Joseph Warren Revere (businessman)

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Joseph Warren Revere (April 30, 1777 – October 11, 1868)[1] was the co-founder of the Revere Copper Company in Canton, Massachusetts in 1801 with his father, Paul Revere. He became president of the company when his father retired in 1811.[2] He was largely responsible for the success of the business,[3] in which he pioneered the technique of rolling copper into large sheets.[4]

Son of Paul and Rachel (Walker) Revere, he was born April 30, 1777 in Boston, Massachusetts. He married Mary Robbins, daughter of Edward Hutchinson and Elizabeth (Murray) Robbins, on April 16, 1821 in Milton, Massachusetts, and he died October 11, 1866 in Canton, Massachusetts.

Joseph and Mary Revere had eight children:

  • John Revere, born March 31, 1822 in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Joseph Revere, born July 6, 1823 in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Edward Hutchinson Robbins Revere, born July 23, 1827 in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Elizabeth Murray Revere, born December 6, 1828 in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Maria Amelia Revere, born December 6, 1828 in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Mary Josephine Revere, born July 2, 1830 in Milton, MA
  • Paul Joseph Revere, born September 10, 1832 in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jane Minot Revere, born June 20, 1834 in Boston, Massachusetts

Sons Edward Hutchinson Robbins Revere and Paul Joseph Revere were both members of the 20th Massachusetts Infantry during the Civil War; Edward, an assistant surgeon in the regiment was killed during the Battle of Antietam, and Joseph, a major in the regiment, received a mortal wound during the Battle of Gettysburg and died of his wound on July 4, 1863.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clarence Monroe Burton (1916). Manuscripts from the Burton Historical Collection. Collected and published by C.M. Burton. p. 49. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Randolph, Ryan P. (2002). Paul Revere and the Minutemen of the American Revolution. The Rosen Publishing Group. p. 94. ISBN 978-0-8239-5727-9. 
  3. ^ Forbes, Esther (1999). Paul Revere and the World He Lived in. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. p. 418. ISBN 978-0-618-00194-1. 
  4. ^ Clarence Monroe Burton, ed. (1916). Manuscripts from the Burton Historical Collection. 1. C.M. Burton. p. 49.