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Robert Treat PAINE

American Robert Treat PAINE

American lawyer and politician, best known as a signer of the Declaration of Independence

Source :  Rose HARVEY

Born: on May 11, 1731 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Died: on June 11, 1814 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA


Biography

Robert Treat Paine was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He was one of five children of the Rev. Thomas Paine and Eunice (Treat) Paine. His father was pastor of Franklin Road Baptist Church in Weymouth but moved his family to Boston in 1730 and subsequently became a merchant there. His mother was the daughter of Rev. Samuel Treat, one of the principal founders of Newark, New Jersey. The Treat family in particular had a long history in the British colonies dating back to the Mayflower.

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