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Capt. Thomas Paine

Male about 1656 - 1721  (~ 65 years)


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  • Name Thomas Paine 
    Prefix Capt. 
    Born about 1656  Eastham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 June 1721  Truro, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Capt. Thomas Paine, Esq. dyed the 23rd day of June in the year 1721
    Buried Old North Cemetery, Truro Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • “Thomas Paine, the second son [of Thomas Paine], born in 1657, was a man of prominence. He succeeded Mark Snow, as clerk of Eastham, in 1695, and was yearly elected until 1701, when he was succeeded by his younger brother, John. He was an excellent clerk. He was a selectman of Eastham seven yeras. Hebecame a landholder at Pamet, now Truro, adn removed there and settled on the north side of Little Pamet river, wehre the house spot is yet to be seen. He was clerk of the proprietors many years. He was selectman of Truro seven years, representative five years, and town clerk several years. He was justice of the peace, deacon of the church, captain of the military company, and a special justice of the court of common pleas, to which office he was appointed July 5, 1713. He died June 23, 1721, in the 65th year of his age. He was twice married, and father of fourteen children. His descendants are widely scattered, numerous and highly respected. From his daughter Hannah descended the late Hon. Horace Binney of Philadelphia.” [2]
    Person ID I10673  Schirado
    Last Modified 12 July 2005 

    Father Thomas Paine,   d. 16 August 1706, Eastham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Mary Snow,   b. about 1630, prob. Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 April 1704, Eastham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Married about 1650 
    Family ID F7572  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 1 Hannah Shaw,   b. about 1661, prob. Lakenham, now North Carver, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 July 1713, Truro, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Married 5 August 1678  Eastham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
    +1. Maj. Thomas Paine,   b. 28 February 1681/2, Eastham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 April 1745, Truro, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    +2. Hannah Paine,   b. 12 May 1684, Eastham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 January 1759, Hull, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +3. Jonathan Paine,   b. 1 February 1686, Eastham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 23 May 1752, Old North Cemetery, Truro Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)
    +4. Barnabas Paine,   b. 13 November 1705, Eastham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1768, Truro, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    Family ID F7613  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 2 Elizabeth Eaires 
    Married 8 March 1714/5  Truro, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Capt. Thomas Paine and Mrs. Elizabeth Eairs were married the eighth day of March in ye year 1714/15
    Family ID F7646  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S309] John B. Dyer, (1897).

    2. [S94] Early Settlers of Eastham, Josiah Paine.

    3. [S57] Eastham Mass., Vital Records, transcribed by George Ernest Bowman.

    4. [S230] (Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants).


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