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.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Charter Oak Triangle (within shouting distance of this marker); Mathews House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Daniel Carter Beard (approx. ¼ mile away); Thomas W. Harvey Lake County YMCA (approx. half a mile away); Mentor Avenue Historic District (approx. half a mile away); Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Station (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Casement House / General Jack and Frances Jennings Casement (approx. 1.7 miles 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.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 21, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 97 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 21, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.