Timothy Treat1,2,3

(circa 1731 - 24 April 1776)

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Relationship6th great-grandfather of The 3 Tracys
Family Group:Ohlheiser
Trees14 Generations of Our Ancestors
Our Ohlheiser Family Pedigree
FatherRev. Richard Treat (14 May 1694 - c. 1759)
MotherSusanna Woodbridge (6 Feb 1703 - c. 1755)

Birth - Marriage - Death

ChildTimothy Treat was born circa 1731, in Brimfield, Hampden Co., Province of Massachusetts Bay, New England.2,1
GroomHe married Ruth Hamlin, daughter of Cornelius Hamlin and Mary Mudge, on 13 March 1755 in Sharon, Litchfield Co., Connecticut Colony, New England. Ruth and Timothy were married in a double wedding; her older sister, Mary, and Timothy's older brother Richard celebrated their marriage at the same time. John Williams performed the marriages.4,5
DeceasedHe died on 24 April 1776, in Canada. The date of his death was entered in the Lenox Town Records.
     He died intestate and administration of his estate was granted to his son Timothy (for whom he had been the substitute) and a guardianship was set up for his two youngest sons, Cornelius and Ebenezer.6,7,8

Children with Ruth Hamlin:

Military

Military ServiceFrom 15 September 1755 to 5 December 1755,Timothy Treat served as a Timothy served as a private for 15 days in Capt. Elisha Noble's Sheffield Company of the Connecticut Militia during French & Indian War, at the "Time of Alarm for Relief of Fort William Henry and parts Adjacent" during thewar.9,6,10
Military ServiceIn 1776,Timothy Treat, at at an unknown age of age, served as a private during the Revolutionarywar.
     Thinking he could better withstand the rigors of the military life than his son Timothy would be able to, when the son was drafted for service in the Revolutionary War, the father, Timothy, went as a substitute. He went to Canada with the regiment where he was taken sick with the small-pox and died.7,6

Community Service

Timothy Treat was chosen fence viewer for Lenox, Berkshire Co., Province of Massachusetts Bay, New England, on 16 March 1770.

Residences and Censuses

On 3 August 1764, Timothy Treat lived in Lenox, Berkshire Co., Province of Massachusetts Bay, New England. The town records show him owning cattle, sheep & swine with left ear mark 'V', called a swallowtail or hollowcrop.11

Sources - Citations

  1. [S161] National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Compiler, Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970, online www.ancestry.com, (Louisville, Kentucky), Various Applicants, on Microfilm, 508 rolls.
  2. [S16] Jay and Delene Holbrook, Compilers, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 (Collections by Town) (Provo, Utah: Holbrook Research Institute, 2011).
  3. [S251] Iris Rose Guertin - compiler, Rolls of Connecticut Men in the French and Indian War, 1755-1762 (Hartford, Connecticut: Connecticut Historical Society, 1903-1905).
  4. [S150] Lorraine Cook, Compiler, The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994-2002), Sharon Vital Records pg. 252 - vol. LR3, pg. 262.
  5. [S506] Alfred Mudge, Memorials: Being a Genealogical, Biographical and Historical Account of the Name of Mudge In America, From 1638 to 1668 (Boston: By the Author, 1868).
  6. [S350] John Harvey Treat, The Treat Family: A Genealogy of Trott, Tratt, and Treat; for Fifteen Generations, and Four Hundred Years in England and America; Containing More Than Fifteen Hundred Families in America (Salem, Massachusetts: The Salem Press Publishing & Printing Company, 1893), pg. 42.
  7. [S898] H. Franklin Andrews, The Hamlin Family : A Genealogy Of James Hamlin Of Barnstable Massachusetts : Eldest Son Of James Hamlin, The Immigrant, Who Came From London, England, And Settled In Barnstable, 1639 : 1639-1902 (Exira, Iowa: The Author, 1902), pg. 140 - date.
  8. [S16] Jay and Delene Holbrook, Massachusetts Town Records, 1620-1988, Lenox - Births, Marriages and Deaths, pg. 433.
  9. [S555] Albert C. Bates, Editor, Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society, Volume IX - Rolls of Connecticut Men in the French And Indian War, 1755-1762, 26 Volumes vols. (Hartford, Connecticut: Connecticut Historical Society, 1903), pg 217.
  10. [S898] H. Franklin Andrews, The Hamlin Family, pg. 140 - dates & place.
  11. [S898] H. Franklin Andrews, The Hamlin Family, pg. 140 - dates or place.
  12. [S150] Lorraine Cook, Barbour Collection, Sharon Vital Records pg. 332 - vol. LR3, pg. 415.
  13. [S150] Lorraine Cook, Barbour Collection, Sharon Vital Records pg. 332 - vol. LR4, pg. 129.
  14. [S150] Lorraine Cook, Barbour Collection, Sharon Vital Records pg. 332 - vol. LR4, pg. 104.
  15. [S898] H. Franklin Andrews, The Hamlin Family, pg. 140 - no dates or place.
  16. [S16] Jay and Delene Holbrook, Massachusetts Town Records, 1620-1988, Sheffield - Births, Marriages and Deaths, pg. 101.
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