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The Annual William Christopher Hyde Reunion (September 8, 2012)

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The Annual William Christopher Hyde Reunion (September 8, 2012)

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Surnames: Hyde, Bircheat, Farley, Collins, Boothe
Come one Come All To the Annual Hyde Reunion (Saturday, September 8, 2012) at Tannehill State Park in Alabama.

It's time again for the Annual Hyde Reunion of William Christopher Hyde's relatives and friends.

Tannehill State Park is located off of the Bucksville Exit of Interstate 59 (Exit 100). There are signs that you can follow. Also, if you are coming from I-459 then it is the first exit at McCalla (Exit 1). You go past McAdory High School several miles and it is on the left. The road you are traveling is Eastern Valley Road. It has a big sign that says Tannehill State Park. Tannehill is located in three Counties, Jefferson, Bibb and Tuscaloosa Counties.

THE REUNION IS AT A DIFFERENT SHED for this year only. It is at the Kiwanis Shed near the PLAYGROUND. After you get to the entrance of the park you will turn right. Look for signs. The shed should also have a sign that says Hyde Reunion on it.

William Christopher Hyde was the Tin Peddler who moved all over Alabama and he was born in Hall County, Georgia. He lived in these Counties in Alabama: Fayette, Walker, Jefferson, Bibb and Shelby.

He married twice and had 10 children by each wife. Here are his family names:

His first wife and children are:

Caroline Margaret Farley born abt. 1825 in Alabama died Before 1872


Elizabeth Hyde b. abt 1846 in Mississippi

May Hyde b. abt. 1850 in Mississippi

Jane Hyde b. abt 1853 in Alabama

James Montgomery Hyde b. abt 1854 married to a Sarah E. ? told he was married several times but I don't have any other spouses.

Julia Hyde b. abt. 1855 in Alabama

Margaret Hyde abt. 1857 in Alabama married a Pickett one time.

Arvel (Arv, Arvil) Hyde his first name might have been Francis. b. 20 Jul 1860 in Alabama d. 30 Jan 1956 in
Rutledge Springs, Jefferson County, Alabama Buried at Hullins Chapel Cemetery, Springville, St. Clair County, Alabama. Married Mary Mitchell (b. abt. 1855) Married Eliza Francis McCay (b. Dec 13, 1890) May 1918 in Springville, St. Clair County, Alabama

Willie Hyde b. 1865 died unknown

Susan Hyde b. May 14, 1867 Died June 19, 1932 and she
married a Boothe.

William's second wife:

Selia (Celia) Bircheat (It has different last name spellings) b. Oct 24, 1847 in Alabama died May 10 1910 and she is buried at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery in Shelby County. She is buried by William Christopher Hyde.

Joel W. Hyde b. March 6, 1873 in Fayette, Fayette County, Alabama and died September 5, 1892 and he is also buried at Antioch Baptist Church.

Christopher William Hyde (AKA Buddy Hyde) b. Fayette County, Alabama. But I have been also told he was born in Ga. I will have to check on this. d. Feb 12, 1919 He married Sara Elizabeth Clark (B. Jan 10, 1878)on August 1, 1897.

Shelby Lee Hyde (Shep) He was a Primitive Baptist Preacher. b. August 13, 1876 d. October 29, 1964 in Alabama. He married Mary Elizabeth Callie Jane Majors (b. Mar 26, 1884)on Feb 18, 1900. His second wife was Ossie Norris (b. June 27, 1891).

Austin Augustine Hyde b. May 11, 1878 in Fayette, Fayette County, Alabama d. Oct. 25, 1958 in Birmingham, Alabama. Married Sarah Jane Sylina Ann White (b May 6, 1882) September 19, 1899 In Birmingham, Alabama

Burl Boston Hyde b. September 20, 1879 in Walker County, Alabama d. Feb 20, 1957 in Bibb County,Alabama married Mary Ann Blake (b Aug 26, 1887)on September 20 1913.

Rufus F. Hyde He was a Primitive Baptist Preacher. b.October 27, 1881 in Walker County, Alabama d. July 19, 1947 in Chilton County, Alabama married Amie Viola Williams (b 1882) on July 20 1902.

John Newton Hyde b. May 19, 1885 d. August 5, 1947 He married Ossie Norris (b June 27, 1891) Apr 4 1910.

Thomas Jefferson Hyde b April 18, 1887 in Shelby County Alabama d. Apr 1971. He married Nettie Majors (b. abt 1895) Mar 12, 1908.

Caroline (Carrie) Hyde Collins b. September 6, 1888 in Bibb county, Alabama d. June 16 1971. She married Joseph Michael Collins (Apr 5, 1881) on Apr 18 1903 in Bibb County, Alabama

Henry Clay (Clay) Hyde b. August 16, 1890 d. July 5, 1960 He married Alice Marie Clark (b. Feb. 11, 1895) on Mar 3, 1911.

William Christopher Hyde's siblings are thought to be these:

Julia Ann Hyde b. August 1830 in Georgia d. October 26, 1897 in Montevallo, Shelby County, Alabama She is buried at the same cemetery as William. Married Elam Booth (b November 25, 1826)

Delia Hyde b. Georgia d. Shelby County, Alabama

Martha Hyde b. Georgia d. Shelby County, Alabama

Frances Hyde b. June 30 1843 i Georgia d. April 5, 1920 in Boothton, Shelby County, Alabama married James Wesley Booth (b.Jun 19, 1834) September 29, 1861 in Boothton, Shelby County, Alabama. She is buried at the same cemetery as William Christopher Hyde.

Mary Hyde (Don't have any information on her)

If you need any more information or directions on how to go please email me at I will be happy to give you directions. Or tell you more about this family if interested.

Everyone that is related or knows this family please come. We will be having dinner there too. Bring a dish with you and let's enjoy each other's company. Also, please bring old pictures and any information on your family that you have.

For more information about Tannehill please check their website at

Let's keep this Reunion going on for generations to come!!
Hope to see you there!!


Leah Hyde Latimer

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