Thomas Paine, Father of the American Revolution, 1737-1809, author of Common Sense and The Age of Reason. The Thomas Paine Monument located at his farm in New Rochelle NY was constructed over his empty, robbed and desecrated grave in 1839. The body is missing. Continued vandalism has continued over the years by Paine's detractors as well as souvenir hunters and the structure has been restored several times. Paine also had property in Bordentown, NJ, and lived there for a number of years.