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A GENEALOGY 


OF THE FAMILY OF 


Wu. Hype anp Eunice Stearns, 


OF 


HUBBARDSTON, MASS. 


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BY 


BENJAMIN A. DEAN. 


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THE STEARNS FAMILY. 


1. Isaac Stearns, wife Mary, both from England, 
probably Nayland, Suffolk, was born about 1600; came 
to America in 1630; ‘settled in ‘Watertown ; a selectman 
for several years; died 1671. His son, 

2. Samuel Stearns, born Apml 24, 1638; married, 
February 1, 1662, Hannah Manning; died August 3, 
1683 ; ten children. His son, 

3... Isaac Stearns, of Watertown, born December 31, 
1674; married, October 26, 1708, Mary Bemis; died 1737; 
six children. His son, 

4 Deacon Isaac Stearns, of Waltham, born May 14, 
1710; married, July 21, 1729, Elizabeth Child; selectman 
of Waltham three years; eleven children; died Novem- 
ber 25, 1779. His son, . 

5. Silas Stearns, of Waltham, bern March 6, 1733; 
married, 1765, Elizabeth Wellington ; died December 31, 
1804. 


CHILDREN. 


(1.) Lucy, born April 25, 1766; married, October 21, 
1790, Isaac Lee, of Concord. 








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4 THE STEARNS FAMILY. 


(2.) William, born May 8, 1768; married 
, Melissa Estabrook.  - 

(3.) Elizabeth, born May 4, 1770; married, —— 
21, 1794, Joel Smith, of Lexington. 

(4.) Phinehas, born April 7, 1772; matted February 
14, 1812, Abigail Stearns. 

(5.) Eunice, born Apnil 15, 1774; se November 
2, 1795, William Hyde, and died May 27, 1860. 

(6.) Isaac, born March, 1777; died January, 1787. 

(7.) Kezia, born May 18, 1779; unmarried; died 
at Concord, July 22, 1864 

(8.) Elijah, born November 23, 1781; married Mary 
Osgood Greene ; removed to Brooklyn, N. Y., and died 
there. 

(g.) Silas, born July 26, 1784; a Baptist ‘minister ; 
first wife, Hannah Oakman Sprague, of Boston; second 
wife, Mary Lunt, of Bath, Me.; seven children. He died 
August I, 1840. 

Keziah, daughter of Eunice (5) and William Hyde, 
married, October 21, 1832, James Dean, of Oakham, Mass. ; 
settled, 1839, in Shrewsbury, Mass. 


THE HYDE GENEALOGY. 


1. Jonathan Hyde, younger brother of Deacon Samuel 
Hyde, of Newton, was ‘born, 1626, in England; came to 
Cambridge from London, 1647 ; married Mary French, and 
had 14 children by her; married Mary Rediat, and had 
seven children by her; died October-15, 1711. His son, 

2. William, born September 12, 1662; married Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Job Hyde; died April 7, 1743. His son, 

~ 3. Lieut. William, born October 30, 1690; married 
- Deliverance. Hyde; died February 9, 1754. His son, 
4. Lieut. Noah, born September 26, 17175. married, 
1739, Ruth Seger; died November 9, 1786. His son, 

5. William, born February 24, 1743; married, Decem- 
ber, 1767, Lydia Bruce ; died 1802. His son, 

6. William, born July 2, 1770; died May 27, 1850. 

From Newton, Mass., the chief home of the Hydes, 
there went out fifteen Hydes tothe Revolutionary War; 
eight Hydes there have been selectmen ; some have been 
Representatives, and others have held various military 
_ Offices. 

This last William Hyde married, November 2, 1795, 





6 THE HYDE GENEALOGY. 


Eunice Stearns, fifth child of Silas and Elizabeth (Wel- 
lington) Stearns, of Waltham. They had :— 
% (1.) Roxana, born December 9, 1796; d. $ehhi 7,190, Onacoslic ,D, 6. 

(2.) Freedom, born November 5, 1798; died Septem- 
ber 22, 1800. | 

(3.) Eunice, born March 3, 1801. 

(4.) Lydia, born February 26, 1803; died August 1, 
1342. 

(5.) William, born June 3, 1805; never married; died 
October 2, 1879. 

