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Transcribed biography of Hamilton A. K. Paine

HAMILTON A. K. PAINE was born in Painesville, Lake Co., Oho, October 22, 1813, and is a son of Asahel K. and Frances (Jones) Paine; his father was born in 1790, in Seneca county, N. Y., being the first white child within a circuit of eighty miles; his mother was a native of Berkshire county, Mass., born April 7, 1791, and came with her parents to what is no Lake County, Ohio, when but sixteen years old. They lived there until 1833; then came to Indiana, locating in what is now Jackson Township, and building the first cabin here, which still stands as a relic of the early times. Asahel K. Paine devoted his life to clearing and improving the land, and died In May, 1870; his wife died September 30, 1872. H. A. K. Paine after receiving a common school education, became a farmer - an occupation he has since followed, having now 115 acres. In Politics he is a firm Republican. His grandfathers on both sides, were Revolutionary soldiers; he is a pioneer of Porter County, having come to the county in 1834, when the only neighbors were friendly Indians.

Source: Goodspeed, Weston A., and Charles Blanchard. 1882. Counties of Porter and Lake, Indiana: Historical and Biographical, Illustrated. Chicago, Illinois: F. A. Battey & Company. 771 p.
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