Paul's Early Life
Paul Revere was born on January 1,1735. He is the son of Paul Revere (yes, his father's name is Paul Revere), a French immigrant that came to America to practice his trade; a metalsmith and goldsmith. Paul Revere was the first of seven children. Paul Revere was a dedicated artisan, but in 1754, when Paul was 19, his father passed away. Paul now had to take care of his mother and siblings. Plus in three years later, he would had his own family to take care of. In 1757, Paul married Sarah Orne. When Paul saw that his business wasn't doing so well, he decided to work as a courier in addition to a metalsmith. In 1773, two things happened. Paul remarried to Rachel Walker after Sarah Orne passed away. He also was party of the Boston Tea Party.
Paul Revere's Famous Midnight Ride
On the night of April 18, 1775, Paul Revere made history. Paul Revere's friend, Joseph Warren warned him that the British were coming. So then he spoke with Robert Newman. Then there were the famous saying comes in. "One if by land, two if by sea. Then Paul rode. He rode through present day Somerville, Medford, and Arlington. He warned the minutemen that "the regulars (British) are coming out". But he was caught and interrogated. Even though Revere was caught, some others rode to tell the news. Massachusetts was saved.
After the War
After the war, Paul opened up his silver/gold shop again, but when business wasn't doing good, he opened up a hardware store, brass and silver company, and a copper mill. Then trouble strikes. In the late 1780's, Paul Revere ran out of money. The problem was that the money didn't circulate. Thankfully, Alexander Hamilton stepped in and gave Revere some money. After that Paul Revere's companies prospered. Revere died on May 10, 1818 at the age of 83 in his house in Boston.