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Dr Joseph Warren

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Birth
Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death
17 Jun 1775 (aged 34)
Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial
Jamaica Plain, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot
Section 2, Mount Warren Avenue
Memorial ID
3066 View Source

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, 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 instantly when a musket ball hit him in the back of the head. After the battle when the British took the hill, his body was returned to his family for burial.

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, 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 instantly when a musket ball hit him in the back of the head. 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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  • Added: 12 Jun 1998
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 3066
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/3066/joseph-warren: accessed ), memorial page for Dr Joseph Warren (11 Jun 1741–17 Jun 1775), Find a Grave Memorial ID 3066, citing Forest Hills Cemetery and Crematory, Jamaica Plain, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave .