Paul Revere

portrait of Paul Revere c. 1768, by John Singleton Copley, oil on canvas, located at Carolyn A. and Peter S. Lynch Gallery (Revolutionary Boston) – 132

Date of Birth: January 1, 1735 (O.S.: December 21, 1734)

Place of Birth: North End, Boston, Massachusetts Bay, British America

Date of Death: May 10, 1818

Place of Death: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

*French Huguenot (father)
*English (mother)

Paul Revere was an American silversmith, engraver, and industrialist. He was a Patriot in the American Revolution, known for alerting the Colonial militia about the imminent arrival of the British militia, in 1775, before the battles of Lexington and Concord.

Paul was the son of Deborah (Hitchbourn/Hitchborn) and Apollos Rivoire/Revere. His father was French, born in Riocaud, Gironde, Aquitaine, France. His mother was American, born in Boston, of English descent. Paul was married to Sarah Orne, until her death, and then to Rachel Walker, until her death. He had eight children with Sarah and eight children with Rachel.

Paul was said to be a direct ancestor of actress Anne Revere.

Paul’s paternal grandfather was Isaac Rivoire (the son of Jean Rivoire and Magdeleine Malapougne). Isaac was born in Riqcaud, France. Jean was the son of Jean Rivoire and Sarra Frassineau.

Paul’s paternal grandmother was named Serenne Lambert.

Paul’s maternal grandfather was named Thomas Hitchbourn/Hitchborn/Hichborn (the son of Thomas Hitchbourn/Hitchborn/Hichborn and Ruth). Paul’s grandfather Thomas was born in Massachusetts. Paul’s great-grandfather Thomas was born in Lincolnshire, England, the son of David Hitchbourn/Hitchborn/Hichborn and Catherine.

Paul’s maternal grandmother was Frances Patteshall/Pattishall (the daughter of Richard Patteshall/Pattishall and Martha Woody). Frances was born in Massachusetts. Richard was the son of Edmund Pattishall and Martha Denham, who were born in London, England. Paul’s great-grandmother Martha was the daughter of Richard Woody/Woodde, Jr., who was born in Surrey, England, and of Frances Dexter, whose own parents were English, from Leicestershire.

Sources: Genealogy of Paul Revere –

Genealogy of Paul Revere (focusing on his mother’s side) –

2 Responses

  1. jonasbttencourt says:

    looks like the villain from the first Shrek movie imao

  2. gamer20 says:


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