Rev. Jonathan Edwards Jr.

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Jonathan Elliot Edwards, Jr.

Birthdate: (56)
Birthplace: Northampton, Mass.
Death: Died in Schenectady, NY
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. Jonathan Edwards and Sarah Edwards
Husband of Mary Porter and Mary (Porter) Edwards
Father of Jonathan Walter Edwards; Mary Hait and Jerusha Chapin
Brother of Sarah Parsons; Jerusha Brainerd; Esther Burr; Mary Dwight (Edwards); Lucy Woodbridge and 8 others

Occupation: Pres. of Union College, Schenectady, NY
Managed by: Alice Zoe Marie Knapp
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About Rev. Jonathan Edwards Jr.

Jonathan Edwards, Jr., (1745-1801), was, like his more famous father, a Congregationalist minister. He served at the White Haven Church in New Haven, Connecticut, and later became president of Union College in Schenectady, New York. In this sermon, Edwards presented forceful arguments against ten common pro-slavery positions. One of the earliest anti-slavery publications in the Library of Congress collections, the sermon demonstrates the existence of strong anti-slavery feeling in the early days of the republic.

Injustices and Impolicy of the Slave Trade and of the Slavery of Africans . . . , Title page Jonathan Edwards [Jr.], Author New Haven: Thomas & Samuel Green, 1791 Rare Book and Special Collections Division


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Rev. Jonathan Edwards Jr.'s Timeline

May 26, 1745
Northampton, Mass.
June 3, 1745
January 5, 1772
Age 26
NewHaven, New Haven, CT
June 22, 1773
Age 28
New Haven, New Haven, CT
January 30, 1776
Age 30
New Haven, New Haven, CT
August 1, 1801
Age 56
Schenectady, NY