Hyde, Lavius a Congregational minister, was born in Franklin, Conn., Jan. 29, 1789. He lost his father while quite young, and was prepared for college by his brother, the Rev. Alvan Hyde, D.D. He graduated at Williams College in 1813, and afterwards pursued a course of theological studies at Andover. In 1818 he was ordained minister over a church in Salisbury, Conn.; in 1823 he changed to Bolton, Conn., served subsequently at Ellington, Wayland, and Becket, Mass., and finally again at Bolton. At the age of seventy he retired from the active work of the ministry, and removed to Vernon, Conn., where he died, April 3, 1865. He wrote a biography of his brother, Alvan Hyde, and edited Nettleton's Village Hymns. — Appleton, Am. Annual Cyclop. 1865, p. 636.