General Joseph Warren was born in Roxbury Massachusetts on June 11, 1741 and graduated Harvard University in 1759. Joseph Warren was a physician and an able orator, and he became a member of the Boston Committee of Correspondence in 1772.
Joseph Warren was a true revolutionary, constantly speaking of independence from Great Britain, and was the most popular rebel of his time. At a time when other revolutionaries left Boston for the countryside, Joseph Warren stayed in town to continue his agitation for independence. General Warren was killed in action at the Battle of Breeds Hill, on June 16, 1775.
At the time the village was formed in May of 1854, the name Warren was synonymous with bravery and independence. The General Warren Emergency Company #2 to this day is proud to bear the name of such a true revolutionary.