Show Summary Details

Page of
PRINTED FROM American National Biography Online. © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single article in American National Biography Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

Beecher, Lymanlocked

(12 October 1775–10 January 1863)
  • Marie Caskey Morgan

Extract

Beecher, Lyman (12 October 1775–10 January 1863), Protestant clergyman, was born in New Haven, Connecticut, the son of David Beecher, a blacksmith, and Esther Lyman. On his mother’s death within days of his birth, Lyman was sent to the Guilford, Connecticut, farm of a maternal aunt. Catharine and Lot Benton became his foster parents; David Beecher proved to be a distant and disparaging father....

You do not currently have access to this article

Login

Please login to access the full content.

Subscribe

Access to the full content requires a subscription