History of Trumbull & Mahoning Counties,
Published: Cleveland: H. Z. Williams & Bros.
Trumbull County, Ohio
FAMILY. Lewis Bushnell was born in
Johnston township, Trumbull county, Mar. 23, 1818. Dec. 30, 1841, he was married to Elizabeth A. Treat, of Vienna,
who was born July 4, 1821. The father of Lewis (his
name also was Lewis) was born Apr. 12, 1787, in Hartland,
Hartford county, Connecticut. When about sixteen years
of age his father (Daniel B.) and family emigrated to
Hartford, Trumbull county, Ohio, and he came with the family, of
which he was the oldest. He (Lewis B., Sr.) was
married to Sally Webb Dec. 27, 1808. She also was
born in Connecticut, on Sept. 26, 1790, and had come with her
people to Johnston, Trumbull county, Ohio. Her father, David
Webb, was one of the Revolutionary soldiers. After
their marriage they lived in Hartford for several years and then
removed to Johnston. They had four children, viz: Linus,
who died Sept. 22, 1828, aged nineteen years; Debby, who
died Oct. 3, 1812, aged nineteen months; Lorenzo, born
Jan.29, 1813, who resided in Johnston until 1852, when he went
to Waukon, Allamakee county, Iowa, where he has since lived; and
Lewis, who has always resided in Johnston. Three months
after the birth of Lewis, Jr., (June 29, 1818) his father
died, and ten years later his mother was married to James
Bascom, of Greene, Trumbull county. They also had four
children. Lirus and John, the two older sons,
were in the army and there lost their lives. Linus died
in the hospital on Dec. 29, 1862, aged thirty-one years.
His body was wounded in nine places, and like so many other brave
soldiers his sufferings were beyond description. John
went home from the hospital on a furlough in the fall to vote at the
ensuing election, and died a few days after reaching there.
His home was in Wisconsin. The other two children are living.
Sarah D., born July 8, 1829, married Allen Mallory,
and went to Massachusetts, where she has since lived, and Lyman
W., born June 30, 1836, still resides in Johnston.
Young Lewis Bushnell spent the
first part of his life with his mother, helping her to keep the
"wolves from the door," and this phrase was at that time used in
another sense than the figurative, for it was not an uncommon event
for them to see wolves and bears, as for instance, his mother
hearing a noise in the pig-pen one night, went out and found a bear
there ready to help itself to the pork, but was frightened away by
the light she carried in her hand. Mrs. Bascom
died Feb. 4, 1878, in her eighty-eighth year. At the age
of twenty-three Lewis married. His wife's father,
John Treat, was born Feb. 15, 1795, in Milford,
Connecticut. He came to Vienna, Trumbull county, in 1818.
His wife, Mary Hummason, was born Mar. 20, 1804, in
Hartford, Connecticut. She was the daughter of Jacob
Hummason, who was a merchant of that place. He emigrated
to Brookfield about
the year 1803, his wife and family coming a year or so later.
They found a log house with split log door, and greased paper for
windows very different from the home they left, where plenty of
luxuries reigned. Mr. Hummason was one of the
best educated men of the county, one of the first teachers in the
schools in Youngstown, and an active man in public life. They
had six children, of whom Mary was the fifth. She was
married to John Treat May 10, 1820, and they have
since lived in Vienna. They had six children, viz:
Elizabeth A.; Sidney C, born July 5, 1823, and now living
in Hazelton, Mahoning county; Julius H., who died June 16,
1858, aged thirty years; Mary E., who died November 1, 1865,
aged forty years, and Garry A., born Apr. 17, 1830, and now
living in Vienna. Mr. and Mrs. Treat have always been
noted for their kindness, especially to the poor and friendless.
In 1832 they united with what is now the Presbyterian (then
Congregational) church of Vienna, and he has filled the office of
deacon or elder since his election to it in 1848, till three years
ago because of his age he insisted on laying aside those duties.
In May, 1870, the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage was
celebrated, and each of the eleven years since the children and
grandchildren have spent a glad holiday with the aged couple.
Though in their living together sixty-one years they have been more
favored than most couples, we hope many more years may be added to
their united lives. After the marriage of Lewis
Bushnell with Elizabeth Treat they went to
housekeeping in Johnston, and there they have lived, and their eight
children were born. Hubert T., the oldest was born Sept. 26, 1843. When seventeen years old he taught a term of school,
and then returned to the store where he had clerked the previous
year, and with the exception of the time spent in the army has since
been engaged in mercantile business. He was a volunteer with
the ninety-day men, and also in the nine months service.
On Dec. 23, 1868, he was married to Jennie
Hollett, of Watkins, New York. About two years after
they went East, and are still residing in Hartford, Cortland county,
New York. They have one child, Charles La Verne, born
Mary E. was born Oct. 27, 1845. She
began teaching at the age of seventeen, and followed It quite
closely, and with evident success for about thirteen years. On
the 15th of June, 1876, she was married to Frank C. Hinman,
of Tallmadge, Summit county. Their home is in Easton, Wayne
county. They have two children: Louis C., born
Sept. 28, 1877, and Flora E., born Aug. 28, 1879.
Martha A. was born Jan.4, 1848. On the 10th
of May, 1876, she was married to Sullivan Hutchins, of
Hartford, and are still living upon their farm in that township.
They have two children, Grace A., born June 18, 1877, and
Mary E., born Jan.11, 1880.
Howard L. was born Jan.18, 1850. He
has followed speculating much of the time. On Sept. 18,
1876, he was married to Kit Clark, of Vienna.
Their home is in that place. They have one child, Ira E.,
born July 17, 1880, also one adopted child, Freddie, born
Linus S. was born Jan.1, 1853. At
sixteen years of age he began teaching, and followed it winters for
several years. He was married to Emma A. Taylor, of
Mecca, Jan.I, 1876. They have one child, Ida M.,
born Mar. 8, 1877. They settled on a farm in Johnston.
Esther T. was born Jan. 30, 1855. She
has followed teaching several years, and at present is teaching in
the graded schools of Orwell, Ashtabula county.
Sarah E. was born June 15, 1857. She has
followed teaching a part of the time.
George A. was born Apr. 20, 1861.
Though the persons named in this sketch have never
gained world-wide fame, they have possessed honesty, energy, and
enterprise, and rejoiced to see the many improvements of the
country, and while they have helped to put down slavery,
intemperance, or any other evil which assailed society, they have
tried to strengthen that which is good and all that tended to the
advancement of social and public interest.
Source: History of Trumbull &
Mahoning Counties - Cleveland: H. Z. Williams & Bro. -
VOL. 2 - 1882 - Page