Treat, John and Mary Humason

John Treat: Early Settler, War of 1812 Veteran

Birth: February 15, 1795, Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut
Death: June 13, 1887, Vienna, Trumbull County, Ohio
Burial: Vienna Township Cemetery, Vienna, Trumbull County, Ohio
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Military Service: Private, Sanford's Regiment, Connecticut Militia

Mary (or Marietta) Humason: Early Settler

Birth: March 20, 1804
Death: June 30, 1885
Burial: Vienna Township Cemetery, Vienna, Trumbull County, Ohio
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John Treat and Mary (or Marietta) Humason were married in 1820.

Published Biography

From History of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties, with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches (Cleveland, Ohio: H. Z. Williams & Bros., 1882), Volume 2, p. 455:

John Treat came from Milford, Connecticut, where he was born in 1795, to Trumbull county, in 1818, locating where Mr. Alexander Stewart now resides, in Vienna township. He married Miss Mary Humason in 1820. The names of their children are as follows: Elizabeth A. Bushnell, residing in Johnston township; Sidney C., residing in Hazelton; G. A., residing in Vienna township; one died in infancy; Mary E., died in 1865; Julius, died in 1858. Mr. Treat is now one of the oldest and most respected men in Vienna, having been a consistent member of the Presbyterian Church since 1852.

Golden Anniversary Announcement, Western Reserve Chronicle, May 25, 1870, Page 3

Vienna Golden Wedding.

EDITOR CHRONICLE.—One of these rare and interesting events took place in Vienna, in this county, last week. The honored subjects were the family and friends of DEACON JOHN TREAT. On the 10th of May, 1820, Mr. John Treat, of Vienna, formerly of North Milford, Conn., and Miss Mary Humason, of Brookfield, formerly of Hartford, Conn., in the strength of manhood, and in the bloom of youthful maidenhood, united their hearts and hands and interests; and forsaking their widowed mothers, cast in their lot together, to form the divinely instituted relation of the family, having “the wide world before them and Providence their guide.” They settled in Vienna, where they have remained to the present time.

Tuesday, May 10th, 1870, the fiftieth anniversary of their wedding, the Patriarchal Bridegroom and the Golden Bride, at the head of a family of thirty-two, all the living being present, together with other relatives and friends, enjoyed the domestic and social intercourse of the occasion. Brothers, sisters, nephews, and nieces and cousins were present from Tal[l]madge, from Oberlin, from Hubbard, and from Greenville, Pa.—Among the family connections, besides the name of TREAT, were found Bushnell, Gano, Clark, Humason, Burnett, Jackson, Brown, Barnes, Arner, thus showing how families interlock in a generation.

Among the guests there were two witnesses of the wedding, as solemnized fifty years ago. Also Mrs. Lavinia Steele, from Corry, Pa., who was the first white child born in Vienna.

The social and table festivities of the occasion were abundant and delightful. At the first table the Silver Grays were invited to sit down with the honored couple. Then came those of middle life, the representatives of the present generation. Then followed the youth and the children, the rising hope of the future.—The grand-children, as they gathered around the patriarchal board, were indeed a beautiful sight. With the appetites of those who had waited and the beaming faces of those who were delighted, they were a fine illustration of the saying of the wise man, “children’s children are the crown of old men.”

If anything would justify parental pride, the aged couple would be excused for indulging it, in looking around on their family. But a better sentiment was expressed, as the Patriarch of the occasion, from a full heart, and in a few well chosen words, acknowledged the goodness of a kind Providence; and the interest of friends, which had given them the opportunity of such a season. It was well said. It was not the gold or silver which they prized on the occasion, (although there were some very pleasant tokens brought in a as marks of affection and respect,) but it was the very kind feelings which had brought them together to assist them in their expressions of joy.

Deacon Treat and his wife have long been devoted members of the church of Christ, and have had the pleasure of seeing most of their children, and some of their grand-children, walking in their steps. They give to the world and the church that the best legacy which any parent can bequeath, a family of intelligent, moral, and respected successors, to fill their places when they are gone.

The occasion was solemnized and enlivened by singing, scripture reading and prayer. A happy surprise was enjoyed by the presence of a Welsh Quartette from Hubbard, who sang some very appropriate pieces, and some in their own native Welsh, much to the gratification of the company. AN INVITED GUEST.

[Digital copy of original page available here at the Library of Congress's "Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers" website.]

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