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Dr Joseph Warren
Birth: Jun. 11, 1741
Roxbury
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jun. 17, 1775
Charlestown
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA

Physician, Revolutionary War General and early American Patriot Leader. He was the son of Joseph Warren and Mary (Stevens) Warren. Joseph Warren Sr. was a respected farmer, who died while climbing a tree gathering apples in October 1755. His son, Joseph Warren Jr, graduated from Harvard in 1759 and then studied medicine with James Lloyd and opened his own practice in 1764. On September 6, 1764 he married Elizabeth Hooton; they would have five children: Joseph III, H.C., Richard, Elizabeth, and Mary. His beloved wife, Elizabeth, died on February 28, 1773, leaving him with five children to raise alone. In the early 1770s, he developed a close relationship with patriots Samuel Adams and Paul Revere, and was one of the original members of the patriotic organization, the Sons of Liberty. After the Boston Massacre in 1771, he was at every town meeting, arguing for the rights of Americans. In 1772 he made a speech for the second anniversary of the Boston Massacre. Warren wrote the Suffolk Resolves, which said that the citizens of Massachusetts would create a militia to protect the citizens, and that if General Thomas Gage (then Royal Military Governor of Massachusetts) was to arrest anyone for political reasons, the citizens militia would retaliate by seizing crown officials as hostages. The First Continental Congress approved the Suffolk Resolves, and directed that the colonies would support Massachusetts. On April 18, 1775, Warren sent Paul Revere and William Dawes to warn patriot leaders Samuel Adams and John Hancock, as well as call out the citizens' militia, that the British Army was marching from Boston to the towns of Lexington and Concord to seize arms and rebels. Warren was chosen the Provincial President and on June 14 he was chosen as the second Major General of Massachusetts Militia. At the Battle of Bunker Hill he led the militia and while rallying them during one of the British advances on the hill, he was killed when a musket ball hit him in the back of the head, and died instantly. After the battle when the British took the hill, his body was returned to his family for burial. (bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph Warren (1695 - 1755)
  Mary Stevens Warren (1713 - 1803)
 
 Children:
  Joseph Warren (____ - 1790)*
  Mary Warren Newcomb (1771 - 1826)*
 
 Sibling:
  Joseph Warren (1741 - 1775)
  John Warren (1753 - 1815)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Hills Cemetery and Crematory
Jamaica Plain
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Mount Warren Avenue
 
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Record added: Jun 13, 1998
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- Gathering Roots
 Added: Apr. 5, 2017

- j wyke
 Added: Jan. 22, 2017
My direct ancestor was also Richard Warren of the Mayflower. Joseph Warren was a Great Patriot and will never be forgotten. Rest in eternal peace.
- julie elwell groves
 Added: Jan. 1, 2017
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