- Born: 1 Jan 1809, Mystic CT
- Marriage (1): Roselle Mather on 6 Oct 1831 in Hartford CT
- Died: 4 May 1884, Auburn NY
Events in his life were:
- He appeared on the 1850 census taken at Auburn NY, listed as a boarding house owner.
- He was a partner circa 1850-1860 with George W. Hoff in Auburn NY at HYDE & HOFF, with a shop listed at 76 Genesee Street in the 1857 city directory. 18
- He appeared on the 1860 census taken at Auburn NY, listed as a jeweler.
- He appeared on the 1880 census taken at Auburn NY, listed as a jewelry merchant.
- He was a partner circa 1860-1883 with John Y. Bettys in Auburn NY as HYDE & BETTYS, with a shop at 76 Genesee Street and later at 94 Genesee.
- Announcement in the Weekly News & Democrat (Auburn NY), 18 Jan 1883,
An Old Firm Dissolved
The dissolution of the firm of Hyde & Bettys, one of the oldest in the jewelry trade in Auburn, is announced to-day. This old and reliable house has been one of the landmarks of the city in a business view. The firm, Messrs. James Hyde and John Y. Bettys, have been associated together for nearly a quarter of a century, and by their application to business have built an establishment to be proud of, one of the leading stores of the street. Mr. Hyde now retires, leaving Mr. Bettys to continue the prosperous business, at the old location in the Stewart Block. Mr. Bettys is a gentleman with whom it is a pleasure to deal, and the very many friends of the old firm wish him continued success in the future.
James married Roselle Mather on 6 Oct 1831 in Hartford CT. (Roselle Mather was born on 26 Jul 1811 in Manchester CT, died on 6 May 1865 in Auburn NY and was buried on 6 May 1865.)