Ebenezer Hyde, Crewman

Ebenezer Hyde. Ebenezer Hyde was born on 26 November 1753 at Lebanon, Ct. The youngest son of Elijah Hyde, Sr. and Ruth Tracy, at least two of Ebenezer’s older brothers also served in the Revolutionary War. Elijah, Jr. was a major in the cavalry on Washington’s staff and entertained Washington and Lafayette at the Old Hyde Homestead in Norwich. Brother Caleb was a general. Ebenezer Hyde married Lucy Huntington on 17 November 1776. The daughter of Jonathan Huntington and Eunice Lathrop, Lucy was born about 1 June 1755 and died in May 1833 in Lebanon. The couple had two children, Elizabeth born 15 March 1778 who married Capt. John French in 1804 and Eunice born 29 October 1779 who married Jabez Kelly of Norwich. Ebenezer Hyde was captured with the Confederacy and died aboard the Jersey prison ship in 1781.

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