Jacob Paine Cemetery, Hardwick, Vermont

          

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At the Grave Site

There is only one headstone at this cemetery. The inscription on the stones reads:

    Jacob Paine
    Died
    Dec. 12, 1854,
    AE. 71 ys, 4 ms,
    & 13 ds. 

Earth's ill, we inherit,
Here death ends the strife.
The home of the spirit
Is a higher life.

In the lower right corner of the stone are the initials H & S, the line below the initials could not be read.

Additional Known Facts and Assumptions

A review of the 1850 Federal Census shows Jacob Paine, born in VT, to be a farmer. His household consisted of:

Name Age Sex Occupation Value of Real Estate Place of Birth
India 58 F     VT
Susan 26 F     VT
George 32 M Farmer 2500 VT
Sephronia 25 F     VT
Armasa A. 1 M     VT
Lucy Babbitt 30 F     NH
Franklin 1 M     VT
Chas Paine 9 M     VT

Jacob Paine is also found in the 1840 Federal Census for Hardwick but is not found in the 1830 Federal Census.

His widow, India, is found in the 1860 Federal Census for Hardwick with a South Hardwick post office. This would indicate that the family moved after Jacob's death.