|CAPT. EDWARD PAINE, 1746 - 1841
Edward Paine was born at Bolton, Conn., in 1746.
He entered the Revolutionary service as an ensign in a
regiment of Connecticut militia.
In June 1776 he became first lieutenant in Captain
Brig's company and was a member of that company at the
time of its retreat from New York to White Plains.
In 1777 he was commissioned lieutenant of the Fifty
company of the Alarm List in the 19th regiment of Conn.
militia, and later in 1777 was made captain of the same
company and served as such until the close of the war.
He was later made Brigadier General of the militia in
New York state.
In 1799 Edward Paine came to Painesville, from
Aurora, N. Y. and purchased a thousand acres of land.
The following year he returned with his wife Rebecca
White Paine and eight children.
In August 1800 he was chosen one of the committee to
organize Trumbull county into eight townships, of which
township 11, range 8, bears his name to the present time.
In October, 1800 he was elected to the Territorial
Legislature, receiving thirty-eight out of forty-two votes
east, and becoming the first representative from the West
In 1801 or 2 he was commissioned by Gov. St. Clair
to lay out a state road from Painesville to Chillicothe.
He died at Painesville, Ohio, Aug. 28, 1841, and is now
buried beneath the monument erected to his memory.
|ELEAZER PAINE, 1764 - 1804
Eleazer Paine was the son of Stephen Paine,
5th and the born at East Windsor, Conn., in 1764.
Although young at the time, he saw active service in the
Revolutionary War, enlisting as a drummer boy in Captain
Bett's company, 2nd Connecticut regiment, commanded by
Colonel Zebulon Butler.
He enlisted July 5, 1780, for six months, and was
discharged Dec. 9, 1780.
In 1800 he came to Painesville with his uncle Gen.
Edward Paine, but returned to Connecticut in the fall.
In 1803 he moved his family to Painesville, and with
Abraham Skinner laid out the town of New Market, which
was the county seat of Geauga Co. until 1812.
Mr. Paine opened a supply store at New Market,
but lived only a year after.
He died Feb. 10, 1804, leaving a wife, Aurel
Ellsworth Paine, and six children. He lies in the
old cemetery in Painesville.
|AMAZIAH PARKS, 1758 - 1838
Amaziah Parks, born in Sterling, Windham Co.,
Conn., in 1758, served five enlistments in the Connecticut
troops during the Revolutionary War.
He enlisted Sept. 1, 1776, under Capt. Jonathan
Dixon and Col. Douglas. Again in 1777 under
the same officers. In March 1780 with Capt.
Jonathan Thompson. In the fall of 1780 under
Capt. Titus Bailey, and again in Sept. 1781 with
Capt. Bennett and Col. Bailey. He was in
the battle of White Plains.
In Feb. 1798 he married Sabra Barrett at Alford,
Mass. and removed to Mendon, Monroe county, New York, where
they resided until 1818, when they removed to Perry, O.,
living on a farm, where the River Road joins the South
He died Nov. 4, 1838, and was buried in the cemetery at
West Perry, but was later placed in Evergreen cemetery in
Painesville. He received a pension.
PITCHER, 1767 - 1849
Benjamin Pitcher served in the third regiment,
Duchess County Militia during the year 1782, in the
Revolutionary War, in New York State.
This regiment was commanded by Col. John Field.
Mr. Pitcher died in Kirtland, and is buried in East
Kirtland, in what is called Angel Cemetery.
A brother of Benjamin Pitcher served in the war
of 1812 both as captain and colonel.
|JOHN REYNOLDS, 1760 - 1840
John Reynolds was born in Norwich, Connecticut,
March 16, 1760, and died in Mentor, Lake Co., Ohio, March 3,
He enlisted in the War of the Revolution from Norwich,
was in the Lexington Alarm, also in Bigelow's company
of artillery; March 7, 1777, was a musician in the fourth
regiment, Connecticut Line.
He was also a sergeant in Capt. Horton's
company. He received a pension with the pay of
sergeant, under the Act of 1818.
He is buried in Mentor, at Little Mountain.
1766 - 1850
Col. Samuel Rogers was born in Wendall, N. H.,
Nov. 13, 1766 and died in Concord, Lake Co., Ohio, Sept. 9,
1850. He was in the Revolutionary War for New
Hampshire in the company of Capt. Samuel Richards,
regiment of Col. Stark, for which he received a
pension. He was married twice, first to Sally Pike,
afterward to Rhoda Harvey.
He was also in the War of 1812, in which he
received a Lieutenant's commission, but was always known as
Col. Rogers, probably receiving that title from the
He held the office of Justice of the Peace in New Hampshire,
coming to Ohio in 1831, and is buried in Concord cemetery,
near Fay's mills.
1767 - 1841.
Isaac Rosa served in the militia of New York
under Col. Abraham Culyer, in the Revolutionary War.
He was born Aug. 27, 1767, and died Feb. 27, 1841, aged
eighty-two. He is buried in Evergreen Cemetery in
Painesville, Ohio. He married Agnes Storm, and
was the father of Dr. Storm Rosa, one of Lake
county's earliest physicians.