|Birth: ||1751, Germany|
John Hidy was born in 1751 in Germany. He immigrated on 7 October 1765 to Pennsylvania, where he arrived in Philadelphia with other German immigrants on the Ship Countess of Sussex from Rotterdam. The ship passenger list names a Johann Heinrich Heyde. He adopted the name of John Hidy in his new country. John served as a soldier in the army during the Revolutionary War, enlisting in Philadelphia on 25 January 1776. He was in the Third Pennsylvania Regiment, which participated in the following engagements: Defense of Canada, Lake Champlain, Northern New Jersey, Defense of Philadelphia, Philadelphia-Monmouth. In late 1777, the regiment entered Valley Forge for the winter with General George Washington.
John married Christina Ann Trexler, daughter of Peter Trexler and Maria Katharine Albrecht, in 1780 in Pennsylvania. John and Christina lived in Lower Merion Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, apparently with Peter Trexler's family. They were on the Charles Thompson farm that Peter Trexler had leased. Thompson, as Secretary to the Continental Congress, was absent and didn't return until he retired. About 1792, the family moved to Virginia. For several years they lived on rented farms in Virginia, shifting to various localities. The family finally settled in Pendleton County, Virginia.
John Hidy died there between 21 March 1823 and 7 May 1823. He left a will dated 21 March 1823 that was proven in the Pendleton County, Virginia, court. He was buried in the family cemetery, located at the site of the old family farm, in that part of Pendleton County that became Highland County in 1847.
Christina Ann Trexler Hidy (1763 - 1836)*
Joseph Hidy (1783 - 1878)*
John Hidy (1788 - 1860)*
Sarah Ann Hidy Yeager (1793 - 1885)*
William Hidy (1796 - 1863)*
Joel Hidy (1798 - 1861)*
George Washington Hidy (1800 - 1880)*
Christena Ann Heyde Smith Sears (1804 - 1881)*
Hightown (Highland County)
Created by: Edward L Strother
Record added: Jun 14, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91918578