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Lewis Thornton Paine
Original name: Lewis Powell
Birth: Apr. 22, 1844
Randolph County
Alabama, USA
Death: Jul. 7, 1865
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Lincoln Assassination Conspirator. He fought at Gettysburg as a Confederate soldier. He was hanged for his involvement in the assassination of President Lincoln. Lewis tried to murder William H. Seward, Secretary of the State in the plot to kill Mr. Lincoln. Seward's son was nearly beaten to death by Lewis, and William Seward was stabbed several times in the face, both survived. Powell was originally buried at the execution site, but during the next twenty years his remains were moved and reburied several times. In 1885 his skull (identified by a broken jaw bone, the result of a kick from a mule during Powell's boyhood) turned up as specimen # 2244 in the Army Medical Museum located in Ford's Theatre. In 1898 the skull was turned over to the Smithsonian Anthropology Department. 
Family links: 
  George Cader Powell (1809 - 1881)
  Caroline Patience Powell (1811 - 1904)
  Lewis Thornton Paine (1844 - 1865)
  Lewis Thornton Powell (1844 - 1865)**
  Minerva Powell Hart (1849 - 1904)*
  Ann Judson Powell Hart (1850 - 1921)*
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Hanged 
Note: He was 6'1.5" tall and had black hair and blue eyes
Geneva Cemetery
Seminole County
Florida, USA
Plot: Grave is marked with Confederate military decorations
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Record added: Feb 27, 2000
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