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Samuel Treat

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Milford, New Haven Colony, (Present Connecticut, (Present USA)
Death: Died in Eastham, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts, (Present USA)
Place of Burial: Cove Burying Ground, Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Treat, Governor of Connecticut; Robert Treat and Jane Treat (Tapp)
Husband of Elizabeth Treat; Elizabeth Treat (Mayo) and Abgail Treat (Willard)
Father of Elizabeth Snow; Jane Freeman (Treat); Elizabeth Snow; Joseph Treat; Samuel Treat and 8 others
Brother of Mary Crane (Treat); Abigail Andrew; Robert Treat; Jane Treat; Sarah Treat and 11 others

Occupation: Rev.
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About Samuel Treat

Added by Elwin Nickerson II about my Great Grandfather: Harvard Graduate -Reverend. Samuel Treat- Minstered to the Native Americans in Eastham from 1672 to 1717- Beloved by The Native Americans- Spoke Fluent in The Native Algonquin Language -Trained Native American Preachers -Jabez Jacob-John Tom-John Ralph(Brother of Micah Ralph) Last of The Full Blooded Nauset in Eastham- Eastham, August 23, 1693. There were two school-masters at Potanumaquut, one of whom, Thomas Coshannag, was the preacher. The magistrates were William Stockman and Lawrence Jeffries. Daniel Munshe was the preacher, and Daniel Samuel, the ruler at Meeshawn and Punonakanet, which was Eastham and Billingsgate. 1693. John Quason and Menekish, the rulers at Monomoyick, and John Cosens the preacher and school-master. Manasseth was the preacher, and Joshua Shautam the ruler at Sakatucket. Mr. Treat could speak and write the Indian language with facility. Every month he visited and preached in these several villages. At other times, the Indian teachers read to their congregations the sermons which had been written for them. In addition to theses weekly tasks, and preaching to his own people, **he translated the Confession of Faith into the Nawset language**, for the edification and improvement of his converts. Believing that it would be impossible to make much impression on the minds of the Indians, unless he gained their affections, he exerted himself to secure them. Besides treating them on all occasions with affability and kindness, he frequently visited them in their wigwams, and with cheerfulness joined them in their festivals. (Dr. Freeman.) The consequence was, that won by his engaging manners, they venerated him as a pastor and loved him as a father. But notwithstanding all that could be done for the Indians by him, and his worthy coadjutors, they could not save them from wasting away. A blasting wind swept over them as soon as the English took possession of their country, and they withered and died. Mr. Treat was a laborious and faithful minister to his own church and people, and often had reason to bless God for the visits of the Holy Spirit on his labors, in the conversion of many of his headers, by which many were added to his church. He was a strict Calvinist, which Dr. Freeman says, ' is established beyond all dispute, by a volume of sermons in manuscript, now in possession of his grandson. These sermons,' says the Doctor, 'are connected in their subjects, are correctly transcribed, and appear to have been designed for publication. They exhibit learning, and his doctrines are defended with ability and ingenuity, and the applications of his subjects are tremendous.' But, says the same writer, 'with the advantage of preaching the doctrine of terror, which is naturally productive of a sublime and impressive style of eloquence, he could not attain the character of a popular preacher. His voice was so loud, that when speaking it could be heard at a great distance from the meeting-house, even in the midst of the winds that howled over the plains of Nauset, but there was no more music in it than in the discordant sounds with which it was mingled.' An anecdote is told of Mr. Treat, which shows how much the excellence of his matter was injured by the badness of the manner of his delivery. His second wife, being the daughter of the Rev. Mr. Willard of Boston, he was invited to preach in his pulpit. Mr. Willard possessed a graceful delivery, his voice was masculine and harmonious, and consequently he was generally admired. Mr. Treat having preached one of his best sermons to the congregation of his father-in-law, in his usual unhappy manner, excited universal disgust, and several nice judges waited on Mr. Willard, and begged that Mr. Treat, who was indeed a worthy, pious man, but a wretched preacher, might never be invited into his pulpit again. Mr. Willard made no reply; but desired his son-in-law, before he left Boston, to lend him the discourse. In a few weeks after, he delivered it to his people, without any alteration. His hearers were charmed with it, and came to Mr. Willard, and requested a copy for the press. 'See the difference,' they cried, 'between yourself and your son-in-law! You have preached a sermon on the same text as Mr. Treat's; but while his is contemptible, yours is excellent. Mr. Treat was a man of piety. He addressed his** Maker** with humble devotion, and his prayers were copious and fervent. It is said, that his natural temper was mild; and his conduct in domestic life, as a husband, a parent, and a master, was kind and indulgent. His manners were cheerful, his conversation pleasant, and sometimes facetious, but always decent. It is supposed that the society for the propagation of the gospel made him some compensation for his services among the Indians, and he received a small salary from his parish of £60. It is said that, in the latter part of his life, he engaged in trade, and by this means, with the addition of a small inheritance from his father, he left a good estate to his family. There was a remarkable snow storm at the time of his death, and the snow fell so deep that he could not be buried for many days. The Indians dug an arch through it, a quarter of a mile long, and, such was their attachment to him, that they insisted on carrying his remains on their shoulders to the grave. /ECN/

Name: Samuel Treat 1

Sex: M

Title: Reverend

Birth: 1648 2

Death: 1717 2

Reference Number: 19409

Marriage 1 Abigail Willard b: 5 JUL 1665

Married: 29 AUG 1700 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts 1

Sources:

Title: New England Marriages Prior to 1700

Author: Clarence Almon Torrey

Publication: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore 1987

Note: With an Introduction by Gary Boyd Roberts. Prepared for Publication by Elizabeth P. Bentley.

