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(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. Paulís mother is Deborah Hitchbourn. Deborah
was the daughter of a well-to-do Artisan family.
Paul Revere was taught his fathers trade in his early teens.
While he was still a young man he got a great reputation as a
designer and a elegant silverware maker. Paul went to the North
Writing (Grammar) School. At the school he learned to read well
enough to understand a book and also understand the
newspaper. He learned to write reasonably well. Paul was 19
when his father died and the year was 1754.
Paul Revere was a silversmith and a American
Revolutionary Patriot. He 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
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 Paul had began experimenting with engraving on
copper and he produced several portraits and a songbook.
He also made seals, coats of arms, and bookplates. Paul
began to execute engravings which were anti-British. In
1768 he undertook dentistry and produced dental devices.
In that same year he made one of the most famous
pieces of American Colonial silver - the bowl commissioned
by the fifteen sons of Liberty.
After the war Paul operated as a Brass foundry and he
manufactured sheet copper at Canton, besides him
continuing his successful trade as a silversmith. In 1770
it was the year of his most famous engraving, that was
also the year of the Boston Massacre.
At age 21 Paul joined the British in a successful attack
on the French Fort at Crown Point, New York. Once he
wanted to serve in the Continental Army but, he was
assigned to do civilian work. Paul also served in the local
Paul made wonderful things out of copper and silver.
Some stuff that he made were engraved seals, coats of
arms, bookplates, produced portraits, and a songbook, plus
he made silverware. In 1792 he opened a foundry to cast
cannon and bells. At the age of 65 he learned how to roll
sheet copper. He was the first man in the United States to
do this. His copper sheets were used to resheathe the
bottom of the constitution (" Old Ironsides").
Paul served in many different things like the army and
the militia, but he also served as a lieutenant at Colonel
in Massachusetts state training of Artillery and he was a
commander at the Castle Island in Boston Harbor. He also
served as a major of militia in Boston after the British
had withdrew in 1776. Paulís father undistinguished a
military career and ended up with the failed Penobscot
Paul Revere kept on making silver for a long time, and he
retired in 1811 at the age of seventy six ( 76). He left his
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