Edward Payson (c.1783 - c.1827)

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Birthplace: Rindge, New Hampshire, United States
Death: Died in Portland, Maine, United States
Managed by: Doug Robinson
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Edward Payson (1783-1827), American Congregational preacher, was born on 25 July 1783 at Rindge, New Hampshire, where his father, Seth Payson (1758-1820), was pastor of the Congregational Church. His uncle, Phillips Payson (1736-1801), pastor of a church in Chelsea, Massachusetts, was a physicist and astronomer. Edward Payson graduated at Harvard in 1803, was then principal of a school at Portland, Maine, and in 1807 became junior pastor of the Congregational Church at Portland, where he remained, after 1811, as senior pastor, until his death on 22 October 1827.

The most complete collection of his sermons, with a memoir by Asa Cummings originally published in 1828, is the Memoir, Select Thoughts and Sermons of the late Rev. Edward Payson (3 vols., Portland, 1846; Philadelphia, 1859). Based on this is the volume, Mementos of Edward Payson (New York, 1873), by the Rev. E. L. Janes of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Edward was the father of Elizabeth Prentiss.

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Edward Payson's Timeline

July 25, 1783
Rindge, New Hampshire, United States
February 24, 1812
Age 28
October 26, 1818
Age 35
Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States
May 26, 1824
Age 40
Portland, Maine, United States
September 3, 1826
Age 43
Age 43
Portland, Maine, United States