Grandma's Cabin, Genealogy by Nancy Machuga


Hyde County, N.C.

Francis Midgette Paine was born 5 July 1826, a son of Richard Sanderson Paine and Esther Midgette  Paine, his wife

Rebecca Meekins Paine was born 4 February 1826, a daughter of Jeremiah Meekins and  Rebecca Midgette Meekins, his wife


        1.   Sanderson Paine: born 29 April 1845
        2.   Emily Frances Paine: born 9 February 1847
        3.   Cornelius Paine: born 7 December 1848
        4.   Esther M. Paine: born 4 January 1851
        5.   Loudisa O. Paine: born 2 March 1853
        6.   Francis Midgette Paine, Jr.: born 8 July 1855, drowned
        7.   William James Paine: born25 February 1858
        8.   Rebecca Paine: born 25 December 1860
        9.   Jeremiah Daniel Paine: born 8 September 1863
      10.   Riley Murray Paine: born 26 March 1867, died13 January 1895

Alvin Leman Castevens Hazen, born 15 November 1892 at Rodanthe, N.C., a son of Samuel Reuel Hazen and Rebecca Paine Hazen always stated there was Native American blood in his ancestry.  He claimed the ancestors were of the Cheraw, nowadays Lumbee, Nation.  This is a Native group that is known for its blue eyes and light complexions.   The  Paine/Payne family claims it is in a line of descent from Henry Paine of the “Lost Colony” fame.

There is an area in North Carolina’s mainland called “Beechland”.   Nearly 200 years ago it was found the people living in this area spoke an old Elizabethan dialect, buried their dead in riven coffins, had stairs with risers and had blue eyes.

Several generations are missing between the Henry Paine of the “Lost Colony” and the first known Paine man who was an ancestor of Francis Midgette Paine.  Francis was a son of a George Paine who, in turn, was a son of an earlier George Paine.

There is a Paine/Payne DNA project which recently did find a descendant of Francis Midgette Paine who shared a common ancestor from England before the year 1600.  It is speculated the N.C. Paines/Paynes and a similarly named family of England are cousins.  The connection would, most likely be, Henry of the Lost Colony of Roanoke.

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