Hale, Nathan [cenotaph] b. June 6, 1755 d. September 22, 1776 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...[Read More] Nathan Hale Cemetery, Coventry, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA Plot: Possibly Buried here?
Irwin, Benoni b. 1840 d. August 26, 1896 Portrait Painter. Against the objections of his Quaker parents, Benoni Burdeau Irwin moved to Toronto where he spent all his spare time copying art from the collection of the educational museum at the Toronto Normal School. He studied art at the National Academy in New York City. One of his school projects, a chalk study of wrestlers, was exhibited in the 1866 annual exhibition which was an unusual honor for a student. He also studied in Rome and in Paris under Emile-August Carolus-Duran. He...[Read More] (Bio by: RosalieAnn) Nathan Hale Cemetery, Coventry, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA
Root, Jesse b. December 28, 1736 d. March 29, 1822 US Congressman. In 1756, he graduated from Princeton College, was ordained as a minister and preached from 1758 to 1763. He studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Hartford, Connecticut in 1763. During the Revolutionary War, he served as a Lieutenant Colonel and Adjutant General in the Continental Army. In 1778 he was elected to the Second Continental Congress and served until 1782. In 1785, he was appointed Connecticut State Attorney, appointed a judge of the superior...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Nathan Hale Cemetery, Coventry, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA