Jeremiah H. Pierson
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New York's 3rd district
|Preceded by||Caleb Tompkins|
|Succeeded by||Churchill C. Cambreleng, John J. Morgan, Peter Sharpe|
Jeremiah Halsey Pierson
September 13, 1766
Newark, Province of New Jersey, British America
|Died||December 12, 1855 (aged 89)|
Ramapo, New York, U.S.
|Relations||John Frederick Pierson (grandson)|
Jeremiah Halsey Pierson (September 13, 1766 – December 12, 1855) was an American politician from New York.
Pierson was born on September 13, 1766 in Newark, Province of New Jersey in what was then British America. In 1772, Pierson and his parents moved to Richmond, Massachusetts. He attended the public schools in Richmond and Stockbridge, Massachusetts, and completed preparatory studies.
He was fifth in descent from Abraham Pierson, the first president of Yale University beginning in 1701. The first American Pierson, Abraham Pierson the Elder, came to Boston in 1639 from Yorkshire, England and helped found Southampton, New York, Stamford, Connecticut, and Newark, New Jersey.
In 1795, Pierson moved to Ramapo. He practiced law and engaged in mercantile pursuits and manufacturing. He was a Justice of the Peace from 1800 to 1811. He was an associate justice of the Rockland County Court in 1808.
Pierson was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the 17th United States Congress, holding office from December 3, 1821, to March 3, 1823. Afterwards he resumed his former business pursuits. He was largely instrumental in securing the construction of the Erie Railroad.
- Elizabeth Pierson (1794–1833), who married author and educator Eleazar Lord (1788–1871).
- Josiah Gilbert Pierson (1797–1845)
- Jeremiah Halsey Pierson (1800–1851)
- Theodore Pierson (1803–1816)
- Henry Pierson (1807–1807), who died young.
- Henry Lewis Pierson (1807–1893)
- Benjamin Franklin Pierson (1811–1836)
Through his son Henry Lewis Pierson, he was the grandfather of John Frederick Pierson (1839–1932), a brevet Brigadier General during the U.S. Civil War and society leader in New York and Newport during the Gilded Age, and Helen Maria Pierson, who married William Gaston Hamilton (son of John Church Hamilton and grandson of first U.S. Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton), and was, herself, the grandmother of Helen Morgan Hamilton, Pierpont Morgan Hamilton, and Alexander Morgan Hamilton.
- "JOHN F. PIERSON, 79, A RETIRED BROKER; Son of Civil War General Dies --Founder of Wall St. Firm Active in Patriotic Groups" (PDF). The New York Times. June 11, 1951. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
- Bergen, Tunis Garret (1915). Genealogies of the State of New York: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Founding of a Nation. Lewis Historical Publishing Company. p. 1431. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
- Dexter, Franklin Bowditch (1913). Biographical Notices of Graduates of Yale College: Including Those Graduated in Classes Later Than 1815, who are Not Commemorated in the Annual Obituary Records. Yale College. p. 63. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
- "GEN. FRED PIERSON DEAD AT AGE OF 93 | Oldest General of Federal Army in Civil War--Victim of Heart Attack After Day's Illness | AT WORK FOUR DAYS AGO | President of Several Corporations, Including Ramapo Foundry--Cited for Gallantry in '61" (PDF). The New York Times. December 21, 1932. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
- Whittemore, Henry (1909). Fulfilment of Three Remarkable Prophecies in the History of the Great Empire State Relating to the Development of Steamboat Navigation and Railroad Transportation, 1808-1908. p. 68. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
- United States Congress. "Jeremiah H. Pierson (id: P000342)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Jeremiah H. Pierson at Find a Grave
|U.S. House of Representatives|
|Preceded by |
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives |
from New York's 3rd congressional district
Churchill C. Cambreleng,
John J. Morgan,