Rev. Benjamin Hale1

b. 23 November 1797, d. 15 July 1863
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Family Background:
Fairfield and Allied Families
     Rev. Benjamin Hale was born on 23 November 1797.2 He was the son of Thomas Hale.2 He married Mary Caroline King, daughter of Cyrus King and Hannah Storer, on 9 April 1823.2 He died on 15 July 1863 in Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts, at age 65.2
     Reverend Hale graduated at Bowdoin College in 1818, and after teaching a year at Saco Academy entered Andover Theological Seminary and was licensed to preach in Jan. 1822. He became a tutor in geometry and natural philosophy at Bowdoin, and from 1823 to 1827 was principal of the Lyceum at Gardiner, Me. He was a professor of chemistry at Dartmouth, became an Episcopalian and took orders in that church, was at one time president of Hobart College at Geneva, New York. He became distinguished for his devotion to science.3

Children of Rev. Benjamin Hale and Mary Caroline King


  1. [S707] John King of Boston MA, online
  2. [S732] W.H. Smith, "Hon. Cyrus King and some of his Family Connections", Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder 1:4 (1884): 209.
  3. [S732] W.H. Smith, "Cyrus King" 1:4:209, 210.
  4. [S732] W.H. Smith, "Cyrus King" 1:4:210.