Query: Hyde

I am searching for John William Hyde and Rosanna Morgan Hyde. They are listed on the 1880 US Federal Census in Wood County, TX. Their children were all born there. My Grandfather, Jefferson Davis Hyde and son of John William Hyde and Rosanna Morgan was the youngest child. I have been told that John William Hyde died before he was born and that his mother, Rosanna Morgan Hyde died when he and his sister Margaret were little.

I’m pretty sure that they lived in Quitman as that is what I have always heard but also have heard Rock Hill or Yantis. If he died before my Grandfather, Jefferson Davis Hyde was born that would have been in 1883 as Jefferson Davis Hyde was born January 21, 1884. Rosanna Morgan Hyde sometime after that.

John William Hyde B. abt 1842 in Missouri
Rosanna Morgan B. abot 1847 in Georgia
Children:
McDonnel Hyde B. abt 1867 Wood Co,TX
James Bulger Hyde B. abt 1871 Wood Co, TX
Pheobia Hyde B. abt 1875 Wood Co, TX
John Louis Hyde B. abt 1876 Wood Co, TX, D.in Nolan Co, TX
William Hyde B. abt 1879 Wood Co, TX
Margaret Hyde B. 1881 Wood Co, TX D. October 31, 1920 – buried in Rockhill
Cemetery, Yantis, TX
Jefferson Davis Hyde B. January 21, 1884 D. Sweetwater, Nolan Co, TX
December, 1955 – Buried Slaters Chapel – Nolan, TX

I have searched all the records I know how to including the cemeteries that are online to no avail. I am hoping you can shed some light on this.

I am also searching for Ruth P. Hyde, first born of Jefferson Davis Hyde. She was born October 31, 1906 in Wood Co, TX She died in 1913. I have heard that she was buried in the cemetery in Yantis.

Thanking you in advance for your help.

Aundrea (Hyde) Saunders
as62hs@mcloudteleco.com

Activities & Plans Discussed at First Meeting of Year

Introductions of officers, program plans for Fall 2011, an activity for Old Settler’s Reunion week, and a possible fundraiser project were among the activities at the Pot Luck dinner kicking off the 2011-2012 Wood County, Texas Genealogical Society year September 19 at the Shamburger room at the Quitman Public Library.

A luncheon honoring those who have volunteered time and effort in support of the society activities will be held Monday, October 3 at noon at the Texas Tea Room. We will treat our invited guests to lunch, but the luncheon will be Dutch treat for members attending. It is important that local members who do not have schedule conflicts attend to show support for these folks.

The October 17 regular meeting of the society will be an obituary workshop. All members who have clippings of obituaries or who have been working on our newspapers collected for obituary searching are asked to bring all their papers and clippings to the 7:00 p.m. regular meeting that night. The usual social gathering at Peralta’s Mexican Restaurant will be at 5 p.m., and the Shamburger room at the library will be open at 6 p.m. to help members or the general public with genealogy research questions. Materials also will be made available for beginners to family tree research at the same time.

The society will be responsible for the display case in the library lobby during October in recognition of National Family History month. If you have family history items to display, ideas for the display or would like to help, contact Requisitions and Acquisitions Co-chairs Shirley Bates and Dorothy Harbin next week before the end of September.

Plans were made to provide exhibits at the library during Old Settlers’ Reunion week next year which carry the theme of early families in Wood County. Also, planned was for the society to participate in a fund raiser during the Annual Highway 37 Garage Sale.

A committee consisting of President Ronnie Vance and Requisitions and Acquisitions Co-chair Shirley Bates will work on adoption of criteria for a Distinguished Service Award for deserving members of the society.

Funding a Quitman Public Library subscription to Ancestry.com for use of the general public and members was discussed at the meeting. The biggest question about such a project revolved around funding and how to accomplish that. No motions were made, and further investigation is expected.

Officers and committee chairs were introduced. They are President Ronnie Vance, Vice-President Deason Hunt, Secretary Shirley Patrick, Treasurer Wayne McCluney, and these chairpersons: Ways and Means Ronnie Vance, Editorial Deason Hunt, Membership Shirley Patrick, Budget and Finance Wayne McCluney, Requisition and Acquisition Shirley Bates (co) and Dorothy Harbin (co), Publicity Kathy Lutonsky, Obituary Mary Ann Niswanger, and Hospitality and Gift Sally Allcorn.

President Ronnie Vance thanked all members who helped with the George Morgan workshop and Old Settlers’ Reunion Display

Drawing Winners Announced

Winners of the prize drawings for the Old Settlers Reunion and for the reunion week workshop conducted by George Morgan of Aha Seminars, Inc. have been announced.

They are
David Hiett — Free Membership
Regina Gilbreath — 10% Off at HOG Computer
Busker Fannin III — 10% off at HOG Computer
Kay Cameron — the dressed and decorated toy Bear
S. Boswank — the Varner Book
Kellyn Swoape — $65 value Computer Cleaning at HOG Computer

Those who were not present at the drawing are being contacted. Thanks to all who participated, provided prizes, and helped conduct the drawing.

Workshop Features Basics, Strategies, A Look Ahead

Morgan presents Slide

Over 50 attendees were challenged, informed, and delighted at the genealogy workshop presented by George Morgan of Aha Seminars today at the Quitman, Texas Public Library. George presented basic research strategies for beginners and as a refresher for experienced researchers in such areas as evidence, documentation, use of maps in research, preparing research pictures of ancestors, the use of HeritageQuest, and innovations in genealogy research.

The day-long workshop was sponsored by the Northeast Texas Library System (NETLS) and the Quitman Public Library and co-hosted by the Wood County Genealogical Society and the library.

Signups Increasing for Morgan Workshops

Fifty people from Wood County and all over East Texas have signed up for the Genealogy Workshop to be conducted by George Morgan of AHA Seminars (aka one of the Genealogy Guys from the podcast of that name) next Friday. While walk-ins will be welcomed, there is a room size limit. To be sure of a spot, you can pre-register by calling the library at (903) 763-4191, Deason Hunt, or by email to wcgstx@gmail.com. My prediction is that you will learn a lot and have a great time.

Our FREE Genealogy Workshop Is Only 3 Weeks Away

Mini-review of George Morgan Genealogy Workshop

I had an opportunity to attend the first session of the George Morgan genealogy workshop today at Pittsburg (TX). Get ready for when he comes to visit us at the Quitman Public Library in August. You will be delighted and well-informed. For those just getting started in genealogy, you will hear the types of things lots of us long-termers wish we had heard when we started. For experienced researchers or those stuck at brick walls, you will get lots of ideas to stimulate you renewed research. Be sure and bring pen or pencil and writing paper. You will hear and see lots of ideas. George Morgan (and his workshop) is the real deal!

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