Civil War Clergy at Mount Auburn Cemetery: Rev. John Pierpont
(NOTE: The story was updated on May 27, 2023)
By Bill McEvoy
In honor of Memorial Day, local historian Bill McEvoy has compiled histories of some of the Civil War clergy who are buried at Mount Auburn Cemetery. This is part eight of 15. Reverend John Pierpont was born on April 6, 1785, at Litchfield, Connecticut. He died on August 27, 1866, at Medford, Massachusetts, from heart disease. He graduated from Yale in 1805 and went to South Carolina and acted as a private tutor to the family of Colonel William Allston.