Born: June 24, 1813, Litchfield, Connecticut.
Died: March 8, 1887, Brooklyn, New York.
Buried: Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York.
Henry was the brother of Harriet Beecher Stowe and Charles Beecher.
His primary contribution to hymnology was the Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes (New York: A. S. Barnes, 1855). It is named after Plymouth Church, in Brooklyn, New York, where he was pastor.