Hugh Paine

Brief Life History of Hugh

When Hugh Paine was born on 14 April 1716, in Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Major Thomas Paine, was 34 and his mother, Thankful Cobb, was 28. He married Jerusha Rich on 4 September 1740, in Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died before May 1752, in his hometown.

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Family Time Line

Hugh Paine
1716–1752
Jerusha Rich
1718–
Marriage: 4 September 1740
Samuel Paine (I)
1741–1745
Bette Paine
1742–
Hugh Paine
1744–
Thankful Paine
1746–1816
Samuel Paine
1749–1786

Sources (4)

  • Hugh Paine, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Hugh Paine, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Hugh Paine, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

Name Meaning

English: variant of Payne .

History: The author of the republican treatise The Rights of Man, Thomas Paine (1737–1809), left England for North America in the mid 1770s, where he became involved in the movement that led to independence. His pamphlet of 1776, Common Sense, influenced the Declaration of Independence and furnished some of the arguments justifying it.

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

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