Born: October 23, 1819, Beverly, Massachusetts.
Died: October 26, 1858, Columbia, South Carolina.
Buried: Norwalk Union Cemetery, Norwalk, Connecticut.
Isaac was the husband of Mary Abby Putnam.
He studied with Lowell Mason in Boston, Massachusetts, and had further studies in Paris and London in the late 1830’s.
After returning to Boston, he taught music, played the organ, and conducted choral groups.
He edited the World of Music and the American Monthly Musical Review. In 1849, he moved to New York.
After contracting tuberculosis, he traveled in the Mediterranean and Florida.
His works include oratorios, cantatas, choruses, glees, piano pieces, and teaching pieces.