Timothy Dwight (1752-1817), a distinguished Congregational minister and educator, was born in Northampton, Massachusetts. His mother was the daughter of Jonathan Edwards.
Lyman Beecher (1775-1863) was born at New Haven, Connecticut, the descendant of one of the founders of the New Haven colony.
David Brainerd (1718-1747) was born in Haddam, Connecticut. At the age of 14, he was orphaned.