Henry Mygatt Hyde

about 1823–25 March 1865 (Age 42)
New York, United States

The Life of Henry Mygatt

When Henry Mygatt Hyde was born about 1823, in New York, United States, his father, Asahel Johnson Hyde, was 26 and his mother, Mary Osborne Hinckley, was 25. He married Jane Grey Priest in December 1852. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Corning, Steuben, New York, United States in 1855. He died on 25 March 1865, in Savannah, Chatham, Georgia, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Clayville, Paris, Oneida, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Mygatt Hyde
1823–1865
Jane Grey Priest
1827–1911
Marriage: December 1852
Mary Rebecca Hyde
1854–
Harry Hyde
1857–1860
Jane Brewster Hyde
1860–

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MARRIAGE
December 1852
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World Events (7)

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 4

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1832 · Worcester v. Georgia

Age 9

In 1830, U.S. President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act which required all Native Americans to relocate to areas west of the Mississippi River. That same year, Governor Gilmer of Georgia signed an act which claimed for Georgia all Cherokee territories within the boundaries of Georgia. The Cherokees protested the act and the case made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case, Worcester v. Georgia, ruled in 1832 that the United States, not Georgia, had rights over the Cherokee territories and Georgia laws regarding the Cherokee Nation were voided. President Jackson didn’t enforce the ruling and the Cherokees did not cede their land and Georgia held a land lottery anyway for white settlers.
1835 · Treaty of New Echota

Age 12

A minority group of Cherokees including John Ridge, Major Ridge, Elias Boudinot, and Stand Waite, signed the Treaty of New Echota which ceded all Cherokee territory east of the Mississippi in exchange for five million dollars. The majority of Cherokees did not agree and 16,000 Cherokee signatures were gathered to protest the treaty. Boudinot and both Ridges were killed several years later by angry Cherokees for signing the treaty.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone living on (and farming) a hide of land, Old English hī(gi)d. This was a variable measure of land, differing from place to place and time to time, and seems from the etymology to have been originally fixed as the amount necessary to support one (extended) family (Old English hīgan, hīwan ‘household’). In some cases the surname is habitational, from any of the many minor places named with this word, as for example Hyde in Greater Manchester, Bedfordshire, and Hampshire. The surname has long been established in Ireland.2 English: variant of Ide , with inorganic initial H-. Compare Herrick .3 Jewish (American): Americanized spelling of Haid .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Henry M Hyde, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Henry M Hyde, "New York, State Census, 1855"
  • Henry M. Hyde in entry for Jane Hyde, "New Jersey Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"

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