1811 – Born in Wenham, Massachusetts, on July 10th. American composer and music educator.
1831 – He studied music, and began to teach.
1839 – He was musical director in Dr. Channing’s Church in Boston.
1841 – He inaugurated a series of successful musical conventions.
1842 – He was superintendent of musical instruction in the grammar schools, and met 8,000 pupils a week.
1857 – He introduced music into the public schools of Lowell and Lawrence, became editor of the Boston "Musical Journal," and, from its foundation, was principal of the Boston music school.