- GIDEON PALORIS LYDA was the first Lyda to purchase land and live in
Burnet County. He was a well known horse breeder. He was born 3
September 1851 in Macon County, Missouri, and died in Burnet
County, Texas 1 June 1904. Paloris had lost a hand in a reaper
accident in his youth in Nebraska. He also lived in Silver City,
New Mexico, and was engaged in the mining and cattle business. On
24 April 1884 he married JENNIE C.
HARTSON in Silver City, and they
moved to Forest Gorve, Oregon in 1887. Due to his wife's health
they moved to Burnet County, and in November 1888 they purchased
land from her family, the Hartsons. Jennie died 3
- The children of Gideon Paloris Lyda and Jennie C. Hartson
- 1. STELLA
PARENTHIA LYDA, b. 21 January
1885, Grant County, New Mexico, married Edward Johnson Milam, died 20 July 1952, Johnson City, Texas. Their
William Clyde Milam, born 2
July 1910, Burnet County, married Bessie Marie West, b. 22 April 1911, Palo Pinto County,
Bartley Burris Milam, b. 1
July 1914, Burnet County, married Beatrice A. Weir,
b. 18 June 1922.
- 2. GIDEON
PALORIS LYDA, Jr., b. 13 March
1888, Washington Co., Oregon, d. 21 February 1950, Georgetown,
Williamson Co., Texas.
- He m. (1) "Kate" Katrina Kinser, b. 1 August 1889.
- The children of Gideon Paloris Lyda, Jr., and Kate
- 2-1 Bessie Norton
LYDA, b. 25 October 1908, m. Martin Lewis Hoover, b. 13 Sept. 1905.
- 2-2 Curtis
LYDA, b. 1909, d. 197_, single
- 2-3 Hazel Belle
LYDA, b. 22 November 1911, m. Clark Collin Cardwell, b. 24 April 1906.
- 2-4 Chester LYDA, b.
1913, d. July 1957, Burnet County, m. Christella LaBerg.
- Gideon Paloris Lyda, Jr., m. (2)
White, b. 16 October 1898.
Their three children were:
- 2-5 Gideon Paloris Lyda III
- 2-6 Leta
- 2-7 Doyle Edman Lyda
- On 29 October 1890 GIDEON PALORIS LYDA m.
(2) ABIGAIL JANE
BIBLE, daughter of Samuel Bible (see
Samuel Bible genealogy), who was b. 31 December 1871 in Cocke
County, Tennessee, and died 25 May 1959, Burnet County.
Photo of Gideon
Paloris Lyda and Abigail Jane Bible
- The children of Gideon Paloris Lyda and Abigail Jane Bible
- 3. WILLIAM
ANGUS LYDA, b. 4 August 1891,
Burnet County, m Leona
- The children of William Angus Lyda and Leona
- 3-1 Grace Aileen
LYDA, b. 26 October 1914, d. 23 January 1961,
Marble Falls, m. Leslie Elbert
Farmer, b. 20 June
- 3-2 Whitman Angus "Joe" LYDA, b. 13 November 1915, m Dixie Miller, b.
1 November 1915.
- 3-3 Eldon Leon LYDA,
b. 13 July 1917, m. Thelma
Lucille Anderson b. 5 November
- 4. CLYDE
ELDON LYDA, b. 16 April
1893, Burnet County, m. MONNA MAY
HEINATZ, b. 24 August 1892,
Williamson County, Texas. She was the daughter of
WILLIAM F. HEINATZ, b. Bagdad, Williamson Co., Texas, 9 March 1892,
d. Bagdad, Williamson Co., Texas, 24 July 1948 and
KINSER, b. 14 March 1872, Marble
Falls, Burnet Co., Texas, d. Bagdad, Williamson Co., Texas, 30
August 1944. WILLIAM F.
