Sep. 3, 1648 Plymouth Plymouth County Massachusetts, USA
Mar. 18, 1716 Eastham Barnstable County Massachusetts, USA
Aged 69 years 1699 graduate of Harvard
"Rev. Samuel Treat (1716/17) was minister in Eastham for 45 years from 1672 until his death. He is remembered as preaching hellfire and damnation." His voice was so loud that when speaking it could be heard at a great distance from the meetinghouse, even in the midst of the winds that howled over the plains of Nauset." Rev. Treat learned the language of the Indians and preached to them with missionary zeal over a wide area of Cape Cod.
The large original slate headstone of Rev. Treat was stolen in the 1800's. It was replaced in the late 1800's with a marble headstone which was in style at the time. This marble stone is paired with the original slate footstone of Rev. Treat. A cedar tree grows over his grave. The original headstone later was found in a barn in Orleans. It was placed in Snow Library in Orleans for safe keeping where it was destroyed by fire in 1952."
Written by the Eastham Cemetery Commission, and found at capecodgravestones website.
Eastham Cemetery Commission Eastham Town Hall 2500 State Highway Eastham, MA. 02642