Rev. James Pierpont

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Rev. James Pierpont

Birthdate: (55)
Birthplace: Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Death: November 22, 1714 (55)
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut
Place of Burial: New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Pierpont, of Roxbury and Thankful Pierpont
Husband of Abigail Pierpont; Mary Pierpont and Sarah Haynes
Father of James Pierpont; Samuel Pierpont; Mary (Pierpont) Russell; Joseph Pierpont; Benjamin Pierpont and 3 others
Brother of Thankful Pierpont; John Pierpont; John Pierpont; Experience Hayward; Ebenezer Pierpont and 5 others

Occupation: A founder of Yale; Physician, founder of Yale
Managed by: Conrad Kamaha'o 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.


was for 30 years pastor of the First Church in New Haven Ct and one of the founders of yale college

  • Reference: Ancestry Genealogy - SmartCopy: Apr 29 2017, 9:38:44 UTC
    • Immigrant abt 1640, see Browning p. 613-615 for spelling in same family of Pierpont & Pierrepont; Harvard Univ grad, pastor of First Church of Christ Congrational in New Haven, CT., taught moral philosophy at Yale.
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Rev. James Pierpont's Timeline

January 4, 1659
Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts
September 19, 1696
Age 37
New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony, Colonial America
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
October 15, 1707
Age 48
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA