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Michael T Hyder (1743 - 1790)

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Michael T Hyder
Born in Old Fields, Hampshire, Virginia, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married in Hampshire, Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Washington County, North Carolina, USAmap
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Revolutionary War Soldier Michael Hyder [Sr.] & Elizabeth Woods Hyder. Michael Hyder came to the Watauga Settlement from Hampshire Co., Va. in the year 1766 or 1768. He was one of the earliest settlers on Watauga. He served in the Revolutionary War and was at the Battle of Kings Mountain Oct 8, 1780 ... [editor's note - rather it is thought that Michael Sr. was detailed out of this battle so that he could scout for indians to protect the Watauga Settlement. He was involved in 3 other Rev. War battles] ... above data on Michael Hyder is from Tenn. Records; Bible Records & Marriage Bounds compiled by Acklen; Gen. Pub. Co.; Baltimore ; 1967, p97

  • Erected by His Descendants
        • To
    • Michael Hyder, Sr.
    • Died June 25, 1790.

"Member of the Watauga Association. In Watauga Fort June 21, 1776. Took part in all early Indian wars in Tennessee under Shelby, Sevier, and Christian. Was in the following battles of the Revolution: Thickety Fort, Cedar Springs, and Musgrove's Mill in South Carolina. Was detailed from the King's Mountain expedition to defend Watauga Settlement from Indian Invasion. Tennessee Records: Bible Records and Marriage Bonds By Jeannette Tillotson Acklen[1]

Grave marked by the Tennessee Society Sons of the American Revolution on Friday, September 18th 2015.[2]


Powder Branch

100 yards upstream at a falls stood an old powder mill, where Mary McKeehan Patton made powder for the soldiers who went to King's Mountain, Oct. 7, 1780. Michael Hyder, Sr., signer of the Halifax Petition in 1776, lived here and is buried on the hill to left of the stream. Both have many descendants here today.[3]Marking Time: East Tennessee Historical Markers and the Stories Behind Them By Fred Brown


Hider (Hyder). Michael lived on Powder Branch a mile south of Wataugal and signed the Halifax petition of 1776. He was under Sevier at King's Mountain. A direct descendant is Senator R. E. Patton, of Knox county. [6] The King's mountain men, the story of the battle, with sketches of the American soldiers who took part by White, Katherine Keogh


Name: Michael T /Hyder/[7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15]


Date: 1743
Place: Old Fields, Hampshire, Virginia, United States[16][17][18][19][20][21]


Date: 25 June 1790
Place: Washington County, North Carolina, USA[22][23][24][25][26]


Place: Carter County, Tennessee, USA[27][28]


Date: 2 December 1764[29]


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Title: michael hyder, sr


Husband: Michael T Hyder
Wife: Elizabeth Wood
Child: John W Johan Wilhelm Hyder
Child: Michael E Hyder
Child: Mary Elizabeth Polly Hyder
Child: Jacob Hyder
Child: Joseph Hyder
Child: Katherine Katy Hyder
Child: Jonathan Hyder
Child: Benjamin Hyder
Child: Elizabeth Hyder Parkerson
Child: Katherine Hyder Moore
Child: Sarah Hyder
Child: Jane Hyder
Place: of TN
Date: 2 Dec 1764
Place: Hampshire, Virginia, United States
Place: of TN[30]


"The will of Michael Hyder, Sr. dated May 20, 1790, is in Jonesboro, Washington County, Tennessee. Will No. 1, p. 21, names wife, Elizabeth; sons, John, Jonathan, Michael, Adam, Jacob and Joseph; there were several daughters not named in the will. They were Polly, Nancy, Katy and Martha Hyder."

Tennessee Records: Bible Records and Marriage Bonds By Jeannette Tillotson Acklen