(6.) Keziah, born July 12, 1807 ; died January 14, 1879. 

(7.) Amasa, born November 3, 1809; died August 14, 
1886. 

(8.) Elizabeth, born June 30, 1813; died March 3, 
1869. 

(9.) Silas Stearns, born January 13, 1817. 

(10.) Charles, born November 14, 1810. - 

The first three were born in Spencer, Mass., his first 
home, where he built a house; the fourth born in Gardner, 
Mass. ; the rest born in Hubbardston, Mass., at or near 
the old home where the parents died. 

William Hyde died May 27, 1850. 

Eunice, his wife died May 27, 1860. 

oe (1.) Roxana Hyde married, July 16, 1832, Silas Lamson, 

who was born in Sterling, Mass., August 24, 1809, and 
died in Burlington, Ia., September 28, 1838. They had :-— 

(z) Emily Caroline; born July 1, 1834, in Shelburne 





THE HYDE GENEALOGY. 7 


Falls, Mass., where she taught in the Academy four years ; 
was in the U. 5. Treasury Department nearly ten years ; 
also, in the Census Office about a year; d, Dec. 28,1696, Iuecetlia Dd, b. 
(4) Franklin Silas, born January 16, 1836, in Michigan-, fonts (45 a 
City, Ind.; mustered in December 11, 1863, 11th Vermont” “#2#4ewstenae— 
Vols., to August 31, 1865; captured near Welden R. R. 
June 23, 1864; paroled November 28, 1864, after impri- 
sonment in Libby (Richmond, V2); Danville, Va; An- 
dersonville, Ga. ; Charleston, S. C., and Florence, S. C.; 
detailed Furlough Clerk at Headquarters Camp Parole, 
near Annapolis, Md. January to May, 1865; detailed 
Clerk Quartermaster General’s office at Washington, 
D. C., May to August 31, 1865 30 k in same, Septem- 
ber, I, 1865, to May 10, 1869; second Assistant-Examiner 
Patent Office, May 10, 1869, to August, 1872; Clerk, 
Examiner and Special Examiner in the Pension Office, 
January 7, 1880, to September 4, 1888; marmed, Septem- 
ber 4, 1866, Annie Frances Mather, who was bom in 
Coleraine, Mass., May 19, 1847. They had :— 
(1.) Harry Franklin, born January 21, 1869; died 
January 28, 1877. 
2.) William Mather, born November 7, 1870. 
(3.) Louis Bernard, born July 23, 1873. 
(4.) Eleanor Annie, born Apmi 19, 1875. 
(5.) Robert Lawrence, born January 26, 1877; died 
July 26, 1877. : 
(6.) Elizabeth Hyde, born June 1, 1878. 





8 THE HYDE GENEALOGY. 


(7.) Caroline Thompson, born May 10, 1880. 

(8.) Susan Comegys, born September 29, 1881. 

(9.) Frank Edwards, born May 11, 1883; died August 
14, 1883.4 Frank tearm, hom Dec. 30,) 989, Anacelia, DL. 

(o,) Of aoe I, 2, 4, and 5 were born in Georgetown ; the 
rest in Washington. <*t to (an Rrscshe< ) 

(3.) Eunice Hyde married, December 2, 1819, James 
Sawin, who was born November 15, 1798, at Westminster, 
and died April 4, 1872. They had, all born in West- 
minster : — | 

(2) Elizabeth, born September 3, 1820. 

(3) Calvin Howard, born March 1, 1823. 

(c) Eunice Maria, born May 27, 1825. 

(7) James Orville, born June 11, 1827; died 1 August 
10, 1827. 

(ec) Lowenza, born Seegeadies 18, 1828; died’ March 
5, 1830. | 

(f) James Franklin, born January 22, 1831; died 
April 16, 1832. ae 

(g) Mary Adelia, born December 30, 1832. : 

(i) Franklin, born April 6, 1835. 2 

(:) Albert, born July 13, 1838. 

(j) Farwell, born November 28, 1841. 

(&) Louisa M., born December 7, 1844. 

(2) Elizabeth Sawin, married, July 10, 1840, Samuel 
Bridge. They had :— 

(1.) Lucy, born November 19, 1861; married, May 





THE HYDE GENEALOGY. 9 


28, 1884, J. Coburn Story, of Dunstable, N. H. (2.) 
Lowenza Sawin, born June 29, 1363. 

