On this date, July 20, 1727, Jonathan Edwards married Sarah Pierpont. They were married for almost 31 years. She died six months after he did. Some of Jonathan’s final words were about his wife.

“…give my kindest leave to my dear wife and tell her that the uncommon union which has so long existed between us has been of such a nature as I trust is spiritual and therefore will continue forever; and I hope she will be supported under so great a trial and submit cheerfully to the will of God.”

Marriage of Jonathan Edwards and Sarah Pierpont

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