Born: Oc­to­ber 24, 1788, New­port, New Hamp­shire.

Died: Ap­ril 30, 1879, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Buried: Laur­el Hill Cem­e­te­ry, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

A mem­ber of the Pro­test­ant Epis­co­pal de­nom­in­a­tion, Sarah mar­ried law­yer Da­vid Hale (?-1822). She ed­it­ed The La­dies’ Mag­a­zine (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts) from 1828, and Go­dey’s La­dy’s Book (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia) from 1837. The se­cu­lar world re­mem­bers her best per­haps for her po­em “Mary Had a Lit­tle Lamb,” first pub­lished in Ju­ve­nile Mis­cel­lany. Her other works in­clude:



  1. Our Father in Heaven