(6) Calvin Howard Sawin, married August 9, 1846, 
Frances B. O’Connor. They had :-— 

(1.) Gertrude, born August 8, 1847; died August 9, 
1847, 

(2.) Arabella, born May 3, 1849; died August 15, 1855. 

(3.) James Calvin, born Apmil 28, 1852. 

(4.) Herbert Franklin and (5.) Harriet Frances, twins, 
born March 18, 1854; Harriet died August 15, 1355. 

(6.) Manton Eastburn, born October 3, 1858; died 
December 12, 1862. — 

(7) Cora Frances, born April 7, 1862 ; married, June 2, 
1886, Fred M. Osgood, of Ithaca, N. ¥. They had:—. 

Vera Lucile, born March 18, 1887. Ls 

Calvin Sawin employed by the Fitchburg Railroad Co. 
_ 29 years as Baggage Master. 
(c) Eunice Maria, married, April 11, 1842, see — 
‘ton, of Westminster. They had:— 
(x) ‘Timothy, born March 8, 1843; died March 21, 
1843. z = 
_ (2) Abbie Bennet, born August 6, 1844; married, 
December 29, 1870, Charles Griffin, of Worcester, Mass. 

(3.) Alonzo Calvin, born July 21, 1846; married; May 
28, 1872, Etta Upton, of Gardner, Mass. 

~ (4) Marcus Melvin, born February 8, 1848; marmied, 

April 14, 1874, Mattie Priest, of Fitchburg, who lived 





IO THE HYDE GENEALOGY. 


only a few months; and June 28, 1881, Lizzie White of 
Hubbardston. 

(s.) Emma Augusta, born March 23, 1850; business, 
dress-making, Boston. 

(6.) Susie Adelia, born August 19, 1852; died January 
8, 1862. | 

(7.) Lizzie Maria, born Apnl 21, 1854; married, 
August 31, 1883, Henry Trask, of Bridgeport, Ct. 

(8.) Lula Matie, born March 11, 1856; died October 
28, 1857. 

(9.) Frank Willis, born January 23, 1859; married, 
April 10, 1880, Susie Carey, of Westminster. 

(10.) Lula Manette, born February 1, 1861; School 
Teacher. 

(11.) Augustus and (12.) Augustina, twins, born and 
died October 19, 1863. 

(13.) Edith Gertrude, born March 8, 1869. School 
Teacher. | 

Children of Abbie Newton and Charles Griffin: Marion 
H., born July 9, 1872; and Harry W., born November 
30, 1875. 

Children of Marcus and Lizzie Newton: Stuart O., 
born June 5, 1884; and Mattie Lucile, born May 5, 1886. 

Child of Frank W. and Susie Newton: Ralph Lester, 
born September 4, 1882. 

(g) Mary Adelia Sawin, married, January 4, 1854, 
Horace B. Knower, who died October 7, 1885. They 
had :— 


THE HYDE GENEALOGY. It 


(1.) Calvin Howard, born June 28, 1856; died August 
27, 1871. 

(2.) Charles Franklin, born December 31, 1857; mar- 
ried, November 26, 1879, Edith Prescott. Their children 
were Henry Horace, born December 16, 1881, Alvin Law- 
rence, born June 19, 1884, Gladys Georgie, born August 10, 
1886 ; Bessie Maria, born Nov. 8, 1888. 

(4) Franklin Sawin, married, September 3, 1857, Eliza- 
‘beth Moore. They had :— 

(1.) Walter, born June, 1858; died January, 1862. 

(2.) Clara L., born July 28, 1860. 

(3.) Farwell Lyman and (4) Flora Louise, twins, born 
February 22, 1866. 

(z) Albert Sawin, married, July 20, 1865, Emma Rich- 
mond. They had :— 

Elfie Marion, born August, 1873. 

For nearly twenty years engaged in the furniture busi- 
ness in Worcester, Mass. 

