Robert Treat Paine DOI


Robert Treat Paine was born in Boston Massachusetts on 11 March 1731 and Died on 11 May 1814. He was a Congergationlist and a Freemason, Attended Massachusetts Grand Lodge in 1759. He Married Sally Cobb on 15 March 1770 and had eight chhildren. In 1768 he was a delegate to the provincial convention. Paine served in the Massachusetts General Court from 1773 to 1774, in the Provincial Congress from 1774 to 1775, and represented Massachusetts at the Continental Congress from 1774 through 1778. Paine attended the Boston Latin School, and at the early age of fourteen, he became a member of Harvard College from which institution he graduated from in 1749 at age 18. He then was engaged in teaching school for several years back at the Boston Latin and at Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

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