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[This information is from Vol. I, pp. 106-110 of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 929.1 R45. Some of the formatting of the original, especially in lists of descendants, may have been altered slightly for ease of reading.]

In the New England records this name is to be found under various spellings. In the earlier years it was Hyde or Hide, then Iyde, Ide, Iyd and Jyde. The last old country (doubtless English) ancestor of the American Ide family under consideration was:

Nicholas Ide (or Hyde). He died early in the seventeenth century, leaving a son Nicholas (2). The widow of Nicholas (1) afterward married Thomas Bliss, of Belstone, near Okelhampton, Devonshire, England. The latter belonged to a family of substantial farmers and landowners of Belstone, who by their adherence to Puritan views and opposition to the court and clergy, suffered persecution under Charles I., and were reluctantly compelled to emigrate to the New American colonies. Thomas Bliss emigrated to America in 1636, taking with him his stepson, Nicholas Ide, his wife (formerly Mrs. Ide) and two or three children of his own. He joined an uncle at Braintree, near Boston, Massachusetts. In a year or two he moved to Hartford, Connecticut, then back again to Braintree in 1640. Religious dissensions arising in the Plymouth Church, Thomas Bliss left the place and settled at Rehoboth, Massachusetts, where he shared in a distribution of land, June, 1644. Here Thomas Bliss, who was said to have been a blacksmith, lived until his death in 1649. In his will he mentions, besides two sons and daughters, Nicholas Ide as his son-in-law. This is meant of course to be stepson, as his half-sister could not have become his wife.

(I) Nicholas (2), son of Nicholas (1) Ide, was born in England about 1624, died at Rehoboth, Massachusetts, October 18, 1690. He came to America with his stepfather, Thomas Bliss, in 1636, and followed his wanderings until 1643, when they finally settled in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, where Nicholas lived the remainder of his days. Rehoboth was noted even at that time as having been the home of William Blackstone, the first settler of Boston, Roger Williams, founder of Providence, Rhode Island, and Rev. Samuel Newman. Nicholas Ide (who signed his name Iyde) first appears in the Rehoboth records as drawing for land, April 9, 1645. He was then probably just of age, and we may reasonably place his birth date at 1624. He participated in other drawings and divisions in Rehoboth, becoming the owner of considerable land. He was admitted a freeman in 1648. In 1652 he was fined 25 pounds by the general court for selling a gun to an Indian; he pleaded inability to pay and the court in 1657 ordered that on payment of "the sum of five pounds in good wampum" the balance of the fine should be remitted. He was surveyor of the "Highwaies" of Rehoboth in 1662-69-74. He was one of the committee to settle the dispute with King Philip, the Indian chief. He is the only Ide that appears in the list of freemen of New Plymouth Colony in 1658-70. His wife was named Martha and bore him ten children:

  1. Nathaniel;
  2. Mary, married Samuel Fuller;
  3. John, served in King Philip's war;
  4. Nicholas (3), see forward;
  5. Martha, married Samuel Walker;
  6. Elizabeth;
  7. Timothy;
  8. Dorothy;
  9. Patience, married Samuel Carpenter; and
  10. Experience.

Mrs. Martha Ide was buried at Rehoboth, November 3, 1676. Nicholas Ide is buried in the same churchyard.

(II) Nicholas (3), fourth child of Nicholas (2) and Martha Ide, was born at Rehoboth, in November, 1654, died June 5, 1723. He lived first at Rehoboth, and later in Attleboro, Massachusetts. He was a soldier in King Philip's war, 1675-76, under Major Bradford. He was admitted a freeman in 1682. He was latterly known by his military titles, ensign and lieutenant. He was town surveyor of Attleboro in 1697, and town representative in the general court of Massachusetts in 1713-14. He married (first) December 27, 1677, at Rehoboth, Mary Ormsbee, who died September 9, 1690. She bore him: Nathaniel, Jacob, Martha, Patience and John. He married (second) Elizabeth Hewins, who bore him Benjamin, see forward, Nicholas (4) and Nicholas (5).