(7) Farwell Sawin enlisted August 11, 1862, in Mass. 
36 Inf. Vols. ; and was Corporal in Co. H ; was in Gen. Burn- 
side’s command at first moving about in Virginia; Nov. 
12, in attack on Maryland Heights ; early in May, 1863, in 
Kentucky, pursuing Morgan’s Guerrilla band ; from June 
18 was before Vicksburg; early in July was pursuing 
Johnston ; and was before Jackson, Miss., till the Rebels 
left it; died in the Hospital at Milldale, Miss., August 9, 
1863, and was buried on the bank of the Mississippi 
River. 





| THE HYDE GENEALOGY. 


(4) Louisa M. Sawin, engaged in Telegraphy in Boston, 
having an office at thé Fitchburg Railroad Depot, and at 
St. James Hotel; and afterwards teaching Telegraphy at 
French's Commercial College, Boston. 

(4.) Lydia Hyde, married, January 12, 1826, John 
Stratton, (the sixth generation from Samuel Stratton, who 
came hither from England about 1652). He was born at 
Sherborn, Mass., May 17, 1798, and died June 23, 1850. 
They had, all born in Leominster, Mass.: — | 

(2) George, born March 2, 1827, whose home has 
been in Plainview, Minn., since August, 1861. 

(4) John Crosby, born March 27, 1830; took his pres- 
ent farm in Plainview in spring of 1857. 

~ (c) Lydia Caroline, born March 27, 1830; died June 
II, 1843. | wer 

(7) Milton Fletcher, born November 20, 1841; died 
April 14, 1842. 

Lydia Hyde Stratton, died August 1, 1842. John 
Stratton married, August 17, 1843, Eliza Woods, having, 
October 8, 1847, by her, 

(5.) Charles Wilmot, who married, September 2, 1879, 
Isabella Adams. | 

(6.) Keziah Hyde married, October 21, 1832, James 
Dean, who was born in Oakham, Mass., April ro, 1808, 
and died November 20, 1879. Their children, with their 
families, were as follows :— 

James Lorenzo, son of James and Keziah Dean, was 


THE HYDE GENEALOGY. 13 


born in Worcester, March 22, 1835; married April 23, 
1863, Francelia Walker (daughter of Lowell and Harriet 
Bartlett Walker, of Shrewsbury), who was born March 1, 
1839. He studied about two years at Amherst College, 
and was a teacher for some years; he has long lived in 
Shrewsbury, Mass. Their children were,—1i, James 
Lowell, born F ebruary 4, 1868; 2, Charles Everett, bom 
November 27, 1870; 3, Harnet Eva, born August 20, 
1872; 4, Lorenzo, born July 5, 1876. 

Theodore Lyman, son of James and Keziah Dean,.was 
born in Worcester, Mass., May 8, 1837. Studied at Groton, 
Mass., South Woodstock and Newbury, Vt., and at St. 
Lawrence University, Canton, N. Y. (Theological Depart- 
ment); marned at Claremont, N. H., October 5, 1864, 
Sarah J. Ward, of Poultney, Vt.,—a descendant of General 
Ward of revolutionary fame. He enlisted December 16, 
1861, in Company H, 8 Vt. Volunteers; served under 
General Butler at New Orleans; was discharged August 
14, 1862, for disability. Before Ordination he preached at 
different places in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Mas- 
sachusetts ; was ordained at West Bridgewater, Mass., in 
1867. His pastorates were Oxford, West Bridgewater, 
West Haverhill; and Chicopee, Mass.; Winchester, N. H., 
Afton, N. Y., and Scranton, Pa. He has been over ten 
years in the Paper and Stationery business, at Scranton. 
Their child, Rosa Etta, was born at Scranton, May 13, 
1382. 





14 THE HYDE GENEALOGY. 


Benjamin Angier, son of James and Keziah Dean, was 
born in Shrewsbury, Mass., November 4, 1838. Graduated 
at Amherst College, in 1862. Studied for the Ministry at 
Princeton, Union, and Andover Theological Seminaries ; 
ordained in his native town, July 20, 1866; marnied, Sep- 
tember 2, 1867, Ellen P. Palmer, daughter of Samuel and 
Eleanor Howard Palmer, of Woodstock, Conn. Served 
churches under the American Home Missionary Society 
seventeen years in Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska. He 
then preached in New Hampshire, at Meriden, Harrisville 
and Nelson, and at Brentwood, where he now resides. Their 
children were,—1, Rosa, born May 9, 1868, at Monticello, 
Minn.; 2, Florence, born at same place, July 20, 1869; 3, 
Austin Phelps, born November 13, 1870, at Garnavillo, 
Iowa; 4, Grace, born March 22, 1872, died an infant; 5, 


Rachel, born March 9, 1873, died an infant; 6, Philip —. 


