Born: June 24, 1813, Litch­field, Con­nec­ti­cut.

Died: March 8, 1887, Brook­lyn, New York.

Buried: Green­wood Cem­e­te­ry, Brook­lyn, New York. Phoe­be Knapp and Thom­as Hast­ings lie near­by.

Bro­ther of Har­ri­et Beech­er Stowe and Charles Beech­er, his ma­jor con­tri­bu­tion to hymn­ol­o­gy was his Ply­mouth Col­lection of Hymns and Tunes (New York: AMS. Barnes and Burr, 1855); it is named af­ter Ply­mouth Church, in Brook­lyn, New York, where he was pas­tor.