Toledo Public Library, Toledo, Ohio #929.74 Tor & Allen County Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana #G974 T63n

Note: Excellent

Repository:

Note: James A. Kimble personal library

Media: Book

Page: Pages 239 & 753

Title: New England Marriages Prior to 1700

Author: Clarence Almon Torrey

Publication: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore 1987

Note: With an Introduction by Gary Boyd Roberts. Prepared for Publication by Elizabeth P. Bentley.

Toledo Public Library, Toledo, Ohio #929.74 Tor & Allen County Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana #G974 T63n

Note: Excellent

Repository:

Note: James A. Kimble personal library

Media: Book

Page: Page 753

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ID: I22742

Name: Samuel Treat

Sex: M

Birth: BEF. 3 SEP 1648 in Milford, New Haven, CT

Death: 18 MAR 1716/17 in Eastham, Barnstable, MA

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Sources:

Title: Genealogical & Family History of the State of Connecticut, Vol. I

Author: William Richard Cutter

Publication: NY: 1911; repr. by Genealogical Publishing Co ., I nc ., B al ti mo re, 1997

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Media: Book

Page: pg. 136

Title: Genealogical Dictionary of the First Sett le rs of N ew En gl an d, Vo l. IV

Author: James Savage

Publication: 1860-1862

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Media: Family Archive CD

Page: pg. 789

Title: Paine Ancestry, The Family of Robert Treat Paine

Author: Sarah Cushing Paine, ed. Charles Henry Pope

Publication: Boston: 1912

Repository:

Note: NEHGS Library

Call Number:

Media: Book

Page: pg. 73

"Willard Memoir," Joseph Willard, 1858.

Title: Genealogical Dictionary of the First Sett le rs of N ew En gl an d, Vo l. IV

Author: James Savage

Publication: 1860-1862

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Media: Family Archive CD

Page: pg. 791

Title: Paine Ancestry, The Family of Robert Treat Paine

Author: Sarah Cushing Paine, ed. Charles Henry Pope

Publication: Boston: 1912

Repository:

Note: NEHGS Library

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Media: Book

Page: pg. 75

"First Settlers of Eastham, MA," NEHGS "Register," Vol 7, pg. 347.

Title: Paine Ancestry, The Family of Robert Treat Paine

Author: Sarah Cushing Paine, ed. Charles Henry Pope

Publication: Boston: 1912

Repository:

Note: NEHGS Library

Call Number:

Media: Book

Page: pg. 78

Title: Eastham & Orleans, Massachusetts Vital Records as or ig in al ly pu bl is hed in "The Mayflower Descendant"

Publication: reproduced on CD by Search & ReSearch Publis hi ng Co rp or at io n, Wheat Ridge, CO

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Media: Other

Page: Vol. 8, pg. 243

"Willard Genealogy," Charles Henry Pope, 1915.

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Father: Robert Treat

Mother: Jane Tapp

Marriage 1 Abigail Willard b: 5 JUL 1665 in Groton, Middlesex, MA

Children

Eunice Treat b: 27 SEP 1704

Marriage 2 Elizabeth Mayo b: ABT. 1652 in Eastham, Barnstable, MA?

Married: 16 MAR 1673/74 in Eastham, Barnstable, MA

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Birth: Sep. 3, 1648

Plymouth

Plymouth County

Massachusetts, USA

Death: Mar. 18, 1716

Eastham

Barnstable County

Massachusetts, USA

Aged 69 years


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Parents:
 Robert Treat (1622 - 1710)
 Jane Treat (1628 - 1703)

Children:
 Jane Treat Freeman (1674 - 1729)*
 Elizabeth Treat Snow (1676 - 1755)*

Spouse:
 Elizabeth Mayo Treat (____ - 1696)*

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Burial:

Cove Burying Ground

Eastham

Barnstable County

Massachusetts, USA


-------------------- 1699 graduate of Harvard - First Minister Of Eastham - Son Of Gov. Robert Treat Of Milford ,Conn.- Husband Of Elizabeth Mayo. Buried Family Lot- Cove Cemetery -Eastham, Massachusetts Publication: 1860-1862

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Media: Family Archive CD

Page: pg. 791

Title: Paine Ancestry, The Family of Robert Treat Paine

Author: Sarah Cushing Paine, ed. Charles Henry Pope

Publication: Boston: 1912

Repository:

Note: NEHGS Library

Call Number:

Media: Book

Page: pg. 75

"First Settlers of Eastham, MA," NEHGS "Register," Vol 7, pg. 347.

Title: Paine Ancestry, The Family of Robert Treat Paine

Author: Sarah Cushing Paine, ed. Charles Henry Pope

Publication: Boston: 1912

Repository:

Note: NEHGS Library

Call Number:

Media: Book

Page: pg. 78

Title: Eastham & Orleans, Massachusetts Vital Records as or ig in al ly pu bl is hed in "The Mayflower Descendant" -------------------- 1699 graduate of Harvard

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Rev. Samuel Treat's Timeline

1648
September 3, 1648
Milford, New Haven Colony, (Present Connecticut, (Present USA)
September 3, 1648
Milford, New Haven Colony, (Present Connecticut), (Present USA)
September 3, 1648
Milford, New Haven, Conn.
September 3, 1648
Milford, Connecticut
1674
March 16, 1674
Age 25
Eastham, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
March 16, 1674
Age 25
Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States
1675
December 7, 1675
Age 27
Truro, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
1676
July 24, 1676
Age 27
Eastham, Barnstable County, MA, USA
July 24, 1676
Age 27
Eastham, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
1678
June 20, 1678
Age 29
Eastham, Barnstable, MA