Biography of David Hyde of Bethany, NY

David Hyde was born in Essex, Vt., in 1792. He learned the cabinetmakers' trade, went to Boston, Mass., at the age of 21 years, and worked at his trade, and also carpentering. He left Boston in 1817 and located on the Little Tonawanda, on road 27½, in the town of Bethany. About 1826 he married Theirsy Alger, of Bethany, and they had two children, Edgar and Edwin J. The latter was born June 6, 1830, on the old homestead, where he spent his boyhood, alternately on the farm, in the saw-mill, and in school. July 5, 1851, he married Jane E., oldest daughter of Erastus L. Norton, of Alexander. They have had five children, of whom three are deceased, and two survive, namely: Charley E. D. and Lillian E., the latter a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, in Boston. Mr. Hyde served as first sergeant in Co. E, 105th Inf. N. Y. Vols., and was discharged for disability. He is a teacher of vocal music and leader of the Genesee and Wyoming Musical Association. His grandfather, Ephraim, served in the Revolutionary war, and his father in the War of 1812.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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