Isaac Pierson

Isaac Pierson (August 15, 1770 – September 22, 1833) represented New Jersey's at-large congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1827 to 1831.[1]

Isaac Pierson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's At-large district
In office
March 4, 1827 – March 3, 1831
Preceded byGeorge Cassedy
Succeeded bySilas Condit
Personal details
Born(1770-08-15)August 15, 1770
Orange, Province of New Jersey, British America
DiedSeptember 22, 1833(1833-09-22) (aged 63)
Orange, New Jersey, U.S.
Political partyAdams, Anti-Jacksonian
Spouse(s)Nancy Crane
Parent(s)Matthias Pierson
Plebe Nutman
Alma materPrinceton College
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Early lifeEdit

Pierson was born on August 15, 1770 in Orange in the Province of New Jersey. He was the third child of Dr. Matthias Pierson and Phebe (née Nutman) Pierson.[2] He descends from an early colonial immigrant, Thomas Pierson, Sr. (brother of Rev. Abraham Pierson) who was one of the founders of Newark, New Jersey.[2]

He attended private schools, and graduated from Princeton College in 1789. He studied medicine, graduated from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City, and commenced practice in Orange.[1]


He was elected assessor of Orange on April 13, 1807, and served one year, and served as sheriff of Essex County from 1807 to 1809. He was president of the Medical Society of New Jersey in 1827.[1]

Pierson was elected as an Adams candidate to the Twentieth Congress and reelected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-first Congress, serving in office from March 4, 1827 to March 3, 1831, but was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1830 to the Twenty-second Congress.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

Pierson was married to Nancy Crane (1775–1841), the daughter of Aaron Crane.[2] Together, they were the parents of ten children, including:[2]

  • William Pierson (1796–1882), a doctor who married Margaret Riker Hillyer (1797–1853).[2][3]
  • Albert Pierson (1798–1864), a reverend who married Jane Armstrong.[2]
  • Phebe Stockton Pierson (1801–1877), who married Stephen Condit (1791–1855).[4][5]
  • George Pierson (1805–1880), a reverend who married Eliza Day and, after her death, Caroline Stall.[2][3]
  • Edward Pierson (1808–1866), who married Phebe Rebecca Baldwin (1809–1889).[6]
  • Aaron Howell Pierson (1811–1863), who married Mary Caroline Ogden (1813–1873).[7]

He died in Orange on September 22, 1833. He was buried at the Old Burying Ground, but was reinterred in Rosedale Cemetery in Orange in 1840.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "PIERSON, Isaac - Biographical Information". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved May 6, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Whittemore, Henry (1896). The Founders and Builders of the Oranges: Comprising a History of the Outlying District of Newark, Subsequently Known as Orange, and of the Later Internal Divisions, Viz.: South Orange, West Orange, and East Orange, 1666-1896. L. J. Hardham, printer. p. 102. Retrieved May 6, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Ricord, Frederick William; Ricord, Sophia B. (1898). Biographical and Genealogical History of the City of Newark and Essex County, New Jersey ... Lewis Publishing Company. Retrieved May 6, 2018.
  4. ^ Condit, Jotham Halsey (1885). Genealogical Record of the Condit Family: Descendants of John Cunditt, a Native of Great Britain, who Settled in Newark, N.J., 1678 to 1885. Ward & Tichenor. p. 378. Retrieved May 6, 2018.
  5. ^ Kestenbaum, Lawrence. "The Political Graveyard: Condit-Treat-Birdsey family of Connecticut and New Jersey". Retrieved May 6, 2018.
  6. ^ Pierson, David Lawrence (1922). History of the Oranges to 1921: Reviewing the Rise, Development and Progress of an Influential Community. Lewis Historical Publishing Company. p. 705. Retrieved May 6, 2018.
  7. ^ Yale University (1921). Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale College: Deceased During the Academic Year ... Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company. p. 1375. Retrieved May 6, 2018.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's at-large congressional district

March 4, 1827 – March 3, 1831
Succeeded by