JOHN H. HYDE, farmer, Brooks Township, secs. 12 an 13, was born in Delaware Co., Ohio, Aug. 6, 1839, and is a son fo Philander M. and Mary Ann (Kilby) Hyde. The father was born in Hampton, N.Y., June 27, 1816, of English ancestors. He is still living. The mother is of Irish lineage, and was born Sept. 10, 1817, in Whitesbury, ONeida Co., N.Y.
Mr. Hyde's parents settled in Barry Co., Mich., in 1851, where the father purchased a farm of 40 acres, in Maple Grove Township, and with the exception of a single year, the son resided there until he was 23 years old. He commenced his career as a farmer in that county, and in 1865 sold his property and came to Newaygo County. He bought 120 acres of land, where he has expended much time and labor, and brought 110 acres to an advanced state of cultivation, and increased the value and appearance of the plae by adding a good barn and home, and set out a judiciously selected assortment of fruit-trees. In political connection he is a Democrat, and has been elected to fill the various school offices.
Mr. Hyde was married in 1862, in Barry County, to Adaline, daughter of William and Maria (Wright) Jarrad. She was born Feb. 27, 1842, in Richland Co., Ohio. Her father was born in 1814, in Pennsylvania, and was of French descent. He died in June, 1883, in Barry County. The mother was born in 1824, in Ohio, and resides in Barry County. Mr. and Mrs. Hyde have had four children, two of whom are living. They were born i the following order: Lemuel (dec.), Orville G., Leonard (dec.) and Marvin W. the family are members of the Congregational Church.