Rev. James Pierpont

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James Pierpont

Birthplace: Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Death: Died in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut
Place of Burial: Center Church on the Green Churchyard, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Pierpont and Thankful Pierpont
Husband of Abigail Pierpont; Sarah Haynes and Mary Pierpont
Father of Abigail Noyes; James Pierpont; Mary Russell; Joseph Pierpont; Benjamin Pierpont and 4 others
Brother of John Pierpont; John Pierpont; Thankful Pierpont; Experience Howard; Unknown Pierpont and 5 others

Occupation: A founder of Yale; Physician, founder of Yale
Managed by: Conrad Herrmann
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About Rev. James Pierpont

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

James Pierpont (born January 4, 1659, Roxbury, Massachusetts; died November 22, 1714, New Haven, Connecticut) was a Congregationalist minister who is credited with the founding of Yale University in the United States. In 1701, Pierpont, a graduate of The Roxbury Latin School and Harvard University, secured the charter for The Collegiate School of Connecticut, which soon thereafter took the surname of its benefactor Elihu Yale.

James Pierpont married in 1698 as his third wife Mary Hooker, daughter of Rev. Samuel Hooker and granddaughter of Rev. Thomas Hooker, chief founder of the Colony of Connecticut. Their daughter, Sarah Pierpont, married noted colonial minister Jonathan Edwards. James Pierpont's descendants also include U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr and financier John Pierpont (J.P.) Morgan.


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Rev. James Pierpont's Timeline

January 4, 1659
Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts
October 27, 1691
Age 32
Massachusetts, United States
May 30, 1694
Age 35
September 19, 1696
Age 37
New Haven, New Haven Co., CT
July 26, 1698
Age 39
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
May 21, 1699
Age 40
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
December 30, 1700
Age 41
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
November 23, 1702
Age 43
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
November 21, 1704
Age 45
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
July 18, 1706
Age 47