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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…

Justice of Guilford from 1844, died 1866
Town clerk from 1843 to 1848

Ward/Foote Home. 829 Goose Lane. General Andrew Ward, Revolutionary Ward hero, had a daughter, Roxana, who married Eli Foote. They had 10 children. When Eli died, Roxana and the children moved back to her parents’ home. The second oldest…

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. …