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Catharine Paine Blaine
Birth: Dec. 14, 1829
Amenia
Dutchess County
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 9, 1908
Seattle
King County
Washington, USA

According to family record:

Born to: Thomas Paine
and Louisa (Ingraham) Paine.

Married: David Edwards Blaine, on 8/6/1853 in Seneca Falls, NY.

Catharine, was the first school teacher in Seattle. Her husband, David, was the first resident Methodist minister in Seattle.

Catharine Paine lived in Seneca Falls NY, not far from Elizabeth Cady Staton. Catharine attended the historic 1848 Seneca Falls meeting that sparked the women's suffrage movement. Attendees of the meeting signed the "Declaration of Sentiment" a document written by Stanton. Catharine is believed to be the youngest signer. Despite her young age at this meeting, she died before women gained the right to vote.

In 1852 Catharine taught Sunday School where it is believed she came to know her husband to be, David Edwards Blaine. They married in 1853 and set off for Seattle, arriving in 1853. They arrived in Seattle in 1853.

Family tradition says that their son, John Jefferson Blaine, was the first white boy born in Seattle. The family remained in Seattle, until they moved to Oregon in 1856.

From Oregon they moved back to their home in Seneca Falls, NY. David was a pastor for a number of churches in New York and in Pennsylvania. Later they returned to Seattle, where they remained for the rest of their lives.

The letters Catharine wrote home from her early days in Seattle survived and were published by her son, Edward Linn Blaine. These letters provided historians one of the earliest and detailed accounts of early Seattle Pioneer experience.


Children:
John Jefferson Blaine
Edward Linn Blaine
Martha Louise (Blaine) White

Siblings:

John L. Paine (B:1830)
Mary Paine (B: 825)M: George Dillabaugh
Ann Paine (B:1827) M: Aaron Larzelere
John L Paine (B:1830)
Harriet Paine (B:1834)
Thomas Paine (B:1837) M: Anne Cease
Diana Lilly Paine (Died 1852) 
 
Burial:
Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Seattle
King County
Washington, USA
Plot: Blaine Family Plot
 
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Record added: Apr 02, 2006
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Catharine <i>Paine</i> Blaine
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You would be proud to know the impact and legacy that you left. You are not forgotten. You will never be forgotten. Your GG granddaughter
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