Born: 1812, Kennebunk, Maine.
Died: 1893, Boston, Massachusetts.
Buried: Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Robert was the son of Robert Waterston and Hephzibah Lord, and husband of Anna Cabot Lowell Quincy.
He studied theology at Cambridge, and for five years had charge of a Sunday school for seamen’s children. He was associated for several years with the Pitts Street Unitarian Chapel, Boston; and then pastor for seven years of the Unitarian Church of the Saviour in Boston.
Much of his time was given to literature, and a long list of his papers of various kinds is given in Putnam’s Singers and Songs of the Liberal Faith, 1874. He also interested himself in educational matters.
He contributed one hymn to the American Unitarian Cheshire Pastoral Association Christian Hymns, 1844; to his own popular Supplement to Greenwood’s Psalms and Hymns, 1845, and others to various works.