Born: September 1, 1831, Ellington, Connecticut.
Died: August 14, 1910.
Buried: Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, Connecticut.
Edward was the son of Elijah Hammond and Esther Griswold, and husband of Eliza Overton.
He was converted when he heard Alas, and Did My Savior Bleed. He was educated at various American schools, and finished his theological education in Edinburgh, Scotland.
In Scotland, he started preaching in places with no Christian activity, and he could see fruit of his work.
At the end of 1861 he returned to America and preached in Chicago, Illinois, where he met Dwight Moody.
In 1866 he and his wife traveled to Egypt, Palestine and Europe. While in Palestine, he wrote the hymn Gethsemane.
He was very fond of preaching to children, and was called
The Children’s Evangelist.