Biography of J. H. Hyde
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Hyde, J. H., is the only son of Barlow Hyde, who came to Wolcott in 1807, when four years of age, and whose father, Zenos Hyde, was the first practicing physician in Wolcott Barlow Hyde, now ninety two years of age, and in possession of all his faculties, is in many ways a remarkable man. He is the oldest living ex supervisor of Wolcott, was for twenty years a justice, and a Republican assemblyman from 1856 to 1860. James H., when eleven years old, was by an accident deprived of an eye, notwithstanding which he acquired a good education, and in 1862 accepted the lieutenancy of Company A., 138th InL, and went at once to the front, participating in the battles of Monocacy Junction, Petersburg, Cold Harbor, and Cedar Creek At the latter, while in command of cavalry, 1e was shot through the arm and unhorsed. He married in 1850 Sarah A. Avery, who lost her life while caring for sick soldiers at Alexandria, a., and whose four sons are also now deceased.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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