Benjamin Joseph Paine

Southold, Southold, Suffolk, New York, United States

The Life of Benjamin Joseph

When Benjamin Joseph Paine was born on 14 November 1703, in Southold, Southold, Suffolk, New York, United States, his father, John Payne, was 57 and his mother, Jemima Alsop, was 33.

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John Payne
Jemima Alsop
Jemima Lynn Payne
Martha Paine
Elizabeth Ann Payne
John Paine
Lydia Paine
Alsop Payne
Benjamin Joseph Paine
Martha Payne
Rebecca Joan Paine
Eliza Payne
Richard Lemar Paine
Mary Paine
Thomas Edward Paine

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Age 73

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 73

New York is the 11th state.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 73

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Name Meaning

English (mainly Kent and Sussex): from the Middle English personal name Pain(e), Payn(e) (Old French Paien, from Latin Paganus), introduced to Britain by the Normans. The Latin name is a derivative of pagus ‘outlying village’, and meant at first a person who lived in the country (as opposed to Urbanus ‘city dweller’), then a civilian as opposed to a soldier, and eventually a heathen (one not enrolled in the army of Christ). This remained a popular name throughout the Middle Ages, but it died out in the 16th century.

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Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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