Thursday, July 18, 2013

A Deed For A Mayor Of Detroit

From Early land transfers, Detroit and Wayne County, Michigan / Michigan Works Progress Administration, Vital Records Project:

Wayne Co., MI, Deeds
Oliver M. Hyde received from the State of Michigan by Moses Wisner, Governor
April 6, 1860
Patent #6606
To the NW 1/4 of NW 1/4 of Section 16, T3SR9E
40 acres
Witness: E. A. Thompson, Det State

"(VII) Oliver Moulton Hyde, third son of Pitt William and his first wife, Mary (Kilbourne) Hyde, was born March l0, 1804, died in Detroit, Michigan, in 1870. He became a merchant of Castleton, Vermont, later going to Mount Hope, New York, where he operated a blast furnace. In 1840 he moved to Detroit, Michigan, and there became prominent in public life, serving Detroit as mayor and as collector of customs for several years. He married Julia Anne Sprague, daughter of Daniel Sprague, of West Poultney, Vermont.
Children: William Pitt; Charles H.; Henry Stanley; Harriett S.; and Louis C. ...". [Source]

United States Census, 1870
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Oliver M Hyde M 64y Vermont
Julia A Hyde F 59y Vermont
Lewis C Hyde M 20y Michigan
Sarah M Hyde F 16y Vermont
Daniel Worden M 45y Virginia
Rose Terry F 22y Michigan

A photo of the Hyde house in Detroit.

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