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Robert Treat Paine
Birth: Feb. 18, 1812
Edenton
Chowan County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Feb. 8, 1872
Galveston
Galveston County
Texas, USA

US Congressman. After graduating from Washington (now Trinity College) in Hartford, Connecticut, he studied law and was admitted to the North Carolina bar. He owned and operated shipyards and engaged in the shipping business. He served as colonel of a North Carolina regiment during the Mexican War and was War Governor of Monterrey, Mexico, in 1846. After the war he was a member of the Mexican Claims Commission. In 1854 he was elected to Congress from North Carolina as the candidate of the American Party, where he served a single term, from 1855 to 1857. He moved to Texas in 1860, where he engaged in agricultural pursuits until his death in Galveston. (bio by: Garver Graver) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Penelope Lavinia Benbury Paine (1815 - 1860)*
 
 Children:
  Sarah Elizabeth Paine Thompson (1836 - 1902)*
 
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Burial:
Prairie Lea Cemetery
Brenham
Washington County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section 3, Range 1
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Garver Graver
Record added: Jun 22, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38636889
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