Person:Joseph Warren (15)

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m. 29 MAY 1740
  1. Joseph Warren1741 - 1775
  2. Samuel Warren1742 - 1805
  3. Ebenezer Warren1748 - 1824
  4. John Warren1753 - 1815
m. 6 SEP 1764
Facts and Events
Name Joseph Warren
Gender Male
Birth? 11 Jun 1741 Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 6 SEP 1764 to Elizabeth Hooton
Death? 17 Jun 1775 Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United StatesBattle of Bunker Hill
Occupation? General


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Dr. Joseph Warren (June 11, 1741 – June 17, 1775) was an American doctor who played a leading role in American Patriot organizations in Boston in early days of the American Revolution, eventually serving as president of the revolutionary Massachusetts Provincial Congress. Warren enlisted Paul Revere and William Dawes on April 18, 1775, to leave Boston and spread the alarm that the British garrison in Boston was setting out to raid the town of Concord and arrest rebel leaders John Hancock and Samuel Adams. Warren participated in the next day's Battles of Lexington and Concord, which are commonly considered to be the opening engagements of the American Revolutionary War.

Warren had been commissioned a Major General in the colony's militia shortly before the June 17, 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill. Rather than exercising his rank, Warren served in the battle as a private soldier, and was killed in combat when British troops stormed the redoubt atop Breed's Hill. His death, immortalized in John Trumbull's painting, The Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker's Hill, June 17, 1775, galvanized the rebel forces, and he has been memorialized in many place names in the United States.

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References
  1.   Warren Family, pg 363-364, 1902.
  2.   Joseph Warren, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).