Redfield, born March 22, 1875, at Sibley, Iowa; 7, Horace 
Bunce, born November 18, 1876, at same place; 8, Arthur 
Benjamin, born April 19, 1882, died an infant. 

Henry Edson, son of James and Keziah Dean, was 
born in Shrewsbury, March 28, 1841, died October 20, 
1858, aged seventeen years. . as 

Charles Augustus, son of James and Keziah Dean, was — 
born in Shrewsbury, June 15, 1844; married Minnie 
Palmer, daughter of Samuel and Eleanor Howard Palmer, 
of Woodstock, Conn., September 21, 1875. They had one 
daughter, named Eleanor Howard, born April 6, 1879. 


THE HYDE GENEALOGY. 15 


He enlisted in Company H, 8th Vt. Infantry, January 6, 
1862; served under General Butler in Louisiana; in 
battles Pattersonville and Iron Clad Cotton ; and under 
General Banks in battle at Fort Bisland, expedition against 
Dick Taylor, in western Louisiana ; and in the battles and 
sieges of Port Hudson. 

In Carpenter’s History of the 8th Vt. Regiment, page 
131, we read that here “a canteen was seen lying on the 
flat land in front of the trenches ; and several comrades 
. -..-. . asked who dared to run out and get it. Charles 
A. Dean, a young member of Company H, accepted the 
challenge, and got safely back with the trophy; though 
one of the Confederate shots sent after him cut a hole 
through the tin.” After the war he was employed by 
Chatfield & Woods, Cincinnati, in Paper business, for 
“seven years,—1864 to 1871; in business in Rochester, 
N. Y., as Tower & Dean; Paper and Stationery,— 1871 to 
1875; in partnership with Hollingsworth & Whitney, 
Boston, seven years, Paper and Paper Bags; organized a 
corporation at their death, in 1882; and has managed and 
“conducted their business to this time (1889). 

- Rosetta Adelia, daughter of James and Keziah Dean, 
-was born in Shrewsbury, September 16, 1846 ; died April 
Q, 1864, aged-seventeen years- 

Jefferson “Archibald, son of James and Keziah Dean, 
was born in Shrewsbury, September 18, 1849; married, 
June 2, 1872, Anna Maria Farrar, of Shrewsbury, born 





16 THE HYDE GENEALOGY. 


December 22, 1849. He has stayed on the home place 
(where his father and mother had lived forty years, and 
where they died). Their children were,—1, Edwin Lewis, 
born December 25, 1872; 2, Bertha Florence, born Bice 
ary 24, 1875, died March 30, 1881. 

(7.) Amasa Hyde, married, June 5, 1834, Susan Hale, 
who was born April 2, 1814, at Hubbardston, Mass. From 
1835 he lived in Shrewsbury, Mass.; and 11 years later 
was prominent in securing for that town the first Metho- 
dist preaching; and made great pecuniary sacrifices for 
the building the M. E. Sanctuary. They had, born in 
Worcester, Mass. :— 

(2) Susan Maria, born July 1, 1835; died December 
30, 1856. 

The rest born in Shrewsbury, Mass. 

(5) Amasa Stearns, born August 31, 1837; enlisted 
September 17, 1861, in Co. H, 25th Mass. Vols. ; detailed 
as blacksmith; engaged in the battles of Newbern and - 
Roanoke Island; seen to fall at the battle of Drury’s 
Bluff, May 16, 1864; his body never found. 

(c) Mary Angeline, born September 7, 1839; died April 
20, 1877 ; married William Edward Shaw, July 31, 1858. 
_ They had :-— 

(1.) Lilhan Gertrude, born May 31, 1850. 
(2.) Charles Arthur, born March 10, 1862; died Dec. 


22, 1863. 
(3.) George Corliss, born April 4, 1871. 


