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James Warren
Birth: 1726
Plymouth
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Nov. 28, 1808
Plymouth
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA

Revolutionary War Continental Major General. He served in the Lower House of the Massachusetts General Court and the Provincial Congress (1766 to 1778), as President of the Provincial Congress (1778), Speaker of the House of Representatives in the General Court (1775 to 1776), and as Paymaster General of the Continental Army (1776 to 1781). The General Court appointed him a Major General in September 1776, for the campaign in Rhode Island, but he refused to serve under a junior officer, so he claimed an illness so he did not have to report for duty. Warren resigned his commission in 1777 from commanding troops in the field. He did remain the Paymaster General for the Army most of the war, having a close working relationship with General George Washington. A descendant of Mayflower passenger (1620), Richard Warren, he graduated from Harvard in 1745, and began his political career in 1757, upon the death of his father. He assumed the duties of Plymouth County Sheriff and was elected in his own right. He married the sister of the famous Revolutionary, James Otis, Mercy Otis in 1754. He suffered politically after the war by being political enemies with the powerful John Hancock. He also grew apart from the positions of John and Samuel Adams as the leaders began forming the new government. He and his wife Mercy, strongly believed many of the beliefs which were the roots of the revolution, were being lost as the leaders formalized the government. Hancock used his power to prevent Warren from being elected to office, including Lieuteant Govenor of Massachusetts. Warren was 82 when he passed away in his hometown of Plymouth. (bio by: Bruce) 
 
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 Parents:
  James Warren (1700 - 1757)
  Penelope Winslow Warren (1704 - 1737)
 
 Spouse:
  Mercy Otis Warren (1728 - 1814)
 
 Children:
  Winslow Warren (1759 - 1791)*
 
 Siblings:
  James Warren (1726 - 1808)
  Sarah Warren Sever (1730 - 1797)*
  Josiah Warren (1735 - 1735)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Burial Hill
Plymouth
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: #A68
 
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Originally Created by: Bruce
Record added: Aug 13, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9311855
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