Enoch Hale

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Enoch Hale (1733–1813) was born in Rowley, Massachusetts on November 28, 1733. He and his brother Nathan Hale (not the famous spy of the same name in the American Revolution) would move to Rindge, New Hampshire as young men. During the French and Indian War Enoch Hale served in the New Hampshire Provincial Regiment in 1755 and 1757-1758. Enoch Hale was the 1st magistrate in the town of Rindge. During the American Revolutionary War Colonel Enoch Hale led the 15th New Hampshire Militia Regiment at the Battle of Bennington and Battle of Rhode Island in 1778. In 1785 he built the 1st bridge over the Connecticut River. Colonel Enoch Hale died April 9, 1813 in Grafton, Vermont.