| || Notes for Deacon John Paine:|
Ref; Genealogies of Mayflower Families, 1500s-1800s- Cd 171
Deacon John Paine was admitted a freeman at Eastman, June, 1690. He was Selectman for five years, and Clerk from 1703 to 1729. Deacon Paine wasTreasurer of Eastman form 1709 to 1730, and a Representative to the General Court at Boston in 1703, 1709, 1714, 1716, 1718,1724 and 172 5. He was often chosen as agent by the Town to transact important business, and was frequently called upon as arbitrator to settle land and other disputes throughout the county. He was Deacon of the Church Eastman.
His famous diary, extending over a period from 1695-1717, is still extant.
By Trade he was a "Whale Boat builder"
Ref;Genealogies of Mayflower Families , 1500s- 1800s- C D. 171, FTM
Ref; Paine Family Records, 1833, 2:56. By; H.D. Paine
Ref; AFN; H08D-RX
Ref;The Complete Mayflower Descendant, Disk1, FTM, CD#203, As Mercy Prence and Hannah Prence were daughters of Gov. Thomas Prence by his forst wife Patience Brewster (Elder William,1) , all of Deacon John Paine's descendants can claim Mayflower descent form both Elder Brewster and Stephen Hopkins.