Pierson, Abraham was born in 1645 in Southampton, Long Island, New York, United States. Son of Abraham Pierson.
Graduated from Harvard, 1668.
Assistant pastor Congregational Church, Newark, New Jersey, 1669-1672, co-pastor, 1672-1678, pastor, 1678-1692. Preached (but not installed as pastor) at church at Greenwich, Connecticut, 1692-1694. Pastor in Killingworth (now Clinton), Connecticut, 1694-1707.
A founder Collegiate School of Connecticut (later Yale), 1701, trustee, rector, 1701-1707.