Captain HALE Nathan

Captain HALE Nathan[1]

Male 1755 - 1776  (21 years)

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  • Name HALE Nathan 
    Prefix Captain 
    Born 6 Jun 1755  Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    _UID D0660D38EB9ED5118A06444553540000AAF4 
    Died 22 Sep 1776  New York City, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Aft 22 Sep 1776  Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address:
    Nathan Hale Cemetery 
    Captain Nathan Hale monument
    Captain Nathan Hale monument
    Notes 
    • Revolutionary War Captain, Spy. Captured by British troops and executed 2 days later. Nathan Hale was born in Coventry, Connecticut, on June 6, 1755. When little more than twenty-one years old, he was hanged by order of General William Howe, as a spy in the City of New York on September 22, 1776. Nathan Hale's father was Richard Hale, who had emigrated to Coventry from Newbury, Massachusetts, in 1746 and had married Elizabeth the daughter of Joseph Strong. By her he had twelve children of whom Nathan was the sixth. On September 14, 1775 they were ordered by Washington to Cambridge. They were placed on the left wing of his army and made their camp at the foot of Winter Hill. Hale was seized and examined. Hidden in the soles of his shoes were his memoranda, in the Latin Language. They compromised him at once. He was carried on board the frigate and sent to New York the same day, well guarded. Hale landed while the city was in terror of the great conflagration of September 21st. In that the fire nearly a quarter of the town was burned down. Hale was taken to General Howe's head-quarters and there met his doom. Howe at once ordered that he should be hanged the next morning. Hale was confined for the night of September 21st in the greenhouse of the garden of Howe's head-quarters. Hale was marched out by a guard and hanged upon an apple-tree in Rutger's orchard. The place was near the present intersection of East Broadway and Market Streets. Cunningham asked him to make his dying "speech and confession." "I only regret," he said, "that I have but one life to lose for my country."
    Person ID I3262  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 25 Feb 2019 

    Father Deacon HALE Richard, Sr.,   b. 28 Feb 1716, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1802, Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother STRONG Elisabeth,   b. 2 Feb 1727, Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1767, Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married Bef 1747  Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F1239  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Jun 1755 - Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Sep 1776 - New York City, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Nathan Hale Cemetery - Aft 22 Sep 1776 - Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut
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  • Photos
    Nathan Hale
    Nathan Hale

    Documents
    Deacon Richard Hale letter
    Deacon Richard Hale letter

  • Sources 
    1. [S3808] Internet-Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial #2306 8/10/2001.

    2. [S3808] Internet-Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial #38079190 [6/8/2009].