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Henry Ward Beecher was the son of Reverend Lyman Beecher and Roxana Foote. According to the New York Times, " The Reverend Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) was the most popular and controversial Christian minister in the United States for more than…

This house was originally on Broad Street, on the site where the First Congregational Church now stands. Lot Benton and his wife, Catherine Lyman (of Middletown) had no children of their own but had adopted Mrs. Benton’s nephew, Lyman Beecher. …