Humason, Isaac & Abigail Alling

Isaac Humason: Pioneer, Farmer, War of 1812 Veteran

Birth: 1779, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut
Death: August 16, 1861, Vienna, Trumbull County, Ohio
Burial: Vienna Township Cemetery, Vienna, Trumbull County, Ohio
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Abigail Alling Humason: Pioneer, Farmer

Birth: December 22, 1790, New Haven County, Connecticut
Death: January 23, 1866, Vienna, Trumbull County, Ohio
Burial: Vienna Township Cemetery, Vienna, Trumbull County, Ohio
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Military Service: Isaac Humason (alternately spelled Hummason and Humiston) served as a private in Captain Asa Hutchins' Company, 3rd (Hayes') Regiment, Ohio Militia, from August 24 to November 11, 1812. Capt. Hutchins' company contained many men from Vienna Township.[1]

Isaac Humason and his wife Abigail Alling were two of the earliest settlers in Vienna, though the year of their arrival is in dispute. They had married in Connecticut, on June 2, 1800. Vienna resident Ichabod B. Payne, writing a brief history of the Township in 1875, stated that Joel Humason (Isaac's father), Isaac Humason, Simeon Wheeler, Seth Bartholomew, and Sylvester Woodford arrived in 1800. Two other late-nineteenth-century histories cite the date as 1802. Joel Humason's wife Ann, when she (as his widow) applied for his veteran's pension in 1832, stated that they came to Vienna in 1803. In the same application Simeon Wheeler also stated in his deposition that the date was 1803 and, interestingly, that he had been friends with Joel Humason since the age of fifteen years.[2]

Isaac Humason's name appears on the 1808 Ohio tax list.

Updated 10/01/2020
This entry is adapted from Fred L. Martin and James Bradley, "A Genealogical History of Vienna," in Vienna, Ohio, "Where We Live and Let Live": Town 4, Range 2 of the Connecticut Western Reserve (Apollo, PA: Closson Press, 1999), pp. 39-40. Additional research by Shirley T. Wajda, June 2012.
[1] Adjutant General of Ohio, Roster of Ohio Soldiers in the War of 1812 (Columbus, Ohio: Press of the Edward T. Miller Co., 1916).
[2] Ichabod B. Payne's history appears in Historical Collections of the Mahoning Valley: Containing an Account of the Two Pioneer Reunions: Together with a Selection of Interesting Facts, Traditions, Biographical Sketches, Anecdotes, Etc., Relating to the Sale and Settlement of the Lands Belonging to the Connecticut Land Company, and History and Reminiscences, Both General and Local (Youngstown: Mahoning Valley Historical Society, 1876), Volume 1, pp. 464-468.
The date of 1802 appears in History of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties, with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches (Cleveland, Ohio: H.Z. Williams & Bros., 1882), Volume 2, p. 448, and in Joseph G. Butler, Jr., History of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley, Ohio (Chicago and New York: American Historical Society, 1921), Volume 1, p. 616.