Lyman Beecher

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Lyman Beecher
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Born(1775-10-12)October 12, 1775
DiedJanuary 10, 1863(1863-01-10) (aged 87)
OccupationMinister
Spouse(s)Roxana Beecher (1799–1816)
Harriet Beecher (1817–1835)
Lydia Beecher (after 1834 – 1863)
ChildrenCatharine E., William, Edward, Mary, Tommy, George, Harriet Elizabeth, Henry Ward, Charles, Frederick, Isabella, Thomas, James
Parent(s)David and Esther Beecher

Lyman Beecher (October 12, 1775 – January 10, 1863) was an important minister during the Second Great Awakening. He was a Presbyterian minister. He was also a co-founder of the American Temperance Society.[1] He had 13 children, many of whom became notable people, including Harriet Beecher Stowe, Henry Ward Beecher, Charles Beecher, Edward Beecher, Isabella Beecher Hooker, Catharine Beecher and Thomas K. Beecher.

His son Henry Ward Beecher said that his father was "largely engaged during his life-time in controversy" (meaning that he was a controversial person).[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. The Washingtonian Movement
  2. Beecher, Henry Ward (June 11, 1870). "The Late Lyman Beecher, D.D.". College Courant. Vol. 6 no. 23. pp. 385–386. JSTOR 44108296.