1813–1887

Introduction

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Born: June 24, 1813, Litch­field, Con­nec­ti­cut.

Died: March 8, 1887, Brook­lyn, New York. His last words were re­por­ted to be, Now comes the mys­te­ry.

Buried: Green-Wood Ce­me­te­ry, Brook­lyn, New York.

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Biography

Henry was the bro­ther of Har­ri­et Beech­er Stowe and Charles Beech­er.

Works

His pri­ma­ry con­tri­bu­tion to hym­no­lo­gy was the Ply­mouth Col­lec­tion of Hymns and Tunes (New York: A. S. Barnes, 1855). It is named af­ter Ply­mouth Church, in Brook­lyn, New York, where he was pas­tor.

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