Gideon Paine

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Gideon Paine, son of John Paine and Elizabeth Belcher, was born probably shortly before his baptism at Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, 10 October 1703.1,2 He died at Smithfield, Providence Co., Rhode Island, 7 January 1756.3,4

Gideon married Rebecca Corp, daughter of John Corp and Patience (…), at Providence, Providence Co., Rhode Island, 14 November 1725.5,3

He was of Providence when he bought 121 1/2 acres in Smithfield from Jeremiah Brown for 630 pounds current money.6

Gideon left a will dated 29 May 1754, and proved 19 January 1756 naming:
Wife Rebecca
Sons Gideon and John, William, & Joseph all under 21
Daughters Mercey Phillips, Freelove Phillips, Zalina Kempton
Two young daughters Urania & Sarah (under 18)
Rebecca named sole executor.7


Rebecca Corp b. say 1706, d. 23 Jun 1757
  • Mercy Paine8 b. say 1726
  • Freelove Paine8 b. say 1728
  • Zebina "Sabina" Paine8 b. say 1732
  • Gideon Paine8 b. say 1734
  • John Paine8 b. say 1736, d. bt 1754 - 1756
  • William Paine+3 b. say 1738, d. bef. 1793
  • Joseph Paine8 b. say 1740, d. bt 1754 - 1757
  • Urania Paine8 b. say 1742
  • Sarah Paine8 b. say 1744
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  1. [S1113] H. D. Paine, Paine Family Records: A Journal of Genealogical and Biographical Information Respecting the American Families of Payne, Paine, Payn, etc. (New York: p.p., 1880), 22, further cited as Paine, Paine Family Records.
  2. [S1114] Elisha L. Turner, "Baptisms, From Rehoboth Church Records," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 15 (Jan 1861): 66-72, at 69, further cited as Turner, "Rehoboth Baptisms."
  3. [S547] Lewis Cass Aldrich and George S. Conover, History of Ontario County, New York: With Illustrations and Family Sketches of Some of the Prominent Men and Families (Syracuse, New York: D. Mason, 1893), 139-141, further cited as Aldrich and Conover, Ontario Co. History.
  4. [S1115] Melinde Lutz Sanborn, "Smithfield, Rhode Island Death Records Culled From Probates," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 146 (Oct 1992): 343-351, at 348, further cited as Sanborn, "Smithfield Death Records."
  5. [S602] James N. Arnold, Vital Record of Rhode Island. 1636-1850: First Series: Births, Marriages and Deaths. A Family Register for the People, 21 vols. (Providence, Rhode Island: Narragansett Historical Publishing, 1891-1912), 2:1:143, 90, town record 1:45, further cited as Arnold, Vital Record of Rhode Island.
  6. [S1127] Smithfield, Rhode Island (now at Central Falls), Deeds 1731-1874, 1:417, FHL microfilm 959544, further cited as Smithfield Deeds.
  7. [S1128] Smithfield, Rhode Island (now at Central Falls), Probate records, 1733-1917, 2:186, FHL microfilm 959526 #2, further cited as Smithfield Probate.
  8. [S1119] William B. Browne, "William B. Browne Collection", Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Paine Family Genealogy Notes, further cited as Browne, "Browne Collection."