ge in 1804, at the age of nineteen, and from Harvard Divinity School in 1818.
He received the degree of A. M. at Yale College in 1820 and at Harvard College in 1821.
On leaving college in 1804 he was for four years tutor in the family of Col. William Alston at Charleston, S. C., and in 1809 he entered upon the study of law in a well-known law school at Litchfield, Conn., and was admitted to the bar at Newburyport, Mass., in 1812.
His friend, John Neal, says: He opened a law office at 103 Cous Pierpont of Litchfield, Conn., and Elizabeth Collins.
Rev. John Pierpont was married September 23, 1810, to Mary Sheldon Lord, daughter of Lynde and Mary (Lyman) Lord, who died at Medford, Mass., August 23, 1855.
His children were:—
1William Alston, born July 1, 1811,at Litchfield, Conn., married Mary C. Ridgway of Syracuse, N. Y.
2Mary E., born September 18, 1812, at Newburyport, Mass.
3Juliette, born July 30, 1816, at Baltimore, Md., married James S. Morgan of Hartford, Conn.