Biography and History

The Pierson family was a prominent family of Orange, New Jersey. Isaac Pierson (Princeton Class of 1789) was a physician who practiced in Orange, N.J. He was also elected as a Whig to the Twentieth and the Twenty-First Congress. Isaac's son William (Princeton Class of 1816) was also a physician and served as the first mayor of Orange, New Jersey.

Source: From the finding aid for C0548

  • Pierson Family Documents. 1800-1880 (bulk), 1713-1946 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C0548

    Consists of documents representing at least three generations of the Pierson family of Orange, New Jersey, including Isaac Pierson (1770-1833, Princeton Class of 1789), a physician, his son William (1796-1882, Princeton Class of 1816), a physician and first mayor of Orange, and William's sons Edward (d. 1882, Princeton Class of 1854), a lawyer, and William, Jr. (1830-1900), also a physician.