James Pierpont (1822 - 1893)
United States (USA)
James Lord Pierpont (25 April 1822 - 5 August 1893) was an American songwriter and composer, best known for writing and composing Jingle Bells. James Pierpont was born in 1822, while his father served as the Unitarian pastor of the Hollis Street Church in Boston. His father, the Rev. John Pierpont (1785-1866), was a strong abolitionist and noted poet. His mother was Mary Sheldon Lord, the daughter of Lynde Lord, Jr. (1762-1813), and Mary Lyman. Together, they had six children.
In 1832, at the age of 10, James was sent to a boarding school in New Hampshire. Four years later, in 1836, James r ... (Read all)