Painesville in Lake County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Soldier of the American Revolution
Edward Paine, 1746–1841. Captain in the War of the Revolution. Founder of Painesville, A.D. 1800.
Born January 27, 1746, in Bolton, Connecticut. Entered service as ensign in the Connecticut Militia. Commissioned First Lieutenant in Captain Jonathan Birge’s Company, 1776, and Captain of the 5th Company Alarm List, 19th Regiment, 1777. Later made Brigadier General of New York Militia.
In 1800 General Paine and family moved to Ohio. He promoted the development of the Grand River area. The county seat of Lake County bears his name. He died at Painesville, August 28, 1841.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical date for this entry is January 27, 1746.
Location. 41° 43.147′ N, 81° 15.123′ W. Marker is in Painesville, Ohio, in Lake County. Marker is at the intersection of Mentor Avenue (U.S. 20) and West Washington Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Mentor Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Painesville OH 44077, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charter Oak Triangle (within shouting distance of this marker); Mathews House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Daniel Carter Beard Thomas W. Harvey (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Congregational Church (approx. half a mile away); Painesville City Hall (approx. half a mile away); Lake County YMCA (approx. half a mile away); Mentor Avenue Historic District (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Painesville.
Also see . . . Gen. Edward Paine 1746-1841. Reprint of the the 1859 article in the Painesville Telegraph titled “Sketches of the Pioneers No. 1.” Excerpt: “ In the Fall of 1796 he conceived the project of making an excursion into the Western wilds of Ohio, for the purpose of trading with the Indians. Accordingly, he and his oldest son, Edward Payne, Jr., fitting themselves out with the needed articles of traffic, and with pack horses, started out on their journey of trials, privations and sufferings. At Buffalo they purchased a sail boat, disposed of their horses, stowed away their goods in the little boat, and commenced—to say the best that can be said for it—a perilous voyage” (Submitted on May 21, 2019.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 21, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 351 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 21, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.