Joseph Hyde, son of Joseph and Susanna (Livermore), was born February 2, 1748 in Newton, Massachusetts. At some period after his marriage to Anna Jackson in 1778, the couple and their son, Sebas, relocated to a farm in Hallowell, Maine. Hyde plowed and mowed fields with his oxen for hire, hauled rocks and boards, sold butter, pigs and salt hay. At various times, he also hired men to work his land. In return, he purchased the services of shoemakers and blacksmiths as well as buying leather, spirits and farm produce. Soon after the death of his brother, Moses Hyde in 1794, Joseph purchased property in Hopkinton, MA, and moved back to the state of his birth.
Scope and Content:
The collection consists of one small account book and loose documents; the bulk of entries refer to Joseph Hyde. Volume, 1784-1791, contains accounts detailing with transactions, dates, and amounts during the period that Hyde lived in Maine. Included are Nicholas Weeks, John Fairfield, Joshua Jackson, Francis Burnum, Joseph Cliff, Widow Sarah Stone, Misses Davis, Joseph Emory, Doctor Thatcher Goddard, Thomas Wiswall, Samuel Murdock, John Andres, Joseph Avery, John Hovey, Daniel White, Joseph Averill, Daniel Walker, Ezra Huckin. Included are highway taxes paid 1785-1791.
Documents, most pertaining to Joseph or Moses Hyde, include receipts, abatement, notice of probate, orders, notes and deeds for the period, 1763-1836. Topics relate to probate of will of Moses Hyde in Cambridge, Massachusetts; payment of a schoolteacher in the Norwell district, Hopkinton, Massachusetts; Maine highway taxes; and trips to saw mill.
Provenance : Purchase
Amount: 1 box