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Paine, I

Possible candidates to date based on I Paine having lived near Cesar Chelor in Wrentham, MA.

1st tier

John Paine (1745-1820) Wrentham and Foxborough, MA, housewright in 1768, 1770, 1779 and 1786 deeds

2nd tier

John Paine 2nd Freetown, joiner in 1782 deed

Jabez Paine Leicester, housewright in 1750, 1772 and 1801 deeds

At least 14 additional I and J Paines were in MA, RI, VT, ME and CT based on the 1800 US census. Individuals outside of Worcester, Norfolk, Suffolk and Bristol Co's were not investigated based on the distance from Wrentham. (This is a calculated "weakness" in this "investigation".)

Photos and information provided by Mike Humphrey and Tom Elliott.

Paine, I

Possible candidates - based on a period Ce Chelor molding plane marked four times on the side with the I Paine, forming a neat square. This Chelor plane has similar traits with an I Paine hollow, leading to the decision to limit the search for I Paine to the counties surrounding Wrentham. This is a calculated weakness in this investigation noting that there were fourteen other I and J Paines in MA, RI, VT, ME and CT based on the 1800 US census.

1st tier

John Paine (1745-1820) Wrentham and Foxborough, MA, housewright in 1768, 1770, 1779 and 1786 deeds

John was born in Boston 12-30-1745 to William and Mary Paine. He was living in Mansfield, MA when he married Rhoda Wellman on 3-30-1780. They had 6 children Sarah, Jane, Achsa, Sullivan, Eunice and Rachel born between 1781 and 1790.

John served in the Revolution and his widow Rhoda received a pension in the 1830s. John was a housewright in deeds from 1768 and 1770 (Wrentham), 1779 (Foxborough), 1781 and 1786 (Mansfield). Foxborough and Mansfield were adjacent to Wrentham. Rhoda was mentioned in the deeds from 1781 and 1786 while his father William was mentioned in the deeds from 1768 and 1779.

 

(The linking of his trade, his locations, his wife and his father are particularly important as there are questions and inconsistencies in several online family genealogies. These sources seem to blend information from two difference John Paines who are roughly contemporary. Generally, online genealogies are not given much weight in the information assembled for this website, this is particularly true in this case.)

The information on his death is rather limited and the best information places him dying in 1820 in Foxborough.

2nd tier

John Paine 2nd Freetown, MA joiner in 1782 deed. John's father, John Sr., was a ship carpenter in Freetown, MA in the mid 1750s. It is likely that John 2nd was a ship carpenter like his father.

Jabez Paine Leicester, MA housewright in 1750, 1772 and 1801 deeds. 1750 seems to be somewhat early for the I Paine hollow.

Notes

Searched Suffolk, Norfolk, Bristol, Worcester Co. deeds

!800 MA census;  Joseph (4), Isaac, Jesse, James, John, Jacob  (Berkshire, Barnstable, Essex, Hampshire Co's.)

1800 CT census; Joseph (Newtown)

1800 VT census; John, Jabez (Brookfield and Westminster)

1800 ME census; Jonathan, John (Falmouth and Bristol)

1768 John Paine deed, housewright in Wrentham. He buys his parents farm and land in Norton.

I Paine hollow.

Mike noted that the heel might have been shortened.

Ce Chelor molding plane stamped on the reverse side by I Paine.

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