Edward Payson Edit Profile
Graduated from Harvard, 1803. Studied theology, Rindge.
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."
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.
Married Anna Louise Shipman, May 8, 1811, 8 children.