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Sarah Edwards (Pierpont)

Birthdate: (48)
Birthplace: Northampton, Hampshire County, Province of Massachusetts, Colonial America
Death: October 2, 1758 (48)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Province of Pennsylvania, Colonial America
Place of Burial: Princeton Cemetery Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA, MEMORIAL ID 11603
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Rev. James Pierpont and Mary Pierpont
Wife of Rev. Jonathan Edwards, Sr.
Mother of Jerusha Edwards; Esther Burr; Mary Dwight (Edwards); Lucy (Edwards) Woodbridge; Hon. Judge Timothy Edwards and 9 others
Sister of James Pierpont; Samuel Pierpont; Mary (Pierpont) Russell; Joseph Pierpont; Benjamin Pierpont and 1 other
Half sister of Abigail Noyes

Occupation: Homemaker
Managed by: Private User
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About Sarah Edwards

Sarah Pierpont Edwards BIRTH 9 Jan 1710 Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA DEATH 2 Oct 1758 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA BURIAL Princeton Cemetery Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA MEMORIAL ID 11603

Wife of Jonathan Edwards

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Pierpont is spelled in many ways. In searching for any persons with this surname--- the most common ways to spell the surname are: Pierrpont, Pierpont, Pierrepont, Pierepont, and Pierpoint.

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While in Yale, Mr. Edwards became acquainted with the girl who later became his wife. Sarah Pierpont was but 13 years old when the young student fell in love with her.

In a written description of her he said- “She is possessed of wonderful sweetness, calmness, and universal benevolence of mind. She will sometimes go about from place to place singing sweetly, and seems to be always full of joy and pleasure, and no one knows for what. She loves to be alone, walking in the fields and groves, and seems to have someone invisible always conversing with her.”

They were married in 1727, soon after Jonathan ‘the Great Divine’, had been installed as Co-Pastor with his grandfather Rev Soloman Stoddard, in Northampton, Massachusetts. Jonathan served there 1727-1750.

Sarah Pierrepont-Edwards died of dysentery while on a trip to Philadelphia, PA in 1758, at only 49 years old. She died just 7 months after husband Rev Jonathan Edwards died at Princeton, Mercer Co., New Jersey, from smallpox, from one of the earliest innoculations given to try to prevent it.

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The portrait on Sarah's memorial page was painted from life when she was 42.

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The memorial at the Bridge Street Cemetery in MA, (tall memorial) is a cenotaph. Sarah is buried with Jonathan at the Princeton Cemetery in NJ.

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Wife of Jonathan Edwards

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Pierpont is spelled in many ways. In searching for any persons with this surname--- the most common ways to spell the surname are: Pierrpont, Pierpont, Pierrepont, Pierepont, and Pierpoint.

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While in Yale, Mr. Edwards became acquainted with the girl who later became his wife. Sarah Pierpont was but 13 years old when the young student fell in love with her.

In a written description of her he said- “She is possessed of wonderful sweetness, calmness, and universal benevolence of mind. She will sometimes go about from place to place singing sweetly, and seems to be always full of joy and pleasure, and no one knows for what. She loves to be alone, walking in the fields and groves, and seems to have someone invisible always conversing with her.”

They were married in 1727, soon after Jonathan ‘the Great Divine’, had been installed as Co-Pastor with his grandfather Rev Soloman Stoddard, in Northampton, Massachusetts. Jonathan served there 1727-1750.

Sarah Pierrepont-Edwards died of dysentery while on a trip to Philadelphia, PA in 1758, at only 49 years old. She died just 7 months after husband Rev Jonathan Edwards died at Princeton, Mercer Co., New Jersey, from smallpox, from one of the earliest innoculations given to try to prevent it.

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The portrait on Sarah's memorial page was painted from life when she was 42.

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The memorial at the Bridge Street Cemetery in MA, (tall memorial) is a cenotaph. Sarah is buried with Jonathan at the Princeton Cemetery in NJ.

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Maintained by: [fg.cgi?page=mr&MRid=8 Find A Grave] Record added: Aug 09, 2000

Find A Grave Memorial# 11603

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Sarah Edwards's Timeline

1710
January 9, 1710
Northampton, Hampshire County, Province of Massachusetts, Colonial America
1728
August 25, 1728
Age 18
Northampton, Hampshire, MA
1730
April 26, 1730
Age 20
Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA
1732
February 13, 1732
Age 22
Northampton, MA, United States
1734
April 7, 1734
Age 24
Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts
1736
August 31, 1736
Age 26
Northampton, Hampshire, MA, United States
1738
July 25, 1738
Age 28
Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States
1740
June 20, 1740
Age 30
Northampton, Hampshire, MD
1743
March 1, 1743
Age 33
Meriden, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States