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Pages: 32. Chapters: Lyman Abbott, John Stevens Cabot Abbott,
Leonard Bacon, Henry Ward Beecher, C. I. Scofield, Charles Leach,
Leonard Woolsey Bacon, John Hoppus, Joshua Leavitt, George B.
Bacon, Barzillai Quaife, Washington Gladden, Reuben Gaylord, Edward
Woolsey Bacon, Thomas Davidson Christie, Thomas Rutherford Bacon,
R. A. Torrey, James Sherman, James Godkin, Robert Moffat, James
Strong, John Pye-Smith, Robert Halley, John Harris, Elijah Kellogg,
Charles Beecher, William Salter, Asa Mahan, Joseph Barker, Edward
Beecher, Richard Knill, Bolton Stafford Bird, Aaron Bancroft,
Ephraim M. Wright, John Smith Moffat, Harvey Newcomb, John Kelly,
David Dudley Field I, Edward Abbott, Samuel James Andrews. Excerpt:
Henry Ward Beecher (June 24, 1813 - March 8, 1887) was a prominent
Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, abolitionist, and
speaker in the mid to late 19th century. An 1875 adultery trial in
which he was accused of having an affair with a married woman was
one of the most notorious American trials of the 19th century.
Daguerreotype of Beecher as a young manBorn in Litchfield,
Connecticut, he was the son of Lyman Beecher, a Presbyterian
preacher from Boston, and Roxana Foote. Roxana died when Henry was
three. Henry was the eighth of Lyman's thirteen children, some of
whom were famous in their own right. His well-known siblings
include writer Harriet Beecher Stowe, educators Catharine Beecher
and Reverend Thomas K. Beecher, and activists Charles Beecher and
Isabella Beecher Hooker. In addition, Henry was the uncle of Edgar
Beecher Bronson. The Beecher household was exemplary of the
orthodox ministry that Lyman Beecher preached. His family not only
prayed at the beginning and end of each day but also sang hymns and
prepared for other rigorous church obligations. The family members
were expected to participate in prayer meetings, ...
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