Waterman Hyde, died 1816




Coventry, Rhode Island


When Waterman Hyde died in 1816, he left an estate containing many joiners' tools, including numerous planes, "Table Tools," "Molding Tools," various augurs, gauges, knives, saws, paints, including "Stone yellow, venetian Red & Spanish white," seven bottles of varnish, chair parts, a large stock of lumber, and a work bench.(1)

Though nothing more is known of him, it seems clear that Waterman Hyde was engaged in sophisticated woodworking.

Benjamin W. Colman and Patricia E. Kane

1. Waterman Hyde estate inventory, August 5, 1816, Coventry Probate vol. 2, pp. 417-421, Coventry Town Hall, Coventry, R.I.