James Warren was born 28 September 1726 in Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, United States to James Warren (1700-1757) and Penelope Winslow (1704-1737) and died 1808 Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States of unspecified causes.


James Warren was the President of the Massachusetts Provincial Congress and a Paymaster General of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, among other positions. He is also famous as the husband of Mercy Otis Warren and for his outspoken courage as an Anti-Federalist. General James Warren is sometimes confused with the two other Massachusetts Revolutionaries, the brothers Joseph Warren and John Warren, but they were not at all closely related, merely had similar names and views.


Offspring of James Warren and Mercy Otis (1728-1814)
Name Birth Death Joined with
James Warren (1757-1821)
Winslow Warren (1759-1791)
Charles Warren (1762-1784)
Henry Warren (1764-1828)
George Warren (1766-1800)


Footnotes (including sources)

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  • GSMD Warren Silver book gives his birth date as 28 Sept. 1726.
  • Doty, Ethan Allen. The Doty-Doten Family in America. Brooklyn, NY: Published by the author, 1897.
  • Hill, Peter B. ed. Edward Doty of the Mayflower and His Descendants for Four Generations. Plymouth, MA: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1991.
  • Wikipedia:James Warren (politician)