(III) Benjamin, son of Nicholas (3) and Elizabeth (Hewins) Ide, was born at Rehoboth, Massachusetts, December 5, 1693, baptized March 24, 1700. He married Elizabeth Slack, November 29, 1716, at Attleboro.

(IV) Nicholas (4), son of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Slack) Ide, was born in Attleboro, Massachusetts, July 18, 1717. He married and had issue.

(V) Benjamin (2), son of Nicholas (4) Ide, was born October 27, 1754, died April 13, 1813.

(VI) Thomas, son of Benjamin (2) Ide, was born April 21, 1779, died November 19, 1857.

(VII) William, son of Thomas Ide, was born July 1, 1799, died January 13, 1882. He was a farmer of the town of Corinth, Saratoga county, New York; justice of the peace and a man of influence in town affairs. He married (first) Mary Noyce; (second) Sally Carpenter; (third) Deborah Early: children of first wife: William, Samuel and Lydia; children of second wife: Daniel, John, Nathan, George P., Almira, Gilbert Chauncy and Reuben; no issue by third wife.

(VIII) George Peck, son of William and Sally (Carpenter) Ide, was born at Corinth, Saratoga county, New York, February 28, 1836, died at Troy, New York, March 3, 1907. He was educated in the public schools and remained with his parents on the farm until he attained his majority, when he went to Troy, New York, and for several years was employed in different capacities in the collar manufacturing establishment. He became thoroughly familiar with the line of business, and in 1865 began his career as a manufacturer that continued successfully until his death, founding the house of George P. Ide & Company, one of the leading firms of Troy and known throughout the world. His first partner was S. V. R. Ford. In 1867 Samuel N. Ide was admitted a partner. In 1878 this firm dissolved, and in association with James M. Ide, F. B. Twining and Charles E. Bruce formed the firm of George P. Ide, Bruce & Company. In 1884 the firm became George P. Ide & Company. The business interests and official positions held by George P. Ide outside the large interests in the George P. Ide Company were numerous and exceedingly weighty. For twenty-five years he was president of the Manufacturers Bank of Troy; was vice-president of the Security Trust Company and director of the Security Safe Deposit Company, Troy, New York, and the Adirondack Trust Company of Saratoga Springs. In the world of finance he was a power. He was president of the Troy Telegraph & Telephone Company, of the American District Telegraph Company, and of the Magnetic Ore Separator Company; director of the United Traction Company, the Hudson River Telephone Company, the Troy Gas Company, the Troy & West Troy Bridge Company; trustee of the Samaritan Hospital, besides being interested in several other corporations. It will thus be seen that he was long and closely identified with the progress of Troy, particularly with the development of the great industry for which it is famous. He bore heavy responsibilities in a way that challenged the admiration of his fellow citizens. He was active and influential in everything that claimed his attention up to his last illness. He was a most modest and unassuming man, yet he achieved great success for himself and for those associated with him. He was fond of recreation and found opportunity to always enjoy relaxation from the cares of business. He knew when to work and when to play, and in consequence retained his mental and physical vigor until the final summons came. He was greatly interested in the breeding and development of the light harness horse and owned many speedy trotters which he was very fond of driving. He was one of the organizers of the Park Club and remained a member until his death. He was a Republican in politics, but never entered public political life.

He married (first) in 1863, Sarah R., daughter of Alba Marshall, who bore him a son, Alba Marshall Ide, see forward. He married (second) Mary Ella, daughter of Edward W. M. Savage, of Troy, New York, (see Savage VII). Children:

  1. Herbert Savage;
  2. Ariel H.;
  3. Caroline, married Albert E. Cluett;
  4. George Peck (2);
  5. Edith I., married (first) Windsor B. French, who died January 27, 1908, married (second) Joseph O. Eaton, April 26, 1910, children by Mr. French were Edith, Caroline W., Mary S., died in infancy, Windsor B. Jr., and Edward S. French.

