Biography of Eli Paine
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Paine, Eli, was a native of Otsego county, and was a pioneer in Barre, he having settled in the town about 1814, at what is now called Sheldon's Corners (now in Albion). After living some time in this vicinity Mr. Paine purchased the farm now owned by his son, Corydon D. Paine, where he lived and died. At Phelps Eli Paine married Mary Barber, and they had one child, Corydon D. Eli Paine died in 1863, his wife in 1861. Corydon D. Paine, who is recognized as one of Barre's most thrifty farmers, and one of the leading men of the town as well, was born June 29, 1823. He has always been a farmer, yet early in his life he taught a winter school. On June 18, 1850, he married Nancy Caroline, daughter of Col. Elisha Wright, and they have had six children; Helen A., wife of A. D. Bannister; Cyene A., wife of F. D. Hill; Emory C. of Barre; Luella C., wife of H. L. Cloak; C. Estelle, who died in childhood, and Fletcher W., now living at home. Although a lifelong resident of Barre and a man deeply interested in public affairs, Mr. Paine has never sought political office. He is a Republican, was originally a Whig. He is a prominent member of the W. Barre M. E. Church, in which he has held all the society offices, was choristor thirty years, and has been superintendent of the Sunday school. Mr. Paine was formerly connected with the Albion M. E. Church.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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