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Pierpont Edwards
Birth: Apr. 8, 1750
Northampton
Hampshire County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Apr. 5, 1826
Bridgeport
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA

Continental Congressman. The youngest child of theologian Jonathan Edwards, he graduated from Princeton College (1768) and became a practicing attorney in New Haven, Connecticut in 1771. Following service in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War he began the first of five terms in the State House of Representatives (1777, 1784 to 1785, 1789 to 1790), the last two as speaker. Edwards was a Delegate to the Continental Congress from Connecticut from 1787 to 1788, and a member of the 1788 Connecticut Convention that ratified the US Constitution. From 1790 he was occupied with his New Haven law practice, later making his home in Bridgeport. President Thomas Jefferson nominated him for justice of Connecticut's US District Court in 1806 and he served on that bench until his death. He was a member of the State Convention that framed Connecticut's Constitution (1818). His son was Connecticut Governor Henry Waggaman Edwards. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
 
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 Parents:
  Jonathan Edwards (1703 - 1758)
  Sarah Pierpont Edwards (1709 - 1758)
 
 Spouse:
  Frances Ogden Edwards (1750 - 1800)*
 
 Children:
  John Stark Edwards (1777 - 1813)*
  Henry Waggaman Edwards (1779 - 1847)*
  Moses Ogden Edwards (1781 - 1862)*
  Henrietta Frances Edwards Whitney (1786 - 1870)*
 
 Siblings:
  Sarah Edwards Parsons (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)
 
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Burial:
Grove Street Cemetery
New Haven
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA
 
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Record added: Dec 10, 2005
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