Jehu or John Pain

Rhode Island, British Colonial America

The Life of Jehu or John

Jehu or John Pain was born in Rhode Island, British Colonial America as the son of Benjamin Paine and Elizabeth Owen. He married Martha Cook in 1757, in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He registered for military service in 1777. He died in 1800, in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

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Jehu or John Pain
Martha Cook
Marriage: 1757
Daniel Pain
Elisabeth Pain
Simon Pain
Martha Pain or Paine
Mary Amy Paine

Spouse and Children

Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States


    Daniel Pain


    Elisabeth Pain


    Simon Pain




Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (4)

1723 · Pirates Hung in Newport

On July 17, 1723, twenty-eight pirates are hung in Newport, Rhode Island.
1763 · First Synagogue in America

The first Jewish Synagogue in America was built in Newport, Rhode Island in 1763. It still stands today, making it the oldest synagogue in the United States.
1772 · The Gaspee Affair

On June 9, 1772, colonists that are angry with the trade restrictions that Britain put them under, board the HMS Gaspee and set it ablaze. This was the first act of violence against the British on the North American continent.

Name Meaning

Variant of Paine .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Jehu Pain, "United States Census, 1800"
  • Jehue Pain, "United States Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783"
  • Jehu Pain, "United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783"

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