Seth Curtis Beach was born on August 8, 1837 in western New York State. He was a Unitarian minister, author, poet and hymnist. The family lived in a log cabin they had built on a fifty acre farm near the village of Marion, New York. His mother and older sister tutored him until he was eight.
In 1858 he enrolled at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, but transferred to Union College in Schenectady, New York and gradated from there with an A.B. degree in 1863. As a Unitarian, Beach enrolled at Harvard Divinity School to prepare for the ministry. After college he preached as a supply minister for a number of churches eventually settling at All Souls Unitarian Church in Augusta, Maine in 1867. He also served as minister at First Church… Go to person page >