Nathan Hale

Nathan Hale (1755 - 1776)

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Captain Nathan Hale
Born in Coventry, Tolland, Connecticutmap
Ancestors ancestors
[spouse(s) unknown]
Died in New York, New York, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 27 Mar 2011
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Categories: Knowlton's Rangers, Continental Army, American Revolution | Died in Military Service, United States of America, American Revolution | Spies and Traitors | American Revolution | NSSAR Patriot Ancestors | Connecticut Notables.

Nathan Hale was a Black Sheep and an accused spy or traitor
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Captain Nathan Hale participated in the American Revolution
Nathan Hale is an NSSAR Patriot Ancestor.
NSSAR Ancestor #: P-172588
Rank: Captain, Spy


Nathan Hale is Notable.

Nathan Hale was a soldier for the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He volunteered for an intelligence-gathering mission in New York City but was captured by the British and executed. He is probably best remembered for his purported last words before being hanged: "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country." Hale has long been considered an American hero and, in 1985, he was officially designated the state hero of Connecticut.


  • Source: Births, Marriages, Baptisms, and Deaths of Coventry, Conn. (Link)
  • Source: Wikipedia Link, accessed Aug 26, 2017
  • Source: Glogster Biographical Information, accessed Aug 26, 2017
  • Source: Nathan Hale-A True American Martyr
  • Source: Revolutionary War Graves Register. Clovis H. Brakebill, compiler. 672pp. SAR. 1993. Also SAR Revolutionary War Graves Register CD. Progeny Publishing Co: Buffalo, NY. 1998
  • Source: Pease, John Chauncey & Niles, John Milton. A Gazetteer of the States of Connecticut and Rhode-Island (William S. Marsh, 1819) Page 292
  • Source: Johnston, Henry P. (editor).Knowlton's Rangers. The Record of Connecticut Men in the Military and Naval Service during the War of the Revolution 1775-1783. Hartford, 1889.
  • Source: "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906," database, FamilySearch (Link: 3 December 2014), Nathan Hale, 06 Jun 1755; citing ; FHL microfilm unknown.
  • Source: "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934," database, FamilySearch (Link: 3 December 2014), Nathan Hale, 22 Sep 1776; citing New York City, reference p 66; FHL microfilm 3,331.
  • Source: Find A Grave: Memorial #2306 Retrieved Aug 26, 2017. , possible burial site

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On 23 Jul 2017 at 08:01 GMT Lora (Kartchner) Eckler wrote:

His 3rd great grandfather, John Strong is my 9th great grandfather.

On 2 Feb 2015 at 21:40 GMT Sheri Havens wrote:

Hale was part of "The Culper Ring" which was aspy ring founded by George Washington.

On 25 Oct 2013 at 13:10 GMT Rob Stafford Jr wrote:

I suggest that one of the editors update the biography to make clear that this is the Revolutionary War hero.

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