He was the son of John "Jack" C. HYDEN and Elizabeth BRASHEARS Hyden. He Was married twice the first marriage was to Eliza Carter, the second was to Nancy Duff LOCKHART Hyden.
First Marriage:1830 Eliza Carter They had four children George Rice Hyden (1831-1904 age 73) John "Jackie" Milton Hyden (1835-1861 age 26) Granville H. Hyden (1839-Unknown) Mary Jane Hyden (1842-1885 age 43)
Sam ran off with Nancy in 1942 according to Granville they never seen their father again. So for this reason I have serious doubts that America could be his child as her birth is listed as 1844, as for Virgina she is actually the daughter of Nancy and Samuel and is listed as such below.
Second Marriage:December 25, 1842 Nancy Duff LOCKHART-Hyden They had six children Nancy "Nan" Jane HYDEN Hood (1843-1934) Whitten "Whit" Wilson Hyden (1845-1917) Virginia Hyden (1848-Unknown) Sarah "Sallie" Lee Hyden (1850-1922) James "Will" William Hyden (1852-1929) David Monroe Hyden (1855-1952)