. . . means more than a blood-line. Dr. Warren
              touched many lives, as a doctor, as a patriot, as a
                          friend. His legacy lived on in children named after him. 


Joseph Warren Revere

Born April 30, 1777


Died October 12, 1868

Four of Paul Revere’s descendants were named after Dr. Joseph Warren. 

Paul Revere and his wife Rachel named one of their sons, Joseph Warren Revere. 

Warren & Revere were fellow masons, political allies & friends. Both men lost their fathers as teenagers, both had suffered the loss of a child, & both of their wives died within the same week.

It was Dr. Warren who sent Revere and Dawes on their famous “midnight ride”.

In 1801 Paul Revere and his son Joseph founded the Revere Cooper Company in Canton, Massachusetts.  In 1804, Paul Revere sent his son to England to learn the details of copper 

sheet rolling. Joseph Warren Revere became president of the company in 1811.


His son Joseph Warren Revere, Jr. was born July 6, 1823 but died at the age of 6 in 1860.

Dr. John Revere 1787-1847, the youngest son of Paul Revere was a physician, graduated from Harvard and a Professor of Theory and Medicine at New York University. He named his son Joseph Warren Revere 1812-1880. 

General Joseph Warren Revere was a grandson of Paul Revere. He is best known for being a Union Brigadier General during the American Civil War. He saw action at Fredericksburg & Chancellorsville. He was court martialed and dismissed from the service in May 1863 for alleged misconduct at Chancellorsville. President Lincoln annulled the sentence and accepted Revere’s resignation on Sept. 10, 1864.

Joseph Warren Thacher

Born July 4, 1775

Malden, MA


Died March 19, 1809  

Little Compton, Rhode Island

Rev Peter Thacher (1752-1802) named his son in honor of Dr. Joseph Warren.

As a young man in 1772 , living in Boston, he heard Dr. Warren deliver an oration in commemoration of the massacre perpetrated on this day two years earlier. In his diary of this event, he relates an interesting story about the weather conditions on that day, “came home in a most violent storm of snow which was so deep I was forced to leave my chaise at Charlestown & borrow a slay & it was so drifted by Mr. Hallowells I was forced to untackle the sleigh & let the Horse come home & .....y sleigh in the road”

There is little known beyond this about Joseph Warren Thacher, but how powerful & moving was Dr. Warren's oration that a young man would never forget & name a son is his honor.