.  They had:


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