Born: September 28, 1799, Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
Died: April 7, 1872, Andover, Massachusetts.
Buried: Ellington Center Cemetery, Ellington, Connecticut.
Abigail was the daughter of Asahel Ives Bradley and Abigail Rogers, and wife of minister Lavius Hyde of Salisbury, Massachusetts (married September 28, 1818).
In 1813 and 1814, she attended the Litchfield Female Academy, Litchfield, Connecticut.
Her first poem, Address to Mr. Wolfe, the Jewish missionary, appeared in a New Haven, Connecticut, newspaper around 1822.
Her hymns were published in Hymns & Sacred Songs for the Monthly Concert, by Leonard Bacon (Andover, Massachusetts: 1823); Village Hymns, by Asahel Nettleton, 1824; and Elias Nason’s Congregational Hymn Book, 1857.
If you know where to get a good picture of Hyde (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels),