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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.
1Eliphalet is a family name which can make things confusing for those interested in the Hyde branch of the Liberacki-Wilcox-Berg family tree. Not only is Eliphalet Hyde (1778-1756) Rachel Wilcox Liberacki's second great grandfather, Eliphalet Hyde (1808-1894) is her great grand uncle while Eliphalet Hyde (1744-1825) is her third great grandfather, and Eliphalet Hyde (1737-1743) is her third great grand uncle.
2Jillison, Clark. Green Leaves from Whittingham, Vermont: A History of the Town (Worchester, Massachusetts. Worchester, Massachusetts, 1894. 63.
3I am not clear as to the responsibilities of the listeners.
4Jillison, Clark. Green Leaves from Whittingham, Vermont: A History of the Town (Worchester, Massachusetts. Worchester, Massachusetts, 1894. 70.
Biographical sketch of Eliphalet Hyde, Jr. from Michigan pioneer experiences, 1710-1880: With Genealogical Data and Anecdotes. np: The Society, 1933. p. 577.
Information for Abigail Washburn.
Marriage information for Eliphalet Hyde and Naomi Flynt.
For More Documents
Anderson, George Baker. Landmarks of Rensselaer County, New York Syracuse, NY: D. Mason, 1897. p. 470.
Beauchamp, W. M. Revolutionary Soldiers Resident or Dying in Onondaga County, NY with Supplementary List of Possible Veterans based on a Pension List of Franklin H. Chase, Syracuse, NY. Syracuse, NY: McDonnel, 1912. 238.
Brown, Leonard. History of Whitingham From Its Organization to the Present Time. Brattleborro, VT: Frank E. Housh, 1886. pp. 22, 39, 43-45, 47.
Demming, Leonard. Catalogue of the principal officers of Vermont: as connected with its Political History from 1778 to 1851 With Some Biographical Notices and c.. Middlebury, VT: By the author. 1851. pp. 72, 199.
Folwer, George C. History of the Town of Harmony. Ovid, NY: W.E. Morrison, 1976. pp. 8, 20, 75, 114, 116, 163.
Jillison, Clark. Green Leaves from Whittingham, Vermont: A History of the Town (Worchester, Massachusetts. Worchester, Massachusetts, 1894. pp. 60, 63, 68, 69-70, 98.
Portrait and Biographical Album of Barry and Eaton Counties, Mich. Containing Full Page Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representatives Citizens of the County Together with Portraits and Biographies of all the Presidents of the United States and Governors of the State. Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1891. p. 248.
Walton, E.P. Records of the Governor and Council of the State of Vermont. Vol. 3. Montpelier, VT: Steam Press of J. and J. P. Poland, 1875. p. 91.
New York in the Revolution as Colony and State. Vol. 1. Albany, NY: J.B. Lyon, 1904. p. 235.
Walworth, Reuben H. Hyde Genealogy; or the Descents, the the Female as well as in the Male Lines, from William Hyde, of Norwich, with Their Places of Residence, and Dates of Birth, Marriages, & c. and Other Particulars of Them and Their Families and Ancestry. Vol. 1. Albany, NY: J. Musell, 1864. p. 76.