(IX) Alba Marshall, only son and child of George Peck and his first wife, Sarah R. (Marshall) Ide, was born in Troy, New York. He was educated in the public schools and Troy Academy, and attended Mt. Anthony Seminary, Bennington, Vermont. He began his business career in the collar manufacturing works of George P. Ide & Company, where he became familiar with all details of the business. December 1, 1889, he was admitted a partner, and has been continuously connected with this great Troy firm since that date. He is a man of great business ability, and in his many and varied interests shows a quick perception and decision. He is interested in many of the public enterprises of Troy; he is president of the Magnetic Seperator Company, director in the Manufacturers National Bank, director in the American District Telegraph Company, director in the Troy Gas Company, president of the Rensselaer County Republican Club, vice-president of the Troy Chamber of Commerce and others, and is associated on the boards of her benevolent and educational institutions with those who, like himself, are thoughtful of those less fortunately situated. In 1909 he was elected presidential elector of the twenty-second Congressional district and was secretary of the electoral college. He married Gertrude Knight, of Troy, New York. Children: Eleanor, Sarah Marshall, Gertrude Knight, Mary Ella. Gertrude (Knight) Ide is a granddaughter of Richard, son of William Knight, of England. Richard Knight was born in Renham, England, died in Troy, New York. He married Sarah, born in London, England, daughter of Dr. Carman, of that city; children: Mary, Emma, Catherine, Charles, George, Joseph, born 1845. Joseph Knight is engaged in the publishing business in central Massachusetts. He married Catherine Gertrude Van Hoevenberg; children: Harold; Jessie Linda, married Charles F. Cluett; Amy, married Robert Cluett, Jr.; Gertrude, married Alba M. Ide.

(The Savage Line)

Mrs. George Peck Ide (Mary Ella Savage) is a direct descendant of John Savage, who settled in Middletown, Connecticut, in 1652. The earliest information concerning him is contained in the records of Hartford, Connecticut, as follows: "John Savage of Hartford, was married to Elizabeth Dubbin ye tenth day of febru; one thousand six hundred and fifty two." The name of his wife is Dublin in the Middletown land records, but Dubbin in the marriage record. Whence John Savage came, where and when he landed in America is not known. As few besides Englishmen were then in New England it is hardly to be questioned that he came from England, landed in Massachusetts, and thence removed to Hartford. His will is signed John Savidge, but in the opening declaration Sauedg. In England the common spelling is Savage, in part of France, Sauvage, and in New England the records have the name Savadge, Savidge, Savige, Sauage, as well as Savage. He was "mayd free" May 18, 1654. In 1674 he possessed one thousand two hundred and seven acres of land. His name is seventh in the list of members who organized September 4, 1668, the First Congregational Church of Middletown. He was one of the two "Townsmen" (selectman) of Middletown in 1657, and in 1673-74, and held the military rank of sergeant. His residence was in that part of Middletown now Cromwell, where he died March 6, 1684-85. His estate which he disposed of by will consisted of eight hundred and five acres of land and personal property valued at 480 pounds 15 shillings. Children:

  1. 1. John, born December 2, 1652; married Mary Ranney. He was captain of the "North" train band of Middletown.
  2. 2. Elizabeth, married Deacon Nathaniel White, and lived in Hadley, Massachusetts.
  3. 3. Sarah, married Israel Wilcox, of Hartford, Connecticut.
  4. 4. Thomas, died in infancy.
  5. 5. Hannah, died in infancy.
  6. 6. Mary, became the second wife of John Whitmore (late Wetmore); she married (second) Deacon Obadiah Allen.
  7. 7. Abigail, married Edward Shepard, deputy from Middletown to the general assembly, 1710-11.
  8. 8. William, see forward.
  9. 9. Nathaniel, born May 7, 1671, married Esther Ranney. He was lieutenant of the "East" train band.
  10. 10. Rachel.
  11. 11. Hannah.

