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Samuel Treat Reverend

  • Born: 1648, Connecticut 600
  • Baptized: 3 Sep 1648, Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, British American Colonies 600
  • Marriage: Elizabeth Mayo on 16 Mar 1674 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts 600
  • Died: 18 Mar 1717, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts at age 69 600
  • Buried: Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts 600

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• Background Information. 600
Rev. Samuel Treat was baptized 3 Sep 1648 in Milford, Connecticut. He died 18 Mar 1716/17 and he was buried in Eastham, Massachusetts. He first married, 16 Mar 1674, Elizabeth Mayo, baptized 22 May 1653, died 4 Dec 1696 at the ages of forty-four. She was the daughter of Samuel Mayo and Tamsen Lumpkin. His second wife was Mrs. Abigail (Willard) Estabrook, daughter of Rev. Sam Willard and Abigail Sherman.

Samuel's father & their family, plus other relatives had moved from Connecticut to New Jersey and were the founders of Newark. Samuel Treat graduated at Harvard college in 1669. After graduating, he severed for six or seven months as the minister for the town of Woodbridge, New Jersey.

In 1672, Major Robert Treat returned to Milford, and his son Samuel most likely returned with him. In the same year, Eastham on Cape Cod asked him to become the Paster of their church. His salary was fifty pound per annum, which increased in 1710 to seventy pounds in silver money, with wood enough for his use brought to his door. He also received, a parcel of meadow and upland, three acres of meadow called "White Meadow," an island at Bilingsgate with a meadow, a parcel of marsh in Great Meadow, twenty acres of upland at the head of the Cove, and the town built him a suitable house on this land.

Samuel was known for treating the local Native Americas with kindness. He joined in their festivities, as well as being able to speak and write their language. He translated, and published the "Confessions of Faith" into the Nanset dialect.

Samuel was not a popular or pleasant preacher. He had a loud, harsh voice. The character of his sermons were Calvinism, of the strictest kind. He was a man of piety, yet also good natured and a kinds & loving father & husband.

Samuel possessed a vigorous constitution, but his heath began to fail him toward the end of his life. He died, 18 Mar 1716/7 which happened to be the same time of a great snow piled up to six feet. His funeral was delayed until they could dig a hole in the ground beneath all the snow. Some of the local Native Americans requested to carry his body to its final resting place. He was buried in the old burying ground at Eastham, near the Town Cove. His gravestone reads:

Here Lies Interred Ye Body
Of Ye Late Learned & Revd Mr.
Samuel Treat Ye Pious and Faithful
Pastor of this Church Who After
A Very Zealous Discharge of His
Ministry For Ye Space Of 45 Years Y
A Laborious Travel for Ye Souls of Ye
Indian Natives Fell Asleep In Christ
March Ye 18, 1716 in Ye 69 Year of His Age

A later monument was placed over his grave with the inscription on one side:

Samuel Treat
Died Mar. 18, 1716

and on the other side:

Erected by
Olive, Mercy & Lucia
Sisters of
Wm. F. Knowles

In the latter part of Samuel's life he engaged in trade, and "by this means, with the addition of an inheritance which descended from his father, he was able to transmit a good estate to his family." His will is dated 6 Dec 1716. Col. John Otis, the Judge of Probate for Barnstable County, decided the will was null and void, likely due to the objection of the will from the children of his first wife. His second wife, Abigail Treat, appeared before Governor Shute and the Council in Boston on 31 Oct 1717. After hearing arguments on both sides, the earlier judge's ruling was reversed, and the will was allowed to stand as it is.

Children of Samuel Treat & Elizabeth Mayo were:
Jane, b. 6 Dec 1675; d. 1 Sep 1729; m. 11 Oct 1694, Constant Freeman
Elizabeth, b. 24 Jul 1676; d. 3 Mar 1755; m. Jabez Snow
Sarah, b. 20 Jun 1678; d. 26 Sep 1728; m. 10 Dec 1700, Thomas Rogers
Samuel, b. Jul 1680; d. 23 Oct 1733; m. 1 Oct 1708, Joanna Vickery and second 26 Jul 1721, Mrs. Mary (Sears) Street
Mary, b. 16 Mar 1682; d. 4 Jan 1722/23; m. 10 Dec 1700, Dea. John Rich
Robert, b. 27 Feb 1683/84; d. 30 Apr 1701
Abigail, b. 13 Jun 1686; m. 7 Oct 1708, Richard Stevens
Joseph, b. 19 Nov 1690; d. Feb 1756; m. first, 25 Jun 1713, Mary Larkin; second, 8 Dec 1742, Mrs. Sarah Mary (Seward) Farmer
Joshua, b. 17 Mar 1692; d. 6 Nov 1753; m. Mercy Higgins
John, b. 17 May 1693; m. 6 Dec 1716, Abigail Young
Nathaniel, b. 15 Apr 1694; m 8 Oct 1719, Mary Lyon

Children of Samuel Treat and Abigail Willard:
Eunice, b. 27 Sep 1704; d. 17 Oct 1747; m. 21 Apr 1721, Rev. Thomas Paine
Robert, b. 21 Jan 1706/07; d. 15 Jan 1723/24, age 17, while a sophomore at Harvard college.

All the children were born in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts

~The Treat Family, pp. 167 - 179

Samuel married Elizabeth Mayo, daughter of Samuel Mayo and Thomasine Lumpkin, on 16 Mar 1674 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.600 (Elizabeth Mayo was baptized on 22 May 1653 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, British American Colonies 600 and died on 4 Dec 1697 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts 600.)


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