Paul Revere - Born in Boston's North End in December, 1734, Paul Revere was the son of Apollos Rivoire, a French Huguenot (Protestant) immigrant, and Deborah Hichborn, daughter of a local artisan family. Rivoire, who changed his name to Paul Revere some time after immigrating, was a goldsmith and eventually the head of a large household. Paul Revere was the second of at least 9, possibly as many as 12 children and the eldest surviving son.
The Boston massacre was one of the most critical events that led the colonies of America to revolt against King George III. The Captain that was present and 8 of the soldiers were arrested and tried. The defender of the soldiers was none other than, John Adams, founding father and future President of the United States. He was hesitant but believed everyone deserved a fair trial convincing the jury that were afraid for their life.
Sybil Ludington (1761-1839) A young American patriot, Sybil Ludington is the female counterpart to the more famous Paul Revere. Born in 1761 in Connecticut, Ludington was the eldest of twelve children. Soon after her birth, her family settled in Dutchess County, New York. In addition to being a farmer, Ludington’s father held various positions within the small town and served in the military for over sixty years.