Jonesborough, State of North Carolina, 1790

Washington County Will Book Volume I, Part I, p. 21, 1779-1858

"In the name of God, Amen; This the twenty-eighth day of May 1790, I Michael Hider of County aforesaid being very sick weak in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks to God; - therefore calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament, that is to say, principally and first of all and I give bequeath my soul unto the hands of almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried at the descreation of my executors and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me with in this life. First I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Elizabeth Hider the plantation whereon I now live together with all the houses and orchards and all appurtenances belonging to the same tract of land on the same side of river or branch to be by her fully and fully possessed and enjoyed during her natural life and at her decease to my son Jonathan Hider. I also give to my beloved wife Elizabeth all and singular the stock of horses and cattle belonging to the above plantation also all the sheep and hoggs and farming utensils also all the beds and furniture and household furniture. (Item) -I give my son John Hider the tract of land known by the name of Kites on the tract on the other side of the branch supposed to be two hundred acres together with the plantation and all the appurtenances thereto belonging to the same tract of land on the same side of the river or branch. (Item) — I give to my son Michael Hider the land and plantation known by the name Knellams one hundred acres whereof was bought of Mathew Talbot, Sr. and the other part of said land is divided by a line between John and Michael supposed to contain one hundred and fifty acres in all with all the appurtenances thereto belonging (Item) - I give to my other sons which have no land all my stock of horses cattle hoggs and sheep together with the household furniture to be equally divided among them at my wife's decease namely Adam Hider, Jacob Hider, and Joseph Hider. I also constitute make and ordain my beloved wife Elizabeth Hider executrix together with my son John Hider executor of this my last will and testament and I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disanull all other wills and testaments by me made ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written".

Michael x Hider (seal)
Signed sealed & pronounced
in the presence of
Edmd. Williams
Robert English
Henry English
The foregoing will was proven by the
oaths of Edmd. Williams, Robt. English,
Henry English and subscribing witnesses.
Thereto and ordered to be
Elizabeth & John Hider qualified as the
Executrix and Executor at August Session

A story of two Tennessee families : Edwards and Hyder Statement of Responsibility: [by] Ernestine Ratcliffe Edwards

Hans Michael Heider

Husband: Hans Michael Heider
Wife: Katherine Chasteen
Child: Catherine Hyder
Child: Johann Adam Hyder
Child: Anna Marie Hyder
Child: Benjamin Heider
Child: Katherina Heider
Child: Jacob Hyder
Child: George Hyder
Child: Michael T Hyder
Child: Benjamin Heider
Child: Jacob Hyder
Child: Melchois Hyder
Date: 1729
Place: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany[31]


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  • Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, (, "Record of Michael Hider", Ancestor # A055092.
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  • Repository: R-1885382807 Name: Address: Note:
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Daughters of The American Revolution Record

Birth: 1740 VIRGINIA
Service Source: SAUNDERS, COL RECS OF NC, VOL 10, PP 708-711



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On 7 Aug 2013 at 06:16 GMT Bev (Ostrom) Anonymous wrote:


MICHAEL 3 HYDER (HIDER) (?1742-1790) who may have been born in Hampshire Co, West Virginia, & married ELIZABETH WOOD (1745-1641 on December 2, 1764. Their children are: JOHN, Michael Jr. Mary “Polly”, Martha,, twins, Jacob & Adam, Joseph, Jonathan, Nancy & Kate

GENERATION 3 Children of Michael & Elizabeth Wood Heider -- 1. JOHN HEIDER b/chris 14 Sept 1765 d. 15 Apr 1833 (see abstract of will listed `below) (Jon‘s source doesn‘t list a spouse or a death date Story of 2 Families in TN says John b. 14 Sept 1765 d. 15 Apr 1833 (TN Roots says John b. 14 Sept 1765 VA d. 15 Apr 1833 TN m.23 May 1789 N.C. ROSE (ROSANNA) ENGLISH b. 6 Feb 1766 d. 12 Sept 1818. Howard Hyder says d 12 Sept 1818-Abstract of JOHN HYDERS WILL made 23 Mar 1833 proved May 1833

On 7 Aug 2013 at 06:14 GMT Bev (Ostrom) Anonymous wrote:

I am related to the Heiders. How are you related to them. My line goes

General 1 Hans Michael Hyder b. 20 June 1707 Glashuetten, Oberfranken, Bavaria, Germany. He married Katherine CHASTEEN and they lived in Homburg, Germany, just north of Frankfurt. In 1729, they went to Rotterdam in the Netherlands. There they caught a ship for America, called the Mortonhouse, arriving in Philadelphia, PA on 17 Aug 1729. The ship was from Rotterdam Source: Strausburger, Pennsylvania German Pioneers, vol. 1 p. 23 (list 9A)and Egle, Names of Foreigners Who Took the Oath of Allegiance, pg 17. Hider/Heider/Hyder. Immigration: Naturalization: 24 Sep 1744 Philadelphia, PA. says they landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. .

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