HEINATZ was the son of
John Frederick Heinatz and Emelie
- Lela Augusta Kinser was the daughter of Andrew Jackson Kinser and Mary Ann
Henderson. See Andrew Jackson
- The children of Clyde Eldon Lyda and Monna May Heinatz
- 4-1 Lela
Jane LYDA, b. 4 March
1923, Burnet County, m. Foch
Alton Marshall, b. 14 May
- 4-2 Margaret Katherin
LYDA, b. 9 July 1924, Burnet County, m.
Ralph E. Byrd, b. 6 June 1919.
- 4-3 Clyde Andrew
LYDA, b. 5 March 1933, Burnet County, m.
Lewis, b. 16 February 1936,
Burnet County. See genealogy of Calvin Austin Hall and Henry
- 5. GEORGE
NIMROD LYDA, b. 2 January
1895, Burnet County, d. 1976, m. (1) Juanita Clark, b. 22
August 1897. She d. 16 September 1933. Their children
- 5-1 George NIMROD LYDA, Jr., b. 13 January 1918, m. Myrtle Pauline Griffin, b. 22 June 1924.
- 5-2 Don
Morris LYDA, b. 11 November
1920, m. Mary Click
Smith, b. 1 July 1919.
- 5-3 Gerald D. LYDA,
b. 12 January, 1923, m. Ronda
Jean Green, b. 17 May
- 5-4 John
Carl LYDA, b. 11 May 1925, m.
Bausch, b. 13 September
- 5-5 Warren Gideon
LYDA, b. 26 June 1919, m. Joyce Marie Fry,
b. 23 December 1929.
- 5-6 James Murray LYDA, b. 2 September 1931, m. Bobbie Hammons,
b. 30 June 1933.
- 5-7 Nita
Ruth LYDA, b. 28 June 1933, m.
Proffitt, b. 11 March
- George Nimrod Lyda m. (2)
Runnels, b. 21 September
- 6. HUGH
GILBERT LYDA, b. 6 February
1897, Burnet County, d. 29 April, Gorman, Eastland County,
Texas, m. Lola
Kinser, b. 12 August 1899, Burnet
County. They had one son,
- 6-1 JOHN
HUGH LYDA, b. 12 February
- 7. CARL
BERTRAND LYDA, b. 4 June
1900, Burnet County, m. Ethel
Lucile Clendenin, b. 6 December
1906, Knox County, Texas, on 12 May 1912.
- The children of Carl Bertrand Lyda and Ethel Lucile
Bertrand LYDA, Jr., b. 31 May
1933, Travis County,
m. 9 June 1962, MargaretLee
Duck LYDA, b. 2 May 1936,
Denton County, Texas.
- 7-2 Thomas Benton LYDA, b. 2 December 1939, Travis County,
- The parents of GIDEON PALORIS LYDA were WILLIAM MADISON
LYDA, b. 18 May 1826, White County,
Tennessee, d. 21 January 1907, Washington County Oregon, who m
Martha Jane Daugherty, b. 13 April 1828, who also d. in Washington County,
Oregon, 9 May 1907. She was the daughter of Joseph Daugherty and Elizabeth Lee.
- WILLIAM MADISON LYDA was the son of GIDEON
LYDA, b. 2 June 1798, Buncombe
County, N.C., d. 4 January 1870, Atlanta, Macon County, Missouri,
who m. 22 February 1822, White County, Tennessee, Mirandi DeFreese,
daughter of George
DeFreese, b. 10 January 1806, N.C.
or Tennessee, and d. 11 may 1873, Atlanta, Macon County,
- The parents of GIDEON LYDA were
ANDREW LYDA (LEIDY), b. 1735-1750, Washington County,
Virginia/Pennsylvania, d. Buncombe County, N.C. and
Mary (?) Davis, who d. after 1814.
- The grandfather of ANDREW LYDA was
probably JACOB LEIDY, the emigrant, who arrived in America 2 October 1727
from the German Palatinate.