Pierson, Job, 1791-1860

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Birth 1791-09-23
Death 1860-04-09

Biographical notes:

Job Pierson (1791-1860) was a lawyer in Albany and a U.S. representative from New York. His son, Job Pierson (1824-1896), was a Presbyterian clergyman in New York and Michigan and later librarian at Alma College, Alma, Mich.

From the description of Job Pierson family papers, 1755-1908 (bulk 1809-1896). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982920

Biographical Notes

Job Pierson (1791-1860)

  • 1791, Sept. 23: Born, Bridgehampton, N.Y.
  • 1811: Williamstown, Mass. Williamstown Salem Salem South Salem Presbyterian Church Cemetery Bir Sidi Salem Jerusalem Baptist Church Jerusalem Church New Jerusalem Church Salem Church Jerusalem Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church West Salem Church Jerusalem Church of God in Christ Jerusalem Creek Salem School Salem Church Salem African Methodist Episcopal Church West Salem Elementary School Salem School (historical) Salem Church Salem Cemetery New Jerusalem Baptist Church of Columbia Park WJTM-TV (Winston-Salem) Quality Inn And Sts Bensalem Salem Salem Baptist Church Schaghticoke, N.Y. Schaghticoke Graduated, Williams College,Williamstown, Mass.; studied law in Salem and Schaghticoke, N.Y.
  • 1815: Rensselaer County, N.Y. Rensselaer County Admitted to bar; practiced law with Herman Knickerbocker in Rensselaer County, N.Y. Married Clarissa Taintor Bulkeley
  • 1824 - 1833 : District attorney, Rensselaer County, N.Y.
  • 1831 - 1835 : Member, United States House of Representatives
  • 1835 - 1840 : Rensselaer County, N.Y. Rensselaer County Troy, N.Y. Troy Surrogate, Rensselaer County, N.Y.; moved to Troy, N.Y.
  • 1848: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
  • 1852: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
  • 1856: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
  • 1860, Apr. 9: Died, Troy, N.Y.

Job Pierson (1824-1896)

  • 1824, Feb. 3: Born, Schaghticoke, N.Y.
  • 1842: Graduated, Williams College,Williamstown, Mass.
  • 1847: Graduated, Auburn Theological Seminary,Auburn, N.Y.
  • 1849: Married Rachel Williams Smith
  • 1850: Appointed pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Pittsford, N.Y.
  • 1856: Scotland Scotland Scotland Scotland Scotland Landing Scottland Scottland Scotland County Emergency Medical Services Canton Scotland Church Scotland Elementary School Scotlandville Magnet High School Scotland Island Scotland Scotland Neck Scotland Middle School Scotland Branch Scotland Saint Margaret of Scotland Church Scotland-Little Wichita Oil Field Scotland County Rescue Squad Scotland Church Stirling Railway Station, Scotland Scotland Point Scotland Community Library Victor, N.Y. Victor Trip to Scotland; appointed pastor of a Presbyterian church, Victor, N.Y.
  • 1863: Appointed pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Kalamazoo, Mich.
  • 1869: Appointed pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Ionia, Mich.
  • 1878: Retired from active clerical work
  • 1881: Appointed trustee, Olivet College, Olivet, Mich.; received honorary doctor of divinity degree
  • 1889 - 1892 : Librarian, Alma College,Alma, Mich.
  • 1896, Feb. 3: Died, Stanton, Mich.

From the guide to the Job Pierson Family Papers, 1755-1908, (bulk 1809-1896), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)


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