Jul. 2, 1813 East Windsor Hartford County Connecticut, USA
Feb. 24, 1886 Longmeadow Hampden County Massachusetts, USA
Also married Catherine Elizabeth Wood 9/5/1839.
Graduated from Yale in 1833 and completed a course in the Andover Theological Seminary with the class of 1837. He afterward did missionary work in Syria and following his return to the United States was pastor of many of the leading Congregational churches. He was the author of many well known hymns, including the one which is so generally sung, "Christ for the World We Sing."