David Fischer: "Five months later [after Sarah's death] Paul Revere married Rachel Walker, a lively young woman of good family, eleven years his junior. According to family tradition they met in the street near his shop. It was a love match. Paul Revere wrote poetry to his wife -- 'the fair one who is closest to my heart.' A draft of one love poem survives incongruously on the back of a bill for 'mending a spoon.' Rachel returned his affection."
Source: David Hackett Fischer. Paul Revere's Ride. 1995. pg. 15.
Esther Forbes: "Probably it was the attraction of Paul himself that made Rachel go with him, but the story is that it was pity for poor Isanna that made her stay that evening, and soon return to stay for good. She was a kind and much-loved woman. The marriage of these two seems to have been one of those perfect adjustments between two personalities. They were destined to years of mutual confidence, respect, and love ... One feels that nothing could quite defeat or break the spirit of Rachel Walker. She was as good a stepmother as she was a wife, but one one rode over he roughshod."
Source: Esther Forbes. Paul Revere and the World He Lived In. 1999. pgs. 185-186.
"On the day of Revere's ride his wife, Rachael, had become concerned over his absence. Fearing the worst, she contacted Benjamin Church who was a member of the Sons of Liberty and gave him 125 pounds to see if he could locate Paul and deliver the money. She probably thought that Paul could use the money to bribe his way out if he had been arrested. A short time later Revere arrived home."
Source: "Facts About Paul Revere You May Have Not Known." Paul-Revere-Heritage.com.
Paul in a letter to Rachel in 1778: "It is very irksome to be separated from her whom I so tenderly love, and from my little Lambs; but were I at home I should want to be here. It seems as if half Boston was here. I hope the affair will soon be settled; I think it will not be long first. I trust that Allwise being who has protected me will still protect me, and send me safely to the Arms of her whom it is my greatest happiness to call my own."
Source: Charles Gettemy. "The True Story of Paul Revere." EarlyAmerica.com.