About Robert (the elder) Paine
i. Robert Paine, b. May 14, 1770; d. July 28, 1798, unmarried. graduate of Harvard College, 1789.
- Robert's brother Thomas legally changed his own name to his deceased brother Robert after his brother died, in honor of his father*
Poet and critic - Read complete biography in "American Authors 1600-1900" by Kunitz and Haycraft;publisher is The H.W.Wilson Company, New York - Richard Blunk