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Captain Edward Paine 1746-1841

From A Record of the Revolutionary Soldiers buried in Lake County, Ohio, New Connecticut Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Painesville, Ohio, 1902.

Typed and submitted by Becky Falin, 1996.

Edward Paine was born in Bolton, Conn., in 1746. He entered the Revolutionary service as an ensign in a regiment of Connecticut militia.

In June 1776 he became a first lieutenant in Captain Brig's company and was a member of that company at the time of its retreat from New York to White Plains.

In 1777 he was commissioned lieutenant of the Fifth company of the Alarm List in the 19th regiment of Conn. militia, and later in 1777 was made captain of the same company and served as such until the close of the war.

He was later made Brigadier General of the militia in New York state.

In 1799 Edward Paine came to Painesville, from Aurora, N.Y. and purchased a thousand acres of land. The following year he returned with his wife Rebecca White Paine and eight children.

In August 1800 he was chosen one of the committee to organize Trumbull county into eight townships, of which township 11, range 8, bears his name to the present time.

In October 1800 he was elected to the Territorial Legislature, receiving thirty-eight out of forty-two votes cast, and becoming the first representative from the Western Reserve.

In 1801 or 2 he was commissioned by Gov. St. Clair to lay out a state road from Painesville to Chillicothe.

He died at Painesville, Ohio, Aug. 28, 1841, and is now buried beneath the monument erected to his memory.

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