Paul Revere1



Paul Revere was a man of many talents, a “Jack Of All Trades” if you will. Patriot, silversmith, engraver, and republican, he was destined to be a hero.
Born to parents Apollos De Rivoire, a French Huguenot, and Deborah Hitchbourn, Paul Revere came into the world on January 1, 1735 in Boston Massachusetts. Clark’s Wharf is where the Reveres resided now. The third born of eight children Revere learned early the lesson of perseverance, a lesson that would be an important in his later life, Revere would need to keep on going no mater what obstacles appeared in his way. Revere attended school in Boston where he got a sufficient education as well as in the shop with his father and the wharves of where he lived.
As Revere grows in age he upholds many different jobs, including being a bell ringer for Christ’s Church, an Episcopal parish. Around the time of Reveres newly found job the first indications of the Revolutionary War were be gossiped about around the town. On the Sunday morning in which he was to toll the bell of Christ’s church a young boy heard the first gun of the revolution. Revere didn’t know this yet but his honorable duty lay within that revolution.
On the twenty-second day of July, 1754 Reveres father died in his sleep. He was buried in the Old Granary. Paul was very distraught over losing his father. They were close, more like friends than father and son. After his fathers death Paul became the man of the house. He had to take on more responsibilities and work harder to support his large family. After a while the stress was weighing him down and it was probably some sort relief when he went to fight the French. In 1756 he returned.
On August 4, 1757 Paul Revere married Sara Orne, or a Revere referred to her “Sary”. After some years of marriage Revere thinks it’s time for something new so he joins the masons, where he meets James Otis and Joseph Warren both men whom are of importance to him. In 1761 the year James Otis made his famous speech to Revere it would be know as the year that he fought his cousin Francis husband. The reasons why these two young men fought are not known but are probably logical considering that Revere was not the brawling type. All the while Revere is still making silver.
Smallpox strikes the Reveres household as well as the rest of Boston. Paul Revere loved his children and couldn’t bear the fact of losing them. He called them his little lambs. Luckily none of them died nor did Sara.
Pope day of this year, November 5 1764, got out of hand and riots were started. Many were killed and brutally maimed. Revere was outraged over this, but this was the last completely unrestrained old-fashioned pope day in Boston. Times were rough now for the Reveres, with five children to support Revere is forced to take up new traded to make ends meat. He joins the sundry clubs, revolutionary in character, tries his skills in engraving and dentistry, but still does best as a silversmith.
On Friday, September 30. 1768 the ships of war were sent from England, they were anchored and harbored on all sides of the town. Fighting drove on and years later a bloody battle on king street lead to an engraving done by Revere that would be remembered forever.
In April of 1770, Paul Revere decided it’s time for him and his family to move from Clark’s Wharf to North Square. A farm, soon the Revere family would acquire mare, sheep, and livestock. Life was good at their new establishment but now a terror crept up again. It was May 3,1773 when Sary died, Paul was heart broken. His true love gone ,and him left to raise eight children alone. She was buried in the Old Granary.
As shocking as it is Revere marries quite quickly after the sudden death of Sary. On September 23, 1773, Revere marries Rachel Walker. In November of the same year Paul takes his first ride in pride of his country. Him and five others were chosen to ride to neighboring seaports to worn that they might try to unload