[Wait, That’s Impossible]: Rachel Walker Paul Revere


Who Was Rachel Walker Paul Revere?

Rachel Walker Paul Revere was the wife of Paul Revere, one of the founding fathers of the United States of America.

She was the second wife of Paul Revere. After his first wife, Sarah Orne’s death he married Rachel Walker.

For the very first time, Paul and Rachel met in Boston; in the year 1773, shortly after Sarah’s death.

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They saw each other in a street in Boston city, while Paul was returning home from his shop.

After that, their relationship grew up.

Finally, they got married in the same year in 1773; the wedding date was 10th October.

Their married life lasted till her death in 1813.

Rachel and Paul birth to a total of eight children, among whom 3 died in infancy.

Not only that but she also had to take care of his first wife’s six children (a total of eight; but two died).  

From this perspective, she had a great contribution to Paul’s successful life.

[Interesting Fact: It Sounds Impossibly Crazy, But The Fact Is Paul Revere Had In Total of 16 Children]


What Are The Names of Rachel Walker And Paul Revere’s Children?

  • Joshua Revere (1774)
  • John Revere (1776)
  • Joseph Warren Revere (1777)
  • Lucy Revere (1780)
  • Harriet Revere (1783)
  • John Revere (1783)
  • Maria Revere (1785)
  • John Revere (1787)

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Early Life And Death

In 1745 on 27th December, Rachel Walker was born in Suffolk, Boston city, Massachusetts province.

Her father’s name was Richard Walker and her mother’s name was Rachel Carlisle Walker.

Living a successful marriage life of 40 years with Paul, she died at age sixty-eight in 1813.

Her death’s cause was Biliary Colic health issue.


A Few Facts About Rachel Walker And Paul Revere

1. Did you know? Along with being one of the greatest founding fathers of the United States of America, Paul Revere was also an outstanding goldsmith in his life. His contribution to America’s decorative arts is still remembered by people.

2. Did you know? When Paul Revere was so busy in the American Revolution, Rachel Walker was so concerned about his health and security.

Because after his famous midnight ride, the British authority forbade his arrival in Boston.

Once she sent 125 pounds to Paul through a person, named Dr. Benjamin Church. Dr. Benjamin Church served as a surgeon of Continental militias.

3. Did you know? During the midnight ride on 18th April 1775, Paul Revere never shouted the famous line “British Are Coming”.

After the 13 colonies’ independence, some writers added this line after his name for showing respect for his patriotism.

4. Rachel And Paul’s daughter Maria Revere married Joseph Balestier.

Joseph Balestier was the first United States consul in Rhiau and Singapore.

In 1843 Maria and Joseph donated Revere Bell to St. Andrew’s Church.

5. Did you know? Paul Revere was the main person, who broadly influenced colonists’ opinion after the Boston Massacre in 1770.

He did it through his famous painting “bloody massacre in king street”.


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