His daughter was Harriet Beecher Stowe, who wrote the abolitionist novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin." His son, Henry Ward Beecher, supported a woman's right to vote and was famous for denouncing government corruption and slavery. His name was Lyman Beecher, and he died this day, Jan. 10, 1863. A renowned New England clergyman, Lyman Beecher wrote: "If this nation is, in the providence of God, destined to lead the way in the moral and political emancipation of the world, it is time she understood her ... calling. ... For mighty causes ... are rushing with accumulating power to their consummation of good or evil."