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John Pierpont, Jr.

Birthdate: (60)
Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: 1879 (59)
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Son of Rev. John Pierpont and Mary Sheldon Pierpont
Husband of Joanna LeBaron Pierpont
Father of Unnamed Girl (twin 1) Pierpont and Unnamed Girl (twin 2) Pierpont
Brother of William Alston Pierpont; Mary Elizabeth Pierpont; Juliet Morgan; James Lord Pierpont (CSA) and Caroline Augusta Boardman

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About Rev. John Pierpont, Jr.

Rev. John Pierpont, Jr. (1819–1879) accepted a post with the Savannah, Georgia, Unitarian congregation. His brother James followed, taking a post as the organist and music director of the church. James wrote and composed "Jingle Bells" in 1857, originally entitled "The One Horse Open Sleigh". -- Peter Alan Dutton, Jr.


(B.) John Pierrepont, or (Pierpont,) born April 6, 1785, at Litchfield, Conn., married Sept. 23, 1810, died 1866. He was succesively a lawyer, a merchant, and pastor of a Congregational church in Boston, Massachusetts, from 1819-45, afterwards in Troy, N. Y., and Medford, Massachusetts, till 1856. In 1861 he became Chaplain of a Massachusetts regiment, and soon after was appointed to a clerkship in Washington. He published "Airs of Palestine, and other Poems," and lectured extensively throughout the United States.

He was an abolitionist, and a temperance reformer. He was twice married; by his second wife he had no children. By his first wife he had:

1. William Alston, born July 11, 1811, at Litchfield, married, first, Mary C. Ridgway, of Syracuse, N. Y., second, Sarah Turelle, of Boston. Had one daughter, Mary L.

2. Mary E., born Sept. 18, 1812, at Newburyport, unmarried in 1857.

3. Juliette, born July 30, 1816, at Baltimore, married 1836, Junius S. Morgan, of Hartford, Conn. Their children:

1. John Pierrepont, born April 17, 1837.

2. Sarah Spencer, born Nov. 5, 1844.

3. Junius Spencer, born April 6, 1846.

4. Juliette P., born Dec. 24, 1847.

4. John, born Nov. 24, 1819, at Boston, Massachusetts, was in Savannah, Ga., in 1857.

5. James, born April 25, 1822, at Boston Massachusetts, married Mellicent Cowen, of Troy, Sept. 4, 1846. Their children:

1. Mary, born Aug. 20, 1847.

2. John, born Aug. 11, 1849.

6. Caroline Augusta, born Aug. 21, 1823, at Boston, married J. M. Boardman, of Macon, Ga. Their children:

1. Arthur E.

2. Maria F.

3. Juliette M.

4. Mellicent P.

5. Frederick M.

6. George L.

7. Henry II.

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Rev. John Pierpont, Jr.'s Timeline

November 24, 1819
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
March 26, 1852
Age 32
Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
March 26, 1852
Age 32
Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Age 59