Robert Treat Paine (North Carolina)

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Robert Treat Paine (February 18, 1812 – February 8, 1872) was an American planter, ship builder and lawyer from Edenton, North Carolina. He served as a Colonel of volunteers in the Mexican-American War and represented North Carolina in the U.S. Congress as a Know Nothing. He was educated at Washington College (now Trinity College).[1]

Paine moved to Texas in 1860 and resumed farming. He died in 1872 at Galveston and is buried in Prairie Lea Cemetery at Brenham, Texas.

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  1. ^ Dodge, Andrew; ], ed. under the direction of the Joint Committee on Printing ... Andrew R. Dodge ..., eds. in chief (2005). Biographical directory of the United States Congress : 1774 - 2005; the Continental Congress, Sept. 5, 1774 to Oct. 21, 1788, and the Congress of the United States from the First through the One Hundred Eighth Congresses, March 4, 1789 to Jan. 3, 2005 inclusive ([2005 ed., closing date of compilation, January 3, 2005] ed.). Washington, D.C.: U.S. G. P. O. ISBN 0-16-073176-3.