Robert Hale 10th great grandfather on RootsMagic tree.
Robert Hale came to America in 1630, maybe with the Winthrop Fleets. He married Joanna (maybe last name Cutter) they had children and settled in Charlestown, Massachusetts. Joanna and Robert were founding members of the Charlestown Church of Christ, Robert was a Deacon. He was admitted to the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company. History of the military company, volume 1 page 137 at HathiTrust
He wrote his will on June 26, 1647 and his estate was settled December 27, 1659 with an inventory. He owned books, a big thing in 1659. ”My will is that my sons be brought up in learning and then be put to such trades, my daughters Mary and Joanna the remaining parts, pastor may have next swarm of bees”. Robert’s lands included farms, orchards, meadows, livestock and bees. His son John was the minister at Beverly who first supported then condemned the Salem witch trials. Further down this branch is Nathan Hale the Am. Revolution spy executed by the British.
Robert Hale (1607 – 1659)
Mary Hale (1639 – 1696)
William Wilson (1660 – 1732)
Mary Wilson (1690 – 1759)
Samuel Connable (1717 – 1796)
Elizabeth Connable (1757 – 1821)
Samuel Newcomb (1794 – 1879)
William Newcomb Gaines (1825 – 1907)
Mary Ella Gaines (1855 – 1917)
William Miller (1879 – 1949)
Faber W Miller (1905 – 1957)