Sarah <I>Pierpont</I> Edwards

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Sarah Pierpont Edwards

Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 2 Oct 1758 (aged 48)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 11603 · View Source
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Wife of Jonathan Edwards

Pierpont is spelled in many ways. In searching for any persons with this surname--- the most common ways to spell the surname are: Pierrpont, Pierpont, Pierrepont, Pierepont, and Pierpoint.
While in Yale, Mr. Edwards became acquainted with the girl who later became his wife.
Sarah Pierpont was but 13 years old when the young student fell in love with her.

In a written description of her he said- “She is possessed of wonderful sweetness, calmness, and universal benevolence of mind. She will sometimes go about from place to place singing sweetly, and seems to be always full of joy and
pleasure, and no one knows for what. She loves to be alone, walking in the fields and groves, and seems to have someone invisible always conversing with her.”

They were married in 1727, soon after Jonathan ‘the Great Divine’, had been installed as Co-Pastor with his grandfather Rev Soloman Stoddard, in Northampton, Massachusetts. Jonathan served there 1727-1750.

Sarah Pierrepont-Edwards died of dysentery while on a trip to Philadelphia, PA in 1758, at only 49 years old.
She died just 7 months after husband Rev Jonathan Edwards died at Princeton, Mercer Co., New Jersey, from smallpox, from one of the earliest innoculations given to try to prevent it.
The portrait on Sarah's memorial page was painted from life when she was 42.
The memorial at the Bridge Street Cemetery in MA, (tall memorial) is a cenotaph. Sarah is buried with Jonathan at the Princeton Cemetery in NJ.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 8 Aug 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11603
  • Rebecca Dodds
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sarah Pierpont Edwards (9 Jan 1710–2 Oct 1758), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11603, citing Princeton Cemetery, Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .