James Pierpont

James Pierpont

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Jingle Bells
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b. 25 April 1822, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, d. 5 August 1893, Winter Haven, Florida, USA. One of six children of the Rev. John Pierpont, a Unitarian pastor in Boston, and the former Mary Sheldon Lord. While attending a New Hampshire boarding school, Pierpont wrote to his mother, referring to riding through the snow in a sleigh, an experience that evidently stuck in his mind. In 1836 he ran away to sea, but by the mid-1840s was settled into marriage and raising a family. By the... Read more

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