Henry Mygatt Hyde

Brief Life History of Henry Mygatt

When Henry Mygatt Hyde was born on 26 April 1823, in Oxford, Chenango, New York, United States, his father, Asahel Johnson Hyde, was 25 and his mother, Mary Osborne Hinckley, was 25. He married Jane Grey Priest in December 1852, in Sauquoit, Paris, Oneida, New York, United States. 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 41, and was buried in Sauquoit Valley Cemetery, Sauquoit, Paris, Oneida, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Mygatt Hyde
Jane Grey Priest
Marriage: December 1852
Mary Rebecca Hyde
Harry Hyde
Jane Brewster Hyde

Sources (4)

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

World Events (7)

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

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.

1835 · Treaty of New Echota

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

English: habitational name from one or other of various places so called in Bedfordshire, Cheshire, Hampshire, and Middlesex. They were named with Old English hīd ‘hide (of land)’, a variable measure of land, differing from place to place and time to time, and seems to have been originally fixed as the amount necessary to support one (extended) family (Old English hīgan, hīwan ‘household’). The surname may also be topographic for someone living on (and farming) a hide of land. The Hyde family has been in Leinster, Ireland, since the early 13th century and one family has been established in the county of Cork since the 16th century. The name was Gaelicized as both Dalaithíd and de hÍde. Compare Hyder .

Americanized form of Jewish Haid .

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

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