(II) William, son of John and Elizabeth (Dubbin) Savage, was born in Middletown, Connecticut, April 26, 1668, died January 25, 1726-27. He was captain of the North Company of Middletown in 1719; deputy to the general assembly from 1715 to 1726; deacon of the church in 1716. He married (first) May 6, 1696, Christian Mould, born 1677, died 1719, daughter of Hugh and Martha (Coil) Mould, of New London. He married (second) November, 1726, Mrs. Elizabeth (Whitmore) Clark, widow of Daniel Clark, who survived him and married a third husband, ———— Williams. Children by first wife, all born in Middletown, Connecticut:

  1. Martha, married (first) Jacob White, of Middletown; married (second) Jonathan Riley, of Hartford; married (third) Captain Samuel Parker, of Coventry, Connecticut.
  2. William (2), see forward.
  3. Christian, married Lieutenant Samuel Shepard (his second wife), of Middletown.
  4. Hannah, married her first cousin, William Savage, son of John (2) Savage.
  5. Sarah, married Ebenezer Norton, of Farmington, Connecticut.
  6. Joseph, born September 21, 1711; he was commissioned captain of Fifth Company, Sixth Regiment, Colonial Militia, in 1754. He married (first) Mary Whitmore, (second) Prudence Stow. Four of his sons Abijah, Simeon, Gideon and Nathan, served in the revolutionary army, Abijah being a lieutenant in Arnold's expedition against Quebec.

(III) Deacon William (2), son of William (1) and Christian (Mould) Savage, was born at Middletown, Connecticut, September 18, 1699, died April 15, 1774. He was deacon of the Middletown church. He married, June 2, 1726, Sarah Savage, his cousin, born September, 1700, died August 10, 1782, daughter of John (2) and Mary (Ranney) Savage. Children:

  1. William (3), born February 19, 1727, died October 24, 1809; married Martha Gibson, and had eleven children. This family removed to eastern New York, where descendants now dwell.
  2. Elisha, born December 9, 1728, died November 23, 1803; married Thankful Johnson, and lived in Berlin, Connecticut. He was ensign of the Fifteenth Company, Sixth Regiment, Colonial Militia, and afterward served in the revolutionary army. Eleven children.
  3. Jonathan, born July 12, 1731, died April 4, 1805; married Elizabeth Ranney; ten children.
  4. Amos, born September 25, 1733, died February 4, 1783; married Sarah Montague; eleven children.
  5. Josiah, born October 17, 1735, died July 6, 1804; married Sarah Stow; eight children.
  6. Stephen, born October 26, 1737, died August 14, 1825; he was a soldier of the revolution; married Triphena Riley; six children.
  7. Solomon, see forward.
  8. Daniel, born October 11, 1742, died January 17, 1812; married (first) Martha Norton; (second) Mrs. Abiah, widow of Mordecai Lincoln; two children.

(IV) Dr. Solomon, son of Deacon William (2) and Sarah (Savage) Savage, was born June 22, 1740, died January 29, 1783. He was a physician and served as surgeon in the continental army. He married (first) December 3, 1761, Sarah Selden, born August 30, 1743, died September 12, 1774, daughter of Captain Thomas and Rebecca (Walkley) Selden, of Haddam Neck. He married (second) December, 1775, Naomi Kilby, who survived him and married (second) Prosper Hubbard. Children: Solomon (2), Mary, Miriam, Elias, Chloe, Selden, Asa, see forward, and Elijah.

(V) Asa, son of Dr. Solomon and Naomi (Kilby) Savage, was born in Hartford, Connecticut, about the year 1780, died in Troy, New York. He married Abigail Calender; children: Charles, Edward Winslow Martin, see forward; Dwight, Ralph, Maria, John, James, Emily and Mary Jane.

(VI) Edward Winslow Martin, son of Asa and Abigail (Calender) Savage, was born in 1812 in Nassau, New York, died in Troy, New York, November 4, 1857. He married, 1838, Caroline Gotty, born in 1819 at Enfield, near the city of London, England, died in Troy, New York, 1888. Children: Emily, Caroline, Mary Elizabeth, died young, Alice, Mary Ella, see forward.

(VII) Mary Ella, youngest child of Edward W. M. and Caroline (Gotty) Savage, was born November 26, 1849. She married, January 27, 1869, George Peck Ide (see Ide VIII).

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