Jonathan Pierpont headstone, Old Burying Ground, Wakefield, Mass.

  • Jonathan Pierpont headstone, Old Burying Ground, Wakefield, Mass.
  • Klapes, Jeffrey M. , 1964-
  • Photos show the Jonathan Pierpont grave stone in the Old Burying Ground on Church Street. Pierpont was the fourth minister in Redding, where he was ordained in 1689. The slate headstone was carved by Joseph Lamson, the foremost carver of the Puritan period, and is widely considered one of the best examples of Puritan cemetery carving in the United States. It is located at the east end of the cemetery, close to the Congregational Church.
  • MEMENTO MORI - FUGIT HORA - The Reverand Mr JONATHAN PIERPONT, Late Pastor of The Church of Christ in Redding For The Space of Twenty years Aged 44 years Who Departed This Life The Second Day of June 1709 - A Fruitful Christian And a pastor Who Did good to all and loved all good to do. A tender Husband and a parent Kind, A Faithful Friend Which Who, oh, Who can find A preacher, that a bright Example gave Of Rules he preached, the Souls of Men to Save. A PIERPONT All of this, here leves his dust And Waits the Resurrection of the Just. - inscription from headstone.
  • Photos taken at 11:30 a. m. on Tuesday, September 25, 2007
  • 09-25-2007
  • [Wakefield, Mass. : The author]


Klapes, Jeffrey M. , 1964-, “Jonathan Pierpont headstone, Old Burying Ground, Wakefield, Mass.,” NOBLE Digital Heritage, accessed September 29, 2020,


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