Nathan Hale: Yale 1773 :: Curator: Richard E. Mooney mssa exhibition

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Hale’s Life In Connecticut: Coventry, East Haddam, New London
Alice Adams
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Nathan's step-sister: Were they engaged?
After the death of Nathan's mother, when he was 12, his father married a widow with her own family. Alice Adams was one of her daughters. It has been said that Nathan was engaged to marry her - and said with equal conviction that he was not. After his death she inherited his army notebook and kept a diary in the unused pages.There are no surviving letters between them, but she did get letters from Enoch Hale indicating more than a passing interest. She was twice married and twice widowed.