June 14, 1811, Litchfield, Connecticut.
July 1, 1896, Hartford, Connecticut.
Phillips Academy Cemetery, Andover, Massachusetts.
Harriet was the daughter of Congregational minister Lyman Beecher and Roxanna Foote, sister of Henry Ward Beecher, and wife of Calvin Ellis Stowe, a professor at Lane Theological Seminary (married 1836). Her mother died when she was four years old.
At age 13, Stowe began attending a girls’ school in Hartford, Connecticut. In 1832, her family moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, where her father became head of Lane Theological Seminary. In 1850, she became a professor at Bowdoin Colege, Brunswick, Maine.
Stowe wrote dozens of books, including Uncle Tom’s Cabin, an anti-slavery novel published in 1852. Most of her hymns appeared in her brother Henry’s 1855 Plymouth Collection.