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Clergyman

James Pierpont, American clergyman. member Saybrook Synod of 1708.

Background

Pierpont, James was born on January 4, 1660 in Roxbury, Massachusetts, United States. Son of John and Thankful (Show) Pierpont.

Education

Graduated from Harvard, 1681.

Career

2, daus. including Sarah. Invited to preach as candidate for pastorate 1st Church of New Haven (Connecticut), 1684, ordained pastor, 1685, served until 1714. A founder Collegiate School of Connecticut (beginning of Yale College), chartered 1701, an original trustee, primarily responsible for directing school through critical opening years.

Member Saybrook Synod of 1708.

Membership

Member Saybrook Synod of 1708.

Connections

Married Abigail Davenport, October 27, 1691. Married second, Sarah Haynes, May 30, 1694.

father:
John Pierpont

mother:
Thankful (Show) Pierpont

spouses:
Abigail Davenport

Sarah Haynes