Paul Revere

The third of thirteen children of Apollos DeRevoire, a French Huguenot silversmith from the Isle of Guernsey, Paul followed in his father’s craftsman footsteps. In the years leading up to Independence, throughout the war, and deep into the “Federal Period,” Paul Revere probably accomplished more in life than any two others of the founding fathers. Yet, he would be a relatively unknown figure had not the New England poet William Wordsworth immortalized him in a poem in 1863, “Paul Revere’s Ride.”