Nathan Hale, who was hanged by the British in New York City in 1776, was never married and never had children. While historians have linked Hale to several women, including Elizabeth Adams, there is no conclusive evidence that he ever seriously considered marriage.
Elizabeth Adams, the niece of Nathan Hale's landlord, wrote a remembrance of him after his death, but not much is known of their romance, and she married another man in 1775. Nathan Hale was a teacher who joined the militia in Connecticut and later went to Boston and New York. He became a spy for George Washington and was arrested by the British in 1776, who caught him with intelligence information and sentenced him to death.