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physicist , Congregational preacher

Edward Payson was an American Congregational preacher.

Background

He was born on 25 July 1783 at Rindge, New Hampshire, where his father, Seth Payson (1758-1820), was pastor of the Congregational Church.

Education

Graduated from Harvard, 1803. Studied theology, Rindge.

Career

Archibald Alexander suggested in 1844 that that "no man in our country has left behind him a higher character for eminent piety than the Rev. Edward Payson."\r\n The most complete collection of his sermons, with a memoir by Asa Cummings originally published in 1828, is the Memoir, Select Thoughts and Sermons of the late Rev. Edward Payson (3 vols, Portland, 1846.

Philadelphia, 1859). Edward was the father of Elizabeth Prentiss.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Bible Above all Price, 1814. Address to Seamen, 1821.

Connections

Married Anna Louise Shipman, May 8, 1811, 8 children.

father:
Seth Payson

mother:
Greta Payson

spouse:
Anna Louise Shipman