1. James1 Hyde Sr was born before 1740 at England.1 He married Sarah (--?--) circa 1760 at prob. England. He died after 2 Feb 1810 at Mason Co., WV.
It appears that our earliest ancestor arrived in this new World in the mid 1700s with a small family. Some said that he had one child born on the Ocean headed for the new world. This is not proven as of yet.) James Hyde, along with Sarah, which he married in England, and according to the earlier census, James Jr., and his brother George were born in England. They landed in New Jersey (date unknown). How long they remained in this State is unknown. In the Revolutionary Census of New Jersey, by Stryker-Rodda (1986), there were eight Hydes (Hide was the earlier spelling) in the area: George Hide-Hunterdon Co-Amwell Township 1780; James Hide-Hunterdon Co-Bethlehem Township 1778,1780; John Hide-Hunterdon Co-Kingwood Township 1778,1780; John Hide-Somerset Co-Western Precinet 1779,1780; Jonathan Hide-Hunterdon Co-Kingwood Township 1778,1780; Philip Hide-Gloucester Co-Woolwich Township 1777,1778,1780; George Hide-Hunterdon Co-Alexandria Township 1785,1786; John Hide-Hunterdon Co-Alexandria Township 1785,1786. (It is unknown, if any, how these above men are related to the West Virginia Hydes.) It is unknown when James Hyde, Sr. was born; but according to the records that we have, we can assume that he was born before 1740 in England. Sometime after 1784-1794, he removed from New Jersey, and settled in Mason County, that part is now known as Jackson County, West Virginia. According to the 1850 Indiana Census, Charity Hyde, daugther of James Hyde, Sr., was born i 1784/1794 in New Jersey. We find that James Hyde Sr., had land and also a Will left in Mason County, (West) Virginia. He must likely got this land through his service in the Revolutionary War (if the above mention, James Hide of Hunterdon Co. New Jersey is the same person. Futher search into this will have to be made.). Samuel Pearce summoned to court to answer James Hyde, Sr., assignee of John McWhorter in a plea of debt for $35. Promissory note signed by Pearce to McWhorter dated 21 Aug 1806 for $35, due 1 Dec 1806 and witnessed by Henry McWhorter and Thomas McWhorter. Assignment to Hyde dated 16 Oct 1807 and witnessed by Henry McWhorter on 18 May 1808 at Monongalia County Court, Monongalia County, West Virginia.2
Children of James1 Hyde Sr and Sarah (--?--) were as follows:
It is know that several of the brothers and sisters of Nancy (Tanner) Hyde went to Muskingum County, Ohio. This section later became Coshocton County. It seems likely that the Hyde families found in the early 1800's in these counties are descendants of the James Hyde, Sr.4 He was listed on the Personal Property tax lists between 1805 and 1820 at Mason Co., WV; Not listed for the years of 1811 and 1815. George is not listed on the tax lists after 1820.5 He and Nancy Tanner appeared on the census of 1810 at Mason Co., WV; Census includes 3 males under age 10; 1 male age 26-45; 2 females under age 10; 1 female age 26-45. George is not listed in the printed censusj index, but is listed on the census.6
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