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 William Ellery Channing

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William Ellery Channing

Birth
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 23 Dec 1901 (aged 83)
Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 37224986 View Source
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Poet. Often referred to as William Ellery Channing the 2nd or simply Ellery Channing, he was the nephew of Dr. William Ellery Channing, the Unitarian preacher of Boston. The name they shared was also the name of an ancestor who had signed the Declaration of Independence. The younger Channing dropped out of Harvard College and wandered west, living temporarily in Illinois before moving to Concord, Massachusetts. In 1841, he married Ellen Fuller, younger sister of Margaret Fuller, and became an important and influential member of the Transcendentalism movement. His books included "The Woodsman" (1849), "Near Home" (1858), and "The Wanderer" (1871). He built up a friendship with Henry David Thoreau and published a biography of him in 1873.

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  • Originally Created by: Midnightdreary
  • Added: 18 May 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 37224986
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/37224986/william-ellery-channing : accessed ), memorial page for William Ellery Channing (29 Nov 1818–23 Dec 1901), Find a Grave Memorial ID 37224986, citing Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .