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Thomas Paine (abt. 1657 - 1721)

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Capt. Thomas Paine
Born about in Eastham, Barnstable Co; Plymouth Colonymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] in United Statesmap
Husband of — married in Eastham, Barnstable county, Plymouth Colonymap
Husband of — married in Truro,
Descendants descendants
Died in Truro, Barnstable Co; Massachusetts Baymap
Profile last modified | Created 10 Sep 2010
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Biography of Thomas Paine

  • b. circa 1656, d. 23 June 1721
  • Father Thomas Payne b. 18 Jan 1613, d. 16 Aug 1706
  • Mother Mary Snow b. c 1630, d. 28 Apr 1704
  • Thomas Paine was born circa 1656 at of Eastham, Barnstable, MA. He married Hannah Shaw, daughter of Jonathan Shaw and Phebe Watson, on 5 August 1678 at Eastham, Barnstable, MA. Thomas Paine died on 23 June 1721 at Truro, Barnstable, MA.


  • Hannah Shaw b. c 1662, d. 24 Jul 1713


  • Joshua Paine b. 28 Aug 1697, d. 10 Mar 1775
  • On Aug. 5, 1678, Thomas first married Hannah Shaw, daughter of Deacon Jonathan Shaw.Born c1661 at probably Lakenham, now North Carver, MA. Hannah died at Truro, MA, on July 24, 1713. Buried in Old North Cemetery, Truro.
  • Capt. Thomas Paine married Elizabeth Tolman on March 8, 1714/15 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • Thomas Paine III had fourteen children.

He married,*Hannah Shaw*Elizabeth Aires abt. 8 Mar 1714 in Third Church, Boston, Massachusetts*: he married 2nd Mrs. Elizabeth Eairs of Boston March 8, 1714/5 : In old Burying Ground in Truro.


  • Caleb H. Johnson, The Mayflower and her passengers (Indiana:Xlibris Corp., Caleb Johnson, 2006)
  • "Mayflower Families Through Five Generations", Volume six, "Hopkins", Published by General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1992.
Source S1614
Title: Mayflower Marriages
Author: Susan E. Roser
Publication: Genealogical Publishing Co. 1990
Abbreviation: Mayflower Marriages
Note: Source Media Type: Book
Master Listing Source: Y
  • Information developed from Find A Grave memorial no. 9338888
Source S64
Title: John(5) Billings of Deer Isle, Maine
Author: Harold Ward Dana, A.B., M.D., of Brookline, Norfolk, Mass
Publication: NEHGR, Vol. 97, October 1943
Abbreviation: John(5) Billings of Deer Isle, Maine
Note: Originally from "Genealogy of William Billings", Frank Billings, M.D., n.d., publisged about 1931.
Source Media Type: Electronic
Master Listing Source: Y
  • This person was created on 04 March 2011 through the import of Rick Hoskins_2011-03-04.ged.
  • This person was created through the import of greenwald-millerGEDCOM.ged on 27 September 2010.

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On 30 May 2018 at 12:49 GMT Albertus Robert Casimir (Fuller) Jung wrote:

This statement in the Biography is incorrect: "He married,*Hannah Shaw*Elizabeth Aires abt. 8 Mar 1714 in Third Church, Boston, Massachusetts*: he married 2nd Mrs. Elizabeth Eairs of Boston March 8, 1714/5 : In old Burying Ground in Truro." In fact, Thomas Paine wed Hannah Shaw on 5 Aug 1678 in Eastham, Barnstable county, Plymouth Colony. This seems to be another case of uncareful adding of redudant (and incorrect) information in the wrong place in the biography. It happens so often to profiles managed by me as well.

On 9 Jul 2015 at 22:00 GMT James Dignan wrote:

Paine-58 and Paine-131 appear to represent the same person because: It appears these two profiles are the same person. It will help clean up our Paine Family here if you can compare and merge, then we can work on cleaning up one profile.

On 16 Aug 2014 at 15:44 GMT Tom Bredehoft wrote:

Paine-1181 and Paine-58 appear to represent the same person because: Two of his parents profiles were merged, duplicate siblings emerged.

On 17 Jul 2014 at 13:55 GMT Philip Smith wrote:

Paine-58 and Paine-204 appear to represent the same person because: same

On 6 Dec 2012 at 13:49 GMT Tom Bredehoft wrote:

Thomas Paine, b 1656, son of Mary Snow (according to Find A Grave,) married two women, neither of them named Bennet Freeman.

Thomas is 17 degrees from Judy Garland, 17 degrees from Mindy Silva and 14 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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