He was not a prophet to say the smooth things which would make his lot easy, but to say the true things if sometimes the hard ones, which have won him the honor of man, as from the beginning of his heroic life he must have had the praise of God.
Rev. John Pierpont was descended from
1James Pierpont of London, England;
2John Pierpont and Thankful Stowe of Roxbury, Mass.;
3Rev. James Pierpont of New Haven, Conn., and Mary Hooker;
4James Pierpont of Boston and New Haven and Anne Sherman;
5James 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 Ha