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Rev Dr. Edward Beecher
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Birth: Aug. 27, 1803
East Hampton
Suffolk County
New York, USA
Death: Jul. 28, 1895
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA

He graduated from Yale College in 1822. After this he studied theology at Andover. In 1826, he became the pastor of Park Street Church in Boston, Massachusetts. He married Isabella Jones in 1829 and together they had eleven children.

In 1830, he became the first president of Illinois College at Jacksonville, Illinois, where he remained president for 14 years. He was a close friend of Elijah P. Lovejoy and helped organize the first anti-slavery society in Illinois. He was the Pastor of Salem Street Church in Boston from 1844 to 1855.

In 1855, he returned to Illinois and became the pastor of the First Congregational Church of Galesburg. In 1871 he settled in Brooklyn, New York, where from 1885 to 1889 he was pastor of the Parkville church and he died there on July 28, 1895. He was senior editor of The Congregationalist (18491855), and an associate editor of the Christian Union from 1870.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Lyman Beecher (1775 - 1863)
  Roxanna Foote Beecher (1775 - 1816)
 
 Children:
  Frederick William Beecher (1835 - 1919)*
  Albert Louis Beecher (1847 - 1867)*
 
 Siblings:
  Catharine Esther Beecher (1800 - 1878)*
  William Henry Beecher (1802 - 1889)*
  Dr. Edward Beecher (1803 - 1895)
  Mary Foote Beecher Perkins (1805 - 1900)*
  Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe (1811 - 1896)*
  Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)*
  Charles Beecher (1815 - 1900)*
  Isabella Beecher Hooker (1822 - 1907)**
  Thomas Kinnicut Beecher (1824 - 1900)**
  James Chaplin Beecher (1828 - 1886)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Green-Wood Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Plot: 15309 121
 
Created by: dran
Record added: Sep 19, 2011
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Rev Dr. Edward Beecher
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Rev Dr. Edward Beecher
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Rev Dr. Edward Beecher
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