Eliphalet Hyde

(1744-1825)

Parents

Elijah Hyde
Ruth Tracy

Spouse

Norma Flint


Abigail Washburn

Children

Naomi Hyde
Ruth Hyde
Eliphalet Hyde
Timothy Hyde
Lucy Hyde
Ebenezer Hyde
Elijah Hyde


Information about Individual

Eliphalet Hyde was born in Lebanon, Connecticut on 09 May 1744. He was baptized on 13 May 1744.

On the 20 May 1766 Eliphalet married Norma Flint in Farmington, Connecticut. She died two years later. In 1774, Eliphalet married his second wife, Abigail Washburn.

Eliphalet was a Revolutionary War veteran having served as a Corporal in Captain James Clark's company at Battle of Lexington. We do not know any of his other military service.

On 25 February 1779, Eliphalet was appointed by the Vermont legislature to a committee to make a road.

On 15 March 1780, Governor Thomas Chittenden granted Eliphalet Hyde and others the rights to a tract of vacant land in Whittingham, Vermont described as follows.

Beginning at the south east of Wilmington and the north east corner of Whitingham at a beach tree marked Ppm. thence bounded on Wilmington north eighty degrees west 176 chains and 25 links to a small maple tree marked Ppm. thence south 10 degrees west 171 chains and 25 links to a large beach tree marked M. C. 111 thence south eighty deg's east 176 chains and 25 links to a large hemlock tree on Halifax line, thence bounded on Halifax line north 10 deg's east 171 chains and 25 links to the first mentioned bounds, containing three thousand acres.2

Later that month, on 30 March 1780, Eliphalet was elected the first town clerk of Whittingham as well as one of the selectmen and one of the listeners3. He was re-elected as a selectman on 26 March 1781.

On the 1 March 1784, a dispuste between Eliphalet and a Mr. Pike went before the selectmen. We do not know the details of the case. However, the selectmen voted that "Mr. Pike be allowed one silver dollar in payment for money he lent Capt. Eliphalet Hyde have."4

By 1790, Eliphalet and his family were living in Pittstown, New York. Although Reuben H. Walworth argues that Eliphalet removed to Pittstown in the fall of 1780, it seems unlikely that they could have moved until sometime after his re-election as selectman in 1781. Also, the incident with Mr. Pike took place in 1784. Eliphalet remained in Pittstown until after 1820.

In 1799, Eliphalet's real estate was valued at $400 and his personal estate was valued at $90. He paid $49 in taxes. In 1800, Eliphalet's real estate was valued at $500 and his personal estate was valued at $70. He paid $57 in taxes. In 1802, Eliphalet's real estate was valued at $405 and his personal estate was valued at $76. He paid $32 in taxes.

Eliphalet died on the 25 March 1825 in Stafford, New York.

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This 1775 engraving by Earl and A. Doolittle shows the Battle of Lexington. Eliphalet Hyde was one of the 77 men at this battle.