THE HYDE GENEALOGY. [7 


(4.) Horace Arthur, born October 22, 1874. 

Lillian Gertrude Shaw married, April 1, 1881, John 
Dunn, who was born February 18, 1859. They had :— 

Bertha Florence, born March 8, 1883 ; George Albert, 
born August 20, 1886. Both born in Worcester, Mass. 

(d@) Charles Ansel, born November 6, 1841; married, 
May 9, 1869, Susan Augusta Noyes. They had:— 

(1.) Walter Edward, born August 6, 1872. 

(2.) Frank Amasa, born April 2, 1878. 

Amasa Hyde died August 14, 1886. 

(8.) Eliza Hyde was the second wife of Peter Lawrence 
Spaulding, who was born in Townsend, Mass., July 18, 
F804; and died March 3, 1869; married Apmil 24, 1834 
They had three children :— | 

(2) Osmon Lawrence, born June 9, 1837; married, 
October 7, 1860, Lucinda Rosan Wheeler, born in Weston, 
Vt, June 9, 1844 They had two children: Ida Emily, 
born in Shrewsbury, Vt., August 10, 1861 ; and Eva Eliza, 
born in Lunenburg, Mass., November 1, 1869. He ‘has 
been a Teacher, Writer, and Town Officer. 

(6) Laura Ann, born June 25, 1846; died August 
29, 1847. ) 

(c).Esmah Eliza, born Apnil 16, 1750; for twenty 
years engaged in the manufacture of shoes. 

(9.) Silas Steams Hyde married, October 7, 1841, 
Nancy Fletcher, born August 31, 1815, a descen-ant of 
Robert Fletcher, a Huguenot. Completed the three years’ 





18 THE HYDE GENEALOGY. 


course at Gilmanton Theological Seminary at Gilmanton, 
N. H., June, 1845, then preached in Congregational 
Churches as follows: Chilmark, Mass., 1845 to 1847; 
E. Falmouth, Mass., 1847 to 1851; Barrington, R. L, 
1851 to 1855; in Michigan at the following eight places: 
Clinton, 1855 to 1859; Canandaigua and Morenci, 1859 to 
1863 ; Dundee, 1864 to 1866; Norvall (with Sharon), Grass 
Lake, and Benton Harbor, one year each, 1866 to 1869; 
Presbyterian Churches of Hicksville, Lost Creek, and 
Antwerp, Ohio, 1870 to 1877; and Superintendent at 
H. of graded public school. Moved to Farmer, O., in 
1883, where he now resides. They had Emmons Fletcher, 
born April 13, 1845, at Gilmanton, N. H. 

Emmons Fletcher Hyde enlisted in Company I, 
18th Michigan Infantry, December 31, 1863, for three 
years ; captured in action, September 24, 1864; a pris- 
oner of war at Cahaba, Ala., for stx months; mustered 
out of the service at the close of the war at Vicksburg, 
Miss., May 27, 1865 ; graduated at the Law School of Michi- 
gan University, Ann Arbor, Michigan, in the spring of 
1869; admitted to the Bar at Jackson, Mich., same year ; 
graduated at Western Theological Seminary, Allegheny, 
Pa., having completed its three years’ course, in spring of 
1874; ordained and installed Pastor of Fairview Presby- 
terian Church, Thomas, Washington Co., Pa, June, 
1874; continued.there four years; installed Pastor Cross 
Roads: Presbyterian Church, Allegheny Co., Pa., October, 





THE HYDE GENEALOGY. 19 


1878 ; remained four years; married, June 26, 1879, Mrs. 
Sarah Elizabeth (Rainey) Castner, born April 15, 1841, at 
Pigeon Creek, Washington Co., Pa. He removed, on 
account of throat disease, to his farm at Thomas, in same 
county, and is there engaged in dairying and fruit-raising. 

(10.) Charles Hyde married, September 16, 1840, 
Elizabeth Sweetland, who was bom at Warren, Maine, 
October 18, 1818. He enlisted September 2, 1862, in 
Company C, of the 36th Mass. Volunteers ; was in the 
battle of Fredericksburg; was detailed as blacksmith ; 
was discharged February 2, 1864, on account of disabili- 


ties ; resides in Worcester, Mass.