21 Mar. 1763–11 Jan. 1839. Farmer, hunter, innkeeper. Born in Waterbury, New Haven Co., Connecticut. Son of Reuben Hale and Diantha Ward. Member of Methodist church. Moved to Wells, Albany Co., New York (later in Rutland Co., Vermont), ca. 1771, to live with maternal grandfather, Arah Ward. Served in Revolutionary War, beginning 1780. Married Elizabeth Lewis, 20 Sept. 1790, in Wells. Moved to Willingborough Township (later in Harmony), Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania, 1791. Likely died at Harmony (later in Oakland).