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Experience (Abell) Hyde (1674 - 1765)

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Experience Hyde formerly Abell
Born in Norwich, New London, Connecticutmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Norwich, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial Americamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Norwich, New London, Connecticutmap
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Categories: US President Direct Ancestor | Norwich, Connecticut | Old Norwichtown Cemetery, Norwich, Connecticut.


Experience Abell was born in Norwich, Connecticut on December 24, 1674, the daughter of Sergeant Caleb and Margaret (Post) Abell. [1] [2] [3] [4]

On March 3, 1697 or 1698, she married in Norwich, John Hyde, son of Samuel and Jane (Lee) Hyde of Norwich, and a first cousin of her mother's. They settled in Norwich and had nine children, all born in Norwich: [2] [3] [4]

  1. John, born December 5, 1698; married 1st, Sarah Haskins, 2nd, Elizabeth Backus.
  2. Experience, born September 7, 1700; married Samuel Gifford.
  3. Margaret, born August 16, 1702; married John Tracy.
  4. Eleazer, born December 12, 1704; married Sarah Hewitt.
  5. James, born February 28, 1707; married Sarah Marshall.
  6. Esther, born February 16, 1709; married Thomas Williams.
  7. Matthew, born April 28, 1711; married 1st, Elizabeth Huntington, 2nd, Hannah Pember.
  8. Lucy, born April 16, 1713; married Asa Waterman.
  9. Deborah, born January 22, 1716; married Ebenezer Thomas.

U.S. President Grover Cleveland is a lineal descendant of Experience and John through their son James. [2]

Her husband John died on July 26, 1727, at the age of 59. [2] [3] [4]

Experience (Abell) Hyde died in Norwich on October 24, 1763 or 1765. She was buried at Old Norwichtown Cemetery, in Norwich. Her gravestone reads, "Here Lies ye Body of Mrs. Experients Hide Departed this Life ye 24 (illegible) 1765 in Her 91st Year of Her Age." [2] [3] [4]


  1. "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906," database, FamilySearch ( : 3 December 2014), Experyence Abell, Dec 1674; citing ; FHL microfilm unknown.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Abell, Robert. The Abell Family In America - Robert Abell of Rehoboth, Mass., His English Ancestry, and His Descendants. Rutland, Vermont: The Tuttle Publishing Company, Inc., 1940. 15. Experience Abell Pages 52, 58.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Walworth, Ruben H. Hyde Genealogy; or the Descendants, in the Female as Well as in the Male Lines, From William Hyde, of Norwich, with Their Places of Residence, and Dates of Births, Marriages &C., and Other Particulars of Them and Their Families and Ancestry. In Two Volumes. Vol 1. Albany: J. Munsell, 78 State Street, 1864. Wife of III. John Hyde (5) Page 6.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 "Find A Grave". Experience Abel Hide. Accessed 11 Aug 2017.


  • Thanks to Janice Hardin, for contributing to this profile. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Janice and others.
  • WikiTree profile Abell-164 created through the import of Lent_Vise_2011-05-11aa.ged on May 26, 2011 by Bryan Sypniewski. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Bryan and others.
  • WikiTree profile Abell-27 created through the import of fitzmaster032511.ged on 27 March 2011 by Sue Fitzpatrick. See the Abell-27 Changes page for the details of edits by Sue and others.

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