Thank you for your note, Dave. I think what you say makes a great deal of sense. Laurena remains a mystery (as many women in history). I would love to see a photo of Clarinda, if you're able to share (firstname.lastname@example.org
). I have one photo of Elbridge, Clarinda's brother, if you'd like to see it.
My information about Orcutt and the rest of the family comes mainly from ancestry.com. Unfortunately, all of my Hyde relatives have passed, and I have no family oral histories or documentation.
Thank you, Dave, and I look forward to hearing from you.