Ezra Stiles Gannett
The grandson of Yale University president Ezra Stiles, he was graduated from Harvard College, and in 1824 he began working for the Federal Street Church; he remained with the congregation for the duration of his career. In 1861 he moved with his congregation to a new building, the Arlington Street Church in Back Bay. He was also associated with the American Unitarian Association. "He was a Unitarian of the more conservative type, an excellent preacher, and an ardent reformer." Gannett is buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery. He was the great-grandfather of author Ruth Stiles Gannett.
- Ezra Stiles Gannett, Unitarian Minister in Boston, 1824-1871: A Memoir, p. 11.
- New international encyclopedia, 2nd ed., v.9. NY: Dodd, Mead and Co., 1915; p.453.
- W.C. Gannett, 1893; p.414.
- WorldCat. Gannett, Ezra S. (Ezra Stiles) 1801-1871
-  Marilynn Munoz genealogy site, retrieved December 26, 2014
- Works by Gannett
- Relation of the North to slavery: A discourse preached in the Federal Street Church. 1854.
- A discourse delivered in the meetinghouse on Church Green: Boston, on Monday, March 20, 1854, at the funeral of the late Rev. Alexander Young, D.D., pastor of the New South Church. Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Co., 1854.
- National Commercial Convention: a discourse delivered in the Arlington-street Meeting-house, in Boston, on Sunday, Feb. 16, 1868.
- Works about Gannett
- Ezra Stiles Gannett, D.D. New York Times, August 28, 1871; p. 4.
- Calvin Lincoln. A discourse on the life and character of Rev. Ezra Stiles Gannett, D.D., delivered in the meeting-house of the first parish in Hingham. 1871.
- James Freeman Clarke. Memorial and biographical sketches. 1878.
- William Channing Gannett. Ezra Stiles Gannett, Unitarian minister in Boston, 1824-1871: a memoir. Boston: Roberts Bros., 1875. 3rd ed., American Unitarian Association, 1893.
- Samuel Atkins Eliot. Heralds of a liberal faith, Volume 3. 1910.
- Stuart Twite. Ezra Stiles Gannett. Unitarian Universalist Historical Society. Retrieved 12 January 2010.