Beach, James a Congregational minister, was born at Winchester, Conn. He graduated from Williams College in 1804, and studied theology under Rev. Asahel Hooker; was ordained pastor in Winsted, Conn., in 1805, resigned his charge in 1843, and died June 10, 1850, aged seventy years. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, ii, 319.