Eunice Bullard Beecher Photograph
West Sutton, MA
Henry Ward Beecher (1837)
In 1812, Eunice Bullard White was born in West Sutton, Massachusetts. She married Henry Ward Beecher in 1837, and moved to Indiana with her husband immediately after her marriage. Henry Beecher was later to become a well-known Presbyterian minister, and for the first ten years of his career he would serve two churches in Indiana. The first church he served was the First Presbyterian Church in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, on the banks of the Ohio River. Indiana had become a state just two decades earlier, and it still had the rawness of a newly settled territory. While Eunice Beecher enjoyed the comforts of her life back East, she was excited and more than willing to embark with her new husband to this unfamiliar territory in order to support him in his ministry.
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