Family Tree Tuesday – Paul Revere
Paul Revere was an American silversmith and patriot during the American Revolution and is remembered as having helped organize intelligence during the American Revolutionary War to keep watch on the British military.
As a messenger in the battles of Lexington and Concord, Revere’s name and his “Midnight Ride” are well-known in the United States as a patriotic symbol.
The poem has become one of the best known in American history and was memorized by generations of schoolchildren. Its famous opening lines are:
Listen, my children, and you shall hear
Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere,
On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-Five;
Hardly a man is now alive
Who remembers that famous day and year.
We wonder if anyone knew that Paul Revere is Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s second cousin once removed’s husband’s fourth cousin. Check out their relationship path here.
Also, don’t forget to check out the American Revolutionary War Project on Geni. You might be surprised to find out that your past is connected to someone in that project.