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Abby B. Hyde

HYDE, Abigail (née Bradley). b. Stockbridge, Massachusetts, 28 September 1799; d. Andover, Connecticut, 7 April 1872. She was educated at a school in Litchfield, Connecticut; in 1818 she married the Revd Lavius Hyde (1789-1865), a minister at Salisbury, Connecticut. Her husband was dismissed for holding ideas about slavery contrary to those of his congregation, and moved to Bolton, Connecticut. From there he moved to Ellington, Connecticut; Wayland and Beckett, Massachusetts; and then back to Bolton. At Ellington, Abby is said to have been friendly with Phoebe Hinsdale Brown*, author of ‘I love to steal awhile away’*. Abby Hyde wrote an ‘Address to Mr Wolff’, a convert from Judaism, in...

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