Paine, John G.

Born: 1817 Illinois

Flourished: Springfield, Illinois

Paine lived in Sangamon County, Illinios, as early as 1844. He settled with his family in Springfield, where he was a chair and cabinet maker. He was also active in local Whig politics. In 1860, he owned $1,200 worth of real estate.

Grubb v. Ide, Martha L. Benner and Cullom Davis et al., eds., The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition, 2d edition (Springfield: Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 2009), http://www.lawpracticeofabrahamlincoln.org/Details.aspx?case=139099; “Whig City Meeting”; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Sangamon County, IL, 89; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Sangamon County, IL, 88.