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Full Name: Henry Ward Beecher
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(1813-1887) Preacher, author, orator, editor. Henry Ward Beecher was born into the Presbyterian Beecher family of Connecticut; his sister was Harriet Beecher Stowe. After religious studies, he preached for eight years in Indianapolis, Indiana, and then in 1847 he took charge of the Plymouth Church in Brooklyn, New York. He held this pastorate for 40 years, and became one of the most influential preachers of his time. He was one of the giants among anti-slavery orators, and his series of speeches in England in the fall of 1863 helped to turn the tide of English opinion in favor of the North. He edited the "Independent" (1861-1863), founded the "Christian Union" (editor, 1870-1881), and wrote many books. His house built in 1875 is still standing in Peekskill, New York.
Author's Timeline:
1847 Kings County
Henry Ward Beecher moved to Brooklyn, New York, and became the pastor of the Plymouth Church in 1847. He held this pastorate for 40 years, and became one of the most influential preachers of his time.  
1875 Westchester County
His house built in 1875 is still standing in Peekskill, New York.  
1813 (Unknown) County
Henry Ward Beecher was born in Litchfield, Connecticut, in 1813. 
1887 Kings County
Henry Ward Beecher died in Brooklyn, New York, in 1887. 
1844 (Unknown) County
Seven Lectures to Young Men on Various Important Subjects
 
1867 Kings County
Prayers from the Plymouth Pulpit
 
1867 Kings County
Norwood; or, Village Life in New England
Novel. 
1863 Kings County
Freedom and War
 
1872 Kings County
Yale Lectures on Preaching, 3 volumes
Compiled between 1872-1874. 
1887 Kings County
Henry Ward Beecher is interred in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York. 
1871 (Unknown) County
The Life of Jesus, The Christ
 
1885 (Unknown) County
Evolution and Religion
 
1858 (Unknown) County
Summer in the Soul
 

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