Notes for Katherine Elizabeth HYDER: The last Hiders to live in Moorfield was Hampton Hider (who never married) and his sister Clementina Miles. Clementina's only son, Charley William Miles, who served in the McNeill's Rangers, was killed just south of Moorfield in an encounter with the Union Cavalry. William was buried in the Hider cemetery. There were Hiders living on the Moorefield (W.V.) farm till 1880 (1880 census). They were Hampton Hider (single) and his sister Clementina Miles (widow). They were both in their late 50's. In the 1900 census they are not listed. Hampshire County was divided in 1785. The southern half where Moorefield is located became Hardy Co; West Virginia. Hampton and his sister Clementina Miles left everything to George McNeill. George was the son of Adam Hider McNeill.
Hampton Hider was reportedly named after Andrew Hampton. Michael Hider Jr's [known to most researchers as Sr. the son of Hance Michael] sister Catrina (Catherina) married Andrew Hampton.
Andrew Hampton, Benjamine and Jacob Hider settled in North Carolina. Benjamine and Jacob were the brothers of Michael [Sr] who settled in Tennessee.
Rutherfordton in Rutherford County, North Carolina. "In the town library I found some information on three of Hans Michael Hider's children: Catherine (the wife of Andrew Hampton), Benjamine Hider, and Jacob Hider. Jacob was single and did not own anything. He was on a local census with the above information; that's it for him." - from a Hyder researcher.
Benjamin Hyder married 15 Feb 1768 to "Katy" or Catherine Heslep in either Mecklenburg County, NC or Lincoln County. They first appear in Rutherford County with the purchase of a 200-acre tract of land for L20 on Mountain Creek of Broad River from Andrew Hampton and his wife Catherine (land which had been granted to Andrew Hampton on 20 March 1766), recorded in Mecklenburg County, 6 August 1768. Here they lived and raised their family. (Catherine was a daughter of Hans Michael Heider of Moorefield, W.V. and thus a brother of Benjamin Hyder).
BENJAMIN HYDER: (s/o Hans Michael Heider) Wife CATHARINE whole of my plantation on which I now live, with all Negroes, stock, tools, furn. Son, BENJAMIN HYDER all land on waters of Mountain Creek ........... Also .......... my still, smith tools (JOHN to have liberty to use tools),...... At death of my wife all personal property to be laid off in 5 lots to draw one for JULIUS LOGAN, NANCY LOGAN & CATY LOGAN, children of MARY LOGAN, one for BENJAMIN HYDER, one for JOHN HYDER, one for children of SUSANNAH LOGAN, one for the children of NANCY BAGWELL. Extrs: wife CATHARINE and son BENJAMIN HYDER & friend DAVID DICKEY. Trustees: JONATHAN HAMPTON, JOHN BRADLEY, JOSHUA TAYLOR. Wit: ELIAS McFADDEN, D. DICKEY.
"Families of Carter County: Michael Hyder (the immigrant) and his wife, Katherine came into America through the port of Philadelphia, August 17, 1729. They sailed from Rotterdam, which was the port of embarkation for all immigrants leaving Central Europe. Michael and Katherine eventually settled in Hampshire County, Virginia, now West Virginia, and reared their family.
Delbert Thomas (June 20, 1988; Ltr): ... Hans Michael & Katherine Heider [Hider/Hyder] came from Homburg, Germany ... landed in Philadelphia in Montgomery Co. Penn. It was here that 3 or 4 of their children were baptized. Then the Hyder family moved on to Moorefield Twp, Virginia (WV now) where they settled.) ... The Hance Michael Hyder children were: (1) JOHANN ADAM; Bapt. 1731; Penn. (2) ANNA MARIE; Bapt. Feb 28, 1734; Goshenhopper Reformed Church; Pa. (3) CATRINA; Bapt. April 25, 1736; Gos. Ref. Ch; Pa. (4) GEORGE (5) MICHAEL T.; Born 1740-43; Hampshire Co., Va. (now WV) (6) JACOB (7) BENJAMIN Delbert Thomas (Dec. 19, 1988; Ltr) ... Moorefield, Hardy Co., WV ... Hans Michael Heider ... old homestead ... The old Hider cemetery is located right in the middle of the original farm area ...
In a book titled "Pennsylvania German Pioneers - Vol I", author Strassburgen, a list (list 9A of Palatinate passengers, imported into Philadelphia ... from Rotterdam, Aug 17, 1729 included the names of Hance Mich Hyder and Katherine Hyder ... Hans Mich. Rider ... The "EI" of Heider is lost with "Y" replacing the "EI" in the list on page 23 ... Page 25 ... (list 9B) ... 21 June, 1729 ... list includes a Hanns Michel Heider ... another list on page 26 (list 9C) ... includes name Hans Michel Heider.
In reference to how Katherine's name (wife of Col Andrew Hampton) is spelled, I submit the following: Katherine CHASTEEN (her mother) is Katherine with a K born ABT. 1709, Germany - - - DEATH: AFT. 1746. We know her mothers name was with a K and her baptismal papers (the daughter Katherine) show Katrina with a K.
Col Andrew Hampton, born abt. 1725, married Kathrine (born before 1736, but not before 1734) in about 1749 according to family tradition. We have the following information: "Hans Hyder, settled in the area of Hampshire County, Virginia (now Hardy Co., West Virginia), in the 1740s. He had a plantation on the Potomac River, 1749 received land in Hampshire County." Thus we believe the marriage was after 1740 when Katherine and her family migrated to Hampshire County, WV. and before Katherine and Andrew migrated to NC in 1750/51. 1749 is the best estimate of the year of the marriage, Katherine would have been 14-16 years old. Women rarely were allowed to marry before that age, but at the time, 14 years of age was considered adequate for a woman to marry. For those who still hold to the one Andrew Hampton theory, that Andrew was born 1710-1713. That Andrew would have been 39 years old, with a son born in 1734 and marrying a 14 year year old (Andrew's eldest son being 16 year of age at the time, 2 years older than his step-mother). I know this wouldn't be the first time that has happened, but it is one more point to consider with evaluating the one or two NC Andrews Hampton question.
Isaac Van Meter, will dated 15 Feb 1754, shown as resident of South Branch of the Potowmack (Potomac) River, in Frederick Co., Va. Will proved 14 Dec. 1757 in Hampshire Co., VA, mentions land purchased of Michael Hyder in Hampshire; also land bought of James Cebrun (Coburn) mentioned as located by Abraham Hite & Jonathan Heath. [Old Noah Hampton's 1775 will executor is Jonathan Heath, whose wife Rachel may be a Hampton] Source: Kathry Weiss citing notes of RB Cox, Cox61]
A Story of Two Tennessee Families, Edwards-Hyder, Ernestine Ratcliffe Edwards - In the Ross B. Johnson book of West Virginia Estate Settlements we find: p. 31 Inventory and appraisement for Michael Hider, Date of Probate 14 February, 1758 Witnessess: Henry Van Meter, Jonathan Corbin, Peter Casey p. 34 Bill of Sale for Michael Hider, Date of Probate 11 August 1772, Witnesses: Henry Van Mether (Meter), Jonathan Heath. This dated document is the last official record we have concerning Hans Michael Hider.
More About Katherine Elizabeth HYDER: Baptism: 1736, Katheine Hyder Baptized April 25, 1736 - Upper Hanover Township, Montgomery Co, PA.915 Burial: Unknown, Mt. Creek, Rutherford Co, NC.
More About Katherine Elizabeth HYDER and Andrew (Col) HAMPTON: Marriage: Abt. 1749, Virginia.916
Children of Katherine Elizabeth HYDER and Andrew (Col) HAMPTON are: