Hill Stowe

Life Span

Birth and Death

1811 - 1896

Harriet Beecher Stowe was born in Litchfield Connecticut on June 14 1811. She was the 7th child of 13

Places

Moves to Ohio

1832

Harriet Beecher moves with her family to Cincinnati, Ohio, where her father has a job at Lane Theological Seminary. She joins a literary group known as the Semi-Colon Club and begins to hone her writing style. There she also meets her husband.

Moves to Maine

1850

The couple's seventh and last child, son Charles Edward, is born. Calvin Stowe becomes a professor at Bowdoin College, causing the family to move to Brunswick, Maine. The Stowes are upset about the Fugitive Slave Act, a new law that makes it a crime to assist anyone escaping slavery.

Moves to Connecticut

1864

The Stowes move from Andover to Hartford, Connecticut. Stowe oversees the building of a lavish house called Oakholm.

Last Home

1873

The Stowe family moves into their final home, a house on Forest Street in Hartford, Connecticut. The author Mark Twain and his family occupy the house across the street.

Professional Career

Books

1852 - 1878

Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote many diffrent books from 1852 to 1878

Uncle Toms Cabin

1852

Wrote the book Uncle Toms Cabin

Palmetto Leaves

1857

Stowe published Palmetto Leaves

Personal Events

Mother Dies

1816

Roxana Beecher Harriets mother dies of tuberculosis. Reverend Lyman Beecher is now a widower with six surviving children. He remarries a year later and fathers four more children with his new wife. Harriet was only 4 years old

Education

1824

Harriet attends Hartford Female Seminary, a school run by her older sister Catharine. She will begin teaching at the school after graduating

Marriage

1836

Married Calvin Ellis Stowe

Husband Dies

1886

Beecher Stowe's husband Calvin Stowe dies.