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Eleazer Paine 1764-1804

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.

Eleazer Paine was the son of Stephen Paine, 5th, and was born at East Windsor, Conn., in 1764. Although young at the time, he saw active service in the Revolutionary War, enlisting as a drummer boy in Captain Bett's company, 2nd Connecticut regiment, commanded by Colonel Zebulon Butler.

He enlisted July 5, 1780, for six months, and was discharged Dec. 9, 1780.

In 1800 he came to Painesville with his uncle Gen. Edward Paine, but returned to Connecticut in the fall. In 1803 he moved his family to Painesville, and with Abraham Skinner laid out the town of New Market, which was the county seat of Geauga Co. until 1812.

Mr. Paine opened a supply store at New Market, but lived only a year after.

He died Feb. 10, 1804, leaving a wife, Aurel Ellsworth Paine, and six children. He lies in the old cemetery in Painesville.

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