1775 – Born on the 12th of October in New Haven, Connecticut.
Worked as a boy in an uncle’s blacksmith shop and on his farm.
1797 – Graduated from Yale, having studied theology under Timothy Dwight.
1798-1810 – Preached in the Presbyterian church at East Hampton, Long Island and ordained in 1799.
1810-1826 – Congregational Church at Litchfield, Connecticut.
1814 – A series of six sermons on intemperance, which were reprinted frequently and greatly aided temperance reform.
1826-1832 – Hanover Street Church of Boston.
1833-1834 – Second Presbyterian Church of Cincinnati, Ohio.
President of the newly established Lane Theological Seminary at Walnut Hills, Cincinnati.
1832-1850 – Professor of didactic and polemic theology.
1836 – Accused of being a moderate Calvinist and was tried for heresy, but was acquitted.
He lived in Boston for a short time, devoting himself to literature.
1863 – He died on the 10th of January in Brooklyn, New York.
Father of Henry Ward Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe.