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Jonathan Edwards, Jr
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Birth: May 26, 1745
Death: Aug. 1, 1801

Theologian, President of Union College, Schenectady, NY, Son of theologian Jonathan Edwards.
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"Union's second president, like his famous father, was not afraid to speak his mind. His liberal thinking on the problems of negro slavery made many enemies for him. His strict orthodoxy, dividing his parish in New Haven, Conn., recalls the division which beset the Northampton church president over by Jonathan Edwards, the elder. He was born in Northampton, lived for some time with his father in Stockbridge among the Mohican Indians, where he learned their language. The 30 years of his pastorate were devoted 'to the development of doctrine by the keenest and most uncompromising logic.' In 1799 Jonathan Edwards began his short career as president of Union college. Father and son each died within two years of assuming their college duties; each of them chose for the first sermon he preached in that year, the text, 'This year thou shalt die.'" ["Schenectady Gazette" (Schenectady, NY), Friday, May 10, 1946, p. 14]
 
 
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 Parents:
  Jonathan Edwards (1703 - 1758)
  Sarah Pierpont Edwards (1709 - 1758)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Porter Edwards (1748 - 1782)*
 
 Children:
  Jonathan Walter Edwards (1772 - 1831)*
  Jerusha Edwards Chapin (1776 - 1847)*
 
 Siblings:
  Sarah Edwards (1728 - 1805)*
  Jerusha Edwards (1730 - 1748)*
  Esther Edwards Burr (1732 - 1758)*
  Mary Edwards (1734 - 1807)*
  Lucy Edwards (1736 - 1786)*
  Timothy Edwards (1738 - 1813)*
  Susanna Edwards Porter (1740 - 1803)*
  Eunice Edwards (1743 - 1822)*
  Jonathan Edwards (1745 - 1801)
  Elizabeth Edwards (1747 - 1762)*
  Pierpont Edwards (1750 - 1826)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
First Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Schenectady
Schenectady County
New York, USA
 
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Record added: Aug 27, 2000
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Jonathan Edwards, Jr
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Jonathan Edwards, Jr
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Jonathan Edwards, Jr
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- Sharon
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Happy Angel Day, dear Sir. "For the LORD will be your everlasting light, and the days of your mourning shall be ended. Also your people shall all be righteous; They shall inherit the land forever, the branch of My planting, the work of My hands, that I ma...(Read more)
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