Log In

Lyman Beecher

Clergyman

Lyman Beecher, American clergyman.

Background

He was born in New Haven, Conn., Oct 12, 1775, the son and grandson of blacksmiths. He was educated for the ministry at Yale, and from 1799 to 1832 he held three parishes, the first a Presbyterian one in East Hampton, L. I., the second at Litchfield, Conn., and the third the Hanover Street Congregational Church in Boston. Lyman Beecher died in Brooklyn, N. Y., Jan. 10, 1863.

Education

Graduated from Yale, 1797.

Career

13 children including Henry Ward Beecher, Catharine, and Harriet (Beecher) Stowe. Ordained to the ministry Presbyterian Church, East Hampton, Long Island, New York, 1799. Pastor Presbyterian Church, Litchfield, Connecticut.

A founder Domestic Missionary Society. Established American Bible Society. Founder, contributor to Connecticut Observer.

1st president, professor theology Lane Theological Seminary, Cincinnati, also pastor 2d Presbyterian Church of Cincinnati, 1832-1850.

Connections

Married Roxana Foote, September 19, 1799. Married second, Harriet Porter, November 1817.

father:
David Beecher

mother:
Esther (Lyman) Beecher

spouses:
Roxana Foote

Harriet Porter