|Birth: ||Oct. 2, 1793|
New London County
|Death: ||Sep. 11, 1875|
Dea. Gershom Hyde died at Bath, Me., Sept. 11, 1875. He was born in Lebanon, Conn., Oct. 2, 1793. His parents were Zabdiel and Mary (Lyman) Hyde, the latter belonging to that family which, in its different branches, has furnished so many good ministers and laymen in Connecticut and Massachusetts. Gershom was one of six brothers, three of whom were deacons in Congregational Churches and one an elder in a Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn, N. Y.
In 1809 Mr. Hyde went to Bath, and in November of that year united with the Congregational Church. Almost immediately he began to take an active part in prayer-meetings and other distinctly Christian services. He was twice absent from Bath for a time. Two years were spent at Freeport, and afterwards three years in Portland, where he was connected with the Third Congregational Church. This was during the later years of the ministry of the excellent Rev. Charles Jenkins and the early labors of Dr. William T. Dwight Then he returned again to Bath, where he passed the remainder of his life.
On Jan. 3, 1821, he was married in Lebanon, Conn., to Sarah, daughter of Joseph and Betsey Hyde, to whom, though of the same name, he was but very remotely related. Miss Hyde had united with the church in Lebanon, under the ministry of the Rev. Mr. Ely, when in her seventeenth year. She proved herself an excellent wife and mother, an earnest Christian, and a faithful helper of her husband in every good work. After some years of feeble health and much suffering she peacefully fell asleep in Christ in 1851. Dea. Hyde did not marry again, but spent his declining years in the family of a brother.
Zabdiel Hyde (1762 - 1842)
Mary Lyman Hyde (1762 - 1815)
Sarah Hyde Hyde (1796 - 1851)*
Maria Hyde Alden (1823 - 1910)*
Abby Ann Hyde Magoun (1824 - 1864)*
Sarah Elizabeth Hyde Hill (1824 - 1852)*
Henry Hyde (1791 - 1873)*
Gershom Clark Hyde (1793 - 1875)
Maple Grove Cemetery
Plot: Section 3, Range 13, Lot 8, Grave 5N
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Record added: Aug 03, 2012
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