Paul Revere (1735 - 1818)


Paul Revere was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He was born on
January 1,1735. Little did he know that he would become a great
silversmith and a very famous person. Paul was the second child out of 12
other children. He was also the eldest son. He got a wonderful reputation
at a very young age.

Paul Reveres father was Apollos Rivoire, he was a Huguenot
(Protestant). His religious beliefs were not tolerated in France. In 1716
he emigrated to America. He served as a apprentice silversmith in Boston.
He also opened his own shop. To make his name easier to pronounce he
changed his name to Paul Revere. Paul's mother is Deborah Hitchbourn.
Deborah was the daughter of a well-to-do Artisan ...

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also made artificial teeth, surgical instruments, and engraved printing
plates. Paul also made printed money for Massachusetts Congress and he
designed the first official seal for the United colonies as well as the
seal which is used by Massachusetts. He established a gun powder mill at
Canton, Massachusetts.. The year of his most famous engraving was the year
of the Boston Massacre.

Paul got married to Sarah Orne in the summer of 1757(August 17,1757).
They had 8 lovely children. They were boys and girls. When she died in 1773,
Paul married Rachel Walker and had eight children with here also, but
five of the children died in infancy. When Rachel and his son which is
also named Paul died in 1813, he had sadness and grief other than being
healthy.

When tension developed between the colonies and the mother country
after the end of the Seven Years War group of artisans who
identified themselves with the critics of the policies of the Mother
Country.

In 1765 ...

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