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Clergyman

Abraham Pierson, American clergyman.

Background

Pierson, Abraham was born in 1645 in Southampton, Long Island, New York, United States. Son of Abraham Pierson.

Education

Graduated from Harvard, 1668.

Career

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.

Connections

Married Abigail Clark, 1673.

father:
Abraham Pierson. Pierson

spouse:
Abigail Clark