Samuel Hyde

Samuel Hyde is the sixth great grandfather of Rachel Wilcox Liberacki.


William Hyde


Jane Lee


Elisabeth Hyde
Phoebe Hyde
Samuel Hyde
John Hyde
William Hyde
Thomas Hyde
Sarah Hyde
Jabez Hyde

Samuel Hyde was born in December 1637 in Hartford, Connecticut. He "is said to have been the first white child born in Hartford."1 By 1640, the family moved to Norwich, Connecticut. He would spend the rest of his life in Norwich.

Samuel married Jane Lee in June 1659. They were married in Saybrook, Connecticut. Initially, they lived with Samuel's parents. However, in 1660, they were living in a home on a new home on the Hyde property.

Samuel died on 26 July 1677. He was buried in Trumbull Cemetery in Lebanon, Connecticut.

After his death, his widow Jane married John Burchard who became the guardian of his minor children.

One of the descendants of Samuel and Jane Hyde was Grover Cleveland, the twenty-second President of the United States of America.

1Collections of the Berkshire Historical and Scientific Society, p. 96.

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Caulkins, Frances Manwaring. History of Norwich Connecticut from Its Posession by the Indians to the Year 1866. np: Friends of the Author, 1874.

Collections of the Berkshire Historical and Scientific Society. Vol. 1. Pittsfield, CT: Berkshire Historical and Scientific Society. 1894.

Little, George Thomas. Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine. Vol. 1 New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1909.

Kelly, Hermon Alfred. A Genealogical History of the Kelly Family Descended from Joseph Kelly of Norwich, Connecticut with Much Biographical Matter Concerning the First Four Generations, and Notes of Inflowing Female Lines. Cleveland: Privately Printed, 1897.

Mansfield, John Bandt. History of the Great Lakes. Vol. 2. Chicago: J.H. Beers, 1899.

Salisbury, Edward Elbridge and Evelyn McCurdy Salisbury. Family Histories and Genealogies Volume Third Containing Genealogical and Biographical Monographs on the Families of Lee and Marvin and Clarke (or Clarke) Notes. Privately Printed, 1892.

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.

Wells, Harriette Hyde. Several Ancestral Lines of Moses Hyde and His Wife Sarah Dana, Married at Ashford , Conn., June 5, 1757. With a Full Genealogical History of Their Descendants to the End of the Nineteenth Century. Covering Three Hundred Years and Embracing Ten Generations. Albany, NY: Joel Musell Sons, 1904.

The year that Samuel died, the first medical pamphlet was published in the American British Colonies. Published in Boston, the pamphlet concerned small pox and measles. The image is from a c. 1721 reprint.