Beecher, Charles 1.oct.1815-21.apr.1900 USA Connecticut, Litchfield - Massachusetts, Georgetown
Presbyterian pastor, hymn writer, 1834 graduated from Bowdoin College, studied at Lane Theological Seminary in Ohio, taught music classes in Cincinnati Ohio, 1844-1851 pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church in Fort Wayne Indiana, 1851-1857 of the First Free Presbyterian Church in Newark New Jersey, 1857-1863 of the Congregational Church in Georgetown, 1867-1873 active in Florida, 1885-1893 pastor in Wysox Pennsylvania, buried at Harmony Cemetery Georgetown ; son of Presbyterian pastor Lyman Beecher (New Haven 12.oct.1775-10.jan.1863 NY Brooklyn) and Roxanne Foote (New Haven Guilford 10.jan.1775-24.sep.1816 Guilford) ; brother of minister Henry Ward Beecher (Litchfield 24.jun.1813-8.mar.1887 NY Brooklyn) and writer of 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' Harriet Beecher Stowe (Litchfield 14.jun.1811-1.jul.1896 Connecticut, Hartford) ; 23.jul.1840 he married Sarah Leland Coffin (Maine, Wiscasset 14.sep.1815-15.jan.1897 Georgetown) ; their eldest son lieutenant Frederick Henry Beecher was killed aged 28 in the 'Battle of Beecher Island' at Arickaree Colorado 17.sep.1868

Title Parts

[] Hymn tune Jacinth. 1855
used with Tell me not in mournful numbers (Psalm of life)
words Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1839
in Plymouth Collection by Henry Ward Beecher 1855

[] Hymn tune Rest (Beecher). 1855
used with When winds are raging
words Harriet Beecher Stowe
in Plymouth Collection by Henry Ward Beecher 1855

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