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William Dawes Jr.

 
 
William Dawes Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
1. William Dawes Jr. Marker
Inscription.
Patriot, Son of Liberty,
and first messenger sent by
Warren from Boston to Lexington
on the night of April 18-19 1775
to warn Hancock and Adams
of the coming of the British troops.
Born April 6 1745
Died February 25 1799

Placed by the
Massachusetts Society
Sons of the Revolution
April 19, 1899

 
Erected 1899 by Massachusetts Society Sons of the Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 42° 21.495′ N, 71° 3.592′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker can be reached from Tremont Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located in King’s Chapel Burial Ground. Marker is in this post office area: Boston MA 02108, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pilgrims and Patriots (here, next to this marker); Welcome to King’s Chapel Burying Ground (a few steps from this marker); The First Governor (a few steps from this marker); King’s Chapel Burial Ground (a few steps from this marker); The Ice King, the Castle Captain, and the She-Merchant
Grave of William Dawes Jr. image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
2. Grave of William Dawes Jr.
William Dawes was the "other man" who rode along with Paul Revere on the night of April 18, 1775 to warn of the approaching British troops. Dawes took the longer overland route to Lexington, while Revere took the shorter route originating across the Charles River.
(a few steps from this marker); Life and Death in Colonial Boston (within shouting distance of this marker); King’s Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); Benjamin Franklin (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Boston.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Take a tour of the markers found in King’s Chapel Burying Ground.
 
Also see . . .  The Midnight Ride of William Dawes?. (Submitted on May 7, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesNotable Persons
 
King’s Chapel Burial Ground image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
3. King’s Chapel Burial Ground
The William Dawes Jr. marker is located within King’s Chapel Burial Ground, along the route of Boston's Freedom Trail.
Hancock-Clarke House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
4. Hancock-Clarke House
John Hancock and Samuel Adams were at this house in Lexington when William Dawes and Paul Revere came to warn them that the Regulars were on their way.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,155 times since then and 84 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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