Sarah Preston Everett was born 5 September 1796 in Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States to Oliver Everett (1752-1802) and Lucy Hill (1768-1824) and died 14 November 1866 in Brookline, Massachusetts, United States of unspecified causes. She married Nathan Hale (1784-1863) 2 September 1815 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Ancestors are from the United States.

Sarah Preston Everett was the daughter of Oliver Everett, minister of New South Church in Boston.

After the death of her father when she was six years old, Sarah's brothers, editor and diplomat Alexander Hill Everett and clergyman and orator Edward Everett, took charge of her education. In his book Memories of a Hundred Years, Sarah's son Edward Everett Hale wrote, "so little had schools to do with [her] education, that I any of her school teachers."

At age twelve, she was introduced by her brother Alexander to his friend and fellow teacher at Exeter Academy, Nathan Hale (1784-1863), the nephew of American patriot Nathan Hale (1755-1776). They married in 1816. A regular contributor to her husband's newspaper, the Boston Daily Advertiser, Sarah P.E. Hale wrote book reviews and was its French editor.

Her son, Edward Everett Hale (1822-1909), remembered seeing his mother, "rock the cradle in which reposed his sister...while (Daniel)Webster and Judge Story dictated to her speeches that were to appear in her husband's paper."

She also wrote juvenile biographies of Spanish explorers for the school library and several other books and stories for children.


Offspring of Nathan Hale and Sarah Preston Everett (1796-1866)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Sarah Everett Hale (1817-1851)
Nathan Hale (1818-1871)
Lucretia Peabody Hale (1820-1900) 2 September 1820 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States 12 June 1900 Belmont, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Edward Everett Hale (1822-1909) 3 April 1822 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States 10 June 1909 Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States Emily Baldwin Perkins (1829-1914)

(male) Hale (1824-1824)
Alexander Hale (1825-1826)
Susan Hale (1827-1833)
Alexander Hale (1829-1850)
Charles Hale (1831-1882) 7 June 1831 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States 1 March 1882 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Susan Hale (1833-1910) 5 December 1833 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States 17 September 1910 Matunuck, Washington County, Rhode Island, United States
Jane Hale